The Roc’s is in the building! Last night, Jay-Z and Dame Dash crossed paths at music exec Chaka Pilgrim’s birthday party. Hov said in an interview he couldn’t remember the last time he saw his former partner, so hopefully this is a sign of things to come.
It’s HB-hOv. And tonight, Jay-Z was back on Real Time With Bill Maher. He spoke on art, Magna Carta Holy Grail, possible induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and of course, politics as usual.
If you draw, better be Picasso. After Jay-Z’s appearance on Real Time, came the premiere of his video, “Picasso Baby”. The clip was directed by Mark Romanek at the Pace art gallery in NYC. Cameos include, well, damn near everyone. Download Magna Carta Holy Grail here.
While in Los Angeles, Hov called Power 106′s morning drive. He talked about touring with JT, inspiration, hyphen Craigslist ad, and tonight’s “Picasso Baby” video premiere. In other news, ”Holy Grail” has gone gold.
Black? Disenfranchised? Kids crying? Blame Jay-Z! In the wake of the on going controversy surrounding Jay-Z and Harry Belafonte, yours truly called Qdeezy’s show on Hot 107.9 in Philly. I also spoke to the good folks at VIBE about the hoopla.
Harry Belafonte appeared on MSNBC yesterday to discuss the Dream Defenders initiative and Stand Your Ground law in Florida. Afterward, the conversation shifted to Jay-Z’s criticism of him in his interview with YN. Last year, Belafonte told The Hollywood Reporter that Hov and Beyoncé “turned their back on social responsibility”. He later said he was willing to meet with the couple to iron out their differences.