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Pharrell and Chad Hugo to reunite as The Neptunes in 2020, work with JAY-Z, Miley Cyrus, and more on the books

Pharrell and Chad Hugo will reunite full-time as famed production duo The Neptunes in 2020. Producing hits for industry giants from JAY-Z, Britney Spears, Kelis, Justine Timberlake, Clipse, Backstreet Boys, and more, The Neptunes have gained acclaim as one of history’s most successful producer groups and a dominant force in the 90s and early 2000s. […]

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Pharrell and Chad Hugo to reunite as The Neptunes in 2020, work with JAY-Z, Miley Cyrus, and more on the books

Pharrell and Chad Hugo will reunite full-time as famed production duo The Neptunes in 2020. Producing hits for industry giants from JAY-Z, Britney Spears, Kelis, Justine Timberlake, Clipse, Backstreet Boys, and more, The Neptunes have gained acclaim as one of history’s most successful producer groups and a dominant force in the 90s and early 2000s. […]

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Dr. Dre tops Forbes’ list of highest paid musicians of the decade

Despite only releasing one album in the 2010s, Dr. Dre has topped Forbes’ list of highest paid musicians of the decade, earning a reported $950 million. According to Forbes, Dre accumulated his wealth primarily due to his business ventures, most notably through the wildly popular Beats by Dre headphone series which was acquired by Apple. […]

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Jay-Z partners with NFL as its live music entertainment strategist

The NFL and Jay-Z have entered into a partnership that will place the high-profile hip-hop artist in a position of considerable influence: live music entertainment strategist. As a part of his new role, Jay-Z will consult with the NFL on the selection of Super Bowl halftime talent. He will also help the NFL orchestrate other […]

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Jay-Z partners with NFL as its live music entertainment strategist

The NFL and Jay-Z have entered into a partnership that will place the high-profile hip-hop artist in a position of considerable influence: live music entertainment strategist. As a part of his new role, Jay-Z will consult with the NFL on the selection of Super Bowl halftime talent. He will also help the NFL orchestrate other […]

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Meek Mill launches new label, Dream Chasers Records, under JAY-Z’s Roc Nation

With the stroke of a pen, Meek Mill and JAY-Z inked a record label dedicated to the identification and development of new musical talent guided by Meek’s creative direction. Christened Dream Chasers Records, the label will foreground talent acquisition, creative strategy, and marketing as some of its central operative focuses. Dream Chasers Records’ current state […]

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Meek Mill launches new label, Dream Chasers Records, under JAY-Z’s Roc Nation

With the stroke of a pen, Meek Mill and JAY-Z inked a record label dedicated to the identification and development of new musical talent guided by Meek’s creative direction. Christened Dream Chasers Records, the label will foreground talent acquisition, creative strategy, and marketing as some of its central operative focuses. Dream Chasers Records’ current state […]

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Woodstock 50 denied venue permit in Oneida County

2019 remains a cursed year for Woodstock 50 as the anniversary event continues to face logistical nightmare after logistical nightmare. The festival, which according to the official website’s live countdown still takes place in a month and still boasts acts like The Killers, Dead & Company, Jay-Z, and Chance the Rapper, lost its original venue […]

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JAY-Z officially named rap’s first billionaire

According to a new report by Forbes, JAY-Z‘s fortune has now surpassed $1 billion, officially crowning the legendary mogul hip-hop’s first billionaire. How HOV became hip-hop’s most paid man is no secret through—the rapper’s famed 23-year come up has been well documented across 18 studio LPs, canonizing the story of a Brooklyn drug dealer that […]

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JAY-Z to host TIDAL listening party for upcoming Prince LP ‘Originals’

Rapper JAY-Z will host a TIDAL listening party for the upcoming posthumous Prince album Originals on June 6 in Los Angeles. The new 15-track LP features 14 previously unreleased tracks from Prince’s “vault” including original versions of songs that the late musician wrote for other artists including Sheila E.’s “The Glamorous Life,” the Bangles’, “Manic […]

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JAY-Z will open newly renovated Webster Hall with ‘B-Sides’ show

