Video: Jay-Z SNL Performances


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  1. Hopp Says:

    PSA … Jay’s good times.

  2. koa29 Says:

    Mr Hudson’s a good singer… (II)

  3. B.Payton Says:

    Hoover… Hova

  4. Shooter Says:

    no joke, from that second screen shot I thought Mr. Hudson was an elderly lesbian woman (n)

    dude stays looking like Jamie Lee Curtis

  5. CMDeep Says:

    Say what you will about the quality of his music… But damn- this man seems to bring it every time he hits the stage.

    *Begins to understand where Kanyes stage game come from*

  6. NOLAIS504(UPTOWN) Says:

    @Shooter

    no joke, from that second screen shot I thought Mr. Hudson was an elderly lesbian woman (n)

    dude stays looking like Jamie Lee Curtis

    ^^^^^^^

    betty white’s step sister

  7. J Says:

    Jay is lucky he has a lot of hits because his stage presence is absolutely terrible. Dude looks awkward.

  8. Hopp Says:

    Jay is lucky he has a lot of hits

    ^^

    Not that many, actually … It may seem like it, but nah.

  9. Paul E Says:

    Jay shoulda had Rod Stewart do the chorus… dat woulda been special

  10. kevKONGquistador Says:

    yo real chop…..

    shout out to RJ cause thas the equilavent of my intellectual innanets “swag”,but on the skreets doh, aaand…

    minus the c-o-n-spiracy build.

    also, shouts to b-ease and cOLD! true universal commenters, word up. also EngRep across the pond. those my dudes.

    oh yeah, nation as well. good grizzle canuck!(nhjic)

    so yo. that being said…no qualms. none.

    not even bitch ass amp.

    i’m tryna see this nahBQ. i tryna bring Boston hos’ thru too!

    nahkis that love REAL hip-hop might could really live that day! (in sha ‘llah)

    ashmi get right by your supporters, for real.

    real hip hop all day. make sure the DJ spin dilla tho then i’m kewl.

    outro.

  11. APES IN SPACE Says:

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    STFU B DO UR RESEARCH YOUNGIN GO LISTIN TO WACKA FUCKAMAN OR SOULGA BITCH

  12. kevKONGquistador Says:

    ^

    LOL!

    you addressing me!? ask nate how many IP addresses i have unda kev-anything! some uh y’all commenters KILL ME!! LOL! but i been sharp hip hop wise before bloggin fucked the game up. lil niggas, always tryna hoop it before ya mans get sonned like ‘fresh’ boy dead on the basketball court.

    i’ll still school you tho. trust. holla.

    kiss ya mom for me later today doh. gotta luv that BITCH.

  13. Mr.Londoner Says:

    so im guessing HOV didnt appear any skits?

  14. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    PSA … Jay’s good times
    ===================
    The Camel kilt it.

    *pours out 40 ounce for Jay-Z circa 2002*

  15. Hopp Says:

    We can only imagine what he got for his next album … He seems quite excited about it and I haven’t seem that with Blueprint 3, so this album might actually work …

  16. Mr.Londoner Says:

    I see GURU on the decks now

  17. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    I’m like Che Guevara wit bling on, I’m complex

  18. D. Billz Says:

    Smh @ ninjas in the Wale thread complaining about song selection. If people never heard your music before then you wanna hype ‘em up, not put ‘em to sleep with joints like “Diary”. “Diary is for when you do shows for your fans. Not only that, no matter how much your song doesn’t make sense people tend to remember the hook. “Pretty Girls” has that vibe. It’s melodic and a perfect song to kick off Spring going to Summer.

    “I ask ‘em if they smoooooke… ask ‘em what do they knooooow…. ask ‘em if we can gooooo”

  19. D. Billz Says:

    And I don’t even like that dude.

  20. Hopp Says:

    And I don’t even like that dude.

    ^^

    Shockingly.

  21. sleep Says:

    Happy mother day to all you bitches.

  22. D. Billz Says:

    # sleep Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Happy mother day to all you bitches.

    ^Tell your girl I said Happy Mother’s Day.

  23. dat k00n nigga Says:

    that “forever young” song i think is jay z’s worst song to date

    and whats up with that homo looking studded leather vest he’s wearing ?

  24. Hombre Negro Says:

    brought that black album back owwww

  25. Hombre Negro Says:

    that “forever young” song i think is jay z’s worst song to date

    ^^^

    download the lyrics

    people who don’t get that song better get on it

  26. Joe 88 Says:

    Now i’m not the biggest Jeezy fan, but I wouldn’t be mad if someone said Trap or Die 2 isnt something like a classic.

    You just can’t say ya real, it’s just something you gotta be (c) Jeezy

  27. APES IN SPACE Says:

    kevKONGquistador Says:

    May 9th, 2010 at 4:33 am
    ^

    LOL!

    you addressing me!? ask nate how many IP addresses i have unda kev-anything! some uh y’all commenters KILL ME!! LOL! but i been sharp hip hop wise before bloggin fucked the game up. lil niggas, always tryna hoop it before ya mans get sonned like ‘fresh’ boy dead on the basketball court.

    i’ll still school you tho. trust. holla.

    kiss ya mom for me later today doh. gotta luv that BITCH.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    nah wasn’t talkin to you faggot if you had a brain in your fukin skull you would have none that tho seeing how my comment had nothing to do with yours & i was addressing HOPP……but aside from that i’m smfh at some of you fukin geeks,weirdos,& wannabe Robert Muellers on here talkin bout YO ASK NATE,you fuking clown lmao & have your mother use fabric softener on my clothes homie don’t make me tell her again before i smack the shit out of that out of pocket beeotch……..now reload your musket nicca i got a drone on it’s way GOOD LUCK

  28. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    Ayo that spiky leather vest … we off (never were on) that Freddy Mercury schwag shun.

