By Sam on Sunday 26th Apr 2015 | Filed Under Jay Z
Jay Z has had enough.
The rapper’s new streaming platform, TIDAL, has been the subject of much scrutiny since launching earlier this month. And, after maintaining a notable silence on the matter, the mogul is speaking up and out.
Moments ago, he took to Twitter to deliver a lengthy response to the naysayers.
Her short cut was unveiled as she gears up to star in her very own BET series ‘Zoe Moon‘ and as she continues to build the project that is her forthcoming album with the help of a new management team and an epic new label.
This week, our From The Vault pick comes courtesy of siblings Brandy and Ray J; it’s their 2001 rendition of ‘Another Day In Paradise.’
The track was featured on ‘Urban Renewal’, a tribute album to the great Phil Collins which saw artists from the Urban arena take on the classics from the singer-songwriter.
‘Paradise’ was the first single of said project and saw the ‘Best Friend’ belle trading lines with her brother Ray.
Produced by Guy Roche, it became a European hit gracing the Top 10 of numerous charts including the UK, France, Germany and Sweden. The single was never officially released in America.
Staying true to the song’s theme of homelessness, the video focuses on the indifference and disdain that is showed to people in need out in the streets. Though it can easily be labelled as contrived, we feel it’s important to make social commentary through art. Indeed at times artists have a reach that is way superior to any journalist’s or politician’s.
The ‘Urban Renewal’ project was all about celebrating a tremendous artist and ensure that their classic tunes could be “passed on” to the younger generation. In this day and age, we at TGJ HQ can think of many artists deserving of such an honor, but we want to know, can you?
By Sam on Saturday 25th Apr 2015 | Filed Under Rihanna
Rihanna seems to be releasing everything but her new album.
Following a slew of so-so singles and endless photoshoots, the latest reveal from the Roc Nation diva is her first print shots for Puma.
As reported, the 27-year old inked a lucrative deal with the sportswear giant to launch a new lifestyle line and serve as the company’s “Creative Director”. The latter is particular ironic as the star can’t seem to direct her current album campaign to much success.
Anyway, kudos on booking yet another endorsement. Even if the music isn’t popping, it’s clear her brand remains potent.
Here’s news that’ll make Beyonce’s rivals green with envy.
A new study has found the average person is more interested in the ‘Second Nature‘ superstar than they are in the environment, causing concern for the folks over at the Project for Improved Environmental Coverage.
Beyonce and Jay-Z may want to think twice before using TIDAL to premiere the joint album they’re said to be cooking up.
For, if remarks made by the industry info source Hits Daily Double is anything to go by, the streaming service is to blame for the problems Rihanna’s ‘American Oxygen’ is said to be facing on the charts.