Jay-Z Songs Free Download| Top Hits by Jay-Z (2018)
He has won Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist of 2009 American Music Awards.
In the same year, this amazing rapper also won Best Urban of MTV Europe Music Awards.
Jay-Z won Best Male Hip Hop Artist of BET Awards 2 times.
He got the award of Best International Male Solo Artist for 2010 BRIT Awards.
In 2013, he won both Hustler of the Year and Best Live Performer of BET Hip Hop Awards.
Besides, 4 of his songs were nominated for 2018 Grammy Awards.
He also established himself as a successful entrepreneur with a business empire spanning across a variety of industries.
You must have heard of his name.
Which song of him do you like most?
This time, I’m sharing 10 Jay-Z popular songs with you.
1. Drunk In Love
“Baby, I want you, now-now
Can't keep your eyes off my fatty
Daddy, I want you, now-now
Drunk in love, I want you”
“Drunk in Love” is recorded by Beyoncé featuring her husband, Jay Z. The song was released in 2013. It peaked at No.2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, spending 8 weeks in the top 10. It has also reached No.1 on both the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the US Billboard Rhythmic.
This song seems to be a more sexualized continuation of the couple’s first track together, “Crazy in Love”. Over the blaring beat, the lyrics repeatedly touch on female sexuality and the effects of alcohol. Its music video won Best Collaboration and was nominated for Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
“Took an oath, I'mma stick it out to the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we'll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella"
This is a song by Rihanna from her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad, which features Jay-Z. The song was written by JAY-Z, Tricky Stewart and The-Dream. This very single managed to stay at No.1 on the UK Singles Chart for 10 weeks. In 2008, it earned Jay-Z and Rihanna a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
The lyrics of the song are written in the traditional verse-chorus form. They open with a rap verse. Also, the hook "ella, ella" follows every chorus. Rihanna comforts her lover through telling him she will be there for him anytime. The umbrella means her support.
3. Niggas In Paris
“What’s drugs, my dealer? What’s that jacket, Margiela
Doctors say I’m the illest
‘Cause I’m suffering from realness
Got my niggas in Paris and they going gorillas, huh”
This is a song by Jay-Z and Kanye West from their collaboration album Watch the Throne. It reached No.1 on the US Billboard Hot Rap Songs and the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. This single won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
The song is about the long history of African-Americans in Paris and the rest of France, dating back to the early 19th century. Historically, Paris has been a place where black artists could go to escape racism. It went platinum 2 months after the release.
4. Suit & Tie
“And as long as I've got my suit and tie
I'ma leave it all on the floor tonight
And you got fixed up to the nines
Let me show you a few things”
This is a song by Justin Timberlake from his third studio album The 20/20 Experience, featuring vocals from Jay-Z. The song released in January, 2013. It reached No.1 on the US Billboard Rhythmic and No.2 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
“It’s not a 30 second record. It definitely takes a second to get under your skin. But once it did get under my skin, it just feels so good, that record” said Justin. To promote this song, Jay-Z and Timberlake performed it at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on 10th, February, 2013. Are you ready to listen to it?
5. No Church In The Wild
“What's a god to a non-believer who don't believe in anything
Will he make it out alive
Alright, alright, no church in the wild”
This is a song by Jay-Z and Kanye West from their first collaborative album Watch the Throne. The song reached No.10 on the UK R&B (Official Charts Company). It won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 55th Grammy Awards, too.
“No Church In The Wild” explores themes of religion and decadence. Matt Popkin from American Songwriter praised Jay-Z's verse and the menacing vibe of the song. Rolling Stone named the track the 6th best song of the year, reporting that "with Hov and Yeezy getting deep into arcane theology, this track is just another high."
6. The Story Of O.J.
“Light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga
Rich nigga, poor nigga, house nigga, field nigga
Still nigga, still nigga
I like that second one”
Jay-Z wrote the song with Nina Simone, Gene Redd, Jimmy Crosby and No I.D., and it was released on 30th, June, 2017. This title is also a play on The Story of O, a famous French novel written in 1954. It was nominated for Record of the Year at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
The song features a sample of Nina Simone’s song “Four Women”, which tells the story of 4 black women with different skin tones and the struggles they faced. This allusion to Simone’s in the chorus shows that no matter one is wealthy or poor, light skinned or dark, the blackness is a more relevant issue in the racist society.
7. Song Cry
“I know, I've seen 'em comin' down your eyes
But I got to make the song cry
I can't see 'em comin' down my eyes
So I got to make the song cry”
Jay-Z wrote “Song Cry” with Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua, R. Johnson, D. Gibbs and DJ Toomp. The song was released on 8th, May, 2002, reached No.45 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance.
This is an emotional ballad in which Jay describes the pain of a long-term relationship ending, which was caused by his professional schedule and personal philandering. Since his pride and masculinity don’t allow him to show his emotions, he employs the tear-jerking lyrics to do it.
“Shinin', shinin', shinin', shinin', yeah (shinin', yeah)
All of this winnin', I've been losin' my mind, yeah (losin' my mind)
Oh, hold on (hold on, baby)
Don't (don't) try to (try to)”
Jay-Z wrote this song with DJ Khaled, Beyoncé, Danja and PARTYNEXTDOOR. It was performed by DJ Khaled, featuring vocals from Beyoncé and Jay-Z. What’s more, the song was ranked No.1 on the US Rhythmic (Billboard).
Abbie McCarthy from The Independent wrote: "The song shows three heavyweights bringing all their talents to the party – DJ Khaled has served up a smooth, crisp beat, Beyoncé delivers an awesome attitude-laden verse and then Jay-Z steps in with a new sense of life, he's back to his best bars on this.” Let’s enjoy the song!
9. Run This Town
“Only thing that's on my mind
Is who's gon' run this town tonight
Is who's gon' run this town tonight
We gon' run this town!”
“Run This Town” was written by Jay-Z, Jeff Bhasker, No I.D., Rihanna and Kanye West. This song also features Kanye West and Rihanna. It reached No.1 on the US Rhythmic (Billboard) and the US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard). Also, it was ranked No.2 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Jay-Z explained the clear nature of the track in an interview with Tim Westwood, saying “We basically run this town. It’s myself, Rihanna and Kanye. [That’s] pretty much it.” The song has been certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA. It won 2 Grammy Awards in 2010, for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song.
“Look, I apologize, often womanize
Took for my child to be born, see through a woman's eyes
Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles
Took me too long for this song, I don't deserve you”
Jay-Z wrote “4:44” with Kanan Keeney and No I.D.. The song was released in June, 2017. It is the title track from Jay-Z’s 13th studio album. This song was nominated for Song of the Year for 2018 Grammy Awards.
It is an open love/apology letter to his wife Beyoncé. In the song, Jay-Z discusses being a bad husband and the possibility of cheating the wife. The length of the song, referencing the song title, is 4 minutes and 44 seconds. “It’s the title track because it’s such a powerful song, and I just believe one of the best songs I’ve ever written” said Jay.
These are all 10 top songs of Jay-Z I wanted share.
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