Whoa… that felt cool. Both Macklemore and Jay Z in the same title referring to Grammy nominations. We can’t make this stuff up. Jay Z is nominated for nine and Macklemore for seven. Sounds like they’ll both be taking home some hardware for sure. Congratulations to the both of them.
The Mariners and Robinson Cano have agreed to terms after several days of communication. The contract, which will give Cano $240 million over 10 years, is one of the biggest in MLB history. There are reports Seattle was under the impression that a nine year, $225 million deal would get the job done, but Cano’s agency (Jay Z himself was present) pushed for 10 years and $252 million, which would have tied A-Rod for largest MLB contract ever. At about 3am this morning right here in Seattle, they finally came to agreement to bring Cano to the M’s. Cano has to pass a physical on Monday and then the deal will be official. Great look for the town!
Even though it’s Jay Z’s birthday today, it’s also the anniversary of the death of the late great Pimp C. So Jay takes a verse from him and throws it on a “Tom Ford” remix. Listen below.
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 always dope seeing true talent get the recognition they deserve. That’s the exact case here with DJ Mustard signing to Roc Nation. He’s been putting out some serious beats for a very long time and deserves to be sitting up in those offices with Jay Z, Wale, Rihanna, Meek Mill, and many more. Check out the news below…
Whoa! This is dope for a Friday surprise! Timbaland drops a song out of nowhere and guess who’s on it?! Both Drake and Jay Z. Yeah you can’t match this hype right here. Listen below…
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake are currently on the European leg of the “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Tour. While out in Belgium Timbaland got on the 1s and 2s and played a new Jay Z track called “Bounce”. Sounds like Meek Mill might be on there too. Listen below…
I told you guys yesterday that this Crewnshaw mixtape is not something you want to sleep on. It’s cool to know that Jay Z feels the same way. The LP was released online for free, but you could purchase a physical copy for $100. So in Hov-like fashion, Jay bought 100 of them. Apparently Nipsey has already sold more than 1,000 copies earning him over $100,000 in one day.
Jay Z was across the Atlantic Ocean last night and for the first time ever performed his “Pound Cake” verse off the Drake album. Here’s some footage of what went down.
If you ask me, it’s ridiculous that ever since Chris Brown said something now everyone is talking about how Jay Z used to be a drug dealer. Jay Z’s past is no secret and he’s never been ashamed of it. He even admits that most of his business ethic came from the streets until he got to working with corporations, but some rules still apply. So for today’s “First Take” on ESPN that’s exactly what the panel discussed. Jay Z’s past and how affects him working in sports.