Jay Z, Beyonce & Drake Sit Courtside At Friday Nights Raptors Vs. Nets Playoff Game
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
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!
Jay Z Already Deleted His Instagram Account
Well, that was quick. After dismissing the platform on a few occasions ("When I was talking Instagram, the last thing you wanted was your picture snapped"), Jay Z finally accepted the 'Gram into his life yesterday, posting a throwback photo of himself and the late Michael Jackson to honor the iconic singer -- and just like that... he's gone.
Montana Of 300 Working With Kanye West, In Bidding War With 3 Major Labels
Chicago rapper Montana of 300 has big plans for the near future, as he just posted a video on Facebook of himself at Kanye West's house, where he was also joined by Def Jam co-founder, and current co-president of Columbia Records, Rick Rubin. When Montana shared the video, he implied that a collaboration with Kanye is on the way. Montana of 300 x Kanye West #ComingSoon #FGEshit
Kanye West Says Dr. Dre's Apple Deal Couldn't Have Happened Without Jay Z's Samsung Deal
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:
Lil Wayne Is Now A Co-Owner Of TIDAL
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.
Forbes Releases Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, Dr. Dre Tops List
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.
Jay Z & Beyoncé Allegedly Split Up For A Year Because Of Rihanna
J. Randy Taraborrelli, a biographer who has penned best-selling works on the lives of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Diana Ross, and more, is working on an upcoming biography on Beyoncé titled "Becoming Beyoncé."
Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
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.
Kanye West's Initial Tidal Streaming Numbers For "The Life Of Pablo" Revealed
Kanye West's 7th studio album, The Life Of Pablo, has been available exclusively on Tidal since its release in February, and while it hasn't been all that accessible, it's still racked up some impressive numbers, according to the streaming service.
Tidal Has Terminated Its CFO & COO
Tidal hasn't been shy to switch up many of higher-up positions in the company, now on their 3rd CEO since launching last year. Today, the streaming service has announced in a statement to Complex that both CFO Chris Hart and COO Nils Juell have been "terminated".
Get LIVE: 13 Rappers That Are Great In Concert
Rappers are generally hit-or-miss in the concert setting. Some MCs can really rock a crowd while others are notorious for being sloppy, tardy, or brief with their shows. If you've been to a solid handful of rap shows, you've definitely been kept waiting around for an obnoxious amount of time waiting for an MC to show up, only to have him phone in a handful of songs and split. We know we have.
Earl Sweatshirt Explains His Criticism Of Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
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.
Kid Cudi Gives His Opinion On Justin Bieber's Recent Behavior
Kid Cudi recently gave his opinion to Esquire magazine on a number of random topics, including Justin Bieber's bad boy behavior.
Diddy Tops Forbes' Top 5 Wealthiest Rappers 2013
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.
Rick Ross Is "Disappointed" That Timbaland Leaked Tink's Version Of "Movin Bass"
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.
Trophies: Counting Down Drake's Number One Hits
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?"
Funkmaster Flex Trashes Jay Z In Yet Another Rant
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"
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.
Jay Z, Drake & Eminem Are Among Billboard's "Money-Makers" Of 2014
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.