Jay Z hops on the hottest record in the land and flexes all of his muscles while referring to wifey’s album, Blue Ivy’s excellence and so much more. Meanwhile, Remy Ma absolutely annihilated the beat and plants her flag as the illest female in the game.
Back in 2010, DJ Green Lantern dropped a remix of “Sweet” by Jay Z on a mixtape called “Creative Control.” Almost six years later, Lantern re-releases the song with some new polish on it for your listening pleasure.
You may recognize some of these bars from Jay Z off of this previously unreleased freestyle off of the Tim Westwood show. But it’s still worth the listen.
In support of his Tidal streaming service, Jay Z took to New York to perform a concert full of “B-Sides.” Of course it was amazing and featured the likes of Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Jeezy, Young Gunz, Jay Electronica & Beanie Sigel. You can watch it in its entirety right here.
B-Sides Set List
“Young, Gifted & Black Freestyle”
“Pump It Up Freestyle”
“Streets Is Watching”
“Friend Or Foe”
“Where I’m From”
“Politics As Usual”
“Guess Who’s Back”
“Show You How”
“Jigga My N*gga”
“U Don’t Know”
“A Million And One/Rhyme No More”
“Marcyville” over a reworked “Murder Was The Case”
“This Can’t Be Live”
“Grammy Family Freestyle”
“You, Me, Him, & Her” with Memphis Bleek & Beanie Sigel
“What We Do” (Freeway)
“We Made It Freestyle” with Jay Electronica
“Exhibit C” (Jay Electronica)
“Go Crazy” with Jeezy
“Who Dat” (Jeezy)
“Can I Live”
“In My Lifetime (Remix)”
“Dead Presidents pt.1”
“It’s Like That”
“Momma Loved Me”
“The Thrill Is Gone” (BB King Tribute)
“National Anthem” (Jimi Hendrix)
Jay Z releases the video for “Glory,” his ode to daughter Blue Ivy that he dropped back in 2012, via his Tidal streaming service.
Talk about a throwback. A young Jay Z appeared alongside Big Daddy Kane on an episode of Rap City in 1990 where young Hov spit his doubletime rap. Interestingly enough, the host never even said his name. I guess he didn’t have a clue that Jay would become what he is today.
Before Jay Z became the mogul we all know today, he was just another rapper trying to get heard. Somehow, Mass Appeal got a hold of an alleged pre-Reasonable Doubt demo tape and decided to share it with the masses so you can get a taste of a young and hungry Jay Z as he gets busy with numerous rhyme schemes on this 10-track demo.
Certainly different than the Hov we know today but the hints of greatness have always been present as exemplified by this demo.