Jay Z News

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?"
  • 5 Things You Should Know About TIDAL
    5 Things You Should Know About TIDAL
    Apr 1, 2015 at 03:52pm
    So, 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 on Monday to launch a music streaming service that would give audiences music with CD-quality sound and 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Photos: Jay Z & Beyonce Hit Up The Louvre, Pose With The Mona Lisa
    Photos: Jay Z & Beyonce Hit Up The Louvre, Pose With The Mona Lisa
    Oct 11, 2014 at 08:09pm
    We knew Jay Z and Beyonce were on their way to the Louvre, when this hilarious video from an endearingly unaware tourist popped up, and now we have some more evidence of their visit to the world-renowned art gallery in Paris. The pics, which Beyonce spread over her various social media accounts see her and Hov flexing with the Mona Lisa, recreating iconic statue poses, and letting Blue Ivy run through the (noticeably empty) museum.
  • 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.
  • The-Dream Speaks On Jay-Z's Comment About His Grammy Outfit
    The-Dream Speaks On Jay-Z's Comment About His Grammy Outfit
    Feb 12, 2013 at 01:28pm
    There were a lot of big moments at Sunday's Grammys, but one of the most talked about events was the acceptance speech from Frank Ocean, Jay-Z and The-Dream for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration".
  • 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:
  • Tidal Plummets In App Store, Loses Kanye West's Support
    Tidal Plummets In App Store, Loses Kanye West's Support
    Apr 22, 2015 at 12:14pm
    A little over three weeks since its highly-publicized launch, the Jay Z-owned streaming service Tidal is looking more and more like a flop. After the CEO of the company was fired last week, Tidal's popularity and support from celebrities seems to be fading now.
  • Waka Flocka's "Flockaveli 2" To Feature Kanye West, Drake, Jay Z, 50 Cent & Lil Wayne?
    Waka Flocka's "Flockaveli 2" To Feature Kanye West, Drake, Jay Z, 50 Cent & Lil Wayne?
    Feb 9, 2015 at 09:42pm
    It looks like Waka Flocka will be adding Flockaveli 2 to the list of albums to watch for in 2015, behind the likes of Kanye, Drake, and Kendrick’s anticipated projects of course. Taking to twitter this afternoon, Waka revealed that the follow up to 2010’s Flockaveli will feature guest appearances from some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Kanye West, Drake, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, and more. He also captioned 6/1/15 in the tweet, indicating that project is looking at a June 1st release date.
  • 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.
  • Jay Z Disses Spotify & YouTube During Freestyle At TIDAL's "B-Sides" Concert
    Jay Z Disses Spotify & YouTube During Freestyle At TIDAL's "B-Sides" Concert
    May 17, 2015 at 03:19pm
    Last night (May 17), Jay Z treated TIDAL users to an exclusive "B-Sides" concert in NYC, in which he performed rare tracks from his extensive catalog. Also during the show, Hov kicked a freestyle that touched on just about all of the trending topics in the music world, including jabs at YouTube, Spotify, and Apple, his new streaming competitors. 
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