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Here’s some footage of Timbo in the studio with producer J-Roc playing the Textbook Timbo cut “Bounce” with Jay-Z that he’s been previewing out on the road.
Previously: Timbaland Previews New Jay-Z Song “Bounce”
Jay’s “A New York Holiday” collection with Barney’s New York went on sale today and a few previously unseen items were revealed.
Up top we have a special edition Brooklyn Nets snapback from Just Don and Mitchell & Ness that will run you $ 875. Hit the jump to check out more pieces from Balmain, Lanvin, Rick Owens and En Noir, but prepare yourself for some sticker shock. Don’t be shy though, 100% of the proceeds are now going to charity.
The Rick Owens Mollino Crocodile Jacket, $ 58,000
Jay updates us on the ongoing investigation into shopper profiling at Barney’s New York and says that he will move forward with the release of his collaborative holiday collection with the store, although now 100% of the profits will go to The Shawn Carter Foundation.
Read the full statement below.
In the past several weeks two separate investigations were launched as a result of the wrongful detention of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips. My team has been privy to the status of the Barneys third party consultant investigation. In continuing our research, we also contacted the New York State Attorney General’s office for the status of their investigation into both Barneys and Macy’s. Those findings are not yet available.
While I await the findings of the Attorney General’s Office, I have agreed to move forward with the launch of BNY SCC collection under the condition that I have a leadership role and seat on a council specifically convened to deal with the issue of racial profiling. I am in a unique position to use my voice to affect change to this disturbing issue. The easy position would have been to walk away and leave policy making to others hoping that someone addresses the problem. I will not leave the outcome to others. I will take this into my own hands with full power to recommend, review and revise policies and guidelines moving forward. I am choosing to take this head on.
As I previously stated, the collaboration with Barneys has always been about giving and The Shawn Carter Foundation. From this collection, the Foundation will receive not only 25% of sales, it will now receive the additional 75% of Barneys’ sales, totalling 100% of all sales from BNY SCC. Along with 100% of sales from the collaboration, the Foundation will receive an additional 10% of all retail sales from Barneys New York stores nationwide and Barneys.com on November 20th. – Shawn “JAY Z” Carter
Yesterday afternoon, on the 10th anniversary of Jay’s “retirement” album, Cee paid tribute to the LP with a mix of some of the album cuts and the original songs they sampled.
via Miss Info
Derick G drops his own video for Rozay and Jay’s “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”
Previously: Rick Ross Talks “The Devil Is A Lie” ft. Jay-Z
Jay-Z is set to launch a new mens fragrance called Gold WWD reports. The cologne, which will come packaged in a box that resembles a gold brick, will be available at Barney’s New York as part of the Jay-Z Holiday Collection with other retailers to follow at a later time.
Here’s a description of the scent.
Top: “The brightness of Sicilian Bergamot and ginger warmed with Cardamom.”
Mid: “Masculine vetiver and teak wood mingle with the spice of pink pepper.”
Base: “Rich amber and sensual myrrh are smoothed with bourbon vanilla.”
Spotted: WWD via Complex
Rick Ross sat down with FUSE to talk about his next single “The Devil Is A Lie” featuring Jay-Z and his freestyle over “Royals”.
Speaking to FUSE, Ross talks about the Mastermind album cut “The Devil Is A Lie” featuring Jay-Z and his remix of Lorde’s “Royals”.
Previously: DJ Khaled ft. Diddy, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, T.I. & Swizz Beatz – I Feel Like Pac / I Feel Like Biggie (Video) | Meek Mill Brings Out Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, French Montana & Jadakiss at Power 99′s Powerhouse 2013
After it was recently revealed that two young Black consumers were racially profiled after shopping at Barney’s New York, there have been calls for comment from Jay-Z, who recently announced a high profile collaboration with the high-end department store. Jay just released the following statement via his Life+Times website:
This collaboration lives in a place of giving and is about the Foundation. I am not making a dime from this collection; I do not stand to make millions, as falsely reported. I need to make that fact crystal clear. The Shawn Carter Foundation is the beneficiary and the foundation is receiving 25% of all sales from the collaboration, 10% of all sales generated in the store on November 20th and an additional donation from Barneys. This money is going to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships to help further their education at institutions of higher learning. My idea was born out of creativity and charity… not profit.
I move and speak based on facts and not emotion. I haven’t made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys. Why am I being demonized, denounced and thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately? The negligent, erroneous reports and attacks on my character, intentions, and the spirit of this collaboration have forced me into a statement I didn’t want to make without the full facts. Making a decision prematurely to pull out of this project, wouldn’t hurt Barneys or Shawn Carter, but all the people that stand a chance at higher education. I have been working with my team ever since the situation was brought to my attention to get to the bottom of these incidents and at the same time find a solution that doesn’t harm all those that stand to benefit from this collaboration.
I am against discrimination of any kind, but if I make snap judgements, no matter who it’s towards, aren’t I committing the same sin as someone who profiles? I am no stranger to being profiled and I truly empathize with anyone that has been put in that position. Hopefully this brings forth a dialogue to effect real change. – Shawn “JAY Z” Carter
Jay-Z ain’t the GOAT? Nigga please!!
Hit the jump to download the MP3
(in case you failed and don’t have it yet) and stay tuned for a throwback album.