Jay Z News

  • Forbes Releases Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, Dr. Dre Tops List
    Forbes Releases Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, Dr. Dre Tops List
    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:32am
    Forbes unleashed their annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list today, and although Diddy topped the 2013 list last year, he's been dethroned by Dr. Dre in a big way.
  • 10 Dope Beats That Use The Piano
    10 Dope Beats That Use The Piano
    May 1, 2014 at 04:44pm
    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.
  • A Timeline Of Jay Z's Accumulated Wealth
    A Timeline Of Jay Z's Accumulated Wealth
    Mar 6, 2014 at 03:37pm
    Jay Z is no doubt an icon in hip hop with his platinum-selling albums and sold-out tours. But the rapper has been one of few moguls in the industry to successfully stretch the boundaries when it comes to business.
  • Jay Z Purchases 100 Copies Of Nipsey Hussle's "Crenshaw"
    Jay Z Purchases 100 Copies Of Nipsey Hussle's "Crenshaw"
    Oct 9, 2013 at 01:47pm
    Yesterday Nipsey Hussle tweeted that he made $100,000 off selling hard copies of his Crenshaw mixtape for $100. Now we find out where some of that $100k came from-- none other than Jay Z.
  • Jay Z Defends TIDAL In "Stream Of Consciousness" Twitter Address
    Jay Z Defends TIDAL In "Stream Of Consciousness" Twitter Address
    Apr 26, 2015 at 01:17pm
    Jay Z's newest acquisition, the streaming platform known as TIDAL, has received a fair amount of backlash recently. The massive celebrity endorsement, and use of "exclusive content" to drive users toward the service has turned many off, with some even going on to call the venture a failure in under a month of it being available.
  • 5 Things You Should Know About TIDAL
    5 Things You Should Know About TIDAL
    Apr 1, 2015 at 03:52pm
    This TIDAL “hi-fidelity music streaming” thing is actually happening. Not formally acquainted? Well, allow me to introduce you. A group of 16 mega-star musicians and/or musically-inclined entertainers united in a noble effort this past Monday to launch a music streaming service that offers audiences music with CD-quality sound, videos and other "exclusive" content the way artists like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna originally intended to--for a fee of $19.99 a month, of course.
  • Trophies: Counting Down Drake's Number One Hits
    Trophies: Counting Down Drake's Number One Hits
    Feb 4, 2014 at 06:45pm
    Since August 18 2012, Drake surpassed the legendary Jay Z in terms of number one records on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Jay Z held the title with nine number ones at the time, but Drizzy pulled in his tenth number one with being featured on 2 Chainz's "No Lie". He acknowledged his victory on the track "5AM In Toronto" saying: "You underestimated greatly / Most number ones ever, how long did it really take me?"
  • Jay Z Forced To Participate In Deposition For Rocafella Logo Lawsuit [Update: Jay Delays Due To Tour]
    Jay Z Forced To Participate In Deposition For Rocafella Logo Lawsuit [Update: Jay Delays Due To Tour]
    May 27, 2014 at 12:45pm
    Jay Z has been attempting to dodge a lawsuit aimed at him from Dwayne Walker, the designer of the Rocafella logo, but it looks at though he's gonna have to cooperate after all. Jay Z, Damon Dash and Universal Music are all named in the suit, in which Walker claims that he's owed $7 Million for his design. Apparently, Walker was promised $3500 on submission of the logo, as well as 2% of revenues for the next ten years. While he was paid his initial sum, the percentage was never delivered, which with the success of the company quickly climbed to the millions.
  • Rick Ross Announces New Track With Jay Z, "Movin' Bass" [Update: Artwork Revealed; Single Expected To Drop Later Tonight]
    Rick Ross Announces New Track With Jay Z, "Movin' Bass" [Update: Artwork Revealed; Single Expected To Drop Later Tonight]
    Nov 11, 2014 at 01:26am
    Having released two tracks, "Elvis Presley BLVD" and "Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)," from his upcoming album Hood Billionaire (out November 24th), Rick Ross is back in full-on album promo mode. His rounds brought him to Angie Martinez's show on Power 105 this morning, and during his interview, Rozay let some more details slip about the album.
  • Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
    Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
    Jul 26, 2014 at 12:42pm
    Cassidy cut his teeth as a battle rapper, and the punchline-driven style has always had a heavy presence in his recorded material. In a new interview with VladTV, the Philly emcee criticized the current rappers for not being lyric-driven, and accredited the popularization of battle rap with fans seeking out bars.
