Nas Brings Out Jay Z & Diddy, Performs "Illmatic" At Coachella
Nas' seminal debut, Illmatic celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and the Queensbridge rapper is bringing in the occasion by performing the album in its entirety on tour. He brought the show to Coachella, but of course brought out some high profile guests as well.Apart from the Illmatic set, Nas brought Jay Z out to perform some of his classic 90s material, while Diddy took the stage to perform "Hate Me Now" with Esco.
Pharrell's Oprah Prime Interview (Preview)
There was a time when it was tough for rappers to get in the hot seat with Oprah-- unless they were ready to get lectured. Things have changed however, and the seasoned television host has opened her mind to hip hop in recent years, most recently giving Pharrell a sit-down interview. Pharrell doesn't exactly identify as a rapper these days (though he did absolutely slay his verse on Future's "Move That Dope"), and in a new preview from the interview, he addresses his feelings about playing the background role to a lot of emcees over the last decade.
Beyonce & Jay Z Perform "Drunk In Love" In Portugal
Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z
Beyonce's "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" came to close Thursday night in Lisbon, Portugal. On the final night of her 132-show tour, Beyonce decided to end things with a little style as she brought out husband Jay Z to help her with her hit single "Drunk In Love". Check it out above, and read what an emotional Bey told her fans:
VH1's "The Fabulous Life Of Jay Z & Beyonce" (Full Episode)
Jay Z Feat. Beyoncé
VH1’s "The Fabolous Life" series has been brought back for an all new season recently. With Kanye West and Kim Kardashian already being highlighted, this week’s episode turns its focus onto The Carters. Wednesday night, the full episode of the swanky lifestyle of Beyonce and Jay Z was aired, and fans were able to get a better idea of what everyday life is like for the Carters, and see how much the power couple is really worth.
Rick Ross "The Devil Is A Lie" Video
Rick Ross had plenty of different test singles for Mastermind, but "the Devil Is A Lie" was the first to actually stick. Somehow it never got the video treatment until today, possibly because Jay Z was meant to appear in it. That's right, Hov did not make it to the video shoot, so Ross has decided to handle the visual solo, performing most of the track in a parking lot, with some open flames providing the backdrop.
Kanye West & Jay Z Perform "Otis" Live At SXSW
Kanye West & Jay Z
As we reported on earlier this week, Jay Z and Kanye West, returned to their critically acclaimed album Watch The Throne for a performance at Samsung's SXSW concert series.
Papoose "Pound Cake (Freestyle)" Video
Nothing Was The Same highlight, "Pound Cake," saw its fair share of remixes and freestyles since its inception and now we have a video for one of those freestyles, courtesy of Papoose. We see the rapper giving us his freestyle over the beat previously used by Drake and Jay-Z in a clip playfully dubbed, "Papoose In Paris" (the song was originally came coupled with another track called Paris Morton Music 2 when it appeared on Drake's latest album). Plus, the video shows some footage of a few beautiful iconic Paris locations.
Beyonce & Jay Z Perform "Drunk In Love" In London
Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z
Beyoncé and “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” is slowly taking over Europe. On Friday night, Queen Bey had the crowd super hyped as she brought out her hubby Jay Z at The O2 Arena in London. Hip-Hop’s most powerful couple had the sold-out crowd rocking to their latest smash hit “Drunk In Love”. As usual, check out the quick fan-captured Instagram clip above. We'll update ya once real footage surfaces.
Beyonce Feat. Kanye West & Jay Z "Drunk In Love (Remix)" Video Trailer
Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z & Kanye West
Kanye West decided to third wheel Beyonce and Jay's sex-crazed "Drunk In Love" with an amazingly TMI verse last night, and it appears as though the remix will get the full video treatment. Yonce, who dropped a full-on visual album just a few months ago, seems to be able to pump out the videos at an inhuman pace, as she delivers the trailer to the remix today. Queen Bey decides to play up 'Ye's cowgirl innuendos, getting suited up in the full uniform, including hat and lasso. We don't get any footage of Yeezus, but his verse plays for the duration of the trailer.
Memphis Bleek "Sh!t (Remix)" In-Studio Performance
Bleek takes his "Sh!t" freestyle to Shade 45, performing the cut in-studio. The rapper revealed yesterday that he was having trouble getting DJs to play his records after Jay Z's "Diamonds" verse, perhaps they're cooperating now?Check out Memphis Bleek "Sh!t (Remix)" In-Studio Performance, the latest visual from Memphis Bleek, released on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. Memphis Bleek continues to impress with each new leak, and Memphis Bleek "Sh!t (Remix)" In-Studio Performance is no exception.
