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Out Now The Grynd Report Issue 36 Vain Edition @itsvain

See VAIN featured on the cover of The Grynd Report Magazine!

The Grynd Report interviews VAIN about his Independent Music Label and Hustle. VAIN talks about the current track he’s working “Break Up 2 Make Up,” which features Lil Mo of Love and Hip Hop New York which is currently on radio and iTunes.

He also talks about his upcoming appearance as the Hip Hop Chef on the new Amazon Prime Series, “Stirring Da Pot,” with Russ and Stew.

Read the  FULL interview & read digital copy  of the magazine click  HERE!!

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JAY-Z Speaks to David Letterman About His Mother Coming Out as Gay

David Letterman sits down with JAY-Z on the upcoming new episode of his Netflix talk show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” and the discussion includes a brief moment where the rapper gets candid about his mother’s emotional coming out story. JAY-Z rapped about his mother coming out as gay on the “4:44” track “Smile,” and he explains to Letterman just how happy the experience made him. 

“Imagine having lived your life for someone else. And you think you’re protecting your kids. And for my mother to have to live as someone that she wasn’t and hide and like, protect her kids — and didn’t want to embarrass her kids, and you know, for all this time,” JAY-Z said. “And for her to sit in front of me and tell me, ‘I think I love someone.’ I mean, I really cried. That’s a real story. I cried because I was so happy for her that she was free.”

JAY-Z told Letterman that his mother spoke to him about her sexual orientation only eight months ago during the making of his album, “4:44.” The rapper admits he knew beforehand that his mother was gay, but that she never opened up to him about it one on one until last year.

“This was the first time we had the conversation,” JAY-Z explained. “And the first time I heard her say she loved her partner. Like, ‘I feel like I love somebody.’ She said, ‘I feel like.’ She held that little bit back, still. She didn’t say, ‘I’m in love,’ she said, ‘I feel like I love someone.’ And I just, I cried. I don’t even believe in crying because you’re happy. I don’t even know what that is.”

Watch JAY-Z discuss his mother’s coming out story in the video below. The rapper’s episode of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” begins streaming on Netflix this Friday, April 6.

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Watch for Vain to appear live tonight, January 14th between 8-10PM…

Watch for Vain to appear live tonight, January 14th between 8-10PM on Da Russ and Stew Show airing out of NYC’s Damatrix Studios in the BX.

Vain will be interviewed and showcase his latest video releases “Hello,” and “Breakup 2 Makeup,” which features Lil Mo of Love and Hip Hop NY.

VAIN has become a Freestyle Legend with his Freestyle releases such as 7th Chamber Freestyle, It’s Vain on that Beat, You Talk Too Much and most notably his Monster Bars series 3rd Edition which featured Tony Yayo . VAIN will Freestyle Live tonight on the Russ and Stew Show!

Previously Vain has freestyled on Dj Self’s Radio Show on Power 105NY as well as Funkmaster Flex’s Franchise TV. His music is being played by Dj’s and Radio Stations across the nation! @Itsvain Watch him!!

You can access Da Russ and Stew Show on Facebook Live tonight January 14, between 8PM -10PM Eastern time by logging into www.damatrixstudios.com or go to Ustream and put in damatrixstudio.

The show will also be aired on Detroit Radio WHPR 88.1 and Detroit TV 33. It broadcasts in the Virgin Islands on Radio We Can See.com and Radio Station 107.3FM. It is also being broadcast on College Underground Radio.

@ItsVain #ImGone Featured on #WSHH

   VAIN’s “I’m Gone,”Video was posted today on WorldStarHipHop, the number #1 Hiphop site in the world!!

 VAIN’s ” I’m Gone,” Video posted along with Jay Z’s “4:44,” Video and a Flashback Friday joint from Fabolous called, “Breathe.” It also features Prodigy, who we recently lost, (R.I.P.) on Flashback Friday in, “Keak Da Sneak,” with the Alchemist, 

   “I’m Gone.” is a spin off of Ice Cube’s Classic Movie “Friday,” with Chris Tucker, as it depicts a bad trip on some particularly potent Chronic. You may need a double take yourself of the video  just to make sure you can believe your own eyes!   

    You can check out, “I’m Gone,” on WSHH or below.

   It’s a reeeal……trip!

@ItsVains #ComingSoon ‘7th Chamber’ #Freestyle Video

Vain is back with another smash freestyle! Vain became infamous for his Freestyles, when his Monster Bars  series featured G Unit‘s own Tony Yayo  along with Brooklyn’s own St. Laz and the video was featured front page on Thisis50, Worldstar and  numerous other music media outlets.

Vain has showcased  his Freestyle ability on Funkmaster Flex‘s Franchise TV as well as on DJ Self’s Power 105 radio show.

Check out Vain’s Freestyle as he’s coming to let everybody know who’s Crowned King  in the Rap World Federation Hierarchy. They ain’t got nothing on VAIN!

Check out his,  “7th Chamber Freestyle.”

Don’t get left behind! Make sure you follow VAIN’s ascent on Social Media!

Jay Z Announces New Album ‘4:44’ For June 30

As if Jay Z didn’t have enough on his hands, the hip-hop legend has just shared details on a new album, 4:44. But you won’t be able to buy it or stream it just anywhere.

The album will drop June 30 for subscribers of Sprint or Jay Z’s Tidal platform through what’s pitched as a first-of-its-kind partnership between both companies.

Chatter on a new Hov LP heated up in recent weeks, and the entrepreneur and music man threw fuel on that fire last week with a mysterious campaign which saw the numbers “4:44” and the date “6.30.17” dished up on posters and online.

The plot thickened in the hours before midnight when a teaser video appeared on Tidal. Then the big revealed happened as the clock struck twelve.

The corporate partnership behind the U.S. release is the first in a series of music exclusives, according to a joint statement, and it follows the announcement in January that Tidal sold a 33 percent stake in the company to Sprint for $200 million, giving it access to the telecom company’s 45 million customers. Outside the U.S., 4:44 will be available to stream only on Tidal for now. It’s unclear for how long the exclusive window will last, though Billboard has reached out to reps for comment.

As part of the U.S. campaign, Tidal and Sprint have pledged support to the 1Million Project, an educational initiative from Sprint and the Sprint Foundation that will assist 1 million low-income U.S. high school students who aren’t connected to the Web at home.

News on the surprise album release caps an eventful week during which Jay Z and his wife Beyonce welcomed twins and the artist was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, becoming the first rapper to achieve that honor. The new LP is the followup to 2013’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

SOURCE: BILLBOARD

[Video] @itsVain #ImGone

Weed, Loud, Gas, Pot, Grass, Ganga, Blunt, Reefer, Marijuana, Cannabis, 420, Chronic, Mary Jane, Gangster, Rope……

It has many names and just as many highs! Can you relate?

4/20 is National Smokeout Day!

Some consider it the day to celebrate smoking weed while others consider it the day to stop smoking tobacco.

VAIN commemorates this pot lovers day with his “I’m Gone,” Video which takes a spin off on the Cult Classic Friday!

VAIN takes you with him as he goes on a way out trip on some particularly potent Chronic! VAIN along with videographer/director Elroy Isaacs collaborate to give you some trippy visuals teamed right alongside some tricky cinematography, all WITHOUT the help of Green Screen, in Vain’s newest video “I’m Gone.” It’s a real Trip!

Check it out below!!