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December 4, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z was arraigned Friday in New York on charges that he stabbed a record executive Wednesday night during an industry party at the Kit Kat Club in Manhattan. The rapper was also charged in two earlier assaults at other nightclubs. The Brooklyn rapper, born Shawn Carter, turned himself in to police Thursday and was released Friday morning on $50,000 bail on first-degree assault charges, a court clerk said.
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July 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Jay-Z will make his U.S. festival debut when he replaces the Beastie Boys at the All Points West Music and Arts Festival in New Jersey. The Grammy winner stepped in after the Beastie Boys were forced to cancel their opening-night appearance July 31. The trio scrapped its current schedule because member Adam Yauch must undergo surgery and treatment for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland.
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January 22, 2000 | SOREN BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As you'd expect from someone who has just scored his second No. 1 album in a row, rapper Jay-Z's manner is relaxed and good-natured during an interview--until he's asked about being arraigned on charges of stabbing a rap record executive in a New York nightclub. Before the question is even finished, the 29-year-old Brooklyn native snaps, "I can't talk about that." That answer has become as familiar in rap circles in recent years as the standard pledge of street authenticity: "Keep it real."
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July 6, 2009 | ANN POWERS, POP MUSIC CRITIC
If that "new Michael Jordan" thing doesn't work out for LeBron James, maybe he should consider becoming the new Memphis Bleek. Memphis Bleek is one of Jay-Z's longtime associates, and he's serving as the hip-hop star's wingman on his few live appearances (none in the Southland) this summer. But Friday, during the first of two nights at the Pearl Concert Theater in the Palms Casino Resort, Bleek had to share his spotlight with the NBA's most valuable player. Jay-Z invited James onstage about two-thirds of the way through his set. At first it seemed that the athlete, who sported casual clothes, Elvis Costello-style spectacles and some tasteful bling, would simply take a bow and gracefully exit.
NEWS
November 4, 2004
Jay-Z has lost R. Kelly as a concert partner but the star rapper will be going on with the show -- and he won't be going alone. The tour that had been called the Best of Both Worlds fell apart last weekend in an ugly feud between headliners Jay-Z and Kelly, but promoters said Wednesday that the road-run will continue with Jay-Z and a rotating cast of guest stars. That means the Nov. 23 show at Arrowhead Pond and the Nov.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2004 | Randy Lewis
The hot rap-R&B tour of the fall pairs rapper Jay-Z and beleaguered heartthrob R. Kelly and kicks off Wednesday in Chicago. The belated concert teaming shapes up as a strong arena attraction in coming months, but it's by no means considered a sure success, despite both performers' histories as multiplatinum-level hit makers. Kelly's new two-CD set, "Happy People/U Saved Me," recently debuted at No.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2009 | ANN POWERS, POP MUSIC CRITIC
If that "new Michael Jordan" thing doesn't work out for LeBron James, maybe he should consider becoming the new Memphis Bleek. Memphis Bleek is one of Jay-Z's longtime associates, and he's serving as the hip-hop star's wingman on his few live appearances (none in the Southland) this summer. But Friday, during the first of two nights at the Pearl Concert Theater in the Palms Casino Resort, Bleek had to share his spotlight with the NBA's most valuable player. Jay-Z invited James onstage about two-thirds of the way through his set. At first it seemed that the athlete, who sported casual clothes, Elvis Costello-style spectacles and some tasteful bling, would simply take a bow and gracefully exit.
NEWS
October 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
China's Culture Ministry has canceled rapper Jay-Z's planned debut in the country, citing his "vulgar" lyrics, a state-run newspaper reported Wednesday. The rap icon, whose real name is Shawn Carter, was scheduled to perform Oct. 23 at Shanghai's Hongkou Stadium. "Some of Jay-Z's songs contain too much vulgar language," Sun Yun, of promoter KS Production Co., was quoted as saying in the Shanghai Daily.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Jay-Z will make his U.S. festival debut when he replaces the Beastie Boys at the All Points West Music and Arts Festival in New Jersey. The Grammy winner stepped in after the Beastie Boys were forced to cancel their opening-night appearance July 31. The trio scrapped its current schedule because member Adam Yauch must undergo surgery and treatment for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2005 | Randy Lewis
Rapper Jay-Z has answered R&B singer R. Kelly's $75-million lawsuit over their aborted joint tour last fall with a countersuit claiming that the tour came unhinged because of "R. Kelly's financial woes, insecurities, and unsafe and unpredictable behavior." "In Chicago and Baltimore, R. Kelly was not 'ready,' " the countersuit states. "In Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Hartford, R. Kelly was not 'willing.' In St. Louis and New York, R. Kelly was not 'able.'
