The 21-year-old took issue with Kanye West song Clique, but has he forgotten about his own hit single Mama Do The Hump?
Jay Z, the self-styled king of New York, waits backstage just a little past show-time with his wife Beyonce and their improbably named, one-year-old heir Blue Ivy.
The couple earned an estimated $95m from June 2012-2013
The collaboration between director Ron Howard and hip-hop legend Jay-Z on a music documentary may at first glance seem crazy, but it soon becomes apparent that the director of Frost/Nixon and A Beautiful Mind is perfect for the job.
"H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A/ For shizzle my nizzle used to dribble down to VA,” Jay-Z maintains on his rousing anthem “Izzo (HOVA)”. The nizzle does feel shizzled at this sizzling, three-day urban festival.
In this age of the spectacle, music increasingly matters less than the event surrounding the music - this year has seen Daft Punk's album applauded as much for its marketing campaign as for any intrinsic musical value it may have, and now we have Jay-Z's new album, notable largely for the deal struck with Samsung to deliver a million free downloads to its customers, at a cost of $5 apiece to the company, three days prior to its official release.
Jay-Z’s forthcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail is set go platinum before its official release thanks to a deal with Samsung.
Magna Carta Holy Grail will be available to users for three, three days before public release
The pair were greeted by big crowds as they strolled through Havana
Hip-hop mogul widens his portfolio with venture into sports management
It’s hard to say quite when Kanye West’s staggering confidence came into play. Was it receiving the first perfect 10.0 review from Pitchfork in a decade? The culmination of his 21 Grammy awards? Impregnating a Kardashian? Whatever it was, we’ve created a monster.
Beyoncé fans will be pleased to know they can start their Easter weekend by watching the singer’s latest documentary tonight on BBC One.
One only needs to compare their images to know that old white men with hair the same colour as their suits would do better than to imitate rappers. Which explains the cringeing now greeting a clip posted on the Mother Jones website.
Hip-hop has a difficult relationship with gay culture – could a raft of new club nights fix that? Lemma Shehadi reports
The king and queen of hip-hop had filed legal papers but after planning to launch a range of baby products
“I’m pushing 40, don’t applaud for me, I’m exhausted,” Nas admits disarmingly on his opening number “No Introduction”, and the articulate, provocative 39-year-old New Yorker is in reflective mood for this exuberant gig in Roman Abramovich’s intimate club.