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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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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 i…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2014 - 10:12 am

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"…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2014 - 9:42 am

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 song…
Miles Bowe | June 26, 2014 - 3:48 pm

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'…
Tom Breihan | June 23, 2014 - 10:01 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | June 14, 2014 - 11:19 am
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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:…
Chris DeVille | June 6, 2014 - 1:08 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | June 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm
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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?"…
Chris DeVille | May 22, 2014 - 4:08 pm
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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 plu…
Chris DeVille | May 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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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
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2014 - 11:31 am
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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…
James Rettig | May 18, 2014 - 2:01 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | May 18, 2014 - 12:42 am
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Beyoncé, Jay Z, Solange Release Statement About Elevator Fight

The pop cultural sphere went off its rocker earlier this week when footage surfaced of Solange physically attacking Jay Z in an elevator at New…
Chris DeVille | May 15, 2014 - 5:28 pm
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Video Shows Solange Attacking Jay Z In An Elevator

Last week, Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Beyoncé's sister Solange Knowles attended the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art.
Michael Nelson | May 12, 2014 - 12:15 pm
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The Week In Pop: John Legend Reaches Peak Normalcy

Is he really a legend or isn't he? There's no doubt John Legend is a music industry power-player, the kind of safe yet pliable talent…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2014 - 4:27 pm
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Major League Lacrosse: “Jay Z Would Not Last One Minute On A Lacrosse Field”

When Jay Z attempted to subliminally diss Drake by calling him "soft as a lacrosse team" on DJ Khaled's new posse cut "They Don't Love
Chris DeVille | April 29, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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DJ Khaled – “They Don’t Love You No More” (Feat. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana)

DJ Khaled has been an A-list rap fixture for the better part of a decade, even though he doesn't really do anything except yell. I…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2014 - 10:26 am
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Arcade Fire, Jay Z, Pharrell, De La Soul Win Webby Awards

The results of the 18th annual Webby Awards are in, selected by an International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) panel including Ariana Huffington,…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm
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Beyoncé & Jay Z Announce On The Run Tour Dates

Beyoncé and Jay Z have been a couple of roughly equal fame for so long that I'm surprised it's taken them this long to launch…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2014 - 10:00 am
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