New Jay Z Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Memphis Bleek Says Jay Z Likely Won’t Drop Another Album [Feature ]

Today Roc-A-Fella alum Memphis Bleek sat down with The Breakfast Club and of course spent most of his time answering questions about Jay Z, ranging from the origins of the Nas beef to Jay telling him that he needed to change... Read More


Tim Westwood Unearths Previously Unreleased JAY Z Freestyles [Feature ]

It's Thursday, and to celebrate Tim Westwood went digging in his archives to unearth some never-before-heard footage of Jay Z from 1999. Sporting a crispy white tee and Jesus piece in the accompanying photo,... Read More


JAY Z Says He Battled Busta Rhymes in High School & Won [Feature ]

Long before they became legends in hip-hop, Shawn Carter and Trevor Smith Jr. attended high school together. They were also joined by Christopher Wallace. Nobody in George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High... Read More


Jay Z Testifies at “Big Pimpin” Trial, Drops Gems [Feature ]

“Big Pimpin” is without a doubt one of Hov's biggest, most known singles. The song is a classic that helped spread UGK's music beyond the Texas borders, while giving S. Carter a Top 20 hit on... Read More


Jay Z Says TIDAL Has 1 Million Subscribers, Celebrates With All-Star Concert [Feature ]

Earlier this year, Jay Z aligned himself with some of the biggest artists in the music industry and introduced the public to his streaming service, TIDAL. Unlike a lot of Jay’s lucrative ventures, TIDAL was... Read More


Diddy, JAY Z & Drake Top Forbes 2015 “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” List [Feature ]

The highest rollers in hip-hop have once again been revealed by Forbes magazine. If your wallet consists of lint and old condoms, this list will likely leave you weeping or swelling with ambition. Diddy’s ambition is... Read More


Jay Z Recorded Tupac Diss Track, Buried It When Pac Died [Feature ]

[Art by Nick Cocozza] What's beef? Beef isn't flashing Twitter memes onstage, beef isn't ghostwriting allegations, beef is the tragedy that took Tupac and Biggie's lives, and according to Jay's long... Read More


Rare JAY Z Freestyles are Unearthed by Stretch & Bobbito [Feature ]

A couple weeks ago, we brought you the welcome news that DJ Stretch Armstrong and 'Bobbito' Garcia, or rather Stretch & Bobbito, had taken to SoundCloud to unearth some classic freestyles. With a documentary... Read More


Jigga Who? Remembering Jay Z’ Greatness After the B-Sides Concert [Feature ]

[Image via ArtByDavidC] "I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, mannnnnn." Has any rap line in the history of rap lines epitomized its speaker more than that?   In just 12 to 20 syllables (depending on... Read More


JAY Z Defends TIDAL: “We’re Doing Just Fine” [Feature ]

JAY Z would like you to know that TIDAL is "doing just fine." Tidal is doing just fine. We have over 770,000 subs. We have been in business less than one month. #TidalFacts — Mr. Carter (@S_C_) April 26, 2015 Over... Read More


JAY Z - Glory (Tidal Exclusive Video) [Stream]

At the beginning of 2012, JAY Z released Glory, the touching, Pharrell-assisted ode to his recently born daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Fast forward a few years and one massively newsworthy business venture by the rap mogul, and... Read More


Rick Ross ft. Jay Z - Movin’ Bass [Stream]

Update: The Ryan Snyder-directed visuals for Rozay’s Movin’ Bass single have been added. The last time Rick Ross and Jay Z got together they created the extraordinary The Devil is a Lie, could they make magic... Read More


Jay Z - Demo Tape [Album]

While it can now be hard to think of a time when Jay Z wasn't a millionaire music mogul married to the most famous woman in the world, even Shawn Carter was once a mortal rapper just struggling to get his music heard, and... Read More


Tink ft. Rick Ross & Jay Z - Movin Bass (OG Version) [Stream]

Yesterday, Timbaland gave DJ Envy the original version of Rick Ross and Jay Z’ Movin Bass, which initially featured Timbo’s artist and rising Chicago star Tink. I’ll confess to not paying particular... Read More


One Song to Prove Jay Z is a Dope Rapper [Feature ]

Jay Z is the most powerful man in hip-hop. The man hasn't released an album in over a year and is still hands down the most influential figure in the game; I mean, he has the President and now, even better, The... Read More


After “Seen It All,” Breaking Down Jay Z’s Dope Guest Verse Streak [Feature ]

In three days, it will be America's 238th anniversary. It will also be the one year anniversary of Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail. (One is just a tad more important than the other.) For all the "new rules" mumbo... Read More


Jeezy ft. Jay Z - Seen It All [Stream]

Just when you thought that you’ve Seen It All, Young Jeezy makes the announcement that his new single, which is also the title track off his upcoming LP, features a little someone by the name of Shawn Carter. That... Read More


X Ambassadors x Jaime N Commons ft. Jay Z - Jungle (Remix) [Stream]

