Jay Z News

  • It's Yo Birthday: Jay Z's Top 30 Album Tracks
    It's Yo Birthday: Jay Z's Top 30 Album Tracks
    Dec 4, 2013 at 12:24pm
    Now aged 44, Jay Z's career statistics are mind-blowing. He has released 21 albums, has 123 singles to his name, plus several business ventures, and according to Forbes last year, he is estimated to have a net worth of $500 million. He owns Roc Nation which houses some of the biggest names in music. Shawn Carter really needs no introduction.
  • Jay Z & Beyonce Take On Vegan Challenge
    Jay Z & Beyonce Take On Vegan Challenge
    Dec 3, 2013 at 09:07pm
     Jay Z and Beyonce are taking on a new challenge for themselves. Earlier today, the Carters announced that they have decided to go vegan for a few weeks.
  • Kanye West Addresses His Criticism Of Justin Timberlake & Jay Z's "Suit & Tie"
    Kanye West Addresses His Criticism Of Justin Timberlake & Jay Z's "Suit & Tie"
    Nov 27, 2013 at 02:24pm
    Kanye West and Jay Z have had a long partnership as friends and collaborators, so it took many by surprise when 'Ye seemed to throw some shade at Hov during a performance earlier this year. In one of his signature "streams of consciousness," Yeezy expressed his dislike for Jay's collaboration with Justin Timberlake, saying "I got love for Hov, but I aint fucking with that 'Suit & Tie.'"
  • Diddy, Jay Z & Dr. Dre Make Forbes' "World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2013" List
    Diddy, Jay Z & Dr. Dre Make Forbes' "World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2013" List
    Nov 24, 2013 at 06:24pm
    Two months ago we saw Diddy top Forbes' Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists list, and now the Bad Boy label head returns on the World's Highest-Paid Musicians of 2013 list, although this time at #12 with $50 million. Other hip-hop acts make this list, including Jay Z, who ranks at #19 with earnings of $42 million and Dr. Dre below him at #21, with $41 million, according to Forbes.
  • Beyoncé Kicked Off Egyptian Pyramid Tour By Archaeologist Zahi Hawass
    Beyoncé Kicked Off Egyptian Pyramid Tour By Archaeologist Zahi Hawass
    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:30pm
    It seems the Carter family can't go on vacation without encountering some sort of controversy (i.e. their Cuba trip earlier this year). According to an article in British newspaper The Independent, controversial archaeologist Dr.
  • ScHoolboy Q Says Jay Z Won Nas Beef
    ScHoolboy Q Says Jay Z Won Nas Beef
    Nov 22, 2013 at 07:56pm
    Jay Z and Nas had one of the best documented beefs in hip hop history. Nas' "Ether" has almost been universally accepted as the diss track that won the beef, with it's title even going on to become a verb within the rap community, but there are still many who disagree with this decision-- ScHoolboy Q being one of them.  “Honestly, I think Jay Z won,” Q said in an interview with VladTV. “I mean Nas is my favorite rapper, but Jay Z, he was pretty scandalous.”
  • Ab-Soul Speaks On Learning From Jay Z & Nas, No Longer Writing Down Lyrics
    Ab-Soul Speaks On Learning From Jay Z & Nas, No Longer Writing Down Lyrics
    Nov 22, 2013 at 12:56pm
    Ab-Soul's following continues to grow, despite his lack of releases since 2012's dense Control System. In an interview with the Miami New Times, Soulo explained why the project continues to gain him followers, as well as speaking on the blatant honesty that comes with refraining from writing rhymes down, and the knowledge he's been able to acquire through listening to hip hop alone. Read some excerpts from the sit-down below.
  • Jay Z Collaborates With Barneys For New York Holiday Collection [Update: More Pieces Revealed, They're Expensive]
    Jay Z Collaborates With Barneys For New York Holiday Collection [Update: More Pieces Revealed, They're Expensive]
    Nov 21, 2013 at 04:33pm
    Jay Z is lending his name and style to Barneys New York for a limited edition holiday line. Although we're used to hearing about his rapping partner Kanye West when it comes to high end fashion, this time Hov is stepping into the high fashion world with collaborations with Balmain, Lanvin, Proenza Schouler, Rick Owens and more.
  • Jay Z Purchases Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting For $4.5 Million
    Jay Z Purchases Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting For $4.5 Million
    Nov 21, 2013 at 01:44pm
    Jay Z has been forthright about his love for art, name-dropping the likes of Picasso, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Jeff Koons and Jean-Michel Basquiat through out various records. However, he's not so forthright about the pieces of art that he purchases for himself. Recently he added a Basquiat painting to his personal collection, although he attempted to purchase the painting anonymously. 
