Posts Tagged ‘ Jay-Z ’

Are You A Producer Who Thinks They Know A Thing Or Two About ‘Reasonable Doubt’?


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All modern producers are quite well aware of the art of sampling. Some producers do it, while others are strictly against it.  But regardless of your view, some of the most iconic records in Hip Hop history were created using samples.  Check it out as VinRican showcases classic samples that were used on jay-z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ album.

 

Travel Art Featuring The ‘Rich And Famous’.


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Where Is DJ Mustard From?


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JAY Z’s Life+Times and vitaminwater® present the next episode of the new documentary series “Where I’m From.” This episode follows Los Angeles DJ and producer, DJ Mustard, detailing the success of Rack City and having to hustle by staying up all night to develop his production to continue releasing more hits. He discusses how his uncle inspired him to be a DJ, and taught him through doing house and yard work that you have to work for what you want.

Celebrity Oil Paintings.


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This collection of detailed oil paintings comes from the artist only known as “Hans”.  Hans hails from Bangkok, Thailand, and has an affinity for turning existing photos of celebrity faces, into custom portraits.  Check out some of his collection below.
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Beyonce Ft. Jay-Z – Drunk In Love


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New music video from Beyonce featuring Jay Z Drunk in Love, off her self-titled fifth solo studio album has been a hot topic on social media and one of the hottest videos off the visual album.

Rick Ross Ft. Jay-Z – The Devil Is A Lie


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Brand new single from Rick Ross “The Devil Is A Lie” featuring Jay-Z. Produced by KE On The Track. This will appear on Rick Ross upcoming album “Master Mind”, coming 2014.

Character Illustrations by Pablo Lobato


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Pablo Lobato is a graphic designer and illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Soon after finishing his studies, Pablo started working as a graphic designer for different magazines. This, however, only lasted five years, since total boredom drove him back to his first passion – illustrations. Today, Pablo has made quite a name for him self in Argentina where he lives and works. In Pablo’s portfolio there are clients such as New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, LA Times Magazine, LA Magazine, The New Republic, Boston Globe, Texas Monthly, Cosmopolitan Germany, Chief Executive, Flare, AARP, Paste Magazine, New York Daily News.

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Timbaland ft. Jay-Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy – Know Bout Me.


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Timbo previewed this a few times while touring Europe but today we get to hear full song featuring Jay-Z, Drake and James Fauntleroy. Off his upcoming album, Textbook Timbo album coming soon.

Jay Z – Holy Grail feat. Justin Timberlake Official Visual


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Director Anthony Mandler has produced the visuals to Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s new release “Holy Grail”, which comes from Carter’s twelfth studio album Magna Carta… Holy Grail. The video sees Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, and some cloth-covered women in an abandoned mansion and includes a slightly remixed version of the collaborative track. Prior to this, the American director had frequently collaborated with Rihanna and has produced videos for Eminem, Usher, Drake, M.I.A. and Lana Del Rey, amongst many others.

Forbes Highest Paid Electronic DJs of 2013


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Esteemed business magazine and infamous list makers Forbes have put together the 13 highest paid electronic music DJs of 2013, estimating their earning from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales, and external business ventures. While last year saw Tiesto top the list, bagging $22 million USD, this year sees Scottish producer Calvin Harris more than doubling that figure and netting a total of $46 million thanks to over 100 live shows at places like the Las Vegas megaclub Hakkasan (for which he received up to $200,000 per night). He also receives revenue from his songwriting work for megastars like Rihanna, meaning he ends up taking home even more money than the likes of Jay-Z and Katy Perry. How did he do it? “The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years,” he tells Forbes. “I happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

1. Calvin Harris – $46 million

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2. Tiësto – $32 million

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3. David Guetta – $30 million

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4. Swedish House Mafia – $25 million

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5. deadmau5 – $21 million

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6. Avicii – $20 million

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7. Afrojack – $18 million

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8. Armin van Buuren – $17 million

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9. Skrillex – $16 million (tie)

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10. Kaskade – $16 million (tie)

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11. Steve Aoki – $14 million

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12. DJ Pauly D – $13 million (tie)

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13. Diplo – $13 million (tie)

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Jay Z’s Performance Art Film Preview for Picasso Baby


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Having spent six hours filming in a Manhattan art gallery, Jay Z’s performance art film for “Picasso Baby” is set to premiere Friday August 2. As a first look at what’s to come, released was a 30 second trailer that gave a peek at the unconventional video, which is said to go beyond the realms of a music video and lean more so towards the territory of a short cinematic film. Citing his interpretation of concerts and performances as a form of performance art, the trailer provides a peek at the art space and fan enthusiasm that compose the film. Look for the debut on HBO on August 2.

