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  • 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.
  • Cover of Valentine's Day: DOs & DON'Ts
    Guys can sometimes be a little clueless when it comes to romantic events like Valentine's day, so we've decided to give you a quick guide of DOs and DON'Ts guide to keep you out of trouble this V-Day.
  • Cover of Memphis Bleek Doesn't Like Jay Z's Shout Out On "Diamonds (Remix)"
    Memphis Bleek was always Jay Z's right hand man, but despite his massive co-sign he never really broke through. The two have remained friends throughout their careers either way, and Jay displayed his loyalty to Bleek very openly on his verse from Kanye West's "Diamonds" remix.
  • Cover of Classic Rotation: Kanye West's "The College Dropout" 10 Years Later
    There are albums that are important to their specific genre of music and there are albums that change said genre all together. They have the ability to implement a seismic shift both musically and culturally-- what is accepted, what is cool, style, production, method and so on.
  • Cover of Trophies: Counting Down Drake's Number One Hits
    Since August 18 2012, Drake surpassed the legendary Jay Z in terms of number one records on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Jay Z held the title with nine number ones at the time, but Drizzy pulled in his tenth number one with being featured on 2 Chainz's "No Lie".
  • Cover of Chaining Day: Roc-A-Fella
    Chaining days have always been a great ritual in hip-hop. So much so, that Kanye West made it the grande finale of his music video for "Through The Wire", his first major single. Last night  bossman Jay Z of ROCNATION presented J. Cole with an original Roc-A-Fella chain.
  • Cover of Red Carpet, Backstage & Onstage Photos From The 2014 Grammy Awards
    As per usual, the Grammy Awards proved to be an eventful night. We saw performances from husband and wife, Jay Z and Beyonce, as well as John Legend, Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons, Juicy J alongside Katy Perry, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Madonna and more.
  • Cover of 15 Fine Art References In Hip-Hop Music
    Many emcees (especially those in the limelight) display an appreciation for the finer things in life, and art is no exception. Although a less common source of inspiration, you will catch the occasional fine art reference in rap music, Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" being only the most recent example.
  • Cover of Watch Beyonce, Jay Z & More Perform At The 2014 Grammy Awards
    The Grammys always have their share of memorable performances, and the 56th annual awards will certainly be no different. We'll be updating with performances as they happen.
  • Cover of Jay-Z, Rihanna, J. Cole, T.I., Grimes And More Attend Roc Nation's Pre-Grammy Brunch
    On Saturday, Jay-Z, in his annual tradition, celebrated the GRAMMYs a day early at what must be one of the most exciting brunches known to man. This year, Roc Nation artists have together tallied nine nominations, which would be no easy feat for labels other than the highly regarded Roc Nation. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Says "People Forget That Jay Z Is From The Projects"
    Kendrick Lamar covered GQ's man of the year issue last year, and he hasn't stopped showing up on the front page of magazines since. This week he'll be appearing on both ESPN and JET magazine's covers, the latter of which contains an interview with the Grammy-nominated emcee.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Beyonce Cover Billboard's 2014 "Power 100" Issue, Rank #1
    Billboard has released its 2014 "Power 100" list, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Jay Z and Beyonce were given the #1 spot on this list. This comes after the power couple earned the #1 spot of Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples list. Obviously money and power are connected. 
  • Cover of HBO Working On Electronic Comedy With Jay Z & Will Smith As Executive Producers
    As electronic music becomes more and more mainstream, Calvin Harris, who is the man behind several huge electronic hits, will be venturing into television with a new comedy set to star himself.
  • Cover of Jay Z Collaborates With Billionaire Boys Club On "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Shirt
    Kanye West isn't the only rapper debuting some new clothing designs this week. Jay Z is also getting in on the fashion game, launching a new graphic t-shirt in collaboration with Pharrell's Billionaire Boys Club.
  • Cover of Drake Impersonates A-Rod, Lil Wayne & Jay Z On Saturday Night Live [Update: View Full Video & GIFs From The Night]
    Drake both hosted and appeared as a musical guest on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, the first of the new year.
  • Cover of Jay Z's Original "Reasonable Doubt" Tracklist Surfaces
    Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt is has been canonized as one of rap's classics, and its hard to imagine it existing in any other form than we know it today. However, a tracklist unearthed by 2DopeBoyz shows an early version of the album, which includes 3 unreleased songs and a very different sequencing.
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