Jay Z News

  • Nipsey Hussle Says The Major Label Approach Is A "Dying Business Model"
    Nipsey Hussle Says The Major Label Approach Is A "Dying Business Model"
    Oct 13, 2013 at 12:07pm
    Nipsey Hussle turned a lot of heads (Jay Z's included) when he decided to sell physical copies of his Crenshaw mixtape at $100 a piece last week, but his success at doing so turned out to be the most sur
  • The 10 Craziest Tour Riders In Hip-Hop
    The 10 Craziest Tour Riders In Hip-Hop
    Jun 30, 2015 at 11:17am
    What are the necessary ingredients to a great hip hop show? Well, there's a crowd, a good sound system, a capable DJ, a charismatic performer and lights, but then there are the factors that go largely unseen by attendees. These luxuries demanded by performers are listed on pieces of paper commonly called riders, and every so often, one will get leaked out to the public, usually resulting in shock and scoffing. 
  • Jay Z To Purchase Music Streaming Service For $56 Million
    Jay Z To Purchase Music Streaming Service For $56 Million
    Jan 30, 2015 at 09:53am
    Jay Z is about to throw his hat in to the music streaming service ring. The music mogul will likely compete with services like Beats Music, Google Play and Spotify after making a bid on the Scandinavian company Aspiro, which owns the streaming service WiMP.
  • Drake And Jay-Z Were Recently In The Studio Together
    Drake And Jay-Z Were Recently In The Studio Together
    May 18, 2013 at 08:51pm
    Drake has taken his time since releasing the wildly successful Take Care album, and has been whetting fans appetites by providing three leaks off the album, and now it appears he may grab a feature from Jay-Z on the project. 
  • J. Cole Promises A Private Performance For His Top Listeners On TIDAL
    J. Cole Promises A Private Performance For His Top Listeners On TIDAL
    Apr 11, 2015 at 11:38am
    Jay Z's TIDAL continues to unveil new perks. This week, the streaming service promises an exclusive offer to fans of J. Cole, who's signed to Roc Nation and was one of a select group of artists on stage during TIDAL's opening ceremony.
  • Cam'ron Talks Origins Of Jay Z Beef, Wearing Pink & Upcoming "First Of The Month" Series
    Cam'ron Talks Origins Of Jay Z Beef, Wearing Pink & Upcoming "First Of The Month" Series
    Oct 11, 2013 at 12:52pm
    Cam'ron visited The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 in his native New York to promote his new mixtape Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1. While at the show he reminisced on past history and beefs with Jay Z and Ma$e, his affinity for wearing pink and how that all started, as well as upcoming projects he's working on including a series called "First of the Month."
  • Jay Z And Kanye West Are Co-Producing The New Chris Rock Movie
    Jay Z And Kanye West Are Co-Producing The New Chris Rock Movie
    Sep 10, 2014 at 07:06pm
    This is pretty crazy news. Chris Rock's upcoming film Top Five, which he wrote, directed and starred in, is set to be co-produced by two of hip-hop's biggest names. Yes, Jay Z and Kanye West (or "The Throne" if you will) are serving as co-producers on the film, which also counts The Roots' Questlove as its executive music producer.
  • Nardwuar's 5 Most Memorable Interviews
    Nardwuar's 5 Most Memorable Interviews
    Mar 24, 2015 at 07:48pm
    As Drake said after he concluded his first interview with Nardwuar, a Canadian man who rocks a tartan hat and calls himself the "Human Serviette," "this guy is a legend." There's really no better way to put it: this guy's interviewed everyone from Nirvana to N*E*R*D, and always seems to unearth facts that no other interviewer in the game can. His earnest personality can throw some artists for a loop, but it doesn't take long to realize that despite the quirks, this man is one of the best in the business. 
  • Hip-Hop's Power Couples
    Hip-Hop's Power Couples
    Feb 14, 2014 at 05:45pm
    It's that time of the year again - Valentine's Day! The romantic holiday is upon us and we thought we'd share some of the love in the hip-hop community. Love and hip-hop doesn't have to be synonymous with ratchet behavior and baby daddy / momma drama, although you may be under a different impression if you've ever watched a full episode of VH1's Love & Hip-Hop.
  • Jay Z Pulls "Reasonable Doubt" From Spotify
    Jay Z Pulls "Reasonable Doubt" From Spotify
    Apr 6, 2015 at 10:48am
    TIDAL is still new, and we'll continue to become aware of its benefits in the coming weeks and months. Rihanna and Beyonce have already debuted exclusive songs on the streaming service, and it's only fitting that de facto leader Jay Z should move his entire catalog to TIDAL--and away from Spotify. 
