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We're happy to share this giveaway with everyone. Today, we have the chance to give TWO lucky commenters the Jay-Z's Decoded app for Apple iPads, iPhones and iTouch to further unlock Jay's tome.
Well, it looks like choosing Jay-Z over Diddy is doing more for Jay Electronica than just forcing him to put out more than one record per year.
As an artist, the only thing more frustrating than being sidelined from a puny buzz is being sidelined because your buzz drew the interest of a major label. Wealthy as they may be, most are still in the beta stage of harnessing new age talent. Too often, burgeoning talent see their momentum come to a standstill because the label needs that heat and wants the artist's next move under their umbrella, no matter the cost. In Jay Electronica's case, he's had to rest on his epigrammatic laurels while the rest of the world speculated, criticized and wrote him off as an one-hitter quitter, not knowing he was silently securing the most coveted position for a formidable MC in 2010.
Roc Nation's latest and greatest signing Willow Smith is fresh on the scene with the video for her breakthrough jam "Whip My Hair." When word first started circulating on her signing, I wasn't sure whether this was a favor owed to Will & Jada or if it was straight legit. Looks to be official by my book, as "Whip My Hair" is gaining momentum by the day. I'm not saying that she's the next great American voice, but I detect less Auto-Tune in her flow than some others in her lane. On top of that, the song is pretty damn infectious. The way she's got these little girls wringing their necks, I'm willing to bet that aspiring chiropractors will thank her some day. As for the video, it's just as fun and colorful as the song killing a lot of the other videos out right now, which means that she learned a thing or two from Pops. At this rate, between her and Jaden (who makes a cameo with all his Troy Polamalu crowning glory), we may never hear from Will and Jada again. Now that's what I call a retirement plan. Download -- Willow Smith - "Whip My Hair".
Each time I get into the mindset to write a post about Jay-Z, he makes another quick power move that usurps the last.
Fans appreciated Wale when he took it back to collaborating with his fellow rappers. They even stomached an honest yet unfocused album. But what they really wanted to hear from the kid from D.C. was nothing. Nada. Diddlysquat. Seinfeld. That definitive postmodern music. Coming out of syndication, Wale gives the people want they want with a little More About Nothing.
North Carolina, stand up! And if y'all are wise, you better run towards the river because Jermaine Cole is hellbent on burning your city to a crisp and not just with the fiery flow either.
“Something like a pimp cause I’m still with the 'caine, a lil drug dealin' reference what I can’t try, these aggins out here lyin, Why can’t I?” On a typical Monday, it's slow motion and we can coast while preparing material for the rest of the week. Today has been an atypical Monday. The lil niglet from the 'Ville went for his while on Tampa's Wild 94.1FM, kicking a nice set of lines over Jay's "Ignorant Shit." Download -- J. Cole - "Ignorant Sh#t" Freestyle [X.].
The black Rex Ryan is back like cooked crack or an angry ex.
Autumn Renee x Cold Mondays Pendelton X Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garçons [BRKW] 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer [Uncoached] Illinois Early Prison Release Program Comes Under Fire [Black Voices] The Ting Tings Collaborate With Rihanna For Their Roc Nation Debut [C.S. Perspective] A Bynum-for-Bosh Deal.
It was bound to happen.
At this point in my blogging career, there's no need to describe situations as "surreal.