Tracklist For "The Great Gatsby" Soundtrack Features New Music From Jay-Z, Beyonce, Andre 3000 & More [Update: Listen To Album Snippets]
We heard previously that Jay-Z would have a hand in the highly anticipated film "The Great Gatsby," serving as executive producer alongside the writer/producer/director, Baz Luhrmann, and Anton Monsted, the executive music producer.
Jay-Z Reveals "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Tracklist [Update: Features Listed]
According to HipHopDX, the tracklist for Jay-Z's imminent Magna Carta Holy Grail album has been revealed via a viral Hip Hop scavenger hunt in Brooklyn, part of his #NEWRULES marketing campaign with Samsung.
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'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 Calls Out Drake In The New Jay Electronica Song
If you haven't heard Jay Electronica's new song over Soulja Boy's "We Made It" track, drop everything and give the play button a twirl. It's that good. However, if you have heard it you probably noticed a bar in Jay Z's verse that seemed to address the OVO meister, Drizzy Drake of Toronto.
Jay Z Seen Rocking Five Percent Nation Medallion At Barclays Center
Last week at the Barclays center, Jay-Z was seen rocking large gold pendant that serves as a symbolic representation of the Five Percent Nation affiliation. What is Five Percent Nation and what do they believe? The author of two books on the group, Michael Muhammad Knight explains, “The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally. Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.”
Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved]
This was bound to happen sooner or later. In the age of online beefing, Azealia Banks and Lupe Fiasco are two of the most prolific personalities in hip-hop. While they may often struggle to get their music out, their opinions seem to face no such problems. Lately, they've been circling each others' orbits, nearly always coming out on the opposite sides of issues, but never colliding head-on until now.
Lil Wayne Recalls His First Conversation With Jay Z & Advising Drake To "Keep It Canadian"
Lil Wayne doesn't give all that many interviews, but as an artist with such a long and storied career, he always drops some gems when he does. Recently, he appeared on a podcast with ESPN's Cari Champion, as the two had an equally hilarious and informative conversation.
Watch J. Cole's "Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming" Concert Film
After teasing us with previews of the big premiere in the preceding weeks, HBO aired J. Cole's highly-anticipated concert film, Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming, last night. The show was filmed in Cole's hometown of Fayetteville, N.C., where he gave his day-one fans some special surprises, including appearances from Drake, Jay Z, Big Sean, and YG.
Lil Wayne Recalls The Amount Jay Z Offered Him To Sign: "We Laugh About That All The Time"
Lil Wayne was vocal about his discussions with Jay Z leading up to the release of Tha Carter II in 2005, and while he's never gone into details about the offer, the Young Money rapper decided to tell the story of his conversation with Hov while on DJ Drama's radio show.
50 Cent Says Jay Z & Drake Beef Is "Just Getting Started"
This past Sunday, Jay Z had some choice words for Toronto’s own Drizzy Drake during his verse on the “We Made It” freestyle.
50 Cent Says Jay Z "Inherited" Drake Beef From Kanye West
50 Cent is no stranger to beef, so it's no surprise he has a few opinions concerning the recent back-and-forth between Drake and Jay Z. An extensive sit-down with HOT 97's Funkmaster Flex found him giving his take on the perceived feud, which he feels had something to do with issues Drake and Kanye had experienced beforehand. He also addressed a few other topics, including the current status of his relationship with Nas, as well as the rumor that G-Unit will be reuniting at 50's Summer Jam performance this June. Read some excerpts from the sit-down below.
The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
Last week, at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Jay Electronica gave fans a set to remember as he brought out labelmate Jay Z, Mac Miller, J. Cole, and Talib Kweli. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jay is an elusive rapper and producer who joined Jay Z’s Roc Nation roster label in 2010.
10 Dope Beats That Use The Piano
Hip hop beats are beautiful, no doubt. But the most superb ones are done by going back to the basics by using an age-old instrument integral to the evolution of not just Hip Hop, but of all music in general: the piano. Though the piano started off being equated with classically-trained musicians, it soon found its way to jazz, which used the instrument in a more progressive manner, and subsequently, it found its way to hip hop.
Lil Wayne Says He Signed A Deal With Jay Z
During his performance at KMEL Summer Jam in the Bay Area, Lil Wayne decided to make a very special announcement to the crowd. "I just signed a deal with my motherfucking idol, Jay Z," Wayne declared to cheering fans. We've been watching Weezy's frustration with his Cash Money situation all year, and while we've heard nothing of a resolution between himself and mentor, Birdman, this is certainly good news, but raises more questions than answers.
DJ Mustard Recalls Hanging Up On Jay Z Out Of Disbelief
DJ Mustard just released his debut album, but he's already been an unstoppable presence on the charts for some time. The producer scored himself a deal with Roc Nation, and has plans to launch his own label with Ty Dolla $ign and YG in the near future. Despite his success, Mustard was pretty take aback when Jay Z called him the first time, so much so, he hung up out of disbelief.
Prisoner Sues Jay Z, Kanye West & More For $2.4 Billion, Says They Stole 3,000 Of His Songs
A California Prisoner by the name of Richard Dupree may just be the greatest songwriter of our generation-- that or he's completely out of his mind. The inmate has filed a new lawsuit which should give further ammunition to Illuminati conspirators, claiming that artists such as Jay Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Chris Brown, and Rihanna have stolen 3,000 songs he wrote in prison.
Jay Z Allegedly Attacked By Solange In Footage From Met Gala After Party
New footage obtained by TMZ depicts what appears to be an altercation between Solange Knowles (sister of Beyonce), and Jay Z. Their identities have not been confirmed, and the picture is fairly grainy, but judging by the outfits the musicians wore that night it appears that it is in fact Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange seen in the clip. The video shows Solange, who is visibly upset with Jay, screaming at him before hitinng him a few times, and later kicking him, while someone who appears to be a security guard holds her back.
Jay Z, Solange, & Beyonce Release Official Statement On Elevator Footage
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.
15 Must-See Hip-Hop Documentaries
For those of you late in the game, after premiering this past winter at Sundance, the documentary “Fresh Dressed” is now available to the public. Directed by Sacha Jenkins, the film is an incredibly dope example of the multifaceted culture that is, hip-hop. The film maps the history of hip-hop in connection to fashion, all within the evolving framework of the Black community.