Jay Z News

 
  • Cover of Jay Z Talks Blue Ivy's Influence On His Music & Kanye West
     Jay Z's interview with BBC1 Radio's Zane Lowe was released in its final part yesterday, where Hov discussed fatherhood, his future, his wifey Beyonce, and his relationship with Kanye West.
  • Cover of Jay Pharoah's Funny Jay Z Impression At ESPYS
    Saturday Night Live performer and impressionist, Jay Pharaoh, was at last night’s ESPY awards and did a hilarious Jay-...sorry, Jay Z (no hyphen) impression as Jay the Sports Agent.  He had some great lines poking fun at Jigga running Roc Nation Sports, and how he has split his time between what seems to be innumera
  • Cover of Jay Z Officially Drops Hyphen From Name
    Jay Z keeps the #NewRules coming, with the latest involving the spelling of his name. Hov is reportedly 'officially' no longer using a hyphen in his name, thus going from Jay-Z to Jay Z.
  • Cover of Timbaland Pens Apology To Jay-Z On New Song "Sorry"
    Throughout the many interviews we've seen from both Timbaland and Jay-Z leading up to, and following the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, we've learned that they were not on good terms until shortly before the recording process.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Covers NME Magazine
    Jay-Z is doing quite the press run, we've already seen him interviewed on Hot97, The Breakfast Club, Twitter, and then most recently on BBC1. The rapper now shows up on the cover of the NME, who also spoke to artists about the iconic emcee, including REM singer Michael Stipe, whose lyrics were quoted on the record.
  • Cover of Privacy Group Requests FTC Investigation On Jay-Z's "Magna Carta" App
    Jay-Z's Samsung app may have got him the platinum plaque he was looking for, but it has also made a lot of users (and Killer Mike) uncomfortable with the data it collects.
  • Cover of Jay-Z's First Week Sales For "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Surpass Projections
    The numbers are in, and Jay-Z pulled through, as expected, with the #1 debut on the charts this week. Magna Carta Holy Grail actually moved more units than expected-- selling a whopping 528,208 copies opening week, according to HitsDailyDouble.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Speaks On "Holy Grail," Fame & The Polarizing Nature Of "Yeezus"
    In the first part of Jay-Z's interview with BBC Radio 1, he revealed that two of the tracks from Magna Carta Holy Grail actually date back to the Watch The Throne sessions, and that he and Kanye argued for four days over where they would end up.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: July 8-14
    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 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of Origins: The Samples From Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
    Coming up with the right supporting beats and melody in a hip-hop track can be extremely challenging. Not to mention the time and effort it takes to make an original beat.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Remembers Arguing With Kanye West Over "Holy Grail" & "Oceans" While Recording "WTT"
    We learned through Jay-Z's Twitter spree that the Frank Ocean-featured "Oceans" song was actually two years old.
  • Cover of Photos: Beyonce & Blue Ivy Vacation In Miami
    Despite the fact that Beyonce is currently in the midst of a world tour, she managed to find time to relax with her family at a Miami resort. Along with Blue Ivy, she was joined by her mother Tina, her sister Solange and her nephew Julez. 
  • Cover of Game Changers: Jay-Z Edition
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: July 5-11
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. 
  • Cover of Drake Dominates Social Networking In Hip-Hop, Kanye West & Lil Wayne Follow
    Although it always seems like everyone completely stops what they're doing whenever Kanye West or Jay-Z tweet, a new report shows that it's actually Drake who has the most weight on social networking sites.
  • Cover of Congressional Subcommittee Push "Jay-Z & Beyonce Bill" To Restrict Travel To Cuba
    Although that whole controversy over Beyonce and Jay-Z's trip to Cuba seems like it happened ages ago, it appears that people in politics still haven't let it go. Following the trip, many people spoke out against Bey and Jay, and even Obama, questioning why the power couple was allowed to visit Cuba on vacation.
  • Cover of Earl Sweatshirt Voices His Dislike For "Magna Carta Holy Grail" On Twitter
    Although the masses seem to have generally positive things to say about Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, one rapper in particular has voiced his dislike for the project.
  • Cover of Wale Talks Jay-Z, Nas & Kanye Comparisons With Himself, J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar, Speaks On Lil Snupe
    Wale was praised by Jay-Z yesterday during his Breakfast Club Interview, when Hov named Wale as a rapper who would still be around in ten years from now. Wale seems to be of a similar opinion as Jay, whose label Roc Nation manages Wale.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Says Obama Said "Give Me The Ball" At End Of 2nd Election
    Barack Obama's love for basketball is a subject that comes up fairly regularly as the President loves to play hoops, and doesn't even mind if he catches an errant elbow, or is off on a day and throws up some bricks in front of onlookers, he just likes to ball.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Is Doing A Performance Art Piece Of "Picasso Baby" Today In NYC
    Jay-Z's extended Twitter session the other day revealed a lot of #facts about the rapper, including that there are "6 pieces of art" off Magna Carta Holy Grail. It looks like one of those pieces is in motion today, as Hov is doing a performance art piece at the Pace Gallery in NYC at this very moment.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Talks "MCHG" App, Kanye West's Growth, Almost Signing Lil Wayne, Timbaland & More In Breakfast Club Interview
    Jay-Z blessed Power 105's The Breakfast Club with a morning visit, and the almost-hour-long interview touched on just about everything-- from life back in the day, to his current endeavors like sports management, and of course, Magna Carta Holy Grail.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Speaks On Fatherhood, Miley Cyrus, "Yeezus," Dame Dash & More
    And the Jay-Z content keeps coming. With Hov's album Magna Carta Holy Grail having officially dropped today, the Jay-Z-related posts on the web are at an all-time. It's not stopping just yet, as Hov sat down for an interview with Hot 97's Angie Martinez today, doing some conventional promo for the album.
  • Cover of The-Dream Says The Bulk Of "Magna Carta" Was Completed In 2 Weeks
    The-Dream showed up on the writing credits for Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, on both the Justin Timberlake-assisted "Holy Grail," as well as "Heaven", but his contributions have been less recognized as he has not been a visble part of the promotion for the album.
  • Cover of 30 Things We Learned From Jay-Z Twitter Q&A
    In light of the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay Z decided he would take some time to answer questions from his fans via Twitter. Peep the list of some answers he tweeted out to his fans and maybe you'll learn something new about our good friend Jay.
  • Cover of Review: Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
    Two years ago, Jay-Z and Kanye West joined forces and crowned themselves the kings of rap. After an extensive worldwide Watch The Throne tour, the two went back to their separate careers to work on solo projects.
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