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The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far

You've seen the memes. It's only been five months and 2020 has already been a historical shitshow of a year. Thousands and thousands died while…
Stereogum | June 10, 2020 - 9:30 am

Sounding Board

Do Electric Songwriters Dream Of Human Muses?

OpenAI Jukebox - "Pop, in the style of the Beatles" Mysterious artist OpenAI Jukebox is back, and their latest release has…
Ryan H. Walsh | May 13, 2020 - 1:45 pm

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

More Jay-Z stories

Marcy Projects And The Infinite Sadness Mashes Up Jay-Z’s Black Album With Smashing Pumpkins Tracks

One of the most memorable artifacts of '00s mashup culture is The Grey Album, on which Danger Mouse -- then a largely unknown rap producer…
Chris DeVille | October 13, 2020 - 10:30 am

Pharrell – “Entrepreneur” (Feat. Jay-Z)

Pharrell and Jay-Z have released a new track called "Entrepreneur." The track is tied to a new TIME magazine cover story about systemic racial inequality…
James Rettig | August 21, 2020 - 12:03 am

Jay-Z Meets With Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Raps About Him On New Song Out Tonight

Jay-Z and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hung out in the Hamptons today, TMZ reports -- just two famous billionaires going on a casual stroll with…
Peter Helman | August 20, 2020 - 4:53 pm

Tidal & Revolt Pull Russell Simmons Podcast After Social Media Outcry

Tidal and Revolt TV have pulled an episode of the podcast and video series Drink Champs featuring Russell Simmons, the Def Jam co-founder and hip-hop…
Peter Helman | June 24, 2020 - 10:43 am

Jay-Z Takes Out Full-Page Ads Dedicated To George Floyd

Jay-Z and Team Roc, the social justice arm of Jay-Z's Roc Nation management company, took out full-page advertisements in The New York Times, The Chicago
James Rettig | June 3, 2020 - 10:41 am

Jay-Z Called Minnesota Governor About George Floyd’s Death

During a press conference on Sunday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said that he had recently received a call from Jay-Z about the state's response to…
James Rettig | May 31, 2020 - 5:44 pm

Jay-Z’s Team Roc Demands Swift Justice For Ahmaud Arbery

Team Roc, the social justice arm of Jay-Z's Roc Nation management company, has published an open letter calling for swift justice for Ahmaud Arbery, the…
James Rettig | May 10, 2020 - 11:32 am

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

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
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