There’s no arguing that Jay Z is one of the best rappers to ever pick up a microphone, if not THE best. He’s also a great businessman starting Roc Nation, Roca Wear, his own sports agency, and so many more businesses that a lot of people are unaware of. He is one of the most influential people of our generation and feel more than blessed that he has been part of the Rich Kids Brand movement wearing the “Hooligans” sweatshirt to Brooklyn Nets games twice now. We appreciate you big homie and wish you nothing but the best on your 43rd birthday! Here are some of Jay Z’s greatest moments and music videos via YouTube.
Jay Z and Eminem perform “Renegade” on rooftop for David Letterman Show:
Jay Z x Justin Timberlake: “Holy Grail” (Music Video)
“Picasso Baby” (Music Video)
“Where I’m From” (Documentary)
“On To The Next One” (Music Video)
“Niggas in Paris” (Music Video)
MTV’s “Unplugged” (Full Show)
“Big Pimpin’” (Music Video)
Jay Z ft. Kanye West: “Otis” (Music Video)
Jay Z and Kanye West perform “Niggas in Paris” at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Jay Z performs “Suit & Tie” w/ Justin Timberlake on SNL
“Izzo” (Music Video)
“Can’t Knock the Hustle” (Music Video)
There are honestly so many moments that we could post, but that would probably take up the entire work day. Hov is clearly the best to do it in both business and music. He could go out on top right now and say that he’s done it all but the best part about Jay Z is that he’s always looking to do more. Always looking to give back and give the people a great product over and over again.
It’s crazy to think that Eminem turns 40 years old today and is still considered one of the best rappers in the game, if not the best. To celebrate we’ve decided to compile some of Eminem’s best video moments. Can’t wait until he releases another album, he is still one of the only artists that can take the longest break he wants and come back stronger than ever. Em’s next album will probably embarrass every single “hot” artist right now… for the most part.
Young Eminem’s freestyle in New York. He goes off!
Freestyling with best friend Proof (R.I.P.) in the car.
Rare video of Eminem performing in high school (1991).
1997 Rap Olympics where everyone saw that Em was here to stay and demolish all competition.
When “My Name Is” came out everyone in the country knew who Eminem was from the start. One of catchiest songs in hip-hop history.
Another classic video from Eminem that will never go away, “The Real Slim Shady”.
With the amount of out-of-this-world music Eminem has created, it’s hard to list every video he’s ever put out without clogging the entire blog. If you want to see more just hit any of the “related” videos next to the ones above. Here are a few more that seem to stand out.
A more recent video of Eminem freestyling on Tim Westwood TV in the UK. He spazzes on both the beats given to him. Just watch the veins in his neck, super intense. You can feel the passion going into each verse.
Ice-T interview Eminem for the “Something from Nothing: Art of Rap” documentary + a Freestyle.
We can’t complete this list without throwing in some 8 Mile battles. This is still one of the best movies ever made which just goes to show how great of an actor Em is along with being the best MC.
Eminem’s life story brought to you by Anderson Cooper. One of the best interviews out there with the man himself.
“Just look at Eminem’s career, starting out as a “white rapper” from Detroit it was tough for him to get respect in the industry right away. Not too many white rappers were buzzin at the time and the last ones to get the respect they deserved were either Cypress Hill or the Beastie Boys. Getting the co-sign from Dr. Dre helped a lot but you don’t prove yourself just by having someone else say you’re hot. Right when Eminem hit the mic everyone knew he was going to be a problem for the industry. There’s not many rappers out right now that have that “I Don’t give a f*ck attitude” like Eminem did and still does. He would rap about very controversial issues like killing his wife, his mom being a drug addict and much more. No matter what he said people respected him for how he said it. No one can put together metaphors, switch up cadences, and deliver powerful messages like he can. To this day no matter how long of a break he takes, everyone is always anticipating new music from Eminem. I don’t think there has ever been a “weak” Eminem track. Even though he claims that “Relapse” was his worst album, it still demolishes anyone else lyrically. Just seeing how long Em takes to create albums lets us know that he is a perfectionist when it comes to being the best lyrically. I have always seen Eminem as the best rapper alive no matter what anyone says. Another great aspect of his career is that he won’t do tracks with just anyone to get spins, he only chooses to collaborate with the best in the industry. One of the best moments in his career in my opinion was when he collaborated with Jay-Z on “Renegade”. Words cannot describe how powerful that track is working with another God MC. Hopefully we get some new music from Eminem soon as rumors are saying he is currently working on his next album. Happy 40th to a man that has inspired just about everyone in hip-hop, his music has gotten plenty of people through hard times and continues to do so.”
_ Bartosz Szaniewski (Social Media Director of Rich Kids Brand)
Thought this was a pretty cool new artist to feature. His name is Dylan Reynolds and he is from the same area that Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa came from, Pittsburgh, PA. Here’s a little interview Mac Miller did with him and then Reynolds gets to singing. Really impressed with the vocals.
Well that’s nice of him. I guess when you’re the most popular person overseas it’s not too hard to just give out music for free. Tinie Tempah comes out with “Happy Birthday” for all to have. Here you go.
Just saw that this documentary dropped and it’s pretty cool. It’s about hip-hop and a lot of people make cameos in it. Yelawolf and BIG K.R.I.T came out with a song earlier today called “Happy Birthday Hip Hop” too. Anyways enjoy the video!
Just got the word that this song dropped so I had to let yall know. Here it is Big K.R.I.T. and Yelawolf wishing hip-hop a happy birthday. Really like both of these artists a lot right now. Shout out to KRIT for reppin’ Rich Kids.
30 years ago today MTV’s Music Channel launched in the United States. The first ever music video played on MTV was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. Ever since then they took over the TV/Music industry, but now all we have on there is pregnant 16 year olds and their Slim Shady like boyfriends. MTV now stands for Maternity Televsision.