Posts tagged "jay-z"

Just Blaze Plays Unreleased Tracks From Jay Z, Kanye West, Usher, More

Christmas came early this year if you're a hip-hop fan: On Friday night, New York power producer Just Blaze unleashed a bunch of previously unheard tracks…
Harley Brown / December 12, 2015

Judge Dismisses Copyright Infringement Case Against Jay Z in ‘Big Pimpin” Trial

A judge has dismissed the copyright infringement case against Jay Z before it went to jury, the Associated Press reports. Jay Z and producer Timbaland were being…
James Grebey / October 21, 2015

The 5 Biggest Surprises From Last Night’s Massive Tidal X: 1020 Show

Last night's Tidal X: 1020 concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, thrown to celebrate the streaming service reaching a million users, felt like an uneven offering until (and…
Brennan Carley / October 21, 2015

Watch Jay Z Perform ‘Empire State of Mind’ on ‘Kimmel’

Jay Z spent last night entertaining the masses at his star-studded Tidal concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but before that he stopped by Jimmy Kimmel…
Rachel Brodsky / October 21, 2015

Stream the Tidal X: 1020 Concert With Jay Z, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and More

Tonight, Tidal celebrates reaching a million subscribers with Tidal X: 1020, a one-night only concert in Brooklyn that'll feature performances by Beyoncé, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj,…
Brennan Carley / October 20, 2015

Jay Z Testified in ‘Big Pimpin” Trial Today

Yesterday marked the start of the much-delayed "Big Pimpin'" trial — at which that Jay Z and Timbaland's 1999 song is at the center of…
Brennan Carley / October 14, 2015

DJ Khaled Announces New Album, ‘I Changed a Lot,’ Out Next Week

"We the best." "We takin' over." "Another one." "I changed a lot." DJ Khaled's coined sayings on sayings, and he's turning that last one into…
Brennan Carley / October 13, 2015

TIDAL X: 1020 Lineup: Beyoncé, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Prince, and More

Jay Z cryptically hinted at some big news in a tweet yesterday afternoon — "Tidal is platinum. 1,000,000 people and counting. Let's celebrate 10/20 Brooklyn."
Brennan Carley / September 30, 2015

Diddy, Jay Z, and Drake All Surpass Dr. Dre On ‘Forbes’’ List of Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts

Poor Dr. Dre. Well, not really, since he's still the fourth-highest-paid figure in hip-hop (to say nothing of net worth) according to Forbes, though he's taken…
James Grebey / September 22, 2015

Lil Mama on Stage-Crashing 2009 VMAs: ‘A Person Could Be Damn Near Suicidal’

We haven't heard a ton about Lil Mama since 2009 or so, shortly after she crashed Jay Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" performance at…
James Grebey / September 15, 2015

Ranking the Verses on Kanye West’s ‘Monster,’ Five Years Later

Five years ago today, Kanye West unleashed one of rap's most epic lineups  — Bon Iver, Rick Ross, Jay Z, and Nicki Minaj — on…
Brennan Carley / August 27, 2015

Every Beyoncé Song, Ranked

Beyoncé hasn't given us much time for reflection lately: Since she unexpectedly released her self-titled video album on a Thursday night in December 2013 —…
SPIN Staff / August 19, 2015

Taylor Swift Says Jay Z Is the Reason She’s Friends With Kanye West

In the new Vanity Fair cover story on Taylor Swift, the 1989 singer reveals that it was Jay Z who ultimately calmed the choppy waters between her…
Brennan Carley / August 4, 2015

Jack White’s LP Release of Jay Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Comes With a Secret Flexi Disc

After literal years of teasing the release, Jack White has finally issued a special edition vinyl release of Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail. Today,…
Colin Joyce / July 31, 2015

Cash Money Reportedly Suing TIDAL Over Lil Wayne

Shortly after news broke of Birdman's alleged involvement in the recent shooting of Lil Wayne's tour bus, the Cash Money exec is suing Jay Z's TIDAL service for…
Rachel Brodsky / July 16, 2015

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Top Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples

One would expect that Jay Z and Beyoncé would be the highest-paid celebrity couple. One would be wrong, however. According to Forbes' list of the…
James Grebey / June 27, 2015

Lil Wayne Says He Signed a Deal With Jay Z

Update: Lil Wayne's manager clarified to Billboard that he was referring to his "his new deal as an artist owner with Tidal." Lil…
Colin Joyce / June 14, 2015

Jay Z and Marina Abramovic Are Having a Not Very Artistic Fight

Update: The Marina Abramović Institute has issued a statement regarding the controversy, confirming that Jay Z did indeed make a donation, but they did not inform…
James Grebey / May 20, 2015

The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985-2014)

SPIN hit a milestone this year: our 30th birthday. To celebrate, we caught up with some of the artists behind our past picks for Album…
SPIN Staff / May 11, 2015

How Old is Your Dadbod?

Internet trends come and go, but SPIN's always down to get in on the action, which is why two of today's most especially ridiculous memes — "Dadbod" and…
SPIN Staff / April 30, 2015
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