Jay Z Is Reportedly To Blame For Lupe Fiasco's Record Label Woes
Jay Z Is Reportedly To Blame For Lupe Fiasco's Record Label Woes Dec 5, 2016 at 02:41pm
It seems like Lupe Fiasco has spent the majority of the last ten years in a perpetual war with Atlantic Records. Since dropping 2007's universally acclaimed The Cool, Lupe Fiasco has not seen eye to eye with Atlantic, and his subsequent releases have reflected that.
The Hip Hop Dating Map
The Hip Hop Dating Map Dec 5, 2016 at 11:21am
The law of six degrees of separation applies to the hip hop dating circuit -- a land where fast money, fast women, and horny men collide, resulting often in fireworks. As you can see in the dating map we have assembled below, there isn't much distance separating stars like Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, Future, Lil Wayne, & A$AP Rocky. Ray J even has his own dating wheel, which gives credence to Vince Staples' mind-blowing Theory of Ray J.
Taylor Swift Is Highest-Earning Musician Of 2016, Diddy Only Rapper In Top 10
Taylor Swift Is Highest-Earning Musician Of 2016, Diddy Only Rapper In Top 10 Dec 1, 2016 at 10:20am
Taylor Swift made by far the most money of all music-makers in 2016, according to Forbes' newly unveiled list of The World's Highest-Paid Musicians of 2016. She comes in first place with a grand total of $170 million, $60 million ahead of the Zayn-less boy band One Direction. Diddy, who made the vast majority of his income via non-musical ventures, is the only rap artist to make the top 10, grabbing the final spot with $62 million.
10 Essential Vinylz Productions
10 Essential Vinylz Productions Nov 27, 2016 at 03:38pm
Much has been made of Drake' partnership with Noah "40" Shebib, but equally important to his success has been the quartet of producers of Boi-1da, Vinylz, Allen Ritter, Frank Dukes that often put their heads together to feed him a nearly endless supply of potential hits.
PartyNextDoor Wants To Produce As Much For Drake As Kanye West Did For Jay Z
PartyNextDoor Wants To Produce As Much For Drake As Kanye West Did For Jay Z Nov 24, 2016 at 12:37pm
In his first Canadian interview ever, PartyNextDoor opened up to NOW Magazine, a local Toronto publication, about his dreams for the future as the premier artist on OVO Sound. Here's what the usually tight-lipped artist said about his aspirations with Drake: "I competitively want to produce just as many records for Drake as Kanye West did for Jay Z ... I want to write just as much as Kanye may have for whomever Kanye has written for. I want to do as much as I can do while I'm young." PND went on to explain his longtime admiration for Kanye West:
Hip Hop's Best Couples
Hip Hop's Best Couples Nov 23, 2016 at 05:01pm
"Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it / And I'd rather stay and play" - Sir Mix-a-Lot, "Baby Got Back" ***
Kanye Reunites With Kid Cudi Then Ends Show After Lengthy Rant
Kanye Reunites With Kid Cudi Then Ends Show After Lengthy Rant Nov 20, 2016 at 04:49am
Don't attend a "Saint Pablo" show if you're not ready for the infamous "Kanye rant." His last two shows have been characterized by his surprising confessionals much more so than any music. On Thursday (Nov. 17), Kanye revealed to his audience in San Jose, and thus the world, that he favored Trump in the recent election, praising different aspects of his campaign throughout the show.
#TBT: Big L
#TBT: Big L Nov 17, 2016 at 09:35am
Like Notorious B.I.G., Big L was gunned down a few months before his 25th birthday and released his second and final album posthumously. Like Biggie, he was a paragon of '90s hip hop who was a riveting storyteller (shoutout "The Heist" and "Casualties of a Dice Game," which are not included in this list), a lyrical technician, and a cold-blood gangster.
