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Jay Z

  1. dreams and nightmares
    Meek Mill Leaves Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Roster“I’m personally handling my own business so I can take risk[s] and grow.”
  2. family resemblance
    Beyoncé Doppelgänger Spotted at NBA FinalsBaby, I swear it’s “Deja Vu.”
  3. a long talk
    The Humble HitmakerThe Neptunes’ Chad Hugo helped define a new era of music. Don’t expect it to go to his head.
  4. solidarity forever
    Jay-Z’s Oscars After-Party Is Behind a Picket LineIs Hollywood still a union town?
  5. black lives matter
    Rest in Power and the Performance of Black DeathWhy was Jay-Z’s Trayvon Martin documentary so frustratingly hopeful?
  6. the law
    Jay-Z and Others Urge New York to Stop Using Rap Lyrics As EvidenceHova and other rap luminaries came together to end what they see as a prejudicial practice.
  7. respect the classics
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of the 2021 Rock Hall Induction CeremonyHello again, Cleveland.
  8. the law
    Jay-Z Testifies in Perfume Case, Insists He’s Not a LawyerA judge has cleared him in the six-year $68 million lawsuit.
  9. opinions
    Jay-Z Called Chappelle ‘Super Brave, Super Genius’ While Promoting Netflix Film“But I think that what happens with true art is it has to cause conversation.”
  10. beyhive swarms the gram
    Jay-Z Was the First Person Followed by Beyoncé on InstagramUntil he promptly deleted his account.
  11. rock hall 2021
    Live From the Rock Hall Induction, It’s Chappelle’s Show“I would like to apologize,” the comedian said while inducting Jay-Z. “I’m just fucking with you all.”
  12. rock hall 2021
    Jay-Z’s Rock Hall Induction Made Him ‘Cry in Front of All These White People’“Sorry for this long-ass speech.”
  13. my single is dropping
    Jay-Z and Kid Cudi Fire on All Cylinders on ‘Guns Go Bang’From The Harder They Fall soundtrack.
  14. breakfast at beyoncé’s
    Beyoncé and Jay-Z Sell Love, Tiffany Diamonds in New AdBey covers “Moon River” in an homage to Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
  15. collect ‘em all!
    Drake Is Revealing Certified Lover Boy Features City by CityBillboards in Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto, Cleveland, Miami, and even Nigeria had the scoop.
  16. yeezy season
    Kanye West Finally (Finally!) Releases DondaThe long-awaited new album is finally out in accessible, streamable, non-listening-party form.
  17. tiffany blue ivy
    Tiffany & Co.’s New Campaign Stars Two Works of Art and Also Jay-ZBasquiat, sweetie, I am so sorry.
  18. throne reunion
    Kanye West and Jay-Z Reunite on Donda“This might be the return of the throne.”
  19. lawsuits
    Jay-Z Sues Photographer Jonathan Mannion Over Likeness UseMannion shot the cover of Jay-Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt.
  20. the festival circuit
    Canadian to Headline Made in America FestivalNow that’s diplomacy.
  21. gifts
    Jay-Z and Meek Mill Make a Grandfather’s Dream Come TrueThat grandfather being Robert Kraft, and his dream being to own the most absurd rich-person car imaginable.
  22. rock hall 2021
    Actually, Jay-Z Seems Pretty Giddy About His Rock Hall InductionOnward to Cleveland!
  23. the shop
    Jay-Z Shares His Fondest Memory of DMX and Says Why He Boycotted the ’99 GrammysThere was a competitive thing, but it was big love.
  24. album review
    DMX’s Exodus Isn’t a Final Word But a Striking Parting MessageIt was the groundwork for a new career path, not the unexpected end of the road.
  25. new music
    Jay-Z, Nas, and DMX Are an Unstoppable Trio on Exodus Collab ‘Bath Salts’Jay and Nas’s second collab in a month is on DMX’s posthumous new album Exodus, bringing together three New York rap legends.
