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14 May

Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Budweiser and United Way today announced “Budweiser Made in America,” an exciting, two-day music festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend to benefit United Way and produced by Live Nation.

JAY Z will curate and headline the blockbuster roster of talent, which will include nearly 30 artists that embody the American spirit performing across three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2.

The eclectic roster of talent cultivated by JAY Z will be announced on May 21 and include acts ranging from rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance.

Tickets for “Budweiser Made in America” music festival go on sale Wednesday, May 23, through Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com. A limited number of 2-day tickets will be available for $99 (plus service charges). Budweiser Facebook fans will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 22. To become a Budweiser Facebook fan, visit www.facebook.com/Budweiser.

“This Labor Day, we will not only make history but we’re benefiting a great organization. ‘Budweiser Made in America’ will encompass every genre of music, creating and showcasing the only genre that matters, ‘great music.’ Budweiser and Live Nation are going to produce an amazing two days of performances, and it’s great to partner with United Way again to support all of the positive work they do in the community,” said Shawn “JAY Z” Carter.

The festival in Philadelphia will culminate following a summer of music parties in cities all across America, when Budweiser will invite its Facebook fans to experience talented local bands and artists. Budweiser, brewed across America, has a decades-long history of celebrating great American music.

“This festival will offer music fans from across the U.S. and beyond the biggest names in hip-hop, rock, dance and other popular genres this Labor Day,” said Rob McCarthy, vice president of Budweiser for Anheuser-Busch.

“Philadelphia is delighted to welcome visitors from around the country for a national music festival,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “United Way has brought JAY Z and Budweiser together to host this national event in the birthplace of America. We are excited to invite the musicians, sponsors, guests and festivals goers for a memorable weekend.”

A primary goal of this music festival is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. This concert will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Lancaster County, PA and New York City, enabling them to invest more dollars into their regions, strengthening local communities and improving lives. As a result of this concert, the money invested into these communities will positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and most needy citizens in these regions.

Budweiser Made in America also will be available for consumers around the country to watch via live-streaming. Details will be announced at a later date.

The event is the latest chapter in Budweiser’s long association with music, which includes memorable Rolling Stones tours and Budweiser SuperFest, which was headlined by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and other music legends.

06 Mar

Jay-Z will be performing at Austin City Limits on March 12th as part of American’s Express’s Sync Show. The event will showcase AMEX’s new Twitter experience where its card members can tweet using special offer hashtags to load offers directly to their Card and get discounts at the stores that they shop.

During the live-stream, @AmericanExpress will also unlock additional exclusive offers redeemable once Cardmembers sync. Lastly, leading up to and during the concert, JAY Z fans can tweet song requests and un-lock a digital concert poster.

The Amex Sync Show will be broadcast live at YouTube.com/AmericanExpress and also be available on the VEVO mobile. A special rebroadcast will be available on-demand from March 13th to March 19th at
www.Twitter.com/americanexpress, www.YouTube.com/AmericanExpress and on Xbox LIVE.

In Austin, SXSW Interactive badge holders that are American Express Cardmembers can sync their cards with their Twitter accounts for a chance to gain access to the “Amex Sync Show Presenting JAY Z” live for themselves plus one guest that is also a SXSW registrant. The concert will also be live-streamed from a digital billboard on the corner of 6th Street and Red River in Austin.

Ticket pickup will occur at the American Express Booth at the Austin Convention Center on Saturday, March 10, at 7:00 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis.

HASHTAG: #JayZSyncShow
Note: EXCLUSIVE JAY Z FOOTAGE will be available on the YouTube page later tonight around 8pm ET.

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2012
7:00pm CT / 8:00pm ET

WHERE: Austin City Limits Live
Austin, TX 78712

MORE: @AmericanExpress; @AmexSync

28 Aug

Kanye West and Jay-Z performed “Otis” on the MTV VMAs.

Watch it below:

25 Jul

For this project, music icons and pop culture visionaries JAY-Z and Kanye West have joined their extraordinary talents to form the group ‘THE THRONE’ and confirm the most anticipated album and touring event of the year, WATCH THE THRONE. On Monday, August 8th ‘THE THRONE’S’ extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam Recordings / Roc Nation album collaboration, WATCH THE THRONE, will be available worldwide exclusively on iTunes. On the same day, tickets will be made available to the public for the once-in-a-lifetime pairing of two of music’s greatest performers on one stage, with the WATCH THE THRONE TOUR (powered by VoyR) at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. All fans who purchase their tickets online will receive a digital copy of the album. The Live Nation produced tour will begin on September 22nd in Detroit with 24 dates confirmed thus far.

On Monday, July 25th, everyone can get the lead track, “Otis” instantly when they pre-order the DELUXE album exclusively at iTunes at http://idj.to/watchthethronedlxit. The album will be available at additional physical and digital retailers on August 12th.

