Tag Archives: Jay-Z

The Best Music Videos of 2012 (well, so far…)

#15 Explosions in the Sky – Postcard from 1952

#14 Fun – We Are Young

#13 Shot Caller (Remix)

#12 Hospitality – Friends of Friends

#11 Odd Future – Oldie

#10 Trash Talk – Slander

#9 Jay-Z & Kanye West – Ni**as in Paris

#8 SOKO – We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow

#7 Blood Orange – Forget It

#6 Spiritualized – Hey Jane

#5 Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

#4 Grimes – Oblivion

#3 Perfume – Hood

#2 The Shins – Simple Song

#1 M.I.A. – Bad Girls


“Might Even Let Him Be Republican”

Watch the Throne

may have ruined hip hop albums for me.  What rivals WTT?  Please let me know…

Best (performances) of the Grammys (and the worst)







Jay-Z: My President is Black (Remix)

Listen here:

OP’s continuing coverage of the ’08 election: special edition

No one would accuse me of being Ludacris’ biggest fan, but this is fairly note worthy. Ludacris put out a song entitled “Obama is Here.” It’s got a great beat and the lyrics aren’t that shabby. Since being put up on youtube three days ago, the, what I’m assuming was a fan-made video, has received over 25,000 hits.

Some of the lyrics are questionable as is some of the message, but having Ludacris and other rappers (like Jay-Z) get behind Obama does attest to the assertion that this is a different campaign than we’ve seen before. There is no doubt that it is exciting.

Listen to the song / Watch the fan-made video

I think Ludacris may have a bit of a man-crush on Senator Obama.

UPDATE: The more I think about it the more I dislike this song. As a pure and simple song, I like it; as a pro-Obama rally cry, I’m not a fan. I espeically dislike the lines about Hillary and about painting the White House black – it’s just not what this campaign is about.