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JAY-Z Might Super Low-Key Be A Fan Of Irv Gotti’s TALES Series: “Always Good Hearing From My Brother”

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Rap executive Irv Gotti might have just received one of the biggest “Tales” co-signs to date. The hip-hop veteran has hinted at receiving a m major salute from music icon JAY-Z.

On Thursday, Gotti shared a throwback pic of himself alongside JAY and referenced Young Hov congratulating him on his BET series’ success.

A few weeks ago, Gotti and Kanye West‘s much-hyped “Brothers” collaboration finally premiered during the “Tales” premiere.

After teasing the new track as part of BET’s Tales last month, Kanye West has finally revealed his new track alongside longtime collaborator Charlie Wilson, entitled “Brothers.” Produced by Irv Gotti and Murder Inc producer Seven (Channel 7), the track debuted on the show’s two-hour season premiere late Tuesday night. Reminiscent of the “Big Brother” sound from Ye’s Graduation era, the song relishes in much of the style that early Kanye fans have craved from the artist’s current and future projects. (Hypebeast)

In early July, Ye’s wife Kim Kardashian went to Twitter to plug BET’s “Tales” season premiere and remind followers “Brothers” will finally get released.

Last month, Gotti revealed Yeezy came into the picture for his “Tales” banger a couple years ago.

“As you guys know, with ‘Tales,’ I take existing songs and turn them into, like, a movie. When I approached Kanye back in October of 2017, I was like, ‘Yo, I wanna do something special for the culture. I love the hip-hop culture. I’m a huge, like, believer in the hip-hop culture and what it is and I want to do this for the culture.’ I know this sounds cliché-ish but it’s honest. I said, ‘Yo, let’s give them a new song. I’m going to make a two-hour movie to the song and it’ll be the season premiere.’ You know, Kanye rode out with me, man. He was like, ‘That’s a great thing.’” (TMZ)

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JAY-Z Rolls Into The Weed Industry W/ Huge Cannabis Power Move

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Music mogul JAY-Z can’t stop and won’t stop winning. The hip-hop veteran continues to pad his billionaire status by joining forces with cannabis giant Caliva.

According to Cannarmic reports, Jigga will join the growing West Coast operation as a chief brand strategist.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter — billionaire rapper, producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Beyoncé Knowles’ husband — will serve as the chief brand strategist for Caliva, a burgeoning California company that counts former star NFL quarterback Joe Montana as an investor. “Anything I do, I want to do correctly and at the highest level,” Carter said in a statement on Tuesday when the partnership was announced. “With all the potential in the cannabis industry, Caliva’s expertise and ethos makes them the best partner for this endeavor.” (CNN)

JAY is expected to use his position to help fight for criminal justice and help people previously locked up on marijuana-related crimes.

The rapper, whose formal title with Caliva will be chief brand strategist, will also further his social justice efforts by increasing job training for former prisoners as well as fostering quality and fairness in the development of the legal marijuana industry, the company said in a statement. “We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good and bring people along the way,” the rapper said in a statement. (The Guardian)

Based in California, Caliva grows, sells and manufactures everything from cannabis flower and pre-rolled joints to vaporizers sold online via delivery and in more than 250 dispensaries across the state.

Caliva currently employs over 600 workers, many of them serving as marijuana delivery drivers. They’re paid $14-16 an hour full-time, plus reimbursement for mileage and cell phone use. When new regulations earlier this year required businesses to treat drivers as employees rather than independent contractors, Caliva accommodated them by assigning fixed shifts, as well as adding benefits like health insurance and vacation days. (SF Gate)

JAY now follows in the footsteps of rap heavyweights like Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa with direct ties to the cannabis industry.

The 49-year-old rapper, born Shawn Carter and married to pop star Beyonce, is the latest celebrity to get into the cannabis business which is spreading fast in the United States as more and more states legalise it for recreational purposes. Rapper Snoop Dogg has established his own brand of marijuana and actress Whoopi Goldberg launched a line of medical marijuana products for women in 2016. (TRT World)

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Watch: JAY-Z Ex-Rival Jaz-O, Juice WRLD Quits Lean, NLE Choppa Fights Casper

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The rap game never sleeps and neither does Jonny Fastlane. The Brooklyn video personality dishes on JAY-Z signing Jaz-O, Common doing an impromptu street freestyle, Ghostface Killah putting out new music and much more. Let’s talk hip-hop!

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LOOK: JAY-Z’s TIDAL Announces Insane TIDAL X FESTIVAL SEASON Launch + Line-Up From MADE IN AMERICA To LIL WEEZYANA

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There’s no longer any reason why you can’t see every dope concert this summer. Music icon JAY-Z‘s TIDAL has announced its new exclusive TIDAL X Festival Season launch promising to livestream the biggest music events of the hottest season in 2019.

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Michael Eric Dyson Announces New Book ‘JAY-Z: Made in America’

Michael Eric Dyson will release a new book chronicling JAY-Z’s career rise.

The book will be titled JAY-Z: Made in America and will detail Hov’s rise to become a cultural icon. The text will detail the evolution of his career and analyze his lyrics and songs, while also including a foreword from Pharrell Williams.

“This book is the fruit of a decade of teaching about one of the greatest poets this nation has produced,” Dyson said to Entertainment Weekly. “Jay-Z is not only a remarkable recording artist and ingenious businessman, but he is one of our most gifted wordsmiths whose language drips with all the poetic tricks and skills you’ll find in Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, and Rita Dove. But as a rapper, he’s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he’s been for so long.”

Included in the book will be examinations of his career, life in the street and more.

