Jay Z News

 
  • Cover of 9 Vintage Hip-Hop Inspired Ads
    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
  • Cover of Photos: Jay Z, Beyonce & Blue Ivy Vacation In Dominican Republic
    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, their New Year's Eve photos.
  • Cover of Jay Z Seen Rocking Five Percent Nation Medallion At Barclays Center
    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.
  • Cover of 5 Hip-Hop Power Struggles
    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. 
  • Cover of Random Ish: The Only Person Jay Z Follows On Twitter Is Joe Budden
    This serves as your random but extremely necessary news of the day: Jay Z follows only one person on Twitter, and it's Slaughterhouse MC Joe Budden. What does this mean???
  • Cover of Jay Z Was Taken Aback When T.I. Told Him Doe B Was The "Southern Biggie"
    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.
  • Cover of Papoose Thinks He's Better Than Jay Z, "Definitely" The King Of New York
    Papoose has established a renewed presence in the rap game since his awkward Summer Jam performance last year. He's been consistently releasing new music, dissing rappers, and proclaiming his greatness over the last 9 months, and has thus been making headlines. 
  • Cover of 50 Cent Says Jay Z & Drake Beef Is "Just Getting Started"
     This past Sunday, Jay Z had some choice words for Toronto’s own Drizzy Drake during his verse on the “We Made It” freestyle.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week (March 17-23)
    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.
  • Cover of Pharrell Says Songs Like "Grindin'" & "I Just Wanna Love U" Were Just A Phase For Him
    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".
  • Cover of Chris Rock Gave Jay Z The Idea For The "99 Problems" Hook
    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.
  • Cover of Future Explains His Role In Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love"
    Future debuted a new song at SXSW that bore a striking resemblance to Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love". Due to his brief (somewhat confusing) introduction to the track, as well as the melodic similarities within it, rumors began to circulate that Future had a role in writing the song.
  • Cover of Young Jay Z Covers New York Magazine's "Annual Yesteryear Issue"
    Over the weekend we published an editorial which discussed how hip-hop culture has creeped into pop culture, thus becoming more and more mainstream.
  • Cover of Jay Z Calls Out Drake In The New Jay Electronica Song
    If you haven't heard Jay Electronica's new song over Soulja Boy's "We Made It" track, drop everything and give the play button a twirl. It's that good. However, if you have heard it you probably noticed a bar in Jay Z's verse that seemed to address the OVO meister, Drizzy Drake of Toronto.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Thinks Jay Z's Idea To Collaborate With UGK Was Borrowed From Him
    50 Cent and Jay Z are two of the biggest rappers ever to come out of New York, so naturally they have a bit of a competitive relationship. In a soon-to-air interview with Sirius XM, 50 spoke on his output during Jay Z's retirement, as well as Jay's decision to work with UGK on "Big Pimpin'".
  • Cover of Isaiah Rashad Reflects On TDE, Names Jay-Z Above Tupac And Biggie
    Isaiah Rashad has been making waves since his inception as a member of Top Dawg Entertainment, where he raps among the label's impressive roster, including recent classics like Kendrick Lamar.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Says His Kendrick Lamar Collab Is L.A. Equivalent To "Empire State Of Mind"
    Ty Dolla $ign's profile is rising. We've recently seen the singer popping up on plenty of collaborations, including new tracks from Meek Mill and Lupe Fiasco. Turns out, there will be no shortage of big names on his debut album, Free TC either.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: March 13
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Kanye West To Headline Samsung's SXSW Concert Series
    We just reported on the G.O.O.D. Music showcase to take place on March 12th at SXSW this year, and although Kanye West was not one the artists listed to perform at their showcase, he will be taking the stage at the Samsung concert, alongside Samsung's past collaborator, Jay Z.
  • Cover of Top 10 Biggie Collaborations
    If a rapper’s collab. roster is any indication of his talent as an artist, The Notorious B.I.G. reached an astounding level of respect from his peers in his career.
  • Cover of A Timeline Of Jay Z's Accumulated Wealth
    Jay Z is no doubt an icon in hip hop with his platinum-selling albums and sold-out tours.
  • Cover of Rappers & Athletes
    "Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us" - Drake
  • Cover of In Retrospect: "The Grey Album" 10 Years Later
    This year marks landmark anniversaries for a number of essential albums. OutKast’s Southernplayalistic, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, and Nas’ Illmatic are just a few of the classic albums to turn 20. Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP and The Roots’ Things Fall Apart turn 15.
  • Cover of Tom Ford Designs Dress Based Off T-Shirt Worn By Jay Z
    Jay Z's "Tom Ford" off his Magna Carta Holy Grail album thrust designer Tom Ford into the hip-hop consciousness, and the lyrics "I don't pop molly / I rock Tom Ford" became the go-to for those against the molly craze (and those tired of it).
  • Cover of Hip-Hop's Power Couples
    It's that time of the year again - Valentine's Day! The romantic holiday is upon us and we thought we'd share some of the love in the hip-hop community.
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