Jay-Z

Jun
23
Beyoncé and Jay Z Rehearse for ‘On the Run Tour’

Beyoncé and Jay Z

In just two days, Beyoncé and Jay Z will kick off their “On the Run Tour” at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. After premiering the star-studded “RUN” movie trailer last month, the superstar couple has shared a series of black-and-white snapshots from their rehearsals for the stadium shows.

Bey keeps it low key in a hoodie while practicing some dance moves in front of the giant LED screen, while Jay looks at the stage through a monitor. Mr. and Mrs. Carter are pictured together in one photo, both sporting black hoodies.

According to Forbes, the tour is on track to sell almost 1 million tickets and gross close to $100 million. That would make it the second most successful tour of all time based on gross revenue per show.

Throughout July and August, “On the Run” will stop at major stadiums across the country including Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and L.A.’s Rose Bowl before making its way to Paris on September 12 and 13.

Go behind the scenes with the Carters.

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Jun
22
Video: DJ Khaled f/ Meek Mill, Rick Ross, French Montana, & Jay Z – ‘They Don’t Love You No More’

Meek Mill, Rick Ross, French Montana, and DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled makes a movie with an all-star star in his latest video for “They Don’t Love You No More.” Directed by Gil Green and Khaled, the action-packed clip was shot in Miami and features Meek Mill, Rick Ross, and French Montana (Jay Z is M.I.A.).

Meek flexes his rap skills and performs stunts on a bike, while Rozay hits golf balls from the top of a Maybach. The fellas bring the party to the marina, shooting hoops on the basketball court while bikini-clad women parade around.

Plus, look for cameos from Timbaland, Ace Hood, and even Lil Terrio.

Khaled’s eighth album I Changed A Lot is due later this year.

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Jun
15
New Music: X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons f/ Jay Z – ‘Jungle (Remix)’

Jungle (Remix)

Welcome to the jungle. Jay Z jumps on the remix to X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons’ single, which was commissioned for Beats by Dre’s “The Game Before the Game” World Cup campaign. Hov stirs things up with a monster verse over the crushing beat, produced by Alex Da Kid.

“On Training Day I go too hard / Ask Antoine Fuqua / I am Godzilla of these favelas / New God flow,” he raps.

Listen to the song and watch the commercial below.

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Jun
15
Jay Z to Appear on X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons’ ‘Jungle’ Remix

Jungle (Remix)

Jay Z is entering the “Jungle.” The Roc Nation mogul is set to appear on a remix for rock band X Ambassadors and British folk singer Jamie N Commons’ single “Jungle” off X Ambassadors’ EP The Reason.

The remix is used in a commercial for Beats by Dre’s 2014 World Cup campaign. Roc Nation and producer Alex Da Kid shared the cover artwork.

Dr. Dre also hinted at the remix by tweeting, “Welcome to the jungle @S_C_”

The song is expected to drop in the coming week. Preview Jay’s verse below.

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Jun
13
J. Cole Challenges Jay Z in Unearthed Video

J. Cole and Jay Z

Five years after the release of The Warm Up, J. Cole reminisces on his breakout mixtape on the MTV special “The Warm Up: 5 Years Later.”

Sway Calloway interviews the North Carolina rapper about his journey to becoming a hip-hop superstar, while Cole gives fans an inside look into specific songs on the tape.

He also shares some never-before-seen footage of him challenging Jay Z in a 2009 video.

“I was being reckless,” laughed Cole.

Plus, he reflects on how his relationship with his Roc Nation boss has changed throughout the years.

“Now it’s an actual relationship,” he said. “I feel like I know him a little better, a lot better, and I can relate to him ’cause I’ve been through a lot of the things that he’s been through.”

Watch the full episode Sunday at 7:30 pm EST on MTV Jams.

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Jun
6
New Music: Pharrell f/ Jay Z – ‘Frontin’ (Disclosure Remix)’

Pharrell

While Pharrell enjoys success with his latest album G I R L, Disclosure dips into the “Happy” hitmaker’s catalog and remixes his Jay Z-assisted hit “Frontin’.”

The electro duo, who tapped Mary J. Blige for a remix to their hit “F for You,” breathes new life into the The Neptunes Presents… Clones single, which sounds just as current today as it did in 2003.

“Little re-work we did of one of our favourite songs ever,” wrote the band. “Might give this one away for free when we reach 1m likes on facebook… We shall see ;) ENJOY!”

Listen to their dance floor-ready remix below.

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May
29
Jay Z Splits with Longtime Business Partner John Meneilly

Jay Z and John Meneilly

Hov is back in the headlines, but this time it’s strictly business. After over a decade, Jay Z and his longtime business manager John Meneilly have parted ways.

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