Jay-Z

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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Jay Z & Beyoncé Plan To Go Vegan

Today is Jay Z's 44th birthday, and last night, he posted a note on his Life + Times website claiming that he and his wife…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2013 - 10:19 am
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Timbaland – “Know Bout Me” (Feat. Jay Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy)

It's almost comforting to know that Timbaland is still the sort of person who will recruit Jay Z and Drake, two of the world's most…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2013 - 4:10 pm
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The Black Album Turns 10

How big of a deal was Jay-Z in 2003? Big enough that when he announced The Black Album would be his last, he rightfully drew…
Chris DeVille | November 14, 2013 - 9:48 am
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Jay Z Releases Statement About Barneys Racism Controversy

Back in September, it was announced that Jay Z and luxury department store Barneys New York would launch a collaborative holiday collection later this year…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 28, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Watch Ron Howard’s Jay Z Documentary Made In America

Showtime debuted the Ron Howard-directed documentary about Jay Z and last summer's inaugural Made In America festival on Friday, and someone has bootlegged it and…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 14, 2013 - 12:16 pm
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Josh Homme Calls Jay Z Rude, Kooky

Jay Z has been called many things over the years, but "a kook" may be a new one. Recently, Jay held his second Made In…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2013 - 10:38 am
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Watch The Made In America Movie Trailer

The last time Jay-Z made a documentary out of a concert, it was called Fade To Black, and it was incredible. Last year, Jay curated…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2013 - 3:35 pm
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Jay Z – “Holy Grail” (Feat. Justin Timberlake) Video

Jay Z has delivered a music video for his Justin Timberlake collaboration, the Nirvana-referencing "Holy Grail." It's the first song from Magna Carta Holy Grail
Claire Lobenfeld | August 29, 2013 - 12:41 pm
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Jay Z – “Picasso Baby” Video

Last month, Jay Z stopped by the Pace Gallery in NYC to perform "Picasso Baby" for six straight hours, rapping directly into the face of…
Liz Pelly | August 3, 2013 - 12:53 pm
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HBO Will Debut Jay-Z’s Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film

Jay-Z recently stopped by the Pace Gallery in NYC to play "Picasso Baby" on loop for six straight hours. The experience was documented, and now…
Liz Pelly | July 27, 2013 - 10:19 am
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