Posts Tagged ‘concert’

Tell Em Why you Mad Porta!

November 23, 2007

Okay I have a few bones to pick.

First off, fuck everyone for not buying Freeway’s Free At Last. I hear it is expected to move ONLY 35,000 copies this week. Free At Last is one of the best hip hop albums of the year. It is definitely better than 50 Cent’s album, and it sells as much as Hurricane Chris? WTF people? It’s a shame that most ignorant hip hop fans (which is most) will not buy an album if it didn’t move units its first week which is absolutely ridiculous. That means Freeway is pretty much assed out. This makes me agree with Saigon when he says that the music industry just isn’t worth it. Even Tony Yayo in his great wisdom figured it out. Good music falls on deaf ears while we complain about how wack Hip Hop is. If we supported good artists then maybe the industry wouldn’t be so wack. Maybe Freeway will do numbers internationally.

sorry Free.. I’m trying…

Talib and Common too… sorry guys.

Jay, if you wouldn’t have made your boss happy (yes even he has a boss) and not taken your album off Itunes then you may have kept your numbers up. a good percentage of record sales are digital these days. His numbers are nothing to sneeze at, but he is the God MC and should do better.

Speaking of King Hov, I am very very disappointed in the MSN broadcast of his concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. First off they cut the best part of the show out! Lil Wayne and Jay-Z were on stage TOGETHER performing and Weezy even called Jay “the best rapper alive” in front of Jay’s beloved hometown crowd which is usually the moniker he uses for himself.

Then, they DID NOT edit out Jadakiss’ embarrassing introduction to Rocafella when Jadakiss attempted to do an impromptu performance and Green Lantern didn’t have any of Jada’s songs to play. All in all the concert looked like shit online and it was great live. I know because I was there.

Go learns yourself something people, and keep on The Digital Streets if you give a shit about music….

Okay I’m done… Sorry for the foul language Mom.

Related Posts:

Jay-Z Hammerstein concert reveiw

Some Freeway Tracks

Freeway – It’s Over (Video)

Freeway – Still Got Love (video)

Kanye talks about his mother – Video

November 20, 2007

The tour is NOT over.  He will continue on.  God bless him… You folks in Europe are lucky.

Jay-Z @ Hammerstein Ballroom *Official Video Preview*

November 16, 2007

This is the video that will be streaming for free on MSN.com starting November 20th. This looks great. He’s the man.

Free = Happy Fans

Read the Digital Streets detailed review of the concert here. 

Jay-Z Concert at Hammerstein will be Broadcast Online for Free

November 14, 2007

Starting on November 19, fans can visit music.msn.com/jayz to access the November 11th concert at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom for free.

I saw them shooting the concert and I am glad Hov continues to push the envelope and please his fans by broadcasting it for free. I know he’s getting advertising dollars or something. I would…

P.S: I heard the concert at Hammerstein was better than the one at the Apollo last night.   Yes that picture of Hov and Lebron is from the Apollo, not Hammerstein.

Mos Def Tribute Concert for J Dilla

November 14, 2007

Mos Def will perform a tribute to J Dilla on Jan. 21 at Ann Harbor’s Hill Auditorium in Michigan with his 8 piece brass ensemble, Mos Def’s Big Band.  2 Years after J Dilla’s death, his star continues to rise.  It’s a shame it happens posthumously.

“I know it’s going to be great,” says Dilla’s mother, Maureen Yancey on Tuesday. “I will be behind anything that they do.”

Tickets, $25-$45, go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday online at ums.org, by phone at (734) 764-2538 or in person at the League Ticket Office at 911 N. University Ave. on the campus of U-M.

If you live near there, you now have an obligation!

More Video of Jay-Z Concert @ Hammerstein

November 14, 2007

These two videos are pretty comprehensive and the audio/video quality is much better. Peep the second video below.

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Jay-Z – This Shit Right Here

November 13, 2007

This apparently was supposed to be on the album but didn’t make it.  It did make an ill interlude during the American gangster show.

Jadakiss Joins the Roc – Video

November 12, 2007

Props to RealTalkNY.net for getting this video on the net first. I happened to be sitting next to Nigel from RealTalk the entire concert. Pay attention to the part when Jay stops the music and is about to introduce Jadakiss. You can hear my dumb ass yelling “JADA!”. Shout to my cousin Jimmy for being the first in the building to notice Jada (he noticed as soon as he walked out). Peep the video and check RealTalkNY.net for more videos from the concert, including appearences by Diddy and Lil Wayne. Witness Weezy call Jay-Z the “Greatest Rapper Alive” in front of his hometown crowd. Jadakiss was hilarious. Check for my play by play review of the concert in this post.

Jay-Z finishes strong at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom

November 12, 2007

More Hip Hop History was made Sunday night at New York’s famous Hammerstein Ballroom as Jay-Z finished his American Gangster promo tour.

Major Points:

  • Lil Wayne made a surprise appearance to perform “Hello Brooklyn” with Jay-Z and Wayne called Jay-Z “The Greatest Rapper Alive” and dubbed himself “The Next Rapper in Line”. The crowd loved it!
  • The Rocafella Family including Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Young Chris, and Tru-Life came out on stage but not Neef (who I found out is in jail), not Unlce Murda (no idea where he was), not Peedi (?), and not Kanye West (who’s Mother passed away yesterday a few hours before the concert0.
  • Jadakiss appeared on stage with the rest of the Rocafella camp as an offical member of the crew.
  • Diddy and Jay performed their verses from “I Get Money” but the crowd expected to see 50. Fat chance for that.
  • Jay-Z dedicated the concert to Kanye’s mother. (There will be more on this story when more details are released. My heart and prayers go out to Kanye.)

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