  • DJ Mustard Has Collaborations With Jay Z & TDE In The Works
    DJ Mustard Has Collaborations With Jay Z & TDE In The Works
    Nov 20, 2013 at 02:20pm
    It's about time that producers got their proper recognition. This week it was announced that DJ Mustard had scored an artist deal with Roc Nation, the same week that Pharrell was named hitmaker of the year by GQ magazine, and only a few months after Mike WiLL Made It signed a similar deal with Interscope.
  • Barneys Cancels Launch Party For Jay Z Collaboration
    Barneys Cancels Launch Party For Jay Z Collaboration
    Nov 18, 2013 at 03:41pm
    Looks like Jay Z and Barneys have decided to take the L on their launch party. The New York department store has just announced that they have cancelled the planned celebration for "New York Holiday," their much talked about collaboration with Hov.
  • DJ Mustard Signs With Roc Nation [Update: DJ Mustard Signs With Roc Nation As An Artist]
    DJ Mustard Signs With Roc Nation [Update: DJ Mustard Signs With Roc Nation As An Artist]
    Nov 18, 2013 at 12:38pm
    DJ Mustard has made a name for himself with bay-infused 808 and snap laden production.
  • Jay Z Speaks On Barneys Partnership, Says All Profits Are For Charity [Update: Jay Z To Move Forward With Release]
    Jay Z Speaks On Barneys Partnership, Says All Profits Are For Charity [Update: Jay Z To Move Forward With Release]
    Nov 15, 2013 at 09:13pm
    Jay Z has come under fire recently for his association with Barneys after a few reports have come out of black customers being discriminated against.  Now Jigga says that he is not in a hurry to sever his relationship as all the money he makes goes to his charitable organization. 
  • Bun B Says Houston Rap Relies Too Heavily On DJ Screw's Legacy
    Bun B Says Houston Rap Relies Too Heavily On DJ Screw's Legacy
    Nov 15, 2013 at 02:17pm
    Although reluctant at first, Bun B has readily accepted the title of "OG". The Houston rap legend explained his embrace of the term in a recent interview with Power 105's Breakfast Club, in which he discussed his early struggles as a Southern rap artist, his break on Jay Z's "Big Pimpin'," as well as the tropes of current Houston music. "We had to fight the hard fight." Bun said of UGK's attempts to break through in a New York dominated industry. "It wasn't as hard as the Geto boys and the people who came before us."
  • ScHoolboy Q Calls Nas His Favorite Rapper, Jay Z "The Best To Ever Rap"
    ScHoolboy Q Calls Nas His Favorite Rapper, Jay Z "The Best To Ever Rap"
    Nov 8, 2013 at 04:45pm
    ScHoolboy Q may be from the west coast, but like many rappers these days, his influences are varied. The TDE rapper spoke with BRealTV about the assumption that he only pulls from artists from his region, and his position on the greatest rapper of all time.
  • Jay Z Sued For Copyright Infringement Over "Run This Town" Sample
    Jay Z Sued For Copyright Infringement Over "Run This Town" Sample
    Nov 7, 2013 at 02:41pm
    Looks like the Barney's controversy isn't the only issue Jay Z is dealing with. 4 years after the fact, Hov has been hit with a lawsuit over his hit single, "Run This Town" from The Blueprint 3. 
  • Rick Ross Calls "Mastermind" A "Masterpiece," Details Jay Z Collaborations
    Rick Ross Calls "Mastermind" A "Masterpiece," Details Jay Z Collaborations
    Nov 4, 2013 at 01:54pm
    Rick Ross is getting ready to release his new album, Mastermind, on December 17th, and he's certainly confident in the project. The MMG leader had some big statements about the upcoming project, as well as his single with Jay Z, which is set to drop any day now, in his interview with The Breakfast Club.
  • 2 Chainz Says He Was Misquoted Regarding Jay Z Feature & Sex Tape Plans
    2 Chainz Says He Was Misquoted Regarding Jay Z Feature & Sex Tape Plans
    Nov 1, 2013 at 02:43pm
    2 Chainz is known to say some pretty colorful things in interviews. Whether talking about his $100,000 feature package, or his attempt to rob a Wendy's in his teens, we've come to expect outrageous claims from the rapper.
  • Jay Z Announces First Cologne, "Gold"
    Jay Z Announces First Cologne, "Gold"
    Nov 1, 2013 at 12:36pm
    Here's a first for Jay Z. The rapper is looking to get into the fragrance business, and will be launching his very first cologne later in the month, on November 20th.
  • Hit-Boy Says That Drake Is "The Pickiest Artist" When Choosing Beats
    Hit-Boy Says That Drake Is "The Pickiest Artist" When Choosing Beats
    Oct 31, 2013 at 11:12am
    Ever since the crazy success of Jay Z and Kanye West's "Niggas In Paris," producer Hit-Boy has been a hot commodity when it comes to beats, leading to collaborations with just about every big player in the rap game.
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