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Jay Z to debut 'Picasso Baby' video on HBO Friday

Jay-Z performs at the Wireless Festival at the

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Jay-Z will unveil his video for “Picasso Baby” on HBO Friday night, following an interview on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

The video is based on Jay’s six-hour performance of the song at the Pace Gallery earlier this month, rapping the song directly to people one-on-one -- some famous, including actor Alan Cumming, performance artist Marina Abramovic and New York magazine’s Jerry Saltz, and...

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Jay-Z + Nas = Hip-hop's biggest night?

Jay-Z rocks the Yankees cap during the 2010

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Mets and Yankees fans dream of another Subway Series, where the World Series shuttles between the Bronx and Queens. But if the gods of baseball smile on hip-hop fans Friday night, there could be a legendary night in the making.

Sure, everyone knows by now that Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are taking over Yankees Stadium Friday night for their “Legends of the Summer” tour. But did you know Nas...

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Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and more new music videos

Megastars Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will perform together

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Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, a.k.a. the Legends of the Summer, take over Yankee Stadium Friday and Saturday.

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'Magna Carta Holy Grail' proves Jay-Z still rules

Jay-Z attends Samsung Mobile's celebration in Brooklyn for

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Jay-Z has never been short on ambition.

But on his new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” (Roc-a-Fella), he raises the stakes to new Hov-ian heights -- tackling everything from race relations and religion to fatherhood and his relationship with wife Beyoncé. If his classic “Blueprint” albums were about achieving success in the music industry, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” which was released to Samsung...

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