Jay-Z

JAY-Z SELLS OUT ALEXANDRA PALACE IN “15 SECONDS” – (ACCORDING TO LIVE NATION)

Live Nation and Roc Nation announced this morning that tickets for Jay-Z’s up and coming show at London’s Alexandra Palace sold out in “15 seconds”. Via Live Nation Live Nation and Roc Nation are delighted to announce that JAY-Z ‘s show at Alexandra Palace in London on Wednesday 4th November, has SOLD OUT this morning in an amazing record breaking 15 seconds. This marks his second record sell out show in London in a matter of weeks. I don’t doubt that the tickets sold out relatively quickly but in []

VIDEO: OPRAH INTERVIEWS JAY-Z

Yes that’s right Jay-Z AGAIN!!!! The man has taken over the airwaves, TV, the Internet, and entire countries with his latest promotional blitz! It’s actually quite strange…… Jay also teaches Oprah how to freestyle….. *rolls eyes*

VMA’S 2009 – JAY-Z AND ALICIA KEYS – ‘ EMPIRE STATE OF MIND’

Rapper Lil Mama appearing from out of nowhere towards the end – HILARIOUS!!!! Lil Mama then went on to apologise to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. She said,  “I did not mean any disrespect towards Jay-Z or Alicia Keys. I admire them and look up to them as role models,” Lil Mama told MTV News after the incident. “ ‘Empire State of Mind’ had my emotions running high. In that moment, I came onstage to celebrate my two icons singing about N.Y.”

JAY-Z, WILL SMITH BACK $11 MILLION FELA KUTI PLAY

Via Allhiphop.com Rappers Jay-Z and Will Smith are among the investors in a Broadway play about the life of Nigerian singer/activist Fela Kuti. The heavyweight Hip-Hop duo are backing an $11 million dollar production of Bill. T. Jones’ musical “Fela,” which will open in November. The original version of the play opened off-Broadway last September, starring actor Sahr Ngaujah, who will reprise his critically acclaimed role as Fela Kuti. Financial concerns due to the recession briefly halted production of the play, which []

UK EVENT: JAY-Z TO PERFORM AT THE ROUNDHOUSE

This news has made my day. This is going to be the best September EVER!!! First Jay’s highly anticipated album Blue Print 3 drops on September 11th (US), September 14th (UK), then there’s the benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, and now news has just filtered through that the great man is about to bless London Town on September 17th. Via Pinboard Blog Jay-Z will be playing the Roundhouse in Camden Town on September 17th 2009. Tickets go on sale this Friday ( September 4th). Click []

JAY-Z APPEARS ON BILL MAHER

              Jay-Z sat down with Bill Maher several nights ago and talked about Hip Hop, ‘rap beef’ and his music. So basically said nothing that I haven’t heard come out of his mouth before. Then a FAWNING Maher presents Jay with a thick hardcover book (as thick as the Bible), of every lyric to every song he’s ever released. How unbelievably EXTRA! I feel sorry for the intern who was lumbered with the job of having to compile  the lyrics to each []

NEW MUSIC: JAY-Z FT DRAKE – ‘OFF THAT’

Taken from Jay-Z’s “HIGHLY ANTICIPATED” forthcoming album ‘Blue Print 3’, the single ‘Off That’ produced by Timbaland is actually quite good. For some reason it takes me back to the Jay of old. I like it and will give it the thumbs up. Anyway click HERE to listen. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

VIDEO: JAY-Z FT RIHANNA & KANYE WEST – ‘RUN THIS TOWN’

The video to Jay-Z’s new single Run This Town featuring Rhianna and Kanye West premiered on MTV worldwide today. I just watched the video and the amount of hype being generated by Jay’s label and MTV leading up to the premiere was in my humble opinion – UNNECESSARY! Run This Town isn’t particularly spectacular and the warrior/Armageddon theme that runs through the video isn’t exactly original. So why all the fuss, anticipation and countless teasers? Oh stupid question! It’s because it’s a “mighty Hov” production. I am old enough to remember when []