Jay-Z

Hip Hop's Greatest Wish JAY-Z Happy 50th Birthday

You already know how it began. “Shawn Carter was born December 4th, weighing in at 10 pounds, 8 ounces.” The birth of one of the game’s greatest is well documented on The Black Album , as Gloria Carter detailed the earliest days of the MC on “December 4th.” “He was the last of my four children. The...
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This undated photo provided by shows reggae star Buju Banton. (Shawn Theodore/SMG via AP)

Roc Nation Adds Reggae Star Buju Banton To Its Roster

Roc Nation announced the partnership with the reggae and dancehall king, whose comeback concert held earlier this year in his native Jamaica was one of the country’s largest shows.
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In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Blue Ivy, daughter of Beyonce, arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Like Her Parents, Blue Ivy Now An Award-Winning Songwriter

Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter for co-writing her mom’s hit “Brown Skin Girl,” a song celebrating dark- and brown-skinned women.
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This combination photo shows performers, from left, Meghan Trainor and Meek Mill who will perform in a free pregame concert on Sept. 5 in Chicago's Grant Park before the Bears face off against the Green Bay Packers. (AP Photo)

Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor Named NFL Inspire Change Advocates

Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor are helping kick off the new social change partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z before the season-opening game in Chicago next week.
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Miami Dolphin’s Coach Brian Flores and rapper/music mogul Jay-Z (Photo credit: Mark Brown/Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Was Miami Dolphins Coach Brian Flores Sending a Message Via Jay-Z Songs?

The team's sound system played more than half a dozen songs by the rapper at the start of practice Tuesday, one day after receiver Kenny Stills objected to recent comments from Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Stills.
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Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills and rapper/music mogul Jay-Z (Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian/Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Miami Dolphins' Kenny Stills Objects To Comments By Jay-Z About NFL Deal

Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Jay-Z appear at a news conference at ROC Nation on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in New York. (Ben Hider/AP Images for NFL)

Jay-Z Defends NFL Deal With Roc Nation, Talks Kaepernick

A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes.
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Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

NFL Teaming With Jay-Z On Entertainment and Social Activism

The NFL and Jay-Z’s entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism.
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Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Jay-Z Pulls Out of 'Woodstock 50' Performance

Jay-Z will no longer close the three-day festival scheduled for Aug. 16-18, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't allowed to discuss the plans publicly.
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Jay-Z, left, and Meek Mill make an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Meek Mill Launches New Record Label With Jay-Z's Roc Nation

Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc Nation.
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