UPDATE: What’s Beef – Beanie Sigel Vs. Jay-z – Beanie Speaks About the Diss

30 10 2009

Beanie Sigel Interview with Charlamagne The God
Beanie Sigel
Late last night the diss track titled “I Ain’t Ya Average” had the internet goin’ nuts with Beanie Sigel unexpectedly getting at Hova. Though he clearly explains the diss in the song, people are still wondering the full story behind Beanie’s aggression. Beanie Sigel stops by to do an interview with Charlamagne the God thoroughly explaining the method to his madness and how Jay treated him and the State Property fam!

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What’s Beef – Beanie Sigel Disses Jay-Z

29 10 2009

Beanie Sigel – I Aint Ya Average (Jay-Z Diss)
Beanie Sigel n Jay-z
The Broad Street Bully calls out his former mentor and labelmate Jay-Z. The diss caught Hip Hop fans by surprise since Jay is the one who showed Beanie the ropes and everything appeared to be all good. Apparently, while Sigel was away on his bid, he felt that Jay didn’t hold him down and also held him back from advancing in his career. Beanie has been lowkey though he released an album titled Broad Street Bully, and made an impressive appearance on Raekwon’s last joint; but he’s breaking his silence with this diss!

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Dope or Nope 10/22: New Timbo & Jay-z

22 10 2009

Timbaland – Rumors feat. Jay-z & Keri Hilson
timbo jay-z
The duo that brought you “Big Pimpin'”, “The Bounce”, and joints off of the Blueprint 3 collab once again for Timbaland’s forthcoming Shock Value 2 album. This time Keri Hilson lends vocals to the track, while Jay comes in with his usual clever references. Timbalands current single “Morning After Dark” has already made it’s way to radio airplay with the album dropping November 23rd, with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Drake, Lil Wayne, and others expected to appear.

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MTV’s Hottest MC’s In The Game – Complete List

5 10 2009

mtv-hottest-mcs
Over the past week, MTV would announce an entry in their highly talked about annual Top 10 Hottest MC’s in the Game list. The list began with East Coast veteran Raekwon and followed up with more New York artists, but then stirred up some controversy by placing Gucci Mane and Rick Ross in the middle of the list. The daily countdown ended at number 5, and numbers 4 through 1 was left a surprise for this Sunday’s program for the countdown. As expected, Jay-z was number one. Check the list below (click any of the artists names to view the article) and continue reading to view my interpretation of the list.

10. Raekwon

9. 50 Cent

8. Fabolous

7. Young Jeezy

6. Gucci Mane

5. Rick Ross

4. Kanye West

3. Drake

2. Lil Wayne

1. Jay-z

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MTV’s Hottest MC In The Game: #1 – Jay-z

4 10 2009

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Why He’s Hot: He’s had the most acclaimed career in rap history. But even with all that lore, all that respect, all that prestige and all that money, Jay-Z continues to add luster to his legacy with time-transcending music, multiple successful business ventures and his dominant influence over the game.

MTV News’ Greatest MC of All Time is 2009’s Hottest MC in the Game. Hov isn’t just an elite MC that pushes the culture, the Brooklyn native is the standard-bearer, the leader, a source of inspiration and aspirations — Hov’s the guy we all look to see how far hip-hop can go. And what a ride Shawn Carter has taken us on this year, from Presidential inaugural balls back his Brooklyn ‘hood (where he was accompanied by Oprah Winfrey) ,and he even found time to take us to the world’s most famous arena — Madison Square Garden — for a charity concert featuring historic gathering of musical guests. He also surpassed Elvis Presley to become the solo act with the most #1 albums in Billboard history with 11.

Via: MTV
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Takin’ Em Back – 9/11

11 09 2009

Jay-z – H to the Izzo
Today’s throwback joint is in honor of Jay’s third installment in the Blueprint series. Originally, The Blueprint 3 was supposed to be released on this day, but the release date was pushed up due to early album leaks. Eight years ago from today we experienced the tragic and unfortunate 9/11 attacks, and also the release of what’s arguably Jay-z’s best album, The Blueprint. “H to the Izzo” was the first single off the album, which later help put Kanye West on the map. Ladies and gentlemen, “H to the Izzo, V to the Izza”.





Album Review: Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3

8 09 2009

Blueprint3 Album Cover
It’s been eight years since Jay-z released his classic Blueprint album. The album featured some of Jay’s best verses, limited guest appearances, and unforgettable soulful production. The following year the sequel was released, and instead of being a thirteen (fifteen if you include the bonus tracks) track LP, Jay decided to make the second album of the series his first double album. The album featured numerous tracks which helped it live up to it’s title “The Gift and the Curse”. Fans agreed it didn’t live up to it’s predecessor, but still managed to enjoy songs spread out through both disks. Jay decided not to add on to the Blueprint series with his next few albums but in 2009, he revisits the Blueprint series to drop his most anticipated album since The Black Album.
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