Video: Jay-Z & Cookin' Soul - "Summer In Brooklyn"
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411: Dr Dre & Jay-Z To Drop Detox Record
E! News own Michael Yo has been putting out a rumour of a studio collab between industry legends Jay-Z and Dr. Dre and dropping the record this week! Further reports have arisen supporting the notion that this "uptempo" track will be the infamous Detox's first single.
411: Jay-Z On Shooting “Venus vs. Mars” & “A Star Is Born”
At the Two Kings function with Cleveland Cavalier and close friend of Jay-Z's, LeBron James during the All-Star weekend in Dallas, TX last week. When hit up by MTV on his plans for videos he's looking to shoot next, Hov responded.
"I wanna shoot ‘Venus vs. Mars’, that may be the last one.. I wanna shoot two, I been shooting two at one time. I’ll probably shoot ‘Venus’ and maybe ‘A Star Is Born.’ But I definitely wanna shoot ‘Venus’ — I got an amazing concept in my mind."
There probably won’t be a video for “Stranded,” though.
I don’t think there will be a video. The number is ridiculous as far as the [money generated by the Hope For Haiti Now] album. I’m excited about the whole effort we put into the telethon. I don’t think it’s entertainment, I think it’s a real thing. It’s helping real people through a real tough time, and we’ll just move on from there.
He also talked about his next album.
I didn’t really start yet. I got a couple of scraps and I got a couple of ideas. I didn’t really go into the studio yet. I’ve been toying with ideas and direction and things like that. I got one crazy record. To be honest with you, it’s crazy. I got one and we’ll build from there. Whether it comes out this year or next year, it depends on the music and how it’s coming out. I don’t really have any dates.
Rappers, Entertainers Unite For Hope for Haiti Now Telethon
Taken from Allhiphop.com - Saturday, January 23, 2010 1:07 AM | By Chris Richburg
The spirit, faith and determination of the people of Haiti stood front and center Friday night as actors, musicians and Haitians united for the Hope for Haiti Now telethon.
The event, which dominated primetime viewing on more than 25 networks, featured an all-star line up of performers, many of whom wore black while pouring emotion into inspirational songs for the telethon. R&B songstress Alicia Keys set the tone early by opening the two-hour show with “Prelude to a Kiss.”
The hip-hop nation was prominently featured in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, with the Roots backing performers such as Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige in New York. In London, Jay-Z was on hand to debut his new Swizz Beatz-produced collaboration with Rihanna and U2 members Bono and The Edge, “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)”
“Not gonna leave you stranded. Oh no, “ sang Rihanna and Bono as a focused Jay-Z brought home the importance of helping Haiti rebound from the 7.0 earthquake that has displaced, injured and killed many Haitians since January 12.
"We right by your side/ While we trying to make sense of this/ Heavenly Father/ Help us see through these problems/ For those that's left/ Welcome them into your garden,” the rapper rhymed. "Let's get involved with 'em/Hand in hand with 'em/ Arm and arm with 'em/ Till they get strong again."
"When the sky falls and the earth quakes/ We gonna put this back together/ We won't break," said Jay-Z, who referenced another devastating disaster in Hurricane Katrina and the lesson taken away from that 2005 ordeal in the second verse of “Stranded.”
"We learned from the past/ New Orleans was flooded/ So we know we just can't rely on the government," he said.
To contribute to the Hope for Haiit telethon, visit hopeforhaitinow.org or call 1-877-99-HAITI. An album featuring live performances from the telethon will be available on iTunes. Proceeds will go to the Yele Haiti Foundation, Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation, the Red Cross, Oxfam America, United Nations World Food Programme, Partners in Health and UNICEF.
AMA Live: Jay-Z & Alicia + Eminem & 50
Jay-Z celebrates his first number one single across the country, live at the American Music Awards at L.A.'s Nokia Theater - "Empire State of Mind" with the premier songstress, Alicia Keys. "Women lie, men lie, number's don't lie!"
For the entire live performances of the AMA's (including J-Lo dropping onto her highly valuable fat ass. Ouch!) [CLICK HERE]
Dre & Jay-Z @ Victoria Secret Show
At the Victoria's Secret fashion show, Keri Hilson made bossip pages draping a sexy backless piece over her own, jocking Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and Steve Stout. The right handshake, might just do it. Peep after the jump.
Live: Jay-Z Performs with Bridget Kelly @ Yankee Day
MTV just reported that Jay and Alicia went and reworked their NY anthem. Part 2 will feature a new verse from Hov and will be features on Ms. Keys’ upcoming album Element of Freedom. No Lil Mama. UPDATE: There’s been a few rumors flying out the web about a possible tour between these two, but nothing was concrete… until now. Looks like Jeezy will be opening up for Hov in the 2010 North American Tour.
Directed by Hype Williams.
Making the Yankee cap more famous than the Yankee game, Hovi Baby and Alicia Keys rip it up at the opening world series final at Yankee Stadium.
FROM 'THE JO WHILEY SHOW'(UK radio):
It helps to have the biggest name in music on your side, especially if you've managed to piss off millions of people on national television. Luckily for Kanye, his longtime friend and RocNation President, Jay-Z, is standing up for him. While still riding high on breaking Elvis's record for most number 1 albums in history, Jigga puffed his chest out and defended Ye on Britain's BBC Radio One ‘Jo Whiley Show'. According to Jay, Ye's not crazy, he's just “super passionate.”
“He's just a super-passionate person, and of course it was rude because it was Swift's moment, but that's the way he really felt. He's been that passionate from his first record.”
He then went on describing a time when Ye got his “passionate” ass on a table while Jay was in the middle of penning the very first Blueprint saying,
"He used to jump on tables ...I was trying to make the first Blueprint, he's jumping on tables, rapping, and I'm like, 'Yo, not now.' That was just him. He's always been that passionate."
Feeling incredibly comfortable and candid with the radio host, he described what happened the day after the infamous outburst when they performed “Run This Town” with Rihanna on the ‘Jay Leno Show'. While millions of viewers saw Ye nearly break down talking about his mother, what they didn't see was the lecture he received from Jigga moments before. He says he told him he was “rude” and that what he did was “inappropriate.”
"I told him I think it was rude, and that he has to watch his passion. At the end of the day, we're going to celebrate him for his passion more than vilify him for it. Because his passion, which caused him to make Graduation and all these great records, is the same thing that causes him to step out of line sometimes. So as he grows, he has to learn how to balance that. And he'll learn that in years to come. That passion right there ... that wasn't fake or staged…it was how he really felt, and it was just inappropriate. It wasn't fair to Taylor."
Although he admits that his friend was wrong, he does not place all the blame on him. The history making MC made it a point to also point out that the media has over hyped the situation and he thinks the whole thing's been blown out of proportion saying that "he didn't kill anybody."
"I mean, it's an awards show, really, and I think it's a bit blown out. He's on the cover of every paper, he didn't kill anybody. Nobody got harmed. I don't think he should lay low, I think he should go on tour and have a brilliant career. It's an awards show.
To hear the full audio interview: [CLICK HERE]