After two years, the historic New York City venue Webster Hall will finally reopen its doors with its first show since its closing in August 2017. The act atop the debut parallels the lofty stature of the event, with the venue enlisting none other than JAY-Z for the reopening. The iconic rapper and mogul will […]

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Travis Scott, Anderson .Paak, Kaskade, James Blake lead Made In America lineup

Made in America has festival released its 2019 lineup, featuring headlining acts Travis Scott and Cardi B under the spotlight at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. On the second tier, Kaskade, James Blake, Anderson .Paak, Juice WRLD, Kodak Black, The Free Nationals, Bazzi, Jorja Smith, Blueface, and Pink Sweat$ will […]

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JAY-Z’s classic LP ‘The Blueprint’ to be archived in the Library of Congress

The oldest federal cultural institution in the United States, the Library of Congress is home to thousands of texts, maps, recordings, and more, making it a living collection of culturally significant contemporary media. Joining artists like Radiohead, Chic, John Coltrane, and Run-D.M.C., JAY-Z has been honored by the National Recording Registry, as his classic album, The Blueprint, has […]

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Woodstock shares 50th anniversary lineup topped by Dead & Company, JAY-Z, Chance The Rapper, Halsey, and more

After months of anticipation, Woodstock 50 organizers have at last shared the full lineup for the festival’s half century anniversary. John Fogerty, Santana, Country Joe McDonald, Canned Heat and Hot Tuna, and John Sebastian, who all appeared at the 1969 event will perform at Woodstock 50, in homage to the festival’s original lineup. The Grateful […]

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JAY Z, Miley Cyrus, Chance The Rapper, Dead and Company and more among Woodstock 50 talent

Woodstock will be returning this summer to Watkins Glen, New York for its 50th anniversary, and with the announcement of the legendary music festival’s return has come heightened speculation surrounding which artists will be performing at Woodstock’s legendary return. Twitter account @TheFestiveOwl initially confirmed the festival’s return after speaking to the CEO of INVNT, one […]

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Skrillex tells TMZ that he doesn’t think JAY-Z needs to pull his collaborations with R. Kelly from streaming platforms [Watch]

As a myriad of artists including Chance the Rapper, Lady Gaga, and Celine Dion, pull their productions with R. Kelly from streaming platforms in response to sexual misconduct allegations made against the R&B crooner, Skrillex doesn’t think that JAY-Z needs to follow suit. “You know, I don’t think he needs to do so,” Skrillex told TMZ […]

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Travis Scott, Big Boi to perform alongside Maroon 5 at 2019 Super Bowl

It’s official: Travis Scott will be in “Super Bowl” Mode for Super Bowl LIII. After flirting with the possibility of a Travis Scott guest performance for several months, Super Bowl halftime show organizers have now confirmed that the Astroworld album-maker will appear alongside previously announced halftime headliner, Maroon 5. Fellow rapper Big Boi is also slated to […]

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Jay-Z reportedly trying to persuade Travis Scott to withdraw from 2019 Super Bowl halftime show

Jay-Z is reportedly trying to persuade Travis Scott to withdraw from 2019’s Super Bowl halftime show, where Scott is to appear alongside Maroon 5 as a special guest. Maroon 5 secured the entertaining bid for event, hosted at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3. Both Jay-Z and Rihanna refused offers to play the halftime show, to […]

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Philly’s mayor confirms Made In America Fest will be held at Benjamin Franklin Parkway for ‘years to come’ after meeting with JAY-Z

After the Philadelphia mayor’s office announced Made in America Festival is moving locations from Benjamin Franklin Parkway after 2018, Jay-Z called out Mayor Jim Kenney for evicting the festival. Benjamin Franklin Parkway cuts through the cultural heart of Philadelphia, and since 2012, Made in America has been held in that historic location. After Roc Nation and the mayors […]

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JAY-Z decries Made in America’s eviction from longterm location in new Op-Ed

JAY-Z‘s Made in America Festival will host its final iteration at the Ben Franklin Parkway from September 1-2, 2018, after which the annual Labor Day Weekend event will relocate. Made in America’s need to identify a new venue for its succeeding years of production comes after a statement from the office of Philadelphia Mayor Jim […]

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