Beyoncé has signed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where she will continue her longtime working relationship with chairman Jon Platt. Sony/ATV is the largest music publisher in the world. Platt brought Rihanna over to the company last fall after moving from Warner/Chappell to Sony/ATV earlier in the year, per BET. As noted by Variety, Jay-Z previously called Platt his “brother” and said […]

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Roc Nation signee, Mario “Yo Gotti” Mims, used their platforms to amplify the troubling findings at Mississippi prisons, where a surge of violence left five male prisoners dead within the past two weeks. The suit filed on Tuesday names Pelicia Hall, the head of the Mississippi State Department of Corrections (MDOC) […]

Jay-Z is one of the most successful entertainers and businessmen of our time. People often say they’d pass up on large amounts of money just to sit down and talk to Jay for an hour. Here are some of the secrets to his success. One is that he accepts help from mentor, he demands respect, […]

Yup, Jay Z is 50! Born Sean Corey Carter on December 4 , 1969, Jay didn’t put his hometown of Brooklyn on the map, but he’s certainly held it down almost ever since he came onto the scene. And in honor of his born day, the whole internet threw him a celebration. He’s had his […]

NEW YORK (AP) — At just 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards for co-writing her mom’s hit “Brown Skin Girl,” a song celebrating dark- and brown-skinned women. Ivy Carter gives a vocal performance that opens and closes […]

If this is just the invite, imagine what the gala will be like!

NEW YORK (AP) — The Neptunes, the creative, innovative production-songwriting duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo who shaped pop and urban radio from the ’90s well into the 2000s thanks to crafting hits for Britney Spears, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Beyoncé, are nominated for the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. Joining the Neptunes […]

Last week, Uncle Luke called on JAY-Z to “fix” the Super Bowl halftime line-up and this week’s he’s slamming the Brooklyn rapper in a recent interview with TMZ. “[The NFL is] basically showing that, ‘Aye look, let me go get a token black guy, throw him out there, say we’re dealing with systemic racism and say we’re […]

Radio veteran Ebro Darden and 50 Cent chopped it up recently about a range of topics, including Nicki Minaj’s retirement announcement, 50’s recent reunion with Dr. Dre and JAY-Z’s controversial partnership with the NFL. We previously reported … JAY’s Roc Nation inked a deal with the NFL that will see him serve as the league’s “live music entertainment strategist” […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it’s a time-honored discussion that’s likely to be heard in any barbershop or boardroom where rap fans converge. These […]

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The Chicago-based youth organization that shared photos last week of its white president cutting off a teenagers’ dreadlocks continues to face backlash over the unsettling image. Sally Hazelgrove, the founder of the Crushers Club, captioned one of the images: “And another Crusher let me cut his dreads off! It’s symbolic of change and their desire […]

JAY-Z‘s Roc Nation and the NFL have announced a new music series and clothing line as part of their recent collaboration. We previously reported, Jay inked a deal with the NFL that will see him serve as the league’s “live music entertainment strategist” and advocate for the its nonprofit charity Inspire Change. Proceeds from the “Inspire Change” apparel […]