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Young Guru Responds to “Paris vs Poorest” via Video


“Paris vs Poorest” is a poignant statement of perspective. Maurice “Mo the Educator” Dolberry‘s depiction of the two sides of the coin that Yasiin Bey and Jay-Z and Kanye West portray caught the attention of the Pillars of Hip Hop embodied including Chuck D, various notable DJs and far from least, recording engineer to the Rocafella lineup, Young Guru.

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Paris vs Poorest: Occupy the Throne? Or Rip it From its Foundation?


Released 47 years to the day after the assassination of Malcolm X, Yasiin Bey offers the video for his counternarrative to Jay-Z and Kanye’s luxury rap, club-banger. Equipped with the glyph and all – the stylized Arabic writing for “Yasiin” flashes on the screen throughout the video – the emcee formerly known as Mos Def goes line for line and concept for concept as he reps/raps for the conditions faced by the “Niggas in Poorest” who couldn’t make the trip to France with the two multimillionaires.

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Will Smith and Family team with Jay-Z to remake Annie

Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are partnering with Jay-Z to release movies.

One of the first projects they’re discussing is a remake of the Broadway classic “Annie,” in which the Smiths’ daughter, Willow, 9, would star.

Jay-Z sampled the tune “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” from the “Annie” musical, in his hit “Hard Knock Life.”

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[Good Listen] Jay Z Decoded Interview on Howard Stern Show



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Jay Z talks with Howard Stern and Robyn on the eve of the release of his book Decoded. He discusses the book, the absence of his father, meeting Oprah and more. I found the inside look to be what fans want to hear, but come on Howard, let the man answer! You interviewing yourself for half the show. Enjoy it.

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Jay-Z hints at possible future in politics

In an interview with BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat Wednesday, Jay-Z hinted at running for the country’s highest office.

“Give me a chance…Maybe in eight years, I’ll be the President,” he said when asked if he’d be interested in getting into politics someday.

And he started off his “campaign” by giving his thoughts on what happened during Tuesday’s mid-term elections. Jay-Z has publicly supported President Obama.

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[Leaked or Rumor] Beyonce & Jay Z are expecting their first child

Singer Beyonce Knowles and her rapper husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child, US Weekly magazine reported on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Beyonce was surprised to learn she is in her first trimester of the pregnancy. She had wanted to finish another album but was overjoyed, the U.S. magazine said.

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Problem Comparison: Tiger Woods vs. Jay-Z

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The creator of this chart has jokes! When chart people have a sense of humor, its downright funny.