An alternative rock outfit hailing from Ithaca, New York, X Ambassadors make their grand entrance into The DJBooth with a freshly-minted remix of 2013 debut single Jungle. On this rendition of the record, created for... Read More


Pharrell Williams ft. Jay-Z - Frontin’ (Disclosure Re-Work) [Stream]

In 2003, Pharrell Williams took his first step into the spotlight with Frontin’, a debut single which saw him joining forces with rap mogul Jay-Z. At the time, Williams insisted the Grammy-winning jam was a one-off... Read More


DJ Khaled ft. Jay Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross & French Montana - They Don’t Love You No More [Stream]

Later this year, DJ Khaled will release his eight studio album, I Changed Alot. Insane, huh? Since his 2006 debut, Listennn… the Album, the We The Best Music Group bossman has released a full-length yearly, save for... Read More


After Jay Z vs. Drake, the De-Evolution of the Rap Diss [Feature ]

Growing up on classic hip-hop, when I hear the word “diss”, naturally the first thing that comes to mind is either "Ether" by Nas, "2nd Round K.O." by Canibus, or the scene in "8 Mile" where Eminem slaughters... Read More


Jay Electronica x Jay Z - We Made It [Freestyle] [Stream]

After enjoying last week’s Better in Tune With the Infinite, I had silently resigned myself to another year or two without new music from from Jay Electronica. Now, though, it seems that the famously reclusive emcee may... Read More


Beyonce ft. Kanye West & Jay Z - Drunk In Love (Remix) [Stream]

When the album version of Beyoncé‘s Drunk in Love single was released on December 17, the Internet opened its collective digital arms with a warm embrace.  Fast forward exactly two months, and the Internet has... Read More


Rick Ross ft. Jay Z - The Devil is a Lie [Stream]

If all has gone according to Rick Ross’ master plan we would have been listening to his new Mastermind album by now. But a true Bawse knows how to adjust, so even though Mastermind‘s been pushed back to 2014,... Read More


Beyonce ft. Jay Z - Drunk in Love [Stream]

Just in case you’ve been hanging out under a rock this holiday season, Beyoncé shocked the world last Friday with the surprise release of a new, self-titled album, which came complete with 17 music videos. One of two... Read More


JAY Z ft. Pimp C - Tom Ford (Remix) [Stream]

One of the biggest hits off JAY Z‘s latest full-length saw the hip-hop mogul paying tribute to Tom Ford, the designer whose pricey menswear inspired Hova and Justin Timberlake‘s Suit & Tie. (He also designed a... Read More


Timbaland ft. Drake, Jay Z & James Fauntleroy - Know Bout Me [Stream]

Believe it or not, but its been four years since Timbaland released Shock Value II, his last full-length album.  When he isn’t in the studio creating hits for Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke, however, he... Read More


Jay Z’ Verses on Drake’s “Pound Cake” are Wack (aka The Poop Sandwich Principle) [Feature ]

For the most part I use the @RefinedHype to DM strippers throw out songs, jokes and story ideas that are interesting but not worthy of a full post. But sometimes my replies will blow up like a p and it will turn out that what... Read More


Jay Z - Girls, Girls, Girls [Stream]

Twelve years ago yesterday, Jay Z released an album that would, true to its title, became The Blueprint for hip-hop in the early 2000s. Since we’ve already shined the Throwback Thursday spotlight on seminal second... Read More


Beyonce ft. Jay Z - Crazy in Love [Stream]

There’s no surefire trick to achieving a long-lasting relationship, but recording the top-selling urban record of all time together certainly doesn’t seem to hurt; 10 years down the line, Beyoncé and Jay Z are... Read More


Jay Z - Picasso Baby [A Performance Art Film] [Stream]

Back in June, Jay Z made history by selling a million copies of an album weeks before it was scheduled to drop. In July, he followed that feat up by making his and director Mike Romanek‘s Picasso Baby video one of the... Read More


Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Show Chicago What Legends Are Made Of [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

Chicago, Ill. -- In order to be considered a "legend,” one must be celebrated, extremely well known, famous and/or renowned. These are not my criteria. That is, in fact, the dictionary definition of the word. Now that... Read More


Jay-Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail [Album]

Hip-hop has always been a youth-driven culture. As each new generation of rapper emerged, they would in turn kill off their rap parents in some sort of reverse-musical-infanticide. Assuming a rapper wasn’t literally killed... Read Full Review


Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail [Stream]

Though one million lucky owners of Samsung phones had the opportunity to download Jay-Z‘s latest album on the Fourth, the rest of us are still waiting ever-so-patiently for the project’s retail release tomorrow.... Read More


Jay-Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A.) [Stream]

Last week, Jay-Z announced that Samsung had purchased one million copies of forthcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail for free digital distribution, effectively achieving Platinum certification weeks before the LP’s July... Read More


The-Dream ft. Jay-Z - High Art [Stream]

