Video: Jay Electronica Discusses Production

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Jay says he’s working with DJ Premier, Justice L.E.A.G.U.E., DJ Khalil, Swizz Beats, and of course, Just Blaze. No date in sight so I’m not even gonna go there.

Previously: Jay Electronica Roadside Freestyle in Nepal (Video)

PICS: Diddy x Rick Ross x Swizz Beats – Hello Good Morning

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

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Props to 57thave

Related: T.I. is in fact in NYC.

Previously: Diddy x Rick Ross x Waka Flocka Flame (Video)

Cassidy feat. John Legend – Searching (prod. Swizz Beats)

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

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Cassidy feat. John Legend – Searching (prod. Swizz Beats) | Mediafire

Bonus: Cassidy feat. Ne-Yo – You Got Me Open (Unreleased) | Mediafire

Props to Kenewest via Mr. X

Previously: Cassidy ft. Swizz Beatz – Henny N Bacardi (Final)

Video: Swizz Beats Expanding Into Art, Fashion & Film

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

The continuation of Swizzy’s talk with MTV.

Related: Damon Dash: The Wannabe Warhol [The Observer]

Previously: Pharrell & Q-Tip Put Swizz Beats Up On Justice (Video)

Video: Pharrell & Q-Tip Put Swizz Beats Up On Justice

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Quiet as kept, Swizz Beats sampled Justice’ monster “D.A.N.C.E.” record for Jay-Z’s “On To The Next One” off Blueprint 3. If you don’t remember the words “on to the next one” being mentioned on the Justice song, it’s because Swizz chopped up the words “under the spotlight” and looped it for the chorus. Either way, in this video he says he was urged by Pharrell and Q-Tip to listen to Justice because they thought he could be the only producer to do them justice.

Hit the jump to see how Swizz did it, via HipHopIsDeadly.

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Video: Swizz Beats x Dame Dash @ DD172

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Swizz Beats stops by the DD172 complex to see his old buddy Dame Dash and talk about art, owning it as well as Swizzy’s own art. Just thumbing through his Twitpic account, he does seem to have some crazy Keith Harings, Basquiats and he mentioned something about Warhols in the interview. No shots, but all I could think of while he was trying to sound sophisticated about art was that Ruff Ryders bandana that was wrapped around his face in that nostalgia pic he threw up last week while he was working on “Stranded” with Jay. Speaking of which, Russell Simmons wants you to know that Swizz Beats is Haiti’s Unsung Hero.

Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge & Rihanna – Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) [CDQ]

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

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This went up on iTunes after they finished performing it on TV. All the proceeds from this song will go to charity, so instead of posting a download link, there’s a stream of the mastered version for those that wanted to hear it. If you want the MP3, consider giving up the 99 cents and your money will go to Partners in Health. Click here to purchase on the iTunes Music Store.

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Hit the jump to watch them perform it on Hope For Haiti Now:

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Jay-Z feat. Bono, The Edge & Rihanna – Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) (Live)

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

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Jay-Z just finished performing his collaboration with Bono and The Edge from U2 at the Hope For Haiti Now benefit, live from in London tonight. Props to Illionaire for the quickest rip in recorded history.

100% of proceeds from the sale of the Hope For Haiti Now album and any of its individual live performance tracks will go to Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Oxfam America, Partners In Health, Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, and Yéle Haiti Foundation. 100% of proceeds from the sale of the individual studio track, “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour),” featuring Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge, and Rihanna, will benefit Partners In Health.

The song will be available on iTunes, January 25th.

Jay-Z feat. Bono, The Edge & Rihanna – Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) (prod. Swizz Beats) | Mediafire

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“Carline lost her uncles in there

Previously: Jay-Z told a French interviewer Carline lost 3 of her uncles

Video: Jay-Z ft. Swizz Beatz – On To The Next One

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Thanks to Roc4Life for putting a ring on it the nod.

Video: Powerade ION4 Ad Features “Who’s Real”

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

No raspy voice. Powerade’s new advert is to the tune of “Who’s Real.”

Ryan Howard, Shawne Merriman, Steve Smith, Carmelo Anthony and Joba Chamberlain, among other elite athletes, test their bodies with rigorous off-season workouts and replenish electrolytes with the complete sports drink in this new Powerade ION4 ad.

I like how these big companies can get every website to post their advertisements, which they pay TV stations a lot of money to play, just by using a rapper’s song. But I’m definitely not mad at Swizzy’s protégé Snagz for getting that check.