Revolt TV catches up with producer 9th Wonder to get his thoughts on his “Threats” track which is featured on JAY Z’s classic LP, The Black Album. Speaking candidly with the camera, 9th reflects on being recruited by HOV to produce the track and shares details on the conversation the two shared when he learned that Cedric The Entertainer was going to be talking over the instrumental. In fact, 9th recalls the comedian telling JAY Z several times during their session to continue his career and to forget about retirement. Check out the preview to the latest episode of Revolt TV’s “The Gate.”
Revolt TV catches up with super producer, Just Blaze, and gets his thoughts on his contributions to JAY Z’s classic LP, The Black Album. Just decides to break down his creative direction on making the “Interlude” for Hov’s project. Check out Just speak on the song’s spacey vibe and reveals he’s the one who wrote the dialogue for the track and actually recorded the vocals.
Crooked I is back with a new song which finds the Long Beach native delivering a lyrical tirade over the instrumental to Hov’s “The Dynasty Intro.” The Slaughterhouse rapper decides to do things his way and serves up “The Shady Dynasty Freestyle” which finds the West Coast emcee spittin’ some introspective rhymes and demanding respect as he proclaims everything under the Shady umbrellas as untouchable. Take a listen to Crooked go in straight for close to three minutes.
Producer Hit-boy and Rap duo Audio Push catch up with DJ Skee for a candid interview to fill listeners in on everything they currently have in the works and more. Audio Push members Oktane and Pricetag give insight behind their new album Come As You Are and share their motivation for making it available to fans for completely free. Hit-Boy explains how the long-time affiliates eventually signed with his Hits Since ’87 imprint and details what it was like to win a GRAMMY for his work on JAY Z and Kanye West’s breakout song “Niggas In Paris.” Kendrick Lamar and the current state of West Coast Hip Hop also served as the topic of discussion but not before Hit-Boy reveals he’s currently collaborating with several big name artists and in the early stages of his upcoming album.
Rick Ross stops by Los Angeles radio station Power 106 to pay radio deejay Big Boy a visit on his morning show Big Boy’s Neighborhood. Take a look as Big Boy proposes the question of who he would choose to save from drowning in the ocean between DJ Khaled and JAY Z. With very little hesitation, the Miami native selects DJ Khaled and explains that JAY Z’s wealth and savvy business knowledge is in such a great place that his family is sure to be taken care of for life.
JAY Z officially kicked off his new world tour in Manchester, UK and treated the crowd to a nice live instrument rendition of his classic song “Dead Presidents II” before jumping into his latest verse on Drake’s “Pound Cake.” This is the first time the Roc Nation head honcho has performed the song in front of a live audience.
Vanity Fair showcases the cover to their upcoming November 2013 issue with none other than JAY Z. Jigga man poses for the camera with a slight smirk on his face and decked out in an all-white tuxedo and black bow tie. However, this isn’t the first time Hov has laced the cover of the magazine. Back in 2007 Shawn Carter and actor George Clooney were featured on the cover for their humanitarian work in Africa. CLICK HERE to read more.
JAY Z’s Life+ Times delivers a new video today with a behind-the-scenes conversation between J. Cole, Wale and 2 Chainz backstage at the “What Dreams May Come” tour. In the clip above, watch as Wale and 2 Chainz share a story of how they became good friends after riding around together with Quarterback Jacory Harris. Wale also breaks down the details of how he landed a deal with Maybach Music Group general Rick Ross.
Check out the live stream going down right now from Philadelphia for the 2013 Budwesier Music Festival. If you missed out and couldn’t attend the anticipated festival Youtube, Myspace and Spotify came together to bring viewers everywhere a live broadcast of the entire show. Tune in now as the festival is already under way! Below is the order of artists who will be performing over the weekend.
– August 31st –
Empire of the Sun
Walk The Moon
– September 1st –
Nine Inch Nails
Queens of the Stone Age
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Gaslight Anthem
Fitz & The Tantrums
Director Ron Howard and Showtime release a trailer to the upcoming Made In America documentary which goes behind-the-scenes and chronicles JAY Z’s groundbreaking festival. The film is set to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival going down next weekend and finally will hit the small-screen for viewers on October 11. Watch the sneak peek below to hear commentary from some of music’s biggest names on the importance of the festival and its significance.