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Third Man Records Releasing Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail As Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set

Jay Z previously said that Jack White's Third Man Records would be releasing his 2013 record Magna Carta Holy Grail on vinyl. Then nothing happened for about two years, and most of us forgot about it. Apparently, those two years were well spent prepping the limited edition box set, which is limited to… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 18, 2015

The-Dream Explains How Jay Z’s “Holy Grail” Inspired Half Of Watch The Throne

Super-producer The-Dream is the latest artist to be recruited by Genius to annotate some of his biggest hits. His list of annotations is pretty extensive, covering his solo work and the songs he's produced for Beyoncé, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, and more, plus some of them even include a back-and-forth between him and… More »

By: James Rettig / March 17, 2015

Jay Z Is Becoming A Streaming Mogul After All

Last week we learned that Jay Z's attempt to buy the Swedish music streaming service Aspiro was blocked by minority stakeholders. His future as the next Dr. Dre seemed bleak! But as well all know, Jay's not a businessman, he's a business, man, and it looks like his fortunes have turned around. BillboardMore »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2015

Jay Electronica – “Road To Perdition”

The always-elusive underground rap star Jay Electronica may never get around to releasing an album, but that means it feels like an event every time a new song shows up online. When last we heard from him, he was sharing a stage at the BET Awards with Common, Vince Staples, and Mike Brown's parents. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015

Jay Z’s Attempt To Become A Music Streaming Magnate Hits A Snag

Back in January, we learned that Jay Z -- or, anyway, Project Panther, a company owned by Jay's S. Carter Enterprises -- had put in a bid to buy Aspiro, a Swedish company that owns the streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Jay put up $56 million to buy the company, and the company's reviewing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015

Watch Kanye West’s Performance At The Inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event

Earlier tonight, Kanye West performed at the inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event in New York City. The pre-show featured an appearance from Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Kevin Durant. The event was live streamed on Jay Z's Life + Times website. Kanye brought out a bunch of people for guest performances, including Pusha… More »

By: James Rettig / February 12, 2015

The Week In Pop: Fifth Harmony’s Reflection Is The First Great Pop Album Of 2015

People love to hate Simon Cowell -- for pioneering TV singing contests with The X Factor and American Idol and/or for playing the role of resident asshole on those shows -- but give the guy credit for this much: In this era of rampant individualism, he sees the enduring value of a team. We saw… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 12, 2015

Detail Says Jay Z And Beyoncé Will Release An Album Together This Year

During a Grammys red carpet interview with Billboard, Detail hinted that a Jay Z and Beyoncé collaborative album is coming, and that it could be out by the end of this year. "I'm working with a couple of new projects that I don't want to unveil, and me and Beyoncé and Jay Z are… More »

By: James Rettig / February 9, 2015

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we're all gone,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015

Grammys 2015: Winners List

The 2015 Grammys are have officially begun. We'll be updating this post with the winners as they're announced throughout the night. Winners will be appear in bold. To discuss all the performances and winners, check out our comment party. And go here for all the weird memes and best GIFs and tweets the… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 8, 2015

Rick Rubin Just Annotated A Ton Of Kanye West, Beastie Boys, & Johnny Cash Songs On Genius

One of the redeeming qualities of community-annotated lyric site Genius is that they sometimes recruit cool artists and behind-the-scenes players to talk about songs that they worked on or that they really love. Case in point: Super producer Rick Rubin recently made a profile on the site and set about adding some background informatio… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015

Watch SNL‘s 100% Accurate Jay Z Story Feat. J.K. Simmons As Nas

Besides D'Angelo's stunning musical performance, there was one other highlight on yesterday's Saturday Night Live: Mike O'Brien's The Jay Z Story, "the definitive, fully accurate biopic" of Jay Z's rise to fame that mock's Hollywood's obsession with cheap biopics and the industry's tendency to shove white guys in leading roles whenever they possibly can. More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015

Jay Z Is Buying A Scandinavian Streaming Music Service

Now that every last tech giant is jumping into the music-streaming-service game and paying artists fractions of pennies on the dollar, maybe it makes sense for already-rich artists to try buying their own damn streaming services. And now Endgadget reports that Project Panther, a company owned by Jay Z's S. Carter Enterprises, has made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015

Dipset Diss Jay Z In Light Of Funkmaster Flex Rant

During his Hot 97 radio show on Thursday, Funkmaster Flex called Jay Z's Life + Times website "trash" after they apparently reached out to him to do an interview about his role in the Dipset reunion. The Diplomats have been beefing with Jay Z's camp for years, and there's supposedly a ban o… More »

By: James Rettig / January 17, 2015

Watch The Daily Show Defend Jay Z’s Honor After Fox News Smear

Last week, in the wake of the recent killer-cop fiascoes, New York governor Andrew Cuomo met with Jay Z to talk about criminal justice reform. Since then, conservative talking-head goobers like Sean Hannity have jumped on the meeting, bringing up Jay's criminal past as if this would somehow invalidate the things he has to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014

Jay Z Meets With Gov. Cuomo To Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

In the wake of the recent wave of police killings, including the Staten Island choking death of the unarmed Eric Garner, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is at least publicly looking into the idea of changing a few criminal justice laws. To that end, he's met with, among others, Jay Z, one of his most… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014

Rick Ross – “Movin’ Bass” (Feat. Jay Z)

Rick Ross has shared another track from his second album of the year, Hood Billionaire. So far, we've heard "Elvis Presley Blvd.," the R. Kelly-assisted "Keep Doin' That," and "Nickel Rock" with Lil Boosie. "Movin' Bass" is produced by Timbaland and sees him teaming up with frequent collaborator Jay Z. Listen below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014

Jay Z’s Made In America Festival May Cost L.A. Taxpayers $170k

Jay Z brought his Made In America festival to the West Coast this year, operating a show out of Los Angeles during Labor Day weekend for the first time after two successful years based out of Philadelphia. As it turns out, taxpayers may end up paying around $170,000 to cover expenses associated with the… More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014

Preview Law & Order: SVU‘s Episode Inspired By The Jay Z/Solange Elevator Incident

It's probably not a surprise that Law & Order: SVU has put together an episode inspired by the famous Jay Z/Solange elevator fight. The ripped-from-the-headlines thing is, after all, what this show does. Right now, some Law & Order writer is probably trying to figure out how to work the Wiz Khalifa/Amber Rose divorce… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2014

Watch Beyoncé Join Jay Z, Sting Join No Doubt At Global Citizen Festival

Last night, the Global Citizen Festival was held in Central Park to a sold out crowd of around 60,000 people. Jay Z and No Doubt were at the top of the bill and both of them were joined by special guests for the charity event. Fresh off the end of their joint tour, Jay brought… More »

By: James Rettig / September 28, 2014
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