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Watch Jay-Z’s New Documentary Footnotes: Kids

Jay-Z has shared a new episode of his Footnotes documentary series. While earlier installments featured celebrity interviews related to the subject matter on tracks from Hov's latest album 4:44,…
Tosten Burks / January 8, 2018

Video: Jay-Z – “Blue’s Freestyle” ft. Blue Ivy

Jay-Z has released a music video for the 4:44 bonus track "Blue's Freestyle." The clip features an animated Blue Ivy Carter, dressed as a ballerina, surprising…
Tosten Burks / January 7, 2018

Jay-Z, Barack Obama Announced as Guests on Letterman’s Netflix Series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction

David Letterman is set to return to television next week with the the premier of his new Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
Jordan Freiman / January 5, 2018

Video: Jay-Z – “Family Feud” (Directed by Ava DuVernay)

Jay-Z has released a short film for his 4:44 song "Family Feud." It's the album's tenth song to receive visuals. In a glorious surprise, Ava DuVernay directs. Flying…
Tosten Burks / December 29, 2017

Watch Beyoncé and Blue Ivy in a New Teaser for Jay-Z’s Upcoming “Family Feud” Video

Jay-Z is giving his July album 4:44 a very comprehensive visual treatment. He's released videos for nine of the album's songs' so far, most recently releasing clips for "Marcy…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 28, 2017

Jay-Z’s “Marcy Me,” “Legacy,” and “Smile” Videos Are on YouTube Now

Jay-Z released three new videos for the 4:44 songs "Marcy Me," "Smile," and "Legacy" last month on Tidal. For non-subscribers, those videos are now on YouTube.
Tosten Burks / December 22, 2017

Here’s a Fun Video of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Tina Knowles Doing the Electric Slide

Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and her mother Tina Knowles are an impossibly famous family. They're also black and do party, so the logic says they probably know how…
Brian Josephs / December 21, 2017

50 Best Albums of 2017

Tuning into the media often felt nightmarish this year, whether you got your news from the morning paper or the sleepless churn of Facebook and…
SPIN Staff / December 18, 2017

Jay-Z Reunites With Estranged Mentor Jaz-O After Chicago Show

The latest surprise from Jay-Z's ongoing 4:44 tour came last night in Chicago, when he reunited with his one-time mentor Jaz-O. The two former compadres and 4:44 producer No…
Brian Josephs / December 6, 2017

Jay-Z on Donald Sterling: “Getting Rid of Him Just Made Everyone Else Go Back Into Hiding”

Recently, Jay-Z sat down with New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet for one of his few 4:44-era interviews. Over the course of the wide-ranging discussion, the two…
Brian Josephs / November 29, 2017

Jay-Z Confirms He and Beyoncé Have Worked on Rumored Joint Album

In a wide-ranging interview with New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet, Jay-Z confirmed longstanding rumors of a joint album with Beyoncé. Sketched out some time before the release of Lemonade,…
Monique Melendez / November 29, 2017

Jay-Z’s Ticket Sales Controversies Don’t Matter When the “4:44 Tour” Is This Good

Jay-Z's unflappability is central to his image, but the first few weeks of his 4:44 tour have been shaky. There was talk about underperforming ticket sales throughout his first…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2017

Grammys 2018: This Is the First Year That No White Male Artists Were Nominated for Album of the Year

Grammy nominations were announced this morning, with a surprisingly strong lineup in the Album of the Year category. The nominees are Childish Gambino for late-2016 release…
Anna Gaca / November 28, 2017

Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, “Despacito,” and More

As is traditional, the nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards were announced on CBS This Morning today. The full list is available via the Grammys'
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 28, 2017

Watch Jay-Z Rap Over Drake’s “Know Yourself” Live in Toronto

Friday night, Jay-Z rapped over Drake's "Know Yourself" at his tour stop in Toronto. Delivering a verse from his track "Jigga, What, Jigga Who," the…
Rob Arcand / November 25, 2017
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