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2016

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Hear Pusha T, Jay Z Confess on 'Drug Dealers Anonymous'

May 31, 2016

Pusha T and Jay Z have teamed for a menacing, meditative new track, "Drug Dealers Anonymous," which has arrived via Tidal. The track notably features a sample of conservative pundit Tomi Lahren calling out Jay Z in a...

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See Jay Z's Performance at Bad Boy Reunion Concert

May 21, 2016

Jay Z made an onstage appearance at Brooklyn's Barclays Center Friday for the opening night of Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Family Reunion, a concert that also featured unannounced guests like Nas, Usher, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign and Busta Rhymes. "You've...

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Drake Debuts Two New Songs Featuring Kanye West, Jay Z

April 5, 2016

UPDATE 3: Drake has released the track list to his upcoming album Views From the 6, viewable below. UPDATE 2: Views From the 6 will premiere on a special episode of OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1 Thursday April 28th at 10 p.m. ET, ahead of its...

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Puff Daddy Sets Bad Boy Reunion Concert for B.I.G. Birthday

March 30, 2016

Puff Daddy will reunite his Bad Boy Records family for a "One Night Only" concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Arena on May 20th, the day that marks what would have been the Notorious B.I.G.'s 44th birthday. Puff Daddy and the Family as well as the...

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Watch Kanye West Debut Auto-Tuned Track, Perform 'Pop Style'

April 11, 2016

Kanye West unveiled a meditative, religious-themed freestyle during his April 9th performance at the Paradise International Music Festival in the Philippines. The song, dubbed "I Don't Want to Be Liked" in a YouTube clip, finds the rapper-producer...

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Tidal Preps Lawsuit Against Previous Owners

March 31, 2016

Tidal has served a legal notice to its previous owners, the Norwegian media company Schibsted ASA, accusing them of inflating the streaming service's subscription numbers prior to its sale. "It became clear after taking control of Tidal and conducting...

2015

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Rita Ora Files Suit Seeking Split From Roc Nation

December 17, 2015

Rita Ora has filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation claiming her contract is unenforceable and violates California law, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ora signed the contract in 2008 when she was 18 and claims that she has been "orphaned" from...

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Jay Z, Timbaland Win 'Big Pimpin'' Sample Trial

October 21, 2015

Jay Z and Timbaland have won a lawsuit alleging that they infringed on the rights to a sample used in the former's 2000 hit "Big Pimpin'." A judge ruled Wednesday that the nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi, whose "Khosara, Khosara" birthed...

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Jay Z Talks High School Rap Battle With Busta on 'Kimmel'

October 21, 2015

Lots of famous rappers hone their skills during high school rap battles, but very few face the stiff competition of Jay Z, who attended Brooklyn's George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School with Busta Rhymes and Notorious B.I.G. "Me...

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Can Tidal Rebound From Shaky Debut?

October 7, 2015

Six months after Jay Z's Tidal service stormed the music-streaming market with a splashy press conference starring Beyoncé, Madonna, Kanye West and other pop megastars, the service has racked up 1 million users, released exclusives by...

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Diddy, Jay Z Top Highest-Paid Rappers of 2015

September 23, 2015

Diddy, Jay Z, Drake, Dr. Dre and Pharrell are the world's five "Highest Paid Rap Acts" of 2015, according to Forbes' latest hip-hop cash round-up. Diddy, ranking Number One, reportedly earned $60 million in the past year from a variety of investments:...

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Jay Z Joins, Quits Instagram After Michael Jackson Tribute

August 30, 2015

While Beyoncé ranks second on Instagram with 44.4 million followers, her husband Jay Z doesn't even have an account on the photo-sharing network. That is, until Saturday, when the rapper joined Instagram to post a photo remembering Michael...

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Jay Z, Timbaland to Testify in Court Over 'Big Pimpin'

August 12, 2015

Jay Z and Timbaland will appear in court to testify about using the sample of a flute line by composer Baligh Hamdi as the hook in the 2000 hit "Big Pimpin'." The nephew of the composer, who died in 1993, filed the suit in 2007, calling into question...

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Grimes: The Triumph of a Self-Made Oddball

November 5, 2015

When Claire Boucher, 27, who writes, records, and produces music as Grimes, decided to show off her unshaved armpits in a recent round of press photos, her PR team went into crisis mode. This was not the image they had in mind; they wanted her quirky...

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Jay Z, Rick Ross Set to Appear on DJ Khaled's New Album

October 13, 2015

DJ Khaled, the DJ-producer known for his boisterous yells and all-star collaborations, has revealed details of his feature-heavy eighth studio album, I Changed a Lot, set for release on October 23rd. I Changed a Lot boasts...

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Beyonce, Jay Z, Prince to Headline Stacked TIDAL X Concert

September 30, 2015

UPDATE: Nick Jonas, Rick Ross, Meek Mill and French Montana have been added to Tidal's sold-out, all-star Brooklyn concert. Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince, Usher and Nicki Minaj lead the first wave of an already...

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Jay Z, Solange Dedicate Songs to Beyonce in Birthday Post

September 4, 2015

Jay Z, Solange, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and other loved ones celebrated Beyoncé's 34th birthday Friday with a playlist of songs representing their "most cherished moments" with the singer. The post, which also includes reflections...

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Help Fund Hip-Hop Radio Pioneers Stretch and Bobbito's Doc

August 25, 2015

Game-changing hip-hop DJs Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito García are in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to finish a new documentary, Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives. The film covers their remarkable radio career, during...

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