JAY-Z

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind’ Remixed by ZIGGY: DJcity Exclusive

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ZIGGY at Club NORA Rotterdam in the Netherlands on March 9, 2019. (Source: Facebook)

After hitting No. 1 on DJcity with his remix of Kevin Lyttle‘s “Turn Me On,” Dutch DJ/producer ZIGGY is back with a new rework. This time he has flipped Jay-Z and Alicia Keys‘ 2009 anthem, “Empire State of Mind.”

The track is available exclusively on DJcity.

Like his “Turn Me On” remix, Ziggy’s “Empire State of Mind” rework combines elements of the original track with dancehall-influenced drums.

Preview it below and download it only on DJcity.

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Related: Kevin Lyttle’s ‘Turn Me On’ Remixed by ZIGGY and Mr Bermuda: DJcity Exclusive

APESH#T

Watch Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s ‘APESH#T’ Video

Beyoncé and JAY-Z dropped a surprise album on Saturday titled Everything Is Love, along with a video for the project’s second track, “APESH#T.” The nine-track album is currently only available via Tidal. It was released under the artist name, The Carters.

The stunning visual for “APESH#T” was directed by Ricky Saiz and shot at the Louvre in Paris.

According to Billboard, “APESH#T” features contributions from Pharrell Williams, Quavo, and Offset. Pharrell assisted with production, while Quavo and Offset provided vocals.

Watch the video above.

Related: DJ Serg Remixes Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’: DJcity Exclusive

DJ Serg Remixes Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’: DJcity Exclusive

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DJ Serg (Source: Facebook)

Germany’s DJ Serg has dropped a moombahton remix of Beyonce‘s timeless anthem “Crazy in Love” featuring JAY-Z. The track is available exclusively on DJcity.

A native of Stuttgart, Serg’s remixes have been available on DJcity for the past few years. Two of them, his remix of Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s “Got Your Money” and 50 Cent‘s “P.I.M.P.,” made it on DJcity’s monthly top 50 chart.

Like many of his remixes, Serg’s “Crazy in Love” rework maintains the integrity of the original track while giving it a new twist.

Preview it below and download it exclusively on DJcity.

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JAY-Z

Watch: JAY-Z on Trump, Racism, Kanye, and More

JAY-Z recently sat down with the New York Times’ T Magazine for a revealing interview. The conversation included serious matters like racism in America, Donald Trump, and going to therapy. He also touched on music topics like his relationship with Kanye West, what he wants people to take away from his songs, and a potential collaborative album with Beyonce.

Watch the interview above.

Related: Watch JAY-Z’s BBC Radio 1 Interview and Performance

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Watch JAY-Z’s BBC Radio 1 Interview and Performance

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JAY-Z performs at the Meadows Festival in New York City. (Photo credit: Jack Gorlin)

Following his appearance at the Meadows Festival in New York City, JAY-Z traveled to the U.K. to chat and perform on BBC Radio 1. During the candid conversation with host Clara Amfo, Hov discussed his 4:44 album, fatherhood, social media, Donald Trump, and more.

The rapper performed “Family Feud” from 4:44 and his classic collaboration with Linkin Park, “Numb/Encore.” Hov was joined by his longtime engineer, Young Guru.

Watch the interview and performance below.

Related: JAY-Z Talks Making 4:44, Working With No I.D., Kanye West, and More in Extensive Interview

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JAY-Z Talks Making 4:44, Working With No I.D., Kanye West, and More in Extensive Interview

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JAY-Z with Rap Radar hosts Brian Miller and Elliott Wilson. (Photo source: Rap Radar)

JAY-Z recently sat down for an extensive interview on the Rap Radar podcast, his first since he released his album 4:44 in June.

The 70-minute conversation, which is exclusive to TIDAL, covered a variety of topics. Among them were Hov’s inspiration for making 4:44, why he chose to only work with No I.D., his marketing strategy for rolling out the album, the reason he added footnotes, entrepreneurship and why he supports Lavar Ball, the meaning of “The Story Of O.J.,” the meaning of “Kill Jay Z,” and his feud with Kanye West.

The interview was conducted by hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller and is labeled part one. It is unclear how many episodes are forthcoming.

Listen to it below (even if you’re not a TIDAL subscriber).

Here is a breakdown of some of the topics covered in order:

– Making 4:44 and his inspiration for it
– Working with No I.D.
– Why he chose to use one producer for the entire album
– His marketing strategy for rolling out the album
– The reason he added footnotes
– The importance of 4:44
– How he recorded the vocals
– Why some songs didn’t make the album
– Empowering black people
– Billboard chart issues and TIDAL criticisms
– Entrepreneurship and why he supports Lavar Ball
– The meaning of “The Story Of O.J.” and its controversies
– His talks with Apple
– Therapy and spirituality
– The Meaning of “Kill Jay Z” and the Kanye West feud
– The elevator incident with Solange.

Related: Watch JAY-Z’s Video for ‘Kill Jay Z’

Watch JAY-Z’s Video for ‘Kill Jay Z’

JAY-Z continues his 4:44 video series with “Kill Jay Z,” the opening track from the album. The black-and-white visual begins with what appears to be a young man running for his life. His shirt reads, “Stay Black.”

Like the project’s previous videos, “Kill Jay Z” was first shared as a TIDAL exclusive.

The album, which was certified platinum within a week after its release, remains number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

Watch the video above and download “Kill Jay Z” on DJcity.

Related: Watch JAY-Z’s ‘Bam’ Video Feat. Damian Marley

JAY-Z and Damian Marley

Watch JAY-Z’s ‘Bam’ Video Feat. Damian Marley

JAY-Z travels to Jamaica in the video for his Damian Marley-assisted single, “Bam.”

The documentary-like visual shows Marley giving Hov a tour of his old Trenchtown neighborhood in Kingston. Sister Nancy, whose classic 1982 track “Bam Bam” is sampled on the song, also makes an appearance.

“Bam” serves as the third video from Jay’s 4:44 album. It was previously a TIDAL exclusive, just like the visuals for “The Story of O.J.” and “4:44.”

The album, which was certified platinum within a week after its release, currently sits atop the Billboard 200. “Bam” entered the Hot 100 last week at No. 47.

Watch the video above.

Related: Watch JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’ Video

Watch JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’ Video

JAY-Z has shared a video for “4:44,” the title track from his newly released solo album. Previously a TIDAL exclusive, the nine-minute visual is composed of various clips, from viral videos and news segments to footage of JAY-Z performing “Drunk In Love” with Beyonce.

The 4:44 album, which was produced entirely No I.D. and Hov, was certified platinum within a week after its release.

Watch the video above and download the track on DJcity.

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