Tag: Jay-Z

DMX’s Performances Inspired Jay-Z

Jay-Z tells the L.A. Times that DMX forced him to step his show game up. Back in 1998, the tandem co-headlined the Hard Knock Life Tour. Next Friday, Jigga will become the first rapper to close out the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California. “All my early years? Forget it. I was a horrible performer. DMX tore me to pieces. I remember being stunned…He had me really working. But I had to figure this out. If you […]

Pete Rock On Working With Kanye West

[vodpod id=Video.3390133&w=425&h=350&fv=loc%3D%2F%26amp%3Bautoplay%3Dfalse%26amp%3Bvid%3D6032610%26amp%3Bhid%3D63776%26amp%3BdisabledComment%3Dtrue%26amp%3BbeginPercent%3D0.4203%26amp%3BendPercent%3D0.5076] Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg held his Noisemakers series last night with Soul Brother #1. The video’s blurry, but the audio is on point. Pete confirms that he’s working with Kanye on his upcoming album and says that he’s like a lil’ brother to him. He then discusses wanting to work with Eminem and Jay-Z.

Jay-Z Barclays Center Press Conference

A press conference was held this afternoon for the groundbreaking of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Yards. Set to open in 2012, the 18,000 seat arena will become the new home of the New Jersey Brooklyn Nets. Many local residents oppose the move due to imminent increases in traffic and living costs. In attendance were Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Governor David Paterson. Nets co-owner Jay-Z, gave a brief speech, in which he paid homage to the memory […]

Rap Radar Featured On CNN

“Some people might wonder why Jay-Z’s in the President’s chair. Some people might wonder why Barack Obama is. After all, Jay-Z’s created more jobs.” Ha! A year ago, Rap Radar was the new blog on the block. 365 days later, Wolf Blitzer’s plastering the site on CNN. Crazy, ain’t it? Last Friday, Wolf and political pundits Donna Brazille and Alex Castellanos discussed Hovito’s photo op in the White House’s Situation Room. Last year, RR was featured on channel 10 (check […]

Jay-Z & Jeezy Welcome DJ Green Lantern To Atlanta

The Evil Genius has the floor. He thinks he can do my job. Ha! Congrats Green! “JAY-Z , YOUNG JEEZY CALL IN TO WELCOME DJ GREENLANTERN TO HIS NEW GIG ON V-103 ATL WITH GREG STREET.. ALSO GREEN WILL B DOING HIS “INVASION RADIO” SHOW ON SIRIUS/XM LIVE FROM TREE SOUND STUDIO IN ATL WHERE HE HAS SET-UP SHOP AS A PRODUCER …BEATS ON DECK SHAWTY.HA”