Jay Z & Solange Elevator Incident Partially Inspires "Law & Order: SVU" Episode
In the past, "Law & Order: SVU" hasn't been shy about incorporating real life news stories into its fictitious plots, adapting the Chris Brown/Rihanna saga into an episode last year, and it seems like this season will be no different. For a new episode entitled "American Disgrace," the show's writers threw Jay Z, Solange, Ray Rice and Donald Sterling into a blender in order to create the plot.
Watch Jay Z & Beyonce Perform At The Global Citizen Festival In Central Park
Jay Z and Beyonce have been on tour all summer, but save for some fan-filmed coverage, fans have only been able to see what the two had to offer by buying some pretty pricey tickets. The "On The Run" tour was thus made into an HBO concert film, a highly stylized version of the experience, but now there's yet another way you can be let in on the action.
10 Sophomore Albums Compared To Debuts
Kendrick Lamar is gearing up to release the sequel to his debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, as you well know. With the release of the untitled album’s first single (or rather "statement") “i” this Tuesday putting everyone in a frenzy, it’s only a matter of time until we get the full product. While Kendrick is a lyrical and creative genius who looks to be a mainstay in hip-hop for years to come, the bar has been set high for his second album.
Forbes Releases Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, Dr. Dre Tops List
Forbes unleashed their annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list today, and although Diddy topped the 2013 list last year, he's been dethroned by Dr. Dre in a big way.
Jay Z & Beyoncé Are Working On A Joint Album
A few days ago, we posted a rumor about Beyoncé being pregnant with her second child, and now even if that's not true, her and hubby Jay Z have some big news in their future. Today, DJ Skee let loose some news that he calls "exclusive": that Jay Z and Beyoncé are "working on an album together..." He says, "I have confirmed and talked with a couple sources" and that "this secret would top [Jay and Bey's previous surprise releases]."
Jay Z Hints That Beyoncé Is Pregnant Again
Last night, Jay Z and Beyoncé wrapped up their wildly successful "On The Run" tour in Paris. Nicki Minaj showed up to do her "Flawless" remix, but the biggest news of the night is just being realized now.
Jay Z And Kanye West Are Co-Producing The New Chris Rock Movie
This is pretty crazy news. Chris Rock's upcoming film Top Five, which he wrote, directed and starred in, is set to be co-produced by two of hip-hop's biggest names. Yes, Jay Z and Kanye West (or "The Throne" if you will) are serving as co-producers on the film, which also counts The Roots' Questlove as its executive music producer.
Jay Z Files To Dismiss Chauncey Mahan's Lawsuit Against Roc-A-Fella
Back in July, we reported that former sound engineer Chauncey Mahan had (once again) sued Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella Records for the partial ownership of 45 songs recorded with his help between the years 1998-2002. Now, Hova has filed a motion to dismiss Mahan's suit.
9 Rapper Photoshop Makeovers
This is what happens when a graphic designer gets bored. We decided to play around with some of your favorite rappers faces and give them a completely unnecessary makeover, thank you Photoshop. Click through to see what happens when 50 Cent gets a mullet, Kanye West gets a super high top, Jay Z and Beyonce sport identical braids, Ty Dolla $ign gets his head shaved, Action Bronson grows out his hair, Rick Ross adopts an afro, Diddy gets dreads, and other hilarious yet random hairstyles.
Jay Z & Rihanna's “Run This Town” To Be Featured In CBS’ Thursday Night Football
Are you ready for some Football? It’s a Thursday night party apparently because starting September 11th, the much-needed Thursday night football games will be airing on CBS, and using a little hip-hop to kick start the evening.
Review: Jeezy's "Seen It All: The Autobiography"
Every meaningful artist takes a step back at some point in their career to dwell on their achievements and tribulations in an attempt to make sense of everything that’s happened.
Live Stream Jay Z's "Made In America" Festival [Update: Stream Day 2]
As of 20 minutes ago, both "Made In America" festivals (one in Philadelphia, one in L.A.) are underway. The Jay Z-helmed festival boasts performances by Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, YG, DJ Mustard, Chance The Rapper, Iggy Azalea, Cypress Hill, SZA, Hit-Boy, Big Daddy Kane, Danny Brown, Pharrell Williams, Nipsey Hussle (maybe) and more this year. Lucky for you, the whole thing can be watched from the couch.
DJ Mustard Recalls Hanging Up On Jay Z Out Of Disbelief
DJ Mustard just released his debut album, but he's already been an unstoppable presence on the charts for some time. The producer scored himself a deal with Roc Nation, and has plans to launch his own label with Ty Dolla $ign and YG in the near future. Despite his success, Mustard was pretty take aback when Jay Z called him the first time, so much so, he hung up out of disbelief.
Here's The Tracklist For Jeezy's "Seen It All"
You've seen the artwork, heard two tracks, and gotten the release date; now comes time for Jeezy (or rather, Best Buy) to unveil the tracklist for September 2nd's Seen It All.
SportsCenter Anchors Who Love Hip-Hop
Hip-hop and professional sports are more similar than you might think. Both fields are competitive, exciting, and allow for great debates.
Beyoncé Will Perform At The 2014 VMAs And Receive The Video Vanguard Award
With a bevy of Grammys, platinum records and number one singles already under her belt, Beyoncé often seems like she's conquered all their is to conquer in the music world. But on August 24th, at the 2014 VMAs, she'll be given an award she has yet to receive: the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the VMAs' highest honor.
Man Gets Finger Bitten Off At Jay Z & Beyonce Concert
Well, that's not a headline you read every day. A young man who attended a Jay Z and Beyonce "On The Run" concert on Saturday night left the show with one finger less than he came with. Reports say that Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica, 25-years old, attended the Rose Bowl show and lost a finger when he attempted to grope a concert goer's girlfriend. The boyfriend responded by biting Alcaraz-Garnica's finger off.
Top 10: Jay Z's Best Post-Retirement Verses
When dissecting a massive catalog such as Hov's to rank his best verses, you really have to break it up. It would be like ranking the Top 10 sports cars ever made, you'd have to go by decade to make it more feasible. So we've decided to tackle everything Tha God MC has done post-retirement, Kingdom Come and forward to the present. Obviously, we're ignoring about a decade's worth of classics, but we'll save that list for another day if (more likely, when) Duke submits something stupid like "Top 10 Schoolboy Q Bucket Hats". But we digress, let's get to the list.
Raekwon Names Jay Z The Top Artist In Hip-Hop Today, Talks New Album
Listing his five favorite emcees in a short Q&A for GQ's new Barbershop interview series, Raekwon gave shout outs to Rakim, Slick Rick, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, and Chuck D. When asked who's at the top of the hip-hop game, however, he claimed all five emcees were out-shined by fellow New Yorker Jay Z. Praising Jay's longevity, the Wu-Tang rapper went on to explain that younger rappers may be hot now, but lasting 20 years is the true test of ability.
Jay Z & Beyonce Reportedly Earning A Combined $84 Million From "On The Run" Tour
Rumors about a divorce continue to fly around Beyonce and Jay Z, and with that comes reports from NYPost's Page Six that Bey was shopping for a $21.5 million apartment in Chelsea without Jay. Although we cannot say if it is true for certain, if it is, that amount is nothing compared to how much the couple are raking in with their summer "On The Run" tour.