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Music: Jay-Z–Open Letter

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Someone pissed Jay off. I like when he does impromptu songs. Production by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. Just cause they went to Cuba… let them be.

[Intro]
Ladies and gentlemen
Goddamnit
Let this shit knock

[Verse 1]
I done turned Havana to Atlanta
Guayabera shirts and bandanas
Every time you think they got me I switch the planna
Bulletproof this, radio scanners
Ballin’ ’til they ban us
You gettin’ too much bread, they tryna’ jam you
Boy from the hood but got White House clearance
Sorry y’all, I don’t agree with y’all appearance
Politicians never did shit for me
Except lie to me, distort history
Wanna give me jail time and a fine
Fine, let me commit a real crime
I might buy a kilo for Chief Keef
Out of spite, I just might flood these streets
Hear the freedom in my speech
Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep
Would’ve brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free
Except I made millions off it, you fuckin’ dweeb
I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seat
Y’all buy that bullshit, you’d better keep your receipt
Obama said chill, you gonna get me impeached
But you don’t need this shit anyway
Chill with me on the beach

[Hook – Swizz Beatz]
Y’all gon’ learn today

[Verse 2]
Ya’ll almost want to start a revolution
You know whenever I’m threatened, I start shooting, bark
Catch a body, head to Houston
I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans
This communist talk is so confusing
When it’s from China, the very mic that I’m using
Idiot wind, the Bob Dylan of rap music
You’re an idiot baby, you should become a student
Oh, you gonna learn today
Where the fuck have you been
The world’s under new management
The new role model, fuck this Zoolander shit

Soundtrack/Movie: The Great Gatsby


If this doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what will. We get an official almost 3 minute long trailer from one of the greatest books ever written (it’s a favorite). Jay-Z is scoring the whole soundtrack and giving it a modern sound while keeping the key elements. The trailer opens up with a rework of Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black courtesy of Andre 3000 & Beyoncé. Then when it breaks we get a new tune from Lana Del Rey Young and Beautiful, followed by the grand voice of Florence + the Machine with Over The Love. The soundtrack will have 14 cuts and the deluxe version will consist of 17 through Target. It will be available for purchase digitally on May 7th. Check out the track list below. I am WAY excited for this but I can’t wait to hear Coco O. from Quadron’s song. Needless to say The xx, Jay’s new song, Jack White, Sia and Nero. I want to know what the other 3 tracks will be and who they will consist of. Enjoy!

The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Tracklist:
01. Jay-Z – 100$ Bill
02. Beyoncé and André 3000 – Back to Black
03. will.i.am – Bang Bang
04. Fergie, Q-Tip, and GoonRock – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)
05. Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful
06. Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Love Is The Drug
07. Florence and the Machine – Over The Love
08. Coco O. of Quadron – Where The Wind Blows
09. Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Crazy in Love
10. The xx – Together
11. Gotye – Hearts a Mess
12. Jack White – Love is Blindness
13. Nero – Into the Past
14. Sia – Kill and Run

Video: Kendrick Lamar hears Jay-Z’s verse for the first time

K.Dot is tricked by TDE and is told to listen to a ‘change’ to his track “Bitch don’t Kill my Vibe”. He listens and his face is priceless. “That’s grimy”. Jay did kill it not gonna lie. Then Ab-Soul at the end “Dawg they really let us in the rap game dawg. I can’t believe this shit” lmao!

Justin Timberlake–Suit & Tie Feat. Jay-Z (and Timbaland too lol)

So we all know Timbaland produced it. Not gonna lie… this had to grow on me after three listens. I’m still not 100% convinced. It takes so many turns but after a few times, you appreciate it. The trumpets/trombones were making me iffy. Then the trumpets alone were making it worse and then the piano swiping came along to make it whimsical. I felt like the near future video will have Justin doing his Fred Astaire thing haha. Then it breaks down to Jay’s part and it was a nice little turn around. Gives it that chopped and screwed feel (which I appreciate. I am from Houston at the end of the day). All in all, I honestly expected something different but I’m not hating it. I’ll end up loving it. It has JT and Jay-Z. I mean come on, why not?

JT left us a love note on his website about his new album coming out this year. GET EXCITED!

An Open Letter to you (the fans):

I hope this gets to you the right way. It’s the only way I know to do it. Some people may criticize me for the last 3 days. But it was fun, right?? Right?!?! Besides, I’d rather speak directly to all of you. And, who can knock me for having a little bit of fun with it?

Well… No more teasing. Although, it was A LOT of fun. (Did I mention that I’m having fun with this?? Ha!)
*Makes a serious face*

So, here goes:

This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the “grapevine,” I’m gearing up for a big 2013.
Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now, my next journey with that thing I love called MUSIC.
The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn’t expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs. It was probably the best time I’ve had in my career…

Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process.

What I came up with is something I couldn’t be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that I’ve discovered along the way.

I’m calling it “The 20/20 Experience,” and it’s coming out this year.

I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.

That’s all I’m giving you for now… I know, I know! Again, with the teasing!!!

Get ready. This is going to be fun (well, at least it is for me).