Music moguls JAY-Z and Nas are coming together for late Ruff Ryders icon DMX. New details have surfaced on X’s posthumous Exodus album including some standout guest features including the former Def Jam trio. JAY-Z + Nas will reunite on X’s last album With anticipation building for the project’s May 28 release, both song titles […]
On this date in 2002, Dipset General Cam’Ron kept the Harlem legacy rolling when he dropped his third solo album aptly entitled Come Home With Me on the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam imprint.
This was the Harlem natives first release under the Roc-A-Fella banner and coincidentally, his most critically acclaimed full-length release to date, being Cam’s only certified platinum album to date. The album features include rap heavyweights such as The Diplomats, DJ Kay Slay, Daz Dillinger, label head Jay-Z as well as labelmates Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel.
This 15-track banger released a slew of hard-hitting singles including the infectious “Oh Boy”, which led the soulful voice-sampling revolution, the mainstream hit “Hey Ma” and the only song ever recorded with Jigga before their highly publicized fallout “Welcome To New York City”.
Thanks to Cam, Jim, Juelz, Freekey, Just Blaze and Kanye West for their production and everyone else involved in creating this timeless Hip Hop classic!
We The Best CEO DJ Khaled is honoring hip-hop legend JAY-Z today for an incredible achievement. Khaled dedicated a post to Hova through Instagram, congratulating him on his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. DJ Khaled Congrats Jay-Z for Hall of Fame Induction The Palestinian musician included photos of JAY-Z in his post, including […]
Jay-Z is a businessman in every sense of the word. He will always find new ways to expand his brand and find new business ventures. Now, Hov seems to be in the process of starting his own production company, and it seems like he has already filed a trademark application.
According to legal docs acquired by TMZ, Jay’s company S. Carter Enterprises filed a trademark for “2/J” on May 3 for “entertainment services in the nature of creation, development, and production” of TV shows, movies, etc.
While it is too early to tell what Jay is doing, it seems like he is laying the groundwork for his own production company.
The only question we can ask is why didn’t Hov start this earlier. This is not Jay’s first venture into film production. In 2017, he produced the critically acclaimed docuseries Time: The Kalief Browder Story, a six-part docuseries about the three years Kalief Browder spent in New York’s Rikers Island jail despite never being convicted of a crime. The following year, Hov produced Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, which detailed the life and death of Trayvon Martin.
Music mogul JAY-Z continues to prove it’s way bigger than the record industry. New reports claim Young Hov could be in the process of starting his very own production company. JAY-Z Keeps Making Huge Power Moves According tor reports, JAY’s S. Carter Enterprises filed to trademark “2/J” on May 3. Speculation suggests some of the […]
We The Best CEO DJ Khaled knows JAY-Z isn’t just a superb rap god. The hip-hop producer has shared an epic-looking shot of himself looking bossed up alongside Young Hov. DJ Khaled Gives JAY-Z His Flowers The Miami hitmaker went to Instagram with a shot of them flexing in tuxedos. Khaled took things a step […]
The entire rap game is playfully getting at Lil Baby over his love for short-shorts. From Young Thug and DaBaby to Meek Mill weighing in on his decision to expose his legs in a recent pic, LB turned into a trending topic these past few days. While the weather gets warmer and the jokes get […]
Following their collaborative chemistry on DJ Khaled’s “Sorry Not Sorry,” many fans begin to ponder about a potential collaboration project between the Jay-Z and Nas. At this point in their lives and careers, the two legendary rappers have turned into esteemed businessmen. Their business moves became the base of their bars for “Sorry Not Sorry.”
Hov is well-renowned for Roc Nation, most recently Monogram, Ace of Spades and Tidal. With the latter two, he inked lucrative deals with both LVMH and Jack Dorsey’s Square. On the other hand, Nas has built a lucrative portfolio through his Queensbridge Venture Partners firm. He most recently celebrated his earnings thanks to a previous cryptocurrency investment following Coinbase’s IPO.
In the past, the two God emcees have collaborated on “Black Republicans,” “Success” and Ludacris’ track, “I Do It For Hip-Hop.”
A project brings forth a different type of energy. DJ Khaled and Hit-Boy took to their Twitters to advocate for a Nas and Jay-Z joint album. Khaled stated that the album would be a dream collaboration. Hit-Boy actually asked a fan if they wanted to see if happen. His statement insinuates that the possibilities are endless. The famed producer won Grammys with both rappers. Back in 2013, he took one home for producing Jay-Z and Kanye West’s”Ni**as In Paris,” while serving as the executive producer for Nas’ King Disease, which won the Best Rap Album Grammy this year.
A Jigga and Escobar project would send Hip-Hop fans into a frenzy. Until then we can just enjoy the records that they currently have together.
Even as arguably to be of the game’s most successful artists, Jay-Z still has some regrets about the decisions made in his career and more specifically, the songs that he offered up to the public early in his musical tenure. In an exclusive interview with the Wall Street Journal, Hov discusses how he regrets making his 1999 hit “Big Pimpin’ featuring UGK.
The song not only became an anthem that ushered in the 21st century, but also became Jigga’s most popular track, ending up on four different Billboard charts and catapulted Hov’s fourth LP to go triple platinum.
While talking to the Journal, Jay talked about his creative process , in which he is infamously known for not writing down his lyrics and just spitting them in the booth. While he says some his lyrics are “really profound”, he admitted that he wasn’t as proud of “Big Pimpin”.
“That’s the exception. It was like…I can’t believe I said that,” said Hov. “And kept saying it? What type of animal would say this sort of thing. Reading it is really harsh.”
Despite of the artist’s feelings about the smash hit, there’s no doubt that it helped him become a star and cemented his status as one of the music industry’s biggest power players.
A lot more people than are willing to admit it now thought that Jay-Z was crazy when he purchased TIDAL back in 2015. Getting in on the streaming wave early paid off for the Brooklyn rapper turned mogul, who has finalized the sale of the streamer to Jack Dorsey of Square fame for $350 million.
TMZ reports that the deal was closed on Friday, May 30. Dorsey announced in March that he intended to give Jay-Z a bag for TIDAL, at least partially.
Jay-Z launched Tidal back in 2015—he purchased the Spotify rival for a healthy $56 million—with a celeb-filled announcement that included “partners” like Kanye West, Rihanna and Madonna. No word on whether or not they’ll be getting a check courtesy of the sale, if they’re still around. However, the deal reportedly includes Square getting an 80% ownership stake in Tidal along with the licensing deals with major record labels.
Word is that, besides Jay-Z himself who had been spotted kicking it with Jack Dorsey in the Hamptons, Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez also helped broker the deal. This isn’t the first time Jay-Z got a healthy return on his investment. Back in 2017 he reportedly sold a one-third of the company to Sprint for an undisclosed amount.