JAY-Z: Made in America will release near the 50th birthday of Hov and is detailed by Dyston to be “the perfect time to take a look at Jay-Z’s career and his role in making this nation what it is today.”

The book will also feature illustrations from Everett Dyson, the nephew of the author. The book will be available on November 26 but is currently available for pre-order.

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JAY-Z Signs Jaz-O to Roc Nation Deal

One of the greatest reunions of Hip-Hop protege and pupil occurred last year between Jaz-O and JAY-Z. Today, news emerged the two Marcy boys have taken their reunion a level further as Hov signed Jaz to a distribution deal with Roc Nation.

OnSmash spotted the reveal on Jaz’s Instagram page. The new deal will bring the Kingz Kounty Media Group owned by Jaz to the Roc, providing equity distribution, allowing for various future business opportunities.

You can check out the full announcement from Jaz-O below.

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JAY-Z Enters the Cannabis Industry as Chief Brand Strategist For Caliva

The billions just keep on ringing in for Hov! JAY-Z, a Renaissance Man of many hats, is now getting into the business of bud by signing on as the Chief Brand Strategist of cannabis consumer product company Caliva.



The California-based organization was founded in 2015 and boasts the top-selling indoor flower brands Fun Uncle, Bad Apple, Deli and its namesake strand Caliva. For Mr. Carter’s part, the rapper will work alongside the brand to fight social justice issues relating to the legalization of marijuana. Hov also sees major potential in the product, stating in a quote on the company’s website, “Caliva’s expertise and ethos makes them the best partner for this endeavor. We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good and bring people along the way.”

Here’s an official description of what his role will entail, via Caliva:

“In this position, Mr. Carter will focus on and work to increase the economic participation of citizens returning from incarceration – many of who are not seeing the monetary benefits of legalization – through advocacy, job training, and overall employee and workforce development.”

Being that Caliva currently only delivers to customers located in California, we can see how including someone like, you know, the biggest rapper in the game for the better part of two decades now could be beneficial to overall brand notoriety. We might even see the celebrated MC get his own strand named after him, too. “Hova Hash” or “Carter Kush” sounds pretty good right about now!

Read up more on JAY-Z’s new venture with Caliva on the brand’s website. Enjoy responsibly!

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Watch: 6ix9ine Gets Dissed, Kanye West Addresses JAY-Z Status, Willie D Reveals Truth About Bushwick Bill

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The hip-hop news cycle never ends. Today, Brooklyn rap personality Jonny Fastlane focuses on Willie D talking about Bushwick Bill‘s death, Tekashi 6ix9ine getting dissed and Kanye West reaching out to JAY-Z through the music. Let’s talk hip-hop!

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Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sues Iconix For ‘Massive Fraud’

The New York Post’s Page Six has reported that Hip-Hop billionaire Jay-Z and his company Roc Nation are suing a city licensing firm, alleging it of bilking investors in a “massive years-long fraud,” according to a new lawsuit. Roc Nation first sold the men’s clothing brand Rocawear to Iconix for $204 million in 2007.

According to court documents in the Manhattan Supreme Court, the suit says that the Iconix Brand Group Inc., duped it and other companies — including Ecko, Ed Hardy and PONY — into doing business by not being honest about its financials, and then made off with their money without delivering the services that the company promised.

The feds have been investigating Iconix, which court documents reveal have “amass[ed] a portfolio of trademarks under false pretenses,” and detailed that they committed fraud by having “absconded with its licensees’ money without providing the branding and retail support it promised.” Roc Nation had been doing business with the firm after selling men’s clothing brand Rocawear to them for $204 million back in 2007. Though the company’s stocks were strong through 2015, the suit points out that, today, they are worth “less than a dollar per share.”

Iconix then “absconded with its licensees’ money without providing the branding and retail support it promised,” the court documents allege.

“Plaintiffs never would have entangled their business interests with Iconix had it disclosed the true condition of its business or the massive accounting fraud in which it was engaged,” the court documents claim.

The representation for Roc Nation is requesting that Iconix should pay for the all legal costs accrued when Jay-Z had to testify after the SEC subpoenaed him and for other unspecified damages.

We’ll have more on the story as it develops.

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Kyrie Irving Announces His Brooklyn Nets Tenure With JAY-Z’s “PSA”

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Kyrie Irving sent shockwaves throughout the NBA when he announced alongside Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan he would playing for the Nets. He declared his arrival to the best borough (debate your Uncle) most BK way possible, with a video on Instagram with JAY-Z’s signature track “Public Service Announcement” as the soundtrack.

Fresh out the free agent fryin’ pan into the Brooklyn fire, Irving is set to be the Nets number one assist and buckets supplier outside of Durant, of course. In the video, the flat-earther takes a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge and speaks on coming back to the Tri-State area. The Nets new starting point guard grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and playing high school basketball at St.Patrick Highschool so this is definitely a homecoming for him.

“Home is where my heart is. And it’s always been there.”

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Irving wasn’t alone using the music of Brooklyn’s favorite Hip-Hop artists. Kevin Durant used the late Notorious B.I.G record “N*ggas Bleed” to announce his decision and his brother, Tony Durant sharing a video using Hov’s “Feelin’ It” off his classic first album Reasonable Doubt.

While JAY-Z is no longer a minority owner in the team, his influence is still present. Irving fired his original agent joining Hov’s Roc Nation Sports — which already had Kevin Durant on its roster— as well.

Who would have thought the Nets would have been the team to make all of the right moves this summer? Knicks fans you have every reason to be side-eyeing James Dolan and the Knickerbocker front office.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

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