In another installment of Radio.com’s year-end coverage, Nate Patrin examines how the most powerful rap releases of 2013 were focused on something smaller, and in the wake of “meh” big albums, this might be a future trend.
On Monday (Dec, 16), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the longlist of nominees for this year’s award for Best Original Song and it’s filled with its fair share of big named pop stars.
For the (apparently very few) who have not yet downloaded this landmark album, the visual event is continuing. Beyoncé has made available the videos from the album officially for the first time, starting with “Drunk In Love” and “XO.”
The nominees for the 2014 GRAMMYs are in and Jay Z tops the list with nine nominations — though you wouldn’t know it from watching the nominations concert.
Jay Z led the nominations with nine nods, followed closely by Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with seven noms each.
This year’s track features appearances by Avicii, Bruno Mars, Capital Cities, Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Macklemore, Imagine Dragons, and more.
Jay let his fans know that he’s going vegan in the name of the 22Days Challenge, a dietary plan started by his friend, exercise physiologist Marco Borges.
The revelation came during a sit-down with music journalist Elliott Wilson backstage at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where the two chopped it up about hopping on the Yeezus tour and A Tribe Called Quest’s legacy.
Shoppers will need a Jay Z-sized budget to procure the high-end items, which tops out at $58,000 for a Mollino alligator leather jacket. The most affordable item is a $70 graphic print T-shirt featuring gold metallic print.
“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.”