Jay Z

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
Noisey News

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Helped the Louvre Break Attendance Records

The Louvre believes The Carters got 10 million people to go 'APESHIT' at the museum this year.
Kristin Corry
1.4.19
beef

Man, It Was a Wild Weekend for Beef

In 48 hours, the unthinkable happened: Cardi threw a shoe, Drake and Meek made amends, and Kanye might have announced 'Watch the Throne 2.'
Kristin Corry
9.10.18
extremism

The Strange True Story of the Godfather of Conspiracy Theories

From Ol' Dirty Bastard to Alex Jones and Donald Trump, William Cooper's deranged ideas have been felt insanely far and wide.
Seth Ferranti
8.27.18
tv

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Want More Action, Less Conversation

We spoke with Trayvon Martin’s parents about Trump and their docuseries ‘Rest in Power.’
Noel Ransome
8.7.18
Stream This

Listen to Drake's New Album 'Scorpion,' Featuring JAY-Z, Michael Jackson, More

Drake's new record is here. After half-a-year of promo, you can finally listen to 'Scorpion.'
Shaad D’Souza
6.29.18
Thinking Too Hard

Nas Still Can’t Escape JAY-Z’s Takeover

Nearly 20 years after their historic beef, the two New York rap icons seem miles apart in their ability to be transparent with listeners.
Myles E. Johnson
6.20.18
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