Jay Z News

  • Hip-Hop's Fashion Evolution
    Hip-Hop's Fashion Evolution
    Jun 20, 2014 at 03:35pm
    Jay Z made a song dedicated to Tom Ford last year, one of Harlem's hottest rappers wears strictly skinny jeans (A$AP Rocky), and one of the industry's most talked about rappers (Kanye West) is addicted to high-fashion. A little over a decade ago, the genre's finest openly wore baggy clothing, throwback jerseys, and du-rags. It's an understatement to say hip-hop's fashion sense has changed a bit.
  • Fantastic Flows Follow Up: MCs With The Best Flows
    Fantastic Flows Follow Up: MCs With The Best Flows
    Jun 19, 2014 at 03:21pm
    Two days back we had an article about the origins of certain flows, and some of our ever reliable commenters took it to be some sort of ranking of the best flows, which was not the case. The entire point of the article was to point out that some flows are influenced by region, and some by other artists. It was in no way a ranking of the best flows, yet the internet kids kept yelling "HOW IZ WIZ NOT BE ON DA LISST?" and "YOUNG THUG HAZ BEST FLOWS OF ALL TYME". Yet, there was no list.
  • Jay Z Has Launched "An Arnold Palmer-esque" Beverage Called "40/40"
    Jay Z Has Launched "An Arnold Palmer-esque" Beverage Called "40/40"
    Jun 17, 2014 at 05:49pm
    Jay Z has already taken over the rap game, and he's now ready to try his hand at the beverage game. Both Jay and Mariah Carey (who's new single "Thirsty" now seems like a subliminal marketing scheme) will be launching beverages through Go N'Syde (helmed by former Def Jam head, Kevin Liles), each with a different flavor and target market.
  • Kanye West Says Dr. Dre's Apple Deal Couldn't Have Happened Without Jay Z's Samsung Deal
    Kanye West Says Dr. Dre's Apple Deal Couldn't Have Happened Without Jay Z's Samsung Deal
    Jun 17, 2014 at 02:11pm
    Kanye West, who is scheduled to speak at the Cannes Lions Music Festival later this week, also participated in a panel discussion yesterday with Steve Stoute and Ben Horowitz. The discussion covered topics such as Dr. Dre's deal with Apple, Kanye's desire to redesign Instagram, his need to always work with '#1', and the perfectionism that went into his wedding photo (the most 'liked' Instagram photo of all time). Read some choice excerpts from the characteristically quotable Kanye below. On spending 4 days shooting his wedding photo:
  • Kanye West Rants, Refuses To Rap Jay Z's Name At Bonnaroo
    Kanye West Rants, Refuses To Rap Jay Z's Name At Bonnaroo
    Jun 14, 2014 at 11:58am
    Kanye West and Bonnaroo have a history. In 2008, Kanye had an infamously flawed set at the festival, going on hours late, and performing a severely shortened set. 'Ye later put the festival organizers, and previous act Pearl Jam for the underwhelming performance, in a now immortalized rant that featured such choice quotes as "I’m typing so fucking hard I might break my fucking Mac book Air!!!!!!!!", and "I HAVE A FUCKING LIGHT SHOW DUMB ASS, IT’S NOT CALLED GLOW IN THE DARK FOR NO REASON SQUID BRAINS!".
  • J. Cole Challenged Jay Z To Hop On His Songs In 2009 (Unearthed Video)
    J. Cole Challenged Jay Z To Hop On His Songs In 2009 (Unearthed Video)
    Jun 13, 2014 at 05:43pm
    On Sunday at 7:30 PM, MTV will air J. Cole's The Warm Up: 5 Years Later, a documentary that looks at J. Cole's mercurial rise to the top, and today they've released some previously-unseen footage of Cole in 2009 saying some pretty bold stuff.
  • Alleged Jay-Z Mistress Denies Reports Of An Affair
    Alleged Jay-Z Mistress Denies Reports Of An Affair
    Jun 12, 2014 at 05:00am
    Entertainment tabloids have a habit of reporting first and asking questions later. Most of the time, their "journalism" goes without consequence. As long as "sources say," magazines will publish. Today, however, TMZ reports that In Touch may have a legal battle on their hands.
  • Cam'ron Speaks On Solange & Jay Z Elevator Attack, Dipset Reunion
    Cam'ron Speaks On Solange & Jay Z Elevator Attack, Dipset Reunion
    Jun 9, 2014 at 01:43pm
    Cam'ron made his way to London last week, and while he didn't end up taking the stage at his scheduled concert, he did manage to meet up with Tim Westwood for an interview.
  • Rebirth Pt. 2: The Evolution Of A Rap Collaboration
    Rebirth Pt. 2: The Evolution Of A Rap Collaboration
    May 29, 2014 at 01:38pm
    Competition breeds success. No disrespect to Drake, but this motto could trump Y.O.L.O. So much so that, in hip-hop, the saying can be modified to read “competition breeds superiority.” Nowhere is that more present than in the situation known as the collaboration. Following up last week's discussion of a rap group, we now turn to look at how the idea of a 'collaboration' has evolved since rap's heyday.
  • Jay Z Has Reportedly Split From Business Partner John Meneilly
    Jay Z Has Reportedly Split From Business Partner John Meneilly
    May 28, 2014 at 07:30pm
    Jay Z and John Meneilly have worked closely for over a decade,with Meneilly serving as something of a manager for the rapper, though Jay was apparently always reluctant to refer to him as such. The two have reportedly parted ways, and sources conflicted on whether the split was amicable. One industry insider says that Meneilly's departure "wasn’t his choice,” while another says the decision was "mutual" and was made "a couple of months ago".
