Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group said Monday it had inked a multiyear deal with rapper Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter to house his music label Roc Nation, snagging the coveted rights to release Mr. Carter's next album along with the forthcoming records of other top-selling artists including Rihanna and Shakira.
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Jay-Z brought out heavy hitters to support him at the "Budweiser Made In America" festival: Kanye West and President Barack Obama.
Obama appeared in a video, urging the crowd of nearly 50,000 to vote. West joined Jay-Z at the end of his set, performing hits like "Mercy"…
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Despite holding a tiny, minority stake (1/15 of 1%) in the Brooklyn Nets, Jay-Z has contributed tenfold to the development of the team's new home, Barclays Center, as well as other aspects of the business. His influence is undeniable and he's using it to help some of his other business interests as well, specifically…Continue
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Drake has set the record for most number one hits on the R&B/Hip Hop chart, unseating Jay-Z from the throne.
According to ATLR, the Young Money rapper now has had seven collaborations and three lead singles to top the chart, with…Continue
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The new logo for Jay-Z's Brooklyn Nets has been revealed.
Hov, who designed the logo himself, settled on a black-and-white color scheme and a classic, simple look.
During a press conference earlier today, CEO of Nets Basketball Brett…Continue
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JAY-Z is on to you, lip readers! The media-wary hip-hop mogul has gotten into the habit of concealing his conversations in public — or at least at televised basketball games. According to an eagle-eyed NBA source, Hova has been seen on a number of occasions at various arenas covering his mouth while palavering…Continue
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The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene cited the club big time Thursday night for a litany of violations ... which included several different instances of food being stored at improper…Continue
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé's baby is already a record-breaker: Backup gurgles on the rap lullaby "Glory" make her the youngest artist to hit the Billboard charts.
Blue Ivy Carter will be all of five days old when the single, which her father posted online Monday,…Continue
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Jay-Z and Rocawear have removed their Occupy Wall St. themed t-shirts from Rocawear.com -- after the rap mogul came under heavy fire for profiting off the protests, without donating anything to the cause.
Jay-Z was photographed wearing the "Occupy All Streets" shirts earlier this week and began selling them on…Continue
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Jay’s new memoir landed at no. 3 on the “Hardcover Nonfiction” edition of the newspaper’s Best Sellers list for the week of December 5, behind only George W. Bush’s Decision Points and Lauren Hillenbrand’s Unbroken.Since its release, Decoded has been well-received by fans and critics alike. Plus, he had a unique marketing plan in place as well.Before its release, Jay formed a partnership with Microsoft’s search engine Bing, in which they previewed… Continue
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Hov reflects on the ’90s & early ’00s, remarks on the “producer day” trend, being surprised that MC Hammer took it the wrong way (“I said some really nice things about him in the book… he’s gonna be embarrassed,”) the balance between free vs. paid music, says that Watch The Throne no longer includes the previously-released G.O.O.D. Friday records and is now a full-length album, and more.
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A rap mogul who helped launch Jay-Z's career was busted Friday with 42 other people when the feds rolled up a drug ring that controlled much of the pot market in the city.
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"Decoded," the memoir of Jay-Z's life, will finally make it to stores in November even though it has been finished for a number of years.
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