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The Life of Kalief Browder, Subject of New Documentary Produced by Jay Z, Is an American Tragedy

Kalief Browder took his own life in 2015, at 22 years old, in his home the Bronx. He had spent three years of his short life…
Andy Cush / February 28, 2017

Jay Z to Co-Produce Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights

Before blowing up with his overpriced masterwork Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a musical called In the Heights. Focused on the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights, the play was…
Brian Josephs / February 28, 2017

Jay Z Is the First Rapper Inducted Into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

This year's Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees include: Motown founder Berry Gordy; Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds; new jack swing and peak-Janet Jackson producers Jimmy Jam & Terry…
Brian Josephs / February 22, 2017

Jay Z Is Starting a Venture Capital Fund [UPDATE]

Noted rapper, businessman, and business, man Jay Z is launching a venture capital fund, according to Axios. The mogul will be joined in the new endeavor by Roc Nation…
Brian Josephs / February 21, 2017

New Music: DJ Khaled – “Shining” ft. Beyoncé and Jay Z

DJ Khaled dropped a surprise song just as the Grammys ended, enlisting Jay Z and Beyoncé on "Shining." The glossy new single features the Carters…
Brian Josephs / February 12, 2017

Beyoncé Is Still Majestic in Full Pregnancy Photoshoot

Beyoncé is pregnant with twins. She made the announcement yesterday afternoon much to the performative delight of social media; the portrait, composed by artist Awol…
Brian Josephs / February 2, 2017

The Carters V: Beyoncé Is Pregnant With Twins

Black History Month got off to a rough start earlier today, but things appear to be on the up and up. This afternoon, Beyoncé revealed on…
Brian Josephs / February 1, 2017

Jay Z Won’t Answer Your Questions About Donald Trump

Yesterday, Jay Z made an appearance at Utah's Sundance Film Festival to promote his new documentary series Time: The Kalief Browder Story, which follows the story of a Bronx teen…
Brian Josephs / January 26, 2017

WikiHow Apologizes for Illustrating Barack Obama, Jay Z, and Beyoncé as White, Explains How it Happened

Let it be known that the BeyHive is also a sharp investigative force. A fan account noticed that the WikiHow guide for "How to become a…
Brian Josephs / January 25, 2017

Sprint Buys 33 Percent of TIDAL for a Reported $200 Million

Sprint has purchased 33 percent of TIDAL, the music streaming company owned by Jay Z and two dozen other artists. Terms of the sale were…
Taylor Berman / January 23, 2017

Report: Barack Obama Inviting Jay Z, Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder to His Final White House Party

Last month, President Obama and the First Lady told People that they were planning a goodbye shindig at the White House, before Donald Trump takes office. The Washington…
Brian Josephs / January 4, 2017

Beyoncé Is Getting Sued for Using the Roc-A-Fella Logo in “Drunk in Love” Video

At around the 5:20 mark of Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" video, Bey is seen hugging Jay Z as she clutches onto a studded Roc-A-Fella chain.
Brian Josephs / December 20, 2016

Watch the First Trailer for Jay Z’s Documentary on the Harrowing Story of Kalief Browder

In March, Spike will air Time: The Kalief Browder Story, a six-piece docuseries produced by Jay Z. The series chronicles the life and death of Browder, a…
Andy Cush / December 15, 2016

Taylor Swift Made More Money in One Year Than Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Justin Bieber Combined

Taylor Swift hasn't released a new album since 2014, but she tops the latest Forbes list of the highest-paid living musicians, pulling in $170 million in a…
Anna Gaca / November 30, 2016

Prince Estate Sues Jay Z, Says TIDAL Doesn’t Have Streaming Rights

Prince's estate has sued Jay Z's Roc Nation over its claim that TIDAL has exclusive rights to stream the late artist's catalogue, as Pitchfork reports.
Anna Gaca / November 16, 2016
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