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BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe Speaks with Jay-Z About ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’ – Part 4

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 18, 2013
Magna Carta… Holy Grail isn’t your typical Jay-Z album. In a lot of ways, it’s the album he was supposed to make at this particular juncture, at a time when something greater than himself has affected his work in a myriad of subtle...

BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe Speaks with Jay-Z About ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’ – Part 3

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 17, 2013
BBC Radio 1 and Zane Lowe present part 3 of their four-part interview with Jay-Z regarding Magna Carta… Holy Grail. After touching on everything from recording Magna Carta… Holy Grail and the album’s themes to the glory days of Roc-...

BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe Speaks with Jay-Z About ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’ – Part 2

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 16, 2013
Following yesterday’s premiere of Zane Lowe’s interview with Jay-Z, BBC Radio 1 has aired the second installment of the four-part piece. The 15-minute segment sees Hov reflecting on the glory days of Roc-A-Fella Records, Magna Carta…...

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Puts Out His First Independent Hip-Hop Novel

LifestyleComments ⋅ Jul 16, 2013
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of the legendary Run-D.M.C. launches a Kickstarter campaign to meld together two long-term passions: hip-hop and comics. While D.M.C.’s replete resume speaks volumes — Grammy-nominated musician, multi-pl...

BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe Speaks with Jay-Z About ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’ – Part 1

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 15, 2013
This week, BBC Radio 1 and Zane Lowe will be airing an exclusive four-part interview with Jay-Z on his latest release, Magna Carta… Holy Grail. Kicking off with part 1 of the hour-long piece, the 15-minute Abbey Road Studios-set interview sees...

Businessweek: Most Rappers Are Lying About Their Money

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 10, 2013
From expensive clothes to gaudy chains and customized rides, wealth has always been a major talking point in the hip-hop community – especially in rap lyrics. As Jay-Z chides on Magna Carta… Holy Grail’s “Versus” track,...

Is Watch the Throne 2 Already In the Works?

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 8, 2013
Hudson Mohawke – a Scottish producer signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label – took to Twitter on Friday to criticize Jay-Z’s recent album release Magna Carta… Holy Grail. When the 27-year-old musician tweeted “This record could’ve came out...

Timbaland Discusses Working with Jay-Z on ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 6, 2013
With the much-hyped release of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail and his cameo appearance in Justin Timberlake’s scandalous “Tunnel Vision” music video, Timbaland is, as he says, “back.” Here’s an exclusi...

Jay-Z’s Album Cover for ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’ Unveiled

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 3, 2013
As the Samsung unveiling of Jay-Z’s much anticipated Magna Carta… Holy Grail nears, Life + Times has unveiled the cover art for the project. Perhaps one of the most fitting locations of all, the project has been unveiled at the United Kin...

Science Genius Inspires Kids to Learn Science with Rap Battles

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2013
Perhaps it was all part of the plan – that the energy released by the industry-shaking Liquid Swords in 1995 would ultimately lead to the use of rap as not just a medium of self-expression, but also a scalable peer-to-peer education system. Such is t...

Jay-Z Dissects “Heaven,” “Oceans” and “Holy Grail” from ‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail’

LifestyleComments ⋅ Jun 29, 2013
With the anticipated Magna Carta…Holy Grail is set to hit stores July 4 — or for Samsung Galaxy users, 72 hours ahead of schedule — Jay-Z unveils another three short commercial clips of him and his heavyweight production team (Rick...

will.i.am Taking Legal Action Against Pharrell’s i am OTHER

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 26, 2013
Well, isn’t this an unexpected break from the off-putting musical feuds we’re use to seeing at the top of headlines? The recording artist, songwriter and actor William Adams – or will.i.am – is in the news today for taking legal action against fellow...

Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail’ Samsung “One to Many” Commercial

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 26, 2013
To continue the anticipation to Jay-Z’s Magna Carta…Holy Grail album, Samsung has released another short commercial titled “One to Many” featuring Hova and his creative cohort — Rick Rubin, Swiss Beatz, Pharrell and Timb...

The Making of ‘Yeezus’ with Kanye West’s Team

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 25, 2013
Kanye West’s Yeezus is far from conventional, and the talented team of musical masterminds behind its production are to thank for that. The lineup features artists from previous Kanye collaborations, such as Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Noah Go...

Samsung Launches Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail’ App

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 25, 2013
Ahead of the album’s July 4 release, Samsung launched Jay-Z’s corresponding Magna Carta…Holy Grail app today. As previously reported, the first 1 million users who download the app – free of charge – will have the opport...