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It's currently 4:35 A.M I should wait until 4:44 to start writing about how enlightening, transparent, didactic, and epic Jay Z 's 4:44 album is. Jay Z released his thirteenth solo album June 30,2017 on his music streaming company TIDAL exclusively to Sprint customers. In January Sprint invested $200 million in TIDAL. As a proud TIDAL subscriber and Sprint customer I was ecstatic when I heard the news. The album is produced by NO I.D and Jay Z . The ten track release features Gloria Carter (his mother ) , Frank Ocean, Beyonce and Damian Marley. The album includes samples from The Alan Parsons Project, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Hannah Williams & The Affirmations, Sister Nancy, Jacob Miller & Inner Circle, Fugees, Notorious B.I.G, Quarteto 1111, Donny Hathaway, Raekwon, Toto La Momposina, and Sylvia. Jay Z also released some visual clips to accompany the exclusive release including Adnis, MaNYfacedGod, Kill Jay Z , The Story Of O.J, and The Story Of O.J Footnotes . The Story of O.J Footnotes was super interesting. The video features clips from celebs like Chris Rock, Michael B Jordan , Kendrick Lamar, Mack Wilds , Marsha Ali, Will Smith , Lil Rel and more . These men discussed racism , switching up the system, slavery, being black , success, and how there's so much pressure on black men. That impact of that video shed light on so many issues that black males face but at the same time inspires them to surpass and exceed even with the bad cards they may have been dealt .
The 4:44 album is fundamental and sincere. Jay Z released the meaning behind each song a to give listeners insight on each track. Jay Z opened up about his career, the ups and downs of his marriage to Beyonce and falling short as a husband , his childhood , his search to find God, his children , the system , investing , love, growth , business , phoniness in the industry , and surviving no matter how hard it gets . As a mogul Jay Z has conquered both the music and business world . His song "Legacy" is highly important. Not only is Jay Z a super star , he also is a husband and a father . As a young black woman, I discuss with my mom and grand-mom how important it is to have a legacy . In a lot of other cultures children continue their family business that their family owns. In some cultures it's tradition. However in the black community legacies really aren't thought about as much because surviving at the moment is hard enough. In some cases it's a let's make it through point A so we can get to point B and we'll figure out the rest from there kind of situations . In reality when you launch a business and begin to generate wealth in high levels , it changes the whole dynamic of family and takes you to new heights . I think we all should want to leave a legacy, own instead or renting or borrowing , and invest so that our future generations have better opportunities and foundations to stand on . Jay Z and Beyonce have created a way for their family to eat and be taken care of for years to come ( #WhatsBetterThanOneBillionaire? Two)
The album titled track "4:44" discussed Jay Z and Beyonce's separation , his unfaithfulness, apologizing , and wanting to be a better father and be the husband she needs . Beyonce opened up about her pain and damage on her "Lemonade" album and Jay Z confirmed it on this track. Beyonce is an incredibly beautiful mother, wife, singer , and business women . Yet they are both human. They go through obstacles that we face too. I'm just happy that they were able to work their marriage out despite the hurt . Throughout the album Jay discusses his transformation from Marcy Projects in New York to fame, yet Marcy is always a part of him and that no matter his "financial" accomplishments he is STILL BLACK!. He incorporated all of his maturity , rough times , adversities , and happiness to make this ten track album . He even quoted Shakespeare's "Hamlet" Act 4 , Scene 5 with Claudius and Ophelia "Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be". In the Story Of O.J Footnotes Jay said "I had a strong belief in my talent ". So even though his life wasn't the way he wanted it to be as a child, he knew good things were going to happen in the future . "BAM" is another favorite of mine on the album in particular the line when Jay says "I'll line you all up with one finger wave , Make n***** weave, n***** is out here fake , Laced front to the back, don't front . Y'all gonna make me wig, I'ma give y'all what you want". The way he flowed that was just so dope! As of yesterday 4:44 has already reached Platinum status . I had a feeling it would, so I waited to write this review . Also I had a feeling some more content would be released and I was right. Jay Z has planned to release physical copies of the album which features bonus tracks . One of the bonus tracks is "Blue’s Freestyle/We Family" which features Blue Ivy rapping a few bars. She's the daughter of two of the top entertainers in the world, so boom shaka laka music in her genes. The new big sister to the Carter twins sounds adorable on her daddy's song . I can't wait to hear the full track. Beyonce also blessed the album with her amazing vocals on Family Feuds. He also released a 4:44 visual . All in all Jay Z spoke on numerous topics and also took the time to speak on issues of the industry. This album is definitely a guide and gives you a new perspective on Shawn Carter "Jay Z" . Life is all about making mistakes, trusting God, loving what he's given you and not risking losing it or taking it for granted, beating the system and not letting life's obstacles hinder you , and success not just in money or fame but being good at heart, honesty, and using your life to build , make a way for others, and leave a legacy. Congrats to the Carters. I really enjoyed the 4:44 album.