  • Jay Z Forced To Participate In Deposition For Rocafella Logo Lawsuit [Update: Jay Delays Due To Tour]
    Jay Z Forced To Participate In Deposition For Rocafella Logo Lawsuit [Update: Jay Delays Due To Tour]
    May 27, 2014 at 12:45pm
    Jay Z has been attempting to dodge a lawsuit aimed at him from Dwayne Walker, the designer of the Rocafella logo, but it looks at though he's gonna have to cooperate after all. Jay Z, Damon Dash and Universal Music are all named in the suit, in which Walker claims that he's owed $7 Million for his design. Apparently, Walker was promised $3500 on submission of the logo, as well as 2% of revenues for the next ten years. While he was paid his initial sum, the percentage was never delivered, which with the success of the company quickly climbed to the millions.
  • Jay Z And Solange Incident Spoofed On "Saturday Night Live"
    Jay Z And Solange Incident Spoofed On "Saturday Night Live"
    May 18, 2014 at 09:46am
    Last night was the season finale of "Saturday Night Live," and to open up the show, the cast chose to riff off of the most attention-grabbing news story of the week: Jay Z and Solange Knowles' now-infamous elevator incident. Starring Jay Pharoah as Jay Z, Sasheer Zamata as Solange, Keenan Thompson as the family's security guard, and Maya Rudolph as Beyoncé in a fantastic cameo, the cast members fabricate a story that has a much nicer explanation than the actual incident most likely does.
  • Courtside Collection: Hip Hop Artists At Basketball Games
    Courtside Collection: Hip Hop Artists At Basketball Games
    May 17, 2014 at 05:28pm
    When hip hop 'It' couple Jay Z and Beyonce recently showed up courtside at the Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat game amidst major controversies. the buzz of the pairs appearance was carried around swiftly.
  • Meek Mill Previews More Records Off "Dreams Worth More Than Money", Has Collabo With Jay Z & Nas
    Meek Mill Previews More Records Off "Dreams Worth More Than Money", Has Collabo With Jay Z & Nas
    May 16, 2014 at 10:35am
    Last week Meek Mill treated fans to a preview of three new tracks off his upcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money. He continues to keep the fans informed on his album progress, with a preview of more tracks last night on Instagram.
  • Jay Z, Solange, & Beyonce Release Official Statement On Elevator Footage
    Jay Z, Solange, & Beyonce Release Official Statement On Elevator Footage
    May 15, 2014 at 05:06pm
    It had to happen at some point. The official statement from Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange pertaining to the leaked security footage of Solange attacking Jay in an elevator has finally arrived. Unfortunately, almost no explanation has been provided, other than the family has "worked through" their issues. They've definitely taken the "this is something all families go through" approach on this one, which means it's being kept private, and the world may never know exactly what happened in that elevator. Read the full statement below.
  • Hotel Employee Who Leaked Solange/Jay Z Footage For $250k Fired
    Hotel Employee Who Leaked Solange/Jay Z Footage For $250k Fired
    May 15, 2014 at 11:12am
    The Standard Hotel in NYC was looking for the culprit who leaked the now infamous elevator footage of Solange attacking Jay Z, and after a few days, they've discovered who the employee is and fired him. The employee was apparently shopping around the footage for five days before finally selling it to TMZ for $250,000. The Standard released the following statement about the employee and incident,
  • Jay Z Is Reportedly Kanye West's Best Man
    Jay Z Is Reportedly Kanye West's Best Man
    May 14, 2014 at 05:18pm
    While it was initially reported that Jay Z and Beyonce would not be attending Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding, things seem to have changed drastically. Not only will the couple be in attendance, but Hov will be serving as the best man for the occasion. Rumor had it that the opposition from the couple came from a reluctance to be featured on Kim's reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, so Kimye's decision to keep the wedding off-camera seems a likely reason for Bey and Jay's change of heart.
  • Solange Removes Beyonce Images From Instagram [Update: Beyonce Posts Several Images Of Solange On Instagram]
    Solange Removes Beyonce Images From Instagram [Update: Beyonce Posts Several Images Of Solange On Instagram]
    May 14, 2014 at 10:36am
    Yesterday we reported that Solange Knowles was caught on security cameras assaulting Jay-Z in an elevator after the Met Gala. Jay-Z and Beyonce were later spotted sitting court side at last night's Miami Heat game with all smiles. The incident, it seemed, left the couple with little impact. Solange, on the other hand, may just have fallen on the opposite end of the spectrum.
  • Solange Attacked Jay Z When He Tried To Go To Rihanna's Party Without Beyonce, Sources Report
    Solange Attacked Jay Z When He Tried To Go To Rihanna's Party Without Beyonce, Sources Report
    May 13, 2014 at 04:51pm
    Solange and Jay Z's elevator scuffle has been the inescapable news story of the last 24 hours, mainly because of the lack of information provided. The joke of the day was coming up with the most ridiculous scenarios that could have put the younger Knowles sister in such a frenzy. Today we have been given some answers-- though they come from anonymous sources.
  • Jay Z And Solange Memes Go Cray-Z
    Jay Z And Solange Memes Go Cray-Z
    May 13, 2014 at 11:25am
    Yesterday the blogs and gossip sites went crazy over security footage from an elevator at the Standard Hotel in NYC on the night of the Met Gala. The footage showed Solange, Jay Z and Beyonce entering the elevator with security guards, and as the doors close, Solange completely attacks Hova, feet kicking in the air and hands flailing.
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