Elliott Wilson sits down with Jay-Z for an interview at the Yankee Stadium. Check out part 1, part 2 drops tomorrow.
[Update: Part 2 added after the jump] (more…)
Hov brought out JT last night at the Wireless Festival. After the jump, Jay-Z performs some Magna Carta Holy Grail tracks such as “SomewhereInAmerica”, “Picasso Baby” and “Beach Is Better”. (more…)
Jay-Z keeps innovating and finding new ways to promote his music. During his Twitter Q&A on Monday, Hov mentioned that he’d deliver six pieces of art following the release of his “Magna Carta Holy Grail” album.
One of the six pieces is currently underway at Pace Gallery in NYC with Jay-Z performing “Picasso Baby” for six hours. The footage will reportedly be used in a video for the song. Jay is repetitively rapping bits of “Picasso Baby” alongside fans and artists. Judd Apatow, Wale and Jerry Saltz and Marina Abramović have stopped by and joined Jay at Pace Gallery.
More footage after the jump. (more…)
[Update] Updated projection sales expect Magna Carta Holy Grail to sell 475-525k in its first week.
Even though Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” has been downloaded for free on a lot of smartphones, industry sources suggest it might sell 350,000 – 400,000 in its first week. This would mark Jay-Z’s 13th chart-topper, extending his record as the solo artist with the most No. 1 albums in history. (Only the Beatles, with 19 No. 1s, have more leaders.)
Jay-Z’s last solo studio album, 2009′s “The Blueprint 3,” opened at No. 1 with 476,000 sold in its first week. His collaboration with Kanye West, “Watch the Throne” also started at No. 1 with 436,000.