Jay Z News

  • Raekwon Names Jay Z The Top Artist In Hip-Hop Today, Talks New Album
    Raekwon Names Jay Z The Top Artist In Hip-Hop Today, Talks New Album
    Jul 31, 2014 at 05:27am
    Listing his five favorite emcees in a short Q&A for GQ's new Barbershop interview series, Raekwon gave shout outs to Rakim, Slick Rick, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, and Chuck D. When asked who's at the top of the hip-hop game, however, he claimed all five emcees were out-shined by fellow New Yorker Jay Z. Praising Jay's longevity, the Wu-Tang rapper went on to explain that younger rappers may be hot now, but lasting 20 years is the true test of ability.
  • Jay Z & Beyonce Reportedly Earning A Combined $84 Million From "On The Run" Tour
    Jay Z & Beyonce Reportedly Earning A Combined $84 Million From "On The Run" Tour
    Jul 30, 2014 at 09:11am
    Rumors about a divorce continue to fly around Beyonce and Jay Z, and with that comes reports from NYPost's Page Six that Bey was shopping for a $21.5 million apartment in Chelsea without Jay. Although we cannot say if it is true for certain, if it is, that amount is nothing compared to how much the couple are raking in with their summer "On The Run" tour.
  • Top 10: Rap Interludes
    Top 10: Rap Interludes
    Jul 28, 2014 at 10:46am
    The interlude has always been an opportunity for an artist to switch up the vibe of their album and transition from one style to another. Sometimes they're musical, sometimes they're a humorous skit (or not so much) thrown in for comic relief. Hip Hop albums have had interludes for a long time, but they're transformed slightly during this current generation of the genre. The skit has almost entirely gone the way of the dinosaur, with very few albums featuring them. However, the musical interlude has flourished, even producing songs that are considered classics.
  • Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
    Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
    Jul 26, 2014 at 12:42pm
    Cassidy cut his teeth as a battle rapper, and the punchline-driven style has always had a heavy presence in his recorded material. In a new interview with VladTV, the Philly emcee criticized the current rappers for not being lyric-driven, and accredited the popularization of battle rap with fans seeking out bars.
  • Memphis Bleek Confirms Jay Z Ghostwrote Lyrics For Him
    Memphis Bleek Confirms Jay Z Ghostwrote Lyrics For Him
    Jul 24, 2014 at 04:03am
    One of the more notable guest appearances on Jay Z's classic debut album Reasonable Doubt was from a 15-year-old emcee by the name of Memphis Bleek. While Bleek would eventually grow into a solo success, scoring a few hit singles of his own in the early 2000s, the rapper now confirms that his vocals on Jay's debut were entirely ghostwritten by his eventual label head.
  • Louis Farrakhan "Proud" Of Jay Z & Jay Electronica For Representing Five Percent Nation
    Louis Farrakhan "Proud" Of Jay Z & Jay Electronica For Representing Five Percent Nation
    Jul 23, 2014 at 05:13am
    Minister Louis Farrakhan has penned a letter addressing Jay Z and Jay Electronica's representation of The Five Percent Nation at the 10th annual Brookyln Hip-Hop Festival that took place earlier this month. Claiming he's "proud" of every person who stood alongside Electronica, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI) uses the text to preach the organization's teachings and defend the profanity in the rapper's music. Read select text below:
  • The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
    The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
    Jul 21, 2014 at 03:37pm
    Last week, at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Jay Electronica gave fans a set to remember as he brought out labelmate Jay Z, Mac Miller, J. Cole, and Talib Kweli. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jay is an elusive rapper and producer who joined Jay Z’s Roc Nation roster label in 2010.
  • Jay Z & Beyonce Rumored To Separate After Tour
    Jay Z & Beyonce Rumored To Separate After Tour
    Jul 20, 2014 at 04:26pm
    According to a report by the NY Post, Jay Z and Beyonce are "trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing," with their joint tour being cited as a reason for papers not being finalized. According to an anonymous source, "this is a huge concert tour and they’ve already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front." 
  • Jay Z Calls Angie Martinez During Her First Show On Power 105.1
    Jay Z Calls Angie Martinez During Her First Show On Power 105.1
    Jul 18, 2014 at 11:21am
    Angie Martinez shocked most of us when she announced she'd be making the leap from New York radio station Hot 97 to their main competitor, Power 105.1, but everyone seemed to leave on good terms. The famed radio personality had her first show on Power 105.1 yesterday afternoon, and she started out with a bang, getting Jay Z to call in to speak to her for a few minutes.
