Jay Z News

  • 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.
  • Cover of Jay-Z's Rocawear Sued For Unpaid $450,000 Bill
    As reported by the New York Post, it seems wholesale company iSource NYC is suing Jay-Z's Rocawear clothing line for an unpaid bill of $450,000 - half of a million dollar order of branded goods delivered to NYC from Pakistan last April through June.
  • Cover of Photos: Kanye West Celebrates His 36th Birthday w/ Beyoncé, Jay-Z & Nas
    As reported by MissInfo, Kanye West took a minute to celebrate his birthday with friends before a performance at the Governors Ball in New York City last night.
  • Cover of Photo: Jay-Z, Nas, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland In The Studio
     Coming at ya with another photo this evening, it looks like Jay-Z, Nas, Justin Timberlake, and Timbaland are cooking up some new material for us.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Lullabies Album To Be Released For Babies
    Jay-Z recently became a father, and it looks like he'll soon be able to play his music for his daughter without subjecting her to the more mature aspects of his music. A project titled "Rockabye Baby!’s Lullaby Renditions of Jay-Z" will highlight many of the rapper's hits, transforming "Empire State of
  • Cover of Jay-Z Close To Signing $20M Deal With Samsung
    The Roc Nation brand supremacy continues to grow as Jay-Z is said to be close to closing a deal with Samsung that would net him nearly $20 million. 
  • Cover of NFL Players Association To Investigate Jay-Z's Signing of Geno Smith
    Last week, Jay-Z signed New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith to Roc Nation Sports. Before that, he'd signed New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz and popular women's basketball player Skylar Diggins.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Signs New York Jets Quarterback Geno Smith To Roc Nation Sports
    Jay-Z is making some major moves in the sports world. Jigga most recently signed popular women's basketball player Skylar Diggins, and he continues to seek out new additions ho his roster.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Says Beyonce Pregnancy Rumors Are False
    Last week the Beyonce baby rumors went into overdrive, when E! Online reported from "multiple sources" that Bey was indeed expecting a second child. Queen Bey added fuel to the fire when she posted a photo neither confirming nor denying the reports, and then quickly deleted it after.
  • Cover of Drake And Jay-Z Were Recently In The Studio Together
    Drake has taken his time since releasing the wildly successful Take Care album, and has been whetting fans appetites by providing three leaks off the album, and now it appears he may grab a feature from Jay-Z on the project. 
  • Cover of Rumor: Sources Say Beyonce Is Expecting Second Child With Jay-Z [Update: Beyonce Criticizes Rumors, Doesn't Deny Them]
    More baby news-slash-rumors come in today. After first hearing that Kim Kardashian plans to take her child on tour with Kanye West, there's now reports that 'Ye's fellow Watch The Throne rapper is expecting another child with Beyonce.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Explains How He "Had To Live Up To" His Jay-Z Feature
    Many saw Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" remix as quite an event, but none as much as the rapper himself. Jay-Z lending a verse to Kendrick not only left the rapper with a sense of accomplishement, but also a pressure to bring his A-game to the track.
  • Cover of Jay-Z And Raekwon Pictured In Studio Together
    More evidence comes in today that Jay-Z is busy in the studio working on new material.  We've seen him with Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, and Timbaland, as well as with Timbaland and Mike WiLL Made It, but this time a photo has surfaced of Hov and the Chef in the studio last night.
  • Cover of Yo Momma: Rappers & Their Moms
    Even the grittiest of gangster rappers have their mothers to thank for much of their success, and they don't always get the credit or respect they deserve. As such, and in celebration of Mother's Day, we've compiled a gallery of 25 photos of emcees with their moms, from Tupac Shakur to Kanye West. 
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