Results tagged “Jay Z”

No change at the top of the charts this week as Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail are both #1 again this week. There's really not a lot of change on the charts this week, period. Miley Cyrus holds that #2 single again this week, Mackelmore and Lewis and Daft Punk are still in the Top 10 of singles and albums. Kanye's Yeezus dropped another slot from 6 to 7 this week but that's about all the action we have. I suppose I'm a little surprised Daft Punk's Random Access Memory isn't still a Top 10

'Magna Carta Holy Grail' #1 Album at iTunes This Week, Robin Thicke #1 Single

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 8, 2013
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I heard an awful lot of talk about some unorthodox method of (pre)-release for Jay-Z's latest album Magna Carta Holy Grail. Whatever everyone was going on about it, it's the #1 album at iTunes this week. I'm not a fan or follower of hip hop but it seems Jay-Z and Kanye West have been in a "battle" of sorts for supremacy in the rap world. Both men have released recent albums and for the moment, Jay-Z seems to be winning as West's Yeezus has already slipped to #6. The singles chart is once again the domain of Robin Thicke, Daft

New Releases: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dana Fuchs, Jay-Z

A few highlights from this week's slew of new releases...
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Hi. I'm Mat. You might know me from my random writings in these pages about bootlegs, songs that evoke memories and some the best songs of 2013. Our dear leader, Josh, here at Blinded By Sound has kindly asked me to take over the duties of highlighting what new albums are hitting the streets every week. It is a big duty, and I'm proud to have it. I will no doubt speak about different artists than Josh would highlight, but that's the fun of writing about music. Every week an enormous amount of new music gets released. I try to

Review: Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne

A sonically amazing, lyrically problematic joint effort from two hip hop icons.
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The partnership between Jay-Z, one of hip hop’s most popular artists, and Kanye West, one of music’s most polarizing figures, was greatly anticipated. Sure, the two traded barbs and guest spots on albums for ages up to this point. But Watch the Throne offers a new opportunity to couple them in an environment a long way off from the Reasonable Doubt and College Dropout days. Kanye West’s production game is colossal, with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy a significant recording. His ability to combine an enormous sum of incongruent elements and artists made that album pulse, while his poise as a
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