Jay Z & Timbaland Win "Big Pimpin" Copyright Infringement Trial
A judge has dismissed a copyright infringement case against Jay Z and Timbaland pertaining to the sample from 1999 hit "Big Pimpin," according to the Associated Press. The case didn't make it to jury.
Jay Z Beat Busta Rhymes In A Cafeteria Rap Battle In High School
Brooklyn's George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School produced three of the most decorated rappers of all time: Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, and Busta Rhymes. They all attended around the same time -- Busta and Biggie were born a day apart and Jay was two and half years older.
Live Stream The TIDAL Concert With Jay Z, Beyonce, Lil Wayne & More
TIDAL is celebrating their 1 million subscribers by putting on a concert with a host of a big names at the Barclays Center in NYC. Their big "10/20" concert goes down this evening, and there will be a live stream documenting all the fun.
Jay Z Will Guest On Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday Night
Jay Z may have briefly forgotten about Tidal in his court appearance recently, but with the Tidal X:1020 festival approaching, it should be the main thing on his mind this week. The seasoned rapper will appear on Jimmy Kimmel tomorrow night to promote the event, where he'll take the hotseat (just before or after Donald Trump). The interview will go down in Brooklyn rather than Kimmel's regular L.A. headquarters as part of his week-long stint in New York.
Mariah Carey Got Jay Z His Job At Def Jam
L.A. Reid has had worked with many of the biggest names in music throughout his career in the industry, many of which came about during his seven years at Def Jam. One of his biggest accomplishments while at the label was reviving Mariah Carey's then-floundering career, helping her to craft the extremely successful comeback album, The Emancipation Of Mimi.
Hillary Clinton Dropped $15,000 At Jay Z's 40/40 Club
The presidential candidate fundraising reports are in. Hillary Clinton has raised the most money ($33 million!), and she's not just stashing it away for a rainy day.
Jay Z & Timbaland Testify In Court For “Big Pimpin” Trial
Jay Z & long time collaborator, Timbaland, showed up to an L.A. court room on Tuesday & Wednesday to testify in a trial surrounding copyright infringement over their 1999 hit collab “Big Pimpin’.” The two are being sued by the heirs of Baligh Hamdi, an Egyptian composer who created the 1957 song “Khosara Khosa.”
Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna & Pharrell All Suing French Clothing Company
Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Pharrell, aka the leaders of the illuminati, are suing the French clothing company Eleven Paris for using their names, images, and trademarks without permission. Apparently Beyonce had sent Eleven Paris several cease and desist letters, but the company continued to sell products featuring her (as well as the others mentioned above) name and lyrics. Now she's taking matters to court, and her husband, as well as her mogul friends, are happy to join her on the prosecution team.
Jay Z & Beyoncé Are Renting A Mansion In L.A. For $150k A Month
It's no secret that Jay Z and Beyoncé have a whole lot of money to their names, but right now, they're still looking to rent rather than own, at least when it comes to living in L.A.
Jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & More To Perform At TIDAL Concert
Yesterday, a rare event occurred. Jay Z tweeted, albeit it was just about promoting his subscription streaming service, TIDAL. Hov announced that TIDAL had reached the 1 million mark in users, and there would be an event on 10/20 in Brooklyn to celebrate.
Jay Z Says TIDAL Reached 1 Million Subscribers, Announces Celebratory Event
TIDAL has received its fair share (if not more than) of backlash since it's inception back in March. There were a few good reasons for the criticisms of TIDAL, namely the fact that it seemed to be co-owned entirely by artists who are already extremely wealthy (and we're still wondering what the deal is with all the smaller artists?). On top of this, the price for a TIDAL subscription had us all questioning if it was "really worth it."
Funniest #DuragHistoryWeek Memes
Today, September 28, officially marks the 2nd annual celebration of Durag History Week, perhaps the most important holiday ever created by Twitter. Today, unless you're LL Cool J, the durag is a relic of a bygone era, and in many ways, a better, less serious time. Most every member of hip-hop's hall of fame has been guilty, at one time or another, from donning one, whether to create a sea of gentle waves upon one's head or simply for increased aerodynamics. Below, we have featured some of the most iconic moments in Durag History, both good and bad, dating back to Biblical times.
Marvel Remixes More Dope Album Covers: 2Pac, Jay Z, Mos Def & More
In July, Marvel began remixing our favorite album covers, and they've since kept it going, making good on their mission to place their superheroes and comic book characters into just about every piece of classic hip-hop cover art. Normally, reworking a 2Pac record cover, as they've done today, would be blasphemy, but the artists at Marvel are always respectful of their source material, and they've reminded us of some classics that we often forget to revisit.
Jay-Z Will Appear On T.I.'s Next Album
T.I. just dropped one of the best EPs of 2015 in Da Nic. But he's also got his The Dime Trap album ready to go, and he teased fans on Instagram with a big announcement -- Jay Z is going to be on the album.
Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings List Includes Diddy, Jay Z, Drake, & More
Forbes released its 2015 Hip Hop Cash Kings list, and there are few surprises. Diddy holds down the top spot, matching the $60 million he raked in last year. He can thank Ciroc for his financial success. Sorry, 50.
Kanye West & Jay Z's "Niggas In Paris" Reimagined As Picture Book
Schopenhauer once said, "talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see." Millions of us bumped "Niggas in Paris," the most bump-able/meme-able track from Kanye West and Jay Z's Watch the Throne, but nobody thought to transform it into a picture book. Except one person.
Hip-Hop's 10 Best Surprise Projects
Ever since Beyonce’s eponymous album took the world, and subsequently the internet, by storm, the concept of the surprise release has been a trend that a wide span of artists have adopted. From David Bowie to Kanye West, the unexpected drop has proven to be beneficial for a buzzworthy artist to make a big splash. Not just a splash, either. Usually, these surprise releases wind up being incredible instalments of quality music.
Lil Wayne Recalls His First Conversation With Jay Z & Advising Drake To "Keep It Canadian"
Lil Wayne doesn't give all that many interviews, but as an artist with such a long and storied career, he always drops some gems when he does. Recently, he appeared on a podcast with ESPN's Cari Champion, as the two had an equally hilarious and informative conversation.
Classic Rotation: Jay Z's "The Blueprint"
Jay Z’s sixth studio album is widely considered to be his best. The Blueprint is one of the great hip-hop albums of all time, complete with beefy drama, defiant production, and some of the best work from one of rap’s GOATs. The LP also helped propel cats like Kanye West and Just Blaze into superstardom, opening up endless amounts of doors after they produced the majority of the album’s tracks.
Jay Z & Beyonce Are Getting The Boot From Their Holmby Hills Estate In L.A.
About eight months after moving into their 16,000 square foot Holmby Hills Estate in Los Angeles, The Carters are having to pack their bags again, and not under their own will.