DJ Absolut Liberates Rare Version of Jay Z’s ‘Black Gangster’

DJ Absolut releases an alternate version of Jay Z ‘s “Black Gangster,” which appeared in its original form on the Black Gangster soundtrack back in 1999. Hov initially titled the track “This Life Forever,” but later renamed it after the soundtrack. Check out the cut above.

Listen To This Unreleased Jay Z Freestyle From 1999

Tim Westwood liberates an unreleased freestyle from Jay Z, recorded during the Vol. 3…Life and Times of S. Carter era in 1999. On the four minute freestyle, a young Hov spits over a variety of old school beats, calling himself the “Jordan of rap” and declaring himself “cold as f*ck before ice, not before Christ.” He also shuts down his […]

Jay Z Gets A Tidal Theatre At The Barclays Center

Less than a week after the music streaming platform’s celebration concert, Jay Z‘s Tidal now has a dedicated concert space at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Cushman & Wakefield Theater, which been hosting concerts at the center for the last three years was renamed today, and will now be known as the Tidal Theatre. According to Brett Yormark, the Barclays Center CEO, the partnership […]

Jay Z Wins Copyright Trial Over ‘Big Pimpin” Sample

A federal judge has dismissed a case against Jay Z and Timbaland alleging copyright infringement with regards to their 1999 hit “Big Pimpin’,” putting an end to an eight-year lawsuit that involved the sampling of a decades-old Egyptian song. The suit was brought by Osama Ahmed Fahmy, whose uncle-Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi-composed the 1957 song “Khosara […]

Lil Wayne Announces That He Signed A Deal With Jay Z

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y683wzM-y8 Update: It has been confirmed that Lil Wayne’s deal with Jay Z was actually in reference of his partnership with TIDAL. Cortez Bryant, Wayne’s manager, spoke with Billboard to clear the air in regards to Weezy’s announcement that he signed with Jay Z. Bryant explained to Billboard that the internet misunderstood Wayne’s announcement and took […]

Jay Z’s Made In America Cancels L.A. Show, Reportedly Adds New York Concert

Budweiser’s Made in America Festival will not be returning to Los Angeles, California this year, according to the L.A. Times. The festival, founded by Jay Z and Steve Stoute, was held in both L.A. and Philadelphia during Labor Day weekend last year. Although L.A.’s two-day festival drew over 71,000 fans and boasted a lineup that included Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, YG, […]

Are We Expecting A Nicki Minaj & Jay Z Collaboration To Drop In Three Days?

  It looks like Jay Z wanted to get in on the action too. Just this Monday (May 18), Nicki Minaj and Beyonce debuted their joint video for ‘Feeling Myself,‘ which can be seen exclusively on the new streaming service Tidal. Now, rumor has it that Nicki and Jay Z might be releasing something special within the […]

The Marina Abramovic Institute Apologizes to Jay Z

Numbers don’t lie check the—receipts. When shots were thrown at Jay Z by performance artist Marina Abramovic for not paying up money he promised, the New York rapper quickly dodged them with the slap of a receipt. Beyonce & Jay Z Visit With Families of Freddy Gray & Mike Brown Abramovic starred in Jay Z’s “Piscasso […]