Watch as Top Dawg surprises Kendrick with Jay-Z’s guest verse for a remix of the good kid, m.A.A.d. city banger.
Young Guru treated attendees of SXSW to a little preview of the upcoming Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe remix featuring Jay-Z. Look for this to send the blog waves in a frenzy very soon.
In this dope Life + Times Decoded feature, 9th Wonder recalls the details of meeting and working with Jay-Z for the first time like the historian that he is.
JT’s smash gets an accompanying lyric video. Directed by Laban Pheidias.
Jay-Z documents the historic opening of the Barclays Center in this new documentary.
On the same day he encourages you to vote, Jay-Z encourages you to drink Cognac.
Jay-Z was chosen by Barack Obama to film a PSA to encourage citizens to register to vote.
Watch footage of Jay-Z riding the train to his finale show at the Barclays Center.
Jay-Z speaks on what the Barclays Center means to him, debuts a new unheard verse and the Black Brooklyn Nets jersey. Shout to RealTalkNY.
Jay-Z & Rihanna helped Coldplay closeout the Paralympics and Jay debuted something new for the fans.
The thought behind the verse is, anyone with a disability, just wants a sense of normality – that’s why they’re competing in these games. That was the idea to make the verse as inclusive for as many people, and to make it as normal as possible. It’s influenced by so many different things. There are parts that are influenced by Gabby Douglas, there are parts that are influenced by Ryan Lochte, and by Serena Williams.
It can relate to everybody. ‘You can take everything,’ means whether through some tragedy you lost a limb, like an arm or a leg. Or, it could be something like you lost the mortgage to your house. That’s pretty much the idea.
I deserve a gold medal, get on my level/
I deserve platinum plaques, to match my bezel/
I walk around with five rings ["five rings" being the Olympic Rings], so pimpish/
Welcome to the Paralympics/
It’s paradise, this is the story of Gabby/
It’s paradise, it’s paradise/
Tears in her eyes, she sacrificed, he sacrificed, she paid the price/
This is everything, everything she ever dreamed/
She had nightmares she wouldn’t be here, she made the team/
From the projects to the podium, accepting awards with my Rollie on/
Gettin’ Gold medals with my grill in [Ryan Lochte, obviously]/
C-walking, cause all they see is a villain [Serena, obviously]/
More belts than Phelps, Merry Christmas, my presence is felt/
Gold medals around my throat/
You can take everything, except the hope of reaching paradise.