  26. respect the classics
    The Go-Go’s, Tina Turner, and Jay-Z Among 2021 Rock Hall of Fame InducteesWith Foo Fighters, Todd Rundgren, and Carole King rounding out the others.
  27. another one
    Yes, ‘Harmonies by the Hive’ Is BeyoncéThe cryptic name is credited on DJ Khaled’s new song “Sorry Not Sorry.”
  28. another one
    DJ Khaled ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ He’s Living Large With Jay-Z and Nas in New VideoThe music video arrived alongside his new album, which includes features from Jay-Z, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, and Drake.
  29. boss baby
    Grammy Winner Blue Ivy Carter Shows Off Her New Gold Sippy CupLike Hova, like daughter.
  30. the industry
    Square Buys Tidal, Explaining Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey’s New FriendshipJay-Z will now sit on the board of the point-of-sale services company.
  31. new music
    Jay-Z and Nipsey Hussle Collaborate on Judas and the Black Messiah Song“What It Feels Like” is the first linkup between the rappers.
  32. respect the classics
    All of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, RankedWho’s most deserving of induction this year? And who should maybe just wait?
  33. respect the classics
    Foo Fighters, Dionne Warwick, and Jay-Z Lead 2021 Rock Hall of Fame NominationsWomen especially rule this year’s contenders.
  34. booked and busy
    Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Forms Publishing Imprint With Random HouseSeriously, Blue Ivy Carter is begging y’all to pick up a book.
  35. how everything works
    8 Backing Musicians Jam on Their Most Memorable SessionsStories about recording with artists, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z, boygenius, and Paul McCartney.
  36. radio vulture
    We’re No Closer to Knowing Jay ElectronicaPerhaps that is by design.
  37. twins
    Beyoncé Posts Baby Photo of ‘Herself’ on Her BirthdayThis has to be Rumi.
  38. new series
    ABC Orders Mamie Till Mobley Miniseries Women of the MovementThe first episode will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
  39. boats
    Beyoncé and Jay-Z Set Sail With Jack DorseyAnd his very long beard.
  40. song review
    Jay-Z and Pharrell Are Making History, But Both Could Stand to Learn From ItThe achievements of Black billionaires don’t necessarily trickle down and set us all free.
  41. my single is dropping
    Jay-Z and Pharrell Want You to Get Your Money Up on New Song ‘Entrepreneur’“Black Twitter, what’s that? When Jack gets paid, do you?”
  42. george floyd
    Jay-Z Calls Minnesota Governor Seeking Justice in George Floyd’s Killing“It wasn’t Jay-Z, international celebrity. It was a dad and, I think quite honestly, a black man whose visceral pain of this that he knew.”
  43. turn the music up
    An Oral History of Rihanna’s Debut Song, ‘Pon de Replay’Fifteen years ago, a dancehall riddim and a Bajan teenager laid the groundwork for a pop icon.
  44. d’ussé palooza
    New York Party D’ussé Palooza Fires Host Accused of Sexual MisconductMultiple women came forward on April 27 about Chris Stylezz’s behavior.
  45. health and safety
    Jay-Z and Meek Mill Donate Over 100,000 Coronavirus Masks to PrisonsHalf are going to Rikers Island.
  46. radio vulture
    Your Guide to the Extended Mythology of Jay Electronica, Rap’s Great MysteryTapping Jay-Z to play sidekick on your decade-overdue debut album would be staggering if it weren’t what Elec always claimed to be in the tea leaves.
  47. way too close reads
    5 Emo Jay-Z Lyrics From Jay Electronica’s A Written TestimonyIt doesn’t seem like Jay-Z’s in a great place, but, let’s be real, who is?
  48. new music
    Jay Electronica’s Long-Awaited Debut Album, A Written Testimony, Is Finally HereTen years and 75 days later …
  49. remember me?
    Jay Electronica Emerges From the Shadows, Announces He’s Releasing an AlbumSome things are worth the (decade-long) wait.
  50. super bowl 2020
    For 15 Minutes, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez United the MassesThe message was loud.
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