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SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: The Strokes, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from East Coast keepers of the classic rock flame,…
SPIN Staff / May 27, 2016

Well Hell, Jay Z Finally Addresses ‘Lemonade’ on His New ‘All the Way Up’ Remix

Consider us floored: Jay Z has just dropped a remix of Fat Joe and Remy Ma's street anthem "All the Way Up." A TIDAL exclusive…
Brennan Carley / May 24, 2016

Rachel Roy Says She’s Not Jay Z’s ‘Becky With the Good Hair’ in New Statement

One Instagram post led to a pretty rough weekend for Rachel Roy and Rachael Ray. Roy posted an Instagram picture on Saturday night with the caption,…
Brian Josephs / April 26, 2016

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’: An Examination of Broken Relationships and Black Womanhood

The "On the Run" tour was too good to be true. In his review of the MetLife Stadium stop, Noisey's Jeff Rosenthal wrote that Beyoncé…
Brian Josephs / April 25, 2016

Download Drake’s New Singles, ‘One Dance’ and ‘Pop Style,’ Right Now

Update 3: Drake has announced that Views From the 6 will be released April 29, Pitchfork reports. Reportedly, the entire album will be an Apple Music exclusive.
Brennan Carley / April 5, 2016

Puff Daddy Will Head Up All-Star Tribute Show to Notorious B.I.G. in Brooklyn

Puff Daddy has been teasing a Bad Boy Entertainment reunion tour, and the kickoff has been announced: BBE artists will perform May 20 at Brooklyn's Barclays…
Anna Gaca / March 30, 2016

Santigold’s New Video for ‘Can’t Get Enough of Myself’ Features Andy Samberg, Jay Z, and Pharrell

Santigold's new album 99¢ contains fewer knockouts than her previous work, but the bouncy "Can't Get Enough of Myself" is one of the exceptions. The…
Dan Weiss / March 22, 2016

Here’s What You Missed Inside Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 Show Yesterday

Shortly after 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, Kanye West dimmed the lights at New York's Madison Square Garden and premiered his new album, The Life of…
Brennan Carley / February 12, 2016

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

Update: This list, originally published in August 2015, has been edited to reflect the ranking of the 12 new songs released on Beyoncé's Lemonade album,…
SPIN Staff / August 19, 2015
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