All posts tagged: Jay-Z

Never Forget: Albums that came out September 11th, 2001

The Date, September 11th, 2001 will forever be linked to one of the worst tragedies in American history. There have been dozens of television show and movies dedicated to all the facts, beliefs and conspiracies of September 11th, 2001 but there is one crazy fact not many people have mentioned… The crazy amount of huge albums that came out that day! I was shocked to stumble upon this fact and felt I should share. So let us take a trip down a more happy memory lane to September 11th shall we? Kay. Jay Z: The Blueprint I feel like this album was pretty well known for coming out September 11th but I think the fact that it was such a great album made it easy to forget that fact.   Ben Folds: Rockin’ The Suburbs While Ben Folds isn’t the biggest name in the world (or even top 5,000), this album actually did quite well and was the album that got me into his music.   P.O.D: Satellite Remember P.O.D.? They were like the biggest …

Throwback Thursdays! Performances atop the Ed Sullivan Theater

This week for Throwback Thursdays we are doing something a little different. I have been doing posts about David Letterman all week and even though his show is now over, I figured I’d keep the trend going. Why? Cause it’s my blog and I’ll cry and eat ice cream while I write if I want to! Anywho, I knew right away that I wanted Throwback Thursday to be an act from the Late Show that was performed atop the Ed Sullivan Theater. However, I couldn’t decide on one, so here are a few that stuck out to me over the years. Enjoy! Audioslave “Cochise”   Dave Matthews Band –  “Where Are You Going”, “You Never Know”, “Grey Street” and “Grace Is Gone” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b1MWdXDxhw   Paul McCartney “Get Back”   Jay Z and Eminem “Renegade”   The Black Keys “Fever”   Foo Fighters “Everlong” This was not on the roof or marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater but it was the closing musical for the Late Show and includes highlights of David Letterman’s amazing 33 year …

Most Likely To Succeed: Rappers/Singers Yearbook Photos

Believe it or not, before they are famous, singer and rappers go to school and get yearbook photos just like us! But that is where our similarities end…Enjoy the pictures! Rihanna   Lil Wayne   50 Cent   Beyonce   Kanye West   Nicki Minaj   Drake   Pharrell   Alicia Keys   Nelly   Eminem   Snoop Dogg   Jay Z   Missy Elliot   Justin Timberlake   Iggy Azalea

Spike Jonze probably directed your favourite music video

We all (or should) know that Spike Jonze as the acclaimed director of movies such as Her, Where the Wild Things Are, Being John Malkovich and Adaptation as well as a frequent guest on Jackass. However, unbeknownst to me, my first introduction to Spike Jonze came in Music Video form. He is known for making some of the best music videos of all time. In fact, the first time I saw Spike Jonze on camera I didn’t even know it was him. He was portraying the character of Richard Koufey, an eccentric character who was the leader of fictional dance group The Torrance Community Dance Group in the video for “Praise You” by Fatboy Slim. I really thought that Richard Koufey was a real person and I believe Jonze even accepted an MTV Music award for Fatboy Slim that year as Richard Koufey. My brain hurts. All that aside, Spike Jonze has a music video catalog that would make other directors look like film students. Here are just a few of the dozens he has done in …

Forgotten SNL sketch: Murder in the Make-Believe Ballroom

For years my friends and others have been quoting Will Ferrell as Robert Goulet. But whenever I brought up this version of the skit most people had no idea what I was talking about. I couldn’t believe it! This was by far the best version of all time. You got Ferrell with Jay-Z (who is clearly smoking weed) singing all the Jigga’s hits and at one point dropping an F-Bomb. Those are probably the reasons NBC never seemed to replay this skit, but we cannot deny the great comedy lovers this sketch any longer so please enjoy. Oh and at one point Jay-Z offers weed to the stuffed mountain goat. “Oh yeah, ask Merv Griffin” *Updated link to video here.