Beyonce and Hov are, “Drunk In Love,” for her latest single which is showcased on her new self-titled surprise album, BEYONCE. The catchy number finds Queen Bey seducing the camera and playing in the sand along with JAY Z who shows up to deliver an impressive verse. The duo also have fun and get a little raunchy and explicit but in the end it’s always about unconditional love with these two. Check out the new black and white visual from the veteran singer.
Timbaland liberates a new lyric inpsired music video for his single, “Know Bout Me,” featuring JAY Z, Drake and James Fauntleroy. Follow along as the visual showcases a woman walking around what appears to be an old church in search of something unknown. As the camera follows her along from room to room, the song’s lyrics flash and pop-up everywhere around the screen. After a thorough search and a bit of praying, the final scene finds the young lady grabbing and holding a thick textbook that reads “T. Mosely.”
JAY Z took to his Life+Times site to share a photo that depicts his personal belief of where he feels his past albums currently rank at. Take a look as Hov celebrates his 44th birthday today and also serves up some short commentary on each project.
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)
MMG’s newest signee, Fat Trel, sits down with Peter Parker and opens up about how he was able to land a deal with Rick Ross. Trel makes it clear that the ink is dry on his contract and shares with listeners that Rozay took a liking to the way he’s able to attract a female audience and stay true to himself at the same time. Fat Trel also shares with Parker details on recently meeting JAY Z and being surprised by how much of a regular person he is.
Revolt TV catches up with everyone from Young Chris to Pharrell and gets their thoughts on JAY Z’s classic LP, The Black Album. Watch as Just Blaze, 9th Wonder and several other collaborators celebrate the project’s 10th anniversary and explain what it was like to be a part of something so special. Other friends like DJ Khaled and Irv Gotti also show up to speak on what the album meant to them and its significant impact on Hip Hop.
Just Blaze sits down with Revolt TV to break down how JAY Z’s “Public Service Announcement” came about and made the final cut of The Black Album. Watch as the super producer explains how he made the instrumental at during a mixing session at Battery Studios in only 10 minutes and brought it to JAY Z. Though technically the album was already considered completed, Blaze reflects on Hov scrapping “Looking At My S. Dot’s” off the project and replacing it with “Public Service Announcement.”
Revolt TV links up with 9th Wonder to get a full detailed break down on his contributions to JAY Z’s “Threats” which is featured on the New York native’s classic LP, The Black Album. 9th looks back after 10 years and speaks on Hov bringing him the idea to sample R. Kelly’s “A Woman’s Threat” with only 25 minutes to work. The former Little Brother DJ-producer opens up about the added pressure he faced with people like Freeway and Cedric The Entertainer coming in and out of the studio at the time. 9th Wonder also enlightens viewers and explains that JAY Z put together his album in only a month.
Timbaland finally unveils his new single “Know About Me” which features Drake, JAY Z and singer James Fauntleroy. Backed by some crazy keys and pounding bass courtesy of Timbo, the club banger showcases Drizzy’s rhymes and Fauntleroy’s smooth vocals while Hov barely says a few words in the intro. “Know About Me” is set to make the final tracklist for Timbaland’s upcoming album, Textbook Tim.
JAY Z has remained quiet on the ongoing investigation concerning Barney’s New York which is accused of allegedly racial profiling customers. The public has been patiently waiting to see if Hov would address the matter and break his silence especially since no announcement to cancel his upcoming collaborative holiday collection with the retail giant had been issued. However, the hip hop mogul finally took to his Life+Times website to release an official statement and confirm that his plans with Barney’s will be moving forward. Check out JAY Z’s statement below.
In the past several weeks two separate investigations were launched as a result of the wrongful detention of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips. My team has been privy to the status of the Barneys third party consultant investigation. In continuing our research, we also contacted the New York State Attorney General’s office for the status of their investigation into both Barneys and Macy’s. Those findings are not yet available.
While I await the findings of the Attorney General’s Office, I have agreed to move forward with the launch of BNY SCC collection under the condition that I have a leadership role and seat on a council specifically convened to deal with the issue of racial profiling. I am in a unique position to use my voice to affect change to this disturbing issue. The easy position would have been to walk away and leave policy making to others hoping that someone addresses the problem. I will not leave the outcome to others. I will take this into my own hands with full power to recommend, review and revise policies and guidelines moving forward. I am choosing to take this head on.
As I previously stated, the collaboration with Barneys has always been about giving and The Shawn Carter Foundation. From this collection, the Foundation will receive not only 25% of sales, it will now receive the additional 75% of Barneys’ sales, totalling 100% of all sales from BNY SCC. Along with 100% of sales from the collaboration, the Foundation will receive an additional 10% of all retail sales from Barneys New York stores nationwide and Barneys.com on November 20th. – Shawn “JAY Z” Carter
Fuse TV catches up with Rick Ross for a one-on-one interview to let the boss speak on his upcoming Mastermind LP and more. The MMG general explains to viewers that his sound on the album will embody a flamboyant and Liberace type of style rather than a soulful one like his past releases. In fact, Rozay reassures fans that this will be his best work yet to date. As the conversation continued, Ricky gives insight into his relationship with JAY Z, touches on their collaborative track titled “The Devil Is A Lie” and shares his thoughts on the current state of Hip Hop.