Jay Z & Beyonce Reportedly Earning A Combined $84 Million From "On The Run" Tour
Jay Z & Beyonce Reportedly Earning A Combined $84 Million From "On The Run" Tour Jul 30, 2014 at 09:11am
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. Although we cannot say if it is true for certain, if it is, that amount is nothing compared to how much the couple are raking in with their summer "On The Run" tour.
Top 10: Rap Interludes
Top 10: Rap Interludes Jul 28, 2014 at 10:46am
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. Hip Hop albums have had interludes for a long time, but they're transformed slightly during this current generation of the genre. The skit has almost entirely gone the way of the dinosaur, with very few albums featuring them. However, the musical interlude has flourished, even producing songs that are considered classics.
Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway Jul 26, 2014 at 12:42pm
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.
Memphis Bleek Confirms Jay Z Ghostwrote Lyrics For Him
Memphis Bleek Confirms Jay Z Ghostwrote Lyrics For Him Jul 24, 2014 at 04:03am
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. While Bleek would eventually grow into a solo success, scoring a few hit singles of his own in the early 2000s, the rapper now confirms that his vocals on Jay's debut were entirely ghostwritten by his eventual label head.
Louis Farrakhan "Proud" Of Jay Z & Jay Electronica For Representing Five Percent Nation
Louis Farrakhan "Proud" Of Jay Z & Jay Electronica For Representing Five Percent Nation Jul 23, 2014 at 05:13am
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. Claiming he's "proud" of every person who stood alongside Electronica, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI) uses the text to preach the organization's teachings and defend the profanity in the rapper's music. Read select text below:
The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson Jul 21, 2014 at 03:37pm
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.
Jay Z & Beyonce Rumored To Separate After Tour
Jay Z & Beyonce Rumored To Separate After Tour Jul 20, 2014 at 04:26pm
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. According to an anonymous source, "this is a huge concert tour and they’ve already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front." 
Jay Z Calls Angie Martinez During Her First Show On Power 105.1
Jay Z Calls Angie Martinez During Her First Show On Power 105.1 Jul 18, 2014 at 11:21am
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. The famed radio personality had her first show on Power 105.1 yesterday afternoon, and she started out with a bang, getting Jay Z to call in to speak to her for a few minutes.
Jay Z & Beyonce's "On The Run" Tour Coming To HBO
Jay Z & Beyonce's "On The Run" Tour Coming To HBO Jul 10, 2014 at 09:43pm
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." The TV concert will feature a taping of shows on Sept 12th and 13th at the Stade de France in Paris (their only international dates). The special will feature music's power couple performing over 40 songs from their solo catalogues, along with a handful of collaborations including their latest hit "Drunk In Love."
Samples Of The Week: July 10
Samples Of The Week: July 10 Jul 10, 2014 at 09:58am
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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Jay Z & The Roots To Perform At Global Citizen Festival
Jay Z & The Roots To Perform At Global Citizen Festival Jul 9, 2014 at 01:51pm
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. The Global Citizen Festival is in support of the Global Poverty Project, a charity aimed to rid the world of extreme poverty by 2030. This year's festival goes down in New York's Central Park on September 27th.
Keepin’ It Real: Rhyming Straight To The Mic
Keepin’ It Real: Rhyming Straight To The Mic Jul 8, 2014 at 03:59pm
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. Truly talented rappers have the ability to connect with people through their words, which may or may not be written down prior to the stage of recording. Some argue that the work of rappers who do not scribble down words beforehand is better than those that do.
Solange Briefly Addresses Jay Z Elevator Attack
Solange Briefly Addresses Jay Z Elevator Attack Jul 7, 2014 at 12:49pm
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,
Dame Dash Says Lyor Cohen "Ruined Roc-A-Fella"
Dame Dash Says Lyor Cohen "Ruined Roc-A-Fella" Jun 30, 2014 at 04:59pm
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.
11 Hip-Hop/R&B Stars Made Forbes' List Of The 100 "Most Powerful Celebrities"
11 Hip-Hop/R&B Stars Made Forbes' List Of The 100 "Most Powerful Celebrities" Jun 30, 2014 at 02:46pm
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. For starters, Beyoncé was, unsurprisingly, number one, followed by Dr. Dre at three, Jay Z at six and Rihanna at eight. The other seven were Bruno Mars (13), Kanye West (20), Justin Timberlake (26), Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs (31), Justin Bieber (33), Jennifer Lopez (33, tie) and Pharrell Williams (38).