Tis’ the season for some collaborations and Jay Z is doing his part. The rapper has partnered with Barney’s for their annual holiday limitied-edition collection. The collection, BNY SCC Gallery, standing for Barney's New York Shawn Corey Carter, is set to launch on November 20th and will be featured in Manhattan, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago stores.
The Collection will be accompanied by a themed window display and massive launch party, and will feature special-edition merchandise in black, gold, white, or silver from brands, such as, Balmain, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Rick Owens and more. It is called "A New York Holiday" .These products will be showacased and sold in the BNY SCC Gallery - a space dedicated to the partnership.
EDM upstart, Sevag, is qucikly making a name for himself on the EDM scene. After turning head's with his remix of Jay Z's, "Holy Grail," the rising star returns with his massive remix of Miley Cyrus' hit, "Wrecking Ball." The genius of Sevag turns the catchy ballad into a bass pounding fireball of a dance record. Turn up your speakers, and check out the remix below. And download it here.
Great news for fans of Girl Talk, as the mash-up wizard, born Gregg Gillis, announced that he is working on a new collaborative EP with rapper, Freeway, entitled BROKEN ANKLES. The announcement came at his secret, sold-out show at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl, to rowdy fans partying away to his signature mash-ups. Gillis stunned the crowd, as he brought out Freeway to debut the first single off of their forthcoming EP. The surprises kept coming, as they were joined on stage by Philly hip-hop duo, the Young Gunz (Young Chris and Neef Buck), who, along with Freeway, were a part of Jay Z’s Rocafella Records, and collectively known as State Property, along with other Philadelphia-based rappers. The electric crowd was treated to a genius mash-up of records dating back to the 90’s, with modern day hits like Daft Punk's smash, "Get Lucky," over Michael Jackson's "Remember The Time." There is no release date announced for the EP, which will be Girl Talk’s first release since his 2010 effort, All Day. Stay tuned here for more details as they develop.
Forbes has named Jay Z and Beyonce as the highest earning celebrity couple with estimated earnings of $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Their earnings come from their albums, tours and other business deals such as Jay Z’s affiliation with the Brooklyn Nets.
Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter world tour grossed an average $2 million a night, while Jay Z’s Watch the Throne Tour with Kanye West grossed an average $1.4 million a night. Jay Z also had to sell his share of the Brooklyn Nets because he started his own sports agency, Roc Nation Sports.
With both of their collosul albums being released this summer, rap gods Kanye West and Jay Z are about to embark on seperate tours to promote these releases. The duo toured together two years ago when they dropped their collaboration album, Watch The Throne, and now have announced their seperate tours on the same day. Some things are just better in twos.
Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail tour will launch in Europe for 15 shows, and then come back to the states for a 33 city tour. Tickets go on sale September 12 on Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Below are the American tour dates.
This Labor Day weekend, a number of festivals took place across the nation. There was the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago, the Bumbershoot in Seattle, and Electric Zoo in New York (which ended a day early due to two fatalities). Then there was the Made In America festival in Philadelphia. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway was closed off in its entirety for this new American festival, which is only in it's second year running. Made In America was started and developed by Jay Z, with help from Budweiser, In its first year, the festival included names like Kanye West, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, The Hives, Afrojack, and Jay Z himself. For their sophomore year, they offered the talents of Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, 2 Chainz, Empire of the Sun, and so much more. It was destined to be a great festival because of such a line up, but we would have never thought that it would have left such a lasting impression on us.
The hit song off of Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, featuring Justin Timberlake has now been given some visuals to accompany the song. We are not left with any dissapointments here--the video is epic.These two have been hard at work, from the release of "Suit & Tie", to their Legends of the Summer Tour, to this track and now they are working together for Justin' sequel to The 20/20 Experience. When two collosal acts come together like this, you can only expect greatness. That's exactly what we have recieved so far, and is probably what we will keep on getting.
Why is this weekend different from all other weekends? Because it's the much anticipated Labor Day weekend! Labor Day beckons in the end of summer as a bittersweet day that also includes an extended weekend of nonstop parties. Check out our roundup of Philly's hottest events to enjoy in the last few days of our warm-weather season.
Happy holiday weekend!
Friday, August 30
Smiths Restaurant & Lounge
We all love happy hour for those clutch deals. If only that happy hour kept going all night. Smiths Restaurant & Lounge is giving you just that with its Late Night Happy Hour from 11:30 AM - 2 AM. Specials: $5 boneless wings, $4 Coronas. It's the best late night happy hour in Rittenhouse. Enjoy $3.00 Coors Light Bottles + ridiculous appetizer specials and the DJ goes on at 10:00 PM. Get your friends together and come by for a great time!
The Made In America Festival will be taking over Philly this Labor Day weekend for its second year! The festival, sponsored by Budweiser and founded by Jay Z, is set to show up with a wide range of artists.
The line up consists of big stars and new acts alike, but when it comes to genre, there is no doubt that you can get them all. Dance your heart out with EDM artist such as Deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner, Calvin Harris, and Nero. You'll be getting your soulfull R&B through Beyonce and Miguel. You can rock out with Nine Inch Nails, Queen of the Stone Age, The Gaslight Anthem, and Phoenix. And of course, there's going to be a good amount of Hip Hop artists: 2 Chainz, A$AP Mob, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, and Wiz Khalifa. These are just a couple of the artists that will be showing up. Although Jay Z is not on the line up, don't be surprised if he stops by for a guest appearance.