Jay Z inspired me when he said “Every human being has genius level talent, there are no chosen ones, God has gave everyone genius level talent, you just have to find what your good at, and Tap into it". So much so I designed a shirt with "Genius Level Talent" on it!
Today mogul Shawn "JAY Z" Carter and Live Nation announced their exclusive touring partnership. Live Nation is the world's leading live entertainment company . Their ten year deal includes worldwide touring, in which Live Nation will produce and promote JAY Z concert events. President and chief of Live Nation Michael Rapino, stated "JAY Z is one of the world's preeminent touring artists. This strengthens the creative and business partnership of someone that continues to expand his touring base and reach."
"Live Nation and I entered unchartered territory in 2008. Over 9 years, we have traveled the world producing historic music experiences. Michael Rapino is an industry visionary, and this renewed partnership is a testament to our longstanding relationship and the talented individuals at Live Nation. For the next 10 years, we will continue redefining the live event landscape," stated JAY Z.
SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment
The Budweiser "Made In America" line up and pre-sale tickets released today. If you are a Tidal subscriber then you can grab your tickets early before they're available to the public. The MIA Festival brought to you by Budweiser, Live Nation, Citi, Tidal, ACLU, and Live United is dated for September 2-3 2017. Every year the MIA festival gets bigger and bigger and brings out so many diverse and top artist in the industry. This year Jay- Z and J.Cole are headlining are heading the two day concert. That announcement alone has people everywhere excited about the festival that's five months away. However , at the rate this year is going, five months will be here in no time. Hence it's already May. I must say that this line up has a flavors from all artist including Philly's own PNB Rock, NY's own A.Boogie, THEY , Ari Lenox , Lizzo, DMX, THEY, Kelela, Marian Hill, The Chain Smokers, Stormzy, DJ Mustard, Migos, 21 Savage , Sampha, Vic Mensa, and Solange to name a few ! Are you pumped for this fest or what? So if you want you spot early or for official rules for the MIA festival check out the links below and the full list of artist. So if you'll be heading to my great city of Philadelphia for the show , this year make sure stay tuned to the website links for details and exclusive updates.
Beyonce and Jay Z Carter don't get dropped , they just drop an album, a world tour and now a movie , and we love it ! Just kidding they're not releasing a movie yet , but the cinematography is hot and action packed . Whether watching Hov and B on TV or in concert the vibe is deeper than words, beyond right however seeing them in a film together would be beyond life. Their new film "RUN" which is never coming is directed by Melina Matsoukas. "RUN" stars Beyonce, Jay Z , Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Guillermo, Diaz Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhal, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones, Kidada Jones . The Carters grind , hustle, and power is to the death , I hope its obvi to n***** at this point. Jay Z and Beyonce are a super-power couple and they are not giving up at all! Beyonce is riding and she's down to hold Jay-Z's heart and gun as an "outlaw chick". If its her and him against the world then so be it. Jay Z and Beyonce are on the "RUN' together and who wants a perfect love story anyway, right? However since the film is never coming you can see Jay Z and Beyonce on tour this summer. Get your tickets for " On The Run Tour" (Here) . Maybe we'll get a movie one day!!www.nevercoming.com .
