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Last October, Jay Z was photographed exiting Samsung’s Silicon Valley offices, where he’d reportedly taken a meeting with Daren Tsui, the vice president of music at Samsung Media Solutions Center. That bit of news led to speculation that Jay was in talks with Samsung to sell his newly acquired streaming service, Tidal, to the South… More »

The US president’s annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

In June 2015, a week before the official launch of Apple Music, I was given an in-depth pre-release demonstration of the new streaming service. I was accompanied on this tour by a writer from another music publication, and our walk-through was guided by two high-level Apple Music representatives; all four of us were arranged on… More »

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Kanye & Jay Z Brought The Throne To SXSW’s Samsung Owners

As previously reported, Kanye West and Jay Z headlined Samsung's SXSW showcase last night at Austin Music Hall. Attendance was free for people with Samsung…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2014 - 10:21 am
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Jay Z & Kanye West Will Play Samsung’s SXSW Show

Three years ago, Kanye West closed out SXSW with a late-night G.O.O.D. Music showcase at a converted power station. At the end of the show,…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2014 - 9:47 am
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Daft Punk & Jay Z – “Computerized”

From "Stronger" to "I Am A God," we've heard Kanye West rapping over beats by Daft Punk several times over. Now it seems Yeezy's big…
Chris DeVille | March 10, 2014 - 5:16 pm
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An Annotated Media Guide To Danger Mouse

On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2014 - 2:08 pm
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The Week In Pop: Candice Glover And American Idol’s Decline

Did you know the reigning American Idol champion's album is out this week? Maybe the better question is: Do you know who the reigning American
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2014 - 1:11 pm
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Beyoncé (Feat. Kanye West & Jay Z) – “Drunk In Love (Remix)”

You heard versions by Future, Feature, and Harmonimix. Now Kanye West has hopped on a remix of Bey and Jay's "Drunk In Love." The new…
Scott Lapatine | February 14, 2014 - 8:48 pm
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Beyoncé (Feat. Jay Z) – “Drunken Love (Official Remix)” (Prod. Detail)

If you didn't think there was any way to improve on the ostentatious Beyoncé/Jay Z collab "Drunk In Love," think again. Over at Complex, producer…
James Rettig | February 14, 2014 - 2:32 pm
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Future – “Drunk In Love” (Beyoncé Cover)

When we last caught up with Future, he was putting the finishing touches on his highly anticipated Honest and kicking out a handful of mixtape
Chris DeVille | January 29, 2014 - 4:10 pm
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Grammys 2014: GIFs & Videos

The Grammys aren't about Grammys -- the vast majority of them aren't even given out during the televised ceremony. (UPDATE: Here's who won, though.) No,…
Stereogum | January 26, 2014 - 8:56 pm
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Grammys 2014: Winners List

UPDATE: Check out GIFs and performance videos from the Grammys here and our wrap-up essay here. Here we go! The festivities are underway…
Michael Nelson | January 26, 2014 - 6:59 pm
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The Week In Pop: Grammys Preview, Starring, Um, Sara Bareilles

Which album are you gunning for at the Grammys? If you're a regular reader of this site, chances are you're hoping Daft Punk gets lucky…
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2014 - 4:49 pm
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Watch Jay Z Play Some “Pagan Poetry” As Björk Attends His Concert On Long Island

Björk has been living in New York for a while now, and if you're in New York and you get a chance to see Jay…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Watch Jay Z Bring A 12-Year-Old Fan Onstage To Rap For Him

At Jay Z's show Sunday in Greensboro, he noticed a kid holding up a sign that read "Can I rap for you?" So he invited…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2014 - 9:53 am
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The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget…
Chris DeVille | December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am
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Rick Ross – “The Devil Is A Lie” (Feat. Jay Z)

The Rick Ross collab "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt" was easily the best song on Jay Z's last album Magna Carta Holy Grail, and now Jay has returned the…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2013 - 1:30 pm
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The Year In Molly

MDMA aka ecstasy aka Molly has a long, storied musical history and wizened drug rappers Danny Brown and Juicy J have been spearheading a new…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2013 - 9:04 am
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Jay Z Signs Grimes To Roc Nation Management

Now it looks like Jay Z and Grimes have more than just being vegans in common. The rapper's Roc Nation management company announced via tweet
James Rettig | December 17, 2013 - 3:50 pm
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Beyoncé (Feat. Jay Z) – “Drunk In Love” Video

Beyoncé brought much delight to everyone (even those of us who already published our best albums lists) when she released her stunning 17-song visual album
Chris DeVille | December 16, 2013 - 12:53 pm
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Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ "visual album" includes 14 songs -- featuring musical collaborations…
Scott Lapatine | December 13, 2013 - 12:31 am
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Jay Z Ranks Jay Z Albums Best To Worst

Last year, before he dropped the hyphen, I undertook the difficult task of ranking Jay-Z's albums from best to worst. I had my opinions, and…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2013 - 9:43 am
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