Jay Z News

  • First Week Sales Revealed For Tech N9ne's "Something Else"
    First Week Sales Revealed For Tech N9ne's "Something Else"
    Aug 7, 2013 at 03:30pm
    Tech N9ne has had a long career, which took him through many major label deals, but since going independent the rapper's popularity had been steadily growing.
  • Charts Don't Lie: August 4th
    Charts Don't Lie: August 4th
    Aug 4, 2013 at 02:59pm
    Last week we contemplated the low sales for Ace Hood's Trials & Tribulations album. This week, we see a severe drop for Ace's album, at the same time we get a new entry with similarly low sales, Rich Gang.
  • Jay Z Talks Politics & Harry Belafonte With Bill Maher, Premieres "Picasso Baby"
    Jay Z Talks Politics & Harry Belafonte With Bill Maher, Premieres "Picasso Baby"
    Aug 3, 2013 at 11:09am
    Jay Z appeared on HBO yesterday to chop it up with Bill Maher, as well as premiere the new "art piece" accompaniment for "Picasso Baby". Jay spoke with Maher about his political view, his issues with Harry Belafonte, and of course, Obama. He then debuted the visuals for "Picasso Baby," in which he detailed the relationship between rap and art. Read a few of the best quotes from the video and interview below.
  • Jay Z Speaks On Losing The Hyphen & How He Used To "Really Suck" Live
    Jay Z Speaks On Losing The Hyphen & How He Used To "Really Suck" Live
    Aug 2, 2013 at 02:45pm
    Jay Z has made quite the promotional run in the last few months, and doesn
  • Flavor Flav Says Drake, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar Make "Great Rap Records But It's Not Hip Hop"
    Flavor Flav Says Drake, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar Make "Great Rap Records But It's Not Hip Hop"
    Aug 2, 2013 at 10:25am
    Flavor Flav may not be at the top of his game when it comes to hip-hop, but he's still keeping up with the current cats in the rap game, and in a new interview, provided his honest opinion on the status of hip-hop. Flavor Flav says that hip-hop is missing a certain element, and while there are a lot of "great rap records" out there, hip-hop ones are far and few between.
  • Kevin Durant Was Booed At Dodgers Game With Jay Z
    Kevin Durant Was Booed At Dodgers Game With Jay Z
    Jul 31, 2013 at 11:51am
    Jay Z is trying to sign all the young talented professional athletes he can to his Roc Nation Sports agency.  One of his first major signings was inking a deal with the Thunder’s Kevin Durant, and Jigga brought his client out to a Dodgers game while they were in Los Angeles. Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook was at the game, along with L.A. Clipper Chris Paul, and L.A. native and former Durant teammate, James Harden. 
  • 2 Chainz Talks On Why Jay Z Collaboration Hasn't Happened Yet
    2 Chainz Talks On Why Jay Z Collaboration Hasn't Happened Yet
    Jul 30, 2013 at 05:34pm
    2 Chainz has done collaborations with just about everybody in the rap game. However, one rapper who hasn't come calling for a Tity Boi feature is Jay Z. 2 Chainz is promising something big and unique with his upcoming album, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, recently revealing fans will get a cookbook with the deluxe edition. In a new interview with the rapper though it sounds like the time for a Hov feature has not arrived just yet.
  • DJ Khaled Recalls Stories From Working With Rick Ross, Kanye West & Jay Z
    DJ Khaled Recalls Stories From Working With Rick Ross, Kanye West & Jay Z
    Jul 30, 2013 at 05:11pm
    DJ Khaled has made quite a name for himself in the hip hop industry, despite his role in many of his hits being somewhat unclear. He's worked with the biggest names in the industry, and as a result has quite a few stories under his belt. In a recent interview with Life + Times, the record engineer shared some of his most interesting memories with the likes of Rick Ross, Kanye West and Jay Z.  
  • Tech N9ne Talks Visiting Lil Wayne In Jail, Losing A Jay Z Feature, & Devil Worship
    Tech N9ne Talks Visiting Lil Wayne In Jail, Losing A Jay Z Feature, & Devil Worship
    Jul 29, 2013 at 03:18pm
    Tech N9ne is getting ready to drop his new album Something Else, tomorrow, so the eccentric rapper stopped by Power 105's The Breakfast Club to talk about the project as well as working with Lil Wayne, almost getting a Jay Z feature, and the rumor that he is a devil worshiper.