Incredibly, it’s been almost three years since we’ve gotten a proper album from The-Dream. (No, I’m not counting the mixtapet-turned-quasi-album-1977). But the wait is almost over, and you know what that... Read More


Jay-Z - $100 Bill [Stream]

A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody, the last single off the official soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, met an ambivalent reception in The DJBooth; the combination of 1920s jazz and contemporary club music was intriguing but,... Read More


Jay-Z - Open Letter [Stream]

Earlier this morning, without fanfare or warning, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter unleashed an Open Letter to listeners via his Life+Times site. The primary subject of this royal proclamation, as you may have guessed, is his and... Read More


Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay-Z - B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) [Stream]

Last week, attendees to a SXSW party at Empire Auto Space were treated to a sneak preview of the official remix of B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe, a standout cut off Kendrick Lamar‘s critically-acclaimed debut set.... Read More


Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z - Suit & Tie [Stream]

It’s been a long time since Justin Timberlake provided the world with his unique brand of Pop/R&B/Swag. How long, exactly? Oh, how about six years, four months and two days. Or as we all like to call it, “long... Read More


5 Things I Learned At Jay-Z’s NBA 2K13 Launch Party [Feature ]

With the 2012-13 basketball season set to begin on October 30, it’s only fitting that the most anticipated title in the sports-gaming industry is 2K Sports’ NBA 2K13. Any die-hard b-ball fan who’s an ardent video-gamer... Read More


G.O.O.D Music ft. Big Sean, Kanye West & Jay-Z - Clique [Stream]

The massive buzz surrounding G.O.O.D. Music‘s forthcoming compilation confirms it: there ain’t nobody in the game hotter than Kanye‘s motherf**kin’ Clique. On the just-released follow-up to hit lead... Read More


Rick Ross ft. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z - 3 Kings [Stream]

You’ve got to hand it to Rick Ross, the man certainly knows how to stay in the news. For the Bawse’s latest headline grabber he puts together what, judging by the names on the marquee alone, has to be considered... Read More


The Throne ft. Frank Ocean - No Church in the Wild [Stream]

In May 2004, Kanye West shocked the listening public and radio programmers alike by praising Jesus in a hit hip-hop record. Released as a single in March of this year, his and Jay-Z‘s Watch the Throne album opener No... Read More


Jay-Z & Kanye West - Ni**as in Paris [Video]

Jay-Z and Kanye West finally deliver visuals to their Watch the Throne album’s most popular track, Ni**as in Paris. Built off footage from their Staples Center concert in L.A., it’s not an exaggeration to say that... Read More


The Throne - Gotta Have It [Stream]

“What you need, what-what you need, I got what you need.”—assuming that “what you need” is a new record from The Throne. Today, Jay-Z and Kanye West return to our pages with yet another soon-to-be-hit single off... Read More


Jay-Z ft. B.I.C & Pharrell Williams - Glory [Stream]

Many men sire children, but not every man takes the time to stand up and show adoration for that child like Jay-Z has just done with his new release Glory, produced by close friend and long-time collaborator Pharrell... Read More


10 Thoughts from My “Watch The Throne Tour” Experience [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

Chicago, Ill. -- What do you do when you're Kanye West and Jay-Z, and you've just released the biggest collaborative album in hip-hop history? You follow it up by co-headlining the biggest, flashiest tour ever unleashed on... Read More


Win Tickets to the “Watch the Throne” Tour in Chicago [Contest] [Feature ]

On Wednesday, November 30, Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne Tour is set to visit Chicago's United Center. The DJBooth is in possession of a pair of tickets to the show, which we'll be giving away via Facebook. Visit... Read More


Young Jeezy ft. Andre 3000 & Jay-Z - I Do [Stream]

Despite the seemingly endless delays that have led up to the release of his senior set, Young Jeezy‘s kept what is arguably the project’s most explosive tracks firmly under his fitted cap. Now, with the... Read More


Rihanna ft. Jay Z - Talk That Talk [Stream]

Excuse me DJBooth readers, but I’d like to take a moment to address Rihanna and Jay Z directly. Thanks. Rihanna, Jay..can I call you Jay? Great, thanks Jay. No pressure guys, but the last time you got together (Run This... Read More


The “N*ggas In Paris” Debate: Is That Shit “Kray” Or Is It Just “Cray”? [Feature ]

Following the release of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "N*ggas In Paris" the phrase "that shit cray" became quite popular to say the least. But according to a single Tweet that's making its way across the interwebs instead... Read More


The Throne ft. Mr. Hudson - Why I Love You [Stream]

Pumped-up, exhilarating and—of course—provocative, N*ggas in Paris won tremendous reader acclaim when it hit the Booth on the 13th. Let’s not forget, however, that the same day as that juggernaut of a single... Read More


J. Cole ft. Jay-Z - Mr. Nice Watch [Stream]

In a world where seemingly everything is “highly anticipated,” we can truly say that J. Cole’s collaboration with his Roc Nation boss Jay-Z is highly anticipated. Ever since the NC rap protégé signed with the almighty... Read More