Most Rappers Are Lying About Their Money


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From expensive clothes to gaudy chains and customized rides, wealth has always been a major talking point in the hip-hop community – especially in rap lyrics. As Jay-Z chides on Magna Carta… Holy Grail‘s “Versus” track, “The truth in my verses versus your metaphors about what your net worth is.” Thus, Businessweek recently launched an inside look into hip-hop’s dubious tales of extraordinary wealth. The results confirm Hov’s skepticism of rap’s tried-and-true rags-to-riches narrative – one in which Jay has taken part in the truest sense while others’ claims to a cache of prosperity are, in truth, mostly unrealized.Here, Businessweek hilariously ousts some of the industry’s worst offenders – and most “humble” lyricists – with a telling “Actual Wealth vs. Alleged Wealth” comparison.

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Client List


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Jay-Z founded his sports agency this year and has already made aggressive moves in the sports world. In a few months he has managed to develop a strong client list of powerful athletes. Jay-Z became a certified sports agent in June, 2013. Take a look at the star power in the Roc Nation Sports client list featuring Skylar Diggins of the Notre Dame,  Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants and more powerful athletes to come.

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Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ – 4 More (Commercial)


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After hearing about the upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail album with a three minute commercial at Game 5 of the NBA finals, Jay-Z took to the courts again to show the second installment of his commercial series with Samsung. This time, the 30 second commercial shows Jay-Z and Timbaland, warmed up and ready to crank out “4four more” tracks within a week of his album release deadline on July 4.

Jay-Z – Inside “Magna Carta Holy Grail”.


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During game five of the NBA Finals, Jay-Z aired a commercial announcing that on July 4, he’ll release a new album called Magna Carta Holy Grail, featuring collaborations from Pharrell, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Rick Rubin. JAY Z’s new album comes to Samsung Galaxy fans first. Be among the first million to download the app on June 24th and get the album free July 4th, three days before the rest of the world.

Jay-Z – Open Letter (Produced By Timaland & Swizz Beatz).


jay-z Jay-Z addresses the controversy over his trip to Cuba, the Brooklyn Nets and more in his new track “Open Letter”. Produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, this new track is both a far departure and a welcome addition to Hova’s music. Take a listen below.

Jay-Z Launches Sports Agency, Signs Robinson Cano


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In Jay-Z’s hit Run This Town, the rapper turned mogul proclaims, “This is Roc Nation, pledge your allegiance.” Now plenty of pro athletes will be doing just that. The entertainment company Roc Nation announced today that they will launch Roc Nation Sports, a full-service sports management company led by Jay-Z (aka Shawn Carter) and partnering with Creative Artists Agency. The group also announced the signing of Roc Nation Sports’ first client, New York Yankees All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano.

“Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years,” Jay-Z said in a statement.

The formation of the agency creates an array of branding opportunities for Roc Nation athletes, who could take advantage of the global cachet in the entertainment world that association with Jay-Z would bring. While the former agent/client partnership between a major rapper and athlete (Master P and Ricky Williams) didn’t work out, adding CAA to the fold gives Roc Nation an instant credibility that No Limit Sports never had. Roc Nation’s next move could be a jump into the NFL with New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz.

10 Memorable Celebrity Appearances In Super Bowl Ads


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With 30 seconds of Super Bowl ad time going for as much as $4 million, companies want to get the biggest bang for their buck. One way to do that? Get yourself a celebrity endorser; then put the person in a memorable situation that people will be talking about Monday morning. Psy (promoting Wonderful Pistachios), Amy Poehler (Best Buy), Kaley Cuoco (Toyota), Dwayne Johnson (“Got Milk?”) and Tracy Morgan (MiO Fit) are among this year’s most anticipated endorsers. To set the bar high, here are ten celebrity commercial appearances from past Super Bowls that had people talking well after the confetti fell.

