Shawn Carter

JAY Z OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES BARNEYS COLLECTION, CHARGES CUSTOMERS $2,590 FOR BOXER SHORTS

Shawn Carter aka Jay Z launched his controversial Barneys Christmas collection yesterday. Rolling Stone reports that the assortment of high-priced goods is available online. The “Shawn Carter Collection” includes a $695 cashmere ski mask, $2,590 boxing shorts, a $3,100 leather and suede wind breaker and, the most expensive item, a $58,000 Mollino crocodile jacket designed by Rick Owens. Carter and racial profiling Barneys have both stated that 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the ‘Shawn Carter Foundation’. The rapper/business/corporate puppy apparently INSISTED []

JAY Z STICKS WITH BARNEYS DEPARTMENT STORE DESPITE THEIR RACIAL PROFILING ANTICS

Well as expected the former waste man from Marcy Projects is falling in to line and has decided to still pursue his business relationship with those kings of racial profiling Barneys, all in the name of “charity”. Click here to read the original news report. Last night Shawn Carter aka Jay Z issued the following statement via his website: In the past several weeks two separate investigations were launched as a result of the wrongful detention of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips. []

MIAMI POLICE USE JAY-Z’S IMAGE IN ‘REPORT GANG ACTIVITY’ CAMPAIGN

Local authorities in Miami have created a banner (below) using two press photographs of the rapper Jay-Z (shot 10 years ago) in ‘report gang activity’ campaign. The images can also be viewed on their website. Via Rap Radar At present Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z gets on my last nerve (for a multitude reasons) BUT the Miami police department is wrong to use his image in this fashion. Plus isn’t this illegal??? I hope he sues their backsides.

ESQUIRE MAGAZINE UK (MAY 2010): THE JAY-Z NAUSEATING LOVEFEST CONTINUES

[Thanks Mikey] Jay-Z is featured in the May 2010 issue of Esquire Magazine UK – “Jay-Z  Why He’s  The CEO Of Cool”, and TV/radio personality Jonathan Ross has written an article about the rapper. The British mainstream media’s obsession with Jay is just nauseating! You have BBC Radio personality Jo Whiley who I always associate with the Indie Rock scene,  fawning, cooing and wetting herself over Jay and now Jonathan’s his biggest fan. To some Jay-Z is now the acceptable face of []

JAY-Z TO “WRITE” CANDID AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Rapper Jay-Z is apparently going to “write” a candid autobiography, which will cover his career and personal life. A source disclosed to The Mirror newspaper that, “It’s going to cover everything from his days on the streets as a drug dealer to his fairytale wedding to Bey. He’ll also be revealing his rapping secrets.” ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. So for the past 7/8 years Jay has been extra secrative about his private life, dodging questions like you would stray bullets, but now he wants to unlock the door []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: DC’S FINEST

Photograph: WireImage “His camel ass at parties wearing shades and s**t and people can’t even get water!! I guess he figures he did his part. …and he probably doesn’t care cause camels can go without water for a long time…” (My loyal visitor DCs Finest’s response after reading the news that Jay-Z received an award last night, for his “visionary leadership” of the ‘Water For Life’ project from the United Nations) In reality though DC and myself know that he did nothing.  Jay went to Africa, toured and made a []

JAY-Z RECEIVES GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

Rapper Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) received his Global Leadership Award last night (October 1st) at the ultra plush Waldorf Astoria in New York. He received the award for his visionary leadership of ‘Water For Life’ project, and for his partnership with the United Nations. I remember the ‘Water For Life’ project fronted by Jay. MTV covered the whole event. About a year and a half ago he embarked on a lucrative tour which covered Europe and then Africa. In Africa he ventured in to various poverty stricken regions with his []

DAMON DASH SUED OVER MISSED MORTGAGE PAYMENTS

Picture Source Hip-Hop entrepreneur Damon Dash is being sued by Eastern Savings Bank, for missing the monthly mortgage payments on a pair of Manhattan apartments. According to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Dash has failed the $78,504 monthly note for the apartments since January. Dash is in danger of losing the apartments, which are located in the trendy Sugar Warehouse and in the Atalanta. Dash, who founded Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z in 1996, also faces over $10,000 in late fees []