Posts Tagged ‘Jay Z’

Etta James rips into Beyonce for singing “At Last”

February 5, 2009

71 yr. old Etta James didn’t appreciate Beyonce singing James’ signature song “At Last” at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball.  She’s got spirit this woman!

“Crazy in Love” by The Magic Numbers

January 11, 2009

The Magic Numbers are a groovy band based in London. Check out their superb cover of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” below. This version was recorded live on BBC radio. You can also find The Magic Numbers performing “Crazy in Love” on “Sounds Eclectic-The Covers.”

Pick yourself up a copy of “Sounds Eclectic-The Covers” on KCRW’s website. Find out more about The Magic Numbers on their official website or on MySpace.

Aries Spears channels LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, DMX, and Jay-Z

November 9, 2008

Actor/comedian Aries Spears freestyles and imitates four of his favorite rappers.  FLIPPIN’ AWESOME!

Jay Z at Glastonbury Festival 2008, UK

July 1, 2008

Jay Z caught some flack when it was announced he’d headline the Glastonbury Festival 2008 in the UK. Oasis member Noel Gallagher wasn’t pleased a hip hop act would be added to the historically rock-oriented festival.

“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” he said. “If you start to break it then people aren’t going to go. I’m sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance.

“Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and even when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night you go ‘Kylie Minogue?’ I don’t know about it. But I’m not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It’s wrong.”

So, naturally Jay Z kicks off his set at Glastonbury by covering Oasis’ “Wonderwall” before launching into “99 Problems.”