The 11-minute video was directed by Mark Romanek (who also did “99 Problems”). An invitation for the film shoot said the video would represent a “cross section of the New York art and cultural world” and that the performance would be “experimental and collaborative,” as well as a nod to rap’s “history with endurance.” Jay was reportedly inspired by Abramovic’s recent MoMA exhibition Marina Abramovi?: The Artist Is Present, where she sat at the museum’s atrium for two straight months.
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After schooling New Yorkers on etiquette via numerous unsanctioned interventions, artist Jay Shells channeled his love of hip hop music and his uncanny sign-making skills towards a brand new project: “Rap Quotes.”
For this ongoing project, Shells created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. He then installed them at those specific street corners and locations.
In this short documentary, JAY Z’s Life+Times takes an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the creation of JAY Z’s Barclays Center opening concerts.
Happy Birthday, Jay-Z! Hova turns 43 today, and the hip-hop mogul has plenty to celebrate.
In the past year, Jay’s welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, partnered up with pal Kanye West for an epic Watch The Throne tour and personally christened the opening of Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center — the new official home court of the Brooklyn Nets, in which he owns a minority stake. He also saw wife-of-five-years Beyonce get crowned People magazine’s “Most Beautiful Woman” of 2012 in the spring and cemented their status as hip-hop’s royal couple when they raised $4 million for President Obama’s re-election campaign at the Jay-Z-owned club, 40/40, in the fall. Whew.
This may not be the actual new album Jay is planning to release, but the name is nice and to the point. “Made In America” What do you guys think?
“The first ever Rocawear commercial is a retrospective of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s journey as a kid growing up in the humble projects of Brooklyn aspiring to make music and eventually making history. On that journey, the first business beyond music was the birth of Rocawear. Carter’s Rocawear brand represents his prowess as a business man who continues to challenge himself to be more than merely a musician.”
Fantastic ten minute documentary featuring Kanye West and Jay Z (As a group they are officially know called “The Throne”). This brilliant mini documentary showcases behind the scenes footage of Jay-Z and Kanye West recording their highly anticipated album “Watch The Throne”
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