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Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro’s streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn’t stop him from rolling out his rebranded product today with lots of fanfare from his famous friends. Rumors before the 5PM livestream suggested that Jay’s newfangled Tidal would be launched with exclusive content from many of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

The Haxan Cloak Says Jay Z’s Tidal Promo Ripped Him Off

Last night Jay Z began the rollout for his new streaming service, Tidal, but the campaign seems to have already hit a snag. Tri Angle Records artist the Haxan Cloak, a collaborator on Björk’s Vulnicura, has been tweeting about how the sparse, beat-driven soundtrack to the video promo for the service bears resemblance to hi… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 30, 2015 - 3:18 pm

See Jack White, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Madonna, & More Looking Serious In A Promo For Jay Z’s Tidal

Jay Z is not playing with his big rollout of the streaming service Tidal. After many big stars tweeted their support last night, those same stars have shown up in a new 30-second spot for the service’s big relaunch today. In the ad, we see a collection of luminaries — Jay, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Jack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others

Jay Z wants you to know that Tidal, the Scandinavian high-fidelity streaming service that he bought earlier this month, is a big deal. So he didn’t just get some of music’s biggest stars to tweet about the service’s big relaunch, which is happening today. He got them all to change their social media avatars (o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am

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 1,000 hand-numbered… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 18, 2015 - 12:27 pm

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 hi… More »

By: James Rettig / March 17, 2015 - 10:59 am

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. Billboard reports that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2015 - 5:25 pm

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. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 11:00 am

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 board… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015 - 2:33 pm

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 - 7:59 pm

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 - 4:28 pm

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 actually… More »

By: James Rettig / February 9, 2015 - 8:46 am

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 - 7:08 pm

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 night i… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 8, 2015 - 6:13 pm

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 information to… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015 - 6:58 pm

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. O’Brie… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015 - 2:28 pm

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 a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015 - 8:39 am

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 on any Dipset… More »

By: James Rettig / January 17, 2015 - 12:59 pm

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 say… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014 - 11:08 am

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 - 9:44 am
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