10 oracle items tagged as jay-z
December 10, 2014 / submitted by Eric, United States of America
Q.  When recording Lost+ did Chris help write Jay Z's rap?

I can't imagine for one second that Jay needs any help with his rap lyrics despite Chris' rapesque technique on The Nappies track!

February 10, 2014 / submitted by George, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle, I found a funny bit of info, and I'd like to know what you think of it. I saw a video of a show back in 2011, where Kanye West, Jay Z, and Chris Martin were singing Homecoming. Near the end, Chris forgets some lyrics... was it because he hadn't done the song since 2007, or because he simply says, "I'm a little drunk".

That show was from 31 December, 2010 - New Year's Eve. Chris had therefore had a drink but he wasn't drunk.

January 25, 2010 / submitted by Mitchell J, United States of America
Q.  I recently got the album Viva la Hova (the best music I have ever heard in my entire life) and the song Beach Chair has a tag that says Produced by Coldplay. You said Chris hasn't heard this album. How could Coldplay have produced that song?

Well what you have to remember is Viva la Hova is not an official Jay Z or Coldplay project so the information you have may not be correct depending on where you got the music from. However, Beach Chair is collaboration from Jay's Kingdom Come album and that track was produced with Chris.

October 27, 2009 / submitted by Lisa, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle
I try my best but I don't succeed....
An answer from you is what I need....
But if I never try I'll never know...
4th question but no answer yet so here's another try...
Could you resolve a debate between me and my husband?
We were at the LCCC gig on 12th Sept, I am sure the band watched Jay Z from the balcony/stand and I am even more convinced having seen the Coldplay puppet photo with the cricket bat, I took a photo on my phone but the zoom wasn't good enough for really clear images, my husband says I am wrong???
Many thanks in anticipation

Chris watched from the balcony that as you look at the stage was on the right hand side. The balconies had glass doors behind them from which Will peered to watch some of the White Lies slot.

September 18, 2009 / submitted by Alison, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle. I am currently listening to the Glasgow concert on Radio 1. Did we upset Jay-Z in Manchester as he did not come out and sing on Lost like I have just heard on the Radio. I feel disappointed that he did not do this at Old Trafford.

It would have been amazing and I even had my camera ready to film the moment if it happened but as you know, it didn't. Disappointing as it was for 'us' listening to Glasgow hearing Lost+ in its glory we have to remember Jay had a very tight schedule that weekend that saw him in NYC the following evening at the VMAs so it just wasn't possible in Manchester. At least we can listen online to the Radio 1 show and enjoy it over and over. It was a real goosebump moment; even Anchorman got them!

August 26, 2009 / submitted by Helen, United Kingdom
Q.  Ok so I'm attending the Manchester gig on Sept 12th and Jay-Z is meant to be supporting but he has a gig in New York on 11th and the VMA's on 13th!!!

So is Jay planning to ditch us Mancunians?

Jay's not ditching the Northerners; all the Coldplay show dates appear on his MySpace, in fact, they're the only ones on there.

May 18, 2009 / submitted by Savanna, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle!
Okay, did Jay-Z and Coldplay make an entire album together? Because I heard a song of the two called Beach Chair. and its amazing! Is there an entire album of this? Or just a few song duos together?

They didn’t do an entire album but Chris & Jonny featured on Jay Z’s Beach Chair on the Kingdom Come album. There have been other collaborations; Chris was a guest performer at Jay's Royal Albert Hall gig in London in 2006. Jay Z also rapped on Lost+ last year which sparked a bootleg album that combined the works of both, called Viva la Hova.

February 9, 2009 / submitted by Dave, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I feel that we require a new name for the song 'Lost!' which became 'Lost?' (acoustically) and then 'Lost+' and 'Lost@' (with Jay-Z and Live).
Now we have a live acoustic version with Jay-Z and no idea what to refer to it as.
Perhaps I could suggest:
Lost^ (as there must be a use for them putting that symbol on computers)
Lost£ (as a symbol of British dominance at America's most importance music awards)
Either would clear up the confusion.

Ah good point Dave. I like your suggestions but as you say, this is just Lost? with Jay Z adding his rap from Lost+. I guess we could refer to the rendition performed at the 51st Grammy Awards as Lost?+.
N.B: The full stops are placed grammatically, they're not different versions of Lost!

December 19, 2008 / submitted by Alistair, United Kingdom
Q.  What was the classical piece of music played in the warm up before Coldplay came on stage at the O2 concert 16.12.08.

The Blue Danube by Strauss comes straight after Jay-Z - I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) that indicates it's showtime.

November 14, 2008 / submitted by Andreas, Sweden
Q.  Hello Oracle!
Is Viva la Hova a real collaboration between Jay-Z and Coldplay? Or is it just a remix album made by a random guy??

It's the brainchild of mash up mixtape producers Mick Boogie and Terry Urban who enlisted other producers to come in and work a track each. Chris hasn’t actually heard it as you can see here but the results have been warmly received by the band & Jay Z’s camp, so a thumbs-up all round.