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

Jun 29, 2013 @ 01:23
Hova's backsmokeyface

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

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Jul 01, 2013 @ 17:01
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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Jul 02, 2013 @ 03:21
i personally like Nas better but there is no doubt jay-z is a much better businessman 

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Jul 02, 2013 @ 12:05
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:
Jul 02, 2013 @ 16:41
^Basically niggas are gonna eat this up

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Jul 02, 2013 @ 19:50
Where the leak at?

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Jul 02, 2013 @ 20:28
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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Jul 02, 2013 @ 21:55
WTT leaked
Jul 02, 2013 @ 23:27
cant wait for the album. WTT was fucking garbage
Jul 03, 2013 @ 17:20
waiting on this leak.


Jul 04, 2013 @ 05:43

pm me for link
Jul 04, 2013 @ 07:10
Atrilli has the link.  the fuck do people want to be PM'd for just to offer a link
Jul 04, 2013 @ 08:47
galaxy s4 life smokeyface
Jul 04, 2013 @ 09:34
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
Jul 04, 2013 @ 10:19

you're welcome

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Jul 04, 2013 @ 12:44
Hov is definitely the greatest alive 

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Jul 04, 2013 @ 13:03


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

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Jul 04, 2013 @ 16:27
fuck you talking bout its a torrent link 

You people who ask for links are so dumb! just type it into google!

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Jul 04, 2013 @ 19:01
Somewhereinamerica had so much attitude and then he fucked it up with that piano?? SMH.

Edit: Fuck my negative ass comment tho the album is dope beyond comparison
Jul 04, 2013 @ 19:33
some thoughts on the album:

- parts of MCHG sound like an improved Yeezus. like, kanye introduced us to the new style, then jay showed us how its done right.  
- i bet there's a version of "holy grail" with rihanna instead of justin timberlake. 
- "heaven" sounds like some dangermouse grey album shit. JT doing john lennon works
- eminem needs to get on the "somewhereinamerica" remix and talk about the state of the country for a bit. 
- "fuckwithmeyouknowigotit"makes me think of that scene in gladiator when caesar is coming back into rome and they're throwing that giant celebration/parade. rick ross is some fat european king in the middle ages. fucking awesome.
- the line "i dont pop molly, i rock tom ford" says so fucking much. i think he just pissed on like every young rapper right now. its like he's going "psssh.. these kids..." 
- the last minute of "jay-z blue" is jaw dropping
i give the album a 9/10 so far. it's really good. i really really dig the overall soundscape of the album. content wise, there isn't much new stuff as opposed to yeezus. its still rich people rapping about being rich. the difference i guess is that with yeezus,kanye seems like he's making a statement. with jay, it just feels like he's listing facts. its all in the attitude in which they rap. like, kanye is saying "hey everyone look how awesome i am!!!" while jay is more "oh yeah. i do these awesome things. i guess that's makes me awesome." MCHG is just like a glimpse into the life of a king (or better yet "a god)". he goes around the world, hangs in the exclusive circles, shits on all the little kids who think they're tough/cool, buys/does things we can only imagine, but at the end of the day all he really cares/worries about are his queen, his princess, and his kingdom. 
Jul 04, 2013 @ 19:40
son i'm listenning to 5 straight songs and i've still haven't skipped a song yet easily shits on Yeezus wack ass albums its that fucking good imo


Jul 04, 2013 @ 22:19
that beat on tom ford
thats what im saying!

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