Jay Z News

  • 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.
  • Cover of It's Yo Birthday: Jay Z's Top 30 Album Tracks
    Now aged 44, Jay Z's career statistics are mind-blowing. He has released 21 albums, has 123 singles to his name, plus several business ventures, and according to Forbes last year, he is estimated to have a net worth of $500 million. He owns Roc Nation which houses some of the biggest names in music.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Beyonce Take On Vegan Challenge
     Jay Z and Beyonce are taking on a new challenge for themselves. Earlier today, the Carters announced that they have decided to go vegan for a few weeks.
  • Cover of Kanye West Addresses His Criticism Of Justin Timberlake & Jay Z's "Suit & Tie"
    Kanye West and Jay Z have had a long partnership as friends and collaborators, so it took many by surprise when 'Ye seemed to throw some shade at Hov during a performance earlier this year.
  • Cover of Diddy, Jay Z & Dr. Dre Make Forbes' "World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2013" List
    Two months ago we saw Diddy top Forbes' Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists list, and now the Bad Boy label head returns on the World's Highest-Paid Musicians of 2013 list, although this time at #12 with $50 million.
  • Cover of Beyoncé Kicked Off Egyptian Pyramid Tour By Archaeologist Zahi Hawass
    It seems the Carter family can't go on vacation without encountering some sort of controversy (i.e. their Cuba trip earlier this year). According to an article in British newspaper The Independent, controversial archaeologist Dr.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Says Jay Z Won Nas Beef
    Jay Z and Nas had one of the best documented beefs in hip hop history.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Speaks On Learning From Jay Z & Nas, No Longer Writing Down Lyrics
    Ab-Soul's following continues to grow, despite his lack of releases since 2012's dense Control System.
  • Cover of Jay Z Collaborates With Barneys For New York Holiday Collection [Update: More Pieces Revealed, They're Expensive]
  • Cover of Jay Z Purchases Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting For $4.5 Million
    Jay Z has been forthright about his love for art, name-dropping the likes of Picasso, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Jeff Koons and Jean-Michel Basquiat through out various records. However, he's not so forthright about the pieces of art that he purchases for himself.
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Has Collaborations With Jay Z & TDE In The Works
    It's about time that producers got their proper recognition. This week it was announced that DJ Mustard had scored an artist deal with Roc Nation, the same week that Pharrell was named hitmaker of the year by GQ magazine, and only a few months after Mike WiLL Made It signed a similar deal with Interscope.
  • Cover of Barneys Cancels Launch Party For Jay Z Collaboration
    Looks like Jay Z and Barneys have decided to take the L on their launch party. The New York department store has just announced that they have cancelled the planned celebration for "New York Holiday," their much talked about collaboration with Hov.
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Signs With Roc Nation [Update: DJ Mustard Signs With Roc Nation As An Artist]
    DJ Mustard has made a name for himself with bay-infused 808 and snap laden production. Along with working extensively with artists like YG, Joe Moses, and Ty$, Mustard has branched out to work with bigger artists like Tyga, 2 Chainz, and Young Jeezy.
  • Cover of Jay Z Speaks On Barneys Partnership, Says All Profits Are For Charity [Update: Jay Z To Move Forward With Release]
    Jay Z has come under fire recently for his association with Barneys after a few reports have come out of black customers being discriminated against.  Now Jigga says that he is not in a hurry to sever his relationship as all the money he makes goes to his charitable organization. 
  • Cover of Bun B Says Houston Rap Relies Too Heavily On DJ Screw's Legacy
    Although reluctant at first, Bun B has readily accepted the title of "OG".
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Calls Nas His Favorite Rapper, Jay Z "The Best To Ever Rap"
    ScHoolboy Q may be from the west coast, but like many rappers these days, his influences are varied. The TDE rapper spoke with BRealTV about the assumption that he only pulls from artists from his region, and his position on the greatest rapper of all time.
  • Cover of Jay Z Sued For Copyright Infringement Over "Run This Town" Sample
    Looks like the Barney's controversy isn't the only issue Jay Z is dealing with. 4 years after the fact, Hov has been hit with a lawsuit over his hit single, "Run This Town" from The Blueprint 3. 
  • Cover of Rick Ross Calls "Mastermind" A "Masterpiece," Details Jay Z Collaborations
    Rick Ross is getting ready to release his new album, Mastermind, on December 17th, and he's certainly confident in the project. The MMG leader had some big statements about the upcoming project, as well as his single with Jay Z, which is set to drop any day now, in his interview with The Breakfast Club.
  • Cover of 2 Chainz Says He Was Misquoted Regarding Jay Z Feature & Sex Tape Plans
    2 Chainz is known to say some pretty colorful things in interviews. Whether talking about his $100,000 feature package, or his attempt to rob a Wendy's in his teens, we've come to expect outrageous claims from the rapper.
  • Cover of Jay Z Announces First Cologne, "Gold"
    Here's a first for Jay Z. The rapper is looking to get into the fragrance business, and will be launching his very first cologne later in the month, on November 20th.
  • Cover of Hit-Boy Says That Drake Is "The Pickiest Artist" When Choosing Beats
    Ever since the crazy success of Jay Z and Kanye West's "Niggas In Paris," producer Hit-Boy has been a hot commodity when it comes to beats, leading to collaborations with just about every big player in the rap game.
  • Cover of Barneys CEO Mark Lee Offers Apology To Jay Z
    Recently Barneys New York has been under criticism, when in the span of a couple of days two different black shoppers were targeted by the police upon leaving the store.
  • Cover of Freeway Ricky Ross Says Jay Z Is "Corny," Rick Ross Is Funded By Police
    Freeway Ricky Ross takes pretty much any chance he can get to throw dirt on the name of the man who stole his. From lawsuits to boxing match challenges, Freeway has gone at Ricky Rozay in every way possible, but has been unsuccessful in his attempts to take the big man down.
  • Cover of There's A Petition Asking Jay Z To End His Partnership w/ Barneys After Discrimination Allegations Surface
    Barneys New York has been in hot water the past two days for discrimination, specifically against two separate shoppers, both of whom are black. This in turn has led people to petition that Jay Z abandon his capsule collection with the high-end store.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Reveals His New Single Will Feature Jay Z [Update: Ross Speaks On Single "The Devil Is A Lie"]
    Rick Ross recently announced the release date for his upcoming album Mastermind, which will be hitting shelves December 17th. The MMG leader let go of a new Future-assisted single last month, but already has plans to drop another big track before the album arrives.
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