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Nov 29, 2005
Nov 27, 2005
Promoting Unfinished Business (before R.Kelly saw ghosts, before 'Fade 2 Black' came out). That was a #1 album too! "Do Remember!" He was on TRL two weeks in a row, this is the first week. They play little 'TRL' games in both of them. I happen to like when they play games with Jay, you find out just a little more about him. :)
Second week appearance on TRL: Promoting 'Fade 2 Black' (after R. Kelly saw ghosts; the week the movie was coming out).
Nov 26, 2005
Nov 22, 2005
This is Jay on ESPN's Cuttin' Up (2004) hosted by Jermaine Dupri. I loved this! They talked about sports, what types of books he liked to read, retiring, etc. Jay's knows his sh*t, funny dude too. I think one of the reasons it was good because Jay and JD are cool so it's like a normal conversation btwn the two just with cameras in the room. Good ish!
NOTE: The quality's not that good. I either watched it too many times or I recorded it over something else. It's worth the download though, one of my favorites :)
DL/Watch Jay-Z on Cuttin' Up:
Nov 21, 2005
Nov 18, 2005
P.S. I'm posting this link under the animation (on the right).
Nov 16, 2005
How many more vids can you take about the 40/40 Club??! 2!!!!!!!!!!! Woo-hoo! lol I'm too tired right now...Enjoy!
(DEAD) Magic Convention 9 sec. (lol)
- 40/40 NYC on ESPN Hollywood 2:17 (Check 40/40 Club Website)
- Coat Beyonce got for Jay's Neice 44 Sec.
(You can sign up for free exclusives and catologs @ Carol's Daughter. ^^After watching, check out what Jay "keeps it smooth with" lol)
Nov 15, 2005
Nov 14, 2005
Nov 13, 2005
Nov 12, 2005
Nov 6, 2005
Orginal Treatment: jay-z - 99 problems
shot entirely in 35mm, black-and-white, the video will not look like any other rap video currently on the air.
per jay-z, it will be a more artistic cinematic exploration, filmed in and around brooklyn’s marcy projects.
the piece will have a tough, natural, documentary look – human, raw, visually poetic.
the spine of the video will be jay’s performance of the song, filmed in several highly visual locations (tbd).
only jay's 1994 encounter with a cop will be dramatized. (the lyrics will not be performed here as “dialog”. the scene will be depicted in a purely visual way.)
with the possible exception of a few high-profile cameos (e.g. rick rubin) the video will make exclusive use of real people from the area.
it will avoid the cliches of “life in the projects." instead it will zero-in on rarely emphasized details of neighborhood life, showing both positive and negative aspects -- always with an artistic eye, never judgmentally.
that said, since the track has a such a hard, old skool feel, the attitude and tone of the piece will definitely emphasize many of the tougher realities.
the final effect should have an unforgettable emotional impact. think of it as “reality-tv” with soul.
© mark romanek
You can find more on the video if you search through director's Mark Romanek's SITE!
2004 VMA's: (4) Best Rap Video, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Direction. Jay's Acceptance Speech for Best Rap Video! Beyonce's too! (DEAD). [SEARCH CharliR (in members) on youtube for the acceptance speeches.
2005 Soul Train Awards: Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video
2004 Vibe Awards: Reelest Video
2005 Grammy's: Best Rap Solo Performance.
Nov 5, 2005
Time: 24 sec.
Flashback funny moment: I remember AJ had on these pants (which I can not find a picture of ), they were some SPARKLY (he might have had little jewels on them), Hammer-style pants omg lol...I remember AJ later talking about how Jay & Dame teased him about those pants lol. Hilarious!
Nov 4, 2005
Jay on filming: "We're having a good time," Jay said about the shoot. "I want people to understand that it's much bigger than the song. We're setting a precedent right now. Two young black entrepreneurs coming together and doing their thing." Full Article : HERE
First off, while rewinding and fast-forwarding the show to get to Jay's performance I noticed just how much things have changed in four yrs., Ja Rule had a career (he performed "Always on Time" w/Ashanti, who was the new chick on the block, she did a little bit of 'Foolish') Tweet was new on the scene too with the masturbation song, I mean "Oops"...Puff had a hit song "Pass the Courvoisier", Everybody sing it now...Ohhhhh, Busta we leave them girls rolling and it look like they a$$es is swollen" lol. Remember That? Faith evans performed "I Love You"--Beautiful--I'm so glad J.LO passed that song up-- Usher had it bad with Chilli (U got it bad) I was feeling that song too, and I also noticed A LOT of people showed up to the Soul Train Awards back then...Arsenio Hall, Faith Evans, Shemar Moore, and Yolonda Adams hosted...Alicia Keys, I believe, won Female Entertainer of the Year and Jay won for Best HipHop/R&B Album for The Blueprint :)
Anyway here's Jay's performance...Check out the girls walking down the stairs, they hardly know how lol...He switched it up in the middle too w/Beans and Freeway. Quality is Aight... I hate that USB thing sometimes!! :( This is the 2002 Soul Train Awards not 2001 as the file says. Enjoy!
Nov 3, 2005
tHaNk YoU *LuckyGyrl*
Nov 2, 2005
Nov 1, 2005
SOME LINKS ARE DEAD SO IF YOU WANT TO SEE THEM JUST ASK.
'Dead Presidents' (Check HERE)
'Dear Summer' (DEAD)
Fallin' Soldiers Tribute (DEAD)
'Go Crazy' (DEAD)
"R Kelly has been booted from the Best of Both Worlds Tour lineup. Criminal charges, harsh words and pepper spray have been flying back and forth since Friday night's incident at Madison Square Garden. That night, R Kelly walked off stage after reportedly seeing what he thought was a gun or threatening gesture in the crowd. Upon returning to the stage after a long pause R Kelly and some members of his entourage were pepper sprayed... allegedly by a member of Jay Z's crew.
Immediately after the concert Jay Z came to the HOT 97 studios FIRST with Angie Martinez and gave us the exclusive, official interview..." Hot 97
(I know this was a tense situation but I found it funny at times, b/c I'd never really heard Jay mad like that lol)
Crazy! This is definitely one of the most interesting Jay interviews...No Holding Back lol...And the hosts were wild (too bad nobody listened to their show)...Loved this interview though!