Jay Z News

  • Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Goes Double Platinum
    Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Goes Double Platinum
    Sep 5, 2013 at 02:57pm
    Jay Z received his platinum plaque for Magna Carta Holy Grail shortly after the album's release, as the LP was certified platinum upon its release. It was only time before Hov doubled his efforts-- and now he's reached double platinum. We send out our congratulations to the rapper! How long til he reaches triple platinum?
  • Jay Z Rocks The "Loverution" Air Revolution
    Jay Z Rocks The "Loverution" Air Revolution
    Sep 4, 2013 at 09:14am
    While Jay Z didn't "wear black four years straight," one can't deny the man has a love for his all black kicks. Seen lounging, cigar in hand, Hov confidently pulls off the Nike Air Revolution "Loverution" that recently released as a quickstrike from Nike Brand. Sporting a black safari print upper and green translucent sole, the Loverution fits perfectly into Jay Z's wardrobe. Would you rock the Loverution Air Revolution? Let us know using the cop or not feature! 
  • Jay Z Featured On Outro To Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
    Jay Z Featured On Outro To Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
    Sep 4, 2013 at 12:53am
     As we draw closer and closer to Drake's September 24th release date of Nothing Was The Same, the anticipation just keeps on growing. Last week, Billboard revealed three song titles and their producers which was part of a cover story in their latest issue. 
  • Kendrick Lamar Says Jay Z Has "Always Been That Dude" In Rap Fashion
    Kendrick Lamar Says Jay Z Has "Always Been That Dude" In Rap Fashion
    Sep 3, 2013 at 05:14pm
    We've seen Kendrick Lamar's style progress over the last little while, with the rapper getting more and more nods for his fashion sense. The TDE emcee spoke with Hypebeast about his status as a style icon, his influences, and whether or not he would ever enter the design world. "I feel comfortable with being a style icon," said Kendrick. "That's something new. I've been hearing that for quite some time this past year." 
  • Watch "Made In America" Performances From Public Enemy, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore
    Watch "Made In America" Performances From Public Enemy, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore
    Sep 1, 2013 at 10:41pm
    Saturday was the first day of Budweiser's 2013 "Made In America" festival, held at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Noteworthy acts included A$AP Rocky, Solange, Public Enemy, 2 Chainz, and Beyonce, who headlined last night. Unfortunately, the live stream of the event was cut short after Bey performed her singles "Run the World (Girls)" and "End of Time" early on.  
  • Charts Don't Lie: September 1
    Charts Don't Lie: September 1
    Sep 1, 2013 at 01:45pm
    We see two new entries when it comes to hip-hop on Charts Don't Lie this week. They belong to Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Mob's A$AP Ferg. While both rappers moved respectable amounts, it gives us a moment to think about the whole ideas of crews in hip-hop, and how no matter what, there is always one rap leader who has to make an impression on the audience first. For OF, this is Tyler, The Creator, for A$AP Mob it's Rocky. Following their rise in popularity, they try to put on their friends, as rappers tend to do-- sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.
  • Jay Z & Ron Howard's "Made In America" Documentary To Debut At TIFF [Update: Trailer & Release Date Revealed]
    Jay Z & Ron Howard's "Made In America" Documentary To Debut At TIFF [Update: Trailer & Release Date Revealed]
    Aug 30, 2013 at 01:52pm
     The countdown is on for Jay Z's second annual "Made In America" festival. This years lineup will feature Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, TDE’s Black Hippy Crew, 2 Chainz, Empire of the Sun, ASAP Rocky, Miguel, Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, plus others at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway on August 31 and Sept 1.
  • Watch Jay Z & Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail" Video
    Watch Jay Z & Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail" Video
    Aug 29, 2013 at 12:57pm
    Jay Z is continuing with his "New Rules" strategy, and has decided to release his new video on Facebook. We saw photos of Jay and Mark Zuckerberg together a few months back, so this may have something to do with their meeting. Watch the official video for "Holy Grail" with Justin Timberlake below.
  • Jay Z's Rocawear Sued Over "Hood Love" T-Shirts
    Jay Z's Rocawear Sued Over "Hood Love" T-Shirts
    Aug 26, 2013 at 02:28pm
    Although Hov himself is having no problems selling Magna Carta Holy Grail, his clothing line, Rocawear, seems to be struggling as of late. This past June they were sued for an unpaid bill of $450,000 and now they're facing another lawsuit from a rival clothing company.
  • Charts Don't Lie: August 25
    Charts Don't Lie: August 25
    Aug 25, 2013 at 12:47pm
    This week we really saw the effects of Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control" transfer over to the charts. The rapper's debut album, which officially went platinum this past week, has been slowly creeping back up the charts, something we've been seeing on Charts Don't Lie over the past weeks. Rather than jumping the usual few places this week though, K. Dot leaped 17 spots into the top 50 of the Billboard 200-- now at #36.
