Jay-Z & Kanye West – N*ggas In Paris (live)

I got a chance to see one of my most anticipated tours recently when The Throne touched down in San Jose for one night. The concert was groundbreaking in that Jay and Kanye separated themselves from hip-hop act or MCs to full-on performers. This concert from production, setlist, staging, and confidence was at the level of U2, Coldplay, or The Who. Much like on the album, Jay was the more reserved elder statesman when compared to the emotional, relationship-driven Kanye on stage. What did strike me though was that although Jay has more classics and icon in the game, it was clear that Kanye was more popular and who the crowd came to see/enjoy.

The vid above is of them ending the night with the anthemic “N*ggas in Paris”. Unlike LA’s 10 times in a row, we only heard it 3 times.

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Posted on December 16th, 2011

Watch The Throne – Mini documentary

A leaked 10 min documentary on Kayne and Jay’s behind the scenes workings of their album, “Watch The Throne”. Blessed to see these guys in work mode. Thanks to Riq for sending me the link.

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Posted on July 29th, 2011

Jay-Z & Kanye West – Otis

 

This song is a monster for me. Compared to their past works, its not their best or even classic. But, what I feel makes it different than the rest is that it captures the essence of Ye & Jigga’s posturing.  This is what Biggie could do on Gimme The Loot, Nas on One Mic. The soul sample is simple but effective in my eyes. No real drums just a sample flip with lyrics and timing to punctuate the flurry of one-liners.  I’ve listened to this like 23 times already, no exaggerating.  I did the same with Exhibit C when it came out.  Like Exhibit C wasn’t Jay Electronica’s best work, this song too has come at a point in the hip-op climate where the timing just works.  Hope you like it, if not, for a good opinion and don’t hate. (Link  from TSS)

 

Jay-Z & Kanye West – Otis

 

 

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Posted on July 21st, 2011