1. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Skrillex, D'Angelo Kick Off Made In America Festival

    September 02, 2012 10:40 AM EDT The first day of the two-day fest featured performances by Jay-Z and many guests, Skrillex, Maybach Music Group, Passion Pit and more. Jay-Z stood sipping champagne with Kanye West while red, white and blue fireworks lit up the Philadelphia night behind them Saturday (Sept. 1) to close out…

  2. Jay-Z Kicks Off Detroit Stadium Shows with Eminem

    September 02, 2010 11:08 PM EDT J ay-Z opened his four-show Home And Home tour with Eminem on Thursday night by declaring victory -- not over his headlining partner, but for his genre. "Ooooooh, shit!" the rapper declared early in the set, ordering the full array of stage lights turned on so he could gaze at the…

  3. Jay-Z Performs Classics During Nike World Basketball Fest

    August 13, 2010 12:31 PM EDT Jay-Z helped kick off the Nike World Basketball Festival last night (Aug. 12) at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. For 30-minutes, the Brooklyn rapper ripped through both new and old tunes, including "Diamonds Are Forever," "Run This Town," "Hovi Baby"…

  4. 14 Hot Bonnaroo Cameos And Covers From Saturday

    June 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Check out these fourteen great covers, quotes, and cameos from Bonnaroo's hot action on Saturday (June 12). Weezer rocked Lady Gaga, Jay-Z gave a shout out to Stevie Wonder and Jack White , Norah Jones took on Johnny Cash, and more. Bonnaroo Main | Bonnaroo 2010 Photos 10 Awesome…

  5. Jay-Z / March 2, 2010 / New York City (Madison Square Garden)

    March 03, 2010 3:14 PM EST On Wednesday night (Mar. 2) during his "Blueprint 3" tour stop at New York's Madison Square Garden, Jay-Z said the famous venue should be called "The House that Hovie built," and the rapper wasn't kidding. While Jay kept it quieter this time around -- with less…

  6. Drake Readies First 'Thank Me Later' Single

    September 25, 2009 3:01 PM EDT Drake 's long-awaited debut, "Thank Me Later," was recently pushed from a fall release to early 2010. But one of the album's producers, Harlem-based Omen, says the Toronto MC is ready to release first single, "Shut It Down" featuring The-Dream , in the coming…

  7. Jay-Z's Free New York Concert Interrupted By Fire Alarm

    September 10, 2009 1:13 PM EDT Jay-Z played a free Myspace/DJ Hero show last night (Sept. 9) at New York's Gramercy Theater, just 48-hours before his Madison Square Garden charity concert and live television broadcast. But shortly after telling his fans he'd extend his set, fire alarms interrupted the performance…

  8. Longtime Jay-Z Protege Memphis Bleek Set To Release Album

    August 25, 2009 12:58 PM EDT Jay-Z may be readying the release of his upcoming eleventh studio album, "The Blueprint 3," on September 11th, but the rapper and mogul still makes time to help old friends. Former Roc-A-Fella artist and Jay-Z protégé Memphis Bleek is slated to release his fifth studio album, "…

  9. Jay-Z / All Points West / July 31, 2009

    August 02, 2009 11:31 AM EDT "Hova, Hova, Hova!" the crowd yelled at All Points West late Friday night, breathlessly waiting for the festival's last-minute headliner to take the stage. The rain had abated by then, but a six-inch layer of mud coated Jersey City, NJ's Liberty State Park. Ignoring the…

  10. Jay-Z Drawing Up A New 'Blueprint'

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has confirmed rumors that he's hard at work on his 11th and final album via Def Jam, "The Blueprint 3." The artist rapped over a new beat during a guest spot during Kanye West's New York show la Jay-Z has confirmed rumors that he's hard at work on his 11th and…

  11. Roc-A-Fella Remaining At Def Jam ... For Now

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster, Billboard.com has learned. Roc-A-Fella artists include Kanye West, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Tru Life, DJ Clue, M Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster,…

  12. 9th Wonder's 'Dream' Comes True With New Album

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus Records. Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus…

  13. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  14. Jay-Z / Oct. 14, 2006 / Johannesburg (Coca-Cola Dome)

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In South Africa, it's not hard to impress an audience starved for global stars. Which is why the likes of Ja Rule can alight on a stage here, trundle out hits for the faithful for less than an hour an In South Africa, it's not hard to impress an audience starved for global stars.…

  15. Jay-Z Revives 'Reasonable Doubt' In NYC

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z celebrated the 10th anniversary of his first and most critically acclaimed album, "Reasonable Doubt," by performing the set in its entirety last night (June 25) at New York's Radio City Music Ha Jay-Z celebrated the 10th anniversary of his first and most critically…

  16. Bambino CD Inaugurating Roc La Familia

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first release on Def Jam's new world music imprint Roc La Familia. Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first release on Def Jam's new world music…

  17. Jay-Z Chats With Fans About Music, Def Jam

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Def Jam president Jay-Z took time out of his busy schedule to address fan inquiries about a variety of subjects during a live online chat yesterday, touching on everything from label artists Nas, the Def Jam president Jay-Z took time out of his busy schedule to address fan inquiries about a…

  18. XXL Compiles Hip-Hop Disc

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop magazine XXL highlights selected album tracks and singles from the past two years on its first compilation, "XXL Raps Volume 1." Hip-hop magazine XXL highlights selected album tracks and singles from the past two years on its first compilation, "XXL Raps Volume 1."…

  19. Top Rappers Set 2Pac's Poetry To Music

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rappers such as Talib Kweli, Ludacris and Dead Prez have written new songs inspired by the poetry of the late Tupac Shakur published in "The Rose that Grew From Concrete." Rappers such as Talib Kweli, Ludacris and Dead Prez have written new songs inspired by the poetry of the late…

  20. New Songs Bolster Young Jeezy Debut

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming rapper Young Jeezy has added four new songs to his Def Jam debut, "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101," in a strategy to combat bootlegging ahead of its July 26 release. One track will fe Up-and-coming rapper Young Jeezy has added four new songs to his Def Jam…

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