Jay-Z

Jan
10
Jay Z Fan Raps and Asks for Record Deal at Chicago Show

Monique and Jay Z

Jay Z is making more dreams come true. After inviting 12-year-old Justin to rap for him on stage in Greensboro, the Roc Nation mogul gave another fan a second shot at impressing him (via TMZ).

During his “Magna Carter World Tour” at Chicago’s United Center on Thursday night, Hov brought up 19-year-old female MC Monique, who previously rapped for him at the “Blueprint 3″ tour when she was 16.

After expressing the hell she went through to get to the concert, the confident teen grabbed the mic and gave it her all.

“You gotta be quiet so I can rap for him. I’m tryna get signed tonight and shit,” she told the crowd before laying down some bars.

While Jay didn’t offer her a record deal, he did respond with some encouraging words.

“You just told your whole entire life story, huh?” he said. “I would’ve done the same shit. Fuck that. It might not happen again.”

He gave her a big hug and said, “I love you,” before she made her way off stage.

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Jan
6
Jay Z Invites 12-Year-Old Fan On Stage to Rap

Jay-Z and Justin

Jay Z gave one young fan the opportunity of a lifetime. During his “Magna Carter World Tour” stop in Greensboro, NC, over the weekend, the rap mogul invited 12-year-old Justin on stage to rap for him.

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Jan
3
Jay Z Brings Out Rick Ross at Miami Show

Jay Z and Rick Ross

After ringing in 2014 at the Versace mansion, Jay Z kicked off his first “Magna Carter World Tour” show of the year in Miami on Thursday.

In addition to delivering past and present hits, he brought out the 305′s own Rick Ross. Fresh off their latest song “Devil Is a Lie,” Rozay joined Mr. Carter on stage to perform their Magna Carta…Holy Grail collaboration “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.”

Backstage, Jay was joined by friends including Diddy, French Montana, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, and Yo Gotti.

During a recent show in Las Vegas, Rozay also performed his Mastermind single “Devil Is a Lie” for the first time.

Watch Roc Nation and MMG join forces in MIA.

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Dec
31
Jay Z and Beyoncé Complete Vegan Challenge

Emilio Estefan, Jay Z, Gloria Estefan, and Beyoncé

Jay Z and Beyoncé’s vegan days are over. The couple has officially completed their 22-day vegan challenge.

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Dec
19
New Music: Rick Ross f/ Jay Z – ‘Devil Is a Lie’

Devil Is a Lie

The Bawse is closing out 2013 in a big way. The MMG chief reunites with Jay Z on “Devil Is a Lie,” their second collaboration this year following “F*ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.” The rap titans trade boastful bars over the horn-heavy instrumental, produced by K.E. on the Track.

King Hov addresses the Illuminati (“Devil want these ni**as hate they own kind/ Gotta be the Illuminati if a ni**a shine”), his Barneys partnership (“Brooklyn all in Barneys like we own it, bitch”), and Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse (“All these ni**as claimin’ king, but I’m still that”).

Rozay’s sixth album Mastermind was originally due December 17, but will now arrive in early 2014.

In addition to Jay Z, he has collaborated with R&B legend Bobby Womack. “I got in the studio with a few people just to do a lot of different things and it’s gonna be some dope shit,” he said of the follow-up to 2012′s God Forgives, I Don’t.

Listen to the music masterminds’ most explosive collaboration yet.

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Dec
18
Rap-Up TV: R. Kelly Praises Chris Brown, Considers Jay Z Reunion

R. Kelly returns to the charts with his 15th top 10 album Black Panties, which debuted at No. 4 this week. In the final part of his interview with Rap-Up TV, the R&B veteran speaks out about some of his famous collaborators and peers including fellow Chicago native Kanye West.

“A lot of people didn’t believe in Kanye, a lot of people didn’t believe in me. He’s a genius in his own right and he’s on top now,” said Kellz, who worked with Yeezus on Cruel Summer‘s “To the World.” “That’s why I know if we got together again on one of these days in that studio, some magic is gonna happen again.”

While he and Jay Z had a fallout after their Best of Both Worlds albums, he is not ruling out another collaboration. “In this business, man, you just never know,” he said. “It happened once, it happened again. You just never know.”

One thing that is certain are more “Trapped in the Closet” episodes. “I got 50-something chapters in the studio just waiting to be shot and then there’s more to come. It’s just one of those forever things, man.”

A “Trapped in the Closet” movie is already being written along with a Broadway show and a book.

When it comes to today’s stars, Kellz has a lot of respect for Chris Brown. “I don’t look at Chris Brown as an R&B guy. He’s a superstar, hands down. It doesn’t matter. He’s music. I don’t put him in a category ’cause he’s got that Michael Jackson thing on him.”

So what does he find himself listening to when he’s riding in the car? “I will listen to Jay Z, I listen to Trey Songz, I listen to Dream, I listen to Ciara, Rihanna, Destiny’s Child, and some Beyoncé stuff.”

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Dec
16
Video: Beyoncé f/ Jay Z – ‘Drunk in Love’

Jay Z and Beyoncé

Beyoncé dropped 17 new videos from her surprise album last week, but she has decided that “Drunk in Love” will serve as one of the lead singles. In the VEVO premiere, Bey hits the beach with her husband Jay Z in the steamy, black-and-white clip directed by Hype Williams. The superstar couple shows how madly in love they are as Jay sips D’Usse and Bey rocks his chain.

“We shot in Miami last summer,” said Beyoncé during her iTunes Radio session. “The shoot was extremely effortless and spontaneous and we completely captured the energy of the song.”

Her visual album is on track to debut at No. 1 and could top 600,000 copies in its first week.

Watch the Carters sizzle in the sand in the intoxicating visuals.

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