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The BEST Jay Z ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ ALBUM REVIEW on VIDEO

10 Jul

This really is the BEST Album Review of ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ by Jay-Z so far. From start to finish, track by track, I, Miss Ruby of Pieced Apart Music and CJ City of CjCityTv take all the nay sayer reviewers to YAY-sayers after all. Realizing that many listeners declared their opinions after just one or two takes of the album, we set out to find out what Jay Z (Hov) was really talking about in each song, and man did it blow our minds?! Watch this video and join the discussion below. Enjoy!



I Am A God – [BREAKDOWN] Lyrics – Kanye West Yeezus

27 Jun

I Am A God off of YEEZUS by Kanye West is arguably the most controversial song on the album. Is it ok for Kanye to call himself a GOD? Watch this video and join the discussion below.


[Intro: Capleton]
Blazin, mi don’t want dem
Mi need dem
Suh mi tek har outta bugah red and put her in a tall skirt
And now she find out what life is really worth
No to X rated
Yo mi tek har outta bugah red and put her in a tall skirt
And now she find out what life is really worth
No to X rated

I am a god
I am a god
I am a god

I am a god
Hurry up with my damn massage
Hurry up with my damn ménage
Get the Porsche out the damn garage
I am a god
Even though I’m a man of God
My whole life in the hands of God
So y’all better quit playing with God

[Verse 1]
Soon as they like you make ’em unlike you
Cause kissing people ass is so unlike you
The only rapper compared to Michael
So here’s a few hating-ass niggas who’ll fight you
And here’s a few snake-ass niggas to bite you
And I don’t even wanna hear ’bout what niggas might do
Old niggas mentally still in high school
Since the tight jeans they never liked you
Pink-ass polos with a fucking backpack
But everybody know you brought real rap back
Nobody else had swag, man, we the Rat Pack
Virgil Pyrex, Don C snapback
Ibn diamond, Chi-town shining
Monop’ in this bitch, get a change of climate
Hop in this bitch and get the same thing I’m in
Until the day I get struck by lightning

I am a god
So hurry up with my damn massage
In a French-ass restaurant
Hurry up with my damn croissants
I am a god
I am a god
I am a god


[Verse 2]
I just talked to Jesus
He said, “What up Yeezus?”
I said, “Shit I’m chilling
Trying to stack these millions”
I know he the most high
But I am a close high
Mi casa, su casa
That’s that cosa nostra
I am a god
I am a god
I am a god


[Outro: Justin Vernon]
Ain’t no way I’m giving up. I’m a god

J. Cole – Crooked Smile [BREAKDOWN] Lyrics – feat. TLC

27 Jun

It’s always refreshing to hear a celebrity say he looks nothing like a celebrity, and mean it! That is just one of the perks you get from J.Cole‘s song Crooked Smile featuring TLC’s T-Boz & Chilli. Released back in the beginning of June ’13, Crooked Smile stands out as one of the Roc Nation Artist’s most transparent record to date. Not only is it radio friendly, but Cole wrote every lyric with passion and purpose and he stayed on topic even when he changed directions. Watch this video to get a deeper look at where J. Cole is coming from lyrically, and  join the discussion below.


[Hook: TLC]
I’m on my way, on my way, on my way down (x2)
You’re the one that was trying to keep me way down
But like the sun oh you know I found my way back round

[Verse 1: J. Cole]
They tell me I should fix my grill cause I got money now
I ain’t gon’ sit around and front like I ain’t thought about it
A perfect smile is more appealing but it’s funny how
My shit is crooked look at how far I done got without it
I keep my twisted grill, just to show them kids it’s real
We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still
I got smart, I got rich, and I got bitches still
And they all look like my eyebrows: thick as hell
Love yourself, girl, or nobody will
Oh, you a woman? I don’t know how you deal
With all the pressure to look impressive and go out in heels
I feel for you
Killing yourself to find a man that’ll kill for you
You wake up, put makeup on
Stare in the mirror but its clear that you can’t face what’s wrong
No need to fix what God already put his paint brush on
Your roommate yelling, “Why you gotta take so long?”
What it’s like to have a crooked smile
This crooked smile


