May 16th, 2012
08:36 AM ET
Forget new music - Jay-Z's focused on being a new dad.
The hip-hop mogul is so enamored by his infant daughter Blue that he’s taking the focus off recording for the time being to spend more time with her.
The MC told CNN that he’s actually kind of surprised by his own decision to be a stay-at-home-rapper for now.
May 14th, 2012
04:52 PM ET
Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z announced Monday that he's headed to the City of Brotherly Love this Labor Day weekend to headline the "Budweiser Made in America" festival, which he's also curated.
In partnership with Budweiser and the United Way, Jay-Z has developed a showcase of almost 30 acts from across the musical spectrum, including rock, R&B, Latin, dance and hip-hop. The official lineup will be announced on May 21.
Tickets to the event will go on sale May 23, with Budweiser Facebook fans being able to access the pre-sale on May 22. The concert is expected to cover three stages inside Philly’s Fairmount Park on September 1 and 2.
Jay-Z will wear two hats for the occasion, that of artist as well as that of fundraiser. Proceeds from the event, which is produced by Live Nation, will go to United Way outposts in greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and of course Jay’s beloved New York City. The organization invests cash in local communities and education.
May 7th, 2012
09:35 AM ET
With a Billboard record already under her infant belt, it's not a surprise Blue Ivy will be familiar with the finer things in life.
Both Jay-Z and mom Beyonce are mega-successful, and then there's the fact that Blue Ivy's also an only child.
April 5th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
Jewelry isn't the traditional fourth wedding anniversary present, but Beyonce might've been gifted with a new bauble or two anyway in celebration of her four years of marriage to Jay-Z.
The superstar's husband was thought to be browsing for bling in New York City on Wednesday, the couple's fourth anniversary, reports MTV.
The music mogul reportedly swung by Jacob the Jeweler’s in Manhattan and was seen chatting with longtime associate Jacob Arabo.
March 10th, 2012
01:32 PM ET
SXSW is well known for breaking the next best thing in music.
But this year one of the most sought after performances is an act that's already pretty well known: Jay-Z.
Fresh off of his new daddy duties, the rapper has teamed up with American Express for a concert at the massive interactive/film/music event held annually in Austin, Texas. Tickets were made available to card holding attendees of the festival who sync their Amex cards with their Twitter accounts. FULL POST
January 11th, 2012
05:22 PM ET
Blue Ivy's parents, Beyonce and Jay-Z, are known for selling out shows and crafting chart-topping albums, so it's not a surprise that the newborn has already set a Billboard chart record of her own.
According to Billboard, since proud dad Jay-Z released his song "Glory" on Monday, it's already entered the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart at No. 74.
And since four-day-old baby Blue drops a guest verse of cries following her delivery on January 7, and is credited for her contribution as "B.I.C.," the newborn is now the youngest person ever to land on a Billboard chart.
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