  • The Road To Jay Electronica's "Act II: Patents Of Nobility"
    The Road To Jay Electronica's "Act II: Patents Of Nobility"
    Mar 6, 2015 at 07:37pm
    Jay Electronica is now 38 years old. It's been nearly eight years since his first mixtape surfaced on the web, nearly five years since he signed with Roc Nation, and nearly four years since he claimed his debut album was finished. Album delays are commonplace these days, but four years? We heard a version of "Shiny Suit Theory" days after Jay E. signed with Hov; that was in November of 2010, and, as far as we know, a version of the track will still appear on the album. 
  • Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
    Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
    Jul 12, 2014 at 09:38pm
    The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is going down today in Williamsburg, and so far, Jay Electronica's set was the most surprising. Jay Elec performing alone in itself is quite a rare sight, but the elusive rapper made sure to up the ante of his set with a few big name guest appearances.
  • Rick Ross Reveals New "Mastermind" Release Date
    Rick Ross Reveals New "Mastermind" Release Date
    Jan 14, 2014 at 04:03pm
    Rick Ross was originally going to cap off 2013 with Mastermind, but to the surprise of very few, the project was pushed back indefinitely. The album now has a brand new release date, so let's hope this one is the real deal. In a new viral ad, soundtracked by an apocalyptic opera sample, and ripe with imagery of ominous clouds and racks upon racks, Rozay has announced March 4th as the official release date for his 6th studio album.
  • Jay-Z Sells Ownership Stake In Brooklyn Nets
    Jay-Z Sells Ownership Stake In Brooklyn Nets
    Apr 18, 2013 at 08:36pm
     Last week, rumors broke out that Jay-Z was expected to sell his stake of ownership in the Brooklyn Nets in order to pursue the sports agency business. Well it looks like those rumors were true as Jay-Z announced today he indeed has sold his stake of the Nets.
  • Jay Z Has Reportedly Split From Business Partner John Meneilly
    Jay Z Has Reportedly Split From Business Partner John Meneilly
    May 28, 2014 at 07:30pm
    Jay Z and John Meneilly have worked closely for over a decade,with Meneilly serving as something of a manager for the rapper, though Jay was apparently always reluctant to refer to him as such. The two have reportedly parted ways, and sources conflicted on whether the split was amicable. One industry insider says that Meneilly's departure "wasn’t his choice,” while another says the decision was "mutual" and was made "a couple of months ago".
  • Ty Dolla $ign Says His Kendrick Lamar Collab Is L.A. Equivalent To "Empire State Of Mind"
    Ty Dolla $ign Says His Kendrick Lamar Collab Is L.A. Equivalent To "Empire State Of Mind"
    Mar 13, 2014 at 03:53pm
    Ty Dolla $ign's profile is rising. We've recently seen the singer popping up on plenty of collaborations, including new tracks from Meek Mill and Lupe Fiasco. Turns out, there will be no shortage of big names on his debut album, Free TC either. In an interview with Fuse, Ty let us in on some of things we can expect to hear on the record, as well as sharing some of his early experiences with music.
  • In Retrospect: "The Grey Album" 10 Years Later
    In Retrospect: "The Grey Album" 10 Years Later
    Mar 1, 2014 at 03:36pm
    This year marks landmark anniversaries for a number of essential albums. OutKast’s Southernplayalistic, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, and Nas’ Illmatic are just a few of the classic albums to turn 20.
  • Poppin' Tags: 20 Songs About Brands
    Poppin' Tags: 20 Songs About Brands
    Sep 28, 2013 at 10:00am
    There's definitely been an influx of songs dedicated to rappers' favorite brands in the last year or two, but it's been happening forever. Whether it's the designer labels of Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, or casual sportswear like Nike or FILA, emcees have always made a point of shouting out what they wear. So without further ado, check out our list of 20 of the most memorable odes to brand names!
  • Hip-Hop's Fashion Evolution
    Hip-Hop's Fashion Evolution
    Jun 20, 2014 at 03:35pm
    Jay Z made a song dedicated to Tom Ford last year, one of Harlem's hottest rappers wears strictly skinny jeans (A$AP Rocky), and one of the industry's most talked about rappers (Kanye West) is addicted to high-fashion. A little over a decade ago, the genre's finest openly wore baggy clothing, throwback jerseys, and du-rags. It's an understatement to say hip-hop's fashion sense has changed a bit.
  • Jay Z Has Successfully Acquired Swedish Streaming Company, "Aspiro"
    Jay Z Has Successfully Acquired Swedish Streaming Company, "Aspiro"
    Mar 11, 2015 at 07:49pm
    Streaming seems to be the future of music distribution, and those looking to make a penny are investing now. Never one to miss an opportunity to get a head start in the business side of music, Jay Z made a $56 million bid for Swedish streaming company, Aspiro, which owns WiMP and Tidal, two systems that specialize in "high fidelity" streaming.
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