Well IVE been face to face with Beyonce, and she was like O.O
(for the record, the irony to which I'm referring is your nearly 40k (!!!!!!!!) posts, the vast majority of which are smarmy masturbatory bullshit. You have a lot of good info and you obviously care about this music thing but good lord your attitude is completely fucking shite most of the time)
I still am reeling from the fact that I shook Kanye's hand last week haha
I'm listening to the A/V Club Reasonable Conversations podcast and they spent a good 15 minutes gushing over this show. They went to the Chicago shows and called it the greatest rap show ever and didn't think there was any way it could live up to the price tag and hype but were happy to eat their words.
/cool story broseph
Watch the Throne? How about paying The Throne?
That’s exactly what billionaire Manchester Football Club owner Sheikh Mansour did for his niece’s Sweet 16, reportedly flying out Jay-Z and Kanye West, collectively known as The Throne, to Dubai and paying them $6 million to perform at her birthday party recently, all according to Hip-Hop Wired.
The duo ran through their sets for the Sheikh’s niece.
This comes after Yeezy and Hov were nominated for a combined 10 awards at the 2012 Grammys – including their collaboration. —Jakinder Singh
Should they have turned down the $6 mil?
Friday: Outkast, The Knife, The Replacements, Broken Bells, Girl Talk, Haim, Bryan Ferry
Saturday: Lorde, Empire of the Sun, Fatboy Slim, Nas, Kid Cudi, Sleigh Bells, CHVRCHES, Mogwai, Bombay Bicycle Club, Holy Ghost!, The Internet
Sunday: Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, Disclosure, Chance the Rapper, Starfucker, Superchunk, Poolside
Robert DeLong - The Independent - Jan 28
Mad Caddies - Slim's - Feb 8
St. Vincent - Fox Theatre - March 22
No, Coachella should've offered 7 milly.
Awesome to see Kanye tweeting regularly again. Where do you guys think YeezyWorldPeace will be spinning tonight?
Kanye on NYE performing "Marvin & Chardonnay"
DJ Yeezy Kanye haha
Attention: @kanyewest is on a rampage! Tonight shall be known as DONDAGATE. When I wake up tomorrow, I want to see the letters D O N D A written in the fair blue sky over Manhattan......
Spike Jonze and I want to do a Summer school that tries new forms of cuuriculim
Yes, Kanye, allow them to cheat on their tests by Googling instead of remembering anything themselves!
UNLESS YOU'RE A MATH MAJOR!!!! Kids you should be able to take majors starting in grammar school like how it is at performing art schools Instead of kicking kids out of schools for using there iPhones... why not promote it? Allow kids to use search engines to do test...... like the real WORLD!!! Give kids the amount of test they would have in a year in ones day but they have to get everything perfect...
Couldn't you copy & paste all of his tweets here for us?
Clean version $15, Explicit Version $140...hmm...which to get, which to get...
So you'd be paying $125 extra to hear them say "Fuck"?
Maybe the "gold embossed" jacket uses real gold?!
Packaged in a gold embossed crossed shaped jacket. Two picture disc set (Jay-Z and Kanye West images) and a 24x24" poster.
Oh price = $139.99
or you can get "clean" red marble single LP for.....$15!
I would buy the red marble LP but it's sold out though I don't get the deal with the "clean", seems pointless. There seems to be a lot of different bootleg pressings of this album out there though. I saw a purple vinyl on ebay a couple of weeks ago that was a limited pressing apprently too.
Anyone know where I can find the Otis/Niggas in Paris White Vinyl 7" single?
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Kanye was tweeting up a storm last night. Pages of tweets. I love that guys mind and that he shares every single thought.
I bet you fuckin' do.
One happy family: Jay-Z, "Ingrid Jackson", & Auntie Rihanna Congrats!
Beyonce and her hip-hop hubby, Jay-Z, rented out the hospital’s entire fourth floor for $1.3 million, the employee said.
That shit cray?!
ps Sorry faxman. JR was out of Paris 7".
♪♫ Laaaa la la la -- wait 'til I get my soundcheck right ♫♪
Oh boy. Seems Kanye West does more than just blog in all caps -- he apparently soundchecks extra loud, too, and that did not go over well this past weekend.
The hip-hop star was in Australia to headline a set at the Big Day Out festival Sunday, but bad weather reportedly delayed his set. When Kanye finally took the stage 45 minutes late for his soundcheck, according to news.co.au, it was so loud that it disrupted the performances on neighboring stages -- including that of Soundgarden.
With Kanye's tunes spilling onto the band's mainstage performance, Soundgarden fans started booing, according to news.co.au. Frontman Chris Cornell was irked as well and didn't hide his frustration.
"Sounds like there’s children playing music there, retarded children, retarded as in held back," the singer said to fans. "There’s no other word for it."
Yikes. Perhaps not the best choice of words, regardless of the level of frustration.
Rainy conditions, upset fans ... it's enough to get many performers a bit grumpy. But could the situation have been avoided?
