Jay Z News

  • 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.
  • Cover of Jay Z Signs Yankee Pitcher C.C. Sabathia To Roc Nation Sports
     Roc Nation Sports continues to build their fleet of athletes. The Jay Z-led sports agency has just inked a deal with New York Yankees star pitcher C.C. Sabathia.
  • Cover of Beyonce & Jay Z Share Photos From New Year's Eve & Blue Ivy's 2nd Birthday
    Beyonce and Jay Z like to keep their personal life under tight wraps, so whenever we get a glimpse at what the power couple has been up too, we usually take it.
  • Cover of Jay Z To Headline DirecTV's Super Bowl Party
     With this year’s Super Bowl taking place in NYC for the first time ever, it’s only fitting that Jay Z be a part of the festivities in some sort of way.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Reveals New "Mastermind" Release Date
    Rick Ross was originally going to cap off 2013 with Mastermind, but to the surprise of very few, the project was pushed back indefinitely. The album now has a brand new release date, so let's hope this one is the real deal.
  • Cover of Jay Z Reaches Out To Aspiring Rapper He Brought Onstage In Chicago
    As reported by TMZ, it seems Jay Z (or his security team, rather) has reached out to a young woman he brought onstage during Thursday evening's "Magna Carter World Tour" performance in Chicago. Although seemingly chosen at random, the individual Hov selected to freestyle had spit for him three years earlier on "Th
  • Cover of Jay Z Interviewed Next To Lesbian Sex In Rare Unearthed Video
    Jay Z has accomplished a lot in the last year, but a new video that surfaced online today is probably one of the few things he couldn't pull off in 2014.
  • Cover of Jay Z And Beyonce Rent Out Theme Park For Blue Ivy's Birthday
    Blue Ivy Carter celebrated her second birthday in spectacular fashion this past Tuesday (1/7). Jay Z and Beyonce decided to rent out Miami’s Jungle Island, which is an amusement park that includes a wildlife park and botanical garden, for their daughter’s once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
  • Cover of Jay Z's Holiday Collection With Barneys Nets $1 Million
    Jay Z and Barneys high-end collaboration was off to a rocky start, but in the end none of that seems to have effected the sales of their partnership.
  • Cover of Two Women Rob & Run Over Man For His Jay Z Tickets
    Two Jay Z fans got completely out of hand in Houston, Texas, when attempting to procure tickets for Jay's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" tour.
  • Cover of Textbook On Kanye West's Cultural Impact To Be Released
    Looks like Kanye West is not the only person who thinks he has a large cultural impact (though he may argue he has the largest). A new textbook written by Julius Bailey will hit shelves in March under the title The Cultural Impact of Kanye West. 
  • Cover of Jay Z's Brand Is Lacking Authenticity According To New Survey
    Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail roll-out with Samsung received mixed reviews when it occurred this past July. It turns out, it really wasn't too popular with the masses, as a new survey indicates.
  • Cover of Target Won't Be Selling Beyonce's New Self-Titled Album [Update: Neither Will Amazon]
    Despite how popping Beyonce's new visual album has proven to be (it moved 828,00 digital copies in three days), discount department store Target is refusing to offer it for sale.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Reveals Artwork For Jay Z-Featured Single "The Devil Is A Lie" [Update: Track Drops Today, New Art Revealed]
     After announcing the delay of his new album Mastermind few weeks ago, Rick Ross decided to tease fans Tuesday night by revealing the artwork for his highly anticipated first single “The Devil Is A Lie” featuring Jay Z.
  • Cover of Jay Z Launches "Comador" Cigar Line
    Jay Z is a business, man. The rapper turnt mogul seems to be able to accomplish any venture he sets out on, recently pairing with Barneys, and taking a crack at the sports agent game. Jay's latest endeavor is cigars-- partnering with Cohiba Red Dot to launch a new line called Comador.
  • Cover of Jay Z Ranks His 12 Solo Albums
    As you're probably aware by now, Jay Z celebrated his 44th birthday today. We did a list of our own for Hov, looking at some of his top album tracks but the rapper decided to post a list of his own on his Life + Times blog, and it's definitely of interest.
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