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Along with a first time performance of “Holy Grail,” Jay-Z (along with Justin Timberlake) performed Pharrell’s 2003 single, “Frontin’” at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London this pas week. Hit the jump to watch Hov bring out Rihanna for “Run This Town.”
Zane Lowe and BBC Radio 1 will dropping the audio from their Jay-Z interview in 4 parts over the next few days. Here’s part 1 in which he discusses a 4-day argument him and Kanye had over “Oceans and “Holy Grail”, his falling out and reconciliation with Timbaland, the “BBC” studio session with the likes of Nas and Nigo, possibly touring with wifey, Blue Ivy and much more.
In other news, Jay landed his first #1 album on the UK charts with the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail and he has announced that he’ll kick off a solo tour of Europe on October 3rd. He (Roc Nation Sports) also poly’d a deal with Pepsi for Robinson Cano. Hit the jump for the MCHG tour dates and venues.
Manchester (Arena) – 3rd October
Dublin, Ireland (O2 Arena) – 6th October
Birmingham (NIA Arena) – 8th October
London (O2 Arena) – 10th October
London (O2 Arena) – 11th October
London (O2 Arena) – 12th October
Paris, France (Bercy) – 17th October
Paris, France (Bercy) – 18th October
Zurich, Switzerland (Hallenstadion) – 20th October
Antwerp, Belgium (Sportpaleis) – 21st October
Oslo, Norway (Spektrum) – 23rd October
Stockholm, Sweden (Globe) – 25th October
Hamburg, Germany (O2 World) – 27th October
Cologne, Germany (Lanxess Arena) – 28th October
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Ziggo Dome) – 29th October
Before they hit the road this week for their Legends of the Summer Tour, Hov and JT closed out Day 3 of the the Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London for a first time performance of their latest collabo, “Holy Grail.”
Update: Jay also performed “Somewhere in America,” “Picasso Baby,” “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt,” “Beach is Better” and “Crown” after the jump.
Jay-Z and Budweiser’s Made In America Festival will be descending upon the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia again this year on August 31st & September 1st and we have a pair of tickets for the first day (Beyonce, 2 Chainz, Public Enemy, Solange, A$AP Rocky, etc.) to give away:
To enter, simply e-mail nah.right.contests[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line “M.I.A. Fest” and tell us who you wanna see this year. That’s it, that’s all folks. (U.S. only)
This photo screams for a caption contest. That’s what the comment section is for. As for me, I’m suffering from an overdose of Jay Jean Michael this week, what with my review at MTV Hive and the latest episode of Shots Fired. This one was originally supposed to feature Aceyalone, but there was a communication breakdown and we had to reschedule. Soon enough. But if I’m going to invoke Led Zep lyrics again, Nocando and I rambled on about Magna Carta, Jay-Z’s career, and as always, I find a way to slip in some sort of anecdote about drug use and Baton Rouge. The odds makers in Vegas weren’t happy.
I’m also posting “Dead Presidents III” below the jump, because I think it’s a necessary palate cleanser for the horror that was Jay-Z’s Modern Art fiasco yesterday in New York. I honestly can’t even bring myself to write more words about it. It’s awkward and weird and I’m struggling to reconcile how Jay was one of my favorite rappers from 96-03 and it has devolved into this. Maybe my dad is right: aging is a motherfucker.
Also, call in and fire shots or ask questions. If not, I’m going to turn this into a Big Sean fan site. (424) 216-6230.