    Dame is rolling over in his grave.

  29. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    APES IN SPACE Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 10:22 am
    kevKONGquistador Says:

    May 9th, 2010 at 4:33 am
    ^
    ^^^

    no shots at either of you, honestly, but please tell me you haven’t been e-beefing for 6 hours over the course of a Saturday night …

  30. Hopp Says:

    i was addressing HOPP

    ^^

    So you’re saying I should listen to Soulja Boy / Waka ? Nah.

  31. APES IN SPACE Says:

    nah just woke with hangover….@Hopp Hove don’t have hits lol cut it out

  32. Hopp Says:

    Hove don’t have hits lol cut it out

    ^^

    Nah, I didn’t mean it like that. He sure does, but not as many as dude portrayed it to be. One good triumph he has is like 10 numbers getting #1 in a row … That’s huge.

  33. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    Now i’m not the biggest Jeezy fan, but I wouldn’t be mad if someone said Trap or Die 2 isnt something like a classic.

    ^^
    that’s a lotta negations, Joe

  34. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    Yeah, I think this albums given him his biggest pop hits actually.

    That said he’s THE guy as far as having a [of a few] hip hop anthems every album.

  35. b-ease Says:

    Jay is lucky he has a lot of hits

    ^^

    Not that many, actually … It may seem like it, but nah.

    ^^
    *blank stare* one of the dumbest things i’ve ever read on Nah.

  36. b-ease Says:

    ^^
    He sure does, but not as many as dude portrayed it to be.

    ^^
    Completely nonsensical. What exactly are you trying to say?

  37. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Jay is lucky he has a lot of hits

    ^^

    Not that many, actually … It may seem like it, but nah.

    ^^
    *blank stare* one of the dumbest things i’ve ever read on Nah.
    ——————————————————–

    If he’s talking about pop hits, it’s not that wild a statement. Jay’s stuff is always big in the hip hop world, but if you look at his most successful hits as just regular pop hits, you’ll see a trend.

    H to the Izzo
    03 Bonnie and Clyde
    Show Me What You Got
    Run This Town
    Empire State of Mind [his first #1]
    Young Forever [still climbing, too- might hit #1]

    Other than H to the Izzo and Show Me What You Got [both #8], Jay’s needed a pop singer to break into real “pop” success.

    Compare that to Wayne circa 2008, breaking in with song like A Milli, albeit after doing Lollipop.

  38. Hopp Says:

    What exactly are you trying to say?

    ^^

    Let me ask you this first: Real question or rethorical ? I mean, after all, you did say it was completely nonsensical.

  39. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    If you understood how the mainstream works you can’t really argue things like how many hits Jay has.

    Real hits are, (pause), like Best I Ever Had and shit that you can’t ignore. Jay selling his single to Sex and The City and pushing it onto playlists isn’t exactly organic.

    But yeah he’s got hits. (II) *Shrugs*

  40. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    Also, [as of recently, so not counting What You Know], TI’s got pop success a similar way with Rihanna and JT guest appearances.

  41. Joe 88 Says:

    >that’s a lotta negations, Joe

    ^So I gotta be a fan to say something is dope? lol. J/K It might’ve been because I was/am intoxicated when listening to the jeezy joint. But i’m not a real fan of his. I always admit when someone makes good music tho.

    *daps sunday niggas*

  42. Hopp Says:

    Also, [as of recently, so not counting What You Know], TI’s got pop success a similar way with Rihanna and JT guest appearances.

    ^^

    True. T.I.’s advantage, tho, it’s releasing Whatever You Like before those singles with guest appearances.

    It ain’t that much of an advantage when you consider it is, afterall, Whatever You Like, but still …

    * daps 88 *

  43. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    *blank stare* one of the dumbest things i’ve ever read on Nah.

    ^^
    yes and no. You have to consider that Jay’s singles never went #1 until Empire state of mind. Big Pimpin peaked at like 20 or somethin.

  44. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    Also, [as of recently, so not counting What You Know], TI’s got pop success a similar way with Rihanna and JT guest appearances.

    ^^^

    The truth is far more sinister (c) Honor Roll C.O.

  45. Joe 88 Says:

    Jay might not have “hits” that hit the top of the pop charts like otherartist

    But he had hits that sold his albums. On almost all of his albums.

    I think that’s the whole point jay makes when he talks about his mainstream success.

  46. b-ease Says:

    @ Hopp

    Real question. I have no idea what point you’re attempting to make.

  47. Hopp Says:

    I have no idea what point you’re attempting to make.

    ^^

    I wasn’t trying to make all that big noise in the first place (dumbest things you read ?), but what I was saying it’s pretty much what Vincent just said. He does have hits, but it’s nothing crazy like that comment, “Jay is lucky he has a lot of hits”, made it to be. He gets his money (and he does have plenty) from a couple of other sources also, he’s a succesful businessman.

    And, as I said, his albums sells really well, so there’s money being made there. I don’t know if that’s really what caught your attention but, just to be sure, I ain’t trying to take his credit or anything.

  48. b-ease Says:

    If he’s talking about pop hits, it’s not that wild a statement.