Betty White for Snickers

The “Golden Girls” star has been everywhere the last few years — including movie roles, hosting “Saturday Night Live,” and getting her own primetime prank series on NBC. White credits one appearance for her career revival: a Snickers commercial during the 2010 Super Bowl. “That’s what really started the little surge,” the actress told AdAge in 2010, talking about the commercial where she and fellow elder actor Abe Vigoda get into a game of pickup football.

 

Jay-Z for Budweiser

For Budweiser Select, the company brought in football royalty Don Shula to square off against one of rap’s biggest stars. The two played a confusing-to-follow, futuristic, holographic football game that was shown on one of Hova’s flat-screen TVs. It’s good to know that even in the future, Jay-Z is still the coolest guy in the room, and two-time Super Bowl champ Shula is as competitive as ever.

 

Cindy Crawford for Pepsi

In 1992, which might have been the apex of Crawford’s modeling career, Pepsi used her to perfection in its Super Bowl spot. The beauty pulled up to a dusty gas station and purchased a Pepsi as some nearby boys stopped playing to lean on a fence and ogle … the new can design.

 

Matthew Broderick for Honda

Some fans were horrified when they found out Broderick was reprising the titular role from the ’80s classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” for a car commercial, but the postgame consensus was that the ad was pretty great. Honda said they packed in two dozen tributes to “Bueller” in the extended version of the ad, and while a CR-V might not be a Ferrari 250 GT California, it’s still fun to watch a professional hooky player at work.

 

Megan Fox for Motorola

Megan Fox taking a bubble bath? Not a terrible start to a commercial. What made the Motorola spot even more interesting was that they had to bring in a double — for the actress’s thumbs. Fox suffers from brachydactyly, a condition that results in clubbed thumbs.

 

David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey, and Jay Leno for “The Late Show with David Letterman”

Somehow kept under wraps until it hit the air was a 2010 meeting that improbably saw late-night rivals Letterman and Leno on the same couch as daytime queen Winfrey. Letterman and Leno’s feud goes back to the early ’90s when the two competed for the “Tonight Show” hosting gig, but it reheated when Letterman sided with Conan O’Brien in an ugly feud over NBC late-night positioning. But Letterman invited Winfrey (who had joined him in a 2007 ad) and Leno, and under a veil of secrecy that included Leno wearing a fake mustache in Manhattan, they pulled off the surreptitious taping and surprised America.

 

Michael J. Fox for Diet Pepsi

Pepsi used Michael J. Fox for a series of commercials in the ’80s, but the 1987 entry might be the best. Fox went to get his attractive new neighbor a soda, only to find that he had foolishly put an empty 2-liter bottle back in the fridge. This led to a madcap trek down a fire escape and across traffic in the pouring rain, with Fox finding that his quest wasn’t over just yet.

 

Britney Spears for Pepsi

In 2002, Pepsi wanted to showcase its generations of fans, so they had Spears — at the peak of her popularity — step into ads set in 1958 and the intervening years up to the present. The black-and-white spot of Spears singing and dancing in a soda fountain kicked off the night of commercials.

 

Justin Timberlake for Pepsi

In 2008, Pepsi got another former Mouseketeer in an ad, using the singer/actor/beloved “Saturday Night Live” host to promote Pepsi Stuff. The spot found Timberlake being pulled across town by a mysterious force and incorporated a whole lot of physical comedy and cameos by Andy Samberg and Tony Romo.

 

Eminem and Clint Eastwood for Chrysler

Chrysler went for a combination of grit and class in 2010 with “Imported from Detroit,” as Eminem drove through the Motor City, eventually joining a gospel choir onstage as they sang the opening notes of “Lose Yourself.” Two years later, Chrysler again had a unique take, this time with Eastwood discussing how it was halftime in America. The Eastwood ad generated a lot of interest, angering Karl Rove and spawning an “SNL” parody.

Justin Timberlake – Suit And Tie ft. JAY Z


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Timberlake’s new single, “Suit & Tie,” featuring Jay-Z, has already broken records. The song debuted at No. 14 on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart and broke the record for the most first-week plays on the radio in the chart’s 20-year history. “Suit” was played 6,045 times in between Jan. 14 and Jan. 21 and beat the previous record holder, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” that had 4,602 plays when it was debuted. “Suit & Tie” is Timberlake’s first release since “FutureSex/LoveSounds” in 2006. It gives you a taste of his new album, “The 20/20 Experience,” that was produced by Timbaland.

Beyonce’s Gift To Jay On His 43rd Birthday.


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Beyonce Knowles has bought her husband Jay Z a luxury diamond-encrusted Hublot Big Bang costing around $5 million as a present for his 43rd birthday.  The extraordinary timepiece, which has been dubbed The $5 Million Watch by Hublot due to its price, is set with 1,282 VVS G color diamonds.  The Big Bang was put on display at the BaselWorld show earlier this year and was said to be the most expensive watch exhibited at the show which is famous for its luxury timepieces.  

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Clique (Live Remix) – DJ Enferno


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Although I don’t normally sport too many other DJ’s on this site… (for obvious reasons), you have to recognize skill and talent when you see it.  Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Big Sean’s massive hit Clique is a brilliant song on its own, but sometimes a DJ remix is never a bad thing.  DJ Enferno has a masterful live remix that he uploaded online not too long ago, and the video is beyond note-worthy.  Check the method below.

Where I’m From: JAY Z Barclays Center Documentary


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In this short documentary, JAY Z’s Life+Times takes an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the creation of JAY Z’s Barclays Center opening concerts.

 

Misa Campo


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Misa Campo was born on the 23rd of January 1987 in Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Her father is Filipino and mother is Dutch. Misa has two sisters named Jen and Marie that she loves so much.  Misa started her career as a bartender at a nightclub and her boss suggested that she work Hot Import Night car shows. She is mostly known as a hot import girl appearing at auto shows and Hot Import Night events. The sexy Filipina has done several appearances in Maxim, AskMen, DragSport and a lot of other magazines. Her career also includes dancing go-go at hip-hop events. She was the face of Rocawear Canada (urban clothing label created by Damon Dash & Jay-Z).

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Pharrell Discusses Interviewing Jay-Z.


“If you look at like a Jay-Z for example, the thing that tore most people down is what he put on his back and sort of made it make sense, and set an example for what adversity is meant to do in our lifetime. So, it was cool to interview him because he is a living manifestation of my view, that is essentially everything is mind over matter, and with the right determination and the right skill-set, there’s no reason why you can’t figure it out. Then you find your purpose, and that’s a guy who’s found his purpose.”

Jay-Z Spits (And Decodes) A New Verse At The London Paralympics.


Jay-Z and Coldplay got together for the closing ceremonies of the London paralympics to play the new track “Paradise” take a listen to what Jay said about his verse.

 

The thought behind the verse is, anyone with a disability, just wants a sense of normality – that’s why they’re competing in these games. That was the idea to make the verse as inclusive for as many people, and to make it as normal as possible. It’s influenced by so many different things. There are parts that are influenced by Gabby Douglas, there are parts that are influenced by Ryan Lochte, and by Serena Williams.

It can relate to everybody. ‘You can take everything,’ means whether through some tragedy you lost a limb, like an arm or a leg. Or, it could be something like you lost the mortgage to your house. That’s pretty much the idea.’

I deserve a gold medal, get on my level/
I deserve platinum plaques, to match my bezel/
I walk around with five rings [“five rings” being the Olympic Rings], so pimpish/
Welcome to the/
It’s paradise, this is the story of Gabby/
It’s paradise, it’s paradise/
Tears in her eyes, she sacrificed, he sacrificed, she paid the price/
This is everything, everything she ever dreamed/
She had nightmares she wouldn’t be here, she made the team/
From the projects to the podium, accepting awards with my Rollie on/
Gettin’ Gold medals with my grill in [Ryan Lochte, obviously]/
C-walking, cause all they see is a villain [Serena, obviously]/
More belts than Phelps, Merry Christmas, my presence is felt/
Gold medals around my throat/
You can take everything, except the hope of reaching paradise.