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Jay-Z on Angie Martinez Hot 97 Interview (7/9) Video’s and Summary of what he said

 

Highlights of the interview

Jay-Z says he’s “obviously” proud of Cole and Wale, he’d be fine if Cole were to outsell him (#mylaugh)

When asked how he/ if he feel guilty about Dame Dash he said he’s still got love for Dame, thinks hell eventually find his way out but he can’t control what happens in life.

Thinks “Holy Grail” is one of Justin Timberlake’s best vocal performances.

Says he has legitimately had txts with Obama. Obama during Election Day said to him “4th qtr, just give me the ball”. Jay responded with “Word”

Beyonce’s HBO special gave him some anxiety. Because he reveals so much in his music, “anymore ima feel naked out here”

He’s watching the [Zimmerman]Trial heavy, otherwise stuff is bs, back to sports

He wants more kids

Ebro was indeed “you got scannas” guy on “Open Letter”

BBC in studio video with Nas, Timbaland, Beyonce, Swizz, Pharell and Justin Timberlake is amazing has footage of it hell release, wouldn’t be shocked if that serves as the video.

Had to shut down some instagram/vine action from a friend/hangeron in the studio

Lenny S. has ACCESS doe

Hov not regularly , but once in a while reads blogs, no gossip, no reality tv, seen love and hip hop (and everything) at least once

Does Jay ever get involved with Rhianna and some of her “situations “? -“only when asked ”

Gets into a weird thing where he talks about not needing money, but more in the way that he doesn’t care about it, not that hes earned so much he doesn’t need more.

Says Wale J.COlE Yeezus and Magna Carta Holy Grail is all he really listens to now “not alot of room in the changer”

Says he doesn’t do backflips on stage anymore.

 

Won’t do a best of both worlds thing with Beyonce. “You see how that worked out

Jay unintentionally makes nas sound a bit extra “comfortable” saying he was impressed another man would say “Pharells a Pharoh, peep the features ”

Tells Angie “he’s busy”, TOUR TOUR TOUR, they’re a 2 income family. Maybe euro tour. Baby Blue’s passport game is already proper.

She’s musically inclined already, but sounds like jay in no rush for her to be in the game

Feels vulnerable having a child. Paparazzi are understandable, but take it too far

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Jay-Z Twitter Q&A Highlights , 6 music videos coming (“pieces of art”)

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Today Jay-Z is holding and unofficail Twitter Q&A (4:55 pm est still going on)

Twitter user  @brianfagiolo tweeted this to Jay-Z  @S_C_ ,

@S_C_ Why do I care that you wear Tom Ford? I wear Hanes pocket t-shirts…should I write a song about it?

— Brian Fagioli (@brianfagioli) July 8, 2013

Jay responded with “YES. *my laugh” and it was on

Here are some other highlights of was a mostly playful chat

When asked if there are visuasl for the project he said “yes 6 pieces of art”

Hints that Reasonable Doubt is his “best work”

“Oceans” (which is currently his favorite song) is two years old, but we kind of already knew that I think

O SHIT!

Or not..

Admits MCGH is not as good or classic as Reasonable Doubt, Blue Print and The Black Album “they can fight it out for 4th”

Working with Nas: “we had a great time in the studio ILL RELEASE THE FOOTAGE

Loves that the critics aren’t really feeling the album

When asked what hes listening to he said, James Blake and Gonjasufi but in typical Hov form he wrote “Gonj i cant spell it, so”

This ones pretty funny
RT @Ms_KdK so everyone is going crazy over @S_C_ responding to tweets but I just want to know what happened to AMIL? [spend it, oh the, NVM
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) July 8, 2013

Says in response to is it his last album? “tried that once, didnt work so well”

He continued the “My Laugh” thing, something I dont think any other entity could do without coming off EXTREMELY arrogant, but not the Almighty Hovito

Jay-Z pal Aziz Ansari has joined in on asking questions lets see if Jay responds

He responded to 1st and 2nd question: “Linqunie and Clams”, and “Yes”, both ending with “but you knew that”

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Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail Official Tracklist & Production Credits

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Courtesy of Hip Hop n More

1. Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake) [S. Carter, Justin Timberlake, Terius “The-Dream” Nash, T. Mosley, J. Harmon, E.] [Sample Credits:

Contains elements of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (K. Cobain/D. Grohl/K.Novoselic), published by EMI Virgin Songs, Inc. (BMI)/Primary Wave Tunes (BMI)/The End of Music (BMI)/MJ Twelve Mu]

2. Picasso Baby [S. Carter, T. Mosley, J. Harmon, A. Younge] [Sample Credits:
“Sirens” performed by Adrian Younge. used courtesy of Wax Poetics Records. Written by A. Younge, published by Linear Labs (ASCAP)
Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc.]

