Jay Z News

 
  • Cover of Beyoncé, Jay Z & Timbaland Sued Over Sample Used In "Drunk In Love"
    Beyoncé's hit single "Drunk In Love" already faced a bit of controversy earlier this year when Future voiced his confusion for not being credited as one of the song's writers, and now a bit of legal drama has emerged around a sample used within.
  • Cover of J. Cole Lists Top 5 Rappers, Recalls "Worshipping" Eminem
    J. Cole's address of white privilege on "Fire Squad" has consistently been misconstrued as an Eminem diss by fans and media alike. Cole has always been pretty vocal about his admiration for Shady, but he nevertheless took the chance to set the record straight in his recent interview with Angie Martinez.
  • Cover of Ranking Jay Z's 12 Albums From Worst To Best
    Ranking Jay Z albums can be like doing any other Jay-related list: it's impossible to get it right.
  • Cover of Pulling A "Beyonce": The Surprise Album Phenom
    The trend of surprise albums has definitely caused a shift in the traditional method of releasing music. Interviews, music videos and singles are still protocol (well, usually), but we’ve watched the likes of Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Skrillex, J. Cole etc.
  • Cover of Beyoncé And Jay Z Meet Prince William & Kate Middleton At Nets Game
    It was a royal affair tonight in NYC as Hip-Hop’s most powerful couple caught up with Britain’s royal family at the Barclay’s Center for the Brooklyn Nets game.
  • Cover of Rap Industry Recap: November
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Is "Disappointed" That Timbaland Leaked Tink's Version Of "Movin Bass"
    Timbaland caused a stir last week when he leaked out what he called the "original version" of the Rick Ross and Jay Z track he had recently produced, "Movin Bass." Apparently, Rick Ross wasn't happy about the way he handled the situation.
  • Cover of Review: Rick Ross' "Hood Billionaire"
    Releasing two full length albums in one year is a rare feat most rappers will never accomplish, but in a sense, it's really nothing new for Rick Ross, who yesterday released Hood Billionaire, his second solo album of the year.
  • Cover of #TBT: Eric B. & Rakim
    Eric B. & Rakim had a short 7 years and 4 albums of pure influence before disbanding in 1993. Widely regarded as one of the best duos in rap history, the two didn't release many songs that your favorite rapper didn't like.
  • Cover of Stream Rick Ross' "Hood Billionaire"
    When Rick Ross announced his second album of 2014, Hood Billionaire, just nine weeks ago, he had many people wondering whether he'd be able to rush out a project so quickly during a year that's seen more than its fair share of album delays and push-backs.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Announces New Track With Jay Z, "Movin' Bass" [Update: Artwork Revealed; Single Expected To Drop Later Tonight]
    Having released two tracks, "Elvis Presley BLVD" and "Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)," from his upcoming album Hood Billionaire (out November 24th), Rick Ross is back in full-on album promo mode.
  • Cover of Jay Z Acquires Champagne Brand Armand de Brignac
    The last time Jay Z acquired an alcohol brand, we all got an earful of branding in the form of a truly terrible pun that graced (or besmirched?) his and Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love," but with his latest acquisition, he'll have a much harder time incorporating the brand name into some wordplay.
  • Cover of Possible New Beyoncé Album On The Way
    A tracklist began circulating online earlier today for a possible follow up to Beyoncé's self-titled 2013 LP. Titled Beyoncé Vol. 2, the project appears to be a re-release of the latter, featuring all of the original volume's songs plus an additional eleven tracks.
  • Cover of Halloween Photo Recap: The Best Costumes In Hip-Hop
    As you know, last night was Halloween, and while you were out having debauched nights highlighted by outrageous costumes, many of your favorite rappers were doing the exact same thing.
  • Cover of Subliminal Warfare: A History Of The Hidden Diss
    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War  
  • Cover of Tory Lanez Lists His Top 10 Most Influential Songs
    The other week the kid Tory Lanez stopped by our office for an interview. It was about time the HNHH readers got better acquainted with the rising rapper, who recently debuted his Lost Cause mixtape exclusively on HNHH and wrapped up his "Lost Cause" tour.
  • Cover of #TBT: Deep Cuts From Kanye West's School Days
    Kanye West cut his teeth producing records for the likes of Jay Z, but has since left his mark as one of the greatest rappers of the past 15 years. His influence on rap music and culture top notch, only to be met by the top dogs in the game.
  • Cover of Beyonce & Jay Z Reportedly Renew Wedding Vows
    Remember that rumor over the Summer that Jay Z & Beyonce were heading for divorce? Well just as we thought, it turns out not be true as the Carter’s are indeed "drunk in love". According to People Magazine, music’s most powerful couple have recently renewed their wedding vows while overseas.
  • Cover of Kanye West's "Guilt Trip" Was Originally For "Watch The Throne" And Featured Jay Z
    If you thought the spacey, Kid Cudi-featuring "Guilt Trip" sounded a little out of place on the otherwise aggressive and rough-hewn Yeezus, you're quite perceptive. As it turns out, the song was originally recorded during the Watch The Throne sessions and featured a Jay Z verse.
  • Cover of Ja Rule Recalls Planned Collaborative Album With Jay Z & DMX
    Ja Rule, Jay Z, and DMX have had varying degrees of success since, but in the late 90s, all three of them were pretty much on top their game. It was around that time that the three rappers decided to come together for a supergroup, settling for the menacing name Murder Inc.
  • Cover of Photos: Jay Z & Beyonce Hit Up The Louvre, Pose With The Mona Lisa
    We knew Jay Z and Beyonce were on their way to the Louvre, when this hilarious video from an endearingly unaware tourist popped up, and now we have some more evidence of their visit to the world-renowned art gallery in Paris.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Beyonce To Possibly Release Movie Along With Joint Album
    A few weeks back, DJ Skee let it leak that Jay Z and Beyonce are reportedly working on a collaborative album together. While we've yet to receive any official confirmation from the hip-hop power couple, today more details on the rumored joint album arrive, courtesy of Page Six.
  • Cover of 8 Female Artists Rappers Love
    Name your favorite rapper. Eminem, Jay Z or Kendrick Lamar come to mind? What about Lorde? 
  • Cover of Jay Z & No I.D. In The Studio With Jay Electronica
    Jay Electronica has been popping up here and there in the past year, although for the most part, he still remains elusive.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Solange Elevator Incident Partially Inspires "Law & Order: SVU" Episode
    In the past, "Law & Order: SVU" hasn't been shy about incorporating real life news stories into its fictitious plots, adapting the Chris Brown/Rihanna saga into an episode last year, and it seems like this season will be no different.
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