Jay Z

Essays

'Free Meek' Is a Portrait of America's Broken Justice System

Meek Mill's new Amazon docuseries contextualizes his experiences in the larger problem of mass incarceration and state supervision in the U.S.
Ann-Derrick Gaillot
8.9.19
News

RIP Woodstock 50, a Disaster of a Festival That Never Was

The beleaguered festival has finally, mercifully called it quits.
Josh Terry
7.31.19
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Don’t Buy Into Beyoncé’s ‘22 Day’ Crash Diet, Even If She Is Beyoncé

We deserve better than encouragement to starve ourselves like Beyoncé did on her ultra-restrictive diet leading up to Coachella.
Anne Gaviola
7.25.19
Remembering Things

Hype Williams Changed Hip-Hop Forever With These 10 Videos

Megan Thee Stallion is enlisting the help of legendary director Hype Williams for 'Fever: Thee Movie,' but his fingerprints have been on rap's visuals since the 90s.
Kristin Corry
7.16.19
Weed

Canada Made Its Legal Weed Rules Too Tough and Is Going to Pay for It

Confusing rules around social media and advertising put licensed producers at a disadvantage against U.S. brands signing celebrities like Jay-Z.
Anne Gaviola
7.15.19
Policing

Family Held at Gunpoint by Phoenix Cops Says Apologies Are a "Slap in the Face"

They want the officers held accountable, and community leaders are calling for rallies and protests this week
Tess Owen
6.17.19
News

JAY-Z Is Officially the First Billionaire Rapper

Forbes has valued the rapper's assets in music, real estate, and art at $1 billion.
Kristin Corry
6.3.19
Music

Woodstock 50 Has Been Canceled

Update: The festival's financier says it is done, but Woodstock 50 organizers have denied the claims.
River Donaghey
4.29.19
Noisey News

An Album of Unreleased Prince Demos is On the Way

'Originals,' a 15-track compilation of demos curated by Jay-Z and Troy Carter, will be released June 7.
Kristin Corry
4.25.19
music festivals

Jay-Z, Janelle Monae, and Other Reasons Woodstock 2019 Might Not Be Disastrous

The festival's 50th anniversary has a lot of past chaos to make up for, but is starting out strong with a stacked lineup.
Taylor Hosking
3.20.19
Internet Exploring

This Bootleg Netflix Drake Documentary Is Pure Agony

'Drake: Rewriting the Rules' is a new entry in a line of garbage, basic documentaries about Drake without Drake.
Jabbari Weekes
Phil Witmer
1.22.19
Noisey

Missy Elliott Will Be the First Female Rapper in the Songwriters Hall of Fame

She will be the second rapper ever inducted into the Hall of Fame. John Prine and Yusuf/Cat Stevens are among this year's other inductees.
Alex Robert Ross
1.14.19
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