Yes It's Official Jay Z And Beyonce Are On The Run. If You Are Quiet For Just A Few Seconds, You Can Hear The Screams Around The World. The "03 Bonnie & Clyde" Recently Celebrated Their Sixth Wedding Anniversary On April 4th And I Think We All Just Got
The "On The Run Tour" As A Present. After Beyonce And Jay Z's Opening Grammy Performance Of "Drunk In Love" Their Fans Were Wishing For Them To Perform Together A Lot More. Well The Royal Power Couple Has Granted Your Wish. Jay Z Is Still Mashing The Gas With His Thoroughest Girl With Him And Bey Doesn't Care If They're On The Run As Long As She Next To Her Jay Z.
So If You Want To See Jay Z And Beyonce Roll Through Your City This Summer You Have To Follow The Rules RSVP (Here) And Get Your Tickets. The Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow At 10 AM .Remember They Are Down To Ride Til The Very End And They'll Do Anything Necessary For Eachother So Don't Let The Necessary Occur #OnTheRunTour .
"Ain't Nothing To It , But To Do It" , And RocNation Artist J.Cole Just Did It On Em. The Hip Hop Lyricist Surprised His Dreamville Family With A New Mixtape
"Revenge Of The Dreamers". The Internet Is Going Ham Right Now About The Mixtape . According To Audiomack.Com The Mixtape Has Been Played Over 400K Times Since Its Release 4 Hours Ago . J. Cole Recently Celebrated His 29th Birthday January 28,2014. The Mogul Minute Sends Him Tons Of Mogul Birthday Love. Dreamville Make Sure You Get Your Tickets To His
"What Dreams May Come Tour" (Here) So You Can Rock Out With J.Cole Live . I Am Definitely Enjoying The Mixtape So Far Make Sure You Download It(Here) Right Now .
Want A Little More J.Cole ? Check Out The Super Bowl Blitz He Did For VH1 (Here) , You Are Going To Love It!
Get J.Cole "Born Sinner" Album On iTunes (Here) Now
"Music Unleashed Us" Was The Theme For This Years 56th Annual Grammy Awards Hosted By LL Cool J . Power Couple Beyonce & Jay Z Opened Up The Show With A Sizzling Performance Of B's Latest Single "Drunk In Love". Beyonce's Self Titled Album Is Currently Topping The Billboard Chart. Music Artists Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Won The First Grammy Award Of The Night For Best New Artist. Lorde Then Hit The Stage For A Very Intimate Performance Of Her Single "Royals". Hunter Hayes Debut His Song "Invisible". The Grammy Audience Was Filled With Your Favorites Such As Ciara, Ariana Grande, Ashanti, Paula Patton, And Many More. The Best Pop Duo Group
Award Went To Daft Punk And Pharrel For The Upbeat Hit "Get Lucky". Their Award Win Was Followed By A Performance Of "Dark Horse " From The Beautiful Katy Perry And Juicy J. The Oh So Smooth Robin Thicke Performed Classic Hits Alongside Chicago Followed By A Performance Of "Blurred Lines". Keith Urban And Gary Clark Jr Performed "Cop Car". The Incredible John Legend Dedicated His Song "All Of Me" To His Wife Chrissy. Actor And Comedian Kevin Hart And Uncle Charlie Presented The Award For Best Rock Song To Paul McCartney "Cut Me Some Slack". The Swifties All Over The Globe Requested That Taylor Swift Perform Her Song "All To Well" And She Did It Beautifully For Her Adoring Fans. Pink And Nate Russ Performed "Just Give Me A Reason" And Wowed The Crowd.
