A photo featuring a man looking scarily like Jay-Z way back in 1939 has surfaced and has us puzzled… I mean, that’s him. Freaky. The photo was apparently taken by Sid Grossman from the Schomburg Center, a research unit of the New York Public Library. Incredible. It’s almost as if we’ve stumbled across a Vampire Diaries throwback, what do you think? Check out the full photo here.
And check out Justin Timberlake’s video for Suit & Tie featuring Jay-Z here.
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards will be held in Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre. This year’s VMAs will take place on Sunday, August 25. The VMAs were last held in New York in 2009 and have been in Los Angeles since. The Barclays Center is best known for being the venue where Jay-Z performed an astounding eight concerts in a row last fall.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz commented on the new saying, “From hip-hop to hipsters, Jay- Z to MGMT, Brooklyn musicians have a long history of dominating the ‘spotlight’ on MTV. Brooklyn is a cultural Mecca — the hippest, coolest place for young people across the country, and has played a crucial role in the careers of some of 2013′s biggest bands, like Fun. and the Lumineers.”
Marty continued, “Now, it is only fitting that the first time Brooklyn will ever host a major awards show, we are welcoming the most exciting and talked about spectacle in the music industry … I’m so thrilled that I’ll probably get ‘no sleep till Brooklyn’ hosts the VMAs!”
Are you going to watch the MTV Video Music Awards when it airs August 25? Tell us in the comments section below!
Can Justin Timberlake stop his hotness? Guess not with the release of The 20/20 Experience, his video for Mirrors, and now we got this amazing medley of some of his hit tracks from Justified and FutureSex/LoveSounds performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The medley included Like I Love You, My Love, Cry Me A River, and Senorita. Performing enigmatically, Justin also included a few bars of Jay-Z and Kanye’s Paris into the mix. Was it a big up to Jay or was it a jab to Kanye who had recently dissed him in another concert.
Check out the performance here and tell us what you think in the comments section!
Us Weekly has just reported on a picture revealing a sneak peek into Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s music video shoot for their track Suit and Tie. You can check out the full picture at US Weekly‘s site here. This will be Justin’s first music video since 2006 (can you believe it?). The boys were filming on Friday, January 6 dressed to the nines and that means we’re only but a short wait until the official video comes out. I don’t know about you guys but I’m so happy that Justin is back in the game (and looking good doing it). As long as Justin’s got his suit and tie, I’ll be there with my ear buds plugged in.
Check out the lyrics video for Justin Timberlake’s Suit and Tie here and tell us what you think of the track and the upcoming video in the comments section below.
Director and writer Baz Luhrmann has secured Jay-Z to score his latest movie, a film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald`s American classic, The Great Gatsby. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, the film brings the famous love triangle to the big screen and acts and Luhrmann`s first feature film since 2008`s Australia.
Jay-Z`s collaborator The Bullits shared the duo`s good news on Twitter, saying “Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!”.
Luhrmann`s work has become synonymous with exceptional soundtracks, having won two BAFTAs and one Golden Globe in the soundtrack category for Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet. The Great Gatsby will see Luhrmann team up once again with his Romeo + Juliet leading man, Leonardo Dicaprio, who will play the title role of Jay Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby hits theatres on May 10, with the first trailer already featuring some of Jay-Z`s handiwork with No Church In The Wild.