Watch: Timblaland F. Jay-Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy "Know Bout Me | Prefix
... Tweet Not too long ago, we posted "Know Bout Me" for streaming purposes. Today, a lyric video for Timbaland's posse cut was released for you guys to enjoy. The track features Jay-Z
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RZA Follows Jay Z's Blueprint & Game's Plan W/ Special Tribute [Audio]
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Raekwon Talks ODB, Drake, Jay Z, Dr. Dre & More With Whoo Kid
... future.[ALSO READ: Wu-Tang Clan Speak On 20 Year Anniversary (VIDEO)] "I did a few things. We just couldn't throw everything out though," said Rae. "You never know what's gonna happen. Get up with Dre and tell him 'remember that', and he might be like 'do it'." Raekwon also spoke about being one of the emcees, along with Jay Z
, from the 90′s era that is still relevant in the culture today. "We all from that school of hard knocks. A lot of people say it's only a few n***as left from that time that's still shaking," states the maker of the classic LP Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. When asked if he is surprised that Jay is still a top-tier rapper in 2013 Rae responds, "Nah, n***as is nice. N***as is graduates. It's a school thing. When they said 'the school of hard knocks' and everything that comes with being an emcee, I feel like we all went to that school."[ALSO CHECK OUT: Talib Kweli Ft. Raekwon "Violations"] Watch the interview below. Raekwon Talks ODB, Drake, Jay Z
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His real name is Shawn Corey Carter. The name Jay-Z evolved from the nickname of his childhood, when he was called "Jazzy." Jay-Z is also an homage to his musical mentor, Jaz-O, as well as to the J/Z subway lines that have a stop where he grew up, Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn. He is also known by a variety of stage names including S. Carter, Jigga, Hova, J-Hova, Hov, and Young Hov.
Jay-Z holds the record for most chart-topping albums by a solo artist with his 11 #1 albums on the Billboard 200. The previous record belonged to Elvis Presley with 10 #1s.
After announcing his retirement from rapping in 2003, Jay-Z embarked on a number of business projects and turned into one of the most successful entrepreneurs among Hip Hop artists. His Reebok S.Carter shoe collection became the fastest selling sneaker in Reebok history and the first time a non-athlete has ever had a signature shoe.
He was invited to headline the Glastonbury Festival in 2008. This caused a public furor, mainly fueled by Noel Gallagher from Oasis who slammed organizers for inviting a rap star to a festival "built on a tradition of guitar music." Jay-Z responded by opening his headline set with a cover of Oasis' "Wonderwall
Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé topped the Forbes magazine's list of Hollywood's top-earning couples for two consecutive years in 2009 and 2010, acing out such fellow duos as Brangelina, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and David and Victoria Beckham.
In an interview with NPR, Jay shared how he began putting down rhymes: "I would run into the corner store, the bodega, and just grab a paper bag or buy juice — anything just to get a paper bag. And I'd write the words on the paper bag and stuff these ideas in my pocket until I got back. Then I would transfer them into the notebook. As I got further and further away from home and my notebook, I had to memorize these rhymes — longer and longer and longer. By the time I got to record my first album, I was 26, I didn't need pen or paper — my memory had been trained just to listen to a song, think of the words, and lay them to tape"
Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes
and Biggie Smalls all attended Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn, New York at the same time.
Jay revealed during a Twitter conversation in 2013 that he hasn't eaten breakfast cereal for a while, but if he had to choose a favourite one, he would pick Captain Crunch. "Berry Crunch," to be exact.
Hova officially announced on July 18, 2013 that he was dropping the hyphen, and is now known as Jay Z. According to the rapper, he actually dropped the dash three years earlier to "change with the times." Despite iTunes crediting Watch the Throne to Kanye West and JAY Z back in 2011, nobody picked up on it at the time.
Jay was involved in selling crack cocaine during his teen years, before he took up rapping. Asked by Vanity Fair November 2013 whether he felt guilty about selling crack, Jay replied: "Not until later, when I realized the effects on the community. I started looking at the community on the whole, but in the beginning, no. I was thinking about surviving. I was thinking about improving my situation. I was thinking about buying clothes."
On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.
Don Brewer of Grand Funk
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.