I usually review the best and worst moments of award shows but that format has become incredibly dull. So, I will use Trini Trent TV to address the glaring issues that arose from the 2014 Grammy Awards as they relate to major problems affecting the music industry. Naturally, I’m starting with Beyonce’s performance.
It’s a new year and while everybody is busy making resolutions they will likely break in the coming months, there are then artists who require such a major change. These are the struggling acts who are in dire need of reinvention.
Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail has been a commercial success and although he failed to complete his quest to force the entire music industry to adopt his new rules, he scored an interesting victory with the title track. With the new video for the song featuring Justin Timberlake now hot on the airwaves, let’s review […]
Propaganda twins powers, activate! The stars of the overhyped media universe aligned last evening when Beyonce hosted the latest stop of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and surprised patrons by bringing out her husband, rapper Jay-Z.
Everything Jay-Z does is blown out of proportion and heralded as larger than life, mainly because of the media machine that supports his work. For example, the Hip-Hop icon teamed with HBO for the release of his new video for “Picasso Baby”, which he termed as “a performance art film.”
Hate him or love him, Jay-Z is certainly a very clever businessman. Instead of fighting the power of social media in an attempt to maintain some extent of secrecy for his music, the rapper has full embraced it and allowed the general public full access to the video shoot for “Picasso Baby”.
Prepare yourself to read the silliest news of all time. During an interview with Revolt TV, the revived Timbaland revealed that he has recorded a new song called “Sorry” with Keri Hilson as a special apology to Jay-Z and Beyonce. I’m not joking; he was serious.
The numbers are in and the usual suspects have once again found themselves in the same position on the US charts as they did in the past. Indeed, scoring yet another monster debut this week was Jay-Z with his Magna Carta Holy Grail while Ciara started incredibly slow with her new self-titled set.
Jay-Z hasn’t even started his Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour with Justin Timberlake but he’s already planning the next step of his career. With his eyes fixed on global success, the Hip-Hop mogul will launch a concert series across the UK and Europe to support his recently released Magna Carta Holy Grail album.
Ciara has packed as much promotion into the release week of her new self-titled album as she can but all her work won’t yield the big numbers for which she was hoping. In fact, the record is on track to sell less than 70K copies and will be easily overshadowed by Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy […]