March 7, 2014 |
Last summer Timbaland revealed he had been tapped to produce a new posthumous Michael Jackson album. The Grammy award-winning producer and rapper didn't offer many details, except the project was being helmed by Epic Records head L.A. Reid and that he had “a lot of unreleased” material to work with. As part of his Timbaland Thursday series of free tunes, the producer unleashed a snippet of a remixed version of “Slave to the Rhythm.” A version of the previously unreleased track surfaced last year featuring Justin Bieber trading verses with the late King of Pop over a pulsating, and generic, Europop beat.
March 6, 2014 |
Quvenzhane Wallis, the Oscar-nominated star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," gets a new lease on a hard-knock life in the first trailer for "Annie," an upcoming remake of the beloved stage and screen musical. Directed by Will Gluck ("Easy A") and produced by Will and Jada Smith and hip-hop mogul Jay Z, the new "Annie" stars 10-year-old Wallis as the intrepid, orphaned youngster who gets an opportunity to escape the tyranny of her cruel headmistress after a chance encounter with a wealthy mayoral candidate.
March 3, 2014 |
Kanye West and Jay Z's collaborative relationship has already yielded plenty of hits, a critically heralded joint album and a blockbuster tour. Now the two hip-hop heavyweights are aligning their business endeavors. West's design and content house Donda has entered into a partnership with Jay's Roc Nation, the companies announced in a joint statement on Monday. The partnership will focus on West's international recording brand and his touring ventures. Donda, named after West's late mother, was launched in 2009 when he collaborated with Louis Vuitton for a footwear collection.
February 12, 2014 |
Beyonce's steamy performance at the Grammy Awards may as well have been an advertisement for marriage. Clad in a sheer bodysuit, the “Drunk in Love” singer was certainly seducing the audience, but there was no doubt she was singing for her husband Jay Z as well. When he joined her on stage toward the end of the song, the effect was palpable. Not only does the romance stay alive after tying the knot and having a baby but, they seemed to be saying, the attraction intensifies . There appeared to be another message too as the two superstars joined together into one force: It's possible to cherish your independence while being an equal partner in your marriage.
February 11, 2014 |
Ndamukong Suh has a big payday coming up. The Detroit Lions defensive tackle, who has 135 tackles and 27.5 sacks in four seasons, just needs the right representation to make sure it's as big as it could possibly be. A growing number of big-name athletes -- including Victor Cruz, Geno Smith, CC Sabathia, Robinson Cano and Kevin Durant -- have chosen rapper-turned-sports-agent Jay Z and his Roc Nation Sports management company to take care of...
January 26, 2014 |
Welcome to the Pop & Hiss live blog of the 2014 Grammy Awards show. The festivities will begin in moments, with the poorly kept secret that Beyoncé and Jay Z are expected to open the show. And while Jay Z led the field with nine nominations, he's not the major story line Pop & Hiss will be watching. Instead, the big story of the 2014 Grammy Awards is looking to be Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The act already has three major Grammys, including rap album for "The Heist. " In Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' win, local rapper Kendrick Lamar and open-hearted rapper Drake were overlooked.