1. Jay Z Discusses Importance of Forthcoming Docuseries 'Kalief Browder Story'

    October 06, 2016 2:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Thursday (Oct. 6), Spike TV president Kevin Kay, film studio executive Harvey Weinstein and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter hosted a press conference in New York for the forthcoming series  TIME: The Kalief Browder Story . The six-part “television event” ta ...

  2. 10 Songs That Aren't About What You Think They Are

    August 08, 2016 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Once a song is out in the world, its lyrics no longer belong to the person whose brain they sprang from. That’s part of what makes pop music such a unique art form: Two listeners will hear the same seemingly straightforward three-minute pop tune in  ...

  3. Hollywood Docket: Jay Z Beats Sound Engineer; Nina Simone Settlement

    February 24, 2016 4:46 PM EST 0 0 0 A roundup of entertainment law news including Jay Z's appeal win over engineer Chauncey Mahan. —On Wednesday, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals  affirmed a win  by Jay Z and Roc Nation against a sound engineer named Chauncey Mahan, who worked on ...

  4. Barclays Center Inks First-of-Its-Kind Content Deal with Tidal

    October 26, 2015 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barclays Center in Brooklyn has inked a name-in-title sponsorship deal with subscription streaming service Tidal that will see the arena’s theater configuration operate as the Tidal Theatre going forward, Billboard has learned.   The Barclays cut-do ...

  5. Jay Z's 'Big Pimpin'' Dispute Bound to Raise Cost of Making Hip Hop Music

    October 18, 2015 10:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's no dispute that Jay Z's 1999 hit "Big Pimpin'" includes elements of a 1950s Egyptian love ballad, yet the flute notes taken from "Khosara Khosara" have created a lingering problem for the rapper and a hit-m ...

  6. Jay Z's Bid for Swedish Streaming Company Reportedly Accepted

    March 11, 2015 2:54 PM EDT Jay Z 's $56.2 million bid for Swedish streaming company has been accepted, according to a report in Swedish news outlet E24 . Roc Nation representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Why Jay Z's Streaming Purch ...

  7. Jay Z Wants Lawsuit Over Alleged One-Syllable Sample Run Out of Town

    September 16, 2014 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay Z and Rihanna 's hit song "Run This Town" is in the news again, but this time it doesn't involve Rihanna saying "f-ck you" to a major TV network . As the singer unleashes her fury to CBS for pulling the song from la ...

  8. Jay-Z on Barneys Racial Profiling Controvery: 'Why Am I Being Demonized?'

    October 27, 2013 10:49 AM EDT Jay-Z - under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers - said Saturday he's being unfairly "demonized" for just wait ...

  9. Jay-Z to Divest Ownership Share of Brooklyn Nets: Reports

    April 09, 2013 5:44 PM EDT After announcing the launch of his new sports agency last Tuesday , a collaborative venture with Creative Artists Agency he's calling RocNation Sports, Jay-Z is selling off his relatively minor ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets NBA team. ...

  10. A Blue Ivy Birthday Card, from Billboard.com

    January 07, 2013 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Happy 1st birthday, Blue Ivy! Here's a look back at your joyous year. As Beyoncé and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, celebrates her 1st birthday on Monday (Jan. 7), we take a moment to look back at her first year . Dear Blue Ivy, It ...

  11. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rap Song, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:34 AM EST Anthems and opuses from hip-hop's big guns and breakthrough stars best RAP album Take Care Drake LABEL: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records PRODUCERS: Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, Carlo Montagnese, the Weeknd, Jamie "XX" ...

  12. Jay-Z: Marcy To Barclays Challenge

    August 15, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Round 3: Win Jay-Z Barclays Concert Tickets, Nets Tickets & Rocawear! Jay-Z has been a proud New Yorker since back in the day when he was just Shawn Carter, an aspiring rapper coming up in the Marcy Houses in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. No ...

  13. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  14. Backbeat: Beyonce Steps Out, Nas Has Wings at Jay-Z's Carnegie Hall After Party @ 40/40

    February 07, 2012 7:58 AM EST Jay-Z performing at Carnegie Hall with a full-orchestra and the Roots' Questlove on drums (Photo: Gabriela Herman) NEW YORK -- What better way for Jay-Z to celebrate an iconic performance at Carnegie Hall than sharing laughs, glasses filled w ...

  15. Jay-Z's Rocawear Recently Laid Off Half Its Staff

    January 18, 2012 7:37 PM EST Jay-Z's personal life and rapping career may be flourishing, but a recent report suggests the fashion line the mogul started over a decade ago may not be doing so well. According to the New York Post , Jay-Z's hip-hop clothing line, Roca ...

  16. Beyonce a Mom? Not Yet, Says Sister

    January 02, 2012 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Rumors of Beyonce's baby birth have been greatly exaggerated. The singer's sister, Solange, shot down Twitter-fueled chatter that she delivered a baby girl last week, and named her Tiana-May Carter. "Shout out to my sister for being T ...

  17. Jay-Z Headlines Carnegie Hall For Charity

    December 08, 2011 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Shawn " Jay-Z " Carter will become the first solo hip-hop artist to headline Carnegie Hall on Feb. 6 and 7, playing a pair of charity concerts benefitting the United Way of New York City and Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Carter made ...

  18. Jay-Z to Perform at Carnegie Hall for Charity

    December 08, 2011 1:57 PM EST Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will headline Carnegie Hall on Feb. 6 and 7, playing a pair of charity concerts benefitting the United Way of New York City and Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Carter made the announcement at Carnegie Hall Thurs ...

