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JAY-Z Was Reportedly Involved in Colin Kaepernick’s Private Workout With the NFL

Yesterday Colin Kaepernick tweeted that he’ll be hosting a private workout in Atlanta over the weekend and all 32 NFL teams are invited.

Ian Rapoport revealed that JAY-Z had influence over the league’s decision to finally give the former quarterback a chance. “I’m also told that JAY-Z who is working with the NFL on some social justice initiatives was involved in this and pushed this idea,” according to the NFL analyst.

This comes as a relief to most Hov fans because he was accused of “selling out” after inking a deal with the league, after they blackballed Kap for the past three years. He unintentionally added more fuel to the fire after saying we have “moved past kneeling” during a press conference.

JAY-Z’s main role is to manage the music and entertainment aspect of the NFL, but he’s working to revamp the “Inspire to Change” program and it looks like he’s starting with Kap.

Stephen A. Smith also shed some light on the situation. “The name that comes to my mind is Jay-Z.”

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Daz Dillinger Shares Rare Pic Of JAY-Z Hanging Out W/ Late DPG Member Bad Azz

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West Coast rapper Daz Dillinger is still paying homage to the memory of late friend and group member Bad Azz. The hip-hop artist has come forward with a throwback pic of BA hanging out with music icon JAY-Z.

On Tuesday, DD hit up Instagram with a priceless vintage pic.

Since last night, Daz, Snoop Dogg and other prominent California entertainers reacted to BA’s unexpected death.

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NO JUSTICE NO PEACE ✌🏿 BAD AZZ RIP🌹

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A domestic violence charge reportedly had Azz behind bars at the time of his death.

Bad Azz was incarcerated last week (November 8) at the Riverside County Jail for what is believed to be a domestic violence-related incident. His next court date was planned for Wednesday (November 13). Details are pending surrounding the cause of the rapper’s death. (Ambrosia For Heads)

Throughout his career, Bad Azz collaborated with a slew of high-profile musicians.

Although most widely known for his work with Snoop Dogg, Azz also worked with the late Tupac ShakurIce CubeBusta Rhymes, Bizzy Bone, Warren G, Kurupt, MC Eight and Mistah F.A.B. He released his debut solo album ‘Word On Tha Streets’ back in 1998 and was also part of the LBC Crew (Long Beach City Crew). (NME)

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Watch: TMNT’s Leonardo Rapping JAY-Z’s D’EVILS Is A Must-See Right Now

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The Internet is filled with epic content. In an effort to help you get through your Tuesday grind, check out a hilarious mash-up clip of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and JAY-Z‘s “D’Evils” classic. Watch and comment below!

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Fabolous Reveals His ‘Make Me Better’ Record Almost Belonged to Eve

Fabolous returned to the Drink Champs podcast and he shared a bunch of stories behind his hit records, and the beginning of his major-label career.

Apparently there was a small mix up about his 2007 collaboration with Ne-Yo, “Make Me Better.” JAY-Z originally passed on the Timbaland-produced beat, and as the Brooklyn rapper was gearing up to release it as a single, he learned that the beat was also given to Eve. But after a brief conversation, the Pitbull in a skirt let him have the record.

“She really didn’t know and we went to dinner, and she was like, ‘Y’all can have the record and it’s all good,’” Fabolous said. “Imagine my catalog without ‘Make Me Better’ in it.”

Fab also recalled a heated conversation with Kid Cudi because the Man on the Moon rapper didn’t get credited for co-producing “You Be Killin Em” with Ryan Leslie.

“He like, ‘Yo Fab, I did that joint with Ryan Leslie, I ain’t got my credit or my money,’” Fabolous said. “Cudi, bruh… why you on my line with this. ‘I’m supposed to have credit or money or something.’ You gotta relax, Kid Cudi. You blocked and everything right now… I gotta unfollow you and everything. ‘I don’t know why you calling me. That’s not even my call.’ The song is a hit already, what you talking to me for.”

Another interesting story he shared was that he paid Lil Wayne 100,000 and four bottles of champagne for a song that never saw the light of day.

Fabolous wanted Lil Wayne to be featured on his debut project. At the time, the then-17-year-old rapper was signed to Cash Money and on fire.

“They were so hot at the time,” Fab said about Cash Money and the Hot Boys movement. “They came to the studio. I think Steve Stoute gave them 100 grand for Lil Wayne [out of my budget]. They were scorching. This Cash Money in like ’99. For the 99 and the 2000.”

On top of the cash, Weezy requested four bottles of Cristal. “So the four bottles is there. We in the studio—we thinking that four bottles of Cris means they gonna come in, we gonna vibes, drink some champagne,” Fab continued. “Wayne come in, did his verse in 15 minutes, they was out. Took the four bottles with ’em. That’s my first time even seeing something like that. I’m like: ‘This shit different.’”