According to Australia's Courier Mail, it wasn't really the rain that delayed Kanye's set. It was because the hip-hop star didn't want to share the spotlight with Tony Hawk. The skateboarding great was supposed to show off his moves at 6:30 p.m., but according to the Courier Mail, his performance was delayed for about two hours by a real downpour that made skating conditions dangerous. Kanye was originally scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.
Whatever the reason for the tardy set, Kanye's delay was "unheard of in BDO history," according to Coast Confidential.
Jay-Z, backed by an orchestra conducted by Jeri Lynne Johnson and a band, the Illadelphonics, featuring the drummer Questlove of the Roots, performed a sold-out benefit concert on Monday night.
By JON CARAMANICA
Published: February 7, 2012
At the far left tip of the first balcony at Carnegie Hall Monday night were two men losing their minds: expensive seats, beautiful suits, slicked-back hair, arms pumping enthusiastically to every song performed by the night’s headliner, Jay-Z.
Fans of disposable income — earning it, spending it, rapping about it, listening to someone rap about it — had much to cheer about during this concert, the highest-profile hip-hop show ever at Carnegie Hall.
And there was also the matter of the income disposal, or in this case, donation: this concert was the first of a pair (the second is Tuesday night) benefitting the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, the charity founded by Jay-Z and whose president and chief executive is his mother, Gloria Carter. Most tickets cost several hundred dollars; on the resale market, some were listed for more than $1,000.
It all made for a fascinating cross section of wealth in the city: tweed suits and strapless dresses, T-shirts and tuxedos, Louboutins and at least one Giants jersey. And of course Jay-Z, who began the night in a white Tom Ford dinner jacket, a diamond Cartier pin on the lapel. "Check out my tux, man/ Peep the way I wear it," he rapped on "Public Service Announcement," modifying the line from the "hat" in the original.
"All those lines that divide us," he told the crowd early in the night, "we gonna step on them."
Dark glasses were hiding what were probably excited eyes. Because for all of Jay-Z’s steely cool and expert control, this was something new. Filling Madison Square Garden is old hat by now, but ascending to one of New York’s most hallowed stages without soft-pedaling his act is another thing altogether. Backed by an orchestra conducted by Jeri Lynne Johnson (of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra), and also the Illadelphonics, an ensemble featuring Questlove of the Roots and the singer Bilal among others, Jay-Z proved that the Carnegie stage is agnostic.
That meant songs about drug dealing, about growing up impoverished, about questionable behavior toward women, about triumphing over adversity through hustle and capitalism. Mostly he stuck to mid- and late-career hits, the songs that made him something more than just the most important rapper in New York, from the sugary "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" and "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" to the booming "U Don’t Know" and "Run This Town" to the aggressive "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" and "99 Problems." His most contemplative moment came on "Most Kingz," which he began a capella. "See Jesus, see Judas/ See Caesar, see Brutus/ See success is like suicide," he rapped, adding, "Every step you take they remind you you ghetto."
More than any of his peers, Jay-Z understands the cultural politics of infiltration, and as he gets older, he’s made it more the subject of his music. Taking over an institution like this, he didn’t take lightly. And he brought fellow crashers. The only guests, whether by design or not, were fellow New Yorkers: Alicia Keys, who was thunderous on "Empire State of Mind," which came after the orchestra and band played a medley of New York songs, including Gil Scott-Heron’s chilling "New York Is Killing Me." That was followed by "N.Y. State of Mind," for which Jay-Z brought out onetime nemesis Nas, who was catching his breath on both that song and "If I Ruled The World," on which Ms. Keys sang the Lauryn Hill part. Fellow Brooklynite the Notorious B.I.G. also got a nod, with Jay-Z rapping a bit of "Gettin’ Money (The Get Money Remix)."
One more New Yorker received a tribute during this show: Blue Ivy Carter, the first child of Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé, who was born at Lenox Hill Hospital last month. Near the end of the night, Jay-Z performed "Glory," which he recorded as a tribute just after her birth. It was a knockout, sounding like a Sinatra standard, and a worthy addition to the gentle, adult-oriented part of his catalog. "I didn’t think I was gonna make it through that one. That one was tough," he said afterward — especially immediately following "Song Cry," one of the most affecting songs he’s ever recorded.
Jay-Z made sure to acknowledge friends in attendance: "I’d like to give a special shout-out to Liza Minnelli in the house tonight." And his concessions to the room were small — say, cutting "whitey" from the Pimp C verse on "Big Pimpin’." Plus, he was cognizant that the audience might have included some people who didn’t have album-cut familiarity, telling his D.J., Young Guru, who dropped the buoyant beat for "So Ghetto" during the encore, "That might be a little too deep."
By this point Jay-Z had made his way to the balcony, settling in next to the two men who’d been vibrating at a high frequency throughout the show. He’d changed into a black T-shirt and gold chain, and he ran through snippets of a few more songs, including some from his 1996 debut album, "Reasonable Doubt," the first time he touched it all night. He was giddy and gregarious, as if barely believing the scene. He rapped most of the encore, one quick hit after the next, with his hand on the shoulder of one of the two balcony revelers. Whatever that guy paid, it wasn’t enough.
Nice. Waiting for some good youtubes.