Thursday, August 29th 2013
As commercial tides push its ships even closer to double Platinum shores, Jay Z‘s ‘Holy Grail’ receives a fresh dose of promo with the release of its official video!
Featuring ‘Losing My Way‘ maestro Justin Timberlake, the clip was unleashed minutes ago on the Rapper’s official Facebook page and – as ever- is now available to enjoy for the very first time right here on That Grape Juice !
Anthony Mandler‘s genius after the jump…
Tuesday, August 27th 2013
Pop force Justin Timberlake is poised to rocket to the top of the charts with the sequel to ‘The 20/20 Experience’ next month. And while he’s a proven solo titan, the 31-year-old has called on two of music’s biggest names to join him on the journey.
Roc Nation mogul Jay-Z re-teams with Timberlake, after enjoying mega-selling success with their previous joint efforts ‘Suit & Tie’ and ‘Holy Grail’. Meanwhile, Canadian MC Drake makes an appearance, marking his first collaboration with the JT.
Flip the hood to find out which tracks Jigga and Drizzy will be featured on…
Tuesday, August 6th 2013
Having thrilled thousands during the US leg of her ‘Mrs Carter Show World Tour’, chart titan Beyonce ended the trek’s first American run in spectacular fashion last night.
Armed with her catalogue of hits, King B rocked the house at the last of her three-show run at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.
The New York audience were awarded extra perks in the form ‘Bow Down’ (which, until now, had only been performed once in Houston), as well as a surprise performance from Mr Carter, Jay-Z, who upped the ante with ‘Tom Ford’ from his ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ LP.
Peep music’s first couple in action after the jump…
Saturday, August 3rd 2013
Bill Maher welcomed Jay Z to his ‘home’ last night, inviting the Rap icon for a conversation launched to endorse his newly released ‘Picasso Baby‘ video.
While on the controversial personality’s show, the Rapper took the time to address a number of issues- including comments Harry Belafonte made regarding he and Beyonce‘s work- or the alleged lack of it- employed to help African Americans in need.
Watch Jay address the actor’s criticism of he and his wife below…
Friday, August 2nd 2013
Performance art meets hip hop aboard the artistically forward “mini-movie’ accompanying Jay Z‘s latest ‘Picasso Baby’.
The Timbaland-produced single off his latest No. 1 album ‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail‘, the 10-minute video – directed by Mark Romanek – saw its premiere hit HBO moments ago much to critical acclaim.
Seeing the Roc Nation leader visit the Pace Gallery in New York to film it, fans should look for cameos from Taraji P. Henson, Rosie Perez, Wale, and many more including the “grandmother of performance art” Marina Abramović.
Get into it all below:
Friday, August 2nd 2013
In an era that has seen album sales at their collective worst, some stars have opted to employ innovative marketing schemes to ensure their sales stay afloat. Arguably one of the most creative means of doing so was imparted by rap royal Jay Z in a recent endorsement deal with Samsung that saw the company purchase 1 million copies of his latest album ‘Magna Carta Grail’ for givewaway to users of Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4, and Note II on July 4th by way of a specially created app.
While RIAA embraced the method and ensured such tactic would avail platinum certification to the hip hop hitmaker, Billboard, on the other hand, were not so welcoming and quickly slammed any notion the deal’s sales would impact the count honored by the music Bible.
Fast forward a month later, fans of Jay have cried foul after Billboard editorial director Bill Werde took to Twitter this week to share word that Lady Gaga – who recently announced her new album ‘ArtPop’ (November 11) would be introduced via a similar, app-based approach to album sales generation – would see her sales count…
Saturday, July 27th 2013
Earlier this month, Pop star maker Jay Z took to NYC’s Pace Gallery to shoot the performance art flick, ‘Picasso Baby’.
While there, he delivered a performance of the ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ jam in the company of Art enthusiasts and A-listers and now- one week before it premieres in full on Friday August 2nd at 11 pm- the icon unveils its trailer.
Check it out below…
Friday, July 26th 2013
When not slaying stages with alien-like ease, Beyonce is listening to new music like you and me.
Taking to her ever-active Instagram account, King B showed love to the latest releases from her husband Jay-Z (‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’) and Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland (‘Talk A Good Game’).
Here’s hoping we’ll be holding her new album sometime soon.
Peep pics of Bey having fun on a shopping trip below, where a clip of Jay surprising her on stage at the Philadelphia stop of The Mrs. Carter Show also awaits…