Jay Z Becomes First Rapper To Be Nominated For The Songwriters Hall Of Fame
Jay Z is the first rapper to ever be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Sean Carter is one of a group of 24 nominees for this year's Hall of Fame class. The nominees, announced earlier this week, also include Madonna, Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and Max Martin. Nominees must have spent at least 20 years in the music industry.
Jay Z Reportedly "Can't Stand" Kanye West
Kanye West made a few contentious remarks about Jay Z during the Saint Pablo tour's stop in Seattle earlier this week -- namely, that Hov let "political shit" get between him and the music, and he didn't come by Kanye and Kim Kardashian's house to show
Kanye West Upset At Jay Z For Not Coming To See Him After Kim's Robbery
Earlier today, footage surfaced from last night's "Saint Pablo" show in Seattle showing Kanye West venting about the Tidal/Apple "beef" that prevented him and Jay Z guesting on Drake's "Pop Style." He claimed that Jay Z resisted the collaboration both because of his allegiance to Meek Mill (a member of Roc Nation) and due to conflicting interests with his own company, Tidal, and the one Drake is partnered wit
#TBT: Beanie Sigel
Beanie Sigel became the unlikely centerpiece of Meek Mill's beef with The Game and in the process introduced himself to many young rap fans unfamiliar with his exploits in the early '00s as a member of the Roc-a-Fella family. Nicknamed the Broad Street Bully, Sigel was widely respected for his dusty, stubborn, and realist portraits of his formative years in South Philadelphia.
Kanye West Vents About "Tidal/Apple Bullsh*t," Says "Watch The Throne 2" Will Never Happen
Kanye West may be one of Tidal's owners, but he's not happy with what the streaming exclusivity wars are doing to music. During his Seattle stop on the Saint Pablo tour, Kanye couldn't help but express his frustration with the handling of Drake's "Pop Style," which originally featured vocals from himself and Jay Z, but was released as a Drake solo cut when VIEWS dropped on Apple Music.
Kanye West's Stage Designs: A Brief History
"Performing live is the reason why we make music," Kanye West said in the announcement for his Touch the Sky Tour.
Jay Z To Produce Mini-Series On The Army's First Black Sniper
Jay Z is making heavy inroads into the TV and film industry.
Alicia Keys Brings Out Jay Z & Nas At Surprise NYC Show
A week ago, Alicia Keys announced a secret free concert in "one of the most important cities in the world." The next day, she revealed that place to be her hometown of New York City and said that the concert was less than a week away. Two days before tonight's concert, Keys shared a new single, "Blended Family," featuring A$AP Rocky, and also announced her new album, Here, giving it a release date of November 4.
Jay Z, DMX & Ja Rule Reunite Backstage At Beyoncé Show
Beyoncé's final show on her formation tour brought out some enviable guests, but the backstage scene was even more star-studded. An impressive group photo following the show revealed Papoose, Remy Ma, and T.I. were among those taking in the concert from sidestage, but a very special moment came when Jay Z, DMX, and Ja Rule reminisced on old times.
Beyoncé Brings Out Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z & Serena Williams At Final Formation Tour Date
After postponing the date on doctor's orders, Beyonce performed what was now the final date on her lengthy Formation tour Friday night at New Jersey's Metlife Stadium. The show was not short on guest appearances, with Kendrick Lamar, Serena Williams, and Bey's husband Jay Z all crossing the stage during Bey's performance.
19 Rappers Rapping Before The Fame
YouTube is perhaps most useful as a historical archive. When it comes to hip hop, the site is a veritable treasure trove of videos of rappers as they were before the fame, back when their music video budgets hovered in the single digits. These clips are not pretty, but grainier is almost better -- intense pixellation gives these videos the character of artifacts rather than modern footage, even if they are only a few years old.
Jay Z Speaks On Police Brutality & Criminal Justice Reform
As a part of his new deal with The Weinstein Company, Jay Z is producing a documentary series on the life of Kalief Browder, who was imprisoned for three years for allegedly stealing a backpack. Despite never getting convicted, Browder spent over 1,000 days in solitary confinement and committed suicide two years after he was released in 2013.
Jay Z To Produce TV Series About The Late Kalief Browder
A couple of days ago, it was reported that Jay Z signed a two-year TV and movie deal with The Weinstein Company. In a statement, Jay spoke on his mission to "tell stories from real-life prophets," and suggested that there were projects already being worked on.
Jay Z Shares “Brick Phone” Tidal Playlist
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.”
Jay Z Signs Exclusive Deal For TV & Movie With Weinstein Co.
Jay Z continues to tackles all avenues within the entertainment industry.
The Game's 5 Best Diss Tracks
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 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.
Diddy Tops Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings List Again, Jay Z Comes In Second
It's that time of the year again. Forbes is back with their annual Hip Hop Cash Kings list, and for the second year in a row, we're finding Diddy sitting comfy at the top of the list. Dr.
Beyonce Hosts Lit "Soul Train"-Themed 35th Birthday Party
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
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.