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Jay-Z talked about his "Takeover" way back in 2001 on the very first Blueprint album. Eight years later, Young Hov is still taking charge, running the Billboard charts with a #1 song and album, running circles around other hip-hop lyricists with his wordplay and running whatever town his tour hits that night. Read More Here
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Jay also picked up Best Urban Artist Award!
Jayonce Stan Moment: Beyonce's Acceptance Speech : Thanks Jay for puttin' a ring on it. He must have put it down the other night.
Jay also joined U2 for a performance of "Sunday Bloody Sunday".
Nov 4, 2009
"Making music is art," he continues. "It doesn't change who you are as a person. It doesn't mean you're entitled or you're above the law. You still treat people as human beings. It doesn't change the laws of the universe. Life has a balance and for every action there is a reaction. So if you put negative energy in, negative energy comes back to you. You have to live your life within the laws of the universe and I haven't lost sight of that.
Full Interview Will Air at a Late Date!
[thx to major beyjay17]
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Jay talks about it below with MTV during promo for DJ Hero.
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Via PinBoard Blog: 'Real nice, serious, interview with Jay-Z. Hov speaks on growing up in the projects, the new album, breaking Elvis’ record of 10 number 1 albums and Obama. Gotta love the Beeb. But lol @ Andrew Marr trying to connect with Jay.'
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Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" shifted 476,000 copies in the week that ended at the close of business on Sunday (Sept. 13) night. That will easily give Jay his 11th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart when the new figures are released in the morning on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Jay-Z's No. 1 achievement with "Blueprint 3" will push him ahead of Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most No. 1 albums in the more-than 50-year history of the Billboard 200. And Jay will now have the second-most No. 1 albums among all acts. Fittingly, only the Beatles, with 19 No. 1s, have more. [Billboard]
Here is a rundown of Jay-Z's No. 1s!
Sep 15, 2009
Listen to Jay on Z100 w/ Elvis Duran [thx cheleny] Steve Harvey Morning Show [thx ash]
Power 105.1 Pictures[thx @jayzfans]
Sep 11, 2009
EDIT: Concert Videos
Download PT. 1
Download PT 2
Jay-Z Performs Brooklyn (We Go Hard) ..Public Service Announcement.. Heart Of The City...
Download PT 3: Jay-Z & Kid Cudi Performs Already Home Live..
Download: PT 4 Jay-Z Performs Jigga My Nigga ...Izzo (H.O.V.A.)... Nigga What, Nigga Who
Download: PART 5
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West Performs "Run This Town" LIve..Kanye West Performs "Can't Tell Me Nothing" And "Good LIfe DOWNLOAD
FOR PARTS 8-11 VISIT HoodTV 7
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At 13 he was selling crack. By 30 he was a hip-hop legend—having gone, in his words, "from grams to Grammys." Now Jay-Z charts his escape from the hard-knock life, describes the reunion that healed the wounds of his childhood—and even reveals the standing Sunday date he has with what's her name.
The complete interview will be availabe in the October 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine (cover), on newsstands September 15th. Get a first look right HERE.
"Books That Made a Difference to Jay-Z"
Aug 31, 2009
Jay-Z has teamed up with Rhapsody® and MTV to promote the highly-anticipated
release of his new album, “The Blueprint 3.” As part of the partnership, the
entire album will be available for fans to listen to for free on Rhapsody.com and from MTV’s “The Leak”, almost two weeks prior to its official release. In addition, Rhapsody will also make the new album available for purchase beginning September 8, three days ahead of the street release, and will include two exclusive bonus tracks. [More]
Win a Vizio HDTV and/or other Jay-Z memorabilia via Rhapsody's Twitter Contest (Starting September 1):
Here’s how to enter:
• Listen to a Jay-Z song on Rhapsody.com.
• Use our new “tweet” feature and tweet the song you’re listening to with a short review of the song.
• You MUST use the hashtag #RhapWin in your tweet and there must be a URL linking back to Rhapsody.com or your entry will not count. Ex: “I love American Gangster because it breaks barriers. #RhapWin http://bit.lyrhap32/”
• Enter as often as you like.
• We’ll also be having random pop quizzes throughout the promotion giving away special Jay-Z prizes.
• During our 3 day exclusive retail promotion we will be giving away free albums to random lucky winners. All entrants must be 18 or older and legal residents of the United States.
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In conjunction with the release of his 11th solo album, The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z is gracing the cover of XXL magazine for the publication’s October issue. Speaking with XXL’s Special Projects Editor Bonsu Thompson, the self-proclaimed, “God MC” delves deep into many hot topics currently buzzing around him, including his mega success, BP3, jabs at his new singles “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” and “Run this Town,” his tenure as the president of Def Jam and life as hip-hop’s ultra businessman. Check out a few excerpts below.