    ^^
    Yea it is. Who’s featuring on said tracks is irrelevant. Jay’s got mad actual Billboard hits (the songs u named, plus a few more) in addition to “album cuts” (psa, 99 problems, where I’m from, girls girls etc) that he could perform anywhere in the country and the crowd could recite along eith him.

    Hov’s catalogue is DEEP. Stopit5.

  49. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    PS: TIP = Telling In Perfection

  50. Hopp Says:

    But he had hits that sold his albums. On almost all of his albums.

    ^^

    True. His albums are constantly successful.

  51. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    M.I.A.’s Paper Planes was a hit

    Kesha’s garbage is not

    Ya Folla?

  52. Joe 88 Says:

    SMH @ The T.I shots, funny, but still SH (n)

    LF: kinda dig that “I’m back” song he got. Not his best, but the overall message of the song is dope to me.

  53. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    Hopp Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Also, [as of recently, so not counting What You Know], TI’s got pop success a similar way with Rihanna and JT guest appearances.

    ^^

    True. T.I.’s advantage, tho, it’s releasing Whatever You Like before those singles with guest appearances.
    ———————

    Yeah, call it the Lollipop effect.

    Slightly LF: Wayne getting A Milli to #6 to me is more impressive than Tip’s follow up #1 hits, since A Milli is nothing close to a pop song. From what I’ve observed, a lot of girls were digging the TI collabs with JT and Rihanna and it had little to do with the rapping.

  54. b-ease Says:

    Name a rapper that could has a more recognizable catalogue of songs than Jay.

  55. b-ease Says:

    with > eith

  56. Hopp Says:

    LF: kinda dig that “I’m back” song he got. Not his best, but the overall message of the song is dope to me.

    ^^

    It’s a big comeback song. Plus, a lot of people were already ready for him to disappoint and the track actually does the job pretty well.

  57. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    T.I. = Tiny’s Informant

  58. b-ease Says:

    that has > that could has

    Forgive me, I’m still a lttle sketchy from last nite.

  59. Mag Says:

    Jays 3 singles don’t really belong to him wasn’t run this town meant for Rihanna and then theirs empire state and forever young.

    And no sign on the vest.

  60. Hopp Says:

    Wayne getting A Milli to #6 to me is more impressive than Tip’s follow up #1 hits, since A Milli is nothing close to a pop song. From what I’ve observed, a lot of girls were digging the TI collabs with JT and Rihanna and it had little to do with the rapping.

    ^^

    True in terms of success, but there’s something to say here :

    T.I. managed to get Dead And Gone and Live Your Life to top the charts and those songs actually has some lyrical meaning, specially Dead And Gone. Considering that both of those got higher positions than A Milli, that’s also impressive.

  61. b-ease Says:

    TI’s Im Back is a pretty shitty song. Pop culture moves light speed, if the snitch wants his spot back, he’s gonna have to come doper (ll).

  62. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Wayne blew with Static…a nigga from a group that people barely remember.
    Applaud that gremlin.

  63. b-ease Says:

    T.I. managed to get Dead And Gone and Live Your Life to top the charts and those songs actually has some lyrical meaning

    ^^
    He had nothing to do with that. Rocco couldve dropped those songs and had hits.

  64. Joe 88 Says:

    It’s a big comeback song. Plus, a lot of people were already ready for him to disappoint and the track actually does the job pretty well.

    ^The beat is dope, his flow is still potent, and he’s kinda going in (n) with a message

    “tight jeans, funny haircut, just dancing on the screen
    a low amount of real g’s is left so it seems
    they continue to pretend & give the game a black eye
    next he say he trapping i’m thinking to myself like why? (be ya’self)
    aint got a pimp bone in ya body, I can tell
    you aint never caught a body or put a unit on a scale”

    Songs like this usually blow after payola. I remember niggas on nah saying “whatever you like” wouldn’t go places, check the files, lol

  65. APES IN SPACE Says:

    haha damn Hopp your lookin like Michael Brown rite about now sayin Obama wanted the oil rig to sink & then sayin thats not what he said at all

  66. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    aint got a pimp bone in ya body, I can tell

    ^^

    ayo

  67. Hopp Says:

    The beat is dope

    ^^

    From what I heard, that’s the first commercial beat by those dudes called TrackSlayerz …

    Good start right there.

  68. Troyvul Says:

    # Joe 88 Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Now i’m not the biggest Jeezy fan, but I wouldn’t be mad if someone said Trap or Die 2 isnt something like a classic.
    ^
    This.

    Happy mothers day to all you hoes

  69. b-ease Says:

    He does have hits, but it’s nothing crazy like that comment, “Jay is lucky he has a lot of hits”, made it to be

    ^^
    The question remains, what rapper has more?

  70. Joe 88 Says:

    “listen dude, for you that aint in the cards
    thank the power & the guns, but overall it’s what’s in ya heart”

  71. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    If he’s talking about pop hits, it’s not that wild a statement.

    ^^
    Yea it is. Who’s featuring on said tracks is irrelevant. Jay’s got mad actual Billboard hits (the songs u named, plus a few more) in addition to “album cuts” (psa, 99 problems, where I’m from, girls girls etc) that he could perform anywhere in the country and the crowd could recite along eith him.

    Hov’s catalogue is DEEP. Stopit5.
    —————————————————–

    The songs I named were his only Top 10 Billboard hits. He’s a beast on the rap charts, but compared to his album sales his pop success with singles IS kind of paltry. Look no further than the singles history of Kanye, Wayne, Eminem, 50 Cent, even Ja Rule and Nelly. And so far…Drake too.

