Jay Z News

  • Jay Z To Donate To The Marina Abramovic Institute
    Jay Z To Donate To The Marina Abramovic Institute
    Oct 15, 2013 at 08:34pm
    As reported by Complex, Roc Nation spokeswoman Jana Fleishman has confirmed that Jay Z will be making a donation to the Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) in New York. Abramovic is a celebrated Yugoslavian performance artist who was seen pressing her forehead against Hov's during his "Picasso Baby" performance piece at The Pace Gallery in NYC a few months ago. 
  • Jay Z, Timbaland, & Chris Martin Took The London Subway To Their Latest Gig
    Jay Z, Timbaland, & Chris Martin Took The London Subway To Their Latest Gig
    Oct 13, 2013 at 02:04pm
    You may remember when Jay Z took the New York Subway to his show at the Barclay's center a couple years back-- well now Jigga has taken to public transportation once again, with a couple friends in tow. The rapper is in London for a four-night stint at the O2 Arena, and yesterday he decided to take the tube to his show. Hov was joined by Timbaland, as well as Coldplay's Chris Martin in his venture, and apparently made sure to talk and interact with fans as he made his way to the venue.
  • Nipsey Hussle Says The Major Label Approach Is A "Dying Business Model"
    Nipsey Hussle Says The Major Label Approach Is A "Dying Business Model"
    Oct 13, 2013 at 12:07pm
    Nipsey Hussle turned a lot of heads (Jay Z's included) when he decided to sell physical copies of his Crenshaw mixtape at $100 a piece last week, but his success at doing so turned out to be the most sur
  • Show Your Grill, Ho: 25 Photos Of Rappers Wearing Grillz
    Show Your Grill, Ho: 25 Photos Of Rappers Wearing Grillz
    Oct 12, 2013 at 01:59pm
    Grills have been a part of hip hop culture for some time. From Flava Flav to A$AP Rocky, and of course Nelly and Paul Wall's famous ode, we're not likely to see this trend dying anytime soon.  Take a look through our gallery of the various rappers and R&B singers who have donned fronts, including Jay Z, Big Sean, Rihanna, and more!
  • Cam'ron Talks Origins Of Jay Z Beef, Wearing Pink & Upcoming "First Of The Month" Series
    Cam'ron Talks Origins Of Jay Z Beef, Wearing Pink & Upcoming "First Of The Month" Series
    Oct 11, 2013 at 12:52pm
    Cam'ron visited The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 in his native New York to promote his new mixtape Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1. While at the show he reminisced on past history and beefs with Jay Z and Ma$e, his affinity for wearing pink and how that all started, as well as upcoming projects he's working on including a series called "First of the Month."
  • Cam'ron Says That Dipset Music Isn't Allowed In Jay Z's 40/40 Club
    Cam'ron Says That Dipset Music Isn't Allowed In Jay Z's 40/40 Club
    Oct 10, 2013 at 04:56pm
    Cam'ron's been in the news a lot recently, for his fashion collaboration problems and Jay Z shouting him out on "Pound Cake." The latter received a response from Cam'ron, and although the rapper says he
  • Nipsey Hussle Talks On Jay Z Copping 100 "Crenshaw" Albums
    Nipsey Hussle Talks On Jay Z Copping 100 "Crenshaw" Albums
    Oct 10, 2013 at 10:18am
    Yesterday we reported how Jay Z copped 100 copies of Nipsey Hussle's $100 album Crenshaw. Jay had posted an image of all the 100 hard copies he received, while Nipsey posted an image of the receipt for S. Carter Enterprises.
  • Jay Z Purchases 100 Copies Of Nipsey Hussle's "Crenshaw"
    Jay Z Purchases 100 Copies Of Nipsey Hussle's "Crenshaw"
    Oct 9, 2013 at 01:47pm
    Yesterday Nipsey Hussle tweeted that he made $100,000 off selling hard copies of his Crenshaw mixtape for $100. Now we find out where some of that $100k came from-- none other than Jay Z.
  • Eminem’s "Berzerk" & Drake’s "Hold On" Go Platinum, Jay Z’s "Holy Grail" Goes Double Platinum
    Eminem’s "Berzerk" & Drake’s "Hold On" Go Platinum, Jay Z’s "Holy Grail" Goes Double Platinum
    Oct 9, 2013 at 12:50pm
    The numbers are in, and these rap game heavyweights are still killing it.  Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP II single "Berzerk" sold 115,000 copies this week, which put him at 1,110,000 total copies sold, solidifying the track's platinum status. The album is scheduled for release on November 5th.
  • Cam'ron Reveals His Reaction To Jay Z's "Pound Cake" Line & Slams DOPE Capsule Collection [Update: DOPE Responds]
    Cam'ron Reveals His Reaction To Jay Z's "Pound Cake" Line & Slams DOPE Capsule Collection [Update: DOPE Responds]
    Oct 3, 2013 at 10:47pm
    Cam'ron recently dropped a new mixtape, Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1, which put him back on the blog radar.
