Posts Tagged ‘jay-z’


December 29, 2007

Resigning from Def Jam doesn’t worry Jay-Z but this one might.

The hip hop mogul’s new Las Vegas club reportedly failed to pass a health and safety inspection leaving his New Year’s Eve plans in disarray.

The boyfriend of R&B singer Beyonce Knowles was due to ring in the New Year at the latest branch of his upscale sports bar, The 40/40 Club, but the L.V. venue’s opening will most probably be delayed after the surprising setback.

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton cites a source as saying, “Unless Jay-Z and his team miraculously come up with certain licenses and certificates by Sunday, then they won’t be ablt to go on with their New Year’s Eve party plans.”

And if that happens, then the rapper superstar will be forced to refund all tickets to the club’s grand opening


Fabolous – Roc Boys Freestyle

December 19, 2007


The Roc Boys Ending? Listen To Hot 97 Interview

December 16, 2007

DJ SKEE Presents: American Godfather

December 12, 2007

Peep the track that URB Magazine got the exclusive on here Now we know who was behind that Youtube video


December 10, 2007

This was sent to us from someone calling themselves 2A…no details…guess we’ll have to wait and see.

DJ Skee remixing American Gangster??

December 7, 2007

Just peeped this over at…A source inside Black Wall Street/Power 106 DJ Skee’s camp confirms that he’s working on an American Gangster remix project with Warren Campbell, DJ Reflex, Terrace Martin, EP and a few names that are too big to announce without 100% confirmation. The buzz from this joint should be damn-near visible. We’ll be sure to give you more information and probably a few cuts from this record as they become available.Read the entire article here 

Jay-Z Makes “Excessive” Demands to Def Jam

December 6, 2007

Jay-Z‘s Def Jam contract expires at the end of this month but renewal negotiations between the mogul and parent company, Universal Music, have reportedly reached an impasse.

“He wanted big, big money that was way out of sync with the realities of today’s record business,” a source told the New York’s Daily News.

“People have lost count of how many times he’s come out of retirement,” the source said. “Everybody knows he’s not around the office much. Everybody at Universal loves him, but they can’t justify paying him the money he wants when so many people have been laid off.”

In light of the little time Jay’s been spending on tour, Island/Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid and his boss, Doug Morris, are said to have found Jay’s demands “excessive.”

But friends of Hov rebuffed the claim that Reid and Morris have had it with Jay, saying, “They are still actively negotiating,”

One person close to Jay said, “The talks will continue when [Hov] returns to New York. They still have a ways to go before a decision.”

The rapper-turned-CEO recently celebrated his 38th birthday in Paris.

Former Jay-Z Associate De-Haven Says Jay-Z Is Trying To Get Him Hurt

December 3, 2007

When will he shut up? After being called out in “No Hook” off American Gangster, De-Haven gives another interview, surprise surprise.

Did you and Jay sell drugs together?No, he ain’t do much selling drugs. I did all that work. He was just a good dude to be around. He was one of my best friends. I taught him some things, but I mainly kept him from being out on the street a lot. Whatever was mine was his. So, we shared clothes, we shared a whole bunch of stuff. We had sex with the same women plenty of times. We both got burnt! We had the drip. My mom took him to the clinic. My mom also got him out of jail.

Does Jay exaggerate his drug-dealing in his songs?I’m telling you he overexaggerates. He was there to see things, but doing some big-time Frank Lucas–type thing? No. He nickled and dimed, but nothing on a major scale. He definitely didn’t sell nothin’ in Marcy. Spanish Jose, who he mentions a lot [in his songs], was a friend of mine. Jay didn’t have no affiliation to Spanish Jose.

When he talks about you on “No Hook,” is he accusing you of snitching?I think he’s talking about the way I went about this YouTube project [and not about snitching]. But he’s into subliminal messages, so [I think] he’s trying to get me hurt. That goes beyond disrespect. He’s getting my safety involved. I can’t believe my own daughter’s godfather is trying to get me hurt. But it won’t work. Being that I’ve been in prison a lot of times, a lot of people know my credibility. They know I went all the way to trial with my federal case, and I won.


Dame Dash & Biggs Re-Release “Reasonable Doubt” Online

November 28, 2007

Since Jay pulled his album off iTunes, guess who decided to put RD on it?

The decision to use TuneCore to re-release Reasonable Doubt was based on the way it handled music from Jay-Z in the past, said executive Kareem “Biggs” Burke.

Considered as one of Hip-Hop’s all-time classic albums, Reasonable Doubt marked the official arrival of Jay-Z on the rap scene.

The Roc-A-Fella Records release, which originally hit stores on June 25, 1996, has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

It earned five mics from The Source magazine as well as critical praise from Rolling Stone and Blender magazines.

Both publications ranked Reasonable Doubt among their top 500 albums of all time.