CRITICISM OF “D.O.A.”
“I’m not hating on young people. Like, when people say that, I’m like, What are you talking about? It’s just stupid. I’m not hating on young people… I’m not Bill Russell, [saying] Michael Jordan ain’t shit. I’m saying Lil Wayne and Kanye are like LeBron and Kobe. My job as someone at the forefront of the game is to leave it in a better position than when I came in. Same way that Russell [Simmons] left it to me. ’Cause this thing saved my life. Literally. So I have a responsibility to it karmically. And after that it’s on you. I did my part. I made ‘D.O.A.’ I said it. I made the statement. I made the push. Here, y’all take it from here.”
HIS LEGACY AS FORMER DEF JAM RECORDS PRESIDENT
“So if you ask me to grade my performance as the president, I’d say A-plus. No one can bat a 100. It’s impossible. I mean, everyone is looking at my shit. But if we really looked under the hood [of] every single [record exec] and the acts they put out in that time, I’d be comparable to anyone.”
HIS STANDING IN THE GAME
“But when I say I’m the best, I don’t say that outta my ass. I say that with all my stats behind me. I put that against anybody. I mean anybody. I really believe that… I believe in a lot of things. I believe that ‘SportsCenter’ is the best thing on TV. I shouldn’t have to prove it. But I do have these stats to prove it. I’m talking about real run. I’m not talking about years off. I’m talking about straight—boom, boom, boom—back to back. We’re not talking about heritage acts either. We’re not talking about respect what I’ve done. I’m talking No. 1 [albums] 10 times. The Beatles is the only one [to have more No. 1 albums]. They got 19, and if I get a surge of creativity, I could make nine albums next year.”
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EDIT 8/18: PREVIEW #2
Anthony Mandler, who directed the video for Jay's first single "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)," is the man behind the camera and brings his cinematic touch to the clip. The visuals are unlike anything we've come to expect from Jay-Z in the past. From "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is ...)" to I Just Wanna Luv U (Give It 2 Me)", Jay has mastered being the life of the party. But "Run This Town," with its action sequences and cast of extras is new territory for the MC. Read Full Article
The video premieres Thursday, August 20 on MTV .
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Jay — whose gnarly "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" is up for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Male Video — will perform a song from his hotly anticipated The
Blueprint 3 album, due September 11. The glittery Gaga — who, along with
Beyoncé, leads everyone with nine VMA nods — will perform a single from her breakthrough The Fame album.
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Now all of Jay-Z’s ventures are coming into alignment. He will release “The
Blueprint 3″ September 11, eight years to the day from the debut of the original
“Blueprint.” “This being the end of the trilogy, I wanted to bring it full
circle,” he says. “The first ‘Blueprint’ was based on soul samples and more of a
place where I came from and the records I listened to growing up with my mom and
pop. This ‘Blueprint,’ I liken it to a new classic, simply because we — Usher,
Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, myself — are becoming the people that we looked up
to musically growing up, like Marvin Gaye and Frank Sinatra.” Hit Hip Hop
Jul 19, 2009
Recently we got to catch up with No I.D. about the making of Death Of Auto-tune.
We caught him while in Atlanta, on a brief stop before he headed back to New
York to finish up Jay-Z's highly anticipated Blue Print 3 album. This interview
takes place at the St. Regis Hotel in the famous Buckhead region of Atlanta. zachwolfe.com/live
Jul 12, 2009
[7/12] Atlanta Show cancelled due to heavy rain, thunder, and lightning. Jay called in to Hot 107.9 tonight and briefly talked with DJ Drama about resheduling. *thx to cheleny
Michael Jackson Tribute
30 Sec. Clip of Jay performing 'Allure' over Flashing Lights in Chicago
Special Treat...Jay performing BP3 freestyle at last night's Vegas Show.
Audio: BP3 Freestyle
And Fuck Game! :)
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Pics: Beyonce and Jay-Z Kick Off American Tour [Sunday, 6/21/08]
Performing "Give It 2 Me"
I absolutely love crowd reactions! *props to cheleny and robirob
Jun 9, 2009
Listen Here: Angie Ange and Jay-Z Talk Business [93.9 WKYS] *props to Corelle
106 KMEL Big Von Interviews Jay-Z *props beyjay17
Jay-Z talks with Philly's Power 99
Jay was also on Hot 107.9 and Philly's 100.3The Beat yesterday. If anyone runs across those interviews post it up.