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BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe Speaks with Jay-Z About ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’ – Part 4

Magna Carta… Holy Grail isn’t your typical Jay-Z album. In a lot of ways, it’s the album he was supposed to make at this particular juncture, at a time when something greater than himself has affected his work in a myriad of subtle...

BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe Speaks with Jay-Z About ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’ – Part 3

BBC Radio 1 and Zane Lowe present part 3 of their four-part interview with Jay-Z regarding Magna Carta… Holy Grail. After touching on everything from recording Magna Carta… Holy Grail and the album’s themes to the glory days of Roc-...

BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe Speaks with Jay-Z About ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’ – Part 2

Following yesterday’s premiere of Zane Lowe’s interview with Jay-Z, BBC Radio 1 has aired the second installment of the four-part piece. The 15-minute segment sees Hov reflecting on the glory days of Roc-A-Fella Records, Magna Carta…...

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Puts Out His First Independent Hip-Hop Novel

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of the legendary Run-D.M.C. launches a Kickstarter campaign to meld together two long-term passions: hip-hop and comics. While D.M.C.’s replete resume speaks volumes — Grammy-nominated musician, multi-pl...

BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe Speaks with Jay-Z About ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’ – Part 1

This week, BBC Radio 1 and Zane Lowe will be airing an exclusive four-part interview with Jay-Z on his latest release, Magna Carta… Holy Grail. Kicking off with part 1 of the hour-long piece, the 15-minute Abbey Road Studios-set interview sees...

Businessweek: Most Rappers Are Lying About Their Money

From expensive clothes to gaudy chains and customized rides, wealth has always been a major talking point in the hip-hop community – especially in rap lyrics. As Jay-Z chides on Magna Carta… Holy Grail’s “Versus” track,...

Is Watch the Throne 2 Already In the Works?

Hudson Mohawke – a Scottish producer signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label – took to Twitter on Friday to criticize Jay-Z’s recent album release Magna Carta… Holy Grail. When the 27-year-old musician tweeted “This record could’ve came out...

Timbaland Discusses Working with Jay-Z on ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’

With the much-hyped release of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail and his cameo appearance in Justin Timberlake’s scandalous “Tunnel Vision” music video, Timbaland is, as he says, “back.” Here’s an exclusi...

Jay-Z’s Album Cover for ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’ Unveiled

As the Samsung unveiling of Jay-Z’s much anticipated Magna Carta… Holy Grail nears, Life + Times has unveiled the cover art for the project. Perhaps one of the most fitting locations of all, the project has been unveiled at the United Kin...

Science Genius Inspires Kids to Learn Science with Rap Battles

Perhaps it was all part of the plan – that the energy released by the industry-shaking Liquid Swords in 1995 would ultimately lead to the use of rap as not just a medium of self-expression, but also a scalable peer-to-peer education system. Such is t...