Jay Z Is Adapting Trayvon Martin’s Story Into a Docuseries and Feature Film That You Definitely Need to See
If Trayon Martin were alive today, he's be 22 years old and likely a college graduate. Unfortunately, his life was cut short on February 26, 2012 by a man who claimed self defense.Read More
Jay-Z held a free concert in support of Hillary Clinton last night in Cleveland, and Beyoncé unquestionably led the group of artists with her performance of "Formation".Read More
The Internet, predictably, exploded.
Beyoncé's much-anticipated short film "Lemonade" premiered last night on HBO--and if there's anyone who could get the vast majority of people to stay in on a Saturday night, it's Bey.Read More
Chrono Trigger is far and away one of my absolute favorite video games, even though I did lose all my save progress during an ill-fated car trip with the PlayStation version. The characters and game mechanics are great, but it's the music that really sets it apart. Anyone that's played the game knows what I'm talking about. So, believe me when I say you should absolutely listen to this Chrono Trigger/Jay-Z mashup album.Read More
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I'm a fairly serious competitive Scrabble player (no, really), which is why I was seriously freaked out to read this morning that Mattel was changing the rules of the game for the first time in 62 years to allow proper nouns like "Jay-Z" and "Shakira" as playable words. The story has been enthusiastically picked up by British media outlets, including The Telegraph, the Daily Mail, and BBC News.
This would be a nightmare for a number of reasons, not least of which would be deciding which nouns are "proper": Which brands, celebrities, and acronyms are "big" enough that they warrant dictionary entries? Does "TomKat," for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' annoyingly portmanteaued relationship, work? Is "Bennifer" still valid even though Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have since broken up? All of which raises another point: Scrabble as we know it would become really dumb.
Fortunately, we got in touch with a Mattel rep, and he confirmed that the rumors of a Scrabble rule change making the rounds in the British press are wildly overblown.Read More
Just half a year after its official release, many New Yorkers consider Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" to be the best anthem the city has: It's much more in sync with the contemporary ebb and flow of New York than, say, Leonard Bernstein's "New York, New York." Well, "Granite State of Mind," a hip-hop ode to the state of New Hampshire performed by comedy outfit The Super Secret Project, may just give such timeless classics as "Old New Hampshire" and "Oh, New Hampshire (You're my Home)" a run for their money. Video after the jump:Read More
As of yesterday, Vinyl Fantasy 7, an album that mashes up the Final Fantasy VII soundtrack with beats and rhymes from some of hip-hop's biggest stars, is available for download.
A preliminary listen reveals some promising things, including: Jay-Z's "Lucifer" laid over the Mako Reactor theme, and Gucci Mane chilling to the Costa del Sol tropicália. You can download Vinyl Fantasy 7 for any price, including $0 (In Rainbows style), so: get on it.Read More