Posts Tagged: jay-z

Daft Punk ft. Jay-Z, "Weird Bad Unreleased Track"

Hey there, all you cats and kittens out in Radioland, do we have a treat for you! It's a Pitchfork-verified collaboration between Daft Punk and Jay-Z that was never released, probably because it is terrible!

In this unfinished rough cut, apparently meant for the Tron: Legacy soundtrack, Jay and his French robot pals take a bold stance against the following:

  • iTouches
  • Blackberries
  • texting abbreviations, especially x's and o's
  • kids these days

Also includes some high-quality grunts and a crescendo of panicked shouting.

I never saw Tron, was it about how millennials are ruining a perfectly good society what with all their FaceSpaces and Tweeters?


Jay-Z, "Holy Grail (ft. Justin Timberlake)"

Good morning! I hope you had a beautiful weekend. Let's all wrench ourselves back to work with the likely first single off of Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, a track featuring some killer fills on the Timbaland/The-Dream beat, a very catchy hook from Justin Timberlake, and a clunky Nirvana riff on the chorus. In a power move that will strike you as either amusing or terrible, Jay-Z revealed the album art last Wednesday next to the actual Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral; Magna Carta Holy Grail is getting mixed reviews but contains a few real bangers, in my opinion. You can stream the whole thing here or [...]


Blue Ivy and the Pauper

Okay, this is a little ridiculous, but it's Friday and I think Jay-Z and Beyoncé should send Blue Ivy away for 20 years, sort of like in The Prince and the Pauper, so she can grow up normally and without knowing she's famous. Because $40K cribs and byzantium pacifiers will probably lower her chances at turning out happy and well-adjusted, and she could be so cool. Right? Jay and Bey: send her away! And visit in old cloaks, pretending to be her mysterious, glamorous aunt and uncle. Blue Ivy and the Pauper. You heard it here first.

After looking a little more closely at the original Prince and [...]


"Broke babies so crusty, disgust me"

Thanks to Blue Ivy, Jay-Z went from ”Watch the Throne” to ”Watch the Crib” im gone

— NOT Blue Ivy▲ (@ItsBlueIvy) January 11, 2012

They brought her frankincense, myrrh, and a parody Twitter account.


At Rookie, a complete guide to the Olsen twin movie oeuvre; at Into the Gloss, a delicious slideshow of nineties Goth Hollywood; a very cute Tumblr illustrating Jay Z's 99 problems.


"Politics as Usu-wow."

Breaking rap news: Complex has a slideshow of "The 50 Most Stylish Rappers of All Time." Not-breaking rap news: in case you forgot about it, this NSFW song has "politics" in the title.


"Beyoncé's Baby Shower Playlist"

When Daniel Reis isn't looking at pizza calendars, he's asking "Do you need five-and-a-half hours of Beyoncé and Jay-Z videos? Wait, let me rephrase that: here is the five-and-a-half-hour Beyoncé and Jay-Z playlist you desperately need." Thank you.


6-Second Loop of Woman with Broken Foot Scootering in Circles Around Jay-Z (Vine, 2013)

Jay-Z has been performing "Picasso Baby," a track from Magna Carta Holy Grail, at Manhattan's Pace Gallery for the past four hours or so. He'll reportedly do it for six total, because of art. Marina Abramovich has been hanging out and dancing with him, and so have a lot of other famous people and not-famous people, and it seems like this will all eventually turn into a pretty music video some time soon. For now, though, this clip is really the only thing I'm interested in. Bold prediction: this woman will be the first and last human to pull off this move in world history.

Vine via [...]


"99 Problems In Film"

Not gonna say this doesn't hurt to watch. And not gonna say it doesn't hurst so good to watch. Almost unnoticeably NSFW. [via]


Pop Culture Recap 2012, Week Two