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  1. Rocawear Acquired For $204 Million

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Iconix Brand Group Inc., an owner, licenser and marketer of consumer brands including Candie's and Bongo, on Tuesday (March 6) said it agreed to buy Rocawear brand for $204 million in cash. The purchase price also includes contingent payments ...

  2. Jay-Z, Vedder, Richards Among Rock Hall Inducters

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Several superstar artists have signed on to induct artists into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a March 12 ceremony in New York. Jay-Z will induct Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, while Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder will induct R.E.M. and ...

  3. Review: Fall Out Boy "Infinity On High"

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST With "Infinity on High," a shamelessly melodic, wild and powerful pop record, the Chicago outfit has reinvented itself as the world's biggest boy band. The set, which opens with an intro by Jay-Z ("Yo! FOB!"), wraps catchy ...

  4. Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST With scores of major new releases hitting shelves last week in time for post-Thanksgiving shopping, Jay-Z's "Kingdom Come" came out on top of The Billboard 200. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved a whopping 680,000 copies in the Unit ...

  5. Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST With scores of major new releases hitting shelves last week in time for post-Thanksgiving shopping, Jay-Z's "Kingdom Come" came out on top of The Billboard 200. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved a who With scores of major new releas ...

  6. Jay-Z's China Concerts May Go Ahead

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoter quashes press reports. Despite press reports, rapper Jay-Z's Shanghai concert is "not necessarily canceled," according to the event's promoter, Emma Entertainment. "It might still happen as initially scheduled on ...

  7. TNT Taps Jay-Z For NBA Ads

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Turner Network Television has tapped Def Jam president Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter to star in a series of eight 30-second ads promoting the 2006-07 NBA season on TNT. The first Jay-Z promo spot, dubbed "The Truth About Stardom," begin ...

  8. TNT Taps Jay-Z For NBA Ads

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will star in a series of eight 30-second spots. Turner Network Television has tapped Def Jam president Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter to star in a series of eight 30-second ads promoting the 2006-07 NBA season on TNT. The first Jay-Z promo spot, d ...

  9. Jay-Z Prepares To Reclaim His 'Kingdom'

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Details are beginning to surface about Jay-Z's long-rumored comeback album, which will be his first since announcing his retirement three years ago and becoming president of Def Jam. The new disc is r Details are beginning to surface about Ja ...

  10. Palm Preps Hype Williams Collection

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DVD coincides with director receiving MTV honor. Palm Pictures and UMVD will on September 12 reissue "Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 1," a collage of influential videos directed by Williams. The DVD comes in conjunction with Williams� ...

  11. Jay-Z Touring To Spread Water Crisis Awareness

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV documentary on issue will air Nov. 24. Def Jam president Jay-Z will trek to several countries plagued by the world's water crisis for the MTV documentary "Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life," which will air Nov. 24 on MTV stations w ...

  12. Jay-Z Signs On With HP Campaign

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -second spot debuting during NBA Finals. Shawn Carter, aka rapper Jay-Z and Def Jam Recordings president/CEO, has partnered with HP for its The Computer Is Personal Again ad campaign. Carter appears in a 60-second spot that debuts tonight (June ...

  13. Nas Launching Own Imprint With Def Jam

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Jones Experience' is key component of deal. When Nas' first album under his new Def Jam Recordings pact is released later this year, it will be on his own imprint, the Jones Experience. The joint venture is a key component of the n ...

  14. Report: Nas Splits Columbia For Def Jam

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Feud with Def Jam Pres Jay-Z ended in Oct. Feud with Def Jam Pres Jay-Z ended in Oct. News Jay-Z ...

  15. Report: Nas Joins Def Jam

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Feud with Def Jam head Jay-Z ended in Oct. Rapper Nas has signed with Def Jam, according to a New York Times report, creating a unique joint venture with his current label, Columbia. When contacted by Billboard.biz, representatives from both compa ...

  16. Blige's 'Breakthrough' Bows At No. 1

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Moves 727,000 copies in the U.S. Despite slow overall sales throughout the holiday season, the week leading up to Christmas saw a retail burst led by a trio of R&B/hip-hop artists that shifted more than 1.75 million copies to lead The Billboar ...

