Shawn Corey Carter!
This is going to be legendary.
awsome, then bang in 99 problems
starting with wonderwall!
The crowd sang along rather than pissing their pants. Still, you can't buy a smart crowd. Well, Jay-Z probably could, actually.
I GOT 99 Problems...
Fuck Noel Gallagher.
i've never really listened to jay-z before but already i'm won over. i dont know what the fuss was all about
i may have to. i have reasonable doubt on my computer but i've not really given it time, is that a good place to start?
He's knows what he's doing, huh?
is that prodigy beats?
now it's winer!
to be noel right now.
someone publical humiliated the stupid jumped up prick.
As Guy Garvey said earlier, i bet he regrets saying what he did.
it's just down to the fact that he is putting on a show, and showing up the bland indie bands with silly haircuts.
the only time I've watched the highlights this weekend and wanted to be there. But I'm seeing him Thursday so that soon passed.
come on jonny, details! :D
Thursday, part of Wireless innit
although I didn't pay for it
i want to go for free! how did you get to go for free?
ie, i'm reviewing it
but sounds like it could be quite Glastonbury specific? I hope he goes for it for his actual fans in Hyde Park too...
I've not watched any of Glasto, but I've tuned in to watch Amy Winehouse and Jay-Z purely because I knew this is what people would be talking about. He's a showman, anybody who is a showman can headline a festival.
Just wow. This is making my weekend.
a milli :D
about him before, I mean hell heobviously had some wicked tunes, but hell he is a showman. Best bit of Glasto I have seen so far easy.
there was a picture of bush behind him.
nuff said really.
they are not quite with it!
is tight as fuck.
glasto ever made.
So fucking good.
:D This is so fucking good!
but it might have been Lil' Wayne in a dress?
dirt off ya shoulder!
get ya damn hands up!
he is wippin out some party jams and uped the energy by at least a milli
It's depressing looking at that crowd though, I mean, not saying anything about the demographic as I'm obviously not one to speak, but just the fact that at least half the people there clearly don't give a shit about Jay Z or rap music.
It's just a shame that I'm missing it live just cos it's at shitting Glastonbury.
and play run of the mill osais cover versons then leave
the first two of the three, supposidly, controversial mainstage headliners have been spot on so far, possibly not?
i don't think they're "classic" enough to be able to just walk into the slot and they're not current enough at the moment to justify taking it the way someone like Kings of Leon or White Stripes might get it.
I just wanted you to know
I have at least head um all before at least once before.
a fair back catalogue to call on, plus soo many samples, who's going to deny him?
he is more than living up o the legend tag.
Might need to get me some Jay-to-the-Zizzle after this performance.
I am diliberating Blueprint or Black.... maybe american Gangsta? hmmm
i have got the cd out and will be going to bed with Mr Carter this even'in
That Danger Mouse mash-up between The Beatles' White Album and Jay Z's Black Album is one of the best things I've ever heard.
for ages online to download or somat but with no luck.
one all so far for blue n black...
as well if you don't have it already.
tryin to make white middles class glasto goers dance in time snce 2008
Whoo! Who you lovin, who you wanna be huggin, heh
who you wit, who you wanna be fuckin???
it's gonna come
she'll be one
fuk da h8rz
made more than Rhianna, by LOADS!
the beat reminds me of a slowed down fatboy slim break.... we gona get down gangsta trip
up on the screen with a bouncy ball or anything what you on about foo
in the beat is ridiculous.
this is insanely great
he will whip out more party tunes definatly
there's a sentiment ive never heard on the main stage at glastonbury.
this is low
Sunday Bloody Sunday.
its fucking ace
he seems to have a bit of a sence of hummour..... he came on playin oasis
yeah there he goes!
Better than the Mumblin' Kings of Leon last night.
a trick missed surely?
apart from the intro, but that was necessary
was well funny. His face was brilliant he had a right smirk on.
he's really pulling it off. think the eavis' may be forgiven.
:) I wasnt expecting to enjoy it so much but he freakin rocked it what a legend.
but that was far better than I imagined. I'm all happy and hyper now.
It was all undoubtedly aided by the pre-show hating though.
Hope Noel Gallacher is squirming in his seat.
Point well and truly proved, methinks.
and completely fucking incredible.
a bootleg of this set
Full set methinks. Go to the Glastonbury section of the Beeb's site, all there.
it was very good. the political free styling was a bit out of place at a festival, but the cockney american boy freestyling made up for it.
Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome
Fuck. Noel. Gallegher.
Is fecking shite.
is that you?
wrightylew still wishes it had been Dave Gilmour headlining
I've been listening to Jigga all day too. Is it on the iPlayer?
it might be some time though, it was played in full on BBC3.
I hope they put it on by the morning. I can watch it while I'm eating my cereal!
I'm not long home, Jay-Z is on the interactive service and he's just doing it! Fair play to him - what i'm watching is awesome........
I've said it on other posts on DiS before, I've no idea why people have been so against him playing Glastonbury, he is the biggest 'commercial' name in hip-hop bar maybe one or two others (possibly Kanye, probably Eminem if he ever comes back) but why were people so against him?
