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Audio: Swizz Beatz Talks Jay-Z’s “Open Letter”

“Next thing I know, Jay’s calling me in the morning with verses. I was like oh, you’re serious about this?” Swizz called into Hot 97 earlier today and spoke to Ebro about the accelerated recording session for Jay’s “Open Letter”. I don’t think most people even realized Trey Songz was on the record. Previously: Jay-Z [...]

White House Responds To Jay-Z’s “Open Letter”

This is turning into a weird, weird news day. Earlier today, Jay-Z released a new one-off song called “Open Letter,” part of which was about his recent trip to Cuba and a couple of Congress members’ inquiries into it. Jay sprinked in a few lines about Obama, who, according to Jay, said that they should [...]

Video: Reporters Ask Press Secretary About Jay-Z’s “Open Letter”

This is one of those awesomely random moments that you get when combine a Black president with ties to Hip-Hop and a 24 hour news cycle. During a press briefing at the White House earlier this afternoon, Press Secretary Jay Carney fielded questions about Jay’s claim on “Open Letter” that Obama signed off on his [...]

Jay-Z – “Open Letter”

Jay-Z’s been in the news a bunch lately, for going on vacation to Cuba with Beyoncé — a trip that a couple of Congressmen decided to investigate — and for selling his shares in the Brooklyn Nets to become a sports agent. And in grandly cantankerous old-man fashion, Jay’s just posted a brand-new song directed [...]

[stream] Jay-Z: “Open Letter”

There are certain things hip hop artists do better than other musicians. One great example is what they do when they’ve got something to clear up. Rather than take to twitter, their blog or Pitchfork, hip hop artists can just write a song about i…

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