3. Tom Ford [Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Production, Inc. and Jerome “Jroc” Harmon for Bronze and Brainz Productions/Timbaland Productions, Inc.
Recorded by Chris Godbey for Side by Side/JVU Ent. and Dema]

4. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (Feat. Rick Ross) [Produced by Boi 1da for 1da Boi Productions and Vinylz for Vinylz Music Group
Additional production by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc. Recorded by Chris Godbey for Side by Side/JVU Ent. and]

5. Oceans (Feat. Frank Ocean) [Produced by Pharrell Williams
Additional production by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc.
Recorded by Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young at Jungle City Studios, NYC
Additional recording by Ramon Rivas a]

6. F.U.T.W. [Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc. and Jerome “Jroc” Harmon for Bronze and Brainz Productions/Timbaland Productions, Inc.
Recorded by Chris Godbey for Side by Side/JVU Ent. and Dem]

7. Somewhere In America [S. Carter, C. Hollis, C. Camper, M. Dean] [Sample Credits:
Embodies portions of “Gangster of Love (Part 1)” written by Johnny Guitar Watson, published by Songs of Universal, Inc. o/b/o Virjon LLC d/b/a Booty Ooty Music (BMI) Sample recreation]

8. Crown [S. Carter, J. Webster, K. Bennett, M. Dean, M. Collins, B. Dixon] [Sample Credits:
Use of “Solid As A Rock” performed by Sizzla, courtesy of VP Music Group, Inc. Embodies portions of “Solid As A Rock” written by K. Bennett, M. Collins, published by Universal PolyGra]

9. Heaven [S. Carter, Terius “The-Dream” Nash, Justin Timberlake, T. Mosley, J. Harmon, W.] [Sample Credits:
“Reverie” performed by Adrian Younge, used courtesy of Wax Poetics Records. Written by A. Younge, published by Linear Labs. Contains elements of “Losing My Religion” (Berry/Buck/Mills]

10. Versus [S. Carter, K. Dean, J. Davis, T. Mosley, J. Harmon, F. Hubbard, M. Jones, M. Ta] [Sample Credits:
Embodies portions of “Sucka Nigga,” written by Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad, Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, Malik Izaak Taylor and Freddie Hubbard, published by Universal Music-Z Tunes LLC]

11. Part II (On The Run) (Feat. Beyonce) [Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc. and Jerome”Jroc” Harmon for Bronze and Brainze Productions/TimbalandProductions, Inc.
Recorded by Demacio “Demo” Castellon at Oven Studios, NYC]

12. Beach Is Better [Produced by Mike WiLL- Made It for Eardrummers Entertainment LLC
Co-Produced by Marz for Eardrummers Entertainment LLC
Recorded by Chris Godbey for Side By Side/JVU Ent. at Jungle City Studios, NYC]

13. BBC (Feat. Nas, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz & Timbaland) [Produced by Pharrell Williams
Recorded by Chris Godbey for Side By Side/JVU Ent. and Demacio “Demo” Castelllon at Oven Studios, NYC
Assistant Recording Engineer: Ramon Rivas]

14. Jay-Z Blue [S. Carter, J. Harmon, C. Broady, T. Mosley, Justin Timberlake, S. Combs, D. McD] [Sample Credits:
Features samples from The Notorious B.I.G. recording “My Downfall.” Produced under license from Atlantic Recordings Corp. by arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Mus]

15 La Familia [Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc. and Jerome “Jroc” Harmon for Bronze and Brainz Productions/Timbaland Productions, Inc.
Recorded by Demacio “Demo” Castellon at Oven Studios, NYC]

16 Nickles & Dimes [S. Carter, K. Joshua, M. Dean, S. Valentine] [Sample Credits:
Sample of “Nikels And Dimes” performed by Gonjasufi, used courtesy of Warp Records. Written by S. Valentine, published by Warp Music Limited (ASCAP)
Produced by Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshu]

So it seems Timbaland was not exaggerating, he pretty much produced the bulk of the Magna Carta album

