July 26, 2013 |
Kanye West may believe he is a god, but somehow Jay Z just upped him in the ontological battle over each's greatness. This particular flame war started in 2012, when singer and longtime civil rights activist Harry Belafonte told the Hollywood Reporter that " I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities," he said. "But they have turned their back on social responsibility. That goes for Jay-Z and Beyonce, for example.
October 5, 2012 |
The new Barclays Center may be controversial in its borough, but here's something every Brooklynite at heart can likely get behind. Jay-Z, who has been performing a string of shows inaugurating the new arena, plans to stream the final concert live on his YouTube channel. The show is scheduled to begin Saturday at 9:30 EST (6:30 PST) on Jay's music-and-culture channel, Life & Times . It's the last of eight shows meant to inaugurate the venue, which will be the home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and a competitor for Madison Square Garden with it comes to major New York City-area concerts.
July 12, 2013 |
Jay-Z has turned the second song of his new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail" into a new art form. The musical mogul Wednesday repeatedly rapped “Picasso Baby" during a six-hour performance piece at the Pace Gallery in New York. In what will likely become a music video, Jay-Z was surrounded by an entourage of cameras, curators, celebrities and Picasso's own granddaughter. “I'm the modern day Pablo / Picasso, baby,” the rapper repeated to a demur Diana Widmaier Picasso.
January 16, 2014 |
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has signed with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, the agency announced Thursday. "Roc Nation Sports is excited to welcome CC Sabathia to the family!" the agency touted in a simple statement posted on its website underneath a photo of Sabathia and Jay Z apparently signing contracts. Sabathia joins former teammate Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners at Roc Nation Sports, as well as Oklahoma City All-Star forward Kevin Durant, New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz and New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.
February 12, 2013 |
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z may be taking their buddy act on the road, possibly for a stadium tour this summer, according to various press reports. Having appeared together Sunday night at the Grammy Awards, following another recent joint performance in New Orleans on Super Bowl weekend, Timberlake and Jay-Z are said to be lining up perhaps a dozen or more stadium shows together. GRAMMYS 2013: Full coverage | Nomination snubs & surprises | Timeline | Red carpet | Video: Red carpet | Red carpet fashion “We're definitely going to go on tour,” Timberlake told the New York Post on the Grammy ceremony red carpet Sunday.
November 14, 2011 |
Jay-Z sees himself changing diapers in the very near future. GQ's man of the year says that he fully intends to be an active and involved father when wife Beyonce, due in February, gives birth to their first child. "Providing -- that's not love," he told the magazine . " Being there -- that's more important. " For many men, though, fatherhood may be synonymous with finances. According to health writer Jeannine Stein , "a study published online in March in the Journal of Advanced Nursing found that among 66 couples, men were freaked out about family and pregnancy issues and generally felt overloaded.