  • Harry Belafonte Requests Sit-Down With Jay Z & Beyoncé To Resolve Issues
    Harry Belafonte Requests Sit-Down With Jay Z & Beyoncé To Resolve Issues
    Jul 28, 2013 at 06:58pm
    Social activist Harry Belafonte criticized Jay Z and Beyonce last year, arguing that for a couple with so much influence, they have decidedly "turned their back on social responsibility." Jay later addressed the criticism on record, responding to Belafonte on Magna Carta Holy Grail's "Nickels & Dimes". "I'm just trying to find common ground / 'fore Mr. Belafonte come and chop a nigga down / Mr. Day O, major fail / Respect these youngins boy, it's my time now / Hublot homie, two door homie / You don't know all the shit I do for the homies."
  • Charts Don’t Lie: July 28
    Charts Don’t Lie: July 28
    Jul 28, 2013 at 01:39pm
    Our new entry on Charts Don't Lie this week belongs to Ace Hooooood. The rapper constantly on his grind delivered Trials & Tribulations after months of promotion, a huge hit single, "Bugatti," a listening event, among other things. And while it worked in his favor somewhat (it's his best sales to date), it's still not very much of an improvement from his last album, Blood, Sweat & Tears. Trials & Tribulations is Ace's best debut week thus far, but that's with only 34,000 units sold-- not even 10k more than his 2011 album.
  • Jay Z To Premiere "Picasso Baby" Performance Art Film On HBO
    Jay Z To Premiere "Picasso Baby" Performance Art Film On HBO
    Jul 26, 2013 at 11:53pm
     Looks like #NewRules are still in full effect as Jay Z is set to premiere his new art film on HBO next Friday night.
  • NBA2K14 Soundtrack Features Jay Z, Eminem, Drake & More
    NBA2K14 Soundtrack Features Jay Z, Eminem, Drake & More
    Jul 26, 2013 at 03:34pm
    To decide the playlist for their latest installment, NBA 2K14 handed over authority to cover athlete LeBron James who put together 20 tracks from various genres. 
  • Jay Z Feels He's "Helping The Culture" By Being An Agent
    Jay Z Feels He's "Helping The Culture" By Being An Agent
    Jul 25, 2013 at 12:02pm
    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 interview with Elliott Wilson that his “time was up,” with the Nets. 
  • Jay Z Rumored Collaboration With Barneys This Holiday Season?
    Jay Z Rumored Collaboration With Barneys This Holiday Season?
    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:57am
    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. His luxury brand name dropping on his most recent album MCHG is nothing new, nor his his presence in the clothing culture. One this is for sure, a Jay Z x Barneys collaboration will sure to be a hype magnet. Keep it locked to SneakerMob for more information on the possible collaboration. 
  • Jay Z Talks Competition With J. Cole & Drake, Verdict In Trayvon Martin Case
    Jay Z Talks Competition With J. Cole & Drake, Verdict In Trayvon Martin Case
    Jul 24, 2013 at 03:42pm
    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. In the second part of his #FACTSONLY interview, Jay discusses the spirit of competition within rap, and how there has to be a balance of both respect and competition. As well, Hov touches on his feelings about the Trayvon Martin case and racism in today's generation.
  • Ace Hood's "Trials & Tribulations" First Week Sales Numbers Revealed
    Ace Hood's "Trials & Tribulations" First Week Sales Numbers Revealed
    Jul 24, 2013 at 02:07pm
    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.
  • Timbaland Announces New Nas Record "Sinatra In The Sand" ft. Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
    Timbaland Announces New Nas Record "Sinatra In The Sand" ft. Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
    Jul 23, 2013 at 07:55pm
    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.  "Nas got a song right now with him, Jay, and Justin, and it’s completely stupid," says Timbo. "It’s called 'Sinatra In The Sand' and Justin sounds like Frank Sinatra." Also, it looks like he'll be contributing heavily to the veteran emcee's next project. "I told Jay this, the person that gets me from Hip Hop now, their album is really gonna be phenomenal, and that’s Nas."
  • U-God Talks About Jay Z's "MCHG," Thinks Kanye West "Is Getting Too Far Away" With "Yeezus"
    U-God Talks About Jay Z's "MCHG," Thinks Kanye West "Is Getting Too Far Away" With "Yeezus"
    Jul 23, 2013 at 11:12am
    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.
  • Earl Sweatshirt Explains His Criticism Of Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" 
    Earl Sweatshirt Explains His Criticism Of Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" 
    Jul 23, 2013 at 12:01am
    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 on Twitter. 
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