Jay Z Brings Out Meek Mill In Philly
Jay Z's "MCHG" tour hit Philadelphia last night, and Hov surprised those in attendance by bringing out Philly native and MMG rapper Meek Mill. Meek came out to perform "I'm A Boss" and his "Dreams And Nightmares" Intro for a very appreciative crowd. Check out fan-made footage above.Check out Jay Z Brings Out Meek Mill In Philly, the latest video from Jay Z, released on Thursday, January 30th, 2014. Jay Z's chances in this game are improving with each new release, and Jay Z Brings Out Meek Mill In Philly is no exception - quite the opposite, in fact.
J. Cole Brings Out Jay Z At Madison Square Garden; Receives Roc Chain
J. Cole Feat. Jay Z
J.Cole brought his "What Dreams Come True" to New York with a special show at Madison Square Garden. During his set, Cole surprised the crowd by bringing out Jay-Z to perform "PSA" and "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt". Hov also presented him with his own original Roc-A-Fella chain on stage as well.
Jay Z Brings A Girl Onstage To Rap For The Second Time
Jay Z picked a girl out of the crowd to kick a freestyle in Chicago at his recent show, and it turned out this was not the first time he had done so. The emcee revealed that she had rapped for Jay on The Blueprint 3 tour before dropping some rhymes once again for him.Stream Jay Z Brings A Girl Onstage To Rap For The Second Time, the latest video from Jay Z, which dropped on Friday, January 10th, 2014. Jay Z's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and Jay Z Brings A Girl Onstage To Rap For The Second Time will undoubtedly improve his chances of winning.
Azad Right "Dead Presidents II Freestyle" Video
This is the first on-air radio freestyle from emerging LA artist Azad Right, which finds him spitting over Jay Z / Ski Beatz' "Dead Presidents II" instrumental for the folks at Shade45. Having reinvigorated his #GetRightTuesday series, you can expect new material from Azad every other Tuesday. Stay tuned.Stream Azad Right "Dead Presidents II Freestyle" Video, the latest video from Azad Right, which dropped on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014.
Jay Z Brings A 12-Year Old Boy Onstage To Perform "Clique"
Jay Z brought out a young fan to rap his verse from "Clique" at a recent Greensboro, NC gig. Apparently, the kid was holding a sign that read ‘Can I rap for you?,’ so Hov decided to bring him onstage.
Rick Ross Performs With Jay Z & Takes Us Backstage
You may have seen the very amateur footage of Rick Ross hitting the stage for Jay Z's "MCHG" tour in Florida the other day, but now the Bawse has come through with HD footage. Rozay not only gives us a look at their performance together but also takes us backstage, which appears to be packed with rappers.Watch Rick Ross Performs With Jay Z & Takes Us Backstage - it's the latest video from Rick Ross, having dropped on Monday, January 6th, 2014.
Game's Daughter Cali Sings Beyonce & Jay Z's "Drunk In Love"
During a recent car ride with her dad and brothers, Game's three-year old daughter Cali sang along to Beyonce and Jay Z's new "Drunk In Love" single. The performance was captured on Instagram, as most things seem to be these days. She's got potential.
Jay Z Brings Out Rick Ross In Florida
Jay Z Feat. Rick Ross
Jay Z brought his "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Tour to Sunrise,Florida yesterday, and since he was there he brought out his collaborator and Florida native Rick Ross to perform "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt." We've only got some fan-made footage as of now, but check it out above.
Jay Mayne "Pound Cake" Video
The latest track/visual from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia emcee Jay Mayne, which finds him flowing over Drake / Boi-1da's "Pound Cake" instrumental and making it his own. The video was shot and edited by Tyler Ross of ODOD Films, and it's fittingly meditative. Are y'all feeling this one? If so, we recommend following Jay on Twitter for the latest info, news, songs, and mixtapes.
Memphis Bleek "Never" Video
"You never heard a nigga ran off with my G-pack". A new visual for the first offering from Memphis Bleek's upcoming mixtape "The Movement 2", which is slated to drop in early 2014. Can you dig it?Watch Memphis Bleek "Never" Video - it's the latest video from Memphis Bleek, having dropped on Monday, December 16th, 2013. Memphis Bleek's musical situation is improving with every new release, and Memphis Bleek "Never" Video will most definitely help the cause. It's a fine addition to the growing body of work Memphis Bleek has been developing since stepping foot in the game.