“I am in a unique position to use my voice to affect change to this disturbing issue. The easy position would have been to walk away and leave policy making to others hoping that someone addresses the problem.”
The song will likely be included on the upcoming Timbaland artist album, which the producer recently announced will be called ‘Textbook Timbo’
And though three (G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and 50 Cent) against Jay Z may appear an unfair fight, rest assured a former underdog like H.O.V.A. probably would like his odds.
The gift in question is a limited-edition Shawn Carter Classic Fusion watch by Swedish watchmaker Hublot and co-designed by Jay Z that retails for $33,900.
While Jay Z studies the fine distinctions in the case, many wonder if and how his continued association with a tainted property might affect his reputation.
This week, Jay faced criticism for his recent partnership with Barneys New York after two African American shoppers claimed the store racially profiled them.
“Made In America is a bigger idea than just a concert.” Jay Z isn’t short on ambition, but in a landscape that also includes Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, can another “destination festival” — even one curated by Jay — really be more than “just a concert?”
Hova took to his website, Life+Times, to post a photo of his 100 copies of Crenshaw. Jay being Jay, he even sort of took credit for it, captioning the pic with his own #NewRules slogan.
“Everything that encompasses ‘A New York Holiday’…represents a perfect example of a unique and groundbreaking collaboration that I hope demonstrates how inspiring New York has been to me,” Jay Z said.
Aside from fame, what does every hip-hop artist want? Money — and the musicians on Forbes’ list of hip-hop’s highest-earners have plenty of it.