5 Times Kanye West Amazed In The Studio
Kanye West’s career was a long time coming. He spent years in the late ’90s grinding in Chicago music scene before he finally caught on with Roc-A-Fella Records and made a huge impact with work on Jay-Z’s The Blueprint.
Jay Z Sued For $18 Million Over Failed Cologne Venture
Depending how closely you follow Jay Z's business ventures, of which there are many, you may recall that two years Jay Z announced his first-ever cologne: Gold. It's quite likely that you don't recall this, simply because, following that initial announcement, not much happened in the way of the cologne.
8 Hip Hop Short Movies You Need To Watch
In recent years, hip hop has diversified itself artistically. When the culture first boomed, it was a medley of rapping, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti, but over the times things have changed drastically. The art of DJing is no longer essential for creating the beats a rapper needs to kick his flow. Breakdancing isn't conducive over the tempos many rappers are currently employing. Graffiti has grown so big that it's a culture of its own.
10 Other Rappers Who've Visited The White House
Yesterday, we learned that Kendrick Lamar fulfilled a wish he's had ever since the "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" remix ("In the White House with a mink/Running through that bitch like it's my house," although he didn't seem to be wearing any fur at the time), paying a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave as a guest of one of his biggest fans, President Obama. He and his crew were given a tour, hitting a rap squat along the way, and making for a pretty historic moment.
Watch J. Cole's "Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming" Concert Film
After teasing us with previews of the big premiere in the preceding weeks, HBO aired J. Cole's highly-anticipated concert film, Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming, last night. The show was filmed in Cole's hometown of Fayetteville, N.C., where he gave his day-one fans some special surprises, including appearances from Drake, Jay Z, Big Sean, and YG.
Universal Is Being Sued Over Justin Timberlake & Jay Z's "Suit & Tie"
Universal Music Group is being sued over a potentially unauthorized sample used in Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie," which featured Jay Z and was produced by Timbaland. The single peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 100 and appeared on Timberlake'd 2013 album The 20/20 Experience.
Jay Z & Beyoncé Win "Drunk In Love" Lawsuit Against Hungarian Singer
Beyoncé and Jay Z have won a lawsuit against a Hungarian singer known as Mitsou, reports PageSix. The singer, whose real name is Monika Miczura, sued Bey and Jay in December 2014 for using her voice without permission on "Drunk in Love," the couple's collab that peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 100 in 2014.
Rita Ora Is Suing Roc Nation
Roc Nation has diversified over the past year or two, with the introduction of athlete management, giving them more avenues for their business. However now that they have more on their plate, they've been neglecting their artists, this, according to Rita Ora.
Jay Z Shows Up In St. Louis Rams' Locker Room After Big Win
The St. Louis Rams ended a 5-game losing streak today by besting the Detroit Lions 21-14. The MVP of the game was running back Todd Gurley, who rushed for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns. Gurley also happens to be signed to Roc Nation Sports -- owned, of course, by Jay Z -- and Hov showed up in the Rams' locker room after the win to congratulate his client and join the team in their post-game celebration.
Diddy, Jay Z, & Drake Among Forbes' 2015 Highest-Paid Musicians
In 2015, the big bucks come from touring. Just ask Katy Perry, who grossed over $2 million per show during her Prismatic World Tour. With $135 million earned in 2015, she is the year's highest-paid musician and the highest-paid celebrity of anyone not named Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao.
Just Blaze Previews Unreleased "Black Album"-Era Jay Z Demo
Those who follow Just Blaze on social media last night witnessed a rare event. Going through his old server, Blaze came across unreleased music he had worked on with Jay Z, Pharrell, and Missy Elliott, among others. He shared the tracks for his fans to see, blessing the interwebs with this unreleased greatness, before inexplicably deleting nearly all of the evidence.
Jay Z's TIDAL Hires Third CEO
As we've reported, TIDAL has struggled to keep a CEO in place since Jay Z took over the company. The streaming service has continued to give its 1 million subscribers plenty of exclusive content and show access, including the recent TIDAL 10/20 concert.
Beyoncé Is Putting Out A Line Of Streetwear
It's been a minute since Jay Z's Rocawear brand was popping, but it looks like the Carter house will be back on top of the streetwear game once again with the announcement of Beyoncé's new venture.
Jay Z Pays Oscar De La Hoya $100,000 After Alvarez Defeats Cotto
Jay Z and Beyonce were ringside in Vegas on Saturday night to watch the middleweight title fight between Roc Nation's Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez. As you can see in the above photo, the couple looked on apprehensively as they watched Alvarez defeat Cotto in a unanimous decision. To make matters worse, Hov had bet a hefty sum on the fight with former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya, whose Golden Boy Promotions represents Alvarez.
Classic Rotation: Jay Z's "The Black Album"
Jay Z’s Black Album is an objective classic. When Jay announced that the follow-up to his Blueprints was going to be his last record ever, the hype reached a rapid boil. He employed all of his best collaborators for beats, and featured no other rappers. This was to be Jay’s farewell address, and despite the fact that he came back a few years later (like all the greats seem to do), that vibe is still present throughout the record.
Rihanna's "ANTI" Album Rumored To Drop Next Month
The rollout for Rihanna's 8th album ANTI has been a confusing one. The drop has felt imminent all year, and when the title and album cover were unveiled last month, it seemed the album must be right on the cusp of release.
Here Are Some Of Kanye West & Jay Z's Hotel Rider Demands
We've seen artist's concert riders contain anything and everything, from a variety of different meats to super soakers to a very sp
Rihanna Signs $25 Million Deal With Samsung
As if you needed further proof that Rihanna is killing it on all cylinders, the unstoppable femme fatale has just signed a $25 million deal with Samsung, reports New York Post. For those keeping track, that's $6 M's more than Drake's rumored deal with Apple Music.
Beyonce, Jay Z, Usher & Ja Rule Attend Chance The Rapper's Show In NYC
Chance the Rapper's "Family Matters" tour came through NYC last night, and some celebrity guests were in attendance to watch the young rapper perform with his band, The Social Experiment. Fetty Wap isn't the only young artist Beyonce is rocking with these days, as she, her husband, and Usher were pictured with Chance backstage at last night's show.
Rihanna's Former Publicist Says He Spread Jay Z Affair Rumors To Break Her Single
You may remember a rumor going around that Jay Z had cheated on Beyonce with Rihanna right around the beginning of the Barbadian singer's career. While it hasn't been a hot topic for years, the subject recently resurfaced through reports that the rumors had actually caused a year-long rift in Jay Z and Beyonce's relationship, which came to light through an upcoming unofficial biography Becoming Beyoncé.