Lil Wayne & Jay Z: A Brief History
Lil Wayne & Jay Z: A Brief History Nov 14, 2016 at 05:51pm
Since Lil Wayne released his 2004 mixtape The Prefix, where he rapped over a collection of Jay Z instrumentals, it's been more than clear that he's a fan of the rapper -- but he's also always expressed the desire to be better than those he idolizes. So begins a competitive friendship that takes a number of turns, as Jay Z approaches Wayne to sign him, the collaborate, exchange disses, and roles reverse until we're back at square one and Wayne is declaring he's "signed" with Hov.
Lil Wayne Hints At Deal With Roc Nation
Lil Wayne Hints At Deal With Roc Nation Nov 14, 2016 at 10:10am
Birdman refuses to release Lil Wayne from his Cash Money contract, but is Weezy already plotting a move to sign with Jay Z. During his performance at Camp Flog Gnaw over the weekend, he threw up the Roc-a-Fella diamond at the beginning of "I'm Me" and switched out "I’m a motherfucking Cash Money millionaire" in favor of “I’m a motherfucking Roc-A-Fella millionaire."
Jay Z & Zaytoven Are JAYTOVEN
Jay Z & Zaytoven Are JAYTOVEN Nov 12, 2016 at 03:26pm
Zaytoven has already earned himself a spot in the Hall of Fame, though it sounds like his best work is still ahead of him. He's produced for all of the best artists in Atlanta and has been an indelible part of the careers of artists like Gucci Mane, Future, and Migos. His most recent big score is Future and Drake's soon-to-be smash hit "Used to This." He's now intent on working with the great ones from outside of the South, and he's recently found himself in the studio with one of the all-time greats from any region: Jay Z.
Jay Z, Beyonce & Chance The Rapper Star In Ad For Hillary Clinton
Jay Z, Beyonce & Chance The Rapper Star In Ad For Hillary Clinton Nov 7, 2016 at 04:39pm
If you saw any footage from Jay Z and Beyonce's concert in Cleveland Friday night, you'll know that the power couple are endorsing Hillary Clinton in this election, and today they've shared a new ad encouraging fans to use their vote this Tuesday. Premiered on Tidal, the ad features words from both Jay and Bey, as well as guests at the show like Chance The Rapper and Big Sean. "She's killing this race, but she needs all of our help as American citizens to go out on November 8th and cast our vote," says Chance during a clip from his performance.
Donald Trump Scoffs At Jay Z's "Bad Language" At Hillary Clinton Rally
Donald Trump Scoffs At Jay Z's "Bad Language" At Hillary Clinton Rally Nov 6, 2016 at 01:57am
Jay Z and Beyonce hosted a concert that functioned as a rally for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Friday (Nov. 4). They were the headliners, and there were other performances from Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, and J. Cole. After the music, Bey and Hov made speeches in favor of Secretary Clinton and welcomed the Democratic presidential candidate to the stage. Her opponent, Donald Trump, has already responded to Jay Z's presence at the rally, telling his supporters that Clinton's tolerance of Jay Z's bad language is proof of her hypocrisy. 
Watch Jay Z & Beyonce Bring Out Hillary Clinton In Cleveland (Complete With Airhorn)
Watch Jay Z & Beyonce Bring Out Hillary Clinton In Cleveland (Complete With Airhorn) Nov 5, 2016 at 11:26am
Jay Z and Beyonce held a special "Get Out The Vote" concert in Cleveland last night, and seeing that the whole thing was sponsored by Hillary Clinton's campaign, it was only right that the presidential candidate made an appearance. Bey had kind words for Clinton during her performance. "I want my daughter to see a woman lead the country and know that her possibilities are limitless," she said. "We have to think about the future of our daughters, our sons, and vote for someone who cares for them as much as we do. And that's why I'm With Her."
Stream Jay Z's "Get Out The Vote" Concert For Hilary Clinton
Stream Jay Z's "Get Out The Vote" Concert For Hilary Clinton Nov 4, 2016 at 09:57pm
We’re just days away from the Presidential election (November 11), so to help Hilary Clinton’s cause Jay Z is holding a star-studded event tonight in Cleveland State University’s at one of her rally’s. Hitting the stage expected to perform are Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, Big Sean, Beyonce & of course the man himself Hov. Going down live right now, fans can tune in from your couch by hitting play (below).