BBC NYC Flagship Store Opens With Pharrell, Jay-Z, Nigo, & More In Attendance

November 28, 2007


Video: Entire Jay-Z Concert

November 25, 2007

On MSN, click here to watch it! Make sure you have 90 mins free…

Jay-Z To Release Instrumental & Acapella Versions Of American Gangster

November 19, 2007

The instrumental free American Gangster will be available on Hov’s born day – December 4 – the same date as releases from Ghostface Killa, Wyclef Jean and DJ Drama.
Hov previously released an a cappella version of 2003’s The Black Album which eventually helped launch Gnarls Barkley producer Danger Mouse into the spotlight.
Danger Mouse was among a number of DJ’s and producers to use the acappella for a mashup – his project The Grey Album set Jigga’s vocals over unauthorized samples from The Beatles.
The a cappella version of The Black Album spawned numerous remix albums, including Hov’s collaboration with Linkin Park for Collision Course, the Mike Shinoda-produced set that remains the only Black Album remix to get an official stamp of approval from Jay-Z.
It’s still too early to guess how producers and DJ’s will put the American Gangster a cappella’s to use, but with December 4 right around the corner time will soon tell.


We Told Ya Last Week, Now Its Official

November 15, 2007

Jadakiss is on Roc-A-Fella

Full Soundscan Charts

November 15, 2007

1 * JAY-Z AMERICAN GANGSTER 424,959 999 898 425,861
2 EAGLES LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN 359,261 -49 710,946 1,070,207
3 * BROOKS*GARTH ULTIMATE HITS 351,793 999 394 352,242
4 * BROWN*CHRIS EXCLUSIVE 294,498 999 522 295,034
5 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE CARNIVAL RIDE 120,771 -29 170,100 818,397
6 * GROBAN*JOSH NOEL 115,562 52 76,142 379,067
7 SPEARS*BRITNEY BLACKOUT 86,639 -70 289,712 376,687
8 * SWIFT*TAYLOR TAYLOR SWIFT 67,555 156 26,386 1,517,737
9 * ANGELS & AIRWAVES I-EMPIRE 66,478 999 94 66,583
10 * CASSIDY B.A.R.S. THE BARRY ADRIAN REES 63,156 999 166 63,323
11 * HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 SOUNDTRACK 58,547 16 50,659 2,038,312
12 * MCENTIRE*REBA REBA DUETS 55,385 44 38,546 775,546
13 * SUGARLAND ENJOY THE RIDE 55,285 112 26,087 1,424,474
15 * CAILLAT*COLBIE COCO 50,541 19 42,526 553,561
16 PLANT/KRAUSS RAISING SAND 50,437 -38 81,221 244,314
17 RASCAL FLATTS STILL FEELS GOOD 49,890 -6 53,212 1,042,450
19 TURNER*JOSH EVERYTHING IS FINE 45,076 -46 83,562 128,764
20 * HANNAH MONTANA 2: MEET MILEY C SOUNDTRACK 42,579 15 36,962 1,583,039
21 * COLE*KEYSHIA JUST LIKE YOU 38,528 11 34,741 577,994
22 KID ROCK ROCK N ROLL JESUS 35,447 -28 48,996 395,200
23 * POTTS*PAUL ONE CHANCE 35,303 382 7,321 127,970
24 * LITTLE BIG TOWN PLACE TO LAND 34,641 999 54 34,696
25 SOULJA BOY TELL’EM SOULJABOYTELLEM.COM 32,396 -5 34,129 301,447

Jay-Z Sells 433,000 Copies Of American Gangster (First Week)

November 14, 2007

Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella/IDJ album American Gangster, inspired by the box office smash of the same name, climbs to the top of the world, ma, on this week’s HITS Top 50 sales chart, with a total of 433k.

The rap mogul is just one of five newcomers to the Top 10, followed by Garth Brooks’ Pearl Records Ultimate Hits at #2 with 355k and Jive/ZLG terpsichorean Chris Brown’s Exclusive at #3, sporting 302k, with Suretone’s Angels & Airwaves at #8 and Full Surface/Ruff Ryders/J hip-hop star Cassidy at #10.


Jay-Z “This Shit Right Here” (Unreleased)

November 13, 2007

Didn’t make the album, hes performing it live….

Jay-Z Off iTunes

November 12, 2007

Jay-Z is retired. Yet, his new album “American Gangster,” is trying bigger than ever. But, it will never find its way onto iTunes, namely because Jay Hova doesn’t want the record parted out track-by-track. “Let me make it clear – I don’t have a problem with iTunes. It’s just our interests were not in line,” he said. “No one can dictate to an artist, any artist, how they should express themselves.” Not to argue with someone who’s found so much success, but wouldn’t an “Album Only” option on iTunes solve the problem?

Boy Genius Reports

Jay-Z With Charlie Rose

November 9, 2007

Big for Hip Hop!

Jay-Z Is Changing Roc-A-Fella’s name to Carter Boys Music

November 8, 2007

In an interview with VH1, Jay-Z discussed changing Rocafella Records into what he will now call CARTER BOYS MUSIC. Jay stated he will make a moderate transition from Rocafella to CARTER BOYS MUSIC and CARTER BOYS MUSIC will soon be what the company and its brands would be associated with now including music, publishing, clothing, etc. If you look at the American Gangster cd booklet, the producers, publishing, and features state in bold CARTER BOYS MUSIC.

Dame is gunna be pissed

Roc Boyz LIVE (Kanye & Jay-Z)

November 8, 2007

From American Gangster Tour, Chicago stop…