Jay Z News

  • Young Guru Previews Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" Remix Featuring Jay-Z  [Update: Kendrick Speaks On Remix]
    Young Guru Previews Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" Remix Featuring Jay-Z [Update: Kendrick Speaks On Remix]
    Mar 16, 2013 at 04:45pm
     Young Guru was performing a set down at SXSW earlier this evening where he previewed a new remix from Kendrick Lamar for "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" featuring Jay-Z.
  • Jay-Z Says There's "New Rules" While Acknowledging Wale, J. Cole & Kanye West On Twitter
    Jay-Z Says There's "New Rules" While Acknowledging Wale, J. Cole & Kanye West On Twitter
    Jun 17, 2013 at 02:20pm
    This Sunday Jay-Z shook up the rap game when it was announced he'd been releasing a new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, in around two weeks, but first releasing it for Samsung Galaxy users for free on July 4th. The rap game is definitely changing, with Hov and Kanye West's minimal album promo a testament to it. 
  • Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" Set To Feature Jay Z, Lil Wayne & Hudson Mohawke
    Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" Set To Feature Jay Z, Lil Wayne & Hudson Mohawke
    Aug 16, 2013 at 01:03pm
    The thirst for Drake's new album Nothing Was The Same is real. The album arrives on September 17th, and as of yet, we haven't heard many details about who or what to expect on it.
  • Jay Z Was Taken Aback When T.I. Told Him Doe B Was The "Southern Biggie"
    Jay Z Was Taken Aback When T.I. Told Him Doe B Was The "Southern Biggie"
    Mar 31, 2014 at 04:47pm
    Doe B was killed in an Alabama club shooting last December, and as tragic as the incident was in itself, the wasted potential only made it worse. T.I., who recruited Doe for his Hustle Gang team, and has sung his praises ever since, continues to keep the Alabama rapper's legacy alive. In a new clip, Tip recalls comparing Doe B to Biggie in a conversation he had with Jay Z, prior to the rapper's death.
  • 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.
  • Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Will Be Certified Platinum Upon Release
    Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Will Be Certified Platinum Upon Release
    Jul 1, 2013 at 01:22pm
    Jay-Z has been talking about making "new rules" in the industry recently, and now it seems like the industry is following suit. After previously denying Jay of platinum status, due to his albums being sold to Samsung digitally over 30 days prior to its release, the RIAA has made an official statement indicating that they will be changing the rules for the release.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jay Z Talks Competition With J. Cole & Drake, Verdict In Trayvon Martin Case
    Jay Z Talks Competition With J. Cole & Drake, Verdict In Trayvon Martin Case
    Jul 24, 2013 at 03:42pm
    Jay Z has appeared in one more in-depth interview, following his press run for Magna Carta Holy Grail. This one's with Elliott Wilson, for Jay's own blog, Life + Times. The two-part, hour-long interview was released in full today. In the second part of his #FACTSONLY interview, Jay discusses the spirit of competition within rap, and how there has to be a balance of both respect and competition. As well, Hov touches on his feelings about the Trayvon Martin case and racism in today's generation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jay-Z Remembers Arguing With Kanye West Over "Holy Grail" & "Oceans" While Recording "WTT"
    Jay-Z Remembers Arguing With Kanye West Over "Holy Grail" & "Oceans" While Recording "WTT"
    Jul 15, 2013 at 12:39pm
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
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