Beginning Thursday, July 28th, fans that visit www.LiveNation.com/WatchTheThrone, will have access to presale tickets, which includes a digital copy of the album. Citi® card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Friday, July 29th at 10AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Citi® is the official credit card of the WATCH THE THRONE TOUR.

The longtime friends and music innovators inspired each other to new heights with their collaboration on WATCH THE THRONE recorded in person at various locations around the world. Over a year in the making and a truly global affair, the duo recorded in London and Bath in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Paris, and New York City. Though shrouded in secrecy, the album has already been heralded a ‘masterpiece’ by those who have heard it, and features production from The RZA, The Neptunes and Kanye’s longtime collaborator Mike Dean. The short list of featured vocals includes Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield and Mr. Hudson. The lead track, “OTIS,” which premiered over New York radio waves on Wednesday, July 20th night during HOT 97’s FunkMaster Flex show, brilliantly weaves Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness.”

The production is classic Kanye West soul, with the two MCs trading couplets over a sample manipulated the way only West can. ‘Sounds so soulful, don’t you agree?” intones JAY-Z, and the two launch into a treatise on swagger, claiming their rightful place at the top. Since the track’s release, the flood of praise for the track has been nothing short of deafening. Entertainment Weekly declares the track “the most well-executed rap song of the year.” “Otis” can be streamed at watchthethrone.com/otis.

Both JAY-Z and Kanye West have each appeared as guests on the other’s stage, and now they come together for never-before-seen performances not only from their collaboration, WATCH THE THRONE but also songs from their classic catalogue. Fans should stay tuned: several key dates will offer unique opportunities to become a part of the WATCH THE THRONE movement.

9/22/11 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills

9/24/11 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

9/25/11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

9/27/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

9/28/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

9/29/11 Washington DC Verizon Center

10/4/11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

10/6/11 Chicago, IL United Center

10/7/11 Chicago, IL United Center

10/8/11 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

10/10/11 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

10/13/11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

10/14/11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

10/16/11 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion

10/17/11 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion

10/19/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

10/20/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

10/21/11 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

10/25/11 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

10/26/11 Houston, TX Toyota Center

10/29/11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

10/30/11 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

11/1/11 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena

11/3/11 Boston, MA TD Garden


1. No Church In the Wild (feat. Frank Ocean)

2. Lift Off (feat. Beyoncé)

3. N—as In Paris

4. Otis (feat. Otis Redding)

5. Gotta Have it

6. New Day

7. That’s My Bitch

8. Welcome to the Jungle

9. Who’s Gon Stop Me

10. Murder to Excellence

11. Made In America (feat. Frank Ocean)

12. Why I Love You (feat. Mr. Hudson)


13. Illest M———-r Alive ****

14. H.A.M ****

15. Primetime ****

16. The Joy (feat. Curtis Mayfield) ****

17 Nov

Jay-Z was interviewed on the Late Show with David Letterman. Check it out and buy his new book Decoded (physical version) or (Kindle version) and pre-order The Hits Collection Volume 1 now

03 Nov

Encompassing more than a dozen years of hit singles and signature album tracks, JAY-Z: THE HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE (pre-order), the first compilation of its kind ever issued in the U.S. on the 10-time Grammy Award-winning hip-hop megastar, will arrive in stores November 22nd on Roc Nation/Def Jam Recordings, a division of Island Def Jam Music Group.

HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE (pre-order) will be available in three separate packages:

· The Standard Edition, with the essential 14 tracks and a 12-page booklet in a digipak;

· The Deluxe Edition slim-line jewel-box, with the essential 14 track CD plus a second disc of five impossible-to-find rarities, and an expanded 36-page booklet, with a debossed white linen cover

· The special Collector¹s Edition Box Set, with both CDs, along with a limited edition large format 100-page hard-cover cloth-bound coffee table book, featuring never before seen intimate photography documenting JAY-Z¹s career, all housed in a beautiful debossed white linen presentation box.

The essential 14 tracks on HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE (pre-order), each cut personally chosen by JAY-Z, are as follows:

1. Public Service Announcement (Interlude)

2. Run This Town featuring Rihanna & Kanye West (from The Blueprint 3, 2009)

3. 03 Bonnie & Clyde featuring Beyoncé Knowles (from The Blueprint2: The Gift & the Curse, 2002)

4. Encore (from The Black Album, 2003)

5. I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) (from The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, 2000)

6. Izzo (H.O.V.A.) (from The Blueprint, 2001)

7. D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) (from The Blueprint 3, 2009)

8. 99 Problems (from The Black Album, 2003)

9. Empire State Of Mind featuring Alicia Keys (from The Blueprint 3, 2009)

10. Dirt Off Your Shoulder (from The Black Album, 2003)

11. Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) (from Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life,1998)

12. Show Me What You Got (from Kingdom Come, 2006)

13. Roc Boys (And The Winner Is) (from American Gangster, 2007)

14. Big Pimpin (from Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter, 1999)

The five rarities contained on the HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE Deluxe Edition second CD and Collector¹s Edition Box Set second CD comprise ³Young Gifted and Black,² ³Pump It Up (Freestyle),² ³My President Is Black (Remix),² ³Go Hard Remix² by JAY-Z, Kanye West & T-Pain, and ³This Life Forever² (from the Black Gangster movie soundtrack, 1999).

