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Ghostface Killah Explains Why His Jay Z Collab Fell Through and Why He Won’t Release His Verse (Video)

Ghostface Killah is the Iron Man. That being said, even Tony Starks has his limits. When recently asked why his reported collaboration with Jay Z and Raekwon for 2013's "Heaven" fell through, Ghost admitted taking too long to get the verse to Jay. The song was originally slated to appear... Read more

Rick Rubin’s 1-Hour Conversation With Zane Lowe Leaves No Question Unanswered (Video)

To some extent, Rick Rubin is something of Hip-Hop's Howard Hughes, and that's not just the beard. The music mogul went from starring (as a hybrid of himself) in Krush Groove to basically shunning press and spotlights throughout the '90s and 2000s. That started to change, especially as far as... Read more

Jay Z, Kanye West & Daft Punk Shelved Track Surfaces From Each’s 2013 Sessions (Audio)

Daft Punk, Kanye West, and Jay Z all released albums in 2013. The French Electronic duo's Random Access Memories stole the show at last month's Grammy Awards, while Kanye's Yeezus snagged the consciousness and conversation of Popular music in June. A month later, Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail bogarted... Read more

Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail Tour Announced Immediately After Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour

Haven't Kanye West and Jay Z's timing on things (as related to each other) been curious in 2013? As if Jay Z's sneak-attack of Magna Carta Holy Grail just days after Kanye's own surprise-styled release of Yeezus wasn't enough, the same thing appears to have happened today with touring. Just... Read more

Sometimes I Rap Fast, Sometimes I Rap Slow: The Evolution Of Jay Z’s Flow (Food For Thought)

As another NFL season loads up, the sports news cycle is dominated by teams, offenses, depth charts and injury reports. Although not a fan (au contraire), I often marvel at the dynamic strategies of Bill Bellichick, Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots. From season-to-season, the three-time Super Bowl champions... Read more

Jay-Z “Picasso Baby” (Behind The Scenes Video)

Jay-Z's day-long performance of Magna Carta Holy Grail track "Picasso Baby" at the Pace Gallery this month was not just to start conversation. Hov was joined by an elite film crew. While most behind the scenes music video companions are a snooze, nothing Jay has done or said lately has... Read more

Jay-Z Interview On BBC Part 1 (Video)

After Jay-Z's candid interviews with New York's HOT 97 and Power 105 last week, the Roc Nation head honcho crosses the pond to speak with the BBC Radio One's Zane Lowe. Live from The Beatles' Abbey Road Studios, Jay discusses his own ever-changing labs for music-making, clicking with Timbaland for... Read more

GianniLee – Magna Carta Holy Grail: The Samples (Mix)

GianniLee has put together a dope mix of the samples used on Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail. You'll hear music from Nirvana, A Tribe Called Quest, R.E.M., Biggie, Mase, One Way, Adrian Younge, One Way, M.I.A. and more. You can listen to the mix and check out the tracklist below.... Read more

D-Dot Compares Biggie’s Work Style To Jay-Z’s (Video)

When you're blessed to work with two of the greatest MC's that have ever graced this industry, you can't help but pay attention to the process that goes into recording classic material. Check out this clip of D-Dot speaking on the difference between Biggie and Jay-Z's recording habits. Related: DJ Premier... Read more

Check Out The Story Behind The 16 Year Old Producer That’s Responsible For “Crown” Off Of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail

There's nothing better than introducing fresh, innovative breath into the beauty that we all love, Hip Hop. Check out the tale of the 16 year old Canadian based producer, Ebony Oshunrinde and her spot amongst Legends on  the summers most anticipated project, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Related: Dame Dash Reacts To Jay-Z’s... Read more

Dame Dash Reacts To Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail

The long time friend and business partner to Jay-Z posted a picture to Instagram with the caption "In the barber shop listening to jays new album….I can’t front… I still like hearing him pop shit cause I know he’s telling the truth…proud to be be a part of that..#bittersweet" giving his... Read more

Swizz Beatz Speaks on Jay-Z’s Upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail Album (Video)

Swizz Beatz produced the monstrous beat for Jay-Z's controversial Open Letter earlier in the year. He's also featured in the Samsung video that announced Jay's album, so it's safe to say he's plugged in to the process. He recently spoke about what to expect from the album. Check out what... Read more

Extended Trailer for Jay-Z’s new Magna Carta Holy Grail Album (Video)

Well damn. Like a true big brother, Jay-Z steals little brother Kanye's shine once again. He just launched the freshest trailer for an album maybe ever inside the NBA Finals. Check out this incredible video with Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell, Timbaland and beats from Jay's upcoming Magna Carta Holy... Read more