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Jackin4Beats: Jay-Z x Big Boi

Jackin4Beats: Jay-Z x Big Boi

I first remember hearing this sample back in 2000, when Kanye West used it on “This Can’t Be Life” from Jay-Z’s The Dynasty: Roc La Familia. I recognized the beat from one of my favorite . . .


Jackin4Beats: Public Enemy X N2DEEP X Jay-Z

Jackin4Beats: Public Enemy X N2DEEP X Jay-Z

In 1988, Public enemy released their sophomore album, It Takes A Nation Of Millions to Hold Us Back, which featured the interlude, “Show ‘Em Whatcha Got.” The track featured a sample that would eventually be . . .


Hovafest 2011 – Jay-Z Tournament Bracket

Hovafest 2011 – Jay-Z Tournament Bracket

Rembert Browne from 500 Days Asunder, along with friends Matthew and Kozza, scoured the entire Jay-Z catalog and put his best 64 tracks into a format where they could put them head-to-head against other classic . . .


Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne (Review)

Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne (Review)

Hip Hop royalty comes together as Kanye West and Jay-Z unite to bring you their highly anticipated album, Watch The Throne. While this record was teed up to be a classic before it was even . . .


Jay-Z & Kanye West ‘Watch the Throne’ Tracklist Revealed

Jay-Z & Kanye West ‘Watch the Throne’ Tracklist Revealed

The official tracklist for Jay-Z & Kanye West’s highly anticipated collaboration album, Watch the Throne, was released today via Jigga’s Life + Times blog. The album is set to drop on August 2, but we . . .


Jay Electronica Announces New Album ‘Act II’ is Complete

Jay Electronica Announces New Album ‘Act II’ is Complete

Today Jay Electronica announced via Twitter that he has completed his long-awaited album, Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn). He mentioned that only a select few, including Jay-Z and Bun B have heard the . . .


J Cole Interview in 106 Seconds

J Cole Interview in 106 Seconds

J. Cole breaking it down about life, his new album Cole World, working with Jay-Z and other personal insights in 106 seconds via Power 106.