JAY-Z¹s career began in 1996 with the classic ³Reasonable Doubt.² In 1997, he joined forces with Def Jam Recordings and began an unprecedented era of success propelling him to the position of trendsetter, entrepreneur and innovator that he is today. In 2009, JAY-Z released ³The Blueprint 3² on Roc Nation and surpassed Elvis for the most # 1 albums for a solo artist.

JAY-Z has effectively cemented his place in not only hip-hop, but as a spokesperson for innovation and originality; emphasizing the importance of expanding the boundaries of the culture.

JAY-Z has transcended being pigeon holed; opening doors for artists of every genre, introducing his music to venues and audiences never before thought to be traditional hip-hop outlets. His career has sparked conversation and debate on topics ranging from hip-hop purity to various socio-political issues. With the release of HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE, JAY-Z celebrates what he has already accomplished, while looking forward to the ³first time ever² moments he has yet to create.

For more information go to www.jayzhitscollection.com.

22 Oct

A teaser video for Jay-Z’s upcoming Greatest Hits album has been released. The album is due out on November 8th. Check out the video below

18 Oct

In his first book, DECODED (pre-order), pop culture icon JAY-Z describes the hidden meanings behind some of his most provocative songs and provides a highly personal narrative of the culture that so powerfully shaped his life and art. But some stories are bigger than the printed page. Bing, the decision engine from Microsoft, is launching a multi-platform search experience and interactive game to help people decode JAY-Z’s life and lyrics. JAY-Z’s words will be taken a step further, allowing fans to use Bing and decide how to find the very locations that inspired them. Every single page of JAY-Z’s book will be released to the public before the book is in stores, with pages physically placed in locations related to their specific content. The immersive journey will take players from the projects in the Brooklyn neighborhood where JAY-Z grew up and the London streets where he found inspiration, to the building of his empire in Manhattan and beyond. Fans physically in those locations and those playing online with Bing will be offered never-before-experienced insights into JAY-Z’s highly personal process. In addition to high profile media placements around the world, DECODED’S three hundred pages will be appearing in places and on objects that have never before been used as advertising. From pools and pool tables to bronze plaques and high-fashion clothing racks; a variety of unexpected surfaces will become the canvas for JAY-Z’s art.

And it will be up to fans to decide how to find these pages using Bing. Online, fans will find a one of a kind search experience built on Bing technologies and will be able to walk the streets that JAY-Z walked and use Bing to search and decide how to decode his life and lyrics at every turn. The immersive online experience utilizes multiple facets of Bing, including Bing Maps and Bing Entertainment, to give fans full access to the stories behind JAY-Z’s songs . Over the course of a month, fans will come together as a community to compile DECODED (pre-order) online before it hits bookshelves. Over 300 pages to decode, located via 600 unique traditional, non-traditional and digital advertising placements in 15 locations around the world and in Bing Maps, 200 prize winners, one grand prize winner and the unveiling of DECODED – all in the next 4 weeks.

How It Works

Produced by creative agency Droga5, the game launches on October 18th and five to ten new pages from DECODED (pre-order) will be unveiled each day, until the contest ends on November 20th. Players of the game answer clues to find the DECODED pages in the online game experience at Bing.com/jay-z, or in-person by locating the clues in NYC, London and beyond. Any player who locates a page online, or in-person (by texting unique game codes from the page) is entered into a drawing for a prize: the specific page they’ve located, signed by JAY-Z. All participants will be entered for a grand prize: two tickets to JAY-Z and Coldplay in concert in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.

DECODED (pre-order) is on sale November 16 from Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group. Pre-order it on Amazon now!

Be part of this bold new chapter at bing.com/jay-z.

15 Jul

Yesterday, Consequence of Sound premiered the video for Hugo’s “99 Problems”. Check it out below:

Hugo – “99 Problems” from Consequence of Sound on Vimeo.

26 Jun

Jay-Z and Eminem were on the Late Show with David Letterman. Eminem did the Top 10 List, performed “Not Afraid” and then “Renegade” with Jay-Z. Jay-Z did an interview with Letterman and performed “On To The Next One”. Check out the videos below and pick up Eminem’s new album Recovery on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD and Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

Eminem Top 10 List

Jay-Z Interview

Eminem – “Not Afraid”

Jay-Z – “On To The Next One”

Eminem & Jay-Z – “Renegade”