First impressions: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
July 4th, 2013
03:12 PM ET

First impressions: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

Jay-Z promised to deliver new rules with "Magna Carta Holy Grail," and, depending on who you ask, the man held true to his word.

The 43-year-old artist released his 12th studio album via app to one million Samsung customers starting at midnight July 4 (albeit not without some technical issues), and the RIAA did in fact revise its standing on digital platinum certification ahead of "Magna Carta's" arrival.

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Filed under: Jay-Z • Music
June 17th, 2013
12:09 PM ET

Jay-Z announces new album

Jay-Z is going to be challenging his occasional collaborator, Kanye West, for the top of the charts.

The Brooklyn hip-hop king's new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," is due out July 4, he announced - via a Samsung ad during Game 5 of the NBA Finals - Sunday night.

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Blue Ivy: A little lady who lunches
April 26th, 2013
09:32 AM ET

Blue Ivy: A little lady who lunches

Blue Ivy's going to develop quite the palate.

Thanks to her internationally famous parents, little Blue has joined in on restaurant meals from Brooklyn to Paris.

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Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities • Jay-Z
April 15th, 2013
05:37 PM ET

Pitbull responds to Jay-Z's 'Open Letter'

Nearly everyone - even the representatives at the White House - have weighed in on Jay-Z's "Open Letter" to those criticizing his recent trip to Cuba.

Sen. Marco Rubio, for example, is just one of the latest.

But not everyone decided to respond with a song.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Jay-Z • Music
April 11th, 2013
09:35 AM ET

Jay-Z pens 'Open Letter' to Cuba trip critics

Do not annoy Jay-Z.

The rapper has recorded a song that appears to take on those who criticized his recent trip to Cuba with wife Beyoncé.

Hip-hop site Global Grind reported that Jay-Z recorded "Open Letter" Wednesday night after seeing that their visit was the lead story on CNN.com.

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Why Baz Luhrmann has Jay-Z producing 'Gatsby' soundtrack
March 15th, 2013
04:39 PM ET

Why Baz Luhrmann has Jay-Z producing 'Gatsby' soundtrack

Now Baz Luhrmann's judicious use of Jay-Z's music in the "Great Gatsby" trailers makes even more sense.

The rapper/industry mogul is going to produce the soundtrack to Luhrmann's film, slated to bow in the U.S. May 10 before it opens the Cannes Film Festival on May 15.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Jay-Z • movies • Music
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