Archive | Jay-Z

Beyoncé takes the throne, Ekali sends it, David Byrne rewrites history & more: Here’s everything that happened at Coachella day 2

Ekali played to a packed Sahara tent in the middle of the afternoon As if closing out the Do LaB tent wasn’t enough of an achievement, Ekali’s Sahara tent set was a testament to his massive growth and range as a producer. With over 20,000 in attendance, it’s for certain that Ekali’s destined for a monumental […]

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Beyoncé pushes the Coachella envelope with Destiny’s Child reunion and Jay-Z cameo

A wave of sadness passed among Beyoncé fans in 2017 when the decision was made to cancel her Coachella headlining performance out of pregnancy help concerns. She more than made up for time on Saturday night, April 14, when she finally took over the mega-festival’s main stage for what will go down as one of […]

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What are the larger implications of The Grammys steep ratings drop? [OP-ED]

By most accounts, the Grammy Awards in 2018 was a big swing, and a big miss. The ceremony’s ratings plummeted by nearly 25% according to Nielsen Media, dropping from last year’s 32.9 million viewers down to 19.8 million for its most recent iteration. While the evening’s results have come under under considerable scrutiny following the event, […]

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Dear Media, Stop Trying To Make Donald Trump “Presidential”

Last April (which seems like a lifetime ago), President Trump fired missiles at Syria in retaliation against Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his people, and the “liberal” media praised him. MSNBC anchor Brian Williams repeatedly called the missile strike “beautiful,” and the Washington …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Tidal reported to have just enough cash to survive for six more months

Fiscal trouble appears to be mounting for Tidal as the subscription based music streaming service is reported to have enough cash to last only six more months.Tertiary to Spotify and Apple Music, platforms possessive of 60 million and 30 million subscribers respectively, Tidal allegedly only reached the 1 million member mark in September of 2015, according […]

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The full list of nominees for the 2018 Grammys has arrived

14 years later, the Grammy Awards will return to New York City to commemorate the ceremony’s 60th edition. Hosted at Madison Square Garden on January 28, the veteran awards show will recognize the year’s top artists and their productions across a variety of categories.Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar arise as the most highly recognized nominees, with […]

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Oshi samples M.I.A. on new trap beat ‘Swagger’ [STREAM]

Touted as one of dance music’s brightest up-and-comers, Oshi is already a force to be reckoned with, and many would contend that he hasn’t even really reached his full breakthrough moment yet. The young UK-bred beat maker displays a wealth of potential with a steady schedule of releases and he’s already caught the attention, and support, […]

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Diplo’s got a Kanye West story and it’s pretty epic

Diplo recently shared his best Kanye West story in a new TBS Storyville special. The clip offers a look into West’s Watch The Throne sessions where Ye and Jay-Z reportedly rented out the Mercer Hotel out in New York.“Because that’s what you do when you’re Kanye West,” the producer proclaimed.Despite knowing Ye for near 20 years, in the clip, Diplo recalls […]

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Give Me Three Pairs: Jay-Z Is Down With Big Baller Brand Sneakers

Big Baller Brand. You either support it or you don’t. Jay-Z made it clear that he’s down with the triple Bs when he had a sit-down interview on the Rap Radar Podcast with B Dot and Elliott Wilson. During part 1 of the sit-down interview, Jay-Z showed his enthusiasm and support for Big Baller Brand by announcing that he’s […]

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Jay Z Shares Friends-Parody New Video, “Moonlight”

Arguably Jay-Z‘s best album to date and possibly best album of the year continues to crank out new thought-provoking visuals as he unveils his latest video from the 4:44 for the track, “Moonlight”. Directed by Alan Yang, the visual is a dynamic reflection of today’s Hollywood and the illusion it covers our eyes with to […]

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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album Hits iTunes, Apple Music & Amazon With Three New Tracks!

Jay-Z‘s 4:44 album‘s exclusivity didn’t end up being a huge issue, as he later released the album for free, in exchange for simply an email as Sprint paid for enough to equal one million units “sold.” Today, the album officially hits other digital retailers, Apple Music and Amazon (sorry, no Spotify yet, or ever?). It’s […]

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Kanye West reportedly leaving TIDAL due to millions in unpaid earnings

It appears as though hip-hop’s golden era of The Throne is officially behind us. Jay Z and Kanye West once co-ruled rap music’s highest echelon together, though over the last several years, the two recording giants’ relationship has reportedly deteriorated.The unfolding public conflict, which included Kanye’s controversial on-stage rants during last year’s The Life of Pablo tour, seemingly […]

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Kanye West Amps Up Beef With Jay-Z Over TIDAL And Wants Out, Owed $3 Million

While Jay-Z is buzzing thanks to his freshly minted 4:44 album (which you can now download for free, legally!!), Kanye West is feeling the sh*tty end of the stick as he claims he’s owed $3 million from TIDAL. The story unveiled itself after HOV supposedly fired shots at Ye on the lead track, “Kill Jay […]

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Download Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album For FREE (Legally) Now!

While Jay-Z’s new album 4:44 may have been a TIDAL/Sprint exclusive streaming on June 30th, it’s now available for free download, legally, via TIDAL of all places! Simply head on over to 444.TIDAL.com and use the voucher code “Sprint” along with your email address and you’ll be instantly taken to the download screen. Download: Jay-Z […]

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Jay-Z Shares Video For “The Story of O.J.”

Jay-Z is receiving instantly critically-acclaimed reviews for his highly-anticipated new album, ‘4:44’. Upon today’s release of his 13th album, Jay also unveils a new socially impacted new video for the album cut, “The Story of O.J.”. The animated music video draws some inspiration from The Censored Eleven; a series of cartoons released between the ’30′s […]

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Stream Jay-Z’s 13th Studio Album ‘4:44’ Ft. His Mom Gloria Carter, Frank Ocean & Damian Marley

As hyped, Jay-Z unveils his new album 4:44 in all it’s glory. The 10-track project features Frank Ocean, Damian Marley, and his mother Gloria Carter. It’s currently only available on TIDAL or to Sprint subscribers, and there’s now word if/when it’ll be out on other streaming devices anytime soon, but you can still listen to […]

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DJ Khaled taps Calvin Harris for new album ‘Grateful’ with Beyoncé, Rihanna, Chance The Rapper and more

Here comes anotha one.DJ Khaled’s much-hyped (and even more self-hyped) forthcoming album is finally ready to be heard, and with a first glance at the record’s newly announced tracklist, Grateful is looking to be stacked with star power. Like the 1992 Olympic Dream Team of hip-hop stacked. The album, supposedly produced by Khaled’s infant son Asahd, is due […]

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