Miguel And Ariana Grande Presented The Award For "Best Pop Solo Performance" To Lorde For "Royals". The Amazingly Talented Ringo Starr Performed "Photograph". Actor And Singer Jamie Foxx Presented Justin Timberlake And Jay Z With A Grammy For Best Rap/Sung Collaboration For "Holy Grail". Jay Z Joked About Having A Gold Sippy Cup For 2 Year Old Daughter Blu Ivy. Rapper Kendrick Lamar And Imagine Dragons Hit The Stage To Perform "M.A.A.D City And Radioactive". Their Performance Was Followed By Grammy Award Winner Kacey Musgraves
"Follow Your Arrow". The Legendary Paul McCartney And Ringo Starr Performed Together. Pharrell Picked Up A Grammy Award For Producer Of The Year. Bruno Mars Picked Up A Grammy For Best Pop Vocal Album For 'Unorthodox". Willie And Kris Kristofferson Perform "Okie From Muscogee" Alongside Blake Shelton And Merle Haggard. Best Country Album Went To Kacey Musgraves For "Same Trailer Different Park" . The Staples Center Was Electric Daft Punk , Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, And Nile Rodgers Performed "Get Lucky" . As You Can See The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Was Jampacked With Winners And Performances. Sara Bareillies And Carole King Performed
"Beautiful/Brave " . Lorde Picked Up A Grammy For "Royals" As Song Of The Year. Jared Leto Did A Tribute To Vocalist And Guitarist Lou Reed. Metallica And Lang Lang Performed "One" Live For The Grammy Audience. The Record Of The Year Award Went To Pharrell And Daft Punk For "Get Lucky". Four Time Award Grammy Winners Macklemore And Ryan Lewis, Trombone Shorty, And Mary Lambert Performed "Same Love". Their Performance Was Epic. Queen Latifah Took The Stage With Madonna To Perform While 30 Couples Both Gay And Straight Exchanged Their Vows. That Moment Was Beautiful It Brought Tears And Smiles To So Many Eyes. The Album Of The Year Award Went To Daft Punk For "Random Access Memories". The Show Closed With A Performance With Nine Inch Nails , David Grohi, Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac , And Queen Of The Stone Age. The Grammys Was Great This Year , Good Music And Talent Was Definitely Unleashed.
The Beehive Is Buzzing Loudly Tonight!
(Queen B Yonce) "Beyonce" Surprised Her Fans With An Early Christmas Gift , A Visual Album. Jay-Z & Their Daughter Blue Ivy, Frank Ocean, And Drake Are All Featured On This Special Surprise.
Beyonce Was Just Nominated For Her 46th Grammy For "On The Run Part II" A Collaboration On Her Husband Rap Mogul Jay-Z 12th Album "Holy Grail". The Beehive Has Been Anticipating New Music And Videos From The "H-Town Diva" And Now Its Here.
The Visual Album "Beyonce" Contains 14 Songs And 17 Videos. Get It Now On iTunes (Here) Now!
America's Number 1 # Professional Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Once Said " Start Where You Are. Use What You Have. Do What You Can". The 10 Moguls On This Forbes List ( Diddy , Jay Z , Dr.Dre, Nicki Minaj , Birdman, Kanye West, Lil Wayne , Wiz Khalifa, Ludacris And Pitbull ) Have Each Decided To Go For Their Dreams , Use Their God Given Talents To Their Advantage , And Work Them To The Fullest To Achieve The Ultimate Success. Forbes Officially Announced The Cash Kings List For 2013 This Week And Some Of Your Favorite Artist Landed A Special Spot. Each Artist/Entertainer On The List Have Added Numerous Ventures And Projects To Their Careers. Whether Its Advertisements, Movies, Launching A Clothing Line, Headphone Line, A Network, Music, Or Creating A Record Label , These Go-Getters Are Not Playing Around. For Example, Jay Z Says On "Some Where In America" ( A Song On His New Album Holy Grail) 1 Million , 2 Million, 3 Million, 20 Million Oh, I'm So Good At Math. These High Achievers Are Making Millions Doing What They Love. Isn't That A Great Way To Live Life? The Guys On This List Are Definitely King Approved And Work Hard. However, I Have To Send A Huge Shoutout To Nicki Minaj For Representing For The Ladies Across The Globe And Holding Her Ground And Making The Top Of Forbes. The Mogul Minute Wishes These Top 10 Much Success And Many Blessings. Congratulations.
