Jay-Z is definitely doing it up, promoting his American Gangster album. He has the ability to switch the style up real quick, hitting up 106 & Park yesterday and doing an interview with Charlie Rose prior to that.
Check out Hov’s interview with Charlie Rose under the hood… Continue »
Diddy, Penelope Cruz, Irv Gotti, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Ryan Phillipe, Mike Tyson and a bunch of other celebs hit up the House of Blues last night in Hollyweird to check out and pay respect to the old man.
If you missed our exclusive interview with Damon Dash and what he has to say about his former partner, Click here.
LL Cool J sat down with MTV and took the time to diss and question Jay-Z’s leadership at Def Jam. LL has a problem with Jay not allowing other Def Jam artists shine off of a American Gangster soundtrack.
Someone tell LL it’s not Camel’s fault his licking his lips is not cuttin’ it anymore. Watch the video right about now Continue »
In our exclusive Bossip interview with Damon Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke, the founders of The Roc, we discuss everything from rumors of Dash’s financial trouble, would Jay-Z be wacked for his disloyalty if The Roc was a mafia organization, and which female celebrities he would have a threesome with. We also discuss his fashion designer wife, Rachel Roy, and why his social networking site, Block Savvy, hasn’t really jumped off yet.
Damon Dash discusses how he met his wife and his social networking venture, Block Savvy. Dash speaks on why America Magazine and Damon Dash Music Group didn’t jump off. Speaking on Jay-Z still putting out albums, he says you have to know when to quit.
Damon Dash talks about The Roc falling apart and his relationship with Jay-Z. He says what Jay-Z did was ‘like a betrayal’. Dash speaks on Jay-Z disloyalty and embarrassing The Roc movement. Dash also says he doesn’t know Jay-Z anymore. He says his wife was the driving force behind growing Rocawear into a business worth over $700 million. Dash addresses rumors of him being in financial turmoil.
Kareem “Biggs” Burke introduces himself and Dash discusses whether Jay’s music is currently strong enough to do another Streets is Watching musical. He says he doesn’t really listen to Jay’s music anymore.
Damon Dash suggested to Bossip yesterday that Joe Camel should retire and he isn’t the only one not feelin the old man’s new sh*t. The NY Post reports:
MAYBE Jay-Z should have stayed retired. The rapper and president of Def Jam recordings has been breaking his back promoting his new album, “American Gangster,” which is “inspired” by the movie. An industry insider says, “He is scrambling – the first single, ‘Blue Magic,’ isn’t being played on radio. It’s the first time in his career he’s not doing well.” Jay-Z will perform the album live on VH1′s “Storytellers” on Thursday. He’ll also tour to “create buzz,” and Def Jam shelled out $500,000 for the first video, added the source. Jay-Z’s rep, Jana Fleishman, says, “It’s not true at all. It’s a conceptual album, so we’re not focusing on one single. He was inspired by the movie. And we tour to support every release.”
We think those sold out Amercian Gangster concerts were probably some scalpers and Def Jam. What’s wrong with leaving the game as a legend-with your head held up high vs people pushing your old ass off the mic?
Jim Jones on Jay-Z messing up his cash flow. Via SOHH:
“He’s pretty much on top and he been in the game [too long], he messin’ up my grind right now. He keep comin’ out and takin’ this money, like that’s my money right there, old head. I need that paper, man. Every time you come out, you mess it up for brothers like me. We need in. That’s why I do things like put out albums in one week.”
Damn, somebody send this dude a check, pronto. Or buy a few albums or something. We’re sick of hearing his ass complain.
Here are some pics of Jay-Z outside David Letterman studios yesterday with his scarf game in full effect. Not every man can pull this look off. For some reason, the neck wear is accentuating his camel-esque features very nicely.
Joey Camel recently Spoke with Rolling Stone and discussed a few topics:
On Don Imus:
“Imus is a racist. He’s not a person that listens to rap or was influenced by rap, so the two things don’t have anything to do with each other, so f*ck him.”
On Kingdom Come:
“Maybe it was too sophisticated. Maybe I f*cked up.”
On retiring a bunch of times:
“I was watching Fade to Black on VH1, and I was cringing, because I kept saying, ‘It may be the last album’ — I’ve made two albums already! When I put The Black Album out, I said I wasn’t going to say that anymore. I just stopped talking. Nobody believes it. Not even you.”
On Yeezy’s “Big Brother” track:
“Not everything on the song was true, but it was true in his mind. He says ‘Carleen said I could buy two tickets.’ You would think he didn’t get any tickets. I gave him four, he wanted six. It was a charity event! And Coldplay — I introduced him to Coldplay, I gave him the number! But I thought it was a brilliant song. It brought us closer together.”