Also very excited to see my man Adrian Younge’s name pop up in the credits for sampling his songs, the first time I heard him I thought to myself man this would be great to sample. If you havent checked out his solo stuff DO THAT, also check out the album he produced for Ghostface Killah early this year
Updates to follow

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New Azealia Banks ft Pharell – ATM JAM (Prod By Pharell)

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Today Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg aka the female hip hop BFF premiered Azealia Banks new cut, which prominently features the man who literally can do no wrong (unless your names William) Pharell.
I mean seriously this guy is so above everyone right now, featured on/wrote/produced* on the #1 & #2 songs in the country. Hell be all over the Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail album, scoring and exec producing the soundtrack for the animated movie Despicable Me 2, including his song “Happy“. Somehow its quiet though and he remains still a behind the scenes kind of guy.

 

 (clean, radio rip)

Anyway , Azealia Banks( no not Robbn Bank$ sister, that would make her the daughter of Shaggy.. huh?) . She’s a bit of an afterthought on the song, which is fine, this isn’t “Can I Live”. It’s just kinda interesting to think about how the stars are aligning for this up and comer. I think In some ways Azealia Banks is alot more “there” than people realize(10$ says she spazez on Ebro for his Hot9 tuff talk as the record starts) .

A month ago at The Governors Ball Festival she had a pretty big and seemingly devoted following, I legit heard random muddy smelly white people talking about wanting to/having seen her performance. When your a black female “hip hop artist” and you have smelly muddy white people talking about you at a concert thats filled with well known bands made up of reformed/more productive smelly muddy white people, you know your doing something right.

Alot of her popularity stems from her being more of an established artist in the UK, which in hip hop terms doesn’t usually mean anything (Dizzie Rascal?). But for other more pop inclined artist it’s actually becoming somewhat of the norm to pop off across the pond and then bring it over here to the US. Azealia being from NYC originally makes it work THAT MUCH BETTER.

So combine her momentum with Phareezus’s current domination, and for context think about “Holla back girl”. It seems the potential for Azealia, this song and her album are BANANAS (did I spell that right ?).

I know its an old story, but its still so crazy to me that  [Iggy:Banks as Armageddon:Deep Impact]      Im tempted to do a large analysis comparing these two numbers wise (soon to change as a result of this song i’d imagine), would people read that ?

 

* Pharell has writing credits on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” but it’s unclear what his exact role in the production was. You’d imagine in some way he was involved?

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2 New Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail Ad “Heaven” and “Jay-Z Blue”

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In this brand new clip promoting Jay-Z’s July 4th album Magna Carta Holy Grail Jay gets kinda deep & waxes philosophical with the man with the Midas touch Rick Rubin and breaks down the thought behind the track “Heaven” off the forthcoming album.

Jay-Z Blue  

In this second clip he breaks down the song “Jay-Z Blue” which is not about his “favorite hue” as he once referenced but about his newborn daughter Blue Ivy and the paranoia of not being a good father because of the lack of positive influences he had as a child.  Probably the realest and most emotional of the clips and maybe anything ive ever seen from the usually impenetrable Sir Hov..

These commercials are cool and all, but how bout some music?

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Will.I.AM sues Pharell over name of “I Am Other” brand

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Apparently Will wasn’t a fan of Pharell taking his “I Am” moniker and thus is suing for it. Wonder what the French rap group IAM who have been around since the 90’s thinks of the claim?

This is such an interesting clash of two artists/producers/moguls who have really transcended every aspect of their professional careers. In the scheme of things, business wise you wouldn’t really want to rumble with the head of The Black Eyed Peas but the same and probably more so goes for Pharell. This will be interesting to watch going forward, a well dressed trial looms.

Source and more details The Independant

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Action Bronson & Harry Fraud Live at Santos(NYC) 6/25

Bronson tore it down as per usual. Even did a lap in the crowd for the fans to take pictures. Guy has the perfect balance of not give a fuckness and also humility to those he knows appreciate him. In this clip he performes (possibly the first time) his verse from Chance the Rappers “Nanana” off his new classic Acid Rap

Heres a cool clip of Bronson and Harry Fraud rocking out to some “Blinded by the light” courtesy of @PeterRosenberg http://t.co/qjQ31M0dO5 20130626-030645.jpg   20130626-002914.jpg 20130626-002926.jpg

Interview he did with thatsenuff.com

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