  • Rumor: Is Jay Z About To Perform A Secret Show In Brooklyn? [Update: Rumors Are False]
    Rumor: Is Jay Z About To Perform A Secret Show In Brooklyn? [Update: Rumors Are False]
    Aug 24, 2013 at 06:48pm
    RevoltTV is reporting that Jay Z may be performing a secret show in Brooklyn-- and it's about to go down RIGHT NOW. The hint provides the address 421 Troutman Street, and claims that Justin Timberlake and Beyonce will join him as special guests. With the VMAs happening in BK tomorrow this would not be out of the question. So far no sign of the Jigga man, according to Complex. More coverage to come as information arrives.
  • Cop Who Escorted LeBron To Jay Z Show Gets Disciplined
    Cop Who Escorted LeBron To Jay Z Show Gets Disciplined
    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:57pm
    LeBron James is one of the most famous athletes in the world, and he put his clout on display when he posted a video on Instagram of police giving him an escort to a Jay Z/Justin Timberlake concert.  This was against protocol, and since it made the news the police department involved needed to reprimand the officers for giving preferential treatment.
  • Jay Z's "Holy Grail" Reaches Platinum
    Jay Z's "Holy Grail" Reaches Platinum
    Aug 22, 2013 at 10:04am
    Jay Z appeared on Justin Timberlake’s first single off his recent album, and Timberlake returned the favor by appearing on the first track off Magna Carta Holy Grail.  Now the rap-pop collabo is continuing to pay dividends as the lead single off MCHG, “Holy Grail” has gone Platinum with over a million purchases.  Currently the track is No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.  
  • Rumor: Jay Z & Beyonce Bought The New Regal Theater In Chicago?
    Rumor: Jay Z & Beyonce Bought The New Regal Theater In Chicago?
    Aug 21, 2013 at 03:40pm
    Beyonce and Jay Z don't only have their sights on domination of New York, but potentially Chicago too-- it's been rumored that Bey and Jay have purchased the renowned New Regal Theater in Chi-town. The theater was reportedly purchased for the sum of $250,000, and the buyer is reportedly the power couple. The New Regal Theater which seats 2,500 people was first opened in 1927 as the Avalon Theater, and it closed down in 2003 because of money loss. However, the venue once played hosts to the likes of Etta James, Miles Davis, Billy Holiday and Nat King Cole.
  • LeBron Given Police Escort Because Jay Z Would Not Perform Till He Arrived
    LeBron Given Police Escort Because Jay Z Would Not Perform Till He Arrived
    Aug 20, 2013 at 10:09am
    LeBron James was stuck in heavy traffic on his way to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert over the weekend, but no worries for the King as police ended up giving him an escort to the event, even driving on the wrong side of the road. 
  • LeBron Gets Police Escort To Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Show [Update: Police Investigate Into Who Escorted]
    LeBron Gets Police Escort To Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Show [Update: Police Investigate Into Who Escorted]
    Aug 19, 2013 at 12:35pm
    Earlier in the summer, LeBron James was showing off his preferential treatment as he had a DJ set up in his hotel room in Asia.  Now the league MVP, posts a video on Instagram of him headed to the Legends Of The Summer concert which is headlined by Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. 
  • Charts Don't Lie: August 18
    Charts Don't Lie: August 18
    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:37pm
    This week was obviously a memorable one for hip-hop, with Big Sean's "Control" dropping and a Kendrick Lamar frenzy ensuing. While the verse has received way more attention than we could have imagined, plenty of rappers are retaliating and introducing new excitement into the rap game which isn't a bad thing.
  • Jay Z Celebrates Last "Legends" Show With Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lebron James, Rick Ross & More
    Jay Z Celebrates Last "Legends" Show With Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lebron James, Rick Ross & More
    Aug 17, 2013 at 08:41pm
     After playing in arenas like Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Rose Bowl, and Soldier Field, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake closed out their historic "Legends Of The Summer" tour in Miami last night. And brought along some special friends to join them.
  • Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" Set To Feature Jay Z, Lil Wayne & Hudson Mohawke
    Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" Set To Feature Jay Z, Lil Wayne & Hudson Mohawke
    Aug 16, 2013 at 01:03pm
    The thirst for Drake's new album Nothing Was The Same is real. The album arrives on September 17th, and as of yet, we haven't heard many details about who or what to expect on it.
  • Casey Veggies' Dad Was Jay Z's Security Guard
    Casey Veggies' Dad Was Jay Z's Security Guard
    Aug 11, 2013 at 04:41pm
    Casey Veggies has been gradually making a name for himself without a co-sign. Turns out the young rapper does has some pretty big connections in the industry however, albeit unconventional ones. Casey recently spoke to The Hundreds about his father's work as Jay Z's security guard, Kanye's influence, and his latest project, Life Changes.
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