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Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Jay Electronica A Written Testimony

Jay Electronica never wanted to make an album. This much is clear. He let us know over and over again. "An album is a false…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2020 - 4:26 pm

The Anniversary

Vol. 3… Life And Times Of S. Carter Turns 20

Two nights before his 30th birthday, Jay-Z was out in the club, acting like he had nothing to lose. Jay was at the Kit Kat…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2019 - 11:57 am

2010s In Review

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

More Jay-Z stories

Stream Jay Electronica’s Debut Album A Written Testimony

Over a decade ago, New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica made a huge splash with "Exhibit C." He's been part of enough songs since then to…
James Rettig | March 12, 2020 - 11:20 pm

Jay Electronica Says His Album Is Done And That It Will Be Out In 40 Days

With his monstrous breakout single "Exhibit C," the tough and enigmatic rapper Jay Electronica stoked the kind of buzz that few rappers are lucky enough…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2020 - 9:19 am

Jay-Z Says He And Beyoncé Sat Through The National Anthem At The Super Bowl By Accident

Among the many mini-controversies surrounding Super Bowl LIV this past weekend, one of the most tedious was the hubbub over Jay-Z and Beyoncé sitting through…
Chris DeVille | February 4, 2020 - 9:02 pm

Jay-Z Sues Mississippi Prison Officials Over Violent Conditions

Five inmates were killed in Mississippi's state prisons within one week in late December and early January, a result of escalating violence some experts attribute…
Chris DeVille | January 15, 2020 - 9:36 am

Jay-Z Turns 50 Today And He’s Celebrating By Putting His Music Back On Spotify

Today is Jay-Z's 50th birthday. Happy birthday, Jay-Z! And to celebrate, he's giving his fans a present, putting his entire discography back on Spotify.
Peter Helman | December 4, 2019 - 10:59 am

Donald Trump Insults Beyoncé And “Little Bruce Springsteen” At Minneapolis Rally

Donald Trump just stirred up the Beyhive. And fans of Jay-Z. And Bruce Springsteen’s loyal following.
Lars Brandle / Billboard | October 11, 2019 - 12:09 am

The Anniversary

“Empire State Of Mind” Turns 10

Start spreading the news: New York is the greatest city on the planet. Or maybe you've heard that before. Regardless of your own personal feelings…
Ryan Leas | September 9, 2019 - 3:15 pm

NFL Names Meek Mill, Rapsody, & Meghan Trainor “Inspire Change Advocates”

Everyone has an opinion on the NFL's new partnership with Jay-Z's Roc Nation. It seems Meek Mill is a fan because he's agreed to be…
Chris DeVille | August 30, 2019 - 1:12 pm

Freddie Gibbs Supports Jay-Z’s NFL Deal, Says “Fuck Colin Kaepernick”

Jay-Z's Roc Nation signed a deal last week to advise the NFL on its live music productions and social justice issues. This was immediately contentious,…
Chris DeVille | August 19, 2019 - 11:58 am

NFL Hires Jay-Z To Consult On Live Music & Social Justice

The National Football League has an image problem. It is hoping Jay-Z can help solve that problem.
Chris DeVille | August 13, 2019 - 4:02 pm

Jay-Z, John Fogerty Pull Out Of Troubled Woodstock 50 Festival

Jay-Z's got 99 problems but Woodstock isn't one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled…
Mesfin Fekadu / Associated Press | July 26, 2019 - 10:39 am

The Week In Pop

Rosalía Is Becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star

At this late date it's rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The…
Chris DeVille | July 11, 2019 - 2:27 pm
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