  17. Daddy Yankee Partners With Reebok

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Like 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Nelly before him, reggaetón superstar Daddy Yankee has partnered with Reebok for his own collection. The signature collection, DY, will encompass athletic footwear, apparel an Like 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Nelly before him, regga ...

  18. Noreaga To Release All-reggaeton Album

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Set to drop in March. Queens, NY-based rapper Noreaga has inked a deal with Def Jam CEO Jay-Z’s new world music label, Roc-LA-Familia to release an all-reggaeton album. The album, titled “Nore a La Familia” is set to drop in March 2006 and will fe ...

  19. Rihanna Makes 'Play' For Stardom

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having never even seen a celebrity in person, much less been in a room with one, several months ago this summer's breakout star Rihanna found herself auditioning for Def Jam Recordings president/CEO J Having never even seen a celebrity in per ...

  20. Damon Dash, IDJ Call It Quits

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Damon Dash and Island Def Jam are calling off their joint venture for the Damon Dash Music Group just three months into the deal, sources familiar with the situation confirm. NEW YORK -- Damon Dash and Island Def Jam are calling off their joint ve ...

  21. New Business Launches

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Roc-A-Fella co-founders form new company; Uni South launches management division This Week's Stories: Roc-A-Fella Co-Founders Form New Co. By Carla Hay NEW YORK -- Former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash has formed ...

  22. Roc-A-Fella Co-Founders Form New Co

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash has formed a new music company, the Damon Dash Music Group, with Kareem "Biggs" Burke. The two co-founded Roc-A-Fella with Jay-Z. Former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash has formed a new music ...

  23. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry -- An Interview with Michael Guido

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Guido is a partner with Carroll, Guido & Groffman in New York. His clients include Jay-Z, OutKast, Velvet Revolver and Richie Sambora. The following is an edited version of his interview o As 2004 came to a close, Billboard sat dow ...

  24. Jay-Z, Linkin Park Rule Chart With Mash-Up Album

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Linkin Park take an underground concept to the top of the mainstream chart as their CD/DVD "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z/Linkin Park: Collision Course" (Warner Bros./Roc-A-Fella) bow Jay-Z and Linkin Park take an underg ...

  25. Jay-Z, Linkin Park Rule Chart With Mash-Up Album

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Linkin Park take an underground concept to the top of the mainstream chart as their CD/DVD "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z/Linkin Park: Collision Course" (Warner Bros./Roc-A-Fella) bow Jay-Z and Linkin Park take an underg ...

  26. Jay-Z, 50 Cent, OutKast Vie For BMA Ringtone Honor

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tracks by 50 Cent, Jay-Z and OutKast will battle for the first ringtone of the year honor at the Billboard Music Awards, to be held Wednesday (Dec. 8) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tracks by 50 Cent, Jay-Z and OutKast will battle for ...

  27. Jay-Z, 50 Cent, OutKast Vie For BMA Ringtone Honor

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tracks by 50 Cent, Jay-Z and OutKast will battle for the first ringtone of the year honor at the Billboard Music Awards, to be held Wednesday (Dec. 8) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tracks by 50 Cent, Jay-Z and OutKast will battle for ...

  28. R. Kelly Sues Jay-Z, Tour Promoter

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Billed as the Best of Both Worlds, the ill-fated co-headlining tour by Jay-Z and R. Kelly ended up with two worlds colliding. Billed as the Best of Both Worlds, the ill-fated co-headlining tour by Jay-Z and R. Kelly ended up with two worlds collid ...

  29. Tuned In: The Tube

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Linkin Park's "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups" is caught on a two-disc CD/DVD. Read Carla Hay's column. Jay-Z and Linkin Park's "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups" is caught on a two-disc CD/DVD. Read Carla Hay's colum ...

  30. Jay-Z To Continue Tour Without R. Kelly

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Days after his Best of Both Worlds tour with R. Kelly was canceled, Jay-Z has reversed course and opted to continue playing shows under the banner "Jay-Z and Friends." The next performance will take p Days after his Best of Both Worlds t ...

