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Paul Newberry: Jay-Z sells out Colin Kaepernick, grabs big money from NFL

Remember when Jay-Z was a dynamic hip-hop artist whose stark lyrics gave voice to the oppressed and downtrodden? Well, those days are over. He may have 99 Problems – but …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 1:23 p.m.

NFL teaming with Jay-Z on entertainment and social activism

The NFL and Jay-Z’s entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to consult on its …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Jay-Z no longer performing at Woodstock 50 show

Jay-Z’s got 99 problems but Woodstock isn’t one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take …


Jay-Z to take prominent role at San Jose weed firm, focused on ex-prisoners

Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z has been named chief brand ambassador for San Jose marijuana company Caliva.


Rapper Yella Beezy released from hospital after shooting

Management for rapper Yella Beezy says he’s out of the hospital after being shot three times on a highway in the Dallas area.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Jay-Z unhappy ‘Made in America’ leaving Philadelphia parkway

PHILADELPHIA – Jay-Z said Wednesday he’s disappointed that Philadelphia is booting his annual music festival from the city’s grandest boulevard, accusing the mayor of having “zero appreciation for what Made …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Why is Damon Dash suing Lee Daniels again? Inside their years-long legal battle

Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash is upping the ante in his long-running legal battle with “Empire” creator Lee Daniels.


Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album ‘Everything Is Love’

Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming.


George Zimmerman accused of stalking, threatening private investigator

George Zimmerman has been charged with stalking a private investigator who contacted him about a documentary series on Trayvon Martin produced by the rapper Jay-Z, court records show.


SEC pushes for Jay-Z to comply with subpoena

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it asking for a court order to compel entertainment mogul Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, to comply with a subpoena related to …


Jay Z cried with joy when mom came out to him as lesbian

Jay Z says he cried with joy when his mother came out to him as lesbian.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

Biter-gate: Tiffany Haddish reports somebody nipped Beyonce

The speculation is wide, rumors numerous and denials firm. And the crime? Somebody allegedly bit Beyonce on the face at a party back in December.


Trump wants Jay-Z to know black jobless rate at record low

President Donald Trump is urging his followers to inform rapper Jay-Z that “because of my policies,” unemployment among black Americans is at the “LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”


Black, Latino acts rule Grammy noms with Jay-Z in front seat

The Recording Academy sent a clear message when they announced the nominees for the 2018 Grammys: They want to see a black or Latino act have a better shot at …


Jay-Z, Bruno Mars lead Grammy noms in top categories

Rap and R&B rule the day.


Jay-Z sends a message, wearing a ‘Colin K’ jersey during ‘SNL’

Colin Kaepernick may not be on an NFL team, but that didn’t stop Jay-Z from sporting the quarterback’s number as he performed during the “Saturday Night Live” premiere.


Jay-Z dedicates song ‘The Story of O.J.’ to Colin Kaepernick at NYC music festival

At a concert at Citi Field in New York on Friday night, Jay-Z took dedicated his song “The Story of O.J.” to Colin Kaepernick and Dick Gregory, a comedian and …


Jay-Z announces ‘4:44’ tour kicking off in October

NEW YORK – Jay-Z will bring his latest album to life when he hits the road this fall. The rap icon announced the “4:44” tour Monday, which kicks off Oct. …


Jay-Z’s new album ‘4:44’: Here’s everything you need to know

It’s been quite a month for the Carters. Just a couple weeks after Beyoncé reportedly gave birth to twins – though the family has yet to release an official statement …


Reports swirl about Beyonce’s twins, but no confirmation yet

Are Beyonce and Jay Z parents again?


Jay Z to become first rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Songwriters Hall announced Wednesday that songwriting heavyweights in the industry, including Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Max Martin and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis will also be part of its 2017 …


Sprint just bought a third of Jay-Z’s music streaming service, Tidal

The nation’s fourth-largest cellphone carrier is buying up a third of Jay-Z’s online music platform, Tidal.


Prince’s estate sues Jay Z’s Roc Nation over Tidal streaming

Prince’s record company is suing Jay Z’s company for copyright infringement, saying it streamed Prince’s songs on the Tidal music service without permission after his death.


Jay Z to headline free Cleveland show in support of Clinton

Jay Z is planning to hold a free concert in Cleveland to encourage people to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.


Jay Z, calling juvenile solitary ‘inhumane,’ backs TV series

Rap superstar Jay Z is helping shine a light on prison reform by co-producing an upcoming TV documentary about a young man who spent three years behind bars without trial …


A kinder, gentler pop. What happened?

When Beyonce released her album “Lemonade” this year, it took America by surprise, and not because it dropped unexpectedly on a Saturday evening or because it fueled speculation that the …


Jay Z releases new song in wake of recent police shootings

Jay Z dropped a new song titled “Spiritual” late Thursday, a work he issued in response to the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando …


Goodman: Beyoncé stole Superbowl 50

Her performance encapsulated black experience


People: Jay Z testifies in dispute over his hit song “Big Pimpin’ ”

Jay Z told a jury Wednesday that he believes he has a valid license to use Arabic music featured on his 1999 hit “Big Pimpin“’ that is now the subject …


Stone: Mariners going big and bold with Cano

SEATTLE – Robinson Cano is going to be a Mariner, and that’s a statement of such magnitude and improbability it must be allowed to sink in. Achieving a comfort level …