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Spose unites JAY-Z’s ‘The Black Album’ with The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Mellon Collie’ in new mashup album

A new mashup contender has emerged. Fusing JAY-Z‘s famed The Black Album with The Smashing Pumpkins‘ iconic 1995 release, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Spose has unveiled the 14-track project that resulted from the marriage of sounds, Marcy Project And The Infinite Sadness. Revisiting Hova’s 2003 record, the Maine-hailing rapper and producer reproduces the […]

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SNL’s Chris Redd believes aliens are trolling us with crop circles

Chalk it up to a terrible 2020, but the typical signs that autumn is upon us feel especially welcome this year: The leaves are changing, pumpkin-spiced items are lining the grocery shelves, and Saturday Night Live is gearing up for a new season. Now heading into his fourth year with the show, Chris Redd is […]

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Pharrell recruits JAY-Z for Neptunes-produced song, ‘Entrepeneur’ [Watch]

Alongside his new Time cover package “The New American Revolution,” Pharrell has joined forces with JAY-Z on a new collaboration, “Entrepreneur.” The Neptunes-produced track arrives with a special Pharrell-curated issue of the magazine, which focuses on the systemic inequalities that Black people have faced throughout the nation’s history and “visions of a Black Future that […]

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JAY-Z’s Roc Nation and Long Island University co-establish new school of music, sports, and entertainment

JAY Z‘s Roc Nation and Brooklyn’s Long Island University (LIU) have partnered to launch Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The newly-established school will begin accepting applications this fall for the fall 2021 semester and will offer undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management. Students will be given […]

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JAY-Z’s Roc Nation and Long Island University co-establish new school of music, sports, and entertainment

JAY Z‘s Roc Nation and Brooklyn’s Long Island University (LIU) have partnered to launch Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The newly-established school will begin accepting applications this fall for the fall 2021 semester and will offer undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management. Students will be given […]

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Beyoncé releases official trailer for new visual album, ‘Black Is King’

Queen B is returning to her throne. Beyoncé has followed her June announcement of Black Is King, her forthcoming visual album, with a ravaging new trailer. The project, which lands on Disney+ on July 31, isn’t only written by Beyoncé, but is also directed and executive produced by the leading lady. Although Black Is King […]

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Jay-Z pens open letter calling for arrest of officer behind three fatal shootings

In a newly penned open letter, Jay-Z and his social justice firm, Team Roc, are seeking the arrest of a police officer behind three fatal shootings. The letter, published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the week of June 29 and addressed to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, specifically called for the arrest of Joseph Mensah […]

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Jay-Z pens open letter calling for arrest of officer behind three fatal shootings

In a newly penned open letter, Jay-Z and his social justice firm, Team Roc, are seeking the arrest of a police officer behind three fatal shootings. The letter, published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the week of June 29 and addressed to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, specifically called for the arrest of Joseph Mensah […]

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In lieu of Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, BBC launches special pop-up channel to celebrate festival’s legacy

While forced to cancel plans for the highly anticipated 50th anniversary, Glastonbury festival is still very much alive as organizers continue efforts to celebrate its upcoming milestone. In addition to aiding COVID-19 relief efforts, including the donation of unused ponchos to health workers, Glastonbury curated Spotify playlists relating to each respective stage as well as […]

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Unreleased version of Jay-Z’s ‘Holy Grail’ featuring The-Dream now available to stream

Recently accomplished songwriters and producers The-Dream and Sean Garrett dug through their respective discographies in a rare four-hour livestream. During the stream, the two also took an exclusive dive into their vaults of unreleased music. One song in particular captured the attention of fans: a previously unreleased version of Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake‘s 2013 smash […]

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Unreleased version of Jay-Z’s ‘Holy Grail’ featuring The-Dream now available to stream

Recently accomplished songwriters and producers The-Dream and Sean Garrett dug through their respective discographies in a rare four-hour livestream. During the stream, the two also took an exclusive dive into their vaults of unreleased music. One song in particular captured the attention of fans: a previously unreleased version of Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake‘s 2013 smash […]

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TIDAL livestreaming concerts for free: Daft Punk, deadmau5, Kaskade, Beyoncé, and more [Watch]

JAY-Z‘s TIDAL platform brings the concert experience home with their week of free event streams. To kick the weekend off right, the streaming service is spending all of Friday, March 27 highlighting the best performances from electronic artists. There’s no announced schedule as of yet, but the lineup of Friday’s performers is expected to include […]

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TIDAL livestreaming concerts for free: Daft Punk, deadmau5, Kaskade, Beyoncé, and more [Watch]

JAY-Z‘s TIDAL platform brings the concert experience home with their week of free event streams. To kick the weekend off right, the streaming service is spending all of Friday, March 27 highlighting the best performances from electronic artists. There’s no announced schedule as of yet, but the lineup of Friday’s performers is expected to include […]

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TIDAL livestreaming concerts for free: Daft Punk, deadmau5, Kaskade, Beyoncé, and more [Watch]

JAY-Z‘s TIDAL platform brings the concert experience home with their week of free event streams. To kick the weekend off right, the streaming service is spending all of Friday, March 27 highlighting the best performances from electronic artists. There’s no announced schedule as of yet, but the lineup of Friday’s performers is expected to include […]

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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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