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Listen To Jay-Z’s Unearthed Pre-‘Reasonable Doubt’ Demos

1988 was a very long time ago. Iconic rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z would have been nineteen years old; the same age range a good portion of his fans are in right now. With that in mind, this portion of his supporters were undoubtedly not around when the Brooklyn native was spitting fire before independently putting out his debut record, Reasonable Doubt, in 1995. This first album, along with all his other work that succeeded it, sent his career to the highest of highs.

Fifteen records, numerous Grammy awards, and a basketball stadium later, Jay-Z’s unsigned work greets us in …

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Beyonce Unveils New Short Film, ‘Yours And Mine’

Recently hailed as the most nominated female artist in Grammy Award history (bagging a total of 47 as of date), Beyonce has once again gone above and beyond to provide her fans with more surprises this year.

The icon recently released the deluxe version of her last record, and now, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her game-changing 2013 release, Beyonce has unveiled an eleven-minute emotional film entitled Yours And Mine. The clip is comprised of dramatic black and white footage, along with commentaries regarding her music, the downside of fame, and other aspects of her life as an empowering …

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You Can Now Listen To Beyoncé’s Platinum Edition Box Set In Full

Beyoncé is clearly on top of the music world after releasing her stunning, self-titled, visual album without any promotion — grabbing awards left and right, and touring worldwide both solo and with her husband, Jay-Z. Yet, with all these accolades piling up, the female R&B/pop idol is clearly not done with the promotion of her daring, fifth studio release.

Out now, the platinum edition reissue features the original studio recording with a bonus disc that includes two new songs in “7/11” and “Ring Pop,” both of which were released last week in true Beyoncé fashion. Also included on the …


Rick Ross And Jay Z Collaborate On “Movin’ Bass”

The release of Rick Ross‘ new record Hood Billionaire is getting closer by the day, and late last night the man behind Maybach Music Group shared one album cut I know you’re going to love.

Collaborating with Jay Z for the second time in a year, “Movin’ Bass” finds two of the wealthiest men in music today reminding everyone they still run the streets over top notch production from Timbaland. Ross boasts about his house, wealth, and the way he’s not about to take shit from anyone who thinks they have something to say. He stretches the truth, …


Kanye West Announces New Single “All Day,” Explains Why Jay Z and Beyonce Missed His Wedding

GQ magazine’s latest issue stars none other than Kanye West and his cover story is an extensive interview that delves into new music, his wedding, and what he thinks of Drake (“Let’s be honest—he got last summer.”). The most exciting bit of the interview is that Kanye does announce he has a new single on the way titled “All Day” that will drop in “the next couple of weeks.” According to Kanye, it’s a club song (like “Don’t Like” or “Niggas in Paris”). As for the album, it’s coming in “most likely September.”

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WATCH: Jack White Covers Jay-Z’s ’99 Problems’ In Louisville

Jack White has 99 problems but an Icky Thump ain’t one. When performing at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival last Saturday night, the modern rock ‘n’ roll legend cleverly mixed the White Stripes‘ single, “Icky Thump,” with Jay Z‘s iconic rap number, “99 Problems.” Using the blues-influenced downbeat from “Icky Thump,” White spits versus from “99 Problems,” making the moment a downright jam.

According to SPIN, White has been getting creative with covers during a majority of his sets this year. The former White Stripe also covered Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” at Glastonbury and Kayne West’s “Black Skinhead” in Dublin. …


LISTEN: Body Count Releases Updated Version of Ice-T’s “99 Problems”

Many people seem to forget (or simply never knew) the chorus of Jay-Z’s massive 2003 hit “99 Problems” was actually lifted from an Ice-T song of the same name that originally appeared on his 1993 solo record Home Invasion.

Now, with Ice-T’s metal band Body Count preparing to release their new album Manslaughter through Sumerian Records on June 10, the band has leaked an updated version of the track. Dubbed “99 Problems BC,” Ice-T begins the song with an a cappella first verse before the band bursts into their take on the heavy rock riff from Jay-Z’s song.

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Jay Z and Beyoncé’s Action Movie ‘Run’ is Ridiculous

As if Jay Z and Beyoncé haven’t been in the news enough lately–from the Solange fight to their On The Run tour–the two are now buzzing it up again. To promote their tour, the couple have shared a new star-studded short film titled Run that’s as action-packed and over the top as a short film could be.

Run stars Jay Z as a gangster, Beyoncé as his gun-twirling lover, and a massive supporting cast, including Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Guillermo Díaz, Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones, and Kidada Jones. Much like The Black Keys’ “Howlin’ For …


Jay Z Allegedly Disses Drake By Comparing Him To A Lacrosse Team On DJ Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More”

Less than a month after Drake made headlines for allegedly dissing Jay Z with the release of “Draft Day,” the man who lived a hard knock life has fired back at Canada’s brightest star with a little help from DJ Khaled.

Last night, a new star-studded single from DJ Khaled titled “They Don’t Love You No More” found its way online after being teased by the chart-topping hit maker earlier in the week. The song features Khaled’s typical wall-of-sound production, with vocal contributions from Meek Mill, Rick Ross, French Montana, and Jay Z. Every …


Jay Z and Beyonce Announce ‘On The Run’ Summer 2014 Stadium Tour; Tickets On Sale This Week

The internet has been buzzing for well over a week with rumors that Mr. and Mrs. Carter, otherwise known as Jay Z and Beyonce, were planning a summer stadium tour. That gossip was confirmed this morning with the official announcement of the ‘On The Run’ summer stadium tour, and UTG has all the details.

Kicking off June 25 in Miami, Jay and Bey’s collaborative ‘On The Run’ tour will stop in sixteen US cities before wrapping up in early August. The itinerary includes several massive venues, including Soldier Field in Chicago, and Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. You can view …


Made In America Festival Expands To Los Angeles

Jay Z’s Made In America festival will be expanding this year to include dates in Los Angeles as well as Philadelphia. Both festivals will be taking place Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31. Philadelphia’s will be hosted at Ben Franklin Parkway while Los Angeles’ will find its home at Grand Park.

Tickets can be ordered for each show now through Ticketmaster. Find links for each via Made In America’s website.

No word yet on what the lineup will be for each show, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we find out more.

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Drake Surprises Fans And Allegedly Disses Jay Z With “Draft Day”

Oh wait, sidebar..left some beat at the end so that all of you fuck niggas could loop it and get your lies off.

Drake is like hip-hop’s Santa Claus the way he waits until half the world is asleep to surprise fans with new material. You never know when he is going to bless us with another insight on life at the top, but whenever it happens you’re bound to feel like Christmas came early.

Last night, Drizzy Drake once again made a late night appearance on social media to release a track no one was expecting. The …

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