Today not only represents JAY’z 44th birthday but also marks the passing of legendary rapper Pimp C so what better way to pay tribute then to unveil an official remix of JAY’s current single ‘Tom Ford’ with an unreleased verse from Pimp.
JAY Z celebrates his 44th birthday today and took to his website Life+Times to reveal his discography in order of preference and agrees with most critics that his debut effort ‘Reasonable Doubt’ is his best work, for me it’s all about ‘The Blueprint’. You can check the complete list below as well as some commentary from the man himself.
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)
I don’t think an instrumental has been jumped on as many times as Drake’s ‘Pound Cake’ has, and although the majority of them have been uninspired efforts, Benny Banks goes against the grain and drops off a tight version of the track which you can check below!
It’s a celebration bitches! REVOLT TV continue to salute the 10 year anniversary of JAYZ’s ‘Black Album’ and in the latest episode they hear from the many collaborators that worked on the project including Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, Pharrell, Aqua, Young Guru, Johnathan Mannion & more.
REVOLT TV’s celebration of JAY Z’s ‘Black Album’ 10 year anniversary continues as Just Blaze sits down and speaks on how he came up with the beat for ‘PSA’ in 10 minutes and that the track was completed after ‘The Black Album’ was handed in to the label.
REVOLT TV continue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of JAY Z’s ‘Black Album’ and in the latest episode they shine the spotlight on producer 9th Wonder who speaks on how he came up with the beat for ‘Threat’.
The much spoken about Timbaland joint ‘Know Bout Me’ featuring JAY Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy is finally unleashed after he previewed the track during the Magna Carter World Tour last month. The track features Timbo’s signature synth sound and although JAY Z is listed as a feature he only appears on a few adlibs at the beginning as Timbaland & Drake handle the majority of the track along with the soulful tones of James Fauntleroy.
This year sees the 10 year anniversary of JAY Z’s ‘Black Album’ and in the video below Just Blaze speaks on the track ‘Interlude’ which he produced for the project.
Back in 2003 JAY Z announced that ‘The Black Album’ would be his last and he pulled in all the big gun producers to work on the project including Pharrell, who sits down with Life+Times and speaks on the importance and his contribution to the album.
Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson sits down with JAYZ’s Life+Times and speaks on how he has transitioned from playing with a new team, what it feels like to turn 30 where most running backs see a decline in play, new training regime, gaining insight from new phase of his career & more.