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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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, a.k.a. the Legends of the Summer, take over Yankee Stadium Friday and Saturday.
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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...Read more »
Surprise! Jay-Z has a new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” ready to roll out on July 4, though you’re going to need a Samsung Galaxy phone to get it that day. It will be on sale around the world on July 7.
Jay made the announcement through a three-minute Samsung commercial during Sunday’s NBA Finals game, where he talked about how “the Internet is like the Wild West.” “We need to write the...Read more »
Hot 97's annual Summer Jam is the New York hip-hop mainstay's way of planting its flag, taking over a stadium for a workday's worth of sets by the biggest names -- some of whom are announced in advance, some aren't. The announced bill for Sunday night's 20th installment of the festival split the difference between hip-hop legends (the also-turning-20 Staten Island collective Wu-Tang Clan; the Brooklyn-born...Read more »
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 »