Jay Z News

  • #TBT: Eric B. & Rakim
    #TBT: Eric B. & Rakim
    Nov 20, 2014 at 04:17pm
    Eric B. & Rakim had a short 7 years and 4 albums of pure influence before disbanding in 1993. Widely regarded as one of the best duos in rap history, the two didn't release many songs that your favorite rapper didn't like.
  • Stream Rick Ross' "Hood Billionaire"
    Stream Rick Ross' "Hood Billionaire"
    Nov 17, 2014 at 03:53pm
    When Rick Ross announced his second album of 2014, Hood Billionaire, just nine weeks ago, he had many people wondering whether he'd be able to rush out a project so quickly during a year that's seen more than its fair share of album delays and push-backs. Well, now that it's available for streaming, Hood Billionaire seems like it truly is locked in for a November 24th release date.
  • Rick Ross Announces New Track With Jay Z, "Movin' Bass" [Update: Artwork Revealed; Single Expected To Drop Later Tonight]
    Rick Ross Announces New Track With Jay Z, "Movin' Bass" [Update: Artwork Revealed; Single Expected To Drop Later Tonight]
    Nov 11, 2014 at 01:26am
    Having released two tracks, "Elvis Presley BLVD" and "Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)," from his upcoming album Hood Billionaire (out November 24th), Rick Ross is back in full-on album promo mode. His rounds brought him to Angie Martinez's show on Power 105 this morning, and during his interview, Rozay let some more details slip about the album.
  • Jay Z Acquires Champagne Brand Armand de Brignac
    Jay Z Acquires Champagne Brand Armand de Brignac
    Nov 5, 2014 at 05:38pm
    The last time Jay Z acquired an alcohol brand, we all got an earful of branding in the form of a truly terrible pun that graced (or besmirched?) his and Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love," but with his latest acquisition, he'll have a much harder time incorporating the brand name into some wordplay. If I do say so myself, "Armand de Brignac," the luxury champagne brand he just bought, would be much more difficult to name-drop than his cognac, D'Usse.
  • Possible New Beyoncé Album On The Way
    Possible New Beyoncé Album On The Way
    Nov 1, 2014 at 07:50pm
    A tracklist began circulating online earlier today for a possible follow up to Beyoncé's self-titled 2013 LP. Titled Beyoncé Vol. 2, the project appears to be a re-release of the latter, featuring all of the original volume's songs plus an additional eleven tracks. Print at the bottom of the leaked document seems to imply that the new release will be available in a four-disc format, including three DVDs loaded with music videos, live performances, and footage from the "On The Run" tour with Jay-Z. 
  • Halloween Photo Recap: The Best Costumes In Hip-Hop
    Halloween Photo Recap: The Best Costumes In Hip-Hop
    Nov 1, 2014 at 03:37pm
    As you know, last night was Halloween, and while you were out having debauched nights highlighted by outrageous costumes, many of your favorite rappers were doing the exact same thing. We've already seen Iggy Azalea's hilarious "White Chicks" get up, but now here's a gallery of the best costumes we've seen rappers wearing online. 
  • Subliminal Warfare: A History Of The Hidden Diss
    Subliminal Warfare: A History Of The Hidden Diss
    Oct 29, 2014 at 03:08pm
    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War   To be dissed in rap is nothing new. Whether it’s your flow, fashion sense or recent actions, name one MC who doesn’t have a target on his or her back for any rival rhymesayer to take a shot at. Ready, aim…but wait!
  • Tory Lanez Lists His Top 10 Most Influential Songs
    Tory Lanez Lists His Top 10 Most Influential Songs
    Oct 27, 2014 at 02:12pm
    The other week the kid Tory Lanez stopped by our office for an interview. It was about time the HNHH readers got better acquainted with the rising rapper, who recently debuted his Lost Cause mixtape exclusively on HNHH and wrapped up his "Lost Cause" tour. The Toronto native opened up in our interview, discussing his upbringing and the loss of his mom, his behind-the-scenes work, and much more. Following the interview, Tory listed off the top 10 songs that have had the biggest influence or impact on his life.
