Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter Returns With Kingdom Come

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Download DJBooth's new App, The PLUG New York, NY, -- At long last, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, President & CEO of Def Jam Recordings, philanthropist and entrepreneur, officially returns to the rap game with his first solo LP in 3 years. KINGDOM COME, the most anticipated album of the year, is scheduled for release on November 21, 2006.

The lead single, “Show Me What You Got,” produced by Just Blaze leaked to radio one week early on Friday, October 6th. The MP3 spread through the country at a record breaking pace broke records over the weekend. Stations across the country broke programming and spun “Show Me What You Got,” six, seven, eight; up to 10 times in a row within minutes of receiving the track. In just 2 and a half days, the single has over 16 million in audience, is already # 1 Most Increased on the R&B/Hip Hop chart and debuts at 39 bullet on the R&R/BDS Urban Chart. “Show Me What You Got” will officially impact at all radio formats on Monday, October 16th, one week earlier than originally planned.

The video for “Show Me What You Got,” shot on location in Monaco, will debut nationally on Monday, October 16th. The video highlights the energy of the track with quick edits; venturing from land to sea to heights above the city. Directed by F. Gary Gray, the clip features the top race car drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick, as well as some of the most amazing aerial shots ever to be featured in four minutes.

Commented JAY-Z, “I thought I was retired but, my passion for music had other plans for me. I am overwhelmed with the initial record breaking response!! I am happy to be officially BACK! The video/movie shot by F. Gary Gray is incredible. I can’t wait til ya’ll hear the album.”

The release of KINGDOM COME is hot on the heels of JAY-Z’s Global Express Tour. In 2 months, the tour is hitting over 20 countries on 3 continents. While on tour, JAY-Z participated in the Water For Life campaign in conjunction with the UN and MTV with the mission to raise awareness on the world’s water crisis. His trip is being documented by MTV News and the program, Diary of JAY-Z: Water for Life will air on Friday, November 24th. In Tanzania and Nigeria, JAY-Z just christened 2 of the first of 10 pumps he is sponsoring in the region. Photos and diary entries are featured on MTVNews.com.

JAY-Z is currently exclusively featured in a series of commercials for the TNT “Let The Truth Be Told” campaign. The series includes eight different 30-second spots that show Jay Z sharing his ‘truths’ during a thought-provoking interview on core themes, such as competition, talent, stardom and legacy, during a ride through the streets of Manhattan in the back of a chauffer-driven car. The underlying essence of the series tracks the stages of a superstar athlete, which parallel that of an entertainment mogul. The spot began running nationwide on Thursday, Oct. 5th; the remainder of the series will be rolled out in following weeks, with an extended director’s cut of the interview available exclusively on TNT OverTime on NBA.com.

Be sure to stay tuned for new Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter information every week.

Jay Z  

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