Jay Z News

 
  • Cover of Raekwon Names Jay Z The Top Artist In Hip-Hop Today, Talks New Album
    Listing his five favorite emcees in a short Q&A for GQ's new Barbershop interview series, Raekwon gave shout outs to Rakim, Slick Rick, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, and Chuck D. When asked who's at the top of the hip-hop game, however, he claimed all five emcees were out-shined by fellow New Yorker Jay Z.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Beyonce Reportedly Earning A Combined $84 Million From "On The Run" Tour
    Rumors about a divorce continue to fly around Beyonce and Jay Z, and with that comes reports from NYPost's Page Six that Bey was shopping for a $21.5 million apartment in Chelsea without Jay.
  • Cover of Top 10: Rap Interludes
    The interlude has always been an opportunity for an artist to switch up the vibe of their album and transition from one style to another. Sometimes they're musical, sometimes they're a humorous skit (or not so much) thrown in for comic relief.
  • Cover of Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
    Cassidy cut his teeth as a battle rapper, and the punchline-driven style has always had a heavy presence in his recorded material. In a new interview with VladTV, the Philly emcee criticized the current rappers for not being lyric-driven, and accredited the popularization of battle rap with fans seeking out bars.
  • Cover of Memphis Bleek Confirms Jay Z Ghostwrote Lyrics For Him
    One of the more notable guest appearances on Jay Z's classic debut album Reasonable Doubt was from a 15-year-old emcee by the name of Memphis Bleek.
  • Cover of Louis Farrakhan "Proud" Of Jay Z & Jay Electronica For Representing Five Percent Nation
    Minister Louis Farrakhan has penned a letter addressing Jay Z and Jay Electronica's representation of The Five Percent Nation at the 10th annual Brookyln Hip-Hop Festival that took place earlier this month.
  • Cover of The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
    Last week, at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Jay Electronica gave fans a set to remember as he brought out labelmate Jay Z, Mac Miller, J. Cole, and Talib Kweli. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jay is an elusive rapper and producer who joined Jay Z’s Roc Nation roster label in 2010.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Beyonce Rumored To Separate After Tour
    According to a report by the NY Post, Jay Z and Beyonce are "trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing," with their joint tour being cited as a reason for papers not being finalized.
  • Cover of Jay Z Calls Angie Martinez During Her First Show On Power 105.1
    Angie Martinez shocked most of us when she announced she'd be making the leap from New York radio station Hot 97 to their main competitor, Power 105.1, but everyone seemed to leave on good terms.
  • Cover of Jay Z Teared Up While Writing "Seen It All" Verse For Jeezy
    Jeezy recently spoke with MTV News about his new single "Seen It All" featuring Jay Z, as well as the album it's off of, also titled Seen It All.
  • Cover of Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
    The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is going down today in Williamsburg, and so far, Jay Electronica's set was the most surprising. Jay Elec performing alone in itself is quite a rare sight, but the elusive rapper made sure to up the ante of his set with a few big name guest appearances.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Beyonce's "On The Run" Tour Coming To HBO
    For those of you who are unable to attend Beyonce & Jay Z’s “On The Tour” this summer, today is your lucky day. HBO has just announced that they will air a special television concert of the show this Fall called "On The Run Tour: Jay Z and Beyoncé."
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: July 10
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Jay Z & The Roots To Perform At Global Citizen Festival
    This year's Global Citizen Festival has announced a pretty strong line-up, consisting of headliners Jay Z and The Roots, as well as Tiesto and No Doubt, there seems to be a little something for everybody.
  • Cover of Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella Records Sued By Chauncey Mahan Again
    Back in April, we reported that Jay-Z & Roc-A-Fella Records were subjected to a $100,000 extortion plot at the hand of one of Jay's old sound engineers Chauncey Mahan.
  • Cover of Keepin’ It Real: Rhyming Straight To The Mic
    Rappers are storytellers of the modern age. The media often misunderstands these narrators of society, but future generations will recognize them as windows into the past.
  • Cover of Best Hip-Hop Break Up Tracks
    Today, we take enjoyment from the misery of others.
  • Cover of Solange Briefly Addresses Jay Z Elevator Attack
    The Carter/Knowles family released a joint statement following Solange's video tapped attack on her sister's husband Jay Z a few months back, but apart from that we've haven't heard anything from the individual parties involved, and we're still unsure of the exact reason for Solange's leg-kicking, although there are pl
  • Cover of Cardo Says Jeezy & Jay Z's "Seen It All" Beat Was Originally For Big Sean
    On Monday night, Jeezy released the title track to his upcoming album, Seen It All, which happened to feature a hot new verse from Jay Z.
  • Cover of Beyonce Changes Lyrics To "Resentment", Presumably Supporting Jay Z Cheating Rumors
    Following Solange's infamous elevator attack on Beyonce's husband Jay Z, plenty of rumours began circulating that there were marriage troubles for the powerful hip-hop couple.
  • Cover of Dame Dash Says Lyor Cohen "Ruined Roc-A-Fella"
    Dame Dash has made more headlines in 2014 for his beefs with industry folks like Funkmaster Flex and Steve Stoute than he has for any music or business moves, and it seems he's continuing down that path.
  • Cover of 11 Hip-Hop/R&B Stars Made Forbes' List Of The 100 "Most Powerful Celebrities"
    Today, Forbes Magazine released their annual list of the 100 "World's Most Powerful Celebrities," and eleven stars in the Hip-Hop/R&B worlds were included. Four made the top ten, and the other seven were also all in the top 50.
  • Cover of Win Tickets To See Jay Z & Beyonce "On The Run" At MetLife Stadium
    Power couple Jay Z and Beyonce plan to dominate all summer with their "On The Run" joint tour. The couple officially kicked off the tour last night in Florida, and the opening show for the tour has set expectations high for all those shows to come.
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Jay Z & Beyonce's Photo Shoot For "On The Run" Tour [Update: New Rehearsal Photos]
    Beyonce and Jay Z have big plans this summer, with their joint tour "On The Run." The tour officially kicks off in five days time, on June 25th, and runs through til August 5th.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Beyonce's "On The Run" Tour Set To Become Second Most Successful Tour Ever
    Despite there being rumors early on that Jay Z and Beyonce weren't selling enough tickets for their joint "On The Run" tour this summer, it's actually looking like it'll be quite the opposite.
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