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[WATCH] Cam’ron And Mase Laugh At Artists Signing To Roc Nation Who Think They’re Getting A Verse From Jay-Z

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NBA star Lebron James recently launched his new “Mind The Game” podcast with JJ Reddick, which led Draymond Green to saying that he had “a bone to pick” with James. Draymond stated, “I’m a little upset that LeBron James is going on a podcast, and he still hasn’t been on ‘The Draymond Green Show.’ But when it’s your own thing, you kind of can’t say anything, so I guess I’ll live with it for now. Pick the bone with him that I got to pick with him later.” 

Cam’ron and Mase, the hosts of It Is What It Is sports podcast, reacted to Green’s statement, with Cam’ron comparing it to artists signing to Roc Nation and thinking they’re getting a verse from Jay-Z. Cam’ron and Mase laughed at the thought , with Cam adding that artists will get the Paper Planes hat and a “vintage pair of S. Dots.”

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Nas’ $5B Proposal to Rival JAY-Z for NYC Casino License

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In a bold move that could reshape the landscape of New York City’s entertainment scene, rapper Nas has unveiled a $5 billion proposal to transform Resorts World Casino New York City into a state-of-the-art casino complex in his hometown of Jamaica, Queens.

Partnering with Resorts World Casino, Nas aims to revitalize the neighborhood while creating new opportunities for local residents. The ambitious project includes plans for a multi-functional casino featuring a 7,000-seat capacity entertainment venue for hosting events and concerts. Additionally, the development will encompass park space, housing, hotels, restaurants, and upgraded transit options to JFK Airport and Manhattan, promising to generate an estimated 5,000 union jobs.

“This is an ambitious project that will give new opportunities to the hard-working families who call Queens home, attract top-tier talent, and build up the next generation of leaders,” Nas expressed during the unveiling, as reported by Rhyme Junkie. “It’s an honor to be here, to be a part of this with Resorts World, realizing the future, seeing what this can be and what it will be.”

The announcement comes as Nas’ proposal competes with fellow hip-hop icon JAY-Z’s bid for a NYC casino license. JAY-Z, through his entertainment company Roc Nation, has partnered with SL Green and Caesars Entertainment to propose a boutique-style casino at the iconic 1515 Broadway office tower in Times Square.

“New York is the epicenter of culture. We have the opportunity to create a destination at the heart of the true crossroads of the word,” JAY-Z stated in a press release. “My partnership with SL Green and Caesars has all the promise and commitment to economic opportunity, growth, and enrichment for the community and everyone that visits the Empire State.”

The competition for the coveted casino license underscores the potential economic impact and cultural significance of these projects. Nas and JAY-Z are not only vying for the license but also aiming to shape the future of entertainment and hospitality in New York City.

“When we stood here more than a dozen years ago to break ground on Resorts World New York City, our vision extended well beyond that already-ambitious original plan — today, that vision can soon become a reality,” remarked Robert DeSalvio, president of Genting America East, in a statement.

As both Nas and JAY-Z present their visions for the city’s entertainment landscape, the decision on the casino license remains in the hands of New York City officials. With their respective proposals, these hip-hop moguls are not only competing for a business opportunity but also aiming to leave a lasting impact on their communities and the city at large. The stakes are high, and the outcome will shape the future of entertainment in the Big Apple.

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WATCH: Bow Wow and JAY-Z Link Courtside at Lakers-Clippers Game

Bow Wow and JAY-Z Link Courtside at Lakers-Clippers Game

Courtside at NBA games have long been the place where Hip-Hop elites link. During the final regular season, Los Angeles Clippers home game at Crypto.com against the Los Angeles Lakers, JAY-Z and Bow Wow greeted each other. The Clippers will move to Intuit Dome next season. Bow Wow delivered the game’s halftime performance.

You can see the moment below.

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Kanye West Co-Signs Jay-Z’s Grammy Speech

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When Jay-Z was a no-show at Kanye West’s Donda listening party at Chi-Town’s Soldier Field in 2022, it almost seemed as if the two, who once seemed inseparable, would never reunite in that capacity. Now, Kanye at least sees things the way Hov did when he agreed with Jay’s Grammy speech last night, which still has the industry abuzz.

In Jay-Z’s speech in which he called out the Recording Academy, he said, “I don’t want to embarrass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than anyone, but has never won Album of the Year. So even by your own metrics, that doesn’t work.” He added, “Some of you might leave here feeling robbed, some of you might get robbed,” prompting laughter from the attendees.

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Yeezy reposted the infamous speech Hov gave where he dragged the Recording Academy and their criteria for Grammy winners, seemingly approving of the message. This may not mean to expect another Watch The Throne sequel anytime soon, but at least Ye and Jay are on the same page about something.

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[WATCH] Jay-Z Drinks Cognac Out Of His Grammy Award Following Beyonce Snub

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Hip Hop billionaire Jay-Z took the time during his acceptance of his Dr. Dre Global Impact Award last night at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards to slam the Recording Academy for not giving his wife, Beyonce Knowles, album of the year.

He spoke on Beyonce being snubbed for Album of the Year, saying, “I don’t want to embarrass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than anyone but has never won Album of the Year. So even by your own metrics, that doesn’t work.”

