Jay Z News

 
  • Cover of Rise & Grind: 15 Songs To Start Your Day
    Waking up isn't always easy. Why would anyone want to leave the comfort of their warm bed to enter out in to the world? It almost doesn't make sense when you think about it. But we all have responsibilities, and we can't waste our entire lives away sleeping!
  • Cover of All The Quotables From Kanye West's Breakfast Club Interview
    With a wealth of new music, including two collaborations with Paul McCartney, surfacing in conjunction with the release of his "Yeezy: Season 1" line with adidas, Kanye West has been back in the spotlight and bigger than ever.
  • Cover of Jay Z Sued By Alleged Son Who Wants Him To Take A Paternity Test
    Jay Z tends to avoid drama, whether it be baby mama drama or legal drama. Today though his name is in the news for both, at least, allegedly.
  • Cover of Ranking Kanye West's 6 Albums From Worst To Best
    This was hard. This was really hard. Mostly because we love all of Kanye West's albums.
  • Cover of Waka Flocka's "Flockaveli 2" To Feature Kanye West, Drake, Jay Z, 50 Cent & Lil Wayne?
    It looks like Waka Flocka will be adding Flockaveli 2 to the list of albums to watch for in 2015, behind the likes of Kanye, Drake, and Kendrick’s anticipated projects of course.
  • Cover of Producer Detail Hints At Possible Jay Z & Beyonce Album
    In a red carpet interview, Detail, the producer behind "Drunk In Love," reveals that we might be graced with a Jay Z & Beyonce collaborative album this year.
  • Cover of 10 Essential 9th Wonder Productions
    North Carolina's Patrick Douthit isn't like most hip-hop stars. He's uninterested with chains, fame, cars, clothes and objectifying women. He's concerned with honoring classic soul music through his sample-based hip-hop beats.
  • Cover of Photos: Kanye West, Jay Z, Rihanna & More Attend Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch
    Jay Z has been throwing an annual pre-Grammy brunch at his pad in Beverly Hills over the last couple of years, and today's festivities may have been the biggest blowout yet.
  • Cover of Oh Let's Duet: Most Unlikely Grammy Performance Pairings
    The Grammys bring all of recorded popular music together under one roof. It's the only time you can see Snoop Dogg and Billy Joel at the same party (because Billy's a Piru for life). 
  • Cover of 5 Times The Grammys Got 'Best Rap Album' Wrong
    With the Grammys coming up this Sunday, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at the times they have upset us, the hip-hop community, the most. Because nobody is perfect and the Grammys are certainly no exception. 
  • Cover of Jay Z And Beyonce Are Moving To Los Angeles
    The Carters are moving out West, and relocating their family to the sunny skies of Los Angeles.
  • Cover of Young Thug Interviewed By GQ
    Ever since he gave Marshawn Lynch-esque answers to Complex in a cover story last year, Young Thug has become known for giving brief, impenetrable interviews, if he's not avoiding them altogether.
  • Cover of Jay Z To Purchase Music Streaming Service For $56 Million
    Jay Z is about to throw his hat in to the music streaming service ring. The music mogul will likely compete with services like Beats Music, Google Play and Spotify after making a bid on the Scandinavian company Aspiro, which owns the streaming service WiMP.
  • 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.
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