NEWS
October 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
China's Culture Ministry has canceled rapper Jay-Z's planned debut in the country, citing his "vulgar" lyrics, a state-run newspaper reported Wednesday. The rap icon, whose real name is Shawn Carter, was scheduled to perform Oct. 23 at Shanghai's Hongkou Stadium. "Some of Jay-Z's songs contain too much vulgar language," Sun Yun, of promoter KS Production Co., was quoted as saying in the Shanghai Daily.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2005 | Chris Lee
The four-year feud between rappers Nas and Jay-Z has been one of hip-hop's highest-profile, longest-running and most venomous disputes. So when Jay-Z promised to "air some rappers out on stage" in the days before a much-hyped rap concert for New York radio station Power 105.1, many fans expected him to escalate his war of words with Nas. Instead, at the culmination of the concert Thursday night at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J.
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May 18, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
A judge in New York has thrown out the countersuit that rap star Jay-Z filed against R&B singer R. Kelly in the wake of their ill-fated tour last year, MTV.com reported Tuesday. The pairing of the two had been one of the most anticipated tours of the fall concert season, but it dissolved after Kelly walked off stage during a show at Madison Square Garden in New York. He subsequently filed a $75-million breach-of-contract suit against Jay-Z.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2005 | Randy Lewis
Rapper Jay-Z has answered R&B singer R. Kelly's $75-million lawsuit over their aborted joint tour last fall with a countersuit claiming that the tour came unhinged because of "R. Kelly's financial woes, insecurities, and unsafe and unpredictable behavior." "In Chicago and Baltimore, R. Kelly was not 'ready,' " the countersuit states. "In Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Hartford, R. Kelly was not 'willing.' In St. Louis and New York, R. Kelly was not 'able.'
NEWS
November 4, 2004
Jay-Z has lost R. Kelly as a concert partner but the star rapper will be going on with the show -- and he won't be going alone. The tour that had been called the Best of Both Worlds fell apart last weekend in an ugly feud between headliners Jay-Z and Kelly, but promoters said Wednesday that the road-run will continue with Jay-Z and a rotating cast of guest stars. That means the Nov. 23 show at Arrowhead Pond and the Nov.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2004 | Randy Lewis
The hot rap-R&B tour of the fall pairs rapper Jay-Z and beleaguered heartthrob R. Kelly and kicks off Wednesday in Chicago. The belated concert teaming shapes up as a strong arena attraction in coming months, but it's by no means considered a sure success, despite both performers' histories as multiplatinum-level hit makers. Kelly's new two-CD set, "Happy People/U Saved Me," recently debuted at No.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2002 | Alan Light, Special to The Times
"Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming out," says Jay-Z in a Vegas lounge lizard voice. "Now don't forget -- there's a $10,000 cover charge, so if you could just take care of that on the way out." Jay-Z always thinks big.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
A judge in New York has thrown out the countersuit that rap star Jay-Z filed against R&B singer R. Kelly in the wake of their ill-fated tour last year, MTV.com reported Tuesday. The pairing of the two had been one of the most anticipated tours of the fall concert season, but it dissolved after Kelly walked off stage during a show at Madison Square Garden in New York. He subsequently filed a $75-million breach-of-contract suit against Jay-Z.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2002 | Alan Light, Special to The Times
"Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming out," says Jay-Z in a Vegas lounge lizard voice. "Now don't forget -- there's a $10,000 cover charge, so if you could just take care of that on the way out." Jay-Z always thinks big.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2000 | SOREN BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As you'd expect from someone who has just scored his second No. 1 album in a row, rapper Jay-Z's manner is relaxed and good-natured during an interview--until he's asked about being arraigned on charges of stabbing a rap record executive in a New York nightclub. Before the question is even finished, the 29-year-old Brooklyn native snaps, "I can't talk about that." That answer has become as familiar in rap circles in recent years as the standard pledge of street authenticity: "Keep it real."
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