  19. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . ' ...

  20. Ellen DeGeneres On 'Idol,' No Digital Beatles, Jay-Z To Top Charts

    September 10, 2009 4:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this Thursday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Ellen DeGeneres takes over for Paula Abdul , the Beatles stay away from digital, and Jay-Z 's "The Blueprint 3" is poised for a chart takeover. Talk sh ...

  21. Jay-Z Announces Details Of 9/11 Benefit Concert

    August 31, 2009 1:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Jay-Z held a news conference today (August 31) to formally announce the "Answer The Call" charity concert that will take place at Madison Square Garden on September 11 to raise money for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and ...

  22. Hip-Hop Stars Stump For Obama In Florida

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With two days remaining until Election Day, Jay-Z and Sean "Diddy" Combs told voters yesterday (Nov. 2) in South Florida not to be scared away from the polls by long lines. "It's bigger than us," Comb With two days remaining ...

  23. Lebron James, Jay-Z Rally For Obama

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On his home court, LeBron James tried to swing some votes toward a guy who loves to play basketball nearly as much as he does. The NBA superstar hosted a free concert last night (Oct. 29) by Grammy-wi On his home court, LeBron James tried to swing s ...

  24. Sources: Live Nation Clinches Jay-Z Deal

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation closed the Jay-Z 360-degree deal Wednesday night (April 30), sources say. The terms of the deal reportedly include a minimum three-album commitment from Jay-Z. Live Nation closed the Jay-Z 360-degree deal Wednesday night (April 30), sour ...

  25. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jaz 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged ...

  26. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jaz 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged ...

  27. It's Good To Be 'King'

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z famously retired from life as an artist in 2003 and then was named president of Def Jam, but being an MC without a platform clearly didn't suit the man born Shawn Carter. Jay-Z famously retired from life as an artist in 2003 and then was ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is indicted in New York Criminal Court on two assault charges stemming from the Dec. 1 stabbing of record executive Lance "Un" Rivera.<br c 2002 - Spanish police a ...

  30. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit the ...

  31. Jay-Z Named Def Jam President/CEO

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z -- artist, producer and entrepreneur -- has been named president and CEO of Def Jam Recordings. He will report directly to Antonio "LA" Reid, chairman of the Island Def Jam Music Group. Based in Jay-Z -- artist, producer and entrepre ...

  32. IDJ Buys Roc-A-Fella; Jay-Z Named Def Jam Chief

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group has acquired the 50% it did not already own in Roc-A-Fella, its joint venture with Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Additionally, as expected, Jay-Z has been name Island Def Jam Music Group has acqui ...

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

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R. Kelly has filed a $75 million breach-of-contract suit against Jay-Z, accusing him and his associates of threats and violence that turned their joint tour into a "nightmare." The suit follows a tumu R&B singer R. Kelly yesterday (Nov ...

  34. Film Spotlights Jay-Z's New York Bash

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z is headed to the big screen in the Paramount Classics documentary film "Fade to Black," which opens Nov. 5 in U.S. theaters. Jay-Z is headed to the big screen in the Paramount Classics documentary film "Fade to Black," whic ...

  35. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Wilco, La Ley

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stories on Jay-Z's Reebok shoe line, Wilco's digital EP, and La Ley's new studio album. Jay-Z's signature Reebok athletic shoe sold out in only a few hours over the weekend -- making it the fastest-selling shoe in Reebok's h ...

  36. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achivements of 50 Cent, t.A.T.u., Kelly Rowland, Kelly Osbourne, Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Ashanti, and the Dixie Chicks. ADDS UP TO TWO BUCKS: For three-and-a-half years, it looked like Queens, N.Y. rapper 50 ...

  37. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit the ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Erick Sermon, R. Rock Town Fair

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News ons Jay-Z, Erick Sermon, Rolling Rock Town Fair Rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pacted with sportswear manufacturer Reebok to market an athletic shoe line to be called the "S. Carter Collection by Rbk." Due out in June, the ...

  39. Sabotage Alleged In Jay-Z Apartment Suit

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap star Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pulled out of buying a $6.5 million penthouse in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood, and now the owner is suing two neighbors for sabotaging the deal. Rap star Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pulled ...

  40. Rapper Jay-Z Sentenced To Probation

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has been sentenced to three years probation for stabbing a record producer at a New York nightclub, prosecutors said. The Grammy-winning artist ... As expected, rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carte ...

  41. Jay-Z Gets 3 Years Probation In Stabbing Case

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) pleaded guilty in a New York court this morning (Oct. 17) to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a December 1999 incident. Carter will most like Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z (real name: ...

  42. Jay-Z To Tour Behind 'The Blueprint'

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is planning a U.S. theater tour in support of his forthcoming Roc-A-Fella album, "The Blueprint." The 18-date jaunt will kick off Sept. 14 in Columbus, Ohio, and wind down Multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is planning ...

  43. Professor Griff's 'Soul' -ful Solo Effort

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Professor Griff has something to say. And Public Enemy's Minister of Information goes on record Sept. 11 with "And the Word Became Flesh" (The Right Stuff/EMI), his first new solo project since 1998's Professor Griff has somethin ...

  44. Rapper Jay-Z Arrested On Weapons Charges

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) was arrested for illegal gun possession near a New York nightclub early today (April 13). Carter, 31, was arrested with three other men -- identif Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Ca ...