Jay-Z’s Six Principles To Living The Best Life

Inspiratie nodig onderweg naar money, power & respect?


Be Your Own Biggest Fan…
“Believe in whatever it is you’re doing. If you don’t believe it, no one else will.”

Take Control, Then Let It Go…
“Work really hard and apply yourself in a way that when the job is done, you can look in the mirror and say, ‘I’ve exhausted all possibilities. I’ve done everything to make this right’. After that, let it go: It’s out of your control.”

Focus On The Process, Not The Result…..
“People get consumed by the trappings of success. They forget the reason they wanted to do what they wanted to do in the first place. Whether you have zero money or a million dollars, it doesn’t change who you are. Keep yourself inspired.”

Never Act On Your Fears…
“Card players have a saying: ‘Play the cards, not the money’. If your hand is good, it doesn’t matter if there’s $2 on the table or $2,000. You determine your outcome. Don’t make decisions based on the fear. People can be jealous of you and bait you, but you can be mature and handle the situation.”

Use Money The Right Way…..
“For some people money can be a burden and lead to bad decisions. But money should make you comfortable so that you don’t have to compromise yourself or do anything just for money. It should give you the freedom to do what you love.”

Don’t Stop Growing…..
“Growth doesn’t stop when you’ve become successful. That’s when it starts.”

Coldplay feat. Jay-Z – Lost (Remix)

Jay-Z: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered

BBC Documentaire…

Alan Yentob explores the life and work of the chart topping rapper and multi-millionaire business mogul Jay-Z.

Over the last six months, Alan has accompanied Jay-Z through key moments in his career, including the media frenzy and build-up to his triumphant headline gig at Glastonbury. Jay-Z gives an exclusive insight into his world, with backstage access to his concerts in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York, where Alan rubs shoulders with the stars and meets some of Jay-Z’s friends – including Chris Martin and P Diddy.

Jay-Z’s other passions extend beyond music, to modern art, architecture, politics, sports and fashion. He’s listed along with his partner Beyonce Knowles as one of the most powerful celebrity couples in the world. Contains very strong language.

Klik verder voor de rest van de documentaire…

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Peedi Crakk – Sweet Dreams (Letter to Jay-Z)

Swagger Likes Us 2 op komst

Jay-Z’s nieuwe album, The Blueprint 3, komt op 2 december uit!
Met daarop versie 2 van Swagger Likes Us waarop Young Jeezy, Nas en Andre 3000 te horen zullen zijn naast Jigga.

Name Dropping Game

Op L-A-X;

Dr. Dre: 6 Times
Biggie: 6 Times
Tupac: 5 Times
Kanye west: 5 Times
50 Cent/Curtis: 5 Times
Suge Knight: 4 times
Jay-Z – 3 Times
Snoop Dogg: 3 Times
Lil Wayne: 2 Times
Ice Cube: 2 Times
Ludacris: 2 Times
Mary J Blige: 2 Times
Rakim: 2 Times
Diddy: 2 Times

Big Boi
Young Jeezy
Beanie Sigel
Erick Sermon
Jazzy Pha
Wu Tang
Scott Storch
MC Ren
Young Buck
Mobb Deep
Shock G
Mack 10
Will Smith
Uncle Luke
LL Cool J
Public Enemy
New Edition
Naughty By Nature
Black Rob
DJ Kool Herc
DJ Red Alert
Big Daddy Kane
Frankie Beverly And Maze

Impala (’64): 9 Times
Phantom: 7 Times
Lamborghini: 4 Times
Range Rover: 3 Times
Bentley: 2 Times

Chevy Suburban
Chevy Malibu

Louis Vuitton

Patron (5 Times)
Cristal Champagne (3 Times)

Kool Aid

Air Force 1s: 2 Times
Nike: 3 Times
Jordans: 3 times
Air Force 2
Bo Jacksons
Ralph Lauren
Mc Donald’s
Smith & Wesson

Lebron James: 2 Times
Michael Jordan
Kobe Bryant
Dwight Howard
Chris Paul
Tony Parker
Mike Tyson

Jesse Jackson: 2 Times
Delicious (Flavor Of Love): 2 Times

Kurt Kobain
John Lennon
Don Imus
Frank Lucas
Jacob The Jeweler
Pablo Escobar
Al Pacino
Tyra Banks
Martha Stewart
Vanessa Del Rio
Ronald Raegan
Jackie Chan
Rosa Parks
Martin Luther King
Bill Gates
Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton
Nelson Mandela
Coretta Scott

Via: HHG

Swagger Like Us

T.I. Featuring Lil Wayne , Jay-Z & Kanye West – Swagger Like Us!

