Monday, April 8th 2013
Jay-Z continues to make mega-moves with his Roc Nation empire.
Fresh from hitting headlines that the full-service entertainment force is venturing into the Sports world, it has today been announced that the company has teamed up with Universal Music to house the official Roc Nation record label.
Beyond literally being a big deal, some may be wondering why this is this such a “big deal”. Well, while the Roc manages and A&R’s the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora, Timbaland, and Kylie Minogue, they -until now-have not operated as an actual record label. Indeed, each of the aforementioned acts sit under different (and in some cases, rival) corporate umbrellas.
With this latest development, Roc Nation truly becomes its own 360 entity. Put simply, it’s now its own Def Jam, RCA, Columbia, and presents exciting new prospects for music moving forward.
Check out the press release after the jump…
Thursday, April 4th 2013
Having blazed the scene with new Pepsi commerciall today, Beyonce soaked up the sun in Cuba this afternoon with Hip-Hop hubby Jay-Z.
Accompanied by bodyguards, Jigga’s mother Gloria and Bey’s mother Tina, the iconic couple – who celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary today – were snapped absorbing the scenes in Havana.
Naturally, mass fanfare ensued. However, the pair kept their cool, greeting well-wishers on their way.
The break will no doubt be a brief one though, as next week sees the start of King B’s hotly anticipated Mrs Carter Show World Tour in Serbia, while Jay continues work on his next studio album and gears up his stadium trek with Justin Timberlake.
Peep more pics below…
Wednesday, March 27th 2013
With empires that reach far beyond the rhymes that took them to the top, there’s no doubt that Hip Hop’s wealthiest staples stand as examples of how success can be reached and attained if managed neatly.
So, in celebrating these role models, Forbes have released their Top 5 list of the culture’s wealthiest contributors- tallied by counting disclosed capital earned by each of them in the last year.
As the headline revealed, Diddy came out on top. However, you may be surprised to find out who else did (and didn’t) make this year’s cut, when you click below!
Monday, March 18th 2013
Jay Z joins Kendrick Lamar for the official remix to his fan favorite ‘B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe’.
Featuring fresh lines from Lamar and a wicked verse from HOV, believe us when we say you won’t be able to get this one out of your head once it’s over, standing as one of the strongest Rap cuts to be birthed this year.
Hip Hop greatness below!
Sunday, March 10th 2013
Just one week separates Justin Timberlake fans from the release of his third studio album ‘The 20/20 Experience’. And while the hotly anticipated set serves as one of the year’s biggest Pop releases, Timberlake is going all out on the promotional front. His latest stop? NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’.
Joined by Jay-Z, the former Nsync-er performed lead single ‘Suit & Tie’ and UK#1 ‘Mirrors’.
Watch JT and Jay-Z in action below…
Sunday, February 24th 2013
When we interviewed Jermaine Dupri earlier this month, the hitmaker stressed that he’d be pulling out all the stops for the 20th anniversary of his So So Def imprint. And, oh was the he not lying.
Last night’s show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta saw the likes of Usher, Monica, Jay-Z, Ludacris perform, while Mariah Carey made a surprise appearance at the sell-out gig.
Watch a who’s who of Urban music celebrate with JD after the jump…
Friday, February 22nd 2013
After ample speculation, it has today been confirmed that Justin Timberlake and Jay Z will hit the road together for the ‘Legends Of The Summer Tour’.
Billed as a must-see extravaganza, the jaunt will follow the release of Timberlake’s new album ‘The 20/20 Experience’ which hits stores on March 19th. The pair collaborated on the project’s lead single ‘Suit & Tie’.
Dates and details below…
Tuesday, February 19th 2013
In recent years, the Wireless Festival has become one of the UK’s most celebrated. It’s super fitting, then, that this year organizers have tapped two of music’s biggest royals to headline – Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z.
Full story below…
Monday, February 18th 2013
Beyonce and Jay Z were all smiles as they enjoyed the NBA All-Star Game in her hometown of Houston, Texas- perhaps buzzing from the critical acclaim afforded her HBO ‘Life Is But A Dream‘ documentary.
However, as you would have spotted above, Jay wasn’t the only A-lister to join Bey at the game- with ‘Feeling You/Feeling Me‘ belle Alicia Keys arriving with her son Egypt.
Snapped mid conversation, the stunning pair were later joined by ‘Last Train To Paris’ maestro Diddy and ‘Started From The Bottom‘ mastermind Drake.
Celeb ridden shots below!