Jay-Z

The War For Real Estate

The War For Real Estate

War is about moves and countermoves. 

In April of 2018, Drake posted a picture on his Instagram account of a gold medallion with a scorpion on it with the simple caption of a CD emoji and the month June 2018. Fans rightfully assumed he would do big numbers with his latest installment because of the success of his two hits “God’s Plan” and “Nice for what.”

What's The Deal With These Collab Projects?

What's The Deal With These Collab Projects?

There are a few rappers who always show out when they collaborate with another particular artist, Method Man and Redman, Lil Wayne and Drake, Jay-Z and Rick Ross, even A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q have heat when the hook-up. These unofficial duos have always garnered anticipation of what a full project from them would sound like.

Jay-Z’s 4:44 & The Slacker Psychology of Celebrity Obsession

Jay-Z’s 4:44 & The Slacker Psychology of Celebrity Obsession

After hearing more people than I can count bumping Jay-Z’s new 4:44 album in their cars this Fourth of July weekend, I decided to listen to it myself today.I initially received the 10-track LP as a poignant audiobook on spirituality, family, and communal economics with tempered musical accompaniment for my perpetual head-nod.

WE ARE IN A "SUNKEN" PLACE!

WE ARE IN A "SUNKEN" PLACE!

People, please stop putting a battery into Lavar Ball’s back, then usurping the energy for your own personal use! It’s selfish. What do I mean by this? When we perceive someone like Lavar Ball as a “rebel” who is going against the very system that is oppressing or exploiting us, we put him on a pedestal. We give his persona a “charge” of energy. We then sit back at our desk at work, or behind our computer, and use his personal plight as a measuring stick for our own progress in this country. It is not!!!!  

Drake Wins Big at The Billboards, Is It Time To Take Jay's Throne?

Drake Wins Big at The Billboards, Is It Time To Take Jay's Throne?

Sunday, May 21, 2017, music star Drake came away with a record-breaking 13 BillBoard Awards including, top artist, top male artist, and best album for "Views." Breaking the record (12), which was held previously by Adele in 2012, is a major accomplishment for any artist regardless of genre. The Billboards are where artist gauge their success based on where they land on the charts.

Drake has a song that charted on the top 200 since the year 2009, I was in the tenth grade.

So when taking his success into account, and current status at the top of Hip-Hop specifically, I have to begin to think about when it's time to go after the giant that is Jay-Z.

Ether > Takeover: Lets end the debate

Ether > Takeover: Lets end the debate

Let's first set the scene, it’s September 11, 2001, a day Americans will always remember as the day the World Trade Center was attacked in New York City. 9/11 is also the day Rap fans worldwide will remember as the day Jay-Z dropped one of the most lethal, lyrical assaults in Hip-Hop history with the release of the “Takeover” off of his sixth studio album, The Blueprint.