Archive for the ‘Jay Z’ Tag

You have disgusted Jay Z

Me again.

I have made my triumphant return mostly because I came across this series of hideous faces made by Jay Z and it’s a must-share.

Apparently at the All-Star Weekend (I know…I’ve disappeared forever and I’m referencing a two-week old event … in my old age I move slower) event one of the mascots made an unfortunate choice to dance to Single Ladies in front of one Sean Carter. Which caused … this face (also mirrored by Diddy):

But wait, it gets better. The Village Voice compiled a fine selection of moments in time that have just not impressed Jay Z in the least, and at times have disgusted him.That’s where you’ll find the really good stuff.

Perhaps I’ll rethink throwing my diamonds in the sky if I ever am blessed with meeting him.

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Blueprint 3

Jay Z’s Blueprint 3 came out last week and my music pusher (aka boyfriend) already bought it and we’ve had a few drives to listen to it.

Besides D.O.A and Run This Town, there are plenty more where that came from on Blueprint 3. Here are two of my favourites so far:

Enjoy!

Jay Z and the Celestine Prophesy

I love O magazine’s section where various high profile people – athletes, writers, actors  – give a list of their favourite books. You can really tell a lot about people by what books they list.

So imagine my delight when in the upcoming issue of O Magazine nabs Jay Z’s bookshelf list. He names two books that have changed his life, as well as an epic Greek saga, Malcolm Gladwell’s latest and more.

Also, read a sneak peek of the Jay Z and Oprah interview, also set to come out in the October 2009 issue of O. Obviously it’s going to be a great one, considering it kicks off with this question lobbed by Oprah:

Oprah: So tell me how you got into the drug dealing.

Jay Z hates on Auto-Tune

I haven’t liked anything new from Jay Z in quite some time, despite some well-intentioned efforts, but I’m really liking the newest song he released, “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” which is going to be on the Blueprint 3, released on 9/11/09. It’s also rare that I love a song right off the bat, so kudos Jay Z.

Besides the love I have for Kanye and Auto-Tune on 808s and Heartbreaks, I concur with Jay Z. Auto-Tune needs to go somewhere to die … I’m looking at you T-Pain and Lil Wayne. Enough already, and let’s just go back to rapping if you can rap and leave the singing to those who can sing.

(This song is also not hating on Kanye since he produced the song with No I.D.)

I also love a crazy horn.

Listen and judge for yourself:

Sample lyrics:

I know we facin a recession
But the music yall makin gonna make it the great depression

You rappers singin too much,
Get back to rap you T-Pain’n too much