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Jay-Z’s The Blueprint Will Be Archived in Library of Congress

The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Jay-Z's landmark 2001 album The Blueprint will be inducted into the National Recording Registry. Each year, the…
Maggie Serota / March 20, 2019

Woodstock 50 Lineup: The Killers, Dead & Company, Jay-Z to Headline

Woodstock has announced the lineup for its 50 anniversary edition in August. The Killers, Dead & Company, and Jay-Z are scheduled to headline each of the…
Tosten Burks / March 19, 2019

Meek Mill’s Criminal Justice Nonprofit Received $5 Million From a Prison Software Investor

Meek Mill's emergence as the face of the probation system's injustices culminated in January with a press event at John Jay College in Manhattan, where Meek, Jay-Z, CNN commentator Van…
Tosten Burks / February 28, 2019

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Accept Brit Award in Front of Meghan Markle Painting

Beyoncé and Jay-Z skipped this year's Grammy Awards, where they were nominated in three categories for work on their joint album Everything Is Love, and they skipped tonight's Brit…
Tosten Burks / February 20, 2019

Kanye West, TIDAL Reach Deal To End Life of Pablo Class Action Lawsuit

On February 15, 2016, one day after the initial release of The Life of Pablo, Kanye West tweeted that his "album will never never never…
Will Gottsegen / January 30, 2019

Kanye West Sues Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam, More Over Song Publishing and Recording Contracts

Kanye West has filed a pair of lawsuits in what may be an attempt to extradite himself from contracts and reclaim control over his career.

BRIT Awards 2019 Nominations: Beyoncé, Arctic Monkeys, the 1975, Aphex Twin, More

The 2019 BRIT Awards take place this February, and today, the organization has announced its list of nominees. This year, Aphex Twin, the 1975, Arctic…
Rob Arcand / January 12, 2019

Surviving R. Kelly Producer Says Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Questlove and More Declined Interviews for the Series

Surviving R. Kelly, the miniseries tracing the singer's alleged history of sexual and physical abuse, premieres on Lifetime today. The comprehensively researched series features over 50…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 3, 2019

Jay-Z Confirms His Obvious Trump Diss Is Not a Kanye Diss

Meek Mill's new album Championships contains a song called "What's Free," which features Jay-Z and Rick Ross and flips the Biggie classic "What's Beef" to be about…
Jordan Sargent / November 30, 2018

Jay-Z Demands Stop to Arbitration Because of Racial Discrimination

Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) is testing out a novel argument in a bid to halt arbitration in his company's licensing dispute with Iconix Brand Group. In…

BET Won’t Say Why Vic Mensa’s XXXTentacion Diss Was Censored

This year's BET Hip Hop Awards aired earlier this week on Oct. 16, but were filmed back on Oct. 7 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. That night,…
Tosten Burks / October 19, 2018

Leonard Cohen Wrote a Poem Called “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”

The Flame---a posthumous book of Leonard Cohen poems, lyrics, and other scribblings---was published on October 2. As Pitchfork points out (via singer-songwriter Amanda Shires' Twitter)…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 11, 2018

Kanye West Teases Watch The Throne Sequel “Coming Soon”

Kanye West is teasing what looks to be the sequel to Watch the Throne, his 2011 collaborative album with Jay-Z. "Throne2 coming soon," he wrote…
Rob Arcand / September 9, 2018

Made in America 2018: Livestream Performances From Meek Mill, Janelle Monáe, Post Malone, More

Jay-Z's Made in America Festival is taking Philadelphia by storm this weekend with performances from Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Meek Mill, Diplo, and…
Rob Arcand / September 1, 2018

Fan Who Rushed Stage at Beyoncé and Jay-Z Show Charged With Simple Battery

A fan who rushed the stage during Jay-Z and Beyoncé's On the Run II tour stop in Atlanta on Saturday night has been charged with simple battery,…
Andy Cush / August 27, 2018
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