Jay-Z Shares “Footnotes for ‘Kill Jay Z,'” Announces “Adnis” Video

After premiering the video for "Kill Jay Z" last Friday, JAY-Z's 4:44 Footnotes series returns this afternoon for a discussion about ego. Prior guests Anthony Anderson, Mahershala…
Brian Josephs / July 24, 2017

Video: Jay-Z – “Kill Jay Z”

Jay-Z's video series for 4:44 continues with "Kill Jay Z," the album's opener. "Kill Jay Z" was directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, and follows the videos…
Brian Josephs / July 21, 2017

Monica Lewinsky Commends JAY-Z for Being Honest About His Infidelity on 4:44

"Prince Harry, Jay-Z, and Brad Pitt walk into a bar . . .O.K., I’m kidding. But if they did, the threesome might have a more revealing conversation today…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 19, 2017

Video: JAY-Z – “Bam” ft. Damian Marley

JAY-Z has released the video for "Bam" featuring Damian Marley. The Rohan Blair-Mangat-helmed clip shows JAY-Z and Marley working on the song in a Jamaican…
Taylor Berman / July 15, 2017

Beyoncé Posts First Photo of Twins Sir and Rumi

Very early Friday morning, Beyoncé unveiled the first photo of her and Jay-Z's twins Sir and Rumi. The caption states that they are one month…
Jordan Sargent / July 14, 2017

Jay-Z Says Marriage To Beyoncé “Wasn’t Totally Built on the 100 Percent Truth”

Over the past two weeks, Tidal has been rolling out "footnotes" for Jay-Z's 4:44 —an addendum where celebrities candidly discuss the songs' themes. After dropping one…
Brian Josephs / July 10, 2017

Watch JAY-Z’s “4:44″ Footnotes Video Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Aziz Ansari, and More

JAY-Z has released a new "Footnotes" video for the title track of his new album 4:44. The video is an 11-minute clip following in the vein…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 10, 2017

JAY-Z Announces North American 4:44 Tour Dates

JAY-Z released his excellent album 4:44 on Tidal last week to high critical acclaim, and has now announced a North American tour which features 31 shows (so far).
Geena Kloeppel / July 10, 2017

Video: JAY-Z – “4:44”

JAY-Z has released the video for the self-titled track from his excellent new album 4:44. The video is a sort of visual collage, with clips…
Taylor Berman / July 8, 2017

Blue Ivy Raps on a Bonus Track From JAY-Z’s 4:44

Blue Ivy Carter, age 5, appears to take after her parents. The physical release of dad JAY-Z's new album 4:44 is out today, and it features a…
Anna Gaca / July 7, 2017

Anti-Defamation League “Concerned” About JAY-Z’s Jewish Property Line on “The Story of O.J.”

"The Story of O.J.," the black capitalism anthem on JAY-Z's 4:44, has faced a fair amount a blowback for the following lyrics, which have been perceived by…
Brian Josephs / July 6, 2017

Jay-Z Albums, Ranked

Nowadays, you're most likely to come across (young) rap nerds endlessly ranking and re-ranking albums by Kanye West or Drake. But a more interesting discussion…
SPIN Staff / July 6, 2017

Report: Kanye West Split From Tidal Confirmed

Billboard has confirmed that Kanye West has parted ways with Tidal. A source close to West told the publication that Tidal's exclusivity rights to his music have…
Brian Josephs / July 6, 2017

JAY-Z’s 4:44 Going Platinum in Five Days Is Fake News

RIAA announced earlier today that JAY-Z's 4:44 achieved platinum status just days after its release, an achievement that immediately seemed like a logistic absurdity. One equivalent album unit…
Brian Josephs / July 5, 2017

New Video Short for JAY-Z’s “The Story of O.J.” Shows Kendrick Lamar, Chris Rock, More Discussing Racism

JAY-Z's album 4:44 dropped a few days ago, and now, he's released a new 8-minute clip via Tidal that explains "The Story of O.J.," an animated…
Geena Kloeppel / July 4, 2017
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