Posts Tagged ‘JayZ’

Logic Tries An Unorthodox Approach To Scoring A Jay-Z Feature

Logic is back with ”The Return,” a Nina Simone-sampling ode to the Maryland rapper’s alter ego, Young Sinatra. The new single features Logic wagging his fist at “superficial shit,” mumble rap, and his perceived haters. However, he also finds time to go down a list of his wishes, which include collaborating with a legendary rapper and getting an endorsement deal from Nike.

The most interesting penny Logic throws into the metaphorical wishing well is asking Jay-Z for a feature. “I’m callin’ out Jay-Z to jump up on the track with me and smack the whole industry / Show ‘em what that real rap do,” the Nobody rapper spits. He then follows with the proclamation, “The ball’s in your court, Hov.”

Logic also sends a shot at President Trump during the song’s third verse. “Ayo motherfuckin’ Trump said that shit on my last album but you wasn’t tapping in / Fuck a mumble, let’s make America rap again,” the “Overnight” artist raps. Besides the groan-worthy play on the President’s slogan “Make America Great Again,” the bar isn’t surprising. Logic’s 2018 MTV Video Music Award performance of “One Day” was a powerful statement against the Trump administration’s controversial and highly unpopular family separation policy.

Relive the performance below.

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Beyoncé And Jay-Z Just Made Everyone Go ‘Ape Shit’ With A Surprise Joint Album

This is not a drill: Beyoncé and Jay-Z just dropped an entire joint album without any announcement or hype whatsoever. Because it’s not like music’s most powerful couple needs album promo anyway!

Everything Is Love abruptly hit Tidal on Saturday afternoon (July 16) under the name The Carters. The collaborative album spans nine songs, clocks in at just over 38 minutes, and features both Bey and Jay on every track. One of those cuts, “APESHIT,” already has a full-length music video that’s also available on Tidal. The cinematic vid was shot on location at The Louvre in Paris, and was teased by Beyoncé on Instagram.

Rumors about a Bey and Jay collaborative album have long swirled, and they escalated in March when the couple announced their joint stadium trek, On The Run II. The tour kicked off earlier this month in the U.K. and begins its North American leg on July 25. Looks like fans are going to have a lot of new music to get them hyped before then.

If you don’t have a Tidal account — and somehow aren’t succumbing to the pressure to subscribe — you can listen to 30-second previews of the new songs below. Happy listening!

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