    Jay’s had some hits, but he’s more of an albums guy and he guaranteed a few massive *hip hop* hits per album. This actually ties into what we talked about earlier with Jay being the king in hip hop, supporting what you said that day.

    No audience that isn’t entirely hip hop fans is reciting the hooks to Girls Girls Girls, and PSA etc BTW. 99 Problems yes. The opening lines of PSA are more famous from the Chappelle sketch than the song.

  72. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Jays 3 singles don’t really belong to him
    ============================
    There are alot of examples of Jay taking someone else’s song as his own.

    “Can I Get A…” really set Vol. 2 up…and that was supposed to be Ja’s first single. Instead he went with “Holla Holla”, his best DMX impression.

    Took him till his next album & “Between Me and You” to get the love he shoulda got with “Can I Get A”

  73. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Now i’m not the biggest Jeezy fan, but I wouldn’t be mad if someone said Trap or Die 2 isnt something like a classic.
    ^
    This.
    =======================
    Best mixtape of 2010 so far.

    It may be blasphemous to say this in some circles but…

    TOD2 > TOD

    Dude has meshed the best aspects of Hov & Pac and taken it straight to the trap.

    TM103 has a lot to live up to.

  74. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    He does have hits, but it’s nothing crazy like that comment, “Jay is lucky he has a lot of hits”, made it to be

    ^^
    The question remains, what rapper has more?
    ————————————————–

    Massive POP hits, like I mentioned in my post? I named a few.

    Hip hop hits/anthems…probably no one.

  75. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    There is no way Can I Get A was bigger than Holla Holla. Maybe for “spins,” but it was promoting a mainstream movie so let’s not get carried away here (II)

  76. b-ease Says:

    No audience that isn’t entirely hip hop fans is reciting the hooks to Girls Girls Girls, and PSA etc BTW.

    ^^
    Girls, I’ll give you. But I’ve seen Jay perform PSA for an alternative audience, and they knew it word for word, not to and mention Dirt Off Your Shoulders. Does Jay have a TON of actual billbord pop hits? I guess not but it’s still more than 95% of other rappers, so I’m not sure what point is being made. Is his catalogue the most recognizable to a variety of audiences? Yep.

  77. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    TM103 has a lot to live up to.
    ——————————————

    Indeed. The producer’s list, the fact that Jeezy’s improved as a rapper, and his current place [on the cusp or being one the the top tier rappers commercially] means he better deliver. TM103 has to be> Deeper than Rap.

  78. Joe 88 Says:

    Jeezy ear for beats = Rawse ear

    These niggas is holding it down (n) right now. And I hate both of them.

  79. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    The most organic, accepted by most people across the board, hit-making rappers:

    Snoop
    Big
    Pac

    in some order …

    … then Jay

  80. b-ease Says:

    There is no way Can I Get A was bigger than Holla Holla

    ^^
    It was.

  81. Hopp Says:

    @Michael Steele : Do you have the production credits for TODII ? Been looking for that, but can’t seem to find it …

  82. Troyvul Says:

    TM103 has a lot to live up to.
    ^
    Thats what I’m fearing as a Jeezy fan. There are alot of dope tracks on TOD2, I just hope he didnt blow his load (II) on this mixtape, cause they’re a few album quality cuts on this shit.

  83. Hopp Says:

    cause they’re a few album quality cuts on this shit.

    ^^

    True. But that’s a good sign.

  84. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    There is no way Can I Get A was bigger than Holla Holla

    ^^
    It was.

    ^^^

    Can we get a ruling from the supreme court of RNC? … Stats?

  85. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Does Jay have a TON of actual billbord pop hits? I guess not
    —————————————————-

    That was my point.

    He’s a big deal, I’d never deny that. But he’s not a big deal as far as a pop star goes. Especially compared with the guy’s I’ve mentioned.

  86. Joe 88 Says:

    “Niggas tried to steal all my clients, turn my tel (nextel) off
    wont be happy til I put up my bags, turn my scale off
    grind to the batteries low, these niggas still off
    so I guess i’m stuck flipping these words til i’m well off”

  87. b-ease Says:

    Kanye, Wayne, Eminem, 50 Cent, even Ja Rule and Nelly. And so far…Drake too.

    ^^
    ??? Em, okay, but he’s white Nelly and 50? Maybe. Ja? Naw. Drake? More hits? Right now? Gtfoh. So that’s like 3 artists, arguably, and that justifies a “jay doest have many hits” statement?

  88. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    East Coast rap moved to the South.

  89. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # Vincent Van Dro Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    There is no way Can I Get A was bigger than Holla Holla

    ^^
    It was.

    ^^^

    Can we get a ruling from the supreme court of RNC? … Stats?
    ————————————————-

    Yep, it was. #19 verses #35. I’m just using wikipedia btw, hehe.

  90. b-ease Says:

    . But he’s not a big deal as far as a pop star goes

    ^^
    Compared to other rappers, he most certainly is.

  91. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    White people love 99 Problems.

  92. APES IN SPACE Says:

    for whatever reason i can’t mess with Jeezy hes just garbage to me,ive tried n tried but the tracks always go to the recyclin bin and i listin to everyone but hes on my list of shit others include Game,Wale,Jimmy,C Hamilton,Pacdiv,Scarface(yea i said it trash) just to name a few

  93. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    haha … damn Amil

    *shakes fist*

  94. b-ease Says:

    AmpGeez A.k.a. Smoke Greene
    1 min ago
    East Coast rap moved to the South.

