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The soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby," helmed fittingly by Jay-Z, doesn't hit stores until Tuesday, but it's streaming now in its entirety at NPR.
Jay writes “$100 Bill” from a modern-day Gatsby’s perspective, declaring that it’s “1929 still,” the period of showy extravagance before The Great Depression. He introduces himself – “Write like Mark Twain, Jay Gatsby, I park things, yellow...Read more »
Music from the soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby" has been hard to come by, especially since the Jay Z-curated album is set for a May 7 release. Still no sign of Beyonce and Andre 3000's version of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" or even anything more than a snippet of Jay's new "$100 Bill."
However, electronic breakout artists The xx aren't waiting. The British...Read more »
When Jay-Z has something to say, he doesn’t call a news conference or tweet about it. He drops a new song. (Hear it on his Life & Times website. BTW, there are expletives in the song. You have been warned.)
On Thursday, Hova unleashed “Open Letter,” a roundup of rhymes about his recent mentions in the news, using “Y’all gon’ learn today.” Here’s what he had to say, um, rap:
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Beyoncé isn't backing down.
After the brouhaha over her supposed lip-synching of the national anthem (which ended up being untrue), her Super Bowl Halftime Show appearance and her self-directed documentary, controversy has been trailing her everywhere. It's not going to stop now.
Beyoncé dropped new music Sunday night on her website, where she raps and swears a lot. She offered...Read more »
“The Legends of the Summer” continue to grow.
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake have added a second show at Yankee Stadium following strong sales for the first night on July 19. Tickets for the July 20 show go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday through Live Nation.
The pre-sale sale for Citi card holders starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday and for Yankees season ticket holders on Thursday.
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Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are taking their collaboration to the next level -- on the road.
The dynamic duo behind “Suit and Tie” announced their “Legends of the Summer” tour this morning, playing stadiums through July and August, including a stop at Yankee Stadium on July 19. The tour kicks off July 17 in Toronto and runs through Aug. 16 in Miami.
Tickets for all the shows except Yankee...Read more »
Justin Timberlake released his new "Suit and Tie" video this morning, though anyone who saw his performance on the Grammys Sunday will recognize a lot of it -- from the dance moves to the black and white vibe.
Timberlake has always worn his influences on his sleeves and there are shots here that call to mind Michael Jackson's "Rock With You" and the finale owes a little...Read more »
Justin Timberlake is bringing, well, music back.
After announcing his return to recording after six years and then making the world wait for three more days, Timberlake unveiled “Suit and Tie” this morning on his website and on MySpace, the social network he is trying to revive.
“Some people may criticize me for the last three days,” Timberlake writes in an open letter, accompanying...Read more »
Coldplay and Jay-Z are teaming up to ring in the New Year at Barclays Center.
The close friends rang in 2010 together at a Las Vegas show and Jay-Z recently appeared with Coldplay at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony.
Coldplay will also play Barclays Center on Dec. 30, its first New York concert on the current “Mylo Xyloto” tour. Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10...Read more »
Speculation about Jay-Z's opening night at Barclays Center began as soon as the show was announced.
How star-studded an affair would it be to celebrate the opening of a $1 billion arena only a few subway stops away from the Marcy projects where he grew up? Would his wife Beyoncé be pressed into duty? How about his friends, the ones so famous they only need one name — Kanye, Rihanna, Mary J.?...Read more »