Jay Z News

  • 9 Rapper Photoshop Makeovers
    9 Rapper Photoshop Makeovers
    Sep 4, 2014 at 02:53pm
    This is what happens when a graphic designer gets bored. We decided to play around with some of your favorite rappers faces and give them a completely unnecessary makeover, thank you Photoshop. Click through to see what happens when 50 Cent gets a mullet, Kanye West gets a super high top, Jay Z and Beyonce sport identical braids, Ty Dolla $ign gets his head shaved, Action Bronson grows out his hair, Rick Ross adopts an afro, Diddy gets dreads, and other hilarious yet random hairstyles. 
  • Jay Z & Rihanna's “Run This Town” To Be Featured In CBS’ Thursday Night Football
    Jay Z & Rihanna's “Run This Town” To Be Featured In CBS’ Thursday Night Football
    Sep 3, 2014 at 11:04pm
    Are you ready for some Football? It’s a Thursday night party apparently because starting September 11th, the much-needed Thursday night football games will be airing on CBS, and using a little hip-hop to kick start the evening.
  • Review: Jeezy's "Seen It All: The Autobiography"
    Review: Jeezy's "Seen It All: The Autobiography"
    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:32am
    Every meaningful artist takes a step back at some point in their career to dwell on their achievements and tribulations in an attempt to make sense of everything that’s happened.
  • Live Stream Jay Z's "Made In America" Festival [Update: Stream Day 2]
    Live Stream Jay Z's "Made In America" Festival [Update: Stream Day 2]
    Aug 31, 2014 at 03:53pm
    As of 20 minutes ago, both "Made In America" festivals (one in Philadelphia, one in L.A.) are underway. The Jay Z-helmed festival boasts performances by Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, YG, DJ Mustard, Chance The Rapper, Iggy Azalea, Cypress Hill, SZA, Hit-Boy, Big Daddy Kane, Danny Brown, Pharrell Williams, Nipsey Hussle (maybe) and more this year. Lucky for you, the whole thing can be watched from the couch.
  • DJ Mustard Recalls Hanging Up On Jay Z Out Of Disbelief
    DJ Mustard Recalls Hanging Up On Jay Z Out Of Disbelief
    Aug 16, 2014 at 10:19pm
    DJ Mustard just released his debut album, but he's already been an unstoppable presence on the charts for some time. The producer scored himself a deal with Roc Nation, and has plans to launch his own label with Ty Dolla $ign and YG in the near future. Despite his success, Mustard was pretty take aback when Jay Z called him the first time, so much so, he hung up out of disbelief.
  • Here's The Tracklist For Jeezy's "Seen It All"
    Here's The Tracklist For Jeezy's "Seen It All"
    Aug 12, 2014 at 07:06pm
    You've seen the artwork, heard two tracks, and gotten the release date; now comes time for Jeezy (or rather, Best Buy) to unveil the tracklist for September 2nd's Seen It All.
  • SportsCenter Anchors Who Love Hip-Hop
    SportsCenter Anchors Who Love Hip-Hop
    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:03am
    Hip-hop and professional sports are more similar than you might think. Both fields are competitive, exciting, and allow for great debates.
  • Beyoncé Will Perform At The 2014 VMAs And Receive The Video Vanguard Award
    Beyoncé Will Perform At The 2014 VMAs And Receive The Video Vanguard Award
    Aug 7, 2014 at 12:39pm
    With a bevy of Grammys, platinum records and number one singles already under her belt, Beyoncé often seems like she's conquered all their is to conquer in the music world. But on August 24th, at the 2014 VMAs, she'll be given an award she has yet to receive: the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the VMAs' highest honor. 
  • Man Gets Finger Bitten Off At Jay Z & Beyonce Concert
    Man Gets Finger Bitten Off At Jay Z & Beyonce Concert
    Aug 4, 2014 at 04:16pm
    Well, that's not a headline you read every day. A young man who attended a Jay Z and Beyonce "On The Run" concert on Saturday night left the show with one finger less than he came with. Reports say that Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica, 25-years old, attended the Rose Bowl show and lost a finger when he attempted to grope a concert goer's girlfriend. The boyfriend responded by biting Alcaraz-Garnica's finger off.
  • Top 10: Jay Z's Best Post-Retirement Verses
    Top 10: Jay Z's Best Post-Retirement Verses
    Aug 4, 2014 at 01:39pm
    When dissecting a massive catalog such as Hov's to rank his best verses, you really have to break it up. It would be like ranking the Top 10 sports cars ever made, you'd have to go by decade to make it more feasible. So we've decided to tackle everything Tha God MC has done post-retirement, Kingdom Come and forward to the present. Obviously, we're ignoring about a decade's worth of classics, but we'll save that list for another day if (more likely, when) Duke submits something stupid like "Top 10 Schoolboy Q Bucket Hats". But we digress, let's get to the list.
  • 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.
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