*Jay Z is in the UK on his Magna Carta World Tour.
Well, Thursday night during his set in Manchester, while performing a track from Watch the Throne, “No Church in the Wild,” Mr. Carter apparently forgot some of the lyrics, reports Vibe:
Jay messed up on the line “Cocaine seats, all white like I got the whole thing bleached,” by forgetting the “cocaine seats” part. From there he loses his rhythm.
After the Plato and Socrates shout-outs on his “No Church in the wild” verse, Hov skipped the three lines: “I’m out here balling, I know y’all hear my sneaks/ Jesus was a carpenter, Yeezy he laid beats/ Hova flow the Holy Ghost, get the hell up out your seats.” He got back into the swing of things after the Frank Ocean hook, but someone up in the rafters caught the whole thing on camera.
When you think about, Hov probably has hundreds and hundreds of songs memorized so him forgetting a line here and there is bound to happen. And now, in the age of social media, we get to see it over and over.
In the meantime, Jay Z played Dublin Sunday night and headlines the NIA Arena in Birmingham on Oct. 8.
Jay-Z smiles before the 2013 NBA All-Star game at the Toyota Center on February 17, 2013 in Houston
*The news leaked late last year, but today, Warner Bros. officially confirmed that the soundtrack for its forthcoming update of “The Great Gatsby” will indeed be overseen by Jay-Z.
The rap mogul said he will bring a modern “Jazz Age” energy to the soundtrack for the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of 1920s America. He also promised the score will feature “the world’s top musical artists.”
The multi-platinum rapper/mogul was introduced to the film’s director Baz Luhrmann by Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays the title role, and this led to a two-year collaboration. “As soon as I spoke with Baz and Leonardo, I knew this was the right project,” Jay-Z said in the statement.
Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of “The Great Gatsby”
“‘The Great Gatsby’ is that classic American story of one’s introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion. It’s ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist. The imagination Baz brought to ‘Moulin Rouge’ made it a masterpiece, and ‘Romeo + Juliet’s’ score wasn’t just in the background; the music became a character. This film’s vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience,” the statement read.
Jay-Z will executive produce the soundtrack and contribute new songs to the score by composer Craig Armstrong, who worked with Luhrmann on “Moulin Rouge!” and “Romeo + Juliet.”
An early trailer for the film featured Jay-Z’s hit, “No Church in the Wild,” his 2011 collaboration with Kanye West that earned him his 17th Grammy in February. [Scroll down to watch.]
The soundtrack of the film, which opens on May 10, will be released on Interscope Records.
(L-R) Musicians Frank Ocean, Jay-Z and The-Dream accept Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award for “No Church in the Wild” onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles
*Producer The-Dream took it back to 1992 with his look at the Grammy’s yesterday, prompting a memorable critique from Jay-Z during the telecast.
The two took the stage with Frank Ocean to accept their best rap/sung collaboration award for “No Church in the Wild,” from Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Watch the Throne.”
Jay, who was accepting his 17th career Grammy, gave the stage to Ocean and The-Dream, who was sporting a “Boyz N the Hood” baseball cap over a knitted hat featuring the black-and-white “Parental Guidance / Explicit Content” warning.
When it was Jay-Z’s turn at the podium, he looked at The-Dream and said, “I would like to thank the swap meet for his hat.”
“He likes to make fun of me,” The-Dream told reporters backstage before revealing that he got the hat at mall retailer Spencer’s. “[It’s] a really bad store for the young people.”
Singers Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles
*As previously reported, the Jay-Z and Kanye West collabo “Watch the Throne” picked up three Grammys on Sunday. Their track “No Church in the Wild” earned best rap/sung collaboration, and “Ni**as in Paris” won for best rap performance and best rap song.
The duo lost to Drake’s “Take Care” in the best rap album category.
Elsewhere, two of 2012’s breakthrough stars in R&B went home with hardware. Although Frank Ocean missed out on best new artist to the rock band Fun., he pocketed best urban contemporary album for his debut “Channel Orange.” He also hit the stage with just his keyboard and a video screen to perform the track “Forrest Gump.”
Miguel, meanwhile, earned best R&B song for “Adorn” and had the Staples Center on swoon during his performance of the track with Wiz Khalifa.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa (L) and singer Miguel perform onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine took to the stage with his band to perform “Daylight” before Alicia Keys joined them and the duo launched into a duet of “Girl on Fire,” with keys on the drums.
Justin Timberlake returned to the Grammy stage for the first time since 2009 with a retro-soul performance of “Suit & Tie” (Jay-Z took the stage directly from his seat in the audience to drop his verse) and “Pusher Love Girl,” both from his upcoming album, “The 20/20 Experience.”
Rihanna – who came to the show with Chris Brown just four years after he gave her a pre-Grammy beat down – delivered her stripped-down ballad “Stay,” and then later teamed with Bruno Mars, Sting and two of Bob Marley’s sons for a spirited Bob Marley tribute.
Later, Mavis Staples joined Elton John, Zac Brown and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes for “The Weight,” in memory of The Band’s Levon Helm, who died last year.
Watch all of the above-mentioned Grammy performances below. (“The Weight” clip is rehearsal footage.) View the complete list of winners here.
Big Boi took to Twitter late Tuesday (May 29) to drop his new track, “She Said OK,” featuring Brooklyn MC Theophilus London.
The slow jam may or may not appear on his forthcoming solo album, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.” According to Billboard, the follow-up to 2010′s acclaimed “Sir Lucious Left Foot” was originally to be called “Daddy Fat Saxxx: Soul Funk Crusader,” but Big Boi announced the new title last week on Twitter. “Vicious Lies” has yet to receive a release date.
Listen to “She Said OK below. Warning: EXPLICIT LYRICS!
Meanwhile, the video for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild,” directed by M.I.A.’s “Born Free” helmer Romain Gavras, features citizens of Prague rioting against the government. The war starts when someone beams a blazing Molotov cocktail towards the lined-up officials.
Neither Jay-Z nor Kanye appears in the video. Watch below.