  • Jay Z Teared Up While Writing "Seen It All" Verse For Jeezy
    Jay Z Teared Up While Writing "Seen It All" Verse For Jeezy
    Jul 17, 2014 at 01:46pm
    Jeezy recently spoke with MTV News about his new single "Seen It All" featuring Jay Z, as well as the album it's off of, also titled Seen It All.
  • Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
    Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
    Jul 12, 2014 at 09:38pm
    The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is going down today in Williamsburg, and so far, Jay Electronica's set was the most surprising. Jay Elec performing alone in itself is quite a rare sight, but the elusive rapper made sure to up the ante of his set with a few big name guest appearances.
  • Jay Z & Beyonce's "On The Run" Tour Coming To HBO
    Jay Z & Beyonce's "On The Run" Tour Coming To HBO
    Jul 10, 2014 at 09:43pm
    For those of you who are unable to attend Beyonce & Jay Z’s “On The Tour” this summer, today is your lucky day. HBO has just announced that they will air a special television concert of the show this Fall called "On The Run Tour: Jay Z and Beyoncé." The TV concert will feature a taping of shows on Sept 12th and 13th at the Stade de France in Paris (their only international dates). The special will feature music's power couple performing over 40 songs from their solo catalogues, along with a handful of collaborations including their latest hit "Drunk In Love."
  • Samples Of The Week: July 10
    Samples Of The Week: July 10
    Jul 10, 2014 at 09:58am
    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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
  • Jay Z & The Roots To Perform At Global Citizen Festival
    Jay Z & The Roots To Perform At Global Citizen Festival
    Jul 9, 2014 at 01:51pm
    This year's Global Citizen Festival has announced a pretty strong line-up, consisting of headliners Jay Z and The Roots, as well as Tiesto and No Doubt, there seems to be a little something for everybody. The Global Citizen Festival is in support of the Global Poverty Project, a charity aimed to rid the world of extreme poverty by 2030. This year's festival goes down in New York's Central Park on September 27th.
  • Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella Records Sued By Chauncey Mahan Again
    Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella Records Sued By Chauncey Mahan Again
    Jul 9, 2014 at 04:50am
    Back in April, we reported that Jay-Z & Roc-A-Fella Records were subjected to a $100,000 extortion plot at the hand of one of Jay's old sound engineers Chauncey Mahan.
  • Keepin’ It Real: Rhyming Straight To The Mic
    Keepin’ It Real: Rhyming Straight To The Mic
    Jul 8, 2014 at 03:59pm
    Rappers are storytellers of the modern age. The media often misunderstands these narrators of society, but future generations will recognize them as windows into the past. Truly talented rappers have the ability to connect with people through their words, which may or may not be written down prior to the stage of recording. Some argue that the work of rappers who do not scribble down words beforehand is better than those that do.
  • Solange Briefly Addresses Jay Z Elevator Attack
    Solange Briefly Addresses Jay Z Elevator Attack
    Jul 7, 2014 at 12:49pm
    The Carter/Knowles family released a joint statement following Solange's video tapped attack on her sister's husband Jay Z a few months back, but apart from that we've haven't heard anything from the individual parties involved, and we're still unsure of the exact reason for Solange's leg-kicking,
  • Cardo Says Jeezy & Jay Z's "Seen It All" Beat Was Originally For Big Sean
    Cardo Says Jeezy & Jay Z's "Seen It All" Beat Was Originally For Big Sean
    Jul 2, 2014 at 09:32pm
    On Monday night, Jeezy released the title track to his upcoming album, Seen It All, which happened to feature a hot new verse from Jay Z.
  • Beyonce Changes Lyrics To "Resentment", Presumably Supporting Jay Z Cheating Rumors
    Beyonce Changes Lyrics To "Resentment", Presumably Supporting Jay Z Cheating Rumors
    Jul 2, 2014 at 09:54am
    Following Solange's infamous elevator attack on Beyonce's husband Jay Z, plenty of rumours began circulating that there were marriage troubles for the powerful hip-hop couple.
  • Dame Dash Says Lyor Cohen "Ruined Roc-A-Fella"
    Dame Dash Says Lyor Cohen "Ruined Roc-A-Fella"
    Jun 30, 2014 at 04:59pm
    Dame Dash has made more headlines in 2014 for his beefs with industry folks like Funkmaster Flex and Steve Stoute than he has for any music or business moves, and it seems he's continuing down that path.
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