To say it’s been a pretty busy past few weeks for Jay-Z would be an understatement. Yesterday the genius rapper stopped by to appear on the ever so controversial morning radio show, The Breakfast Club. The appearance marked Jay’s first visit to the show to promote his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, which is now available for purchase today!
While on the show Mr. Carter shared his views on the digital age of music, Kanye West’sYeezus, staying current and in touch, fatherhood, Lil Wayne, and past feud with Nas. Jay also talked about the high placement he gives Magna Carta Holy Grail compared to his past releases.
As you know Magna Carta Holy Grail is certified platinum and is expected to debut at number 1 on Billboard 200 next week. This week it is now being predicted that Jay-Z will sale between 475-525k copies by July 14th in physical sales. This is amazing since Jay-Z took a whole new routine in promoting his album. Check part 1 and 2 of his interview with The Breakfast Club below.
The new single off the upcoming album, Hall Of Fame, due out August 27th. Gonna listen and update with commentary after Game 6!
UPDATE: Game over. Blackhawks WIN!
But to the topic at hand:
Single potential. Fun beat and one that Sean is readily adapting to with a smooth flow and good story. Jhene is soothing on the hook and Weezy is a nice fit on this one as well. So off the first listen...
The announcement yesterday of Hall Of Fame dropping August 27th is quickly followed by the announcement of Big Sean's new single. It's entitled "Beware" and will feature Lil Wayne & Jhene Aiko. Look out for the song here on Gowhere this week!
Plus, we can now safely say there's a consistent theme with the artwork. See also: "Switch Up" f/ Common.
Yesterday, a 1 minute clip from the set of the "God Bless Amerika" video shoot (also above) saw Lil Wayne standing and walking over the U.S. flag. We have yet to see the context exactly, but naturally just the act alone will get people up in arms. I mean, no matter the context, what circumstance makes it right to desecrate the flag like that?
Today, Lil Wayne addressed that context and the controversy as a whole with this statement to Karen Civil. What do you guys think?
It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. I was shooting a video for a song off my album entitled “God Bless Amerika”. The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America. In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground. In most people eyes including my own who were raised in that environment, the Hood is the only America they know and the only America I knew growing up. I was fortunate from my God giving talents to escape the Hood and see the other beautiful places this country has to offer but most people who are born in that environment don’t get that chance. That’s their view of their America. That was Dwayne M Carter from Hollygrove New Orleans view of America. That’s who I’m speaking for in this song.
"Amerikaz Most Wanted" covers XXL with their summer tour... umm... "Amerikaz Most Wanted" set to kick off this month. Wayne, Tip, and 2 Chainz all have individual covers as well below. Chicago is also represented with what looks like a feature on Chance The Rapper!