Jay Z News

  • Jay Z & Beyonce To Reportedly Go On Summer Tour Together [Update: It's Official, "On The Run" Tour Dates]
    Jay Z & Beyonce To Reportedly Go On Summer Tour Together [Update: It's Official, "On The Run" Tour Dates]
    Apr 28, 2014 at 09:55am
     Aside from this past weekend’s Coachella festivities, it appears that Jay Z and wife, Beyonce, will be spending a lot more time together this summer. According to Page Six, Hov and Bey are planning a 20-city stadium tour in the US this summer.
  • Engineer Attempts To Extort Jay Z For 100k Over Master Recordings [Update: Engineer Responds To Accusations]
    Engineer Attempts To Extort Jay Z For 100k Over Master Recordings [Update: Engineer Responds To Accusations]
    Apr 22, 2014 at 11:33am
    Jay Z was under the impression that he'd lost some very important masters from 1998-2002-- until he was recently approached by a sound engineer to buy them back. The recordings-- which are valued between $15-20 million --had been missing since 2002, but it turns out a man named Chauncey Mahan had possession of many of them at his storage facility in Northridge, Ca. 
  • Pharrell Brought Out Jay Z, T.I., Pusha T and Usher At Coachella Last Night
    Pharrell Brought Out Jay Z, T.I., Pusha T and Usher At Coachella Last Night
    Apr 20, 2014 at 02:12pm
    Part of the downside of attending Coachella's second weekend is that you already know what to expect from most of the performances if you were paying attention the prior weekend. Well, Pharrell did his part in ensuring surprises for atendees of both weekends, opting for an entirely new guest list for his set last night. 
  • Drake Says "Jay Z Is Somewhere Eating A Fondue Plate" In TSN Interview
    Drake Says "Jay Z Is Somewhere Eating A Fondue Plate" In TSN Interview
    Apr 19, 2014 at 03:09pm
    Drake and Jay Z have been throwing subtle shade at one another over the last couple of months, beginning with Drake's remark that Hov has been discussing art a little too much in his raps, to Jay's response referring to the OVO rapper as "Mrs. Drizzy".
  • Beyoncé And Jay Z Are In The Midst Of Shooting A New Music Video
    Beyoncé And Jay Z Are In The Midst Of Shooting A New Music Video
    Apr 18, 2014 at 11:14am
    It's been a slow news morning so far, folks, so here's a light one for you.
  • Jay Z To Bring "Made In America" Festival To Los Angeles This Year [Update: Details Announced]
    Jay Z To Bring "Made In America" Festival To Los Angeles This Year [Update: Details Announced]
    Apr 16, 2014 at 03:00pm
    Last night we received word that Jay Z and Beyonce may be planning a huge joint tour this summer, but of course, Jay has more than just that on his plate.
  • 10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
    10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
    Apr 15, 2014 at 04:50pm
    There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot. "Ghostwriting" by its proper definition refers to contributions from rappers who have not been credited-- which is a pretty grey area. Rather than look into rumors surrounding that type of writing (with one exception), we've looked into what's available in print, but may have gone relatively unnoticed-- official songwriting credits.
  • Photos: Jay Z, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Diddy, OutKast & More At Coachella 2014
    Photos: Jay Z, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Diddy, OutKast & More At Coachella 2014
    Apr 13, 2014 at 08:00pm
    Coachella 2014 is almost coming to a close this year, after a jam packed three days of all different kinds of music.
  • 9 Vintage Hip-Hop Inspired Ads
    9 Vintage Hip-Hop Inspired Ads
    Apr 13, 2014 at 03:32pm
    There is sometimes a fine line between hip hop and advertising, with rappers constantly namechecking their favorite brands, or even promoting their own. A french art director by the name of David Redon may have seen this connection when he began work on a project called "Ads Libitum", which reimagines rap songs as vintage ads.
  • Photos: Jay Z, Beyonce & Blue Ivy Vacation In Dominican Republic
    Photos: Jay Z, Beyonce & Blue Ivy Vacation In Dominican Republic
    Apr 9, 2014 at 05:40pm
    Beyonce tends to share personal photos from her adventures, whether that be day-to-day life or travels around the world, on her Tumblr page. This was the case for their vacation to Cuba, which caused quite the stir last year, as well as, more recently,
  • Jay Z Seen Rocking Five Percent Nation Medallion At Barclays Center
    Jay Z Seen Rocking Five Percent Nation Medallion At Barclays Center
    Apr 7, 2014 at 03:24pm
    Last week at the Barclays center, Jay-Z was seen rocking large gold pendant that serves as a symbolic representation of the Five Percent Nation affiliation. What is Five Percent Nation and what do they believe? The author of two books on the group, Michael Muhammad Knight explains, “The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally. Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.”
