Jay Z Will Be On DJ Khaled's New Single
Jay Z Will Be On DJ Khaled's New Single Apr 28, 2014 at 02:15pm
DJ Khaled has been known to put on a show. Last year, to generate hype for his single, "I Wanna Be With You", he staged a proposal to Nicki Minaj, who happened to be featured on the track.  This year, Khaled is gearing up for another release, and he's gone to MTV studios once again to deliver an unforgettable performance.
Engineer Attempts To Extort Jay Z For 100k Over Master Recordings [Update: Engineer Responds To Accusations]
Engineer Attempts To Extort Jay Z For 100k Over Master Recordings [Update: Engineer Responds To Accusations] Apr 22, 2014 at 11:33am
Jay Z was under the impression that he'd lost some very important masters from 1998-2002-- until he was recently approached by a sound engineer to buy them back. The recordings-- which are valued between $15-20 million --had been missing since 2002, but it turns out a man named Chauncey Mahan had possession of many of them at his storage facility in Northridge, Ca. 
Pharrell Brought Out Jay Z, T.I., Pusha T and Usher At Coachella Last Night
Pharrell Brought Out Jay Z, T.I., Pusha T and Usher At Coachella Last Night Apr 20, 2014 at 02:12pm
Part of the downside of attending Coachella's second weekend is that you already know what to expect from most of the performances if you were paying attention the prior weekend. Well, Pharrell did his part in ensuring surprises for atendees of both weekends, opting for an entirely new guest list for his set last night. 
10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits Apr 15, 2014 at 04:50pm
There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot. "Ghostwriting" by its proper definition refers to contributions from rappers who have not been credited-- which is a pretty grey area. Rather than look into rumors surrounding that type of writing (with one exception), we've looked into what's available in print, but may have gone relatively unnoticed-- official songwriting credits.
9 Vintage Hip-Hop Inspired Ads
9 Vintage Hip-Hop Inspired Ads Apr 13, 2014 at 03:32pm
There is sometimes a fine line between hip hop and advertising, with rappers constantly namechecking their favorite brands, or even promoting their own. A french art director by the name of David Redon may have seen this connection when he began work on a project called "Ads Libitum", which reimagines rap songs as vintage ads.
Photos: Jay Z, Beyonce & Blue Ivy Vacation In Dominican Republic
Photos: Jay Z, Beyonce & Blue Ivy Vacation In Dominican Republic Apr 9, 2014 at 05:40pm
Beyonce tends to share personal photos from her adventures, whether that be day-to-day life or travels around the world, on her Tumblr page. This was the case for their vacation to Cuba, which caused quite the stir last year, as well as, more recently,
Jay Z Seen Rocking Five Percent Nation Medallion At Barclays Center
Jay Z Seen Rocking Five Percent Nation Medallion At Barclays Center Apr 7, 2014 at 03:24pm
Last week at the Barclays center, Jay-Z was seen rocking large gold pendant that serves as a symbolic representation of the Five Percent Nation affiliation. What is Five Percent Nation and what do they believe? The author of two books on the group, Michael Muhammad Knight explains, “The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally. Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.”
5 Hip-Hop Power Struggles
5 Hip-Hop Power Struggles Apr 3, 2014 at 02:15pm
Ego, popularity, jealousy and worldwide success are some of the key factors that have led many hip-hop moguls to end business relationships, and ultimately friendships, in order to maintain power over their own careers and/or the promising careers of their counterparts. 
Jay Z Was Taken Aback When T.I. Told Him Doe B Was The "Southern Biggie"
Jay Z Was Taken Aback When T.I. Told Him Doe B Was The "Southern Biggie" Mar 31, 2014 at 04:47pm
Doe B was killed in an Alabama club shooting last December, and as tragic as the incident was in itself, the wasted potential only made it worse. T.I., who recruited Doe for his Hustle Gang team, and has sung his praises ever since, continues to keep the Alabama rapper's legacy alive. In a new clip, Tip recalls comparing Doe B to Biggie in a conversation he had with Jay Z, prior to the rapper's death.
Top Tracks Of The Week (March 17-23)
Top Tracks Of The Week (March 17-23) Mar 25, 2014 at 11:45pm
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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
Pharrell Says Songs Like "Grindin'" & "I Just Wanna Love U" Were Just A Phase For Him
Pharrell Says Songs Like "Grindin'" & "I Just Wanna Love U" Were Just A Phase For Him Mar 25, 2014 at 12:33pm
Pharrell has had a long and successful career, but his popularity unexpectedly peaked in the last year. As prolific as he's been behind the scenes of many hits, he really came to the forefront with hits like "Blurred Lines", "Get Lucky" and the single from his new album, "Happy". The super-producer has taken some time to reflect on his early career. Surprisingly enough, Pharrell feels a certain disconnect with much of his pre-G I  R L material, indicating that he "didn't know what happiness was" at the time. He also weighed in on his snub at the Oscars.
Chris Rock Gave Jay Z The Idea For The "99 Problems" Hook
Chris Rock Gave Jay Z The Idea For The "99 Problems" Hook Mar 24, 2014 at 08:16pm
It's no secret that the hook to Jay Z's "99 Problems" was lifted from an Ice-T song, but a lesser known fact is that it was actually Chris Rock who suggested the concept to Jay. Rick Rubin, who supplied the powerfully minimal beat for the track revealed the strange story in