  • Apple Reportedly Pulled Drake Away From Tidal
    Apple Reportedly Pulled Drake Away From Tidal
    Jun 1, 2015 at 06:22pm
    The first thought that went through many peoples minds when they saw the Tidal team standing on stage (after cracking an Illuminati joke, that is) was "where's Drake?". The rapper's absence was definitely noticed, but no direct explanation was ever given about whether or not he was approached to be a part of the project.
  • Review: Rick Ross' "Hood Billionaire"
    Review: Rick Ross' "Hood Billionaire"
    Nov 25, 2014 at 12:07pm
    Releasing two full length albums in one year is a rare feat most rappers will never accomplish, but in a sense, it's really nothing new for Rick Ross, who yesterday released Hood Billionaire, his second solo album of the year. The rapper has been dropping albums, along with mixtapes that have been considered to be as good as albums, within months of each other for years now. His latest album, however, isn’t a fitting follow-up to his sixth solo release, Mastermind, which hit retailers in March of this year.
  • Jay Z & Beyonce Have Paid "Tens Of Thousands" In Protestors' Bail Money
    Jay Z & Beyonce Have Paid "Tens Of Thousands" In Protestors' Bail Money
    May 17, 2015 at 02:26pm
    Filmmaker, writer, and social critic dream hampton (who writes her name in all lowercase) took to social media to defend Jay Z and Beyonce against claims that the couple has remained silent in the midst of protests in Ferguson and Baltimore. 
  • Rick Ross Reveals His New Single Will Feature Jay Z [Update: Ross Speaks On Single "The Devil Is A Lie"]
    Rick Ross Reveals His New Single Will Feature Jay Z [Update: Ross Speaks On Single "The Devil Is A Lie"]
    Oct 24, 2013 at 03:58pm
    Rick Ross recently announced the release date for his upcoming album Mastermind, which will be hitting shelves December 17th. The MMG leader let go of a new Future-assisted single last month, but already has plans to drop another big track before the album arrives.
  • Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrities List Features Diddy, Jay Z, Drake & More
    Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrities List Features Diddy, Jay Z, Drake & More
    Jun 29, 2015 at 11:55am
    Just in time to give you more of those Monday blues, Forbes has released their world's highest-paid celebrities list. The list ranks the celebrities of all domains together, giving us a glimpse at the top 95 earners of celebrity-dom.
  • Jay Z & Beyonce's New $2.6 Million New Orleans Crib Used To Be A Church
    Jay Z & Beyonce's New $2.6 Million New Orleans Crib Used To Be A Church
    May 9, 2015 at 07:33pm
    Jay Z & Beyonce reportedly just bought a new crib in the swanky Garden District of New Orleans for $2.6 million, according to a report from ET Online. Built in 1925, the crib was originally a Presbyterian church before being remodeled into a ballet school and eventually a domicile. Here's the crib by the numbers:
  • Is Jay Z Buying HOT 97? [Update: Emmis Says No]
    Is Jay Z Buying HOT 97? [Update: Emmis Says No]
    Jan 20, 2015 at 04:55pm
    We've seen a lot of tension between Jay Z and HOT 97 over the last few days, exclusively through the bomb-drop-ridden rants of Funkmaster Flex.
  • Who Had The Better Verse: Jay Z Vs. Kanye West
    Who Had The Better Verse: Jay Z Vs. Kanye West
    Apr 27, 2015 at 03:37pm
    Despite the fortuitous shift in the music industry, the status of Jay Z and Kanye West remains unblemished. For over a decade, Hov and Ye anchored the remaining bits of Roc-A-Fella by extinguishing rays of doubts with timeless material. Since Reasonable Doubt, nobody questioned Jay’s lyrical prowess. He embodies consistency and longevity. With a run similar to Jordan's, it’s easy to see why he’s pegged as an all-time great.
  • Ranking Jay Z's 12 Albums From Worst To Best
    Ranking Jay Z's 12 Albums From Worst To Best
    Dec 11, 2014 at 03:13pm
    Ranking Jay Z albums can be like doing any other Jay-related list: it's impossible to get it right. The God MC himself ranked his albums last year via Life + Times and caused an uproar from just about everyone, including die hard fans, casual listeners and committed Internet trolls, who bombarded the comment section with commentary like, "Nah! Vol.
  • J. Cole Challenged Jay Z To Hop On His Songs In 2009 (Unearthed Video)
    J. Cole Challenged Jay Z To Hop On His Songs In 2009 (Unearthed Video)
    Jun 13, 2014 at 05:43pm
    On Sunday at 7:30 PM, MTV will air J. Cole's The Warm Up: 5 Years Later, a documentary that looks at J. Cole's mercurial rise to the top, and today they've released some previously-unseen footage of Cole in 2009 saying some pretty bold stuff.
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