  • 5 Hip-Hop Power Struggles
    5 Hip-Hop Power Struggles
    Apr 3, 2014 at 02:15pm
    Ego, popularity, jealousy and worldwide success are some of the key factors that have led many hip-hop moguls to end business relationships, and ultimately friendships, in order to maintain power over their own careers and/or the promising careers of their counterparts. 
  • Random Ish: The Only Person Jay Z Follows On Twitter Is Joe Budden
    Random Ish: The Only Person Jay Z Follows On Twitter Is Joe Budden
    Apr 3, 2014 at 11:18am
    This serves as your random but extremely necessary news of the day: Jay Z follows only one person on Twitter, and it's Slaughterhouse MC Joe Budden. What does this mean???
  • Jay Z Was Taken Aback When T.I. Told Him Doe B Was The "Southern Biggie"
    Jay Z Was Taken Aback When T.I. Told Him Doe B Was The "Southern Biggie"
    Mar 31, 2014 at 04:47pm
    Doe B was killed in an Alabama club shooting last December, and as tragic as the incident was in itself, the wasted potential only made it worse. T.I., who recruited Doe for his Hustle Gang team, and has sung his praises ever since, continues to keep the Alabama rapper's legacy alive. In a new clip, Tip recalls comparing Doe B to Biggie in a conversation he had with Jay Z, prior to the rapper's death.
  • Papoose Thinks He's Better Than Jay Z, "Definitely" The King Of New York
    Papoose Thinks He's Better Than Jay Z, "Definitely" The King Of New York
    Mar 29, 2014 at 12:38pm
    Papoose has established a renewed presence in the rap game since his awkward Summer Jam performance last year. He's been consistently releasing new music, dissing rappers, and proclaiming his greatness over the last 9 months, and has thus been making headlines. 
  • 50 Cent Says Jay Z & Drake Beef Is "Just Getting Started"
    50 Cent Says Jay Z & Drake Beef Is "Just Getting Started"
    Mar 27, 2014 at 08:52pm
     This past Sunday, Jay Z had some choice words for Toronto’s own Drizzy Drake during his verse on the “We Made It” freestyle.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week (March 17-23)
    Top Tracks Of The Week (March 17-23)
    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:45pm
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
  • Pharrell Says Songs Like "Grindin'" & "I Just Wanna Love U" Were Just A Phase For Him
    Pharrell Says Songs Like "Grindin'" & "I Just Wanna Love U" Were Just A Phase For Him
    Mar 25, 2014 at 12:33pm
    Pharrell has had a long and successful career, but his popularity unexpectedly peaked in the last year. As prolific as he's been behind the scenes of many hits, he really came to the forefront with hits like "Blurred Lines", "Get Lucky" and the single from his new album, "Happy". The super-producer has taken some time to reflect on his early career. Surprisingly enough, Pharrell feels a certain disconnect with much of his pre-G I  R L material, indicating that he "didn't know what happiness was" at the time. He also weighed in on his snub at the Oscars.
  • Chris Rock Gave Jay Z The Idea For The "99 Problems" Hook
    Chris Rock Gave Jay Z The Idea For The "99 Problems" Hook
    Mar 24, 2014 at 08:16pm
    It's no secret that the hook to Jay Z's "99 Problems" was lifted from an Ice-T song, but a lesser known fact is that it was actually Chris Rock who suggested the concept to Jay. Rick Rubin, who supplied the powerfully minimal beat for the track revealed the strange story in
  • Future Explains His Role In Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love"
    Future Explains His Role In Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love"
    Mar 24, 2014 at 05:18pm
    Future debuted a new song at SXSW that bore a striking resemblance to Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love". Due to his brief (somewhat confusing) introduction to the track, as well as the melodic similarities within it, rumors began to circulate that Future had a role in writing the song. In a new interview with Wendy Williams, Fewtch (sort of) cleared things up regarding his contributions to the song, and also spoke about his upcoming wedding to Ciara. 
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