Jay-Z hit Paris for the Basquiat x Warhol’s “Painting Four Hands” for a one-night only performance. During that performance, Jay played a (kind of) new song titled “New York (Concept De Paris)” that is really a mash up of “Empire State of Mind” and Gil Scott-Heron’s “New York Is Killing Me.”
The history between Jay-Z and DJ Premier runs deep. For the 50th episode, Preemo gives insight on the creation of “D’Evils” from Jay-Z’s debut album Reasonable Doubt. Knowing Jay since 1988, Premier was familiar with the future mogul’s come up. Here’s how a phone conversation with Jay-Z laying out what he wanted resulted in DJ Premier concocting the beat.
Listen, no disrespect to anybody else on this song but fast forward to the three-minute mark and listen to Jay-Z go off. “God Did” from DJ Khaled’s album of the same name features Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend and Fridayy. But it’s all about what Hov did.
Pusha T is in full court press mode as he prepares to drop his follow up to 2018’s Daytona with It’s Almost Dry later this year. After dropping “Diet Coke,” King Push connects with Jay-Z and Pharrell for “Neck & Wrist.” An ode to high end neck and wrist wear, Jay and Push talk big money over Skateboard P’s production.
Gone but most certainly not forgotten, DMX’s posthumous album Exodus has been released following the unfortunate passing of Earl Simmons. One of the standout tracks has DMX alongside two other legends in Jay-Z and Nas with “Bath Salts.” And, as you can expect, this one goes.
There have been a few Nas and Jay-Z collaborations in the past but DJ Khaled brings the OGs together for his Khaled Khaled album for the song “Sorry Not Sorry.” Where does this rank on your list of collaborations between the two.
From the soundtrack to Judas & The Black Messiah comes this collaboration between Jay-Z and the late, great Nipsey Hussle. “What it Feels Like.” Just hit play and ride out.
Pharrell and Jay-Z salute the Black men and women who are making moves in the business world with “Entrepreneur.” The video spotlights some names that you have heard of while others you may not. Support Black businesses!
It only took a decade for us to get a Jay Electronica album. But A Written Testimony is finally here with eight of the ten songs on the album featuring Jay-Z. At a total combined age of 93, the duo proves that age is nothing but a number as they deliver quality bars over banging production. One of the standouts is “Flux Capacitor” as Jay-Z addresses his relationship with the NFL and Jay Electronica just goes ape.
Over the weekend, Jay-Z and Beyonce disrupted the internet with their highly anticipated collaboration album Everything Is Love. The duo, who are filling up stadiums on tour, also head to the Lourve in Paris to go “Apeshit” with their new video.