[audio] Jay Electronica – Road To Perdition (Lyrics Added)

New Jay Electricity. via BOXDEN

[Ronald Reagan:]
“And they say if we’ll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he’ll forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer—not an easy answer—but simple”

[Verse 1]
I got that black on black skin tone
Actual-fact syndrome
That’s why I dropped the cruel on every verse you heard me sh*t on
Okay, it’s a Slumdog Opera
The tale of a king whose name wasn’t on the roster
My road to glory was Road To Perdition
And Act II: The Turn is just the memoirs with no omissions
We came a mighty long way from standing near the stove in the cold
The greatest story ever told
The realest n*ggas see the pain in my story boards
The true believers say [Walaki] I support the boy
My life feel like a highlight reel, this is lightning striking
Feel how the Zeitgeist feel
Get a slight chill

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Damon Dash says Jay Z is in Business with a DEA INFORMANT (OG Juan’s Wife) …and He’s Right

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Perez with hubby Juan Perez (l.) and rap superstar Jay Z. SIPKIN, COREY


When asked by Sway on his relationship with Jay Z, Dame unloads on Jay Z’s close relationship with a Desiree Perez who is a known DEA informant and according to reports works closely with athletes in Roc Nation Sports. Perez is the wife of longtime business partner OG Juan, who is rarely seen and never does interviews.


Court records obtained by The News show Perez was part of a massive cocaine distribution case in 1994. Following her arrest, she became a key government cooperator, going undercover to help the DEA build successful cases against major traffickers in Puerto Rico and Colombia.

Cooperation with the feds won her supervised release, but she went on the lam and then served nine months in prison.

Perez was a 26-year-old mother of young children in 1994 when she was arrested in New York for possession with intent to distribute 35 kilograms of cocaine, according to court records reviewed by The News.

SKIP to 54:30 for his stance on Jay Z.

Federal authorities charged she was part of a drug conspiracy stretching from New York to Florida to Puerto Rico.

She and co-defendant Amaury Lopez faced at least 10 years in prison (Lopez was supposedly one of at least three men to marry Perez since the late 1980s).

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[video] Dame Dash: Lyor Cohen Ruined Roc-A-Fella

Dame has been hitting on all cylinders with these interviews and I am gonna post every single one of them.

 Dame Dash explains why he called music industry exec Lyor Cohen a “culture vulture” on Instagram, telling VladTV that he believes Lyor should move on from Hip-Hop and “stop raping our culture.” He then questions what Lyor and Joie Manda have contributed to Hip-Hop culture while holding higher positions at esteemed music labels.

Speaking about his own interaction with Cohen, Dame says that he’s never had a problem with Jay Z, and says Lyor “ruined” Roc-A-Fella Records. He also shares his thoughts on Lyor’s new label 300, saying that he’s probably “robbing whoever he’s in business with.” When Young Thug, who’s signed to 300, is brought up, Dame says the label might not be taking the Atlanta rapper on a ride, because he’s managed by Birdman.

At the end of the interview, Dame says that he believes label execs like Lyor and Joie should be questioned about their roles. He also adds that he can’t be blackballed by the execs, as they don’t cut his checks.

Barney’s Cancels Jay Z Party Over Racial Profiling Mess?

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via Huff Post

The luxury retailer has cancelled the kickoff party that was scheduled for this Wednesday, November 20, at its Madison Avenue flagship store in New York City.

According to WWD, Barneys issued the following statement: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event has been cancelled.”

Although it’s unclear whether the event was cancelled due to the racial discrimination lawsuits, — a call to Barneys vice president of public relations & special events wasn’t immediately returned — we can’t say we’re surprised. Folks are still fired up about the partnership between the rapper-turned-mogul and high-end department store. And with so much negativity surrounding the venture, we think celebrating pricey clothes and accessories seems a bit silly, and we’re not the only ones who feel that way.
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Jay-Z Buys Out Contract, Leaves Def Jam

via MTV

Now maybe we can get that Blueprint 3 album. Jay-Z has officially parted ways with his home for more than a decade, Def Jam. On Thursday morning (May 21), Hits Daily Double reported in its Rumor Mill section that Hov — who owed Def Jam one last album — bought himself out of his contract for $5 million.jayz-and-ace2

On Thursday afternoon, Jay contacted RapRadar.com and confirmed his departure.

“I can honestly say, working with Doug Morris and L.A. Reid has been a unique and fulfilling experience, and I respect them immensely,” Hov told the Web site. “I’ve been in the family for almost my entire career. Doug and I spoke directly and had one of the most unique ‘negotiations’ ever.”

Jay said that negotiation included a coin toss. “Doug won the toss, but we both won in the end,” Jay said. “I thank him for allowing me to be a completely independent artist. Not every artist can say they own or are given the opportunity to own all of their music.” Continue reading

Lil Wayne Reps Deny Roc Nation Signing

via Allhiphop

Earlier today, representatives for Lil Wayne officially rebutted reports that he has signed with Jay-Z’s newly launched Roc Nation label.

The rumors began yesterday (October 27) when an entertainment site reported that the superstar New Orleans emcee had signed with Jay-Z for a flat rate of $5 million, and would release a new version of Tha Carter III in early 2009.

Roc Nation is the cornerstone of Jay-Z’s $150 million partnership with concert promoter Live Nation. To date, Jay himself is the only Hip-Hop artist signed to the label.

The rebuttal comes as Wayne is receiving backlash from fans for missing two high-profile concert appearances in the last two days.

On Sunday October 26, Wayne abruptly no-showed a headline concert featuring Ludacris, T-Pain, and Rick Ross after being dissatisfied with the venue’s sound system. Continue reading

Jay-Z & Live Nation Venture Finally Confirmed

Its the ROC bitch!

Live Nation Inc. confirmed on Thursday (5/1) that it has finalized its deal with Jay-Z for an unprecedented 10-year agreement that includes live shows, new music and front money for new ventures. Jay scores another accolade for snagging the largest music deal in history, second only to Madonna who also is in bed with Live Nation for a long spell. The reported price tag of $150 million wasn’t verified nor was it disputed by the company. What they did release was the news that Jay was given the option to by half a million stocks of Live Nation at $13.73 each, which would’ve already been a come-up, being that the stock closed at $14.40 yesterday, up 4.4 percent. Jay can be heard referring to the venture as “Roc-Nation” on the remix to “Blow The Whistle” released earlier this week.

Editor’s Note: That dude is serious about keeping those “4’s” in rotation. Its almost magical how he attracts that number. I wonder who is overseeing Roc-a-Fella, what label Kanye is on and what label Beans and Bleek is on?
Is he still the CEO of the ROC? Is the ROC actually ROC Nation? I mean can somebody get an interview with the Big Homie!