  • Jay Z's Roc Nation Signs Steven Spielberg's Children
    Jay Z's Roc Nation Signs Steven Spielberg's Children
    Oct 3, 2013 at 09:27pm
     Steven Spielberg is one of the most acclaimed writers, producers and directors in Hollywood, but today, it’s his children that are making the headlines. Well kinda. According to the Hollywoodreporter.com, Steven Spielberg’s two children, Thoe and Sasha, have been picked up and signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint.
  • Jay Z Says Drug Dealer Past Helps As Sports Agent
    Jay Z Says Drug Dealer Past Helps As Sports Agent
    Oct 2, 2013 at 12:25pm
    Jay Z continually pushes to expand his business reach.  Not satisfied with only being a rapper/entertainer he bought a minority share with the then New Jersey Nets.  After helping the team move to Brooklyn, and being an integral part of the franchise's re-branding, he was ready to move onto his next venture, sports management.  
  • Jay Z Covers Vanity Fair [Update: Jay Talks On Drug-Dealing Past, Blue Ivy & More]
    Jay Z Covers Vanity Fair [Update: Jay Talks On Drug-Dealing Past, Blue Ivy & More]
    Oct 1, 2013 at 10:34am
    Jay Z's stylist, June Ambrose, decided to reveal on Instagram today that her client will be on the cover of Vanity Fair's upcoming issue. Hova, who recently announced an upcoming collection with Barneys New York, continues to step up his fashion game on the cover of the magazine, rocking a white suit and black bow tie.
  • Wale Says Jay Z's The Greatest To Ever Do It .... Hands Down
    Wale Says Jay Z's The Greatest To Ever Do It .... Hands Down
    Sep 30, 2013 at 10:03pm
     With Jay Z’s third album, Hard Knock Vol. 2, turning 15 years old already yesterday, XXL Magazine decided to have MMG’s own Wale write a review on the album. That's right, Wale wrote the review. The MMG rapper started his review with a rather bold, yet valid point. “Jay Is the greatest to do it -- hands down." He says your really just mad if you debate that Jay isn't the greatest. Talking further about the album, Wale wrote the following review:
  • Lyrics Of The Week: September 20-26
    Lyrics Of The Week: September 20-26
    Sep 29, 2013 at 04:30pm
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.
  • Poppin' Tags: 20 Songs About Brands
    Poppin' Tags: 20 Songs About Brands
    Sep 28, 2013 at 10:00am
    There's definitely been an influx of songs dedicated to rappers' favorite brands in the last year or two, but it's been happening forever. Whether it's the designer labels of Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, or casual sportswear like Nike or FILA, emcees have always made a point of shouting out what they wear. So without further ado, check out our list of 20 of the most memorable odes to brand names!
  • Drake Says His Mom Was Really Upset Upon Hearing "Too Much"
    Drake Says His Mom Was Really Upset Upon Hearing "Too Much"
    Sep 26, 2013 at 12:10pm
    Drake has been all over the site for the past week as he does interview on top of interview to promote his new album, Nothing Was The Same, turning it into a veritable DrakeWeek on just about every blog. One of the more anticipated interviews was his sit-down with Elliott Wilson for the CRWN series. The latter half of the interview dropped today, and in it Drizzy discusses in more detail three particular records off his new album. Drake even gets his not-often-heard producer, Noah '40' Shebib, to come out to say hi and talk about what it's like to work with the rapper.
  • Diddy Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists List, Jay Z Follows
    Diddy Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists List, Jay Z Follows
    Sep 24, 2013 at 11:26am
    Forbes recently let go their list of the Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples, which Jay Z and Beyonce topped. Now they've released their annual list of Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists, and while Hov doesn't top this list too, he comes pretty close at #2.
  • Drake Talks On "Pound Cake," Says Jay Z Is The "True Big Homie"
    Drake Talks On "Pound Cake," Says Jay Z Is The "True Big Homie"
    Sep 24, 2013 at 10:26am
    Drake recently revealed that his Jay Z collaboration on Nothing Was The Same, one of the very few featured tracks, was originally intended for Hov's album.
  • Drake Confirms Wu-Tang Collaboration, Reveals "Pound Cake" Was Meant For Jay Z's Album
    Drake Confirms Wu-Tang Collaboration, Reveals "Pound Cake" Was Meant For Jay Z's Album
    Sep 22, 2013 at 11:27pm
    Drake joined RapRadar's Elliott Wilson at NYU for his CRWN interview series earlier tonight, and while the footage of the hour long discussion has yet to surface, we've been able to piece together much the interview through the consistent live tweeting of press attendees.  Drake spoke of his rumored collaboration with the Wu-Tang clan, confirming that he had recorded a song with the group, and that it will see release soon. He also shared portions of a conversation he had with Ghostface Killah.
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