Jay Z News

  • The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
    The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
    Jul 21, 2014 at 03:37pm
    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.
  • Lil Wayne Is Now A Co-Owner Of TIDAL
    Lil Wayne Is Now A Co-Owner Of TIDAL
    Jun 3, 2015 at 03:43pm
    Before today, we hadn't received any signs that Lil Wayne was involved with TIDAL in any way, but now it's more apparent than ever that he's putting some stake in the company. Earlier today, he dropped "Glory," purportedly the first single from his Free Weezy Album, as an exclusive on the streaming service, and now we've received reports that he's the company's latest co-owner. 
  • Jay Z, Beyonce & Drake Sit Courtside At Friday Nights Raptors Vs. Nets Playoff Game
    Jay Z, Beyonce & Drake Sit Courtside At Friday Nights Raptors Vs. Nets Playoff Game
    May 2, 2014 at 10:38pm
     Jay Z and Drake both now how to attend a basketball game. The two rap super stars, along with Beyonce, were caught sitting courtside at the Barclays Center on Friday night for Game 6 of the NBA Playoffs between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors.  Seated at both ends of the scorers table, Hov and Drizzy made their presence felt by cheering on their respective hometown teams, with Hov rockin' Nets gear head to toe.
  • Jay Z, Drake & Eminem Are Among Billboard's "Money-Makers" Of 2014
    Jay Z, Drake & Eminem Are Among Billboard's "Money-Makers" Of 2014
    May 2, 2015 at 01:49pm
    Yesterday, Billboard released its annual "Money-Makers" list, which rounds up last year's top earners in the music world. In 2014, hip-hop only had three moguls who managed to crack the top 25: Jay Z, Eminem, and Drake.
  • Ranking Kanye West's 6 Albums From Worst To Best
    Ranking Kanye West's 6 Albums From Worst To Best
    Feb 13, 2015 at 12:38pm
    This was hard. This was really hard. Mostly because we love all of Kanye West's albums. They've each played a unique role in the progression of hip-hop (and music in general), each pushing the boundaries of his sound and offering something new to the table.
  • Forbes Names Hip Hop's Five Wealthiest Artists Of 2015
    Forbes Names Hip Hop's Five Wealthiest Artists Of 2015
    May 5, 2015 at 11:28am
    In recent times, Forbes' annual list of hip hop's five wealthiest artists has become less of a race and more of an established pantheon, and this year's no different. With the exception of two artists switching between the fourth and fifth spots, 2015's list is identical to last year's. With the exception of Birdman (who moved from fourth to fifth place on the list), everyone is worth more this year.
  • Kid Cudi Gives His Opinion On Justin Bieber's Recent Behavior
    Kid Cudi Gives His Opinion On Justin Bieber's Recent Behavior
    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:44am
    Kid Cudi recently gave his opinion to Esquire magazine on a number of random topics, including Justin Bieber's bad boy behavior.
  • Beyonce & Jay Z Share Photos From New Year's Eve & Blue Ivy's 2nd Birthday
    Beyonce & Jay Z Share Photos From New Year's Eve & Blue Ivy's 2nd Birthday
    Jan 16, 2014 at 06:05pm
    Beyonce and Jay Z like to keep their personal life under tight wraps, so whenever we get a glimpse at what the power couple has been up too, we usually take it.
  • Earl Sweatshirt Explains His Criticism Of Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" 
    Earl Sweatshirt Explains His Criticism Of Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" 
    Jul 23, 2013 at 12:01am
    After a performance at NYC's Ludlow Garage last night, Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt caught up with Miss Info for a conversation included in Vitamin Water’s new "#Uncapped" series with The FADER. During the discussion, Earl addressed the backlash he received for criticizing Jay Z's new Magna Carta Holy Grail album on Twitter. 
  • Diddy Tops Forbes' Top 5 Wealthiest Rappers 2013
    Diddy Tops Forbes' Top 5 Wealthiest Rappers 2013
    Mar 27, 2013 at 02:24pm
    Forbes has announced the top 5 wealthiest rappers in 2013 based on their net worth. Naturally, everyone on the list has ventured beyond the world of hip hop to amass their wealth, but all are still involved with the rap game in some way. Unsurprisingly Diddy has topped the list once again, mainly to do with his Ciroc Vodka empire. Check out the list of the five wealthiest rappers, along with their net worth below. Also take a look at the Forbes issued video which breaks down each of the rap moguls' fortunes.
