New Jay-Z song leaks, old videos go mobile

Tue Dec 2, 2008 6:30pm EST
 
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By Hillary Crosley

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Jay-Z fans have both new and old music to enjoy this week.

"Brooklyn (Go Hard)," the rapper's collaboration with Santogold from the "Notorious" soundtrack, leaked online Monday (December 1), and on Tuesday nine vintage Jay-Z videos became available for mobile download on Thumbplay.com.

"Brooklyn (Go Hard)" was produced by Kanye West and is the first single from "Notorious," due January 13 from Bad Boy.

The film, due three days after the soundtrack, chronicles the life and death of rapper Notorious B.I.G., played by newcomer Jamal "Gravy" Woolard. Angela Bassett stars as the rapper's mother, Voletta Wallace, and Derek Luke plays Sean Combs.

The Thumbplay deal includes videos for "Blue Magic," "Dirt Off Your Shoulder," "Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)," "Excuse Me Miss," "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)," "I Know," "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)," "Money, Cash, H**s" and "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)."

A new Jay-Z studio album is expected in early 2009.

Reuters/Billboard

 
<p>Rapper Jay-Z watches a light heavyweight boxing match between Joe Calzaghe of Wales and Bernard Hopkins of the U.S. at the Thomas &amp; Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada April 19, 2008. REUTERS/Steve Marcus</p>