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VMAs 2014 Videos, GIFs, Vines, & Winners List

Tonight, MTV's Video Music Awards go down at the Forum in Inglewood, California. This year, the pre-ceremony preparations and parties have been unusually calamitous: Nicki Minaj's backup dancer was bit by an anaconda, Iggy Azalea fell off the stage, and Suge Knight got shot! So we can only hope things go more… More »

By: Stereogum / August 24, 2014

Watch Beyoncé Sing Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang” To Jay Z In HBO’s On The Run Tour Trailer

Beyoncé and Jay Z's concert documentary for their joint On The Run tour premieres on HBO in September. The channel has just released a trailer for the film that features Beyoncé singing a rendition of Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang" intercut with footage from the show. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014

Fan’s Finger Bitten Off At Beyoncé/Jay Z Concert

We've all had the experience of being stuck near an absolute asshole at a show, but the 25-year-old San Diego resident Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica allegedly took that being-an-asshole thing to surreal new heights this past weekend. On Saturday night, Beyoncé and Jay Z played the first of two co-headlining shows at Pasadena's Rose Bowl stadium, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014

Watch Jack White Cover Jay Z’s “99 Problems” & Dick Dale’s “Misirlou”

Jack White has been getting pretty loose and freeform with his setlists recently, and he's been trigger-happy with the covers. At one recent Dublin show, for instance, he covered Beck, the Stooges, and Kanye West. And during his headlining set at Louisville, Kentucky's Forecastle Festival this past weekend, he tried out Jay Z's "More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 21, 2014

The Week In Pop: At The On The Run Tour, Beyoncé Runs Circles Around Jay Z

At what point does going on co-headlining tours with his visionary friends and lovers cease to benefit Jay Z? Throughout much of 2011 and 2012, Jay shared the stage with Kanye West on the Watch The Throne Tour, a road show that leaned more toward Yeezy's avant-garde fixations than Jay's "I'm a business, man" combinatio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 17, 2014

Kanye West, Iggy Azalea Join Made In America L.A. Lineup

Jay Z's Made In America festival did a weird thing this year by splitting itself in two and trying to tackle both coasts. When it was first announced, it was clear the Philadelphia one was clearly better with sets from Kanye, Pharrell, Spoon, and Grimes while the Los Angeles edition was headlined by… More »

By: James Rettig / July 16, 2014

Watch Jay Z Join Jay Electronica At Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest

Last weekend, during the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest, Jay Electronica brought out Jay Z (who recently performed nearby on the fantastic-looking On The Run tour with Beyoncé) to an explosion of excitement from the audience. It was a total surprise, and even better, it wasn't just a verse or a quick cameo -- Jay (Z,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 14, 2014

Jay Z & No Doubt To Play Anti-Poverty Global Citizen Festival In NYC

Jay Z shows in New York are always a big deal, and anytime a band as big as No Doubt plays its first show in two years, that's a big deal, too. This fall, both will headline the Global Citizen Festival, a gigantic free show at the Great Lawn in New York's Central Park. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2014

Jeezy – “Seen It All” (Feat. Jay Z)

Young Jeezy got one of his first big career looks when Jay-Z rapped his ass off on a remix of Jeezy's street hit "Go Crazy" way the hell back in 2005, and Jeezy and Jay have appeared on tracks together a handful of times since the. The no-longer-young Jeezy has a new album called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2014

Photos: Beyoncé And Jay Z On The Run Tour @ Sun Life Stadium, Miami 6/25/14

Last night Beyoncé and Jay Z kicked off their On The Run Tour in Miami. The couple switched back and forth between their respective songs over the course of a sprawling 43-song performance. Check out some photos above and the epic setlist below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 26, 2014

Jay Z’s New Arnold Palmer Drink To “Disrupt The Consumer Package Goods Market”

An Arnold Palmer (or, if you're from Baltimore, a half-and-half) is one of the best drinks you can have, in just about any situation. It's half lemonade and half iced tea, and it will make an oppressive summer afternoon a tiny bit breezier. And now it will apparently come with "exclusive content" from Jay Z,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 23, 2014

Kanye Blasts The Press, Slights Jay Z In Triumphant Bonnaroo Return

Six years after Kanye West's infamous Bonnaroo debut -- a performance that didn't begin until 4:30AM BECAUSE OF PEARL JAM, SQUID BRAINS!! -- the newlywed rapper returned to Manchester last night for what, by most accounts, was a strong headline set, though uneventful by Yeezus Tour standards. One notable outburst, which you can watch… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 14, 2014

Pharrell – “Frontin’ (Disclosure Remix)” (Feat. Jay Z)

Although people tend to think of music publications as monolithic hive-mind entities, the Stereogum staff comprises individuals, and we don't always agree. One prime example: In his review of Pharrell's G I R L, Tom called "Frontin'," Pharrell's debut solo single from 2003, "a vaguely terrible lounge-funk midtempo jam." Although "Frontin'" is definitely lounge-funk,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 6, 2014

Owen Pallett Explains Why Recent Hits By Ariana Grande, Haim, And Beyoncé Are So Likable

One of the things Owen Pallett mentioned when we spoke with him about his great new In Conflict is that he doesn't want to make a habit of breaking down the music theory behind pop hits as he did for Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," and Lady Gaga'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 3, 2014

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much "How did Paramore end up on American Idol?" as "Why did it take them so long to get there?" As I explained at length last month, the Warped Tour scene that carried Hayley Williams and company to stardom was very much a pop star delivery system, and if… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014

Made In America Los Angeles Lineup 2014

We learned the lineup for the Philadelphia edition of Jay Z's Made In America Festival -- including headliners Kanye West and Kings Of Leon plus the National, Pharrell, Girl Talk, Spoon, Chromeo, J. Cole, Grimes, De La Soul, Danny Brown, YG, Holy Ghost!, and Young & Sick -- earlier this afternoon. Now the first… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014

Made In America Philadelphia Lineup 2014

This year, its third, Budweiser's Jay Z-curated Made In America festival is expanding to two different coasts, holding down Labor Day weekend in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles. And while we don't yet know who's playing the L.A. festival, the organizers have just announced the Philly lineup. Kanye West and Kings Of Leo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2014

Jack White Talks Scrapped Collabs With Jay Z, Kanye

Jack White has a general reputation as a guy who doesn't like rap, but it seems that this reputation is way off. Talking to Rolling Stone recently, White revealed that he worked on a few unfinished tracks with Jay Z at some point. According to White, the reason those songs never came out might… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2014

Watch Jay Z & Beyoncé’s Action-Packed Tour Trailer Starring Sean Penn, Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, & More

Jay Z's Life + Times website shared an action-packed promo trailer for the Jay and Beyoncé's upcoming On The Run Tour that kicks off next month. It's a glossy affair that's fitting for two of the richest musicians in the world, featuring guest spots from Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014

SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter

Tonight's SNL season 39 finale addressed the week's big viral video (Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator, in case you forgot) right in the cold open. It was pretty good! Jay (Jay Pharoah) and Solange (Sasheer Zamata) let us know everything's cool between them, and actually if you watch the video with audio… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 18, 2014
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