During the Tigers Yankees game last night, Hov and Em announced that they would partake in a two-show stand. On September 2nd, Jay will open up for Em at Comerica Park in Detroit. Then on September 13th, Em will be the opening act at Yankee Stadium. This will be the first concert at the new Yankee stadium. We are thrilled that two of today’s most exciting music artists will headline the first-ever concert at Yankee Stadium,” said Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost. “Yankee Stadium was built with this kind of mega-event in mind. It will undoubtedly be a memorable occasion for music fans around the world.” No word yet when tickets go on sale but we are already waiting on line. (Video of em and jay at the game last night below.)
I had a few friends that went to Coachella this past weekend and they all said it was amazing, so I was the first person to be pissed off and jealous of their good time. Jay-z of course shut it down and completely ripped it up. Here are two videos of his performance which included an awesome back drop of the new york city skyline.
Every now and again its nice and also funny to see a star athlete get knocked off of their pedestal. These guys walk around with millions of dollars, acting like the rules dont apply to them and figuring that there will be no backlash. To bad that rappers dont really care who you are, or how much money you have, as long as your name and actions make a good rhyme. Here are some examples of athletes catching the short end of the hip hop stick.
You Like That BRON BRON?
Taking sloppy seconds is one thing, but getting it announced on wax (and on the accompanying music video) is another—especially if you’re a star athlete like Lebron James. On “Popular Demand (Popeyes),” The Clipse andPusha T discusses a Madonna-looking groupie who’s allegedly fucking LeBron…after Pusha already smashed “a long time ago” on a balcony in Miami’s Delano Hotel. Like that Bron-Bron?
The official artist list has been released for 2010 Bonnaroo, which will be held on June 10–13 in Manchester Tennessee. In my opinion this has been the best group of artist to grace the event and it looks to be on hell of a show. A limited number of general admission tickets for the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will be available for purchase starting at $234.50 plus applicable fees. After these tickets are sold out, tickets will continue to be sold for $249.50 while supplies last. You get all your ticket info here. So who’s going to be there? Here is the complete list starting with the headliners, and you know there is going to be some added acts leading up to the event.
Kings of Leon
Jay-Z’s new video, On To The Next One premiered just after mid night on New Years Eve. We would have shared this earlier, if we remembered anything from that night. This video is totally bad ass, and its so good to see Hove with his confidence and swagger at full speed. Enjoy.
Jay-Z is back out with another album “The Blueprint 3″ dropping 9/11/2009. We over here at Zootpatrol got the cd sent to us early by Jay-Z himself to do an album review, or some kid named Kyle from Connecticut sent it to us over the internet, cue cops to go arrest him. Blueprint 3 isn’t referring to the back to basics definition, but more of an innovative way to move forward with crazy flow patterns, vintage samples, and futuristic synthesizers.
So how does one of the greatest emcees of all time fair in his latest attempt to wow critics? Jay-Z has finally nailed that “next level shit” sound. Jay-Z digs deeper inside himself to tell stories about the game and spits rhymes about how great he has been the past 14 years, which gets a little annoying after a while, but it’s true. The production on this album is far advanced than any of his previous cd’s with help from Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Neptunes, and Kanye West, who did the major chunk of the tracks. It’s heavy on bombastic synths and orchestras which makes it a great cd to bob your head to and let it run during a party. My only beef with the album is that he does rap about the same stuff on almost every track, and the hooks on the songs are pretty bad aside from Alicia Keys feature on “Empire State of Mind” and Mr. Hudson’s “Young Forever”. I also wish he didn’t feature so many trendy guest appearances on the album with Drake, Rihanna, Young Jeezy, Kid Cudi, and Pharrell, almost gives a sense of insecurity that he can’t hold a full cd down by himself.
I was going to summarize every track for you but instead of telling you how good every song is let me tell you which tracks to get excited for, and tracks to steer away from after listening to once.
“On To The Next One” is a straight club banger that needs to be played at high volume. Produced by Swizz Beatz he also sings the hook in a subtle way to let the beat shine.
“A Star is Born” is one of the best tracks on the album and has a fresh concept. Jay pays homage to all the best rappers in the game today and how great they were at some point.
“Young Forever”, perfect end to the trilogy with the sampled hook sung by Mr. Hudson.
Throw Away Tracks:
“Reminder”, O.K. we get is Jay your good, enough is enough though.
“Venus vs. Mars” is a track has that futuristic Kid Cudi/Lil Wayne martian vibe, and Jay-Z does not compliment this sound whatsoever.
Conclusion: This cd is very diverse with “Reasonable Doubt” smoke a blunt and bob your head type tracks, to slam a bottle of liquor and go crazy at the club type tracks. With only 2 sub-par songs, but not unbearable, the cd is able to play straight through with no complaints. Zootpatrol approves this cd and strongly encourages you to buy it when it drops 9/11/2009. xfm8y5szbk
1 What We Talkin’ About
2 Thank You
3 D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)
4 Run This Town ft. Kanye and Rihanna
5 Empire State of Mind ft. Alicia Keys
6 Real As It Gets ft Young Jeezy
7 On To the Next One ft. Swizz Beatz
8 Off That ft. Drake
9 A Star is Born ft. J. Cole
10 Venus VS. Mars
11 Already Home ft. Kid Cudi
12 Hate ft. Kanye West
14 So Ambitious ft. Pharrell
15 Young Forever ft. Mr. Hudson
James Cameron’s first movie since 1993′s Titanic. Supposedly this movie is suppose to revolutionize how movies will be made forever. 14 years in the making read more about it here.
For the second year in a row, the organizers of All Points West put together a stacked line up and they are well on their way to making APW one of the top summer festivals around. Compared to 2008, the inaugural year, the weekend of music and art was improved by leaps and bounds. I can’t remember waiting more than a few minutes for a beer (I dont know if thats a good thing, or a bad thing) and the port-a-johns were tripled, which made everyone a little happier. They even upped the beer limit from 5 to 7. YES! The Friday show was filled with so many good bands, we almost didnt know where to start. We got a late jump on the day because of the weather, but with a little help from Mr. Goldschlager, we were ready to brave the storms. We caught the end of Fleet Foxes, who were great, and a nice way to ease into the day. It was just getting sunny, so we decided to explore the beer garden before checking out Ra Ra Riot. With a few beers in us, we made our way to Riot, and let me tell you, if you get the chance to see them live, DO IT! “The lead singers voice is so good it sounds fake”, direct quote from my partner in crime, Lanie. She wasnt lying though, I was seriously amazed. Next we saw Vampire Weekend, who I personally am not too crazy about, but we checked them out anyway (from the beer garden fence). They sounded good. Not great, but good. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs were on around 7:30pm, and their set was great. They even had these 2 giant eye balls as props, which made their way into the crowd. That got everyone going and gave me flashbacks of last years GirlTalk set.
Up to this point, the day had gone amazing. It started off humid, sticky, and hot, then it rained, and then it rained some more. The entire crowd was so excited about the music and the party, that no one even cared that they were dirty and wet. It was nice to see that many people come together and get along, even if it was only for one day. I didnt see one confrontation, one argument, or one fight. With everyones spirits high, it was time for the main event. HOVE! The Friday show had been advertised with the Beastie Boys headlining the show, but with the recent news of Adam “MCA” Yauch’s throat cancer, Jay Z stepped in to save the day. Words can not described how well Mr. Carter performed that night. He opened with No Sleep Till Brooklyn, which got the audience to level 10, and he didnt look back. Hit after hit after hit, with a live band that only upped the energy. Check out some of the pics, and if your really interested in how well the bands performed, check them out on youtube.