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Some of my videos from the MSG-stop of the “Watch the Throne” tour on November 8, 2011, featuring two of the best in the game:

“The Throne” performs their “encore” of “Ni**as in Paris”…for the first of three times in a row. Place goes nuts…



Kanye does his verse from “Get Em High” followed by the intro to “Lucifer” and then Jay going in just over the piano. Just sick.

[via Me]

Quite the gem I found here, I won’t lie; it’s a video of Kanye from 2002 (we’re talking pre-College Dropout here) when he actually pulls up in his other other Benz for the very first time (and by “pull up” I mean “purchase for the first time”…not quite as cool but, nonetheless, quite dope) -  turns out it’s also the same day he recorded his verse for “Bounce,” the first song on which he ever rapped alongside Jay (as opposed to just producing the track), off The Blueprint 2:



“They say I’m crazy, but I’m about to go dumb again,
They ain’t seen me cause I pulled up in my other Benz,
Last week I was in my other other Benz…”

- Kanye West – “Otis” – Watch the Throne



“Tell ‘em I just want my racks, racks on racks on racks/
Maybachs on bachs on bachs on bachs on bachs

- Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Gotta Have It” – Watch the Throne

[via Rosewood & Vimeo]

Yeezy comes out and spits his verse from “Run This Town” during Hova’s set Friday night at the 2010 Isle of Wight Festival in the UK, and a huge fucking crowd goes absolutely nuts; and if you don’t feel like watching the video, at least do yourself a favor, fast-forward to 3:05 and watch Ye put on a show:

[via 2dopeboyz]

Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 (album cover)

Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
(download by right-clicking and going to “save as”)

*Just to clarify, when I wrote “preview” in the title of this post, what I meant to write was “full, retail album in its entirety,” as one of the most anticipated albums of 2009 ended up leaking yesterday, two weeks prior to its release.  Now, I am usually the first one to stand up for artists and protest against the piracy of their music (full disclosure: this is not true in even the slightest), but can such an innocent download really be called “piracy” when the artist himself:

1. Is worth $150 million; and

2. Admitted in an interview yesterday that the album leaking early is actually good publicity for its September 11th release:

“I may be the most bootlegged artist in history,” he said in an interview after learning the news. “It’s a preview. I’m excited for people to hear the album. I’m very proud of the work I’ve down, so enjoy it…My pager is actually ringing right now, so people are probably calling me and telling me they pretty much like it. I can tell by the way my pager rings if a song is good or not. It’s really going crazy right now.”

[via SOHH]

Well, the answer is “yes,” it still is piracy.  Luckily, however, only the person who hosts the files or the website can get nailed in such a case, and considering I average about 1-2 hits a day (myself and myself later on), Blogbdon has all the necessary safeguards in place to shield you from any potential lawsuits.  So, if you haven’t already, scroll back up there, download the shit out of it and go brag to your friends how cool you are for having the new Jay-Z like 6 hours before they do.  And do yourself a favor and listen to the track with Kid CuDI (“Already Home”); it’s the best song on there.

ALSO, check out the sickest commercial I’ve seen in a long time, starring Hova and a bunch of his most famous album covers in a new Rhapsody spot:

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