Jay Z News

  • 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?"
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Bridman (who moved from fourth to fifth place on the list), everyone is worth more this year.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • Jay Z Featured On Outro To Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
    Jay Z Featured On Outro To Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
    Sep 4, 2013 at 12:53am
     As we draw closer and closer to Drake's September 24th release date of Nothing Was The Same, the anticipation just keeps on growing. Last week, Billboard revealed three song titles and their producers which was part of a cover story in their latest issue. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wale Talks Jay-Z, Nas & Kanye Comparisons With Himself, J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar, Speaks On Lil Snupe
    Wale Talks Jay-Z, Nas & Kanye Comparisons With Himself, J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar, Speaks On Lil Snupe
    Jul 11, 2013 at 10:30am
    Wale was praised by Jay-Z yesterday during his Breakfast Club Interview, when Hov named Wale as a rapper who would still be around in ten years from now. Wale seems to be of a similar opinion as Jay, whose label Roc Nation manages Wale. In an interview with Baltimore, Maryland's 92Q radio station Wale discusses comparions to Jay-Z and Nas, as well as how J.
  • 9 Rapper Photoshop Makeovers
    9 Rapper Photoshop Makeovers
    Sep 4, 2014 at 02:53pm
    This is what happens when a graphic designer gets bored. We decided to play around with some of your favorite rappers faces and give them a completely unnecessary makeover, thank you Photoshop. Click through to see what happens when 50 Cent gets a mullet, Kanye West gets a super high top, Jay Z and Beyonce sport identical braids, Ty Dolla $ign gets his head shaved, Action Bronson grows out his hair, Rick Ross adopts an afro, Diddy gets dreads, and other hilarious yet random hairstyles. 
  • 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 Talks "MCHG" App, Kanye West's Growth, Almost Signing Lil Wayne, Timbaland & More In Breakfast Club Interview
    Jay-Z Talks "MCHG" App, Kanye West's Growth, Almost Signing Lil Wayne, Timbaland & More In Breakfast Club Interview
    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:05pm
    Jay-Z blessed Power 105's The Breakfast Club with a morning visit, and the almost-hour-long interview touched on just about everything-- from life back in the day, to his current endeavors like sports management, and of course, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Hopefully you haven't had your fill of Jay-Z just yet, because this was a good interview. Read through excerpts from the interview below, and watch it in full. On ranking MCHG 4th:
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