  31. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Take 'Business' To No. 1

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $75 million feud isn't enough to keep R. Kelly and Jay-Z from the top of The Billboard 200 with the ironically titled "Unfinished Business" (Jive/Def Jam/IDJMG). The duo's second and highest-chartin A $75 million feud isn ...

  32. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Take 'Business' To No. 1

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $75 million feud isn't enough to keep R. Kelly and Jay-Z from the top of The Billboard 200 with the ironically titled "Unfinished Business" (Jive/Def Jam/IDJMG). The duo's second and highest-chartin A $75 million feud isn ...

  33. R. Kelly Files $75 Million Lawsuit Against Jay-Z

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B singer R. Kelly yesterday (Nov. 1) filed a $75 million breach-of-contract suit against rapper Jay-Z, accusing him and his associates of threats and violence that turned their joint tour into a R&B singer R. Kelly yesterday (Nov. 1) ...

  34. R.Kelly/Jay-Z Tour Nixed

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for singer R. Kelly were said to be filing a criminal complaint against a member of rapper Jay-Z's entourage and considering other legal action after the platinum-selling stars' joint tour cam Lawyers for singer R. Kelly were sai ...

  35. Source: Jay-Z, IDJ Still In Negotiations

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A source is denying that Island Def Jam is close to a deal to make rap mogul Jay-Z its president. Negotiations are ongoing, but no details have been finalized, says the source. A source is denying that Island Def Jam is close to a deal to make rap ...

  36. Movies & Music

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's theatrical release, "Fade to Black," centers on his all-star concert at Madison Square Garden. Read Carla Hay's column. Jay-Z's theatrical release, "Fade to Black," centers on his all-star concert at Madi ...

  37. Jay-Z Preps Documentary

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z is headed to the big screen with the Paramount Classics documentary "Fade to Black," which opens Nov. 5 in U.S. theaters. The rapper is the star, narrator and an executive producer of the film, Jay-Z is headed to the big screen wit ...

  38. Usher & Alicia Keys

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While most consider Jay-Z and Beyoncé R&B's couple of the moment, the dynamic duo better watch out for Usher and Alicia Keys. While most consider Jay-Z and Beyoncé R&B's couple of the moment, the dynamic duo better w ...

  39. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Teaming For Tour

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B/hip-hop superstars R. Kelly and Jay-Z will team for a North American tour this fall, kicking off Sept. 30 in Chicago. The full routing has yet to be announced for the Best of Both Worlds trek, R&B/hip-hop superstars R. Kelly and Ja ...

  40. Jay-Z Invests In Basketball Team

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper part owner of the New Jersey Nets. With the NBA Board of Governors unanimous approval yesterday (Aug. 11) of the sale of the New Jersey Nets, Jay-Z is officially in the business of basketball. The retiring rapper is a minority investor in a ...

  41. Usher, Beyonc, OutKast Honored At BET Awards

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With two awards apiece, Beyoncé, OutKast and Usher headed the winners' circle during last night's (June 29) BET Awards. The fourth annual ceremony, expanded to three hours this year, was broadcas With two awards apiece, Beyoncé, ...

  42. 50 Cent Takes 3 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, Rick James among the key winners. Jay-Z, Rick James among the key winners. News Jay-Z , Rick James ...

  43. 50 Cent Takes 3 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, Rick James among the key winners. 50 Cent took home three awards, including songwriter of the year, at ASCAP's 17th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The rapper's party anthem "In Da Club" also claimed top R&B/h ...

  44. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Finalists

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It'll be the "Best of Both Worlds" at this year's Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show: R. Kelly and Jay-Z, who released a collaborative album of that name in 2002 on Jive, lead the finalists for the It'll be the &quo ...

  45. ASCAP To Honor Jay-Z, Rick James

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Rick James will be the top honorees at this year's ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The 17th annual gala is set for June 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles Jay-Z and Rick James will be the top honorees at this ye ...

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