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Jul
23
Bridget Kelly Reflects on Touring with Jay Z in ‘The Road to Independence’ [Episode 1]

Jay Z and Bridget Kelly

Bridget Kelly keeps it real in the first episode of her “Road to Independence” docu-series, premiering on Rap-Up.com. After teasing with a trailer earlier this month, the former Roc Nation songstress reflects on the past as she gears up for the release of her debut All or Nothing.

Bridget, who is now independent, toured with Jay Z on his “Blueprint 3″ tour in 2009-2010.

“Being on the road with Jay was one of the most exciting points of my life, my entire life,” she said. “When those kinds of things happen prematurely before you really have a chance to know just how monumental they are, sometimes you lose yourself in it.”

But she was able to get through trying times with help from her team and mother. “Just to have them by my side is really what kept me afloat.”

She got emotional while describing the experience. “I really had no idea what to expect from the next couple years or even the next phase,” she said. “I didn’t know what life was going to hand to me. I look back at how much of myself I gave to that process and how little in the grand scheme of things it seemed to give back to me.”

Watch Bridget bare her soul and stay tuned for Episode 2 to see her take on her next challenge, the Nike Marathon.

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Jul
17
Jay Z Tears Up While Writing ‘Seen It All’ Verse

Jeezy and Jay Z

First Jay Z made the “Song Cry,” and now he’s the one with tears in his eyes. The Roc Nation mogul got emotional while penning his nostalgic verse on Jeezy’s “Seen It All.”

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Jul
13
HBO Presents Beyoncé and Jay Z’s ‘On the Run Tour’ [Trailer]

Jay Z and Beyoncé

Earlier this week, it was announced that Beyoncé and Jay Z will bring their “On the Run Tour” to HBO in September. Now the network has released a 25-second trailer teasing the concert event, which will be taped at Stade de France in Paris on September 12 and 13, the only international dates on their tour.

“This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”

The couple just wrapped two back-to-back shows at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium and will head to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Tuesday.

See the Carters’ coming attraction below.

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Jul
12
Jay Z, J. Cole Join Jay Electronica at Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Jay Electronica and Jay Z

The Roc was in the building at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on Saturday. Jay Electronica celebrated the 10th anniversary by bringing out some special guests during his headlining set.

Mac Miller joined the New Orleans rapper for “Suplexes Inside of Complexes and Duplexes,” and J. Cole and Talib Kweli thrilled the crowd with their collaboration “Just Begun.”

But the real surprise was when his Roc Nation boss, Jay Z, blessed the stage.

“Feels good to be home,” said Hov, who was headed to his “On the Run” concert with Beyoncé at MetLife Stadium.

The two performed “Shiny Suit Theory,” “We Made It (Freestyle),” “Young, Gifted, & Black,” and “Public Service Announcement.”

“Put your diamonds in the sky and let it be known from this day forward, this is the new black national anthem,” said Jay Electronica.

Before leaving, Jay Z took off his Five-Percent Nation chain and handed it to Jay E.

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Jul
10
Beyoncé and Jay Z Bring ‘On the Run’ Concert Special to HBO

Jay Z and Beyoncé

The Carters are coming to HBO. Beyoncé and Jay Z will bring their “On the Run Tour” to the network.

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Jun
30
New Music: Jeezy f/ Jay Z – ‘Seen It All’

Seen It All

Jeezy and Jay Z are it again. The hip-hop heavyweights cook up another killer collaboration on the Cardo-produced “Seen It All,” which serves as the title track off Jeezy’s upcoming fifth album.

Jizzle declares himself “the realest ni**a in this,” while Hov reminisces about running the dope game (“Was in the S-Class / You was just in class”).

Seen It All is due September 2. “It takes a lot to be strong in this game and still be here and still do your thing and that’s why I feel like I’m a young OG. I seen it all,” explained Jeezy.

Just last month, he dropped his Drumma Boy-produced record “Me OK.” He will join Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, and Ty Dolla $ign on the “Under the Influence of Music” tour this July.

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Jun
29
Beyoncé and Jay Z Perform ‘Partition’ at BET Awards

Beyoncé

The Carters capped off the BET Awards with a surprise performance. While the couple was not at the actual show in L.A., they pre-taped a performance of “Partition” from their “On the Run Tour,” which kicked off in Miami last week.

Jay Z spit a new verse at the beginning of the track before Bey busted out her Crazy Horse-inspired moves on the pole.

Queen Bey also went home with three awards including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration, and the Fandemonium Award.

Watch Mr. and Mrs. Carter shut it down.

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