Nas Performs Illmatic in Full at Coachella 2014 With Special Guests Jay-Z and Diddy

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Coachella weekend has been filled with surprises thus far and legendary rapper Nas not only delivered an energized set, but possibly the biggest guest appearance of the weekend. Nas celebrated the occasion with a special tribute to one of the most iconic albums in hip-hop, playing his Illmatic album in full for it's 20th year anniversary. 

If that wasn't enough on it's own, he participated in Coachella's spirit by bringing out a very very special surprise guest, fellow New York hip-hop icon Jay-Z (who he once had a huge feud with), to perform "Dead Presidents" and "Where I'm From". Nas snuck in a few other hits including "One Mic" and "Made You Look". To help end the set, he brought Diddy out for "Hate Me Now". All together it was easily one of the most entertaining hip-hop sets we have ever seen. Stream the entire performance below and enjoy!

Nas – Coachella 2014 Live Set

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Jay Electronica x Jay-Z – We Made It (Remix) : Massive Rap Collaboration

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Right when you thought "We Made It" had been laid to rest, Jay Electronica is back from a long absence alongside original label signer Jay-Z to lay out the best version of the song to date.Electronica's verse is solid and proves critics wrong by managing to slip in an apology for taking such a long time to release anything. Jay-Z closes out the track with such effortless confidence adding the perfect co-sign for Jay Electronica's revival. Stream and enjoy replaying until we hear any more news. 

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Daft Punk – Computerized (Ft. Jay-Z) (Co-Produced by Kanye West) : All Star Collaboration

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There's no denying the international star power between electronic music pioneers Daft Punk and hip-hops great Jay-Z, but unbeknownst to many of us untill today the iconic artists came together to collaborate on a track during a supposed studio session with Kanye West producing for the Tron Soundtrack. "Computerized" is every bit as awesome as you'd expect, with Daft Punk turning back time to lay down a classic electro funk beat similar to pre-Random Access Memories days with splashes of catchy synth patterns and keyboard samples galore while Jay-Z lays down verse after verse with flawless ease.

This potential blockbuster has every media source searching for the factual nature of this track since it surfaced over the weekend, but unlike most bootlegs previously touted as Daft Punk originals, this sounds extremely legitimate and also raises the question of why this was track was scraped from a release. Stream the track below and stay on the look for more info as soon it becomes available. Enjoy

Daft Punk – Computerized (Feat. Jay Z) | Stream Only

Rick Ross ft. Jay-Z – “The Devil Is A Lie” : Must Hear Hip-Hop Collaboration

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Today we get our ears on one of the most exciting collaborations to be released at the end of 2013 as Rick Ross and Jay-Z team up for “The Devil Is A Lie”. The song packs some of the best verses I’ve heard from both Rozay and Jay to date with hip-hop beat maker KE on the Track providing the beat. Creative, catchy, and down right awesome are just a few words that come to mind. Hopefully we see these two rap icons work together on material in the future. Enjoy.

Rick Ross – The Devil Is A Lie (Ft. Jay-Z)

Crizzly and Figure Release Monster Dubstep Collaboration “All Black Everything” [Free Download]

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It looks like all that time Figure and Crizzly have spent on the road performing shows under the All Black Everything Tour has produced a collaborative track of massive proportions with the same name. ‘All Black Everything’ gives you the best of both worlds as Crizzly’s fondness for hip-hop inspired bass heaters meets Figures insatiable thirst for pounding aggressive dubstep music. Stream this track below and don’t miss out on this free download while available and above all.. Enjoy

Crizzly and Figure – All Black Everything | Free Download

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Jay – Z – Tom Ford (Remix) (Ft. Pimp C) : Huge Official Hip-Hop Remix With Unreleased Verse From Pimp C

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An unreleased verse from rap legend Pimp C is brought out of the vault by Jay-Z for an official remix to Hov’s recent hit ‘Tom Ford’. This comes on the 5 year anniversary of Pimp C passing away as well as Jay’s birthday. Pimp C’s verse couldn’t have worked better and is almost unreal knowing how long ago it was recorded yet how perfect it fits on the track. Listen below, enjoy!

Jay – Z – Tom Ford (Remix) (Ft. Pimp C)

Just Blaze & Baauer – “Higher” Ft. Jay-Z : Short-Film Music Video and download now available

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The massive hip-hop / electronic hyrbid single “Higher” from iconic hip-hop producer Just Blaze and young gun Baauer which features a cameo from Jay-Z just got a proper Short-Film quality Music Video and is finally available to download through iTunes. The video was directed by Nabil, a director known for his work with Kanye West, Frank Ocean and James Blake among others. We get a visually stimulating film taking place in Kerala, India where we see the Kalaripayattu warriors go after each other. Grab the song so you can blast it wherever you would like now. Enjoy!

