By DJ YRS Jerzy Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Before Jay-Z settled into family life with Beyonce and Blue Ivy, he was one of the biggest players in the game. Early Jay-Z, which most consider 1996-2001 portrayed the life of a Mafioso kingpin who had women to choose from. There were a
By K.B. Tindal Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer A reason Jay-Z will always stick out as one of hip hop's most-iconic figures is because he predicted his success. As early as Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter, Jay-Z said he would soon retire from the game. Being a rapper was never
By Stranga The Great Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer When it comes to measuring greatness in hip hop, Just Blaze has set the bar very high. A man known for shaping the sound of Jay-Z-post Vol. 3, Just Blaze became much more than the average producer. At various times, Just Blaze has had
By Preemo Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer It's been fifteen years since Ja Rule first popped up on Jay-Z's "Can I Get A..." single and twenty years since he first picked up the mic. In this period of time, Ja Rule has had higher than high highs and lower than low lows.
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
By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Ten years ago, Jay-Z was making plans to retire from the rap game to focus on his growing business portfolio. For six years, at the time, Jay-Z had delivered a new album every calendar year, delivering an abundance of hits. Along the
By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer During the 1990s, Juvenile rose to become one of the most-popular rappers in the game, as he was the first face of Cash Money Records. Juvenile eventually left Cash Money, but his star continued to shine brightly, but over time, Juvenile faded