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Just talks about his creative approach to The Black Album intro, “Interlude”. The Black Album dropped 10 years ago today.
Previously: MLBPA Investigates Jay-Z’s Gift to Cano
How big of a deal was Jay-Z in 2003? Big enough that when he announced The Black Album would be his last, he rightfully drew comparisons to Michael Jordan, Jim Brown, and Barry Sanders, legendary athletes who stepped away from the game at the peak of their powers. Big enough that everyone from the hip-hop press to the old-guard rock critics to the burgeoning internet music media treated Shawn Carter’s alleged rap retirement as a capital-e Event. Big enough that his farewell concert at Madison Square Garden — the one documented in the movie Fade To Black – was such a hot ticket that even Kanye couldn’t get on the list. Big enough that Jay could release a record called The Black Album, cribbing the name from Metallica’s 16x platinum 1991 blockbuster, and it didn’t even seem that audacious. He was, to quote AllMusic’s review, “going out in top form… the best rapper and the most popular.”
Derick G drops his own video for Rozay and Jay’s “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”
Previously: Rick Ross Talks “The Devil Is A Lie” ft. Jay-Z
The Major League Baseball Players Association believes Jay-Z violated union rules when he gave New York Yankess 2nd Baseman Robinson Cano a $33,900 watch from his Hublot Shawn Carter Classic Fusion collection. According to ESPN’s sources, the MLBPA has now launched an investigation into the gift, which would violate a rule barring sports agents from giving players exorbitant gifts that could influence them to “use or continue to use any person’s or firm’s services as a Player Agent, Representative, or Draft Advisor”.