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  • Cover of Roc-A-Fella Records Co-Founder Dame Dash Facing $2.8M Tax Lien
    As reported by the infallible TMZ, it seems the IRS has hit Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder Dame Dash with a $2.8 million tax lien. Also a co-founder of the Rocawear clothing line, Dash has been open about his financial troubles, having recently stated that he owes back taxes in both New York and New Jersey, and has l
  • Cover of Timbaland Discusses Reconciling With Jay-Z For "Magna Carta", Calls It His Best Album
    There were a lot of producers recruited for Jay-Z's latest event-album Magna Carta Holy Grail, but no one is as prominent on the album as Timbaland.
  • Cover of Producer Mike Dean Confirms Watch The Throne Sequel
    It's hard to believe it's been nearly two years since Jay-Z and Kanye West released Watch the Throne. Last year, Grammy Award winning Hip Hop producer Mike Dean, who was heavily involved in the recording of the album, revealed plans for a sequel, but we hadn't heard much else until today. 
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: June 28 - July 4
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of Jay-Z's recent "leaks"). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. 
  • Cover of Dame Dash Praises Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," But Calls It "Bittersweet"
    Dame Dash and Jay-Z were an unstoppabled duo for a time. Years have past, and much has changed, but Dame is still impressed by Jay's output, even if it is paired with feelings of regret.
  • Cover of Photos: Jay-Z's Album Release Party For "Magna Carta Holy Grail" In NYC
    Jay-Z's highly anticipated album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, was supposed to drop at midnight for Samsung users, although a fair share of technical glitches delayed the album's release through the app, which left many users extremely frustrated. 
  • Cover of Jay-Z Previews "Holy Grail" Lyrics Featuring Justin Timberlake [Update: Jay Previews "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt" Lyrics]
    Jay-Z continues to do things differently for the rollout leading up to his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. In anticipation of a Justin Timberlake collaboration titled "Holy Grail," which we'll be receiving in full tomorrow, Hov has decided to let go some of the track's lyrics.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Is Reportedly Planning A Surprise Concert In NYC [Update: Show Is Cancelled]
    Jay-Z, who is dropping a new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail with what he calls #newrules in just over a week, continues to think of innovative and different ways to get the attention of his fans.
  • Cover of Cover Art Revealed For Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" [Update: Official Cover Art Revealed]
    Dropping in a few days, the hype for Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail continues to grow, and after previously giving us the tracklist and features, Jigga drops off the cover art. 
  • Cover of Two More Songs Added To Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail?
    According to DDotOmen, it seems Jay-Z may be adding two new tracks to his imminent Magna Carta Holy Grail album. The official tracklist was originally 15 songs in length, but "a very reliable source" has revealed that two extra tracks will be added to the final version of the project.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: June 21-27
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of redacted lyric leaks from Jay-Z). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. 
  • Cover of Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Will Be Certified Platinum Upon Release
    Jay-Z has been talking about making "new rules" in the industry recently, and now it seems like the industry is following suit.
  • Cover of Kevin Durant Says Signing With Jay-Z Not Sign Of Him Leaving OKC
    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Durant told The Oklahoman that switching his representation to Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports is not a sign that he will leave the Thunder once he is eligible for free agency."He has nothing to do with if I'm going to leave OKC or none of that," Durant said.
  • Cover of Game Changers: Nas Edition
    Of the dozens of rappers debated as the G.O.A.T dead or alive, Nas's name probably comes up with the most frequency behind The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac (maybe ahead depending on the source).
  • Cover of Jay-Z Explains How "Jay-Z Blue" Is About The "Paranoia Of Not Being A Good Dad"
    Jay-Z has been pretty active in the promotion for his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail, for which he revealed the features for yesterday. The Roc leader has been posting both lyrics, and short videos explaining each of the songs on the new project, through his "game-changing" Samsung app.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Reveals "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Tracklist [Update: Features Listed]
    According to HipHopDX, the tracklist for Jay-Z's imminent Magna Carta Holy Grail album has been revealed via a viral Hip Hop scavenger hunt in Brooklyn, part of his #NEWRULES marketing campaign with Samsung.
  • Cover of Kevin Durant Officially Signs With Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports
    ESPN confirmed Monday that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant hired hip-hop mogul Jay-Z's firm Roc Nation to represent him.ESPN business reporter Dan Rovell tweeted: "It's Official: Jay-Z has signed Kevin Durant.
  • Cover of Courtney Love Allows Jay-Z To Use Lyrics From Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
    Jay-Z's upcoming new album was announced basically two weeks prior to its release, which doesn't give much time for promo leading up to it, at least in the usual way of things. Hov and Ye both seem set on doing things differently this time around.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Covers Billboard Magazine
     By now I'm sure you're aware of Jay-Z's upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail. With a release date only about two weeks away, Billboard Magazine decided to put Hov on the cover of their latest issue.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Announces New Album & Release Date [Update: Samsung Sales Of "Magna Carta" Not Counted By SoundScan]
    Jay-Z teased a big announcement via Samsung earlier this week, but we didn't know it would be this big. In a commercial which aired during Game 5 of tonight's NBA finals, the jigga man took us behind the scenes of his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Officially Becomes Licensed NBA Agent
    After being the unofficial face of the franchise, and a constant presence in the move from New Jersey to Brooklyn, Jay-Z has looked to sell his minority share of the Nets as his next venture is sports management with his Roc Nation Sports agency.  They have already signed some big names including All-NBA scoring phen
  • Cover of Jay-Z Says There's "New Rules" While Acknowledging Wale, J. Cole & Kanye West On Twitter
    This Sunday Jay-Z shook up the rap game when it was announced he'd been releasing a new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, in around two weeks, but first releasing it for Samsung Galaxy users for free on July 4th. The rap game is definitely changing, with Hov and Kanye West's minimal album promo a testament to it. 
  • Cover of Former Kanye West DJ A-Trak Disses Jay-Z & Samsung
    A-Trak has had a pretty respectable career in hip hop.
  • Cover of Hip Hop Father Figures
    In celebration of Father's Day, we've compiled a photo gallery of 25 emcees with their children. Some of them have been in the game for years and have built large families.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Teases Samsung Partnership, Big Announcement Coming During Game 5 Of NBA Finals
    Looks like there's one more reason to watch the game this weekend. Reports suggested that Jay-Z was well on his way to closing a $20 million dollar deal with Samsung last week, and a new image which popped up on Jay's Life + Times site seems to support these claims.
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