Dit is geen music video maar gewoon het nieuwe nummer…vind het wel sexy! Waarscheinlijk van T.I.’s aankomende Paper Trail.

Forbes 2008 Hip-Hop Cash Kings

Last year it was Jay-Z who led the way on Forbes new list for Hip-Hop Cash Kings, but he was dethroned despite landing a huge deal with Live Nation, worth an estimated $150 million.

Hov did land at no. 2 on the 2008 list, but it was 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) who is crowned the 2008 Hip-Hop Cash King by the magazine, who reportedly earned a whopped $150 million over the past 12 months.

According to Forbes, Fiddy banked $100 million (after taxes) thanks to his stake in VitaminWater’s parent, Glacéau, which was bought by Coca-Cola as part of a $4.1 billion deal.

Additionally, the rapper’s portfolio also includes a successful clothing line, record label, film roles, video games, and of course record sales from several albums, including his most recent platinum selling Curtis album.

Forbes reports that he’s also working on a mining partnership with South African billionaire Partrice Motsepe.

Jay-Z raked in $82 million, coming in at no. 2, thanks to his American Gangster album, his Live Nation deal, and his other business ventures.

Coming in at no. 3 for the second year in a row is Diddy. The music mogul earned a reported $35 million last year from his many businesses and deals — including his Sean John clothing line, his Bad Boy label, his deal with Ciroc vodka, and two reality shows.

Ironically, 50 Cent grabbed both Diddy and Jay-Z last year when they earned the top three spots for his “I Get Money (Forbes Remix),” and here they are again.

Right behind the Big Three is Kanye West, taking the no. 4 spot with a cool $30 mill. His position comes as his third solo album became one of the best selling last year, beating out 50 Cent’s Curtis in a head-to-head battle the pair staged for publicity.

At no. 5 we see Timbaland with $22 mill, thanks to his endless list of producer credits.

The rest of the list is as follows, see the entire list with photos at Forbes.com:

No. 6: Pharrell Williams – $20 mill
No. 7: Swizz Beats – $17 mill
No. 8: Snoop Dogg – $16 mill
No. 9: Dr. Dre – $15 mill
No. 10: Ludacris – $14 mill
No. 11: T.I. – $13 mill
No. 11: Lil Wayne – $13 mill
No. 12: Eminem – $12 mill
No. 12: Common – $10 mill
No. 12: Akon – $12 mill
No. 13: Jermaine Dupri – $11 mill
No. 13: Lil Jon – $11 mill
No. 14: Outkast – $10 mill
No. 14: Chamillionaire – $10 mill
No. 14: The Game – $10 mill

Heel leuk voor 50… maar met de huidige dollarkoers stelt het helemaal niets voor natuurlijk; 150 miljoen dollar over 12 maanden staat omgerekend bijna gelijk aan het minimumsalaris in NL.

Jay-Z – Jockin Jay-Z

Eerste single van Blueprint 3!
Na de preview tijdens Kanye West’s show in MSG, is hier de CDQ van Jockin Jay-Z.

Jay-Z – Jockin Jay-Z (CDQ/NODJ/DIRTY)

Via: NMC

Kanye, No I.D. At Work On New Jay-Z Album

Although it’s unclear if they will produce the entire album, Kanye West and Dion “No I.D.” Wilson are hard at work making tracks for Jay-Z’s “Blueprint 3,” according to West’s management.

West and Jay-Z debuted one of their collaborations, “Jockin’ Jay-Z,” last week during West’s Glow in the Dark tour stop at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

No I.D., who, like West, is a Chicago producer, started his career in the early 1990s and is best known for his work with Common. He also works closely with Jermaine Dupri’s label, So So Def, as a co-producer.

Def Jam has not yet announced a release date for “Blueprint 3,” Jay-Z’s last studio album for the company before he begins recording for Live Nation.


Blueprint 3 is on its way!

Jockin’ Jay-Z Jockin’ Jay-Z Jockin’ Jockin’ Jockin’ Jay-Z Jockin’ Jay-Z!

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Kanye West and Jay-Z @ Madison Square Garden 8/6/08