Where did this Jay Z documentary come from? It seemed to just pop up out of nowhere. Or is it just me? Was my head in the sand? Well, anyway, anything that says “unauthorized” gets my attention. I wanna know, what is their take on this? I mean, I know it is still subjective, but at least it is not created by the person who is the subject matter. Unlike Beyonce’s self-directed documentary, we may see and hear some things that Jay wouldn’t necessarily approve of or appreciate. And that makes for good Internet! So off we go, let the trumpets blow, but hold on because the driver of the mission is NOT Jay Z.
From watching the trailer, I see that Dame and Jaz-O are interviewed. I’m sure their opinions and versions of the story differ from the official party line. But the documentary looks pretty much complimentary, aiming to show “how hip-hop’s most successful rapper of the past two decades reached the top.”
What do you guys think? Leave a comment after you’ve watched it and give us your review.
Mic Handz has been putting in serious work in the New York Underground scene in the past couple of years. Collaborations with Rockness Monstah and Sean Price (of Heltah Skeltah), Mims, Shabaam Sahdeeq and other New York underground heavy hitters, plus throwing and hosting his own Hip Hop events, his face on your screen, his words in your ear. Mic Handz made enough noise this past year to rank in the “Top 50 Emerging Artists of 2013”, according to AllHipHop.com.
This latest joint venture, “BRIGHT LIGHTS“, will once again make you sit up and take notice as the Brooklyn MC is joined by the legendary Jaz-O, best known as Jay Z’s mentor and rhyme collaborator in the late 80’s (“Hawaiian Sophie”) and 90’s (“The Originators”). Who can forget the smash hit single “Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)” off Jay Z’s Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life.
Directed by Donald Robinson Cole, the video is about the bright lights of the city and the pride of reppin’ your hometown.
Off of DJ Kay Slay’s album “Rhyme Or Die”, which we have been waiting for. While he is not retiring from being a DJ/Host/Radio personality, Kay Slay announced last year that this would be his last producer Album. The song is just basically a hot track with 4 speedy spitters blessing it. It’s definitely a “who out-shined who” competition. I personally like every single MC’s verse and what’s nice is they each display their own unique style, even though all of them are speed rapping on this one. They all go in. They all are completely different with their flow and delivery. They each show how their style is unique and sounds nothing like the other 3 on the track. No chorus, all about the lyrics, no gimmicks. Just how I like it.