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DJ YRS Jerzy’s Wednesday Throwback: Jay-Z Edition

By DJ YRS Jerzy Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Once again, things have switched up from the Wednesday Throwback. Yesterday, Jay-Z dropped his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. He stopped everything in the middle of game six of 2013 NBA Finals and made plans for his album and the whole game stopped

Jay-Z – “100 $ Bill” (snippet)

The Great Gatsby is the second film-inspired album from Jay-Z. Unlike his American Gangster LP, Jay-Z is simply the executive producer of the soundtrack for this film. Several other artists are featured on this upcoming soundtrack. Due to his background as an artist, Jay-Z is also featured on this new

The-Dream talks Jay-Z and Beyonce with Hot 97 [VIDEO]

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Ever since The-Dream first gained fame, there has been a push/pull relationship between he and Jay-Z. In the late fall of 2007, The-Dream rose to fame with his "Shawty is a 10" single, where he famously exclaimed, "I don't need no hook

Young Roddy – “Ignorant Shit (freestyle)”

Six years ago, Jay-Z released American Gangster. The album is regarded as a classic and the project is known for its classic tracks. "Ignorant Shit" originally featured Beanie Sigel and has become a freestyle favorite. Now, Jet Life member, Young Roddy, has returned with his freestyle over the track. Listen to "Ignorant

DECODED: 9th Wonder – “Threat” [VIDEO]

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Despite what detractors say, Jay-Z obviously did something right, as he remained the biggest rapper in the game for the better part of a decade. One of the reasons Jay-Z managed to stay on top was because of the people around him.

Five Years Later: A Reflection on Jay-Z’s “American Gangster”

By Hardcore Critic Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Though it is now overlooked, initially Jay-Z struggled post-retirement. While it receives better reviews now, Kingdom Come was not considered Jay-Z's best work. It was a year after the Kingdom Come release when Jay-Z, who was then serving as the president of Def Jam,

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Jay-Z and Nas

By Hardcore Critic Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer "Put it together, I rock hoes y'all rock fellas," Nas rapped on his 2001 track, "Ether," taken from his 2001 comeback album, Stillmatic. It was during this time when no one could imagine a day when Jay-Z and Nas were friends. Fast forward ten

Young Guru talks Jay-Z’s “Kingdom Come”

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Right when the fans had forgotten about Jay-Z and were ready to move on, the acclaimed rapper stepped out of the corner office and back onto the streets. The result of this was his comeback album, Kingdom Come. In the weeks leading

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