Jay-Z at Glastonbury

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Visirale, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Visirale


    Mar 23, 2003
    I was listening to sirius today and they said his set was unbelievable. I'm watching it now and it was definitely solid. One thing stood out to me though.

    If you're unfamiliar Glastonbury is a huge UK music festival, and I don't think they've ever had any hip hop artists headline it... so when they announced Jay-Z was going to be there, there was a lot of controversy.

    He opened with...


    Genius move, IMO. It was hilarious... but the crowd loved it, haha. He walked out with a strat and his band just started right into it.
  2. Wheres the footage?
  3. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al

    Here's one video of it. There's plenty on Youtube. I think it was a great nod to the "culture" of the festival, given the controversy that arose with his headlining and the argument that it goes against the festival's "culture." He always surrounds himself with top-notch musicians, and is absolutely one HELL of a performer. That said, he should shy away from singing much more in the future!
  4. Visirale


    Mar 23, 2003
    Haha yeah, the singing was horrible, but really funny.

    I do love his choice of musicians. I remember one of the bands he put together had ?uestlove on drums and Kanye'd MD on bass, and they were SMOKING. I wanna know who's in the band for this performance. The percussionist looks like Knuckles from the roots but I'm not sure...
  5. That was awesome! Thanks for sharing or I would have not have seen this.
  6. +1
  7. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Wasn't it a dig at Noel or Liam who said Glastonbury sold less tickets that year because Jay-Z was headlining?

    Jay-Z is a brilliant rapper, commercial or not, there's no denying that he's brilliant mc.
  8. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Bruno - it was Noel that said that, and yes - it must have been a dig. And a good one too :)
  9. Slapp Addict

    Slapp Addict

    May 5, 2008
    Omg... that is ATROCIOUS.

    Honestly, that cover of Wonderwall sounds like it was sung by a drunken karaoke singer. Good god!
  10. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    That's pretty much the point :p
  11. I thought that jay-z retired from performing?

  12. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Massive Attack were good at Glastonbury - BBC coverage on TV was very good!
  13. a few colleagues of mine who went said he was rubbish.
  14. Hmm, as performance, that was not bad at all.

  15. stoo


    Nov 10, 2003
    Doesn't do it for me - he's a heat free bean as far as I'm concerned.

    I love good hiphop but can't stand his banal delivery. Just strikes me as tedious and lifeless.

    Evidently plenty of others disagree, else he wouldn't be as popular as he is. Can't see the appeal at all though. :confused:
  16. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    So it's just like actually listening to Oasis? :bag:

    I dunno, man. Good for him. I'm not a huge Jay-Z fan, but at least he didn't go all Kanye West on everyone.
  17. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    I'd call his delivery laid back ;)