Jay Z News

 
  • Cover of Jay Z Featured On Outro To Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
     As we draw closer and closer to Drake's September 24th release date of Nothing Was The Same, the anticipation just keeps on growing. Last week, Billboard revealed three song titles and their producers which was part of a cover story in their latest issue. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Says Jay Z Has "Always Been That Dude" In Rap Fashion
    We've seen Kendrick Lamar's style progress over the last little while, with the rapper getting more and more nods for his fashion sense. The TDE emcee spoke with Hypebeast about his status as a style icon, his influences, and whether or not he would ever enter the design world.
  • Cover of Watch "Made In America" Performances From Public Enemy, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore
    Saturday was the first day of Budweiser's 2013 "Made In America" festival, held at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Noteworthy acts included A$AP Rocky, Solange, Public Enemy, 2 Chainz, and Beyonce, who headlined last night.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: September 1
    We see two new entries when it comes to hip-hop on Charts Don't Lie this week. They belong to Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Mob's A$AP Ferg.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Ron Howard's "Made In America" Documentary To Debut At TIFF [Update: Trailer & Release Date Revealed]
  • Cover of Watch Jay Z & Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail" Video
    Jay Z is continuing with his "New Rules" strategy, and has decided to release his new video on Facebook. We saw photos of Jay and Mark Zuckerberg together a few months back, so this may have something to do with their meeting. Watch the official video for "Holy Grail" with Justin Timberlake below.
  • Cover of Jay Z's Rocawear Sued Over "Hood Love" T-Shirts
    Although Hov himself is having no problems selling Magna Carta Holy Grail, his clothing line, Rocawear, seems to be struggling as of late. This past June they were sued for an unpaid bill of $450,000 and now they're facing another lawsuit from a rival clothing company.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: August 25
    This week we really saw the effects of Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control" transfer over to the charts. The rapper's debut album, which officially went platinum this past week, has been slowly creeping back up the charts, something we've been seeing on Charts Don't Lie over the past weeks.
  • Cover of Rumor: Is Jay Z About To Perform A Secret Show In Brooklyn? [Update: Rumors Are False]
    RevoltTV is reporting that Jay Z may be performing a secret show in Brooklyn-- and it's about to go down RIGHT NOW. The hint provides the address 421 Troutman Street, and claims that Justin Timberlake and Beyonce will join him as special guests.
  • Cover of Cop Who Escorted LeBron To Jay Z Show Gets Disciplined
    LeBron James is one of the most famous athletes in the world, and he put his clout on display when he posted a video on Instagram of police giving him an escort to a Jay Z/Justin Timberlake concert.  This was against protocol, and since it made the news the police department involved needed to reprimand the officers f
  • Cover of Jay Z's "Holy Grail" Reaches Platinum
    Jay Z appeared on Justin Timberlake’s first single off his recent album, and Timberlake returned the favor by appearing on the first track off Magna Carta Holy Grail. 
  • Cover of Rumor: Jay Z & Beyonce Bought The New Regal Theater In Chicago?
    Beyonce and Jay Z don't only have their sights on domination of New York, but potentially Chicago too-- it's been rumored that Bey and Jay have purchased the renowned New Regal Theater in Chi-town.
  • Cover of LeBron Given Police Escort Because Jay Z Would Not Perform Till He Arrived
    LeBron James was stuck in heavy traffic on his way to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert over the weekend, but no worries for the King as police ended up giving him an escort to the event, even driving on the wrong side of the road. Unfortunately for the cops who gave LBJ the escort, the league MVP posted video o
  • Cover of LeBron Gets Police Escort To Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Show [Update: Police Investigate Into Who Escorted]
    Earlier in the summer, LeBron James was showing off his preferential treatment as he had a DJ set up in his hotel room in Asia.  Now the league MVP, posts a video on Instagram of him headed to the Legends Of The Summer concert which is headlined by Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. LBJ had a police escort on his way to th
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: August 18
    This week was obviously a memorable one for hip-hop, with Big Sean's "Control" dropping and a Kendrick Lamar frenzy ensuing. While the verse has received way more attention than we could have imagined, plenty of rappers are retaliating and introducing new excitement into the rap game which isn't a bad thing.
  • Cover of Jay Z Celebrates Last "Legends" Show With Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lebron James, Rick Ross & More
     After playing in arenas like Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Rose Bowl, and Soldier Field, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake closed out their historic "Legends Of The Summer" tour in Miami last night. And brought along some special friends to join them.
  • Cover of Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" Set To Feature Jay Z, Lil Wayne & Hudson Mohawke
    The thirst for Drake's new album Nothing Was The Same is real. The album arrives on September 17th, and as of yet, we haven't heard many details about who or what to expect on it.
  • Cover of Casey Veggies' Dad Was Jay Z's Security Guard
    Casey Veggies has been gradually making a name for himself without a co-sign. Turns out the young rapper does has some pretty big connections in the industry however, albeit unconventional ones.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: August 11
    We have two new-comers to Charts Don't Lie this week, who come from opposite ends of the spectrum- Robin Thicke and Tech N9ne. Both artists had impressive debuts, with Thicke earning a #1 debut for the first time, and Tech N9ne earning his chart peak as well.
  • Cover of Photos: Jay Z & Dame Dash Reunite
    Jay Z and Dame Dash, former Rocafella partners, reunited last night in NYC when they attended a mutual friend's birthday party.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Revealed For Tech N9ne's "Something Else"
    Tech N9ne has had a long career, which took him through many major label deals, but since going independent the rapper's popularity had been steadily growing.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: August 4th
    Last week we contemplated the low sales for Ace Hood's Trials & Tribulations album. This week, we see a severe drop for Ace's album, at the same time we get a new entry with similarly low sales, Rich Gang.
  • Cover of Jay Z Talks Politics & Harry Belafonte With Bill Maher, Premieres "Picasso Baby"
    Jay Z appeared on HBO yesterday to chop it up with Bill Maher, as well as premiere the new "art piece" accompaniment for "Picasso Baby". Jay spoke with Maher about his political view, his issues with Harry Belafonte, and of course, Obama.
  • Cover of Jay Z Speaks On Losing The Hyphen & How He Used To "Really Suck" Live
    Jay Z has made quite the promotional run in the last few months, and doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. The rapper called into Big Boy's morning show on power 106 to speak on a variety of topics.
  • Cover of Flavor Flav Says Drake, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar Make "Great Rap Records But It's Not Hip Hop"
    Flavor Flav may not be at the top of his game when it comes to hip-hop, but he's still keeping up with the current cats in the rap game, and in a new interview, provided his honest opinion on the status of hip-hop.
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