I heard a lot of people saying that people only like this joint because of who put it out. Although many times that hypothesis could be proven true, I have to say I disagree on this particular song…I think Jay went dumb and Kanye did his thing. Personal opinion though.
Because this is the leaked version…it will probably be down pretty soon. So get your thrills while you can.
Kanye always delivers exceptional, vividly visual and thought provoking videos. This one is no different. Interesting to say the least. Having a dark, foreboding overtone combined with a wide array of hip hop legends, the “Monster” video paints a dark, detailed picture for one of the best singles off his new album.
Ok so we all know that Jay-Z has been an avid supporter of Barack Obama & his administration from the very beginning. Two years into the Presidents term and nothing has changed…
“In order to judge someone, you have to judge what they inherit,” he told BBC Newsbeat.
“He inherited the worst economy, war, just a horrible time in American history. So if we think he can solve that, I mean, we don’t think he’s God, do we. He’s a human being. He’s going to need time to figure that out.”
“In order to get to that sort of success & that dream, you have to go through some peaks & valleys,” Jay added. “It’s been two years.”
He later say’s “Give me a chance, maybe in 8 years I’ll be president.”
Does the possibility of Jay-Z running for president make you feel hopeful or does it have you contemplating moving to Mars?
Jay-Z is featured in the February 2010 issue of Interview Magazine. Cool right? I know.
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JAY-Z: I think a big part of that is insecurity. You know, successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all. You don’t have that fear. So why do you think people get stuck in those boxes? It’s that fear of going back down. “I had success. I had a number one record. I had a number one album. I have to make this kind of record again or else I’m going to lose it all.” So that’s how you end up making the same song over and over. People find their zone, a place that’s comfortable, and they say, “I’m not gonna try that other thing. What if I fail? Then I’ll have to go back! What if I can’t get in the club anymore?” [both laugh] It’s difficult for me as well. The Blueprint 3 was the most difficult album that I’ve ever made.
For all you ladies and gentlemen with Jay-Z’s “Venus Vs. Mars” track from The Blue Print 3 on repeat, here is a little lesson.
Remember when he said “Fell for the Ponzi scheme, D*mn shorty just Madoff“? I will go ahead and assume a lot of ya’ll had no clue what he was talking about. Well it was lyrical genius. I love when rap makes you research stuff.
Basically he was talking about the Ponzi Scheme, which is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to separate investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned…
…and Bernard Madoff a.k.a the man behind the largest financial investor fraud in history committed by a single person. Prosecutors estimate losses at Madoff’s hand totalling $64.8 billion. And dude got 300 years in prison.