  • #TBT: Deep Cuts From Kanye West's School Days
    #TBT: Deep Cuts From Kanye West's School Days
    Oct 23, 2014 at 09:09am
    Kanye West cut his teeth producing records for the likes of Jay Z, but has since left his mark as one of the greatest rappers of the past 15 years. His influence on rap music and culture top notch, only to be met by the top dogs in the game. While Yeezus has received mix reviews, the first three albums are pretty unanimously heralded as some of the finest hip-hop music in our lifetime. With countless hits, including "Jesus Walks," "Gold Digger," "Stronger" and so many more, these records launched Kanye West in to the mainstream at light speed.
  • Beyonce & Jay Z Reportedly Renew Wedding Vows
    Beyonce & Jay Z Reportedly Renew Wedding Vows
    Oct 23, 2014 at 01:37am
    Remember that rumor over the Summer that Jay Z & Beyonce were heading for divorce? Well just as we thought, it turns out not be true as the Carter’s are indeed "drunk in love". According to People Magazine, music’s most powerful couple have recently renewed their wedding vows while overseas.
  • Kanye West's "Guilt Trip" Was Originally For "Watch The Throne" And Featured Jay Z
    Kanye West's "Guilt Trip" Was Originally For "Watch The Throne" And Featured Jay Z
    Oct 20, 2014 at 02:36pm
    If you thought the spacey, Kid Cudi-featuring "Guilt Trip" sounded a little out of place on the otherwise aggressive and rough-hewn Yeezus, you're quite perceptive. As it turns out, the song was originally recorded during the Watch The Throne sessions and featured a Jay Z verse.
  • Ja Rule Recalls Planned Collaborative Album With Jay Z & DMX
    Ja Rule Recalls Planned Collaborative Album With Jay Z & DMX
    Oct 19, 2014 at 12:05am
    Ja Rule, Jay Z, and DMX have had varying degrees of success since, but in the late 90s, all three of them were pretty much on top their game. It was around that time that the three rappers decided to come together for a supergroup, settling for the menacing name Murder Inc. Things never panned out for a full album, and Ja later took the name for his record label, but fans have continued to wonder what could have been for the group.
  • Photos: Jay Z & Beyonce Hit Up The Louvre, Pose With The Mona Lisa
    Photos: Jay Z & Beyonce Hit Up The Louvre, Pose With The Mona Lisa
    Oct 11, 2014 at 08:09pm
    We knew Jay Z and Beyonce were on their way to the Louvre, when this hilarious video from an endearingly unaware tourist popped up, and now we have some more evidence of their visit to the world-renowned art gallery in Paris. The pics, which Beyonce spread over her various social media accounts see her and Hov flexing with the Mona Lisa, recreating iconic statue poses, and letting Blue Ivy run through the (noticeably empty) museum.
  • Jay Z & Beyonce To Possibly Release Movie Along With Joint Album
    Jay Z & Beyonce To Possibly Release Movie Along With Joint Album
    Oct 8, 2014 at 10:18am
    A few weeks back, DJ Skee let it leak that Jay Z and Beyonce are reportedly working on a collaborative album together. While we've yet to receive any official confirmation from the hip-hop power couple, today more details on the rumored joint album arrive, courtesy of Page Six.
  • 8 Female Artists Rappers Love
    8 Female Artists Rappers Love
    Oct 6, 2014 at 01:54pm
    Name your favorite rapper. Eminem, Jay Z or Kendrick Lamar come to mind? What about Lorde? 
  • Jay Z & No I.D. In The Studio With Jay Electronica
    Jay Z & No I.D. In The Studio With Jay Electronica
    Oct 2, 2014 at 02:34pm
    Jay Electronica has been popping up here and there in the past year, although for the most part, he still remains elusive.
  • Jay Z & Solange Elevator Incident Partially Inspires "Law & Order: SVU" Episode
    Jay Z & Solange Elevator Incident Partially Inspires "Law & Order: SVU" Episode
    Sep 30, 2014 at 07:50pm
    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
    Watch Jay Z & Beyonce Perform At The Global Citizen Festival In Central Park
    Sep 27, 2014 at 11:21pm
    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
    10 Sophomore Albums Compared To Debuts
    Sep 24, 2014 at 03:22pm
    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 Releases Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, Dr. Dre Tops List
    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:32am
    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.
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