Watch Jay-Z’s Meadows Festival 2017 Set in Full

Friday, Jay-Z had the headliner slot at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in Queens, New York and today Tidal has shared an exclusive video…
Rob Arcand / September 17, 2017

Watch Jay-Z Dedicate a Song to Colin Kaepernick Live at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival

Last night, Jay-Z took the stage at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in Queens, New York. Performing cuts from his new album 4:44, the…
Rob Arcand / September 17, 2017

Report: Kanye and Jay-Z Move to End Beef

Kanye West has reached out to end his feud with Jay-Z. According to sources at TMZ, Kanye asked for a face-to-face meeting with the rapper…
Rob Arcand / September 9, 2017

Jay-Z’s Mother Gloria Carter Talks About Coming Out on 4:44 in New Interview

Jay-Z's nephew Rel Carter regularly hosts the D'USSE Friday podcast alongside Hov's former protégé Memphis Bleek and Brian Axelrod. For the latest episode, the familial connection landed him Jay-Z's…
Brian Josephs / September 7, 2017

Watch Jay-Z Lead the Crowd in Singing “Happy Birthday” to Beyoncé

Jay-Z recently got the crowd to serenade Beyoncé for her birthday. Sunday night during his headline performance at Budweiser's Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, the…
Rob Arcand / September 4, 2017

Jay-Z Releases a New Poem Called “Dream. On.”

Jay-Z's latest bit of Tidal content is a short poem titled "Dream. On." Recited a capella, the piece finds Jay-Z recounting his beginnings in Marcy Housing while…
Brian Josephs / August 30, 2017

Jay-Z Talks Chester Bennington, Amy Winehouse, Prodigy, and Blue Ivy in New Interview

Last week, Jay-Z spoke to Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller from the Rap Radar podcast about his fights with Solange and Kanye as well…
Taylor Berman / August 26, 2017

JAY-Z Will Play SNL’s Season 43 Premiere

Saturday Night Live is returning for its 43rd season in September, and the show is enlisting some big names to kick things off. The season…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / August 25, 2017

Jay-Z Is Performing In Front of a 40-Foot Jeff Koons Balloon Dog

JAY-Z is hitting a couple of U.S. festival dates in September--New York City's The Meadows Music and Arts Festival and his own Made in America fest in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 23, 2017

Jay-Z Pays Tribute To Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington with “Numb/Encore” Performance

Jay-Z and Linkin Park will, of course, be forever intertwined because of their collaborative 2004 Collision Course mash-up EP. Last night, at his first show…
James Rettig, Stereogum / August 20, 2017

JAY-Z Addresses Clashes With Kanye and Solange, Controversy Over His “Jewish People” Lyric

JAY-Z’s been unpacking his latest album 4:44 over the past few weeks on his TIDAL video series Footnotes. But if a tree falls in the forest and it’s…
Pranav Trewn, Stereogum / August 19, 2017

Jay-Z, Chris Rock, Michael Che, and More Talk About Male Vulnerability in “MaNyfaCedGod” Footnotes Video

After taking a break last week, 4:44's Footnotes series continues with a new video for "MaNyfaCedGod." The new clip features the Footnotes series regulars—including Chris Rock, Trevor…
Brian Josephs / August 14, 2017

Watch Jay-Z’s Video for “MaNyfaCedGod,” Which Features Lupita Nyong’o

The follow-up to last week's black Friends is the video for 4:44's James Blake-assisted bonus track, "MaNyfaCedGod." The clip features an intense interpretive performance from Lupita Nyong'o, who appeared in…
Brian Josephs / August 11, 2017

Video: Jay-Z – “Moonlight”

The Tidal-backed Jay-Z content mill rolls on with the video for "Moonlight," the 4:44 track that find Hov aggravated over hip-hop's redundancy. "Moonlight," which follows last week's "Adnis,"
Brian Josephs / August 4, 2017

Jay-Z, Will Smith, Chris Rock, and Others Talk Fatherhood for “Adnis” Footnotes Video

"Adnis," 4:44's most recent video, is named after Jay-Z's late father. Naturally, the "Adnis" edition of the Footnotes series features Jay-Z's cadre of candid celebrities speaking…
Brian Josephs / July 31, 2017
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