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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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Jun
27
Rap-Up TV: Bridget Kelly Confirms Split with Roc Nation

BK has left the building. After six years at Roc Nation, Bridget Kelly has parted ways with Jay Z’s label. While there had been rumblings, the R&B songstress confirmed the news to Rap-Up TV at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday.

“Honestly we needed to part ways,” she said. “You outgrow situations sometimes. I still feel their love. They’re still people I confide in and people that I have a really strong personal relationship with, so in order to keep that intact we needed to just go our separate ways.”

She’s ready to embark on the next chapter of her career as an independent artist. “It was scary at first,” she admitted, “but it’s liberating to know that I can just go in with whoever and put anything out that I want to and say what I want to.”

Bridget is moving forward with the September release of her long-awaited debut album. “I’m really excited ’cause I’m getting to say what I wanna say and talk about all the love in my life and all the stuff I’ve been going through.”

Earlier this month, she debuted the first two songs off the project, “I Won’t Cry” and “Almost More.”