We all know that sampling has been one of hip hop’s cornerstones for years, giving us ample opportunities for crate digging. But did you know that some of your favorite songs featured snippets of scores from classic films?
The grammar geek backlash from Jay Z‘s hyphen-dropping announcement didn’t cost the rapper another week in the SoundScan penthouse. He’s on top yet again with his Magna Carta Holy Grail, with VH1 You Oughta Know alum Sara Bareilles coming in second place. #SoundScanner investigates this week’s big chart stories:
What did Kanye West and Azaelia Banks tiff over on twitter yesterday? What’s so unique about Metallica‘s new concert film? Did the crowd go wild for Jay Z and Justin Timberlake at Yankee Stadium on Friday?
Jay-Z notches another No. 1 on his belt —a belt that’s sure to be running out of space at this point— as his Magna Carta Holy Grail tops this week’s Nielsen SoundScan sales chart. Meanwhile, the summer of “Blurred Lines” continues as Robin Thicke dominates the singles side of things yet again. #SoundScanner investigates:
If you’ve seen footage from Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z‘s Wireless Festival performance, you’re likely prepared for the duo to trade verses and dance around overzealous band members (not that we’re complaining!) on their upcoming tour. As Hov and JT officially kick off Legends of the Summer in Toronto tonight, we’re taking the time to relive some of the greatest live treks featuring at least two big-time acts, including those that ended in feuds, record-setting ticket sales, and, welp, divorce.
When you’re talking about the music industry, the term “fidelity” pretty much only refers to stereos and not romantic partners. We don’t know if the allure of the groupies are just too great, or if rich rock stars are walking lawsuit magnets, but paternity suits drop about as often as albums.