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The Roast Of Justin Bieber was tough to sit through — almost as tough as the transition from teen idol to grownup pop star Bieber is trying to pull off. For every Justin Timberlake there are many Jordan Knights, and Bieber risks becoming the next Aaron Carter if he can’t get back to making headline… More »

About three hours after the conclusion of yesterday’s titanic Tidal announcement, Billboard posted a story called “8 Things We Found on Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service.” Those eight things were:… More »

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 »

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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…
James Rettig | February 1, 2015 - 2:28 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2015 - 8:39 am
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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…
James Rettig | January 17, 2015 - 12:59 pm
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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.
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2014 - 11:08 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2014 - 9:44 am
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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…
James Rettig | November 11, 2014 - 8:22 pm
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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…
James Rettig | November 11, 2014 - 7:46 pm
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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-headline…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2014 - 3:08 pm
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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…
James Rettig | September 28, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Dr. Dre Handily Tops Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts 2014 List

Dr. Dre was out here declaring himself hip-hop's first billionaire before Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats was even confirmed, so it should come a…
Chris DeVille | September 23, 2014 - 3:25 pm
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Beyoncé And Jay Z Are Allegedly Working On An Album Together

Talented, world-conquering musical spouses Beyoncé and Jay Z have been on tour together for months, and they’ve made it a point to counter divorce rumor…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2014 - 10:15 am
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Beyoncé And Jay Z Bang Bang Video, Part 1

Beyoncé and Jay Z have released the first part in a trilogy of short films called Bang Bang. The visuals were directed by Dikayl Rimmasch…
James Rettig | September 15, 2014 - 9:02 am

Kanye And Jay Z Produce New Chris Rock Movie

Paramount Pictures has just picked up Top Five, a movie written and directed by Chris Rock, after it got pretty good reviews at this year’…
James Rettig | September 10, 2014 - 7:35 pm
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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
Stereogum | August 24, 2014 - 8:34 pm
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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…
James Rettig | August 17, 2014 - 6:57 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2014 - 8:59 am
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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,…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2014 - 11:04 am
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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,…
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2014 - 3:22 pm
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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…
James Rettig | July 16, 2014 - 4:37 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | July 14, 2014 - 11:52 am
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