This is up there with other Sat night headliners in the past....
He is worthy.....
He's just doing 'I Just Want You To Love Me (Give It To Me)' and it made me think....
The man is worth millions, so...
Why is he doing Glastonbury?
He doesn't need the money (you get about £150K tops as a headliner, which compared to other festivals is peanuts....)
He doesn't need the TV exposure (because he is (sometimes) on TV ads.....
It's because he is up there with the best, with the big headliners, but many people doubted him.....
Check the BBC interactive feeds out - he's doing it!
This is as good as Radiohead in '97 and '03, but the indie kids can't/won't handle it.....
J.Z is a genius.He kicked off with Wonderwall in irony,which,ironically turned out to be the best track of his set,DOUBLE IRONY,WOW.
Nothing i havent heard done better by The Beastie Boys decades ago.Low point of his set was rapping over Bloody Sunday,NOOOOOOOOOOO !!!.
His accapella rapping is good but even that is spoilt by blatent political statements that everyone is 'supposed' to transpire to.
Zane Lowe, hang your head in shame,by praising the set you now have lost not only weight but your credibility.
For me another american artists should have headlined, the best artists to play festival so far, Kings Of Leon.
One word to describe Jay Z headlining ,CRINGEWORTHY.
of course being full to the brim with credibility!
you are talking shit in my opinion.....
you can't compare Kings Of Leon to Jay-Z....
they both do what they do....
if you prefer KOL to Jay-Z, fair-do's.
But, Jay-Z is holding is own and you can't deny the man that.....
Or do you only just like white-man indie-rock?
Or do you want to embrace everything else that is out there.....
but let me know of another 'mainstream' radio dj that plays new stuff from all genres of music...?
is it jo whiley?
is it edith bowman?
is it xfm....?
not during the day....
is it 6Music...
we can't choose who we want to play new stuff, but zane lowe is not the enemy.....
i don't like him, but at least he tries.....
is jay-Z the first non-white artist to headline the pyramid stage?
if he is, then is that not a good thing?
if i am missing something, then please let me know....
but i thought glastonbury was all about all encompassing music and arts tastes.....
Or am i just blind?
Perhaps they should've hired the Beastie Boys to play instead, to please the likes of you.
After all, their last album (proper), To the 5 Boroughs, wasn't in the slightest bit political
him playing wonderwall was completely cringey and although he should'ave accomodated the glasto crowd he shouldn't have pandered to them. He himself was good but the whole thing was pretty sad.
yeah, real sad
I can't bear the suspense, it was YOU.
he didn't pander....
he played a saturday night set like he knows how to.....
i tell you what sad is, having oasis play glastonbury on a saturday night....
how we would all sing along to 'wonderwall' then, huh?
on the BBC iPlayer, and I thought he was AMAZING! Jigga won over all the haters, mocked Noel Gallagher and got the crowd in gear all at the same time. All the songs were spotless and shows what a great performer Jay-Z is. He certainly added a new dimension to Glastonbury, saved it from the boring MOR showcase the main stage has become. I might just watch it again actually!
I think I will wacth it later on there.
Pigeon_eater, how dare you say i talk crap.Let me get this right.You assume my taste in music is all white indie-rock.You want me respect an artist imo feel is tepid with a lack of originality.You bring in the subject of the colour of his skin and it being a good reason an artist should headline the Pyramid.
In attempting to be politically correct you, yourself sound overtly racist.
For me there is only one criteria that anyone should have regardless if they are white,black,brown,yellow,pink,purple,orange, MERIT,NOT TOKEN.
I liked how lackluster it was it added a I dont really care what oasis said about me vibe to it.
but I was impressed by his show it was the most enjoyable bit of glasto I have seen so far easily.
He aint my fav MC by quite some way but hell that doesnt matter he was freakin ace.
I respect the opinions of anyone who enjoyed Jay-Z but my argument is that he imo was not deserved of playing the headline spot regardless of musical genre and that is my opinion.
i really wanted to be impressed by this but i was masively disappointed.
The whole "wonderwall" intro fairly quickly descended into an incredibly embarassing and squirm-inducing minute and a half.
For the rest of the set he kept dropping in some interesting samples to get everyone's attention again before going into one of his own tunes which just don't cut it for a glastonbury headline act.
4.3 million= the amount of white british middle class people that have become avid hip hop fans overnight
apart from Radiohead maybe...
But Jay-Z got a party goin what more could you want.
on this thread.
I haven't listenend to a Jay-Z record since I was about 13, but I thought it was really outstanding. I was actually really excited just watching it on TV, and had to grab my phone to text everyone I knew there saying "GO SEE JAY-Z!!"
Anyone got a spare Wireless ticket?
headlining the other year
yeah, that set was incredible. But fuck, I didn't know so many people on here had never heard a Jay Z album before. Shameful.
It started brilliatly with loads of energy with 99problems and the AC/DC riff plus the Rehab sample, lost a little energy in the middle, but ended spectacularly.
Once again, fuck Noel Gallagher.
