Jay-Z fires back at critics on the politically-charged "Open Letter" which got a 7:45am wake up call debut on Hot 97 today. Hov addresses the backlash on his recent trip to Cuba, his ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets, and his new deal with Universal on the Swizz Beatz and Timbaland-produced joint. Life + Times.
Before the premiere this morning, Swizz called into Hot 97's morning show with Ebro and K. Foxx to speak on Jay-Z's buzzed about "Open Letter" and how it came about. Hear the entire interview after the jump.
LA's DJ Felli Fel remixes Swizz Beatz's single with a guest verse from Tyga. End result? Just as terrible as the original, if not worse. Take a listen after the jump, if you dare...
The other day, Hov and Timbo joined Swizz and Drake in the studio. No word on what was being worked on, but I'm just gonna guess Drake's next album Nothing Was The Same. PREVIOUS: Drake - Started From The Bottom (Video) | Jay-Z Hosts The So So Def 20th Anniversary After Party (Video)
Swizzy and Shaq sat down for a Q&A at the Reebok lounge for Project Trade Show in Las Vegas. The discussion involved the re-introduction of Reebok's Shaq Attack and Shaqnosis sneaker which hit shoe shelves April 19 and July 19. PREVIOUS: Swizz Beatz Meets The Breakfast Club (Video)
Fozzie played an B.B. Kings last night for an all-star show to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Swizz Beatz, Maino, and Wyclef Jean joined Fozzie on stage for performances and X has managed to give us a video recap from last night's show. PREVIOUS: Fozzie Bear On The Breakfast Club (Video)
Jim Jones enlists Mr. Keys and Scoop DeVille for his latest single release. Clean version for now. UPDATE: Back to the top with the explicit version and official artwork.
Mr. Alicia Keys talks Reebok, charities and music with Charlamagne, Envy and Angela Yee. But he won't talk about that gaudy hat, though... PREVIOUS: Ludacris – Tell Me What They Mad For f. Pusha T & Swizz Beatz
A snippet leaked about a month ago, now here's the full version which appears on Tapemaster Inc’s new project, Slight Work 5. Ziplock P is sending more shots at Lil Wayne and Birdman. Shots fired! PREVIOUS: Ludacris – Rest of My Life f. Usher & David Guetta (Video)
After hinting the upcoming collaboration a while back, Swizzy previews the Kanye West and Bono-featured "Skyscrapers." PREVIOUS: Swizz Beatz Speaks On His Relationship w/ The IRS (Video)
Ziploc P seems to be attacking Weezy & Co. once again. Shouts to Splash.
Big Boi, Swizz Beatz, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis all appeared on BET's 106 & Park last night to talk about upcoming albums, Thanksgiving Day, the BET Music Matters Tour, and more.
First the good part: Swizz, thanks to his numerous philanthropic works, was been named Global Ambassador for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation a couple months ago. Now the not-so-good: those rumors about issues with those pesky alphabet boys. I mean, I finally saw that episode of "30 For 30: Broke" last week,