Jay-Z Official Thread/Appreciation Thread - King of Hip Hop

June 26, 2013 @ 17:24:17
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June 28, 2013 @ 17:20:23

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June 28, 2013 @ 19:11:32
"Its just not in my beliefs that GOD would make you burn for eternity, for the free will that HE gave you..."

OMG! I'm always on the rocks about how I feel about this nigga, however, that once sentence has completely changed my opinion about him. I have been making that same argument for years and I always felt like no one understood.

I'm down with this new campaign. MCHG 2013!

Changing the Past.

June 28, 2013 @ 22:40:41

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June 28, 2013 @ 23:55:40
Jay Z won.
June 29, 2013 @ 01:23:08
Hova's backsmokeyface

“those who break the rules are scum, but those who abandon their friends are worse than scum.”

June 29, 2013 @ 18:05:31
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June 30, 2013 @ 17:55:15
He's taking shots at Wayne

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July 01, 2013 @ 17:01:40
And the winner is...

Originally posted by Inactive User
By now, many of us in the music business, as well as Jay-Z fans, know that Samsung has purchased one million “Magna Carta Holy Grail” digital albums to be given away to the phone maker’s customers.  It is a novel and creative marketing move and it has rightly stimulated a healthy conversation about the sale’s meaning and implications for the modern music business.    
For us, the move prompted a re-examination of our historic Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program award rules.  As we dug through the records of audits, re-reviewed rules and consulted with our auditing firm of more than thirty years, Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, we discovered one rule disparity that no longer makes sense.  

One of our program’s requirements is that an album can become eligible for certification 30 days after release date. (There are other rules, of course – such as requiring that the price of the album meet certain requirements.)  The 30-day rule exists to take into account potential returns of physical product – CDs, cassettes, vinyl, etc. that could be shipped to brick and mortar retailers and returned, in which case our auditors do not count the sales.  When we first created the Digital Single Award in 2004, we elected not to impose any 30-day rule because there are very few digital returns.  According to our auditing firm, digital returns on average account for less than two percent of sales included in reports provided by the labels for certification – most digital retailer Terms of Use/Service allow users to return products only under limited circumstances. Also at the time in 2004, sales of digital albums were virtually non-existent and accounted for a small fraction of overall digital sales.  Fast forward a decade and that’s obviously no longer the case.  

We think it’s time for the RIAA – and Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman – to align our digital song and album certification requirements.  That’s why today we are officially updating this rule in our G&P Program requirements.  Going forward, sales of albums in digital format will become eligible on the release date, while sales of albums in physical format will still become eligible for certification 30 days after the release date.

Not only do we believe it’s sensible and logical to align digital album rules with those we have maintained for digital singles since the program’s inception, we also consider today’s move in line with our larger efforts to modernize the G&P Program to reflect the new music marketplace.   In May we announced the integration of on-demand streams to the program to more broadly recognize online demand for songs.

The reality is that how fans consume music is changing, the music business is changing as labels and artists partner with a breathtaking array of new technology services, and the industry’s premier award recognizing artists’ commercial achievement should similarly keep pace.  In short, we’re continuing to move the 55-year-old program forward and it’s a good day when music sales diversification and innovative strategies meet the RIAA’s time-tested, gold standard requisites for certification.

Liz Kennedy
Director, Communications and Gold & Platinum Program, RIAA


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July 02, 2013 @ 03:21:40
i personally like Nas better but there is no doubt jay-z is a much better businessman 

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July 02, 2013 @ 12:05:56
Here's another interesting (hilarious?) layer to add to the tale of Kanye West's Yeezus vs. Jay-Z's forthcoming Magna Carta Holy GrailRick Rubin, who appears in the Samsung ad/promotional videos for Jay's new record, did not actually have any hand in producing it. He was merely used as an advertiorial prop, which can be interpreted any number of ways given the news of Rubin's very heavy involvement in the recent completion of Kanye's Yeezus."The point of me being in the commercials was that he [Jay-Z] was filming a documentary and he asked me-- I imagine he is comfortable talking to me-- to come listen to the songs with him and just talk about the songs," Rubin told XXL. "Just listen to it and talk about it, and that's what we did. It was fun." Note that Rubin is, fittingly, pictured reclining on a couch in the footage.But here's the real kicker, the knife in Jay's Samsung-powered heart: "I liked what I heard, but it was a little difficult-- after just coming from the Kanye sessions-- to listen to Jay's album, because they're so different," Rubin said. "I was in a very alternative and progressive headspace, and Jay's record is a more traditional hip-hop record."Magna Carta Holy Grail is out on July 4 digitally. Revisit the promo video in which Jay-Z discusses his song about Blue Ivy with Rubin, which now reads like a parody:
July 02, 2013 @ 16:41:33
^Basically niggas are gonna eat this up
July 02, 2013 @ 19:50:58
Where the leak at?

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July 02, 2013 @ 20:28:52
It's not leaking just like WTT.

Might have to wait at least a few hours before it releases on the app and even so I doubt it leaks. 

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July 02, 2013 @ 21:55:41
WTT leaked
July 02, 2013 @ 23:27:03
cant wait for the album. WTT was fucking garbage
July 03, 2013 @ 17:20:25
waiting on this leak.


July 04, 2013 @ 05:43:37

pm me for link
July 04, 2013 @ 07:10:06
Atrilli has the link.  the fuck do people want to be PM'd for just to offer a link
July 04, 2013 @ 08:47:42
galaxy s4 life smokeyface
July 04, 2013 @ 09:34:38
im uploading the files to my dropbox and will make a mediafire link here when its complete smokeyface i look out for my HB fam
July 04, 2013 @ 10:19:22

you're welcome
July 04, 2013 @ 12:44:33
Hov is definitely the greatest alive 

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July 04, 2013 @ 13:03:57
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July 04, 2013 @ 14:19:23
i can vouch for this one. listening now.
July 04, 2013 @ 14:23:00
Album download link http://breadboye.com/?p=4901
July 04, 2013 @ 14:32:15
July 04, 2013 @ 14:34:08
EDIT: download link dead
July 04, 2013 @ 14:43:31
67mb? what you run that on? 60kbps?

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