Jay Z Shares “Brick Phone” Tidal Playlist
Jay Z Shares “Brick Phone” Tidal Playlist Sep 30, 2016 at 11:20pm
Jay Z is back tonight with another one of his curated Tidal playlists. Back in July, he shared his “Songs For Survival” playlist which featured the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, Bob Marley & many others, and now tonight he’s back with another one called “Brick Phone.”
The Game's 5 Best Diss Tracks
The Game's 5 Best Diss Tracks Sep 20, 2016 at 10:23am
The Game's fallout with 50 Cent shortly after the release of The Documentary in 2005 led him to release not one, not two, but dozens of diss tracks against 50 and G-Unit. While Game has taken shots at other rappers -- and non-rappers ("I'd kick David Beckham's ass on any given day") -- roughly 97% percent of his diss tracks have attempted to humiliate and emasculate G-Unit. In light of Game's new Meek Mill diss track "92 Bars," let us revisit five of the most memorable diss tracks released over the course of his prolific diss career.
Tidal Reportedly Lost A Whole Lot Of Money Last Year
Tidal Reportedly Lost A Whole Lot Of Money Last Year Sep 13, 2016 at 07:41pm
Tidal has stiff competition with Spotify and Apple Music streaming services, and while they've been steadily gaining a larger subscriber base, their net loss for 2015 is considerable. The Wall Street Journal reports that Aspiro, the Swedish company that Jay Z and his peers purchased last year, lost 239 million Swedish kronarin in 2015, which works out to about $28 million.
Beyonce Hosts Lit "Soul Train"-Themed 35th Birthday Party
Beyonce Hosts Lit "Soul Train"-Themed 35th Birthday Party Sep 6, 2016 at 10:22am
Beyonce spent her 35th birthday on Sunday at Made in America Festival in Philly, where Chance the Rapper serenaded her with a special rendition of "Happy Birthday." The proper birthday turn-up didn't commence until Monday night, when Beyonce hosted a "Soul Train"-themed party.
Live Stream: Jay Z's "Made In America" Festival Featuring Rihanna, Lil Wayne & Chance The Rapper
Live Stream: Jay Z's "Made In America" Festival Featuring Rihanna, Lil Wayne & Chance The Rapper Sep 3, 2016 at 02:04pm
Jay Z's annual Made In America festival kicks off today, and those who weren't able to attend will be happy to know that the fest will be live-streamed through Tidal. No need to groan though, as this stream is complimentary and open to subscribers and non-subscribers alike. The fest sports an impressive lineup of hip-hop and R&B including Rihanna, Chance The Rapper, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez, DJ Khaled, Lil Uzi Vert, Desiigner, and DJ Mustard. Other genres are also represented with Coldplay, Grimes, and Jamie XX set to perform.
Big Sean Brought Jay Z & Rick Rubin In For Feedback On His New Album
Big Sean Brought Jay Z & Rick Rubin In For Feedback On His New Album Aug 28, 2016 at 12:58pm
We know that Rick Rubin was brought in at the 11th hour of Kanye West's Yeezus sessions, and it looks like Big Sean has taken a tip from his GOOD Music mentor, requesting the ear of both Rubin and Jay Z while putting the finishing touches on his fourth studio album.
Consequence Says He Was A "Ghostwriter" On Jay Z’s “Encore”
Consequence Says He Was A "Ghostwriter" On Jay Z’s “Encore” Aug 20, 2016 at 01:19am
The topic of “ghostwriting” has been a conversation that many hip-hop fans & enthusiasts have been having following last year’s Drake x Meek Mill x Quentin Miller saga. While many people understand that their favorite rapper might not write 100% of their lyrics, others believe they should and like to argue the case of authenticity when a debate is had. Well for those of you who believe only a true artist writes his lyrics, you might be surprised to hear that Jay Z, who’s arguably the best rapper of all-time, has used a ghostwriter in the past .
A Timeline Of The Throne: How Kanye West & Jay Z's Album Came To Be
A Timeline Of The Throne: How Kanye West & Jay Z's Album Came To Be Aug 9, 2016 at 06:37pm
Watch The Throne was a blockbuster album, spawning big singles ("Otis," "N*ggas In Paris"), an ambitious tour, and a fair amount of acclaim. The idea for the project began simply as EP, but quickly grew much bigger, involving a slew of big name producers (Hit-Boy, Jeff Bhasker, The Neptunes, Q-Tip, Mike Dean, RZA) and featured artists (Frank Ocean, The-Dream, Beyonce).
5 Recent HOT 97 x Rapper Beefs
5 Recent HOT 97 x Rapper Beefs Aug 5, 2016 at 06:45pm
Rappers are constantly taking subliminal shots at one another, but other artists are not the only people involved in rap beefs. The strong personalities of New York radio are constantly getting caught up in heated disagreements with artists, either through their opinions, or direct jabs at artists. Recently HOT 97 has been at the center of a few of these conflicts, most recently inspiring Drake to take some shots at them at a recent show. We've gone back through a few of the various issues between Funk Flex, Ebro, and the rest of the rap game, highlighting 5 of the more recent instances.
Jermaine Dupri Thinks Jay Z’s New Album Might Be Finished
Jermaine Dupri Thinks Jay Z’s New Album Might Be Finished Jul 21, 2016 at 09:08pm
While most of what you’re about to read is wishful thinking, it sure is excited to hear one of Jay Z’s close friends think there’s an album on the way. Earlier this week, Jermaine Dupri paid a visit to the RapRadar podcast & talked about his long-time relationship with Jay Z. During which, JD spilled some news on Hov’s next album, saying he knows the title & believes it’s already done. When JD was asked if he was on the album, he replied “I know the name of Hov’s new album..... It might be done.”
Behind The Beat: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Behind The Beat: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Jul 21, 2016 at 06:38pm
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League was formed in 2003 when Rook and Colione, two established producers in their mid-twenties, teamed up with Kenny Barto, a young Full Sail University student in Tampa, Florida. Their discography hides the years of hard work each put in perfecting their craft. You won’t find obscure local artists or years of mixtape instrumentals among their early production credits. The first 3 entries in their discography on Wikipedia are Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, and Juelz Santana.
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence Jul 18, 2016 at 04:26pm
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
5 Biggest Live Hip Hop Fails
5 Biggest Live Hip Hop Fails Jul 15, 2016 at 05:57pm
Rich Homie Quan has received considerable heat for his lyrical blunder at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors earlier this week.
Rihanna, Diddy, & The Weeknd Among Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrities Of 2016
Rihanna, Diddy, & The Weeknd Among Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrities Of 2016 Jul 12, 2016 at 09:55am
Forbes has released its Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016 list, comprised of the 100 celebrities who earned the most money between June 2015 and June 2016 to crack the Top 100. Taylor Swift took the #1 spot with a whopping $170 million earned. A few hip hop & luminaries made the cut as well:
Jay Z Shares "Songs For Survival" TIDAL Playlist
Jay Z Shares "Songs For Survival" TIDAL Playlist Jul 11, 2016 at 10:27am
The recent wave of police shootings and ensuing protests inspired Jay Z to release a new single "Spiritual." He followed that up over the weekend with a 24-track playlist called "Songs for Survival."