[Verse 2: J. Cole]
To all the women with the flaws, know it’s hard my darling
You wonder why you’re lonely and your man’s not calling
You keep falling victim cause you’re insecure
And when I tell you that you’re beautiful you can’t be sure
Cause he don’t seem to want you back and it got you asking
So all you see is what you lacking, not what you packing
Take it from a man that loves what you got
And baby girl you’re a star, don’t let ’em tell you you’re not
Now is it real? Eyebrows, fingernails, hair
Is it real? if it’s not, girl you don’t care
Cause what’s real is something that the eyes can’t see
That the hands can’t touch, that them broads can’t be, and that’s you
Never let ’em see you frown
And if you need a friend to pick you up, I’ll be around
And we can ride with the windows down, the music loud
I can tell you ain’t laughed in a while
But I wanna see that crooked smile


[Bridge 1: J. Cole (TLC)]
Crooked smile, we could style on ’em (back ’round)
Crooked smile, we could style on ’em (back ’round)
(You’re the one that was trying to keep me way down.
Like the sun, I know you know I found my way back round..)

[Verse 3: J. Cole]
We don’t look nothing like the people on the screen
You know them movie stars, picture perfect beauty queens
But we got dreams and we got the right to chase ‘em
Look at the nation, that’s a crooked smile braces couldn’t even straighten
Seem like half the race is either on probation, or in jail
Wonder why we inhale, cause we in hell already
I asked if my skin pale, would I then sell like Eminem or Adele?
Yo one more time for the ‘Ville
And fuck all of that beef shit, nigga let’s make a mil
Hey officer man, we don’t want nobody getting killed
Just open up that cell, let my brother out of jail
I got money for the bail now, well now
If you asking will I tell now? Hell naw
I ain’t snitching cause
Man, they get them niggas stitches now
If you was around, then you wouldn’t need a witness now
How you like this crooked smile?


Jay-Z – Open Letter Lyrics Explained

1 May

The internet has been swarming with gossip about rapper Jay-Z and wife Beyonce traveling to Cuba in April. In response to the harsh criticism the power couple had received, Jay-Z released a song titled “Open Letter” that was unfavorably written for everyone in disagreement with his destination of choice, among other things. This video contains a bar for bar breakdown of the lyrics that make up his defense, and an explanation too.Thanks for leaving your comments below.


Ladies and gentlemen
Let this shit knock

[Verse 1]
I done turned Havana to Atlanta
Guayabera shirts and bandanas
Every time you think they got me I switch the plan up
Bulletproof this, radio scanners
Ballin’ ’til they ban us
You gettin’ too much bread, they try to jam you
Boy from the hood but got White House clearance
Sorry y’all, I don’t agree with y’all appearance
Politicians never did shit for me
Except lie to me, distort history
Wanna give me jail time and a fine
Fine, let me commit a real crime
I might buy a kilo from Chief Keef
Out of spite, I just might flood these streets
Hear the freedom in my speech
Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep
Would’ve brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free
Except I made millions off it, you fuckin’ dweeb
I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seat
Y’all buy that bullshit, you’d better keep y’all receipt
Obama said “chill, you gonna get me impeached”
But you don’t need this shit anyway
Chill with me on the beach

[Hook: Swizz Beatz]
Y’all gon’ learn today

[Verse 2]
Y’all almost want to start a revolution
You know whenever I’m threatened, I start shooting, bark
Catch a body, head to Houston
I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans
This communist talk is so confusing
When it’s from China, the very mic that I’m using
Idiot wind, the Bob Dylan of rap music
You’re an idiot, baby, you should become a student
Oh, you gonna learn today
Where the fuck have you been
The world’s under new management
The new role model, fuck this Zoolander sh*t

[Hook: Swizz Beatz]
Y’all gon’ learn today

New Rap Songs – Music Video by CKHiD

16 Mar

New Rap Songs, they’re all the same, if you’re tired of them, here’s the new wave!”

Don’t be ashamed if you’re one of the millions of new rappers making new age rap songs, just, be DIFFERENT. Like South Carolina’s Hip-Hop sensation CKHiD, who stepped on the music scene in 2009 to “redefine the genre’s limitations.” Four strong years and over 24 million YouTube views later, the artist who’s name is an acronym for Cannot Kill How I’m Dreaming, is steadfast on his mission to do just that. Check out CKHiD’s NEW SONG/Music Video below. (Video featuring ME: MISSRUBY & Directed by MYSTIK)

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