Posts tagged Jay Z
[Watch] Jay Z Unveils the Performance-Art Video for "Picasso Baby"

Taking inspiration from artist Marina Abramovic's MoMA exhibit The Artist Is Present, Jay Z recently took over the Pace Gallery in New York for a six-hour performance-art shoot. During those six hours, he performed in front of an ecstatic crowd who took part in an "experimental and collaborative cross section of the New York art and cultural world" that would showcase hip-hop's "history with endurance." Director Mark Romanek then compiled that footage into an 11-minute piece centered around the Magna Carta Holy Grail track "Picasso Baby." The video premiered on HBO last Friday. Watch it below.

Before premiering his new performance-art video, Jay Z appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss numerous topics. The two delve into the state of the middle-class, Jay Z's support of Obama, his criticisms of Harry Belafonte and more. Watch the full interview below.

[News] Justin Timberlake Announces March 19th Album Release Date in Lyric Video for "Suit & Tie"

Justin Timberlake takes lyric videos and adds a huge dash of dapper, looking fresh to death in crisp, formal apparel in the lyric video for his new Jay-Z featuring single "Suit & Tie". As JT goes about his business, which for him consists of shopping for fresh tuxedos and smoking cigars, the lyrics appear stylishly throughout the video, giving this black and white affair a tinge of color. Check out the clip below.

More than just showing us all how well-dressed he is, Justin also gave us the (apparent) release date of his upcoming album The 20/20 Experience, his first in six years (pictured above).

[Listen] Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean - "Clique"

After snippets had leaked earlier in the week, today we get to enjoy the new track from Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean that goes by the name of "Clique". The track is set to appear on G.O.O.D. Music's upcoming and highly anticipated release, Cruel Summer, which is set to drop on September 18th via Def Jam.

If you missed it over the weekend, G.O.O.D. Music made an appearance at Jay-Z, and his Made In America festival.

[Watch] Jay-Z x Kanye West - "No Church In The Wild" Feat. Frank Ocean (Official Video)

If you were in the UK last Summer, it's hard to forget the riots that took place. Predominantly in Manchester and London but a lot of the country was affected by the actions of a minority of kids lashing out. I think that event may have played a little role in the inspiration for Jay-Z and Kanye's new visual for "No Church In The Wild". The Frank Ocean featuring Throne track was shot in Prague and can be enjoyed at the top of the page.

If for some reason you haven't picked up Ye and Jay's collaborative long player, Watch The Throne, it's out now.

[Watch] Watch G.O.O.D. Music's SXSW Performance Featuring Kanye & Jay-Z, Mos Def, Pusha T, KiD CuDi & More

Well, it took a while but I'm sure it was worth the wait. Back in March at SXSW in Texas, Kanye West played an old power plant in front of a crowd of VIP's and very lucky SOB's who managed to either bribe their way past the crazy security or sneak in some other way. All we know is, chances are you didn't get to witness the extravaganza of Kanye and his G.O.O.D. Music crew, so now you can from the comfort of your own home thanks to Vevo who were on hand at the show to record it all! The performance features appearances from Jay Z, Pusha T, Mos Def, Big Sean,  John Legend and Kid Cudi. Check out the videos after the jump.

On another Kanye/Jay Z side note, did you see the Watch The Throne tracklisting that was confirmed yesterday? If not take a peek over here.

Kanye - "Blame Game"

Kanye - "Dark Fantasy"

Kid Cudi - "Pursuit of Happiness"

Big Sean - "My Last"

Mos Def - Intro/Oh No

Pusha T - "My God"