Jay Z News

 
  • Cover of Jay Z Calls New York Governor's Police Reform Plan "A Huge Step Forward"
    As New York state governor Andrew Cuomo called upon Jay Z and Russell Simmons to consult him on matters related to the criminal justice system last month, he's probably pleased to hear that Jay has come out in support of his reform plan.
  • Cover of Is Jay Z Buying HOT 97? [Update: Emmis Says No]
    We've seen a lot of tension between Jay Z and HOT 97 over the last few days, exclusively through the bomb-drop-ridden rants of Funkmaster Flex.
  • Cover of Funkmaster Flex Trashes Jay Z In Yet Another Rant
    Just when you thought you'd heard as many bomb drops as your brain could possibly process, Funkmaster Flex is back with another rant, and he's not done with Jay Z.
  • Cover of Funkmaster Flex Goes On Rant Calling Jay Z's "Life + Times" Blog "Trash" [Update: Flex Instagrams Text From Jay]
    If you weren't aware how Funk Flex felt about Jay Z's website, well, you are about to be made acutely aware. The Hot 97 radio DJ went on a rant against Jay Z, more specifically, his "Life + Times" website, while doing his nightly thing on Hot 97 last night.
  • Cover of Early Jay Z Demo Tape Surfaces Online
    By the time Jay Z had released 1996's Reasonable Doubt, he had already been a known entity in the streets of Brooklyn for a while. What with his tracks with Jaz-O and Big Daddy Kane and his popular battles with LL Cool J, Shawn Carter was on fire before the rest of the world knew who he was.
  • Cover of Did Beyonce Just Announce She's Pregnant On Instagram?
    Beyoncé certainly has some inventive ways of announcing things. From her surprise self-titled album to her award show baby bump-unveiling, Bey has always found new means of making big statements. Her latest may be her most mysterious yet -- if it even is an announcement, that is.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved]
    This was bound to happen sooner or later. In the age of online beefing, Azealia Banks and Lupe Fiasco are two of the most prolific personalities in hip-hop. While they may often struggle to get their music out, their opinions seem to face no such problems.
  • Cover of Jay Z Argues Hip Hop's Positive Impact On Race Relations For Oprah's "Master Class"
    Whether you acknowledge it or not, Jay Z has made a point of addressing race issues in his music, with his more recent work looking at black affluence, and the problems that persist through wealth and class.
  • Cover of Near Extinction: The Platinum Hip-Hop Album
    Back in October, many industry insiders were surprised by the early sales estimates for T.I.'s most recent album, Paperwork. After a day of sales, forecasts had the album selling roughly 70,000 units in its opening week.
  • Cover of Photos: Jay Z Celebrates His 45th Birthday In Iceland With Beyonce
    To celebrate Jay Z’s 45th birthday earlier this month, Beyonce & Hov decided to cross the pond and takeover Iceland for some fun in the sun snow.
  • 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  
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