Make no mistake about it, FSD definitely blesses its readers with dope giveaways and plenty of free tickets for local events. But today, this is a whole other level of dope: Jay Z at the U.C. on January 9th. Yes, the Magna Carter World Tour hits the United Center on the ninth day of 2014, and trust this is something you won’t want to miss.
Jay Z’s Magna Carter World Tour
United Center, January 9th 2014
The good news is that we have one pair of tickets to giveaway to a lucky FSD reader this afternoon. That means the winner and a friend will be able to experience HOV live at the UC. To win? Well, you gotta hit the jump to find out how.
Video by Pursuit of Dopeness
Last night, JZ and JT’s Legends of Summer tour landed in Chicago, and sold out Soldier Field — a first by any rapper, I believe. Sure, Jay had the help of Justin, but never mind that. It’s still a milestone.
The stage show was ill, the build out and stage set up was insane, with both artists piggybacking off each other, performing together and also taking breaks while the other one rocked. Live band, back up singers, the works. If you missed it, you missed out. But you already know that. Here we have some footage of Jay and Justin’s first song of the evening “Holy Grail.” They didn’t get into their “Suit & Tie” shit until later in the night.
‘Ye didn’t attend this year’s Grammy Award show, but that didn’t stop him from winning three awards alongside Jay-Z. The Throne took home awards for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “N****s In Paris”, while also winning an award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “No Church In The Wild”. How’s that for the ninth anniversary of The College Dropout’s release?
If you’re keeping count, that makes 21 Grammy Awards in total for Mr. West. Clap for ‘em.
Chicago artist and good friend of the site, Hebru Brantley, has been making headlines in publications across the globe this week for his work at Miami’s famed Art Basel weekend. Brantley competed in a global Bombay Saphire competition, as well as had his own exclusive wall in Miami’s Wynwood district, but Hebru’s biggest score was selling a piece to Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z were also seen perusing the works on show at America’s hippest art fair. We’re told Jay snapped up a $20,000 painting titled “Everyone’s Scared” by 31-year-old Chicagoan Hebru Brantley, who won the Basel showing as a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series produced with Russell Simmons’ Rush Foundation.
Beyoncé and Jay-Zwere also seen perusing the works on show at America’s hippest art fair. We’re told Jay snapped up a $20,000 painting titled “Everyone’s Scared” by 31-year-old Chicagoan Hebru Brantley, who won the Basel showing as a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series produced with Russell Simmons’ Rush Foundation.
So yeah, this was a pretty big deal as you can see. To see the piece Hov and B purchased hit the jump. But if you’re familiar with Bru’s work, then you’ve no doubt seen everyone’s scared.
It’s about time someone poked fun at the VMAs/Taylor Switch incident from a few years back. Most of the time these Kanye-inspired interruptions have been mega corny, but with Hov, Beyonce and Kanye actually involved, it makes it great.
Tonight, The Throne beat out Bey for Video of the Year, so it was only right Jay snatched the mic from Yeezy. *OTIS SCREAMS*
During the second London show for the WTT Tour’s European run, clips of ‘Ye and Jay’s new video ran after the Louie Armstrong video montage before performing “No Church In The Wild”.
Catch a peak of the video at the 1:40 and the 3:10 marks. Props to Perajok for the heads up.
The Throne have been quietly preparing their latest visual with the assistance of director Romain Gavras in Prague, but a Czech Republic-based website has been reporting pictures and video from the set. No Jay or ‘Ye sightings yet, but there’s definitely plenty of action to go around.
The second day was recorded in the street Jungmanova at Wenceslas Square, then everything moved to Legion Bridge at the National Theatre. In Jungmanova street broke shop windows, throwing smoke bombs and ran a classic fight with police.The Legion Bridge demolition was a police car, which eventually bang. The third day was chosen only the best about 60 thugs, filmed in the street theater, where he filmed a scene with a horse (see video below). Another scene took place even on the roof of the National Theatre. A final scene took place at New Square scenes. The shooting was everywhere like lasers and lighting effects. Unfortunately, the recording showed Kanye or Jay.
More video and pictures below. Props to Nav on the heads up.
Cue up “The Joy” jokes.
It appears Syl has settled out of court with Ye and Jay in his copyright infringement case against the pair for their alleged illegal jacking of “Different Strokes.”
Jay-Z and Kanye West have to be feeling a little more joyful than usual — because the hit-making duo has settled a federal lawsuit over their song “The Joy” … TMZ has learned.
The “Watch the Throne” rappers were sued last October by Syl Johnson for using an unauthorized sample of his song “Different Strokes.” Johnson had claimed Kanye tried to get the song cleared for his solo album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” but couldn’t get the deal done in time.
So when the sample then appeared on “WTT,” Johnson filed the lawsuit.
But in legal docs filed in Illinois federal court this week, the lawsuit was dismissed because the two sides reached a settlement … though no further details were made available.
We heard rumors of this months ago, but today, Live Nation announced that Ye and Jay show will now hit Europe. New records for “Paris” on deck.
List of all dates below: