Biggest NBA Fans In The Rap Game
There have been a plethora of NBA stars who have dipped their feet in a rap profession but none have been too successful. So today we are going to forget about all of the tracks Shaq and Metta World Peace have hopped on and show off some of the biggest NBA fans in the rap game today. Some of the lyrical geniuses have been seen on ESPN, NBA video games, or courtside of their favorite team's games. Others have been spotted getting kicked out of games or confronting announcers but that just shows how dedicated these guys are to their favorite squads.
Charts Don't Lie: September 15
In the competition between the same-day release rappers Juicy J and Big Sean Juicy J appears to be taking the lead, although Sean debuted stronger than Juicy initially. Not to say they both haven't fallen quite a few spots-- they have. However Juicy J's fan base remains more persistent that Sean Don, with Stay Trippy selling another 21k at #15 and Hall Of Fame selling only 18k at #24. Will we see Juicy J remain stronger than Sean over a longer period of time?
Jay Z's All Black Everything Kicks
While Jay Z may not have brought back Versace shades, Jigga has certainly maintained his consistent love for all-black footwear. From arriving at the 1999 VMAs in coprportate gangster attire to rocking 5 figure suits from Tom Ford, Jay's style has undoubtedly changed over the years. However whether he's head to toe in Rocawear or wearing the latest brand you can't pronounce, you can safely bet Hov will be pulling out a pair of black shoes from his closet. Click through to take a look at his best kick moments.
15 Hilarious Jay Z Pool Memes
Yesterday the photo above of Hov jumping into the pool with Bey while on vacation in Italy surfaced. Jay's hands-flailing jump resulted in meme after meme, and we'll undoubtedly be seeing this photo of Hov circulate for awhile. Take a look at some of the funniest memes of Jay Z's now infamous pool dive!
Jay-Z Announces European "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Tour Dates [Update: North American Tour Dates Revealed]
Jay-Z will be heading overseas to see all his European fans, in support of his album Magna Carta Holy Grail this coming October. The album was Hov's first #1 in the UK. The rapper announced European tour dates today, which will run from October 3rd through til October 29th. This will be in suit of his current tour with Justin Timberlake, the "Legend of the Summer" tour. See his tour dates below.
Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Goes Double Platinum
Jay Z received his platinum plaque for Magna Carta Holy Grail shortly after the album's release, as the LP was certified platinum upon its release. It was only time before Hov doubled his efforts-- and now he's reached double platinum. We send out our congratulations to the rapper! How long til he reaches triple platinum?
Jay Z Rocks The "Loverution" Air Revolution
While Jay Z didn't "wear black four years straight," one can't deny the man has a love for his all black kicks. Seen lounging, cigar in hand, Hov confidently pulls off the Nike Air Revolution "Loverution" that recently released as a quickstrike from Nike Brand. Sporting a black safari print upper and green translucent sole, the Loverution fits perfectly into Jay Z's wardrobe. Would you rock the Loverution Air Revolution? Let us know using the cop or not feature!
Jay Z Featured On Outro To Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
As we draw closer and closer to Drake's September 24th release date of Nothing Was The Same, the anticipation just keeps on growing. Last week, Billboard revealed three song titles and their producers which was part of a cover story in their latest issue.
Kendrick Lamar Says Jay Z Has "Always Been That Dude" In Rap Fashion
We've seen Kendrick Lamar's style progress over the last little while, with the rapper getting more and more nods for his fashion sense. The TDE emcee spoke with Hypebeast about his status as a style icon, his influences, and whether or not he would ever enter the design world. "I feel comfortable with being a style icon," said Kendrick. "That's something new. I've been hearing that for quite some time this past year."
Watch "Made In America" Performances From Public Enemy, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore
Saturday was the first day of Budweiser's 2013 "Made In America" festival, held at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Noteworthy acts included A$AP Rocky, Solange, Public Enemy, 2 Chainz, and Beyonce, who headlined last night. Unfortunately, the live stream of the event was cut short after Bey performed her singles "Run the World (Girls)" and "End of Time" early on.
Charts Don't Lie: September 1
We see two new entries when it comes to hip-hop on Charts Don't Lie this week. They belong to Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Mob's A$AP Ferg. While both rappers moved respectable amounts, it gives us a moment to think about the whole ideas of crews in hip-hop, and how no matter what, there is always one rap leader who has to make an impression on the audience first. For OF, this is Tyler, The Creator, for A$AP Mob it's Rocky. Following their rise in popularity, they try to put on their friends, as rappers tend to do-- sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.
Jay Z & Ron Howard's "Made In America" Documentary To Debut At TIFF [Update: Trailer & Release Date Revealed]
The countdown is on for Jay Z's second annual "Made In America" festival. This years lineup will feature Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, TDE’s Black Hippy Crew, 2 Chainz, Empire of the Sun, ASAP Rocky, Miguel, Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, plus others at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway on August 31 and Sept 1.
Watch Jay Z & Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail" Video
Jay Z is continuing with his "New Rules" strategy, and has decided to release his new video on Facebook. We saw photos of Jay and Mark Zuckerberg together a few months back, so this may have something to do with their meeting. Watch the official video for "Holy Grail" with Justin Timberlake below.
Jay Z's Rocawear Sued Over "Hood Love" T-Shirts
Although Hov himself is having no problems selling Magna Carta Holy Grail, his clothing line, Rocawear, seems to be struggling as of late. This past June they were sued for an unpaid bill of $450,000 and now they're facing another lawsuit from a rival clothing company.
Charts Don't Lie: August 25
This week we really saw the effects of Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control" transfer over to the charts. The rapper's debut album, which officially went platinum this past week, has been slowly creeping back up the charts, something we've been seeing on Charts Don't Lie over the past weeks. Rather than jumping the usual few places this week though, K. Dot leaped 17 spots into the top 50 of the Billboard 200-- now at #36.
Rumor: Is Jay Z About To Perform A Secret Show In Brooklyn? [Update: Rumors Are False]
RevoltTV is reporting that Jay Z may be performing a secret show in Brooklyn-- and it's about to go down RIGHT NOW. The hint provides the address 421 Troutman Street, and claims that Justin Timberlake and Beyonce will join him as special guests. With the VMAs happening in BK tomorrow this would not be out of the question. So far no sign of the Jigga man, according to Complex. More coverage to come as information arrives.
Cop Who Escorted LeBron To Jay Z Show Gets Disciplined
LeBron James is one of the most famous athletes in the world, and he put his clout on display when he posted a video on Instagram of police giving him an escort to a Jay Z/Justin Timberlake concert. This was against protocol, and since it made the news the police department involved needed to reprimand the officers for giving preferential treatment.
Jay Z's "Holy Grail" Reaches Platinum
Jay Z appeared on Justin Timberlake’s first single off his recent album, and Timberlake returned the favor by appearing on the first track off Magna Carta Holy Grail. Now the rap-pop collabo is continuing to pay dividends as the lead single off MCHG, “Holy Grail” has gone Platinum with over a million purchases. Currently the track is No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.
Rumor: Jay Z & Beyonce Bought The New Regal Theater In Chicago?
Beyonce and Jay Z don't only have their sights on domination of New York, but potentially Chicago too-- it's been rumored that Bey and Jay have purchased the renowned New Regal Theater in Chi-town. The theater was reportedly purchased for the sum of $250,000, and the buyer is reportedly the power couple. The New Regal Theater which seats 2,500 people was first opened in 1927 as the Avalon Theater, and it closed down in 2003 because of money loss. However, the venue once played hosts to the likes of Etta James, Miles Davis, Billy Holiday and Nat King Cole.
LeBron Given Police Escort Because Jay Z Would Not Perform Till He Arrived
LeBron James was stuck in heavy traffic on his way to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert over the weekend, but no worries for the King as police ended up giving him an escort to the event, even driving on the wrong side of the road.