    ^^
    Jays fault. The Ha rmx and Big Pimping were real game changers.

  95. b-ease Says:

    AmpGeez A.k.a. Smoke Greene
    1 min ago
    White people love 99 Problems.

    ^^
    Yes, yes they do.

  96. Troyvul Says:

    Hopp Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    cause they’re a few album quality cuts on this shit.

    ^^

    True. But that’s a good sign
    ^
    Definitely is

  97. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Kanye, Wayne, Eminem, 50 Cent, even Ja Rule and Nelly. And so far…Drake too.

    ^^
    ??? Em, okay, but he’s white Nelly and 50? Maybe. Ja? Naw. Drake? More hits? Right now? Gtfoh. So that’s like 3 artists, arguably, and that justifies a “jay doest have many hits” statement?
    ——————————————————-

    Yes, Ja…look it up. And Kanye.

    I meant Drake looks like he’s gonna be better than Jay- I should have worded that right. Drake’s 2009 was as far as hits goes was as good as Jay’s, and he just got here.

    It justifies my agreeing with Jay doesn’t have as many hits as it looks like, if we’re talking POP hits. He doesn’t.

  98. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    In a recent survey white’s preferred the sounds of Forever Young over Hot In Herre 9 times out of 10

  99. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # Hopp Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:22 am

    @Michael Steele : Do you have the production credits for TODII ? Been looking for that, but can’t seem to find it …
    ——————————————–

    Don’t have the producers list, but if it’s with Canon than there’s a good chance he did a lot of the original beats with his guys. Sorry.

  100. b-ease Says:

    Scarface(yea i said it trash

    ^^
    Die. Slowly.

  101. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    4 out of 5 Wasps prefer T.I. over Biggie in a blind-folded listening comparison

  102. A Chick Says:

    He still got it!!

    Jay-Z >>> your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper

    LF: is Eminem and Drake droppin on the same day?!?! That’s wild yo. I mean do Em even have a single out yet? And Game is so gay for moving his release date. I can’t stand his constant bitchassness.

  103. Hopp Says:

    Sorry.

    ^^

    Nah, no problem. Another thing that I really wanna know but can’t find the info is if he’s gonna put Lose My Mind on the album.

  104. Troyvul Says:

    And Game is so gay for moving his release date. I can’t stand his constant bitchassness.
    ^
    Somtimes you gotta know when to fold em’

  105. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Scarface(yea i said it trash)
    ====================
    You’re fucking crazy!

    The Diary, The Untouchable & The Fix

    Nobody’s classics can compare to those 3 albums

  106. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    Soccer moms aged 25 – 38 would rather listen to Purple Pills than Hey Ya 83% of the time, in a study with a margin of error of 3.4%, 19 times out of 20

  107. Hopp Says:

    I’m out. Talk to y’all later.

    Peace.

  108. Heroin Headliner Says:

    Jay ain’t got hits? And he was going platinum every year for a decade straight off of the strength of what exactly? his looks?

    young hova the God, nigga ask for me. ….

  109. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    . But he’s not a big deal as far as a pop star goes

    ^^
    Compared to other rappers, he most certainly is.
    ———————————————

    Compared to MOST. But for a guy who is THE preeminent big name rapper to heads, he’s not in the pop consciousness like Kanye, Em, and 50 Cent, are. The fact that he’s recently experienced more pop success than before on songs where he practically disappears should say something about his ability to crossover despite his huge success otherwise.

  110. b-ease Says:

    It justifies my agreeing with Jay doesn’t have as many hits as it looks like, if we’re talking POP hits.

    ^^
    Eh, dude never specified pop in his original argument, the debate just went in that direction, because he couldn’t support his original point. And Billboard ranking is the only way to quantify in a sense, but the average person (white, black, pop, rap) knows and likes 99 problems more than any of Ja or Kanyes hits.

    But even based on your own stats, Jay is still top 5 pop sucesses, so yea, w/e w/e

  111. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    LOL @ Vincent Van Dro. Good stuff.

    @Hopp: I think it’s on the album.

  112. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Another thing that I really wanna know but can’t find the info is if he’s gonna put Lose My Mind on the album.
    =====================================
    I don’t see why he wouldn’t.

    Trap Or Die 2 Remix with eskayBun B needs to be on there too.

  113. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    Hammer had hits

    Vanilla Ice had hits

    But having to explain to my uncle what “O.P.P.” meant … Priceless

  114. b-ease Says:

    , he’s not in the pop consciousness like Kanye, Em, and 50 Cent, are.

    ^^
    That’s only true if Billboard placement is your one source.

  115. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    , he’s not in the pop consciousness like Kanye, Em, and 50 Cent, are.

    ^^
    That’s only true if Billboard placement is your one source.

    ^^^

    B-Ease you’re ducking and weaving your own logic like a true champ (II)

    *applauds*

  116. Heroin Headliner Says:

    How you headline Glastonbury all white concert with no hits? Jay ain’t got hits? The youth is lost…..

  117. A Chick Says:

    There’s no way possible TOD2 will be better than TOD….u nah dudes need to listen harder.
    TOD = classic

  118. b-ease Says:

    B-Ease you’re ducking and weaving your own logic like a true champ (II)

    *applauds*

    ^^
    LOL, I do what I can.

