Jay-Z Talks ‘Decoded’ [VIDEO]

Check out this great clip of Jay-Z breaking down some of his lyrics, courtesy of Amazon.com, for a promo spot for his upcoming book Decoded. The hardcover (and digital) edition of Decoded will hit stores on Nov. 16th The cover art (above) is originally by artist Andy Warhol. You can pre-order Decoded on Amazon right … Continue reading

New Music: Kanye feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz “Power” (The Remix)

A week late, but who’s counting – prepare your thirsty eardrums to be quenched, it’s Kanye West‘s “Power” remix we’ve been waiting for, well at least I know I have been. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz show up here, and you know these three gentleman are always more than welcome here in my iPod. Listen and … Continue reading

New Video: J. Cole – “Who Dat”

Rapper J. Cole just released the video for his debut single, “Who Dat”, off his upcoming debut album. If you aren’t familiar with J. Cole, um, get familiar – I’m pretty sure we will be seeing, and hearing, a lot more from J. Cole in the future. It doesn’t hurt that he’s already been co-signed … Continue reading

Young Forever [LIVE at Coachella 2010]

Check out Jay-Z bringing his wifey Beyonce on stage for “Young Forever” at the 2010 Coachella music festival this weekend. The song is lifted from Jay’s recent ‘Blueprint 3‘ album, and originally features Mr. Hudson on the hook. Personally, Beyonce’s live vocals here brought the song and performance to another level. Plus, aren’t they just … Continue reading

Brief Thoughts on The 2010 Grammys

I’m not usually one for discussing award shows the day, or several days, after they happen – but I figured since TheWaitingRoom is generally considered a music blog, I should say something about the Grammys. Here are my brief thoughts on The 2010 Grammy Awards. Congrats Beyonce! Easily one of the hardest working people in … Continue reading

The Waiting Room’s TOP 5 SONGS OF 2009

After fifteen days of picking our top songs of 2009, it comes down to these final picks – TheWaitingRoom‘s Top 5 Songs of 2009. Listen below and debate in the comments section – I’d love to hear your thoughts and your personal picks for top songs of ’09. Without further ado, in no particular order, … Continue reading

Young Forever [VIDEO]

Jay-Z‘s new video for “Young Forever”, the Mr. Hudson-assisted track off ‘The Blueprint 3’, premiered recently overseas in the UK. For a day or so a low-quality recording of the video off a TV screen was floating around, but here is the actual official version of the video.

2011 Jaguar XJ Star of Jay-Z’s New Video

Luxury car enthusiasts will be excited to learn that the new 2011 Jaguar XJ will make its world premiere in Jay-Z‘s upcoming music video for new single, “On to the Next One”, off his latest album, ‘The Blueprint 3’. Then again, those same car enthusiasts may not be so excited to see Jay’s ‘Blueprint 3’ logo … Continue reading

A Yankees State of Mind

I’m sure most of you were tuned in for the live broadcast, but last night Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performed their already-classic New York City anthem, “Empire State of Mind”, at Game 2 of the Yankees/Phillies 2009 MLB World Series. Watch their legendary and history-making performance below. (First rapper to ever perform at Yankees Stadium … Continue reading

2009 VMA’s Top Moments

I won’t go into a lot of the scandalous things that went down at MTV’s VMA’s – like I’m sure most blogs and news sites will by the time we’re all getting to work tomorrow morning. I will, however, pick my top moments, in case you care (but why should you? it’s not about what … Continue reading