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Today in Hip Hop History: 17 years Ago Jay-Z released his 7th album ‘The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse’

Today in Hip Hop History, Jay-Z released his seventh studio album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse.

The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse was the seventh studio album released by rapper Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z. The album was released on November 12, 2002, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. The Brooklyn rapper released the album as a sequel to his sixth album The Blueprint (2001). The album debuted at number one, shipping with first-week sales of 545,000 units. Jay-Z was already debatably classified as one of the greatest rappers of all time.

During this time, rumors of Jay hooking up with singer Beyonce began to circulate in the industry,  The rumor was almost confirmed with the song ’02 Bonnie and Clyde’ off the album. The world watched as a budding relationship began between the two mega stars. ‘Excuse Me Miss’ featuring Pharrell showed a sensitive and grown up side to the BK rapper who previously rapped about drugs and throwback jerseys. Inevitably becoming one of the biggest forces in hip hop and one of our first billionaire couples, The game changed when Jay-Z released this album and How continues to break boundaries. Today the album is certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
We salute Jay-Z for another classic album.

 

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Jay-Z’s ‘Fade to Black’ Doc Is Finally Available on TIDAL

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You’d think one of the first things Jay-Z would do when TIDAL came about was add his cult classic concert documentary Fade To Black to the visual library, but you’d be wrong. Luckily he’s finally decided to let his OG fans re-experience the 15-year-old film while letting new millennial fans get a better understanding on why he’s the G.O.A.T to so many of us.

According to Hypebeast, Jay-Z’s “farewell” concert documentary will finally be available for streaming for TIDAL subscribers four years after Jay-Z’s Project Panther Bidco Ltd acquired the streaming service.

Originally released in 2004, Fade To Black was a behind the scenes concert documentary that followed Jay-Z throughout his creative process during what was supposed to be his swan song LP, The Black Album, and his farewell concert at Madison Square Garden. Featuring appearances from timeless artists like Missy Elliott, P. Diddy and of course, Beyoncé, the film was everything Jay-Z fans could’ve asked for at the time it dropped.

Naturally, we all know that Jay-Z didn’t retire like planned after the release of the album and the documentary, and for that we’re grateful. Still, it was a great piece of work from directors Patrick Paulson Michael and John Warren and will forever be a piece of music history.

Are you excited about watching Fade To Black on TIDAL? Let us know.

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Rich Rich: Jay-Z Sent Meek Mill & Swizz Beatz Rolex Watches With VIP Invites To Gala

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It isn’t a secret that Jay-Z is the world’s richest rapper and he’s quietly shown ways to illustrate that truth. The latest high-roller feat from Hov occurred when he sent VIP invitations to Meek Mill and Swizz Beatz to an upcoming gala, which came equipped with Rolex watches.

The invitations were for the upcoming Shawn Carter Foundation gala and fundraising event for the foundation set to take place on November 15. Both Meek and Swizz took to Instagram to show off the invites, with the producer mentioning in his post that Jay-Z also threw in a bottle of Ace of Spades.

According to Rolex’s website, the rose gold-plated Rolex Cosmograph Daytona sells for $37,450.

Check out Swizz’s post below courtesy of The Shade Room.

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JAY-Z Sent Rolex Watches and Champagne to Meek Mill and Swizz Beatz as Event VIP Invites

It’s really levels in money and JAY-Z is showing you how a billionaire does it. Tuesday afternoon, a couple of Hov’s best friends received an invite to an event, but it wasn’t any ordinary invite.

Meek Mill and Swizz Beats both hit Instagram to share their VIP invites, which were Rolex watches and a bottle of Ace of Spades.

“Hov sent these as VIP passes,” Meek wrote on his Instagram story. “SMH this rich shit getting out of control lol … I’m not joking lol.”

“Levels. Hov is on another level with the invite game,” Swizz captioned his story. “It came with a Daytona Rolex and a bottle of Ace.”

Complex details the Rolex watches were given as VIP passes for the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala, a black-tie event and a blackjack tournament that will be held at Seminole hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

You can see more details about that event below.

 

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#TSRCoinz–Imagine having friends like #JayZ who send whole Rolexes as VIP passes 😩😭

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Watch: Jadakiss Driving Around LA Turning Up To JAY-Z BLUEPRINT 2 Is A Must-See

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The LOX’s Jadakiss is living his best life on the West Coast right now. The hip-hop veteran has shared footage of himself turning up to music mogul JAY-Z‘s Blueprint 2 “All Around The World” banger. Watch and comment below!

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All around the world 🌎 #ME

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Look: Meek Mill Reveals JAY-Z Gave Him A Rolex As A VIP Pass – “This Rich S**t Getting Out Of Control”

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Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill just added a Rollie to his collection. The hip-hop veteran has revealed music mogul JAY-Z blessed him with a Rolex as a VIP pass to an event. Look and comment below!

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