  119. Hopp Says:

    because he couldn’t support his original point

    ^^

    I didn’t try to. Here’s what you probably didn’t get from my statement: I ain’t hating on Jay or am trying to take his credit. If you think he has a large amount of hits, fine for me. Move on that way. I ain’t gon’ try to tell you otherwise. How would I benefit from that ? How would you ? So I hope that settles this, ’cause I gotta go now, so, if you’re interested (doubt it), we can talk ’bout that later.

    Trap Or Die 2 Remix with Bun B needs to be on there too.

    ^^

    True. But probably won’t.

  120. b-ease Says:

    , he’s not in the pop consciousness like Kanye, Em, and 50 Cent, are.

    ^^
    That’s only true if Billboard placement is your one source.

    ^^
    I should rephrase, being in the popular consciousness and having literal Billboard hits are two completely different concepts.

  121. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Jay ain’t got hits? And he was going platinum every year for a decade straight off of the strength of what exactly? his looks?
    ===============================================
    Black Rob went platinum.

    As good as Life Story was, it’s not a platinum album.

    My point being, throughout the late 90′s/early 00′s, everyone went platinum.

  122. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    b-ease Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    It justifies my agreeing with Jay doesn’t have as many hits as it looks like, if we’re talking POP hits.

    ^^
    Eh, dude never specified pop in his original argument, the debate just went in that direction, because he couldn’t support his original point.
    ————————————————————–

    I specified pop in my first post directed at you. I’ve really only responded to what you said to me otherwise. I always maintained Jay’s the guy who can guarantee hip hop anthems every album.

    Jay’s a big rapper like AC/DC are a big band. Both have had some big hits, but with their album sales and stature you’d think they had more…and a lot of people do think that.

    And I agree on Ja, but not Ye. Touch the Sky, Gold Digger, Jesus Walks, and Stronger are big pop cultural marks. People know the hooks to the songs no matter what kind of music they like.

  123. b-ease Says:

    So I hope that settles this, ’cause I gotta go now, so, if you’re interested (doubt it), we can talk ’bout that later.

    ^^
    LOL, later?? You’ve had time to defend your position, you didnt, cool. No need to ever, ever rehash it.

  124. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    I should rephrase, being in the popular consciousness and having literal Billboard hits are two completely different concepts.

    ^^^

    which is exactly how “they” want it … people that break in and force actual hits on people are either bought out and transformed or become labeled “one hit wonders”

  125. b-ease Says:

    My point being, throughout the late 90’s/early 00’s, everyone went platinum

    ^^
    Word to Kane and Abel.

  126. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    LF: In Tupac’s last ever taped interview he expressed interest in starting his own record label and signing Wu Tang.

    He was shot within hours, dead within days.

  127. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    people that break in and force actual hits on people are either bought out and transformed or become labeled “one hit wonders”
    ======================================
    Many a talent has lost their careers that way. Look @ Nelly.

    But they usually made enough money to go sulk about it in a nice mansion.

  128. NESTLE SNIPES Says:

    butt pleasures

  129. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    , he’s not in the pop consciousness like Kanye, Em, and 50 Cent, are.

    ^^
    That’s only true if Billboard placement is your one source.

    ^^
    I should rephrase, being in the popular consciousness and having literal Billboard hits are two completely different concepts.
    ———————————————————

    Those three guys are bigger than Jay at both. Those three at their peaks have been way more in the public consciousness that Jay. Let’s not forget how big Em and 50 were…Jay’s never been that big.

  130. NESTLE SNIPES Says:

    Nelly is not a 1 hit wonder.

    Country Grammar is a classic. Yes it is.

    Nelly has a shit load of hits, more than 1. Look at Nelly’s discography.

    Nelly isn’t a legend, but shit he use to sell numbers and be up there with Hov, Em, 50 and Ja at one time.

    Nelly did it without beef, hype or anything. Just brought hit music.

  131. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    B-Ease you’re ducking and weaving your own logic like a true champ (II)

    *applauds*

    ^^
    LOL, I do what I can.
    ————————————————

    Haha, I dunno I think it’s a good discussion.

  132. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Country Grammar is a classic. Yes it is.
    ==============================
    Not to anyone North of St. Louis it ain’t

    And Nelly went beyond Pop, doing country records & shit. That shit wasn’t organic, it was calculated.

    Once you crossover, you’re done.

  133. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    NESTLE SNIPES Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Country Grammar is a classic.
    —————————-

    Nope.

    NESTLE SNIPES Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:53 am
    Yes it is.
    ————————–

    Still nope.

    Was a huge album, though.

  134. APES IN SPACE Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    May 9th, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Scarface(yea i said it trash)
    ====================
    You’re fucking crazy!
    ^^^^^
    i am but i will have to check for em 29 years here and i dont fuk with dude idk just borin to me but i will check them out this week sometime haha but there was no defense for the others

  135. b-ease Says:

    Let’s not forget how big Em and 50 were…Jay’s never been that big.

    ^^
    Agreed. You’re reaching with Kanye tho.

    And kinda LF, but just to mention it, Snoop may have been the biggest (ll) of all, in terms of pop consciousness during the period between Chronic and Doggystyle.

  136. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    no doubt RNC I was just applauding (II).

    It was like Tiger style and then switched up to Crane style. No shots at all.

  137. b-ease Says:

    LF: Iron Man 2 was weak.

  138. NESTLE SNIPES Says:

    What the fuck is wrong with crossing over. Kanye, Drake crossed over. Cudi crossed over.

  139. NESTLE SNIPES Says:

    LF: Kobe Bryant is the greatest on the planet.

    Lakers will get their 5th ring.

