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[WATCH] JAY Z’s celeb-packed performance art short for ‘Picasso Baby’ [Dir. Mark Romanek]

Jay Z recently performed his Magna Carta Holy Grail track ‘Picasso Baby’ over and over for six hours straight at NYC’s Pace Gallery, and director Mark Romanek has now cut that footage into a short “performance art piece” that premiered on HBO last night. The clip is bookended by interviews with Jay in which he ponders the …

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[WATCH] JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE highlights from SNL + FALLON

Justin Timberlake makes his long-awaited return to music this month with his third solo LP, the Timbaland-produced The 20/20 Experience, and in the build-up to its release he has continued to prove himself the most versatile and entertaining pop star of his generation. Slick and charismatic as ever, he hosted a cameo-intensive and tremendously fun episode of Saturday …

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[WATCH] JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: ‘Suit & Tie’ ft. JAY-Z (Dir. David Fincher)

Justin Timberlake has returned to music after a six-year hiatus during which he tried his hand at acting (to middling results), and he’s pulling out all the stops for his much anticipated third solo LP The 20/20 Experience. Teaming up once again with Timbaland, he dropped the first single ‘Suit & Tie’ last month, a super …

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[WATCH] Grammy performances by FRANK OCEAN, JACK WHITE, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, MIGUEL & more

The 2013 Grammy Awards took place yesterday, amid CBS’ concerns over “female breast nipples” and (I assume) speculation as to who human scumbug Chris Brown might punch, and the awards confirmed their complete irrelevance by naming Mumford & Sons’ dismal Babel as Album of the Year. The proceedings did provide a few rare highlights, however, with performances …

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[LISTEN] KANYE WEST: ‘Clique’ ft. Jay-Z & Big Sean

Kanye West has dropped a new track called ‘Clique’, which is likely to appear on his forthcoming G.O.O.D. Music collaborative LP Cruel Summer. The clique includes Jay-Z and Big Sean here, and the song features a brazen, attention-grabbing line from Yeezy referencing Kim Kardashian’s sordid past: “Ate breakfast at Gucci/ My girl a superstar all …

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[WATCH] MADE IN AMERICA sets from JAY-Z, KANYE WEST, JANELLE MONAE, ODD FUTURE, SANTIGOLD & more

The Jay-Z-curated Budweiser Made In America Festival kicked off in Philadelphia over the weekend, and it looked pretty damn epic. The first day included a set from HOV himself — featuring a pre-recorded speech from President Barack Obama — plus a surprise performance from the G.O.O.D. Music crew (Kanye West, Common, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and …

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[WATCH] JAY-Z & KANYE WEST: ‘No Church In The Wild’ ft. FRANK OCEAN

Jay-Z and Kanye West have dropped a video for ‘No Church in the Wild’, the third from last year’s collaborative LP Watch the Throne (following ‘Otis‘ and ‘Niggas in Paris‘). The clip for the Frank Ocean-featuring number is directed by Romain Gavras (known for his work with M.I.A.), who attempts to appropriate the revolutionary spirit of 2011 here, …

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[WATCH] JAY-Z live at Carnegie Hall + SXSW

American Express have released the first two videos of their series from Jay-Z’s Carnegie Hall benefit gig which took place last month. Tickets started at US$1500 in aid to fight poverty, boost on-time graduation rates in undeserved New York City schools, and put college within reach for low-income students across the five boroughs. The performance …

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[WATCH] JAY-Z & KANYE WEST: ‘Niggas In Paris’

The video for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne anthem ‘Niggas in Paris’ dropped today, and it comes with the following warning: “THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED BY EPILEPSY ACTION TO POTENTIALLY TRIGGER SEIZURES FOR PEOPLE WITH PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPSY”. The clip focuses on the Watch the Throne tour, which became notorious for playing this triumphant …

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[LISTEN] JAY-Z: ‘Glory’ (ft. B.I.C.)

Yesterday, a day after the birth of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s baby girl Blue Ivy Carter, Jay posted a celebratory song on his Life + Times website. ‘Glory’, which apparently features the youngest debut ever (with baby cries credited to “B.I.C.”, Blue Ivy’s initials), is no doubt the most “awwww!”-inspiring rap track of 2012, with Hov beaming, “Baby …

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