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Jay-Z Is Still King Of The Charts

September 23, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

In its second week, Jay-Z’s “The Blueprint 3” is still number one on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums list. Jay sold 476,000 in the first week and another 298,000 in its second. Jay has been touring and appearing on various TV shows to promote the album.

In other rap album news, Kid Cudi’s debut “Man On The Moon: The End Of Day” is at number four with 104,000 albums sold. The album already has two top 50 hits (“Day ‘N’ Night” and “Make Her Say”.) and Drake’s EP “So Far Gone” is at number six with 73,000 albums sold.

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Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 Releases Today! Plus, Tour Dates

September 8, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Jay-Z has moved the release date for The Blueprint 3 from Friday, September 11th (which is the 8th anniversary of the first Blueprint album) to today (Tuesday, September 8th).

Jay-Z will also tour in support of The Blueprint 3. Below are the confirmed tour dates, but more may be added in the coming weeks.

Sept. 8 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Sept. 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden- This concert will be shown on Fuse TV (check your local listings for times)
Oct. 9 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
Oct. 10 – Highland Heights, KY @ The Bank of Kentucky Center
Oct. 13 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Oct. 14 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
Oct. 15 – Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place
Oct. 16 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
Oct. 17 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
Oct. 24 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center
Oct. 25 – Amherst, MA @ Mullins Center
Oct. 27 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
Oct. 28 – Columbus, OH @ Value City Arena Ohio State
Oct. 29 – London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
Oct. 30 – Montreal, QUE @ Centre Bell Centre
Oct. 31 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Nov. 1 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
Nov. 12 – Champaign, IL @ University of Illinois, Assembly Hall
Nov. 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
Nov. 20 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
Nov. 22 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center Arena

Tracks From The Blueprint 3 Leaked Online

September 3, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Some tracks from The Blueprint 3 have leaked online. The album is scheduled to be released on September 11th.

When told of the news, Jay-Z said “I may be the most bootlegged artist in history, it’s a preview. I’m excited for people to hear the album. I’m very proud of the work I’ve done, so enjoy it. My pager is actually ringing right now, so people are probably calling me and telling me they pretty much like it. I can tell by the way my pager rings if a song is good or not. It’s really going crazy right now.”

Jay has a busy schedule ahead as he will perform at Madison Square Garden on September 11th to benefit the NY Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. On September 13th Jay will appear on the MTV VMA’s and on September 14th, Jay will perform with Kanye West and Rihanna on the debut episode of The Jay Leno Show.

Jay-Z To Play Madison Square Garden

August 25, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Jay-Z will play Madison Garden Square on September 11th to celebrate the release of The Blueprint 3. The show will benefit the New York Police And Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund (a charity set up in 1985 to support the families of police officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty).

The Blueprint 3 Track List

August 24, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Jay-Z announced the track list to his upcoming album, “The Blueprint 3,” through his website (www.jay-z.com). The album will be released on September 11th through Jay’s own RocNation with distribution through Atlantic Records.

“Blueprint 3” Tracklist:

1. What We Talking About (featuring Luke Steele of Empire Of The Sun)
2. Thank You
3. D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
4. Run This Town (featuring Rihanna and Kanye West)
5. Empire State Of Mind (featuring Alicia Keys)
6. Real As It Gets (featuring Young Jeezy)
7. On To The Next One featuring (Swizz Beatz)
8. Off That (featuring Drake)
9. A Star Is Born (featuring J. Cole)
10. Venus Vs. Mars
11. Already Home (featuring Kid Cudi)
12. Hate (featuring Kanye West)
13. Reminder
14. So Ambitious (featuring Pharrell)
15. Young Forever (featuring Mr. Hudson)

Jay-Z Reveals The Cover For The Blueprint 3

August 9, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Jay-Z has released the cover art for The Blueprint 3, which drops on September 11th (exactly eight years after the first Blueprint was released).

The cover is a cornucopia of white instruments which shows Jay’s appreciation of live instruments versus relying on computers and auto-tunes. Jay has said in past interviews that this album will not use any studio tricks or computers.

Jay-Z: D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)

July 3, 2009

Label: Rockefeller
Rating: 3 Guns


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Jay-Z has declared that Auto-Tune is dead.

For those who don’t know what Auto-Tune is, it a program that corrects pitch or any other mistakes on a song. It can also be used to change one’s voice to sound like a robot or add sound effects. An example of Auto-Tune in action would be Kayne West’s 808 & Heartbreaks. It’s an album completely done with Auto-Tune.

Funny enough, Kayne who loves Auto-Tune, co-produces this track and other tracks on Jay-Z’s upcoming The Blueprint 3. This track and the whole album will not have any Auto-Tune.

Jay-Z was inspired to write the track after he noticed that Auto-Tune was being used everywhere (including fast food commercials). He felt that artists are using the technology as a crutch instead of being innovative and creative.

Jay-Z states that this track is not for the radio or to be a hit, but something real. The track is aggressive and boastful (it’s Jay-Z, so he can brag that he is the only rapper to re-write history without a pen). Jay-Z also challenges others making depressive and shit music, by having them pull down their skirt and grow a set.

The Blueprint 3 is slated to drop later this year and even though Jay-Z says that this track ain’t for iTunes- download it anyways.