The nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were just announced and Jay-Z is leading the way with 9 nominations. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell got 7 nominations each with Drake receiving 5 nominations. Check out the full list of Grammy nominations below.
Jay-Z took some time out on his 44th birthday to let the world know what order he would place his own albums. The self aware rapper released the above photo on his Life + Times website and wrote the following numbered list with commentary next to each album. Check it out below.
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)
Would you agree with Jay-Z?
Today is Jay Z’s 44th birthday and the anniversary of Pimp C’s death so Jay released a special remix to his Magna Carta track “Tom Ford”. It features an unheard verse from the late Pimp C. Take a listen below.
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Timbaland comes through with a nice surprise on Thursday by dropping the track “Know About Me” featuring Jay-Z, Drake and James Fauntleroy. This will appear on his upcoming album ‘Textbook Timbo’ due out next year.
Timbaland played a brand new Jay-Z song last night while out in Belgium for the Magna Carta Tour with Jay-Z. The footage shows Timbo on the decks with Jay-Z enjoiying the night at Club Magic in Antwerp for the after party of the show.
Previously in the night Timbaland announced the title of his new LP will be called Textbook Timbo. It was originally to be named Shock Value 3 and then Rebirth but Timbo changed his mind. Check out that announcement after the jump at the 1.40min mark.
Jay-Z decided to take the good old tube train in London from Waterloo to his concert at the O2 Arena in London earlier tonight. He was joined by Timbaland, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, his friend Ty Ty and others for the 6 stop ride on the Jubilee line. Fellow passengers must have got the shock of thier lives when they saw Jay! Photo above by Jamie. Check out more pictures below.
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Jay Z teamed up with Showtime and Image Entertainment to create his highly anticipated “Made In America” documentary, which captures behind-the-scenes footage of Hov’s second annual music festival by the same name. The iconic Ron Howard was enlisted to direct the 90-minute long film. You can watch the full documentary after the jump.
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Timbaland treated the fans in Birmingham, UK with a new Drake and Jay-Z song while on the Magna Carta World Tour. No news on where this track will appear but it sounds hot. Stay tuned.
Jay-Z started his ‘Magna Carter’ world tour in Manchester, UK where he performed his verse from Drake’s Pound Cake for the first time.
Footage by Declan Boyle.
Here goes the visual for the title track from Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album premiered exclusively on Facebook. The video for Holy Grail features Justin Timberlake and was directed by Anthony Mandler.