Rapper Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter speaks at a UN press conference with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and MTV President Christina Norman. Jay-Z and his label Def Jam Records, MTV and the UN are partnering on an international initiative to raise awareness among young people about the growing world water crisis.
Gotta love that the man is focused.
Lloyd – Hit Da Floor (full) – download
Lloyd’s album, I guess, is finally coming together with “You” being out for so long. That song is lighting up radio here, so hopefully that means a video is in the works. This song doesn’t surpass the first single, and is truly just another Atlanta-themed track, complete with Poole Palace-esque track and vocal sample.
Rico Love feat. Usher – What You Sayin’? (full) – download
A track produced by Usher’s younger brother, James Lackey (whose productions are respectively called “J. Lack Tracks”). Rico Love is Usher’s first artist on Us Records, Usher’s label. You might remember him from the “In the Mix” soundtrack. I actually like this song because I’ve officially gotten attached to Rico Love’s delivery. I honestly can say that I’m feeling his flow. Not sure what’s going on with Usher’s vocal delivery though. It almost doesn’t sound like him.