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Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming Service Tidal

March 30, 2015

A phalanx of chart-topping stars from across genres joined forces in the loading dock of New York City's biggest post office today to launch the newly artist-owned high-definition streaming service Tidal. Like a scene out of a pop-music version of...

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Jay Z, Kanye Throw Support Behind Streaming Service Tidal

March 30, 2015

UPDATE 2: Tidal is live-streaming Jay Z's press conference at the bottom of the post.  UPDATE: Tidal has released a promo video for its upcoming livestream. In the clip, music artists who had aligned themselves with Jay Z's new streaming...

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Jay Z, Jack White Team Up for 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Vinyl

March 18, 2015

Jack White's Third Man Records has prepared a limited-edition vinyl box set of Jay Z's 2013 LP, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The release, designed by the album's cover art designer, Brian Roettinger, includes eight seven-inch records in a clothbound binder,...

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Jay Z Blocked in Bid for Streaming Company

March 4, 2015

UPDATE: The bid from Jay Z's company has been accepted and the rapper's company will assume control of Aspiro. Jay Z's plan to revolutionize the streaming industry has hit a snag. In January, the rapper put in a $56 million offer to buy Aspiro, the Swedish...

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Jay Z Weighs in on NY Governor's Police Relations Plan

January 22, 2015

In a rare public statement, Jay Z commented on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's initiative to improve relations between police and civilians, revealed in Wednesday's State of the State speech. The rapper praised Cuomo's initiatives, which...

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Jay Z on Race: 'We're More Alike Than We're Separate'

January 6, 2015

Oprah Winfrey's Emmy-nominated Master Class series spotlights dozens of iconic African-American writers, actors, musicians and more discussing the civil rights movement. In the latest episode, Jay Z talks about the role hip-hop music has played in...

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Hear Jay Electronica Sample Jay Z for 'Road to Perdition'

March 6, 2015

Jay Electronica has shared a relentless new track, "Road to Perdition," after a low-quality version version leaked Friday morning. "Oh well, since it leaked... here's a better quality version," the rapper tweeted, posting a link to the track on...

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Jay Z Enters High-Quality Music Streaming Industry

January 30, 2015

After tackling the world of music, nightclubs, basketball team ownership and athlete representation, Jay Z has now set his sights on entering the gauntlet of high-quality streaming music. The New York Times reports that Jay Z has put in a $56...

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Mike Huckabee Blasts Obamas' Parenting for Playing Beyonce

January 14, 2015

Update: Beyoncé's fellow Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams defended the "Drunk in Love" singer to Mike Huckabee on a recent episode of The View, according to Gawker. "I was definitely offended," she said. "I'm not the Carter...

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Jay Z Urges NY Governor to Reform Criminal Justice System

December 11, 2014

Jay Z, Common and Russell Simmons met with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday to advocate for significant reforms to the criminal justice system. The meeting came in the wake of grand jury decisions in Staten Island, New York and Ferguson, Missouri...

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Solange Knowles Marries Music Video Director Alan Ferguson

November 16, 2014

Solange Knowles tied the knot with music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Sunday. The ceremony, attended by Knowles' big sister Beyoncé and brother-in-law Jay Z, took place at Holy Trinity Church in the Crescent City's Bywater...

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Beyonce Surprises Global Citizen Festival During Jay Z's Set

September 28, 2014

Jay Z and Beyoncé may have just wrapped up their On the Run tour earlier this month, but the pair aren't finished sharing the stage yet. During his headlining performance at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday, the rapper brought...

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See Beyonce and Jay Z's 'Bonnie and Clyde'-Like 'Bang Bang'

September 15, 2014

Beyoncé and Jay Z have posted the first of a three-part, Bonnie and Clyde–themed mini–art house film, Bang Bang, that they made while filming scenes for their recent On the Run tour. In stark black and white, the couple meet at a Beyoncé...

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Watch Beyonce Sing Every Song on New Album at VMAs

August 25, 2014

Beyoncé was an obvious choice to receive this year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards: In addition to classic clips ranging from the Destiny's Child-era to "Crazy in Love" and "Single Ladies," the singer...

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Beyonce Channels Nancy Sinatra' in 'On the Run' Trailer

August 17, 2014

Beyoncé and Jay Z promoted their On The Run tour with a star-studded trailer for a non-existent action film, and they're harnessing a similar vibe in a new preview for their upcoming HBO special.  The...

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Jay Z's 'Run This Town' Sampling Lawsuit Dismissed

December 10, 2014

The copyright lawsuit that alleged Jay Z's "Run This Town" sampled Eddie Bo's "Hook & Sling Part 1" without permission has been dismissed. The lawsuit, brought forth by  TufAmerica, boiled down to how a sampled "Oh!" was utilized in...

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After Sluggish Start, Summer Concert Season Finishes Strong

September 17, 2014

At the beginning of the summer, the megastar concert business looked grim — Paul McCartney was sick and had to cancel shows, the Rolling Stones weren't touring in the U.S., none of the biggest superstar acts from U2 to Madonna were...

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Jay Z, Kanye West Attached to New Chris Rock Film

September 11, 2014

Top Five, a new movie that Chris Rock wrote, directed and starred in, picked up a major distribution deal with Paramount at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Kanye West and Jay Z both received co-producer on the project, while Roots and...

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Miley Cyrus Sends Homeless Youth to Accept Video of the Year

August 24, 2014

When Jimmy Fallon announced Miley Cyrus' name as winner of Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," the singer stood and directed a young man with long, blonde hair to the stage. "Thank you, all," he said, as Cyrus looked on. "My name is Jesse." He explained...

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