While I don’t particularly like the song, the video makes for an interesting design twist, and continues Hov’s All Black & White everything look on his latest videos.
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I don’t think this video is too artistic or inspired though that’s the effect that was pursued with the black and white images of youth. I do think this song is one of the strongest on the album and didn’t realize the fervor of both love and hate that it has been garnering.
This is nothing new from Jay-z, it’s an old verse about how his financial portfolio breaks down which I’m sure has only multiplied since it’s debut in 2007. The Teriyaki Boyz add their Pan-Pacific Flavor and I can’t help liking most anything these dudes put out.
Teriyaki Boyz: This is the Life feat. Jay-Z
So Rolling Stone has gone ahead and put together a list of the 100 best albums of the 00s together for your reading, and listening pleasure. While I won’t tell you who took the number one spot (Radiohead), I will tell you that in addition to enjoying the album art and a commending blurb aout each album, you can also stream each album listed on the well list (that’s a poor word repetition) which I’m doing right now for MGMTs Ocular Spectacular which came in right above Sisqo’s Return of the Dragon at 18…..that’s a little bloggers humor. Peep the list, gripe about the positioning, and listen to the tracks RIGHT HERE.
Soo during my 100 hours of sitting on a fucking bus today listening to every song on my computer I stumbled upon this little remix mash-up ditty. Look like I added it to my iTunes January 20th. That’s 2 months before I started Bangkok so it obviously never got posted. So now is my chance to share it with the world. For all you people who were wondering what “A Milli” and Jay’s verse from “Go Crazy” would sound like over the NFL Sunday beat…wonder no more.
Hov and Bono reunited and it feels so good. Jay-Z has truly become an international taste maker and his celebrity is on par with anyone in the realm of music, fashion, and sports. This video was taken from the MTV Europe VMAs, and just like the awards show with the same namesake hosted in America, Hov stole the show. That’s 2 awards shows, albeit hosted by the same brass, on 2 different continents, smashed, killed, destroyed whichever past participle verb you’d like to use _________(ed) by Jay-Z.
When Lebron comes to town, all the stars come out to see the paltry Knicks. This season’s only visit brought out his homie Hov, Dominican play Boy Arod, and Black Shrek Carsten Charles Sabathia. Jay is really trying to prove his hypothesis that he “made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can” by rocking the midnight blue beauty every chance he can. The real story is that the lady sitting next to CC isn’t actually in the row behind him, his massive 6′ 7″ 290 pound stature just performs that optical illusion all by itself. The trio took in the game before the Bronx Bomber World Series Party at 40/40. One honky who wasn’t invited to sit court side with the trio certainly made his presence felt when the limelight strayed his way. Scroll down for a chuckle.
Directed by music video guru Hype Williams, shot on scene in the Rotten Apple, Jay-z’s Empire State of Mind channels NYC almost as well as performing at Yankee Stadium, sorry Mud dogs fans. Though hov looks like he may have come down with a little OCD at around :45, the dude has consecrated his spot at the dais of hip-hop elite for 13 years. He’s got the hottest girl in the game, and a sweet tune with Mr. Hudson….what more could you want.
Bob Sheppard probably had a heart attack with this one. This is the fastest anyone has spoken over the Yankees PA in a thousand years, which is almost as old as Bobby is. The song is de-galvanized without being able to hear the beat, but this must have been quite a show for those in attendance. Even the Phillies players were awe-struck to see Jay before the game, and he didn’t cop out proudly stating “I made the Yankee hat more famous that a Yankee Can” in Yankee stadium no less. Definitely a better opening act than the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus (google it).
“I think after a year with DJ Hero I’m gonna start D.J.-ing parties like Q-tip and all those guys. I already got a whole plan: I’m gonna work on this for a year, then I’m gonna get me a little Serato set, work on that for another six months. Then I’m gonna find out who makes the most. I’m gonna charge double that. I’m gonna do a tour, bar mitzvahs, weddings. I’m gonna have like video … I’m telling ya’ll, ’cause I don’t want nobody stealing my idea … I’m gonna have, like, video behind me. Dancers. I’m gonna have people pour champagne when I get to a certain song. I’m gonna make a whole show of this thing.”
via Rap Radar