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Following the heartfelt acceptance speech, Mr. Carter poured a shot of Armand de Brignac champagne into his phonograph and threw it back to the crowd’s delight.

Yes, Beyonce is Hov’s wife, but his insight into the winner selection process by the Academy wasn’t too far off the mark. Beyonce has 32 Grammy Awards, which is more than any other artist in the award show’s history. Additionally, Jay and Bey are tied for the most nominations for the coveted phonograph, with both boasting an incredible 88 nominations each. Jay has earned 24 Grammy awards, six of which are Album of the Year.

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[WATCH] Jay Z Calls Out The Recording Academy and Sparks Controversy at The Grammy’s

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In a night filled with celebration and recognition, the 2024 Grammy Awards took an unexpected turn as Jay Z, while accepting the prestigious Dr. Dre Global Impact Award, used his platform to call out The Recording Academy for what he perceived as a snub towards his wife, Beyoncé. The Brooklyn mogul didn’t hold back as he addressed the audience, highlighting the discrepancy between Beyoncé’s unparalleled success and the Academy’s failure to honor her with Album of the Year accolades.

During his speech he said, “I’m just saying, we want y’all to get it right. We love y’all; we love y’all; we want you to get it right, or at least get it close to right, and obviously it’s subjective … because it’s music and it’s opinion-based, but some things — I don’t wan to embarrass this young lady” — referring to Beyoncè — “but she has more Grammys than everyone and never won album of the year, so even by your own metrics that doesn’t work. Think about that. The most Grammys and never won an album of the year. That doesn’t work.

“Some of you are going to go home tonight and feel like you’ve been robbed,” he continued. “Some of you may get robbed, some of you don’t belong in the category — when I get nervous I tell the truth.”

His words resonated deeply with fans and fellow artists alike, igniting a conversation about the criteria used by The Recording Academy to determine nominees and winners.

In a seemingly unrelated but equally impactful statement, he made a comment about artists feeling “robbed,” a remark that some interpreted as a veiled reference to Nicki Minaj and her fanbase, the Barbz. This offhand comment quickly caught attention on social media platforms, with fans speculating about potential underlying tensions within the music industry.

The Barbz, known for their unwavering support of Nicki Minaj, took to social media to express their disappointment and frustration, interpreting Jay Z’s comment as a direct jab at their favorite artist. The controversy surrounding Jay Z’s speech added fuel to the ongoing debate about fairness and transparency in music award shows, with fans and artists alike questioning the integrity of the selection process.

While Jay Z’s intention may have been to advocate for greater recognition of artists like Beyoncé and highlight the need for a fairer system within The Recording Academy, his comments inadvertently spark

ed controversy within the music community.Thoughts?

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WATCH: N.O.R.E. Reveals JAY-Z is His Personal Watch Consultant

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N.O.R.E. has become a watch savant, but he will tell you he needed help. Speaking with the Wrist Check podcast, the Drink Champs leader revealed he checks in with JAY-Z before buying a watch.

“I won’t buy a watch unless I speak to certain people,” N.O.R.E. said. “JAY-Z’s top of the list. He does not answer me all the time. But I think that’s respect. I think that if he doesn’t like the watch, he won’t say, ‘N.O.R.E., don’t do that.’

“When I got the Nautilus and when I got the Aquanaut, I sent him both pictures. And his exact words were, ‘Get both them bitches’”

You can hear it from N.O.R.E. below.

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Trevor Noah Recalls Getting a Message of Encouragement from JAY-Z While Hosting COVID-Era Grammys

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Trevor Noah is returning to the Grammys as the host. Speaking with Variety, Noah revealed one of his favorite moments while hosting the ceremony: meeting JAY-Z.

“At the first Grammys I did, during Covid, Jay-Z walked past and was like, ‘Hey, man, you’ve been doing a good job,’” Noah revealed. “I remember being like, ‘Damn, Jay-Z just told me I’m doing a good job!’ Those moments really, really stand out because of how special and unique they were.”

Noah will take the stage again this Sunday, Feb. 4 on CBS. You can read the full feature here.

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Trevor Noah Recalls Getting a Message of Encouragement from JAY-Z While Hosting COVID-Era Grammys

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is returning to the Grammys as the host. Speaking with Variety, Noah revealed one of his favorite moments while hosting the ceremony: meeting JAY-Z.

“At the first Grammys I did, during Covid, Jay-Z walked past and was like, ‘Hey, man, you’ve been doing a good job,’” Noah revealed. “I remember being like, ‘Damn, Jay-Z just told me I’m doing a good job!’ Those moments really, really stand out because of how special and unique they were.”

Noah will take the stage again this Sunday, Feb. 4 on CBS. You can read the full feature here.

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Trevor Noah Recalls Getting a Message of Encouragement from JAY-Z While Hosting COVID-Era Grammys

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is returning to the Grammys as the host. Speaking with Variety, Noah revealed one of his favorite moments while hosting the ceremony: meeting JAY-Z.

“At the first Grammys I did, during Covid, Jay-Z walked past and was like, ‘Hey, man, you’ve been doing a good job,’” Noah revealed. “I remember being like, ‘Damn, Jay-Z just told me I’m doing a good job!’ Those moments really, really stand out because of how special and unique they were.”

Noah will take the stage again this Sunday, Feb. 4 on CBS. You can read the full feature here.

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