Just Blaze x Baauer – Higher ft. Jay-Z | iTunes

Jay-Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail (Full Album Stream)

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Following up Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller Jay-Z drops the next hip-hop album of the summer with Magna Carta… Holy Grail. The quickly announced album is the first ever to go platinum before releasing due to a strategtic deal with Samsung to sell 1 million copies of the record which they leaked out to their customers. Well now you can stream the entire album before it drops everywhere July 8th. Make sure to support Hova and pick up a copy by pre-ordering here.

The album features Beyonce, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean and Nas and recruits Pharrell and Timbaland and more on production. Comment with your thoughts on the new record below.

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 Jay-Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail

1. “Holy Grail (featuring Justin Timberlake)”  Produced by Timbaland The-Dream Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon

2. “Picasso Baby” Produced by Timbaland, Adrian Younge, Harmon

3. “Tom Ford” Produced by Timbaland, Harmon

4. “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (featuring Rick Ross)” Produced by Boi-1da

5. “Oceans (featuring Frank Ocean)” Produced by Pharrell

6. “F.U.T.W.” Produced by Timbaland, Harmon

7. “Somewhere in America” Produced by Hit-Boy, Mike Dean

8. “Crown” Produced by Travis Scott, WondaGurl Dean

9. “Heaven” Produced by Timbaland, The-Dream, Harmon

10. “Versus” Produced by Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Harmon

11. “Part II (On the Run)(featuring Beyoncé)” Produced by Timbaland, Harmon

12. “Beach is Better” Produced by Mike Will Made It

13. “BBC (Ft. Nas)” Produced by Pharrell, Timbaland

14. “Jay-Z Blue” Produced by Timbaland Harmon

15. “La Familia” Produced by Timbaland Harmon

16. “Nickels and Dimes” Produced by Kyambo Joshua Dean

Jay-Z drops full track-listing with video album preview for new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail”

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Jay-Z has been very tight on details for his newest album titled Magna Carta Holy Grail. We now get preview a ton of different tracks off it in a quick mini documentary about him and the album which was aired during game 5 of the NBA Finals. We also get the full track-listing which got released through a scavenger hunter yesterday in New York City through Twitter. This adds even more anticipation making it the hip-hop record I might be most excited for all year. Watch and read and get excited for this release coming out on July 7th.

Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail Track-Listing

1. Picasso Baby
2. Heaven
3. Versus
4. Tom Ford
5. Beach Is Better
6. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt
7. Oceans
8. F.U.T.W.
09. Part II (On The Run)
10. BBC
11. La Familia
12. Jay-Z Blue
13. Nickles & Dimes
14. Holy Grail (Bonus Track)
15. Open Letter (Bonus Track)

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Jay-Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Brillz & Z-Trip Remix) : Trap / Hip-Hop Remix from Trap Nation

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Brillz and Z-Trip just teamed up to remix one of the most iconic hip-hop tracks ever “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” from Jay-Z. The take the hip-hop classic and unthinkably smash it into a trap anthem that works unbelievaly well. From Z-Trip offering some traditonal scratching to the raw bass from Brillz, the chemistry between the two is unreal. This is apart of the Trap Nation tape from Imanos over at Jay-Z’s Life + Times and you can grab it on the continous mix below, and the download for the remix will be available Monday. Enjoy!

Jay-Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Brillz & Z-Trip Remix)

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Jay Z drops “100$ Bill” off Soundtrack of The Great Gatsby

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Jay-Z was recently announced to be helping exectuvely produce the upcoming film The Great Gatsby. We got to preview Nero’s cut “Into the Past”. Now we get the full version of Jay-Z’s song “100$ Bill” which offer some amazing production with some unstoppable verses touching on range of controversial topics. I can’t think of any rapper who can deliver his verses with such unreal confidence. Grab the whole soundtrack when it drops on May 10th.

Jay Z – 100$ Bill | Pre-Order



Jay-Z – Open Letter (Produced by Timbaland & Swizz Beatz) : Huge New Song

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Jay-Z let’s loose a spur of them moment extra raw track “Open Letter” produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. He touches on some current issues that have been brought up in the media recently about the himself including his recent signing with Universal as well as potentially “illegally vacationing in Cuba” and goes onto to joke about “buying a kilo from Chief Keef”. It is a refreshing quick track letting us know that Jay is more than relevant. Enjoy!

Jay-Z – Open Letter (Produced by Timbaland & Swizz Beatz)



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