After pullin’ the big surprise at the BET Hip-Hop Awards with Young Jizzle, Jay-Z kept the private jet runnin’ and touched down in Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky for day 2 of the BP3 tour. Guess the album closer has become part of the setlist. Bonus: Hov got it in Ohio last November. I say, support our President! Still.
“I’m a big fan of the Soulja Boy dude.” Backstage at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, two rap icons chop it up and have a nice lil convo about the rookies in the game. Damn, I’m old enough to remember when Carlton named Trevor. Ha! Props: Hip Hop Gods Bonus: Chuck and Jeezy gave Cube his due. IPRMKTG
At the 13 second mark, Mrs. Carter tries to stop Lil Mama from crashing her husband’s set at the VMA’s last month. Yep, three weeks later and we’re still dumbfounded. Omen Update: Courtesy of Rap Up.
Suffering from noise poisoning? Well, alleviate the pain with a fresh dose of Algernod and Ms. Keri Baby. Take two listens and call me in the morning. Props: NR
Guess the opening performance at tonight’s taping was “as real as it gets.” Damn you, Stephen Hil. Props: BMimms Update: Grouchy Greg with the bootleg. Update 2: Guess he did “D.O.A.” too. Props: Jay-Z Journal
Last night at Penn State University marked the first stop on The Blueprint 3 tour. In the clip above, J.Cole performed “A Star Is Born” for the first time with Jay-Z. The quality is beyond shitty, but hopefully some better footage surfaces. (UPDATED!) After the jump, Hov invites a chanteuse on stage for “Cant Knock The Hustle.” Props: Wedoitright
I don’t know what’s funnier, the artwork or the title. Hopefully La Flare gets down to business on his third installment with DJ Drama. Download here. Tracklist after the cut. OS