  • Kanye West Says Dr. Dre's Apple Deal Couldn't Have Happened Without Jay Z's Samsung Deal
    Kanye West Says Dr. Dre's Apple Deal Couldn't Have Happened Without Jay Z's Samsung Deal
    Jun 17, 2014 at 02:11pm
    Kanye West, who is scheduled to speak at the Cannes Lions Music Festival later this week, also participated in a panel discussion yesterday with Steve Stoute and Ben Horowitz. The discussion covered topics such as Dr. Dre's deal with Apple, Kanye's desire to redesign Instagram, his need to always work with '#1', and the perfectionism that went into his wedding photo (the most 'liked' Instagram photo of all time). Read some choice excerpts from the characteristically quotable Kanye below. On spending 4 days shooting his wedding photo:
  • Rick Ross Is "Disappointed" That Timbaland Leaked Tink's Version Of "Movin Bass"
    Rick Ross Is "Disappointed" That Timbaland Leaked Tink's Version Of "Movin Bass"
    Nov 25, 2014 at 07:15pm
    Timbaland caused a stir last week when he leaked out what he called the "original version" of the Rick Ross and Jay Z track he had recently produced, "Movin Bass." Apparently, Rick Ross wasn't happy about the way he handled the situation.
  • Show Your Grill, Ho: 25 Photos Of Rappers Wearing Grillz
    Show Your Grill, Ho: 25 Photos Of Rappers Wearing Grillz
    Oct 12, 2013 at 01:59pm
    Grills have been a part of hip hop culture for some time. From Flava Flav to A$AP Rocky, and of course Nelly and Paul Wall's famous ode, we're not likely to see this trend dying anytime soon.  Take a look through our gallery of the various rappers and R&B singers who have donned fronts, including Jay Z, Big Sean, Rihanna, and more!
  • Funkmaster Flex Trashes Jay Z In Yet Another Rant
    Funkmaster Flex Trashes Jay Z In Yet Another Rant
    Jan 17, 2015 at 11:29pm
    Just when you thought you'd heard as many bomb drops as your brain could possibly process, Funkmaster Flex is back with another rant, and he's not done with Jay Z.
  • Origins: The Samples From Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
    Origins: The Samples From Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
    Jul 15, 2013 at 05:42pm
    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.
  • Major League Lacrosse Says Jay Z Wouldn't Last "One Minute" On The Field
    Major League Lacrosse Says Jay Z Wouldn't Last "One Minute" On The Field
    Apr 29, 2014 at 05:09pm
    The first time you heard Jay Z's verse on DJ Khaled's "They Don't Love You No More", you may have speculated that Hov was dissing Drake in his final bars. One thing that likely didn't cross your mind as you were getting caught up in subliminals was the unapologetic shot he took at lacrosse in the process. "Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my drawstring / Wrong sport boy, you know you soft as a lacrosse team". Well, a spokesperson for Major League Lacrosse certainly caught the jab, and unlike Drake, he felt the need to respond instantly.
  • Diddy, Jay Z & Dr. Dre Make Forbes' "World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2013" List
    Diddy, Jay Z & Dr. Dre Make Forbes' "World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2013" List
    Nov 24, 2013 at 06:24pm
    Two months ago we saw Diddy top Forbes' Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists list, and now the Bad Boy label head returns on the World's Highest-Paid Musicians of 2013 list, although this time at #12 with $50 million. Other hip-hop acts make this list, including Jay Z, who ranks at #19 with earnings of $42 million and Dr. Dre below him at #21, with $41 million, according to Forbes.
  • Jay Z Hints That Beyoncé Is Pregnant Again
    Jay Z Hints That Beyoncé Is Pregnant Again
    Sep 13, 2014 at 02:29pm
    Last night, Jay Z and Beyoncé wrapped up their wildly successful "On The Run" tour in Paris. Nicki Minaj showed up to do her "Flawless" remix, but the biggest news of the night is just being realized now.
  • Did Beyonce Just Announce She's Pregnant On Instagram?
    Did Beyonce Just Announce She's Pregnant On Instagram?
    Jan 11, 2015 at 02:03pm
    Beyoncé certainly has some inventive ways of announcing things. From her surprise self-titled album to her award show baby bump-unveiling, Bey has always found new means of making big statements. 
  • Former Bodyguard Of Beyonce And Jay Z Killed By Police Taser [Update: Bodyguard Was Fired By Beyonce & Jay Z Prior To His Death]
    Former Bodyguard Of Beyonce And Jay Z Killed By Police Taser [Update: Bodyguard Was Fired By Beyonce & Jay Z Prior To His Death]
    Sep 18, 2013 at 02:48pm
    Earlier this week, Norm Oosterbroek, bodyguard to Jay Z, Beyonce, and many other celebrities, was reportedly killed after being tasered by police. According to Miami New Times, police responded to reports Monday night (September 2nd) that a man allegedly trespassed onto someone's mansion property in Pinecrest, Florida and was harassing the residents.
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