Timbaland Pens Apology To Jay-Z On New Song "Sorry"
Throughout the many interviews we've seen from both Timbaland and Jay-Z leading up to, and following the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, we've learned that they were not on good terms until shortly before the recording process.
Jay-Z Covers NME Magazine
Jay-Z is doing quite the press run, we've already seen him interviewed on Hot97, The Breakfast Club, Twitter, and then
Privacy Group Requests FTC Investigation On Jay-Z's "Magna Carta" App
Jay-Z's Samsung app may have got him the platinum plaque he was looking for, but it has also made a lot of users (and Killer Mike) uncomfortable with the data it collects. Now an advocacy group known as the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC is calling for an investigation on the app through the Federal Trade Commission.
Jay-Z's First Week Sales For "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Surpass Projections
The numbers are in, and Jay-Z pulled through, as expected, with the #1 debut on the charts this week. Magna Carta Holy Grail actually moved more units than expected-- selling a whopping 528,208 copies opening week, according to HitsDailyDouble.
Jay-Z Speaks On "Holy Grail," Fame & The Polarizing Nature Of "Yeezus"
In the first part of Jay-Z's interview with BBC Radio 1, he revealed that two of the tracks from Magna Carta Holy Grail actually date back to the Watch The Throne sessions, and that he and Kanye argued for four days over where they would end up.
Top Tracks Of The Week: July 8-14
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out and left room for discussion. This edition features Ace Hood, Juicy J, Jay-Z, and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
Origins: The Samples From Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
Coming up with the right supporting beats and melody in a hip-hop track can be extremely challenging. Not to mention the time and effort it takes to make an original beat. In this day and age, artists often borrow music from other songs and build off it, to create a new and unique beat-- obviously, this is called sampling. Out of the 16 tracks put out on Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, 12 of them were sampled with other songs and beats.
Jay-Z Remembers Arguing With Kanye West Over "Holy Grail" & "Oceans" While Recording "WTT"
We learned through Jay-Z's Twitter spree that the Frank Ocean-featured "Oceans" song was actually two years old. Now, in an upcoming interview from Hov and BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, we learn that "Holy Grail" is also an older track, and that Jay-Z and Kanye West argued over the two tracks, as to whose album they should live on.
Photos: Beyonce & Blue Ivy Vacation In Miami
Despite the fact that Beyonce is currently in the midst of a world tour, she managed to find time to relax with her family at a Miami resort. Along with Blue Ivy, she was joined by her mother Tina, her sister Solange and her nephew Julez. As a means of dissuading the paparazzi, she's shared her own set of photos, revealing Blue Ivy’s face for the first time since she was a newborn. That's all, folks.
Lyrics Of The Week: July 5-11
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.
Drake Dominates Social Networking In Hip-Hop, Kanye West & Lil Wayne Follow
Although it always seems like everyone completely stops what they're doing whenever Kanye West or Jay-Z tweet, a new report shows that it's actually Drake who has the most weight on social networking sites.
Congressional Subcommittee Push "Jay-Z & Beyonce Bill" To Restrict Travel To Cuba
Although that whole controversy over Beyonce and Jay-Z's trip to Cuba seems like it happened ages ago, it appears that people in politics still haven't let it go.
Earl Sweatshirt Voices His Dislike For "Magna Carta Holy Grail" On Twitter
Although the masses seem to have generally positive things to say about Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, one rapper in particular has voiced his dislike for the project. Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter today to let followers know he's not fucking with the album, asking people to "unfollow" him if they "really fucked with Magna Carta."
Wale Talks Jay-Z, Nas & Kanye Comparisons With Himself, J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar, Speaks On Lil Snupe
Wale was praised by Jay-Z yesterday during his Breakfast Club Interview, when Hov named Wale as a rapper who would still be around in ten years from now. Wale seems to be of a similar opinion as Jay, whose label Roc Nation manages Wale. In an interview with Baltimore, Maryland's 92Q radio station Wale discusses comparions to Jay-Z and Nas, as well as how J.
Jay-Z Says Obama Said "Give Me The Ball" At End Of 2nd Election
Barack Obama's love for basketball is a subject that comes up fairly regularly as the President loves to play hoops, and doesn't even mind if he catches an errant elbow, or is off on a day and throws up some bricks in front of onlookers, he just likes to ball. The President has somewhat of a relationship with Roc Nation Sports head, and hip hop mogul, Jay-Z, who took part in the OPUS' fundraising during his campaign, and even performed in Ohio on Barack's final and important stop before the election.
Jay-Z Is Doing A Performance Art Piece Of "Picasso Baby" Today In NYC
Jay-Z's extended Twitter session the other day revealed a lot of #facts about the rapper, including that there are "6 pieces of art" off Magna Carta Holy Grail. It looks like one of those pieces is in motion today, as Hov is doing a performance art piece at the Pace Gallery in NYC at this very moment.
Jay-Z Talks "MCHG" App, Kanye West's Growth, Almost Signing Lil Wayne, Timbaland & More In Breakfast Club Interview
Jay-Z blessed Power 105's The Breakfast Club with a morning visit, and the almost-hour-long interview touched on just about everything-- from life back in the day, to his current endeavors like sports management, and of course, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Hopefully you haven't had your fill of Jay-Z just yet, because this was a good interview. Read through excerpts from the interview below, and watch it in full. On ranking MCHG 4th:
Jay-Z Speaks On Fatherhood, Miley Cyrus, "Yeezus," Dame Dash & More
And the Jay-Z content keeps coming. With Hov's album Magna Carta Holy Grail having officially dropped today, the Jay-Z-related posts on the web are at an all-time. It's not stopping just yet, as Hov sat down for an interview with Hot 97's Angie Martinez today, doing some conventional promo for the album.
The-Dream Says The Bulk Of "Magna Carta" Was Completed In 2 Weeks
The-Dream showed up on the writing credits for Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, on both the Justin Timberlake-assisted "Holy Grail," as well as "Heaven", but his contributions have been less recognized as he has not been a visble part of the promotion for the album.