The Beat: Jay-Z Producing NBA Video Game, MTV VMA Noms Announced
The Beat: Jay-Z Producing NBA Video Game, MTV VMA Noms Announced

On the Thursday, Aug. 2 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, host Jonathan Brooks is coming to you from his homeland -- Los Angeles -- bringing you the latest headlines and chart news from the music world.

J.B. dishes on Jay-Z's gig as executive producer for the upcoming NBA 2k13 Video Game (which features a star-studded soundtrack compiled by Hova himself), Rihanna and Drake's many MTV VMA noms, 50 Cent's Dr. Dre/Eminem-produced album, Sheryl Crow's restraining order drama, and Primus' trippy 3D tour. Check it out below!

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