jay-z

Jay-Z Is the First Rapper to Become a Billionaire, According to Forbes

According to a new Forbes magazine piece (as Pitchfork points out), Jay-Z is now, definitively, a billionaire. This makes him the first rapper to amass a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 3, 2019

Watch Pharrell Bring Out Jay-Z, Diddy, Missy Elliott, Tyler, the Creator, More in Virginia Beach

Pharrell Williams hosted the inaugural edition of his Something in the Water music festival this weekend in his hometown of Virginia Beach. While organizers were…
Rob Arcand / April 28, 2019

Watch Jay-Z Bring Out Nas and Cam’ron at New York Performance

New York's Webster Hall reopened last night after closing for extensive renovation. To celebrate the occasion, Jay-Z hosted a concert at the Bowery Presents venue,…
Rob Arcand / April 27, 2019

Jay-Z to Re-Open Webster Hall After Extensive Renovation

Jay-Z will help celebrate the reopening of New York's iconic Webster Hall on April 26 after the venue's recent extensive renovation. The rap legend's "B-Sides…
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / April 15, 2019

Made in America 2019 Lineup

Made In America, the two-day festival that Jay-Z curates over Labor Day Weekend, has announced its 2019 lineup. It’s returning to Philadelphia for its eighth…
James Rettig, Stereogum / April 2, 2019

Beyoncé Wins Entertainer of the Year at NAACP Image Awards

Beyoncé was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night. The pop superstar gave a brief speech, where she…
Rob Arcand / March 31, 2019

Watch Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s GLAAD Awards Speech

Every year, GLAAD gives their Vanguard Award to a member of the media community who doesn't identify as LGBTQ, but whose work has "made a big…
Will Gottsegen / March 29, 2019

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
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