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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...

Jay-Z Dissects “Heaven,” “Oceans” and “Holy Grail” from ‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail’

With the anticipated Magna Carta…Holy Grail is set to hit stores July 4 — or for Samsung Galaxy users, 72 hours ahead of schedule — Jay-Z unveils another three short commercial clips of him and his heavyweight production team (Rick...

will.i.am Taking Legal Action Against Pharrell’s i am OTHER

Well, isn’t this an unexpected break from the off-putting musical feuds we’re use to seeing at the top of headlines? The recording artist, songwriter and actor William Adams – or will.i.am – is in the news today for taking legal action against fellow...

Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail’ Samsung “One to Many” Commercial

To continue the anticipation to Jay-Z’s Magna Carta…Holy Grail album, Samsung has released another short commercial titled “One to Many” featuring Hova and his creative cohort — Rick Rubin, Swiss Beatz, Pharrell and Timb...

The Making of ‘Yeezus’ with Kanye West’s Team

Kanye West’s Yeezus is far from conventional, and the talented team of musical masterminds behind its production are to thank for that. The lineup features artists from previous Kanye collaborations, such as Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Noah Go...

Samsung Launches Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail’ App

Ahead of the album’s July 4 release, Samsung launched Jay-Z’s corresponding Magna Carta…Holy Grail app today. As previously reported, the first 1 million users who download the app – free of charge – will have the opport...

Kanye West Talks ‘Yeezus,’ ‘Watch The Throne,’ Christianity and More

The amount of gold to be drawn from Kanye West’s new interview with W Magazine bears a striking resemblance to the Watch the Throne album art itself. Coincidentally, the rapper candidly tackles his collaborative work with Jay-Z in the new inter...

Kanye West Wrote “I Am a God” as One Big F-U to “Unnamed Designer”

Kanye West’s latest musical voyage Yeezus has stirred up a lot of controversy over the last few weeks and today we hear it has spilled over to the fashion industry. In a recent interview with W Magazine, West mentions he wrote the track “I Am a God”...

Drake’s “Nothing Was The Same” Trailer

Last week Drake’s OVO imprint furthered its creative endeavors with the launch of a new website — ovosound.com. With that, the Canadian rapper released a few tracks in anticipation to his upcoming album Nothing Was The Same. While we awai...

Jay-Z Covers Billboard

Upon viewing the NBA Finals last night, a recently-debuted commercial advertising Jay-Z’s newest partnership with Samsung was hard to ignore. The move came as a surprise to many, though perhaps this kind of reaction is unwarranted. After all, t...

HYPETRAK Review: Kanye West – Yeezus

After an apprehended stretch of time, we finally get treated to Kanye West’s highly anticipated Yeezus release. While Kanye-related news outside of the realms of Yeezus has also made headlines — the birth of ‘Ye’s new baby gir...