Jay Z News

 
  • Cover of Jay Z Feels He's "Helping The Culture" By Being An Agent
    Jay Z (no hyphen) has been doing various interviews after dropping his Magna Carta...Holy Grail LP, and the subject of his Roc Nation Sports Agency keeps coming up.   After relinquishing his minority ownership of the Brooklyn Nets to become a sports agent who can represent NBA players, the Roc Nation guru says in an
  • Cover of Jay Z Rumored Collaboration With Barneys This Holiday Season?
    Jay Z is a business. With one of the largest net-worth in  the rap game, Hov has touched everything, from restaurants to sports management. Now, the mogul is turning his attention to a possible collaboration with Barney's New York, a high end department store.
  • Cover of Jay Z Talks Competition With J. Cole & Drake, Verdict In Trayvon Martin Case
    Jay Z has appeared in one more in-depth interview, following his press run for Magna Carta Holy Grail. This one's with Elliott Wilson, for Jay's own blog, Life + Times. The two-part, hour-long interview was released in full today.
  • Cover of Ace Hood's "Trials & Tribulations" First Week Sales Numbers Revealed
    Ace Hood may have scored a gigantic lead single with "Bugatti," but it seems like going up against heavyweights like Jay Z and J. Cole may have hindered his sales potential.
  • Cover of Timbaland Announces New Nas Record "Sinatra In The Sand" ft. Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
    In a brief preview clip of Timbaland's upcoming interview with REVOLT TV, the super-producer revealed a new Nas record that came about during the Magna Carta Holy Grail recording sessions. 
  • Cover of U-God Talks About Jay Z's "MCHG," Thinks Kanye West "Is Getting Too Far Away" With "Yeezus"
    Before the religious themes in rap music became popular, there was Wu-Tang Clan affiliate U-God. The Staten Island native recently spoke on his rap counterparts, like Kanye West and Jay Z, who have also declared themselves God emcees.
  • Cover of Earl Sweatshirt Explains His Criticism Of Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" 
    After a performance at NYC's Ludlow Garage last night, Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt caught up with Miss Info for a conversation included in Vitamin Water’s new "#Uncapped" series with The FADER. During the discussion, Earl addressed the backlash he received for criticizing Jay Z's new Magna Carta Holy Grail album
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: July 21
    Jay Z stays breaking records, literally. The rap superstar is not only seeing plenty of success with his single off Magna Carta Holy Grail, but he is also making Billboard history with the album.
  • Cover of Beyonce & Jay Z Attend "Justice For Trayvon" Rally In New York
    Although the verdict is in for George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, people are still seeking justice for the act of senseless violence. Thousands of people came together today to rally for justice for the 17-year-old boy, including Beyonce and Jay Z, who attended the New York rally.
  • 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.
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