I cant see how Jay-Z got one over on noel gallagher by singing one of his songs, resulting in the crowd singing along. First of all I cant even tell if it was meant to be a proper attempt at a cover or it was a pisstake, either way it was shite, and he wasnt even playing the right chords to start with.
And the crowd seemed to love it more then any of his songs, he looked a bit pissed off.
I think it was a bit crap by hyping up his performance by going on about noels comments beforehand. Why not just play the show rather than build up what was said, who gives a shit anyway. If a rock band played a traditional rap event, would that go down without any comments being made? Whether its right or wrong, someone always has a different opinion, and has every right to.
Just this whole thing irritates me, and I have nothing against Jay-Z, Ive listened to quite a bit of his stuff, but it just seems that loads of people are trying to be 'cool or 'different' by going around saying yeah Jay-Z should headline, when in all honesty he shouldnt. Also filling his set with 'rock' tracks in the background was a bit annoying, he should have just thought screw it, ill play what i want to play, and not pander to the festivals traditions i.e rock.
says it all
i think the 3rd paragraph is valid.
but i think the dropping in the rock samples was a good idea, keeps everyone happy with songs they recognise, and shows that actually hip hop and rock dont have to be complete opposites.
What a load of shit. Even most cosncious (i.e. boring) backpacker hip-hop acts cite him amongst their favourite MCs, and 'The Blueprint' is a straight-up 10/10 album with 'Reasonable Doubt' not far behind it.
I wish some people would have the balls to admit that the reason that they don't like him is that they can't (or are reluctant to) connect to black culture because they're to wrapped up in trying to convince themselves that the latest Nick Cave album wasn't a massive pile of shit.
I'm not too sure he's that bothered by what Nick Cave fans think of him though still.
...but just so you know, he's a better lyricist than anyone in any of the bands you like.
P.S. The I didn't say "like", I said "relate to" and I didn't say people, I said "culture".
P.P.S. "dropping bombs?"
you definitely like At the Drive IN, and I still maintain that Jay-Z has better lyrics than they do.
If you don't like At the Drive in then my second guess is The Fall.
If you don't like them, then my third guess is Pavement.
I'm not going to rise to the bait of defining what black culture is, as I'm pretty sure you know what I'm mean by it. In fairness, I probably should've said "black-youth culture".
P.S. I've generally considered the word "culture" to be a positive word, so take it from there.
rather than getting into a case where you just argue over who likes better music, it would be better to disregard the point that being a good hip hop artist takes no talent, accept some people dont like it, but maintain that he is well respected in hip hop and mainstream music culture, and deserved his spot as headliner, as he proved.
its nothing to do with connecting with black culture for a lot of people, from the ages of 12-16 i listened to an awful lot of hip hop, and from 16-now i still listen to a fair bit. I never listened to that much Jay Z, though i think hes alright. It is possible to like hip hop and not love Jay-Z.
Having said that i think the set suffered a bit on telly, but i can imagine being there would have been really good fun.
Jay Z was 10 times better than the verve anyway
but its being waaaaaaaaaayyy over hyped. Mainly by people who don't usually listen to hip hop...He's been decent for years its no revalation.And as for all the Noel V Jay z stuff its frankly boring....Its like Eavis, the bbc anyone else in involved in glasto going LOOK LOOK WE GOT IT RIGHT WE ARE JUSTIFIED!! Well pat on the back did Glasto even sell out this year?
I couldn't get anywhere near the stage (I am stupid) so I had to sod off elsewhere but people I talked to after were saying that the Wonderwall bit was really funny etc and they spent the rest of the set anticipating a guest (Keith Richards was one rumour) and while they enjoyed, it wasn't as good as the Royal Albert Hall thing from a couple of years back. These are from the people that certainly aren't crying out for Oasis / Coldplay / Paul Weller line up every year either.
When I get back everyone (The festival, BBC, Q and Guardian obviously) is proclaiming it as completely brilliant. So I'm confused and about to go on iPlayer to make my own mind up.
And it was quite possibly the best thing I saw all weekend. The video montage at the start before start really got the antipication going, and winning the crowd over straight away with the first few strokes of Wonderwall was a bit of a masterstroke
Pretty gutted I'm not seeing him again at Wireless now :(
i hoped iplayer might have had it, though appears not.
and all I've seen in Wonderwall on YouTube.
BUT, I was at Roskilde, and he was incredible there. Easily on a par with Radiohead.
And that's having seen them both over the same weekend. I can't split them for my highlight of the festival.
I'm sure he was ace at Glasto as well.
So then, Jay Z he was good weren't he?
alot more fun that this years headliners, even if I have enjoyed Neil Young, Boss man and Blur to some extent. Jay Z killed it last year.
All i've seen this year on tv and from the several years i've been nothing has come close, perhaps Bjork but then the sound was so awful it was pretty much ruined.
his set was just a big party from the stuff they played.
Great, great times.
I saw him twice at leeds in the tent he was fuckin ace, it was all BITC stuff and showtime when I saw him tho so it was kind of raw. He has stepped up to the main stage with ease tho, with his pop hits.
AF's weird homage made no sense.