    D-Fish was amazing last night.

    Great game, Utah stay getting sonned by Lake Show.

  140. NESTLE SNIPES Says:

    If you missed the last 2 or 3 minutes of that Utah – Los Angeles game.

    You lost at life.

    Kobe for 3. Fisher for 3.

    Greatest Finish of a Game ever.

  141. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    What the fuck is wrong with crossing over. Kanye, Drake crossed over. Cudi crossed over.

    ^^^

    it’s like trying to get a chick to do the dirtiest shit you can think of just to see if she would, once she’s done it you don’t want to hit it again.

    The ones that don’t cave are the wifeys. It’s nature.

    Pause for the comparison if necessary.

  142. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # Vincent Van Dro Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    no doubt RNC I was just applauding (II).

    It was like Tiger style and then switched up to Crane style. No shots at all.
    —————————————————

    LOL, none taken.

  143. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    What the fuck is wrong with crossing over. Kanye, Drake crossed over. Cudi crossed over.
    ================================
    But I don’t think these guys went to far out of what brought them in the game in the first place.

    Nelly went from Pimp Juice to Party People.

    Step On My J’s?

    Really?

    That last album was dead in the water.

  144. RIGZ Says:

    And kinda LF, but just to mention it, Snoop may have been the biggest (ll) of all, in terms of pop consciousness during the period between Chronic and Doggystyle.

    ^^^

    He still may be…

  145. b-ease Says:

    ^^^

    He still may be…

    ^^
    True…

  146. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Let’s not forget how big Em and 50 were…Jay’s never been that big.

    ^^
    Agreed. You’re reaching with Kanye tho.

    And kinda LF, but just to mention it, Snoop may have been the biggest (ll) of all, in terms of pop consciousness during the period between Chronic and Doggystyle.
    ————————————————————-

    I’ll have to trust you on that…pretty sure I was a toddler during that entire time.

    I remember reading something Aziz Ansari [lol yes him] wrote on music and he mentioned how Snoop and Grunge bands pretty much ran MTV in the early 90s.

  147. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Iron Man 2 was weak.
    ================
    So I’ve heard.

    RDJ is good money though, so I’m still gonna check that out sometime this week.

    Kick-Ass >>>

  148. NESTLE SNIPES Says:

    Niggas frontin’…everyone I guarantee had the Country Grammar album.

    and you niggas probably owned ja rule lps too…

  149. Black Brokaw Says:

    it’s genocide the way I’m killing these niggas – Eminem

  150. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Snoop and Grunge bands pretty much ran MTV in the early 90s.
    =========================================
    This is true.

    Snoop fell off with The Doggfather though.

    He got with No Limit and managed to tread water for a minute till Dre threw him Bitch Please.

    He’s been the OG of the West Coast ever since.

    Snoop was a doja early on but that murder trial, the death of Pac, the fall of Death Row & learning from P have made him the boss he is today.

  151. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Niggas frontin’…everyone I guarantee had the Country Grammar album
    =============================================
    Only heard the singles off that album.

    I did cop Nellyville though.

    And why wouldn’t I own a few Ja albums?

    Dude had a good run before 50 killed his career.

  152. NESTLE SNIPES Says:

    Boosie how you sucking the dick of the nigga that violated you?

    “No offense taken..B-ease”

    Fuck boy

  153. b-ease Says:

    Kick-Ass >>>

    ^^
    Yep.

    I knew it was gonna flop tho, the trailers (for TV especially) were fucking awful.

    But excellent flick tho, like Spiderman, Superbad, and Taxi Driver mixed with a little bit of Kill Bill.

  154. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    Had fun talking, later folks.

    *daps, Amp, b-ease, VVD, Hopp, etc.*

  155. b-ease Says:

    Snoop and Grunge bands pretty much ran MTV in the early 90s.
    =========================================
    This is true.

    ^^
    It really is. My MTV memories of 92-95 are Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and Snoop transforming into a doberman.

  156. b-ease Says:

    Peace RNC.

  157. Dee Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    May 9th, 2010 at 11:56 am
    Country Grammar is a classic. Yes it is.
    ==============================
    Not to anyone North of St. Louis it ain’t

    And Nelly went beyond Pop, doing country records & shit. That shit wasn’t organic, it was calculated.

    Once you crossover, you’re done.

    ^^^^^

    Nah, Akon has successfully crossed over from an R&B artist to a EUROPOP star.

  158. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    But excellent flick tho, like Spiderman, Superbad, and Taxi Driver mixed with a little bit of Kill Bill.
    ==================================
    Great breakdown of it’s influences.

    Hit-Girl is like a 5 ft version of The Bride lol.

    I just wonder how they are gonna get Pt. 2 made since the OG isn’t doing that well ticketsale wise.

    This is gonna be one of those joints that becomes a fanboy cult classic.

    Blu-Ray/DVD sales should be crazy.

  159. b-ease Says:

    Nah, Akon has successfully crossed over from an R&B artist to a EUROPOP star.

    ^^
    Akon will never have another hit in the United States. I’ll bet money on it.

  160. b-ease Says:

    Blu-Ray/DVD sales should be crazy.

    ^^
    Yea, mos def. I’m hoping that will be enough to get a sequel greenlit since the movie only cost like 30 mill. I dont know tho, its still kind of a long shot.

  161. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Nah, Akon has successfully crossed over from an R&B artist to a EUROPOP star.
    ====================================
    R&B is different.

    And Akon has worn out his welcome with “urban” radio. That last album didn’t get nearly as much radio play as Konvicted.

  162. NESTLE SNIPES Says:

    TML is going to be epic.

    I cannot wait. Drake might be the Ricky Martin of Rap. But his music undeniable.

  163. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Locked Up/Ghetto = Akon’s artistic peak

  164. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Drake might be the Ricky Martin of Rap.
    ==============================
    So Aubrey finally came out of the closet too?

  165. Beewirks Says:

    didnt jay get named recently for having the most top 10 hits, with 17?…and luda is behind him with 16…those numbers are nothing to sneeze at…the article is on billboards website

  166. NESTLE SNIPES Says:

    Find your Love Video, the hoes will go crazy.

  167. ridalen Says:

    Yall are crazy tryin to judge Jay strictly off of Billboard hits

    Em only has one true number one hit in Lose Yourself (I dont count Crack A Bottle) and his penetration into pop culture is undeniable

    I remember when TRL didnt have shit but boy bands on it and somehow Big Pimpin was on the countdown. At one point TRL was way bigger than Billboard. Thats called pop penetration. He might not have been as big as Em, 50 or even Nelly at their peaks but its not about the sprint…its about the marathon

  168. b-ease Says:

    didnt jay get named recently for having the most top 10 hits, with 17?…and luda is behind him with 16…those numbers are nothing to sneeze at…the article is on billboards website

    ^^
    Thank you sir, I had no interest in doing actual research, lol. *daps*

  169. b-ease Says:

    Yall are crazy tryin to judge Jay strictly off of Billboard hits

    ^^
    Word.

  170. ridalen Says:

    What the fuck is wrong with crossing over. Kanye, Drake crossed over. Cudi crossed over.

    ^^

    the fact that those are the first artists that come to your mind when u think of crossing over….what are you 12?

  171. b-ease Says:

    Find your Love Video, the hoes will go crazy.

    ^^
    Yea, if its dope. Drake has a bad habit of making horrible videos.

  172. Beewirks Says:

    He might not have been as big as Em, 50 or even Nelly at their peaks but its not about the sprint…its about the marathon

    ^^

    the reason why we leading the pack.. this is a marathon.. you start off fast now u weezing in the back

  173. Mook Says:

    TML is going to be epic.

    I cannot wait. Drake might be the Ricky Martin of Rap. But his music undeniable.

    ^^
    How can you assume that? He has even released a tracklist yet. What if there only 10 tracks. Lets see we already heard 3…shut it down…over…and find your love. Do you consider any of these tracks epic?

  174. Beewirks Says:

    *daps bease, ridalen and amp*…i did hear from someone who saw the video that it was crazy..on some street yardie type shit so we shall see…his good video percentage is nil

  175. Bones Jackson Says:

    TML is going to be epic.

    ^^^^

    epic fail maybe….

  176. Mook Says:

    Has he > He has

  177. Charles Oakley Says:

    Kanye West – Changing Lanes (prod. by Chops)
    mediafire.com/?fkniqm4xzmz

  178. Black Brokaw Says:

    drake is an upgraded version of Vanilla Ice

  179. b-ease Says:

    Yo, Oak, drop your email addy, I got a question I need to ask (ll).

    If you don’t want to (which I understand), hit me up at artivous@gmail.com asap.

  180. Black Brokaw Says:

    degrassi is in the bulding….all the way from

  181. Charles Oakley Says:

    thacrilla(at)gmail.com

  182. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    didnt jay get named recently for having the most top 10 hits, with 17?…and luda is behind him with 16…those numbers are nothing to sneeze at…the article is on billboards website
    ———————————————————-

    Includes guest appearances… most of which are on R&B singers songs. Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Foxy Brown, R. Kelly, etc. which actually bolsters my point about how Jay get’s his biggest hits [with already famous singers].

    And counting guest appearances, Wayne has 11, Kanye’s got 13, Drake had 4 last year, 50 has 13 [a lot of which are #1-3], Em’s got 11. All of those guy’s have had shorter active careers than Jay.

    My initial point remains unharmed, lol.

  183. cbean390 Says:

    didnt jay get named recently for having the most top 10 hits, with 17?…and luda is behind him with 16…those numbers are nothing to sneeze at…the article is on billboards website
    ———————————————————-

    Includes guest appearances… most of which are on R&B singers songs. Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Foxy Brown, R. Kelly, etc. which actually bolsters my point about how Jay get’s his biggest hits [with already famous singers].

    And counting guest appearances, Wayne has 11, Kanye’s got 13, Drake had 4 last year, 50 has 13 [a lot of which are #1-3], Em’s got 11. All of those guy’s have had shorter active careers than Jay.

    My initial point remains unharmed, lol.

    ___________________________________________________________

    Yeah but if you look at all of those guys they come with hooks that have legit melodies, even if they are autotuned up.

    Drake obviously likes to sing (even if sometimes he shouldnt quite so much), Kanye does the same, Wayne does (Too much imo) and even 50 the bad guy still hits you with some melodies and carries his voice a little. ( The closest jay has come to singing is the beginning of DOA and for 4 seconds on the put on remix. Your right about the help jay gets cause its true he almost always needs someone singing but its also cause jay doesnt really have melodies himself. I think its kinda both ways but thats just me

  184. Macson Escobar Says:

    actually jarules career was killed by fifty
    but also jarules didnt drop hits and ish
    since the beef wit fiddy thus…

    R.U.L.E was a good album forilla
    but the rest iz just a damn trouble
    struggle to be relevant without idea of being relevant

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