Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"I Showed You Your First Tec On Tour With Large Professor"

I've always wondered about that Jay-Z line in "Takeover" that calls out Nas for keeping his "tec on the dresser". To refresh your memory it goes "You scribbled in your notepad and created your life/I showed you your first tec on tour with Large Professor/(Me, that’s who!) Then I heard your album bout your tec on the dresser". Well the back story has been unearthed in a very dope Large Professor piece done for XXL back in 2002 (okay, so it was unearthed 8 years ago but I just caught wind of it recently).


Main Source soon set off on tour, along with the UMCs and Jaz. One particular night of that tour came up recently in the very public catfight between Jay-Z (then Jaz’s hypeman) and Nas (who rolled with Main Source). During a show in Washington D.C. the sound system cut out, forcing the artists to do the same. The angry crowd rushed the stage and chased the rappers back unto their tour bus.

“We were figuring we were gonna have to knuckle down,” explains LP of the incident, which Jay has used to attack Nas. “Jay came outta nowhere, reachin’ in his gym bag like, ‘Don’t even sweat these niggas. I got that.’ He didn’t show [Nas] the gun like, ‘I’m gonna shoot you,’ but we were all just like, ‘Whew!’”

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Jay-Z Performance @ Nike's World Basketball Festival

Here is some all pro footage of Hov performing last night for Nike at Radio City Music Hall.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Rap Treats #81: Jay-Z & The ROC @ The Tunnel (Audio)

The Roc is in the building... and that building is the infamous Tunnel Nightclub in NYC. This is a recording of the video we put up a while back of Jay, Beans, Memph Bleek and Amil tearing down the club. Click HERE to check out the video. This was right around the time Hov started to become THAT dude

Jay-Z & The Roc

1. Pain In The Ass Intro
2. Jay Z - Its Hot
3. Jay Z - Jigga My Nigga
4. Jay Z - So Ghetto
5. Jay Z feat. Amil - Can I Get A...
6. Jay Z - Money Aint A Thang
7. Jay Z feat. Memphis Bleek - Its Alright
8. Memphis Bleek feat. Jay Z - What You Think Of That
9. Memphis Bleek - Memphis Bleek Is...
10. Beanie Sigel - What A Thug About
11. Beanie Sigel - 45 Freestyle
12. Jay Z - Who U Wit
13. Jay Z - Aint No Nigga
14. Jay Z - Imaginary Player
15. Jay Z feat. Amil - Jigga What, Jigga Who
16. Jay Z feat. Memphis Bleek & Beanie Sigel - Money, Cash, Hoes
17. Jay Z feat. Beanie Sigel - Put Your Hands Up (Do It Again)