HOV fact of the day:

Jay-Z has said that his favorite track of his is Allure, the thirteenth track on The Black Album. Produced by The Neptunes, the track is a presentation of Jay in his lifelong struggle with his drug-dealing vices. As seen in the Fade to Black documentary, Pharrell was so inspired when they made the beat he rang Hov and told him to come to the studio to record his verses straight away, describing it as the soundtrack to the last scene from Carlito’s Way. What do y’all think of the track?

Jay-z on Beyonce

[Via SR]

Jay Z writes:

“The way she has changed my life… If I didn’t have her…? Where would I be? Who will I be? Sometimes I wonder if I would still be Jay-Z. It’s so surreal. First time I laid eyes on her she was 16, I had a thought in my head, “she will be mine“, became my best friend….20 years old, it was time.. before you knew it she made me swallow my pride and my own words bit me in the ass.. “Forever mackin” – 8 years later, married, one kid. She saved me. @ibbaddie @baddiebey”

Do you believe Jay wrote this? OH!

"Call me Hov or Jefe"...or?

With all the media attention surrounding JAY Z’s artistic choice to drop the hyphen from his stage name, which actually occurred way back in 2010, I thought I would start to compile a list of Shawn Corey Carter’s aliases. Feel free to add your own if I miss any of your favorites.

Jaÿ-Z > Jay-Z > JAY Z
Mr. Carter
Young Hov
King Hov
Big Homie
S. Carter
El Presidente
God MC
Bobby Boucher
Champagne Hova
President Carter
New Kennedy
Eight Shows H.O.
Cashmere Brown
Jay Hova
El Padrino
Big Willie
William H.
Lucky Lefty
Jay Peso
The Blueprint
Dope Man
CEO of the R.O.C.
Iceberg Slim
International Hov
Lucky Luciano
Mariano of the Mariott
Young Vito
Uncle Jay
X (used by Hov at Starbucks)
Black Axl Rose
Muhammad Hovi
Daddy (Beyonce only… *Jay laugh)
Black Branch Rickey
New Sinatra
Black Warren Buffet
Black Jay Gatsby
The Bobby Fischer of Rap

anonymous asked:

Jay's not a lefty. He boxes left and gambles with his left hand hence "lucky lefty". Aintnojigga answered this for someone a few days ago and explained it very well

So he uses both hands very well or? Thanks for telling me, didn’t know any of it :) 

A Word From Hov - 2009

Some wisdom from Hov himself:

Last night I performed at the University of Arizona, I had a ball!! Through all the excitement and joking around (as well as the technical difficulties) I missed out on the opportunity to say something important..

On the show as well were Third Eye Blind and Kelly Clarkson.. I thought that to be the oddest pairing EVER but, soon realized, it’s what I’ve always professed..There is NO such thing as BLACK music or WHITE music only GOOD or BAD music..It’s stupid cool to like things that are not like you, and that goes for outside of music.. If you’re an African American you can have a jewish friend. Wait, does Lyor having some Israeli mixed with his jewish count? (Sure they are paranoid but, so are black people after they’ve smoked weed, haaaaa, and plus the JEW fro and the BLUEprint fro are the SAME thing.)

I think concerts like this should happen more often. ( Outside of the one or 2 festivals a year or “Zootopia”) I’m putting that into the up Taylor Swift and Uncle Murda!!

Sorry I don’t “Tweet” (do I?) so this will have to do..


Hov fact of the day:

Biggie wanted DJ Clark Kent’s Brooklyn’s Finest beat for himself after hearing it during one of Mad Skillz studio sessions. Kent recalls Biggie saying to him, ”Nah Clark, I want that record, that beat is for me! You give everything to this nigga!”. It seemed a compromise of epic proportions was in order.

Kent went to the next studio session with Jay and pitched the idea of having Biggie feature on the track. At that point they weren’t friends; so Jay didn’t know how they would organize a feature, and Dame Dash explicitly said he did not want to pay Puff for a verse from Big. Kent excused himself from the studio, went downstairs, and then comes back up with Biggie himself, who he had outside waiting in the car. Taken aback, Jay played Big a few tracks off Reasonable Doubt they had recorded, which he loved, and he agreed to do the feature. Jay went back into the booth and recorded his verses again, with new lines to fit Biggie’s new role. Big took home the unfinished record, then returned a few months later to lay down his verse.

Okay, so what are your hopes for the new JAY-Z solo album?

It has pretty much been confirmed by The-Dream’s comments, all of the studio pictures, and it is obvious Jay is now growing out his hair. We know that Jay has been in the studio with Timbaland, The-Dream, Swizz Beatz, Mike WiLL Made It, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Hit-Boy, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Jahlil Beats, Brasco, Frank Ocean, Pharrell and Wale. Is there anyone else you would like to see produce on the album? Any collaborations you would like to come to fruition? After Watch the Throne and four years of great guest features since The Blueprint 3 I know I am expecting great things.


*LATE PASS* Shout out to Elliott Wilson for spreading the blog. Appreciation from the GOAT of hip hop journalism? We out here!

Wilson also gives props to aintnojigga on his web show The Truth, hosted by Life+Times, here. It is crazy to hear people think Wilson is behind this blog. It must be thaaat good, lol.

MyHiddenDiva: So being a girl, none of my friends appreciated how geeked I was to get this. Tenth anniversary edition. Blue Print. Blue vinyl. I’m scared to even take it out of it’s covering.

Awesome! That is definitely one for the collection. I would recommend not taking it out of the package either- it might be worth a bit more one day.