Jay Z News

  • Jay Z's Brand Is Lacking Authenticity According To New Survey
    Jay Z's Brand Is Lacking Authenticity According To New Survey
    Dec 27, 2013 at 01:05pm
    Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail roll-out with Samsung received mixed reviews when it occurred this past July. It turns out, it really wasn't too popular with the masses, as a new survey indicates. While the deal with Samsung netted the rapper a cool $5 million in sales, not to mention a guaranteed platinum album, it seems that the whole partnership didn't actually benefit Hov's image in the public's eye. 
  • Target Won't Be Selling Beyonce's New Self-Titled Album [Update: Neither Will Amazon]
    Target Won't Be Selling Beyonce's New Self-Titled Album [Update: Neither Will Amazon]
    Dec 21, 2013 at 08:37pm
    Despite how popping Beyonce's new visual album has proven to be (it moved 828,00 digital copies in three days), discount department store Target is refusing to offer it for sale.
  • Rick Ross Reveals Artwork For Jay Z-Featured Single "The Devil Is A Lie" [Update: Track Drops Today, New Art Revealed]
    Rick Ross Reveals Artwork For Jay Z-Featured Single "The Devil Is A Lie" [Update: Track Drops Today, New Art Revealed]
    Dec 19, 2013 at 11:18am
     After announcing the delay of his new album Mastermind few weeks ago, Rick Ross decided to tease fans Tuesday night by revealing the artwork for his highly anticipated first single “The Devil Is A Lie” featuring Jay Z. Taking to Instagram/Twitter, Rozay retweeted the single’s artwork along with the caption: “Biggest record you'll ever hear in your life. Stay tuned.” Lets just hope that by “stay tuned”, Rozay means any day now. Artwork done by DJ Sean Mac. Check out the artwork in the gallery above. Thoughts on it?
  • Jay Z Launches "Comador" Cigar Line
    Jay Z Launches "Comador" Cigar Line
    Dec 18, 2013 at 04:08pm
    Jay Z is a business, man. The rapper turnt mogul seems to be able to accomplish any venture he sets out on, recently pairing with Barneys, and taking a crack at the sports agent game. Jay's latest endeavor is cigars-- partnering with Cohiba Red Dot to launch a new line called Comador.
  • Jay Z Ranks His 12 Solo Albums
    Jay Z Ranks His 12 Solo Albums
    Dec 4, 2013 at 05:10pm
    As you're probably aware by now, Jay Z celebrated his 44th birthday today. We did a list of our own for Hov, looking at some of his top album tracks but the rapper decided to post a list of his own on his Life + Times blog, and it's definitely of interest.
  • 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.
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