Why We Shouldn’t Expect More from Jay-Z

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Tweet  By now you’ve heard about the Barneys fiasco involving two young Black adults being stopped because they made pricey purchases that staff found crime-worthy. I won’t rehash that. I’m writing because of the public outcry for Jay-Z to opt out of his partnership/arrangement/situation/thing with the store. This would signal his (our) intolerance for retail […]

This Is It: Has Jay-Z Become Fat Elvis?

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Tweet   In Part 1 of a three-part podcast involving myself and seveneighteen contributors McFly and Cousin D (along McFly’s brother Mack Mittens and Young Elvis), we started talking about Drake’s success, then somehow got to if Wu-Tang Clan was ever that good, if Jay-Z is now Fat Elvis, and comparing Reasonable Doubt to Illmatic. Unfortunately the […]

Relationship Lessons From Jay-Z And Beyoncé

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Tweet These are ten good lessons you can apply to your own relationship coming from HOV not D.O.C. and the hottest chick in the game that’s still wearing his chain, that was kinda of corny but you get my drift. Check out the ten things that have made them successful in their relationship: Beyoncé & […]

Did Jay-Z Go Too Far Responding To Harry Belafonte?

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Tweet Jay-Z has finally responded to Harry Belafonte. As the rest of the Non-Samsung having and non-album-bootlegging world settles into the rapper’s latest effort, Magna Carta Holy Grail, critics, fans, and everyone in between are dissecting Hov’s every move. There’s been much said about his shot at Miley Cyrus’ culturally appropriative ‘twerking’ (and her obviously […]

Five Things You Need to Know (4/29/2013)- Michael Jackson Wrongful Death

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Tweet   Here are the top news headlines that may interest you for Monday, April 29th, 2013. Read, be informed, discuss, and prosper. Tweet

Five Things You Need to Know (4/26/2013)- Skylar Diggins Signs to Roc Nation

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Tweet   Here are the top news headlines that may interest you for Friday, April 26th, 2013. Read, be informed, discuss, and prosper. Tweet

Five Things You Need to Know (4/11/2013)

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Tweet   Here are the top news headlines that may interest you for Thursday, April 11th, 2013. Read, be informed, discuss, and prosper. Tweet

President Obama’s New Campaign Ad … Featuring Jay-Z

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TweetOn Monday, the campaign to reelect President Barack Obama released a new campaign ad featuring everybody’s favorite rapper, Shawn Jay-Z Carter. The clip, nearly two minutes long, features a suited Jay discussing how the divisive nature of our American political system has fueled generations of voter apathy amongst certain populations and how a great deal […]

The 10 Best Jay-Z Features of All Time

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Tweet Anyone who knows me know that I have an encyclopedic knowledge of the musical catalogue of Sean ‘Jay-Z’ Carter. I’m ashamed to admit it – but I probably quote Jay-Z lyrics more than I quote the bible. I’m the type of Jay-Z fan who’s never read the second half of Decoded because after reading […]

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Why The Hell Doesn’t Jay-Z Understand The Importance Of Occupy Wall Street?

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Tweet  There used to be a time when hip hop stars made it very clear that they didn’t desire to be role models, or that they weren’t the people that should be sought after for opinion on matters such as politics and social injustice. Although you always had artists like Public Enemy and Dead Prez, […]