Tag Archives: Jay-Z

Jay Z and Beyonce performing at the Grammys?

jay-z-e1358205955901BY SCOTT PHILLIPS

It would appear that Jay Z and Beyonce are performing on Sunday at the Grammys, according to a report from multiple sources including AllHipHop.com and US WeeklyAt Poor Scholars, we only cite the finest of publications, I tell you!

This would count as great news for a stagnant awards show that needs something! This year looks a bit more promising.

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VMAs at Barclays

 vmaBY TROY PHILLIPS

It seems like all roads are headed to Brooklyn these days.

Next month’s can’t miss sports drama 42 takes place in New York’s most popular borough and Jay Z, omnipresent as always, has more reason than ever to stay near home while his Brooklyn Nets battle for homecourt advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Now the Video Music Awards can be added to the list after choosing Barclays Center as their venue of choice to hand out Moonmen.

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Word is Bond: ‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)’

bitch-dont-kill-my-vibe-remixBY ELI KABERON

Last week, MTV named Kendrick Lamar the “Hottest MC in the Game” for 2013.

Though I know what it means to be a “hot” MC, I was left confused as to what MTV meant by calling Kendrick the “hottest” rapper in the game right now. Kendrick had the best album from start-to-finish in recent memory; does that really make him the best overall? Is that the same as someone calling Joe Flacco the “best” quarterback in the NFL right now, since he just led the Ravens to the Super Bowl?

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Great news! Kanye is unraveling again

kanye-westBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

In case you missed it over the weekend, Kanye West gave another memorable rant during a performance across the pond.

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Word is Bond: ‘Where I’m From’

Where-Im-From-Jay-Z-DocumentaryBY ELI KABERON

A central theme in rap music has always been representing. Shouting out where someone was raised, the neighborhood they live and the city they claim is a necessity for any rapper.  Go through history and try to find one MC who didn’t have at least one song about representing. It’s impossible; they’ve all done it.

In this week’s Word Is Bond, I wanted to take a look at maybe my favorite song on the subject. No surprise, it’s by my favorite rapper of all-time. Jay-Z’s “Where I’m From” takes representing to a new level, giving all the grimy details on what life was like for a young Shawn Carter growing up in Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects.

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