I Aim On Making That List One Day Too!! Zack O'Mally Greenburg Announced The Top Ten In The Video Below. Watch And Follow @Forbes On Twitter
The Official Forbes Top 10 List
Hip Hop Mogul Jay Z Is Known For Chart Topping, Continuing To Build An Amazing Empire, And WINNING! His 12th Album "Magna Carta : Holy Grail" Is Still Number 1 On The Billboard Charts Since It's JUly 4th Release. Jay Z Is In A League Of His Own And Is Definitely Not Planning On Letting Up Anytime Soon. His Album Features His Wife , Queen Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean, Rick Ross, And Hip Hop Lyricist Nas. The Second Song On Jay Z Album "Picasso Baby" Is An Ubeat Hip Hop Track Which Is Definitely A Favorite From The Album. Tonight After Jay Sits Down And Chats With TV Host Bill Maher Jay Z "Picasso Baby : A Performance Art Film Will Premiere. In The Trailer For The Clip Jay Is In An Art Gallery Full Of People And Artists Such As Marina Abramovic And Numerous Others. Tune In Tonight You Don't Want To Miss It. Oh What A Feeling It Shall Be. Also Get Magna Carta Holy Grai On iTunes If You Don't Have It Yet (Here)
If You Didn't Get To Catch Jay Z "Picasso Baby" Watch It Here
Lyricist J Cole Recently Blessed His Listeners With The Long Awaited Mixtape "Truly Yours 2". The First Record "Cole Summer" Discusses How He Was Able To Retire His Mom From Her Job At The Postal Office, Learning Ins And Outs About The Industry, And Sharing A Few Of His Deepest Thoughts. J.Cole Has A Very Intriguing Flow And He Personifies Each Beat He Breaths On. "Born Sinner" Is The Highly Anticipated Second Album From The Hip=Hop Lyricist. The Set Release Date Is June 25,2013. The First Single Off The Upcoming Album, "Power Trip" Featuring Miguel Was Released In February And It Landed A Spot On The Billboard Top 100.
It Is All Of Our Dreams To Take Care Of Our Mom's And Give Them Everything Their Heart Desires And Beyond. I Know I Want To Put My Mom In A Huge House, Hottest Cars With A Personal Chauffeur, Shopping Sprees, And I Could Go On And On. However, J.Cole Recently Released The First Installment Of His "Born Sinner Series" With His Mom Kay Cole (Check It Out Here) . So Make Sure You Stay Tuned For More In The Series. Also Check Out J.Cole's Dreamville Foundation . Its Always Important To Share Your Light With Others Especially The Youth And J.Cole Is Doing Just That. His First Dreamville Weekend Occurred Back In March (Check Out The Video Below) And Stay Updated Here --> www.dreamvillian.net.
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Today Is A Diva Holiday! The Mega Star , Singer, Songwriter, Actress,Producer, Wife, And Mother Of Blu Ivy Carter , Beyonce Turns 31. Recently Beyonce Launched A Global Campaign To Celebrate Humanitarian Work. Soon After Beyonce Released Her Video "I Was Here" Which Was Filmed At The United Nations General Assembly In New York City. The Campaign And Video Aimed To Inspire The World To Participate In World Humanitarian Day And That's Exactly What It Did .The Video Sent Out The Biggest Message In Social Media History. Beyonce Is Truly A "Diva" And Continues To Shine And Be A Leader. The Girl From Houston Texas With Big Dreams Is Now A Woman And She Is Running The Game And Rocking It Out. With The Support Of Her Family And Husband Jay-Z , She Continues To Let People Know That She Is Here And She Has A Lot To Say And Do. The Mogul Minute Wishes You A Happy & Mogul Birthday Beyonce !!