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Rare JAY Z Freestyles are Unearthed by Stretch & Bobbito

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
Posted 6 days ago

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

[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
Posted 2 months ago

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

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
Posted 3 months ago

One Song to Prove Jay Z is a Dope Rapper

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
Posted 9 months ago

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

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
Posted one year ago

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

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
Posted one year ago

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

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
Posted one year ago

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

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
Posted 2 years ago

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

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
Posted 2 years ago

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

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
Posted 3 years ago

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

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
Posted 3 years ago

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

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
Posted 3 years ago

From Beyoncé to Eminem, Wrapping Up the 2010 Grammys [Video]

Every year I watch the Grammys and get so mad I vow to never watch it again, and then the next year I'm right back in front of the TV swearing again. So basically the Grammys are like a crazy chick that I keep taking back... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

The Grammys are Coming! A Preview of the 2010 Awards

This Sunday night the music industry's annual self-indulgent orgy, the Grammy Wards, will flood the televisions and minds of music lovers worldwide. In preparation for music's biggest night of the year, DJBooth.net and... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

DJBooth.net Exclusive: Jay-Z Summer Tour Coverage [Photos Inside]

Chicago, IL -- Although I haven't paid to attend a concert in roughly seven years (please, spare me the hate-mail), there are a few high-profile acts I do consider truly worthy of my hard-earned savings. Among the artists on... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Jim Jones Discusses Life, Cam and Jay-Z in ‘This is Jim Jones’ Documentary [Exclusive Coverage]

New York, NY – Diplomats. Casualties of War. Purification. Each of these political terms strikes a chord with Jim Jones, one of hip hop’s heaviest hitters, and are three of ten chapters in the Capo’s new documentary,... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Bad Boy Set to Release “Notorious” Soundtrack

New York, NY -- Bad Boy Records has announced the upcoming release of “NOTORIOUS: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE.” The musical companion to the hugely anticipated Fox Searchlight motion picture... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Jay-Z Performs New Kanye Produced Track at Glow In The Dark Finale

New York, NY -- So there will be a "Blueprint 3" after all. Despite Def Jam's denials earlier this year that Jay-Z was planning a second follow-up to his classic "Blueprint," the legendary emcee is in the process of... Read More
Posted about 7 years ago

A Tribe Called Quest, Jay-Z, Nas & Friends Rock New York’s Bells [Exclusive Coverage]

New York, NY -- Rock The Bells invaded New York’s Jones Beach Amphitheater on Sunday, and DJ Booth was there for a most memorable show. Q-Tip Pumps Up The Crowd (Photo by: PNP / WENN) The crowd was amped all afternoon for... Read More
Posted about 7 years ago

Jay-Z Impresses at Glastonbury Festival, Receives Rave Reviews

New York, NY -- Many spoke their mind when Jay-Z was chosen to headline the UK's Glastonbury Festival this past weekend. Noel Gallagher of the rock band Oasis spoke the loudest, "If it ain't broke don't fix it...I'm sorry,... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Spring Brings Jay-Z & Mary J. to Chicago, Artists Rain Hits [Exclusive Coverage]

By Brian "Z" Zisook They dubbed it the “Heart of the City Tour,” but they could just as easily have titled it “The Endless Hits Tour.” Saturday evening, the longevity of two iconic artists, Jay-Z and Mary J.... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z To Headline “Heart of the City” Tour

LOS ANGELES, CA -- At long last, with over 70 million combined albums sold worldwide and 12 Grammy wins together, Mary J. Blige and JAY-Z announced today that they will embark on a historic 25-date North American... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

The Carter Administration Wants Support, Offers Prizes

New York, NY -- The Carter Administration wants your support when the New York Knicks take on the New Jersey Nets in New Jersey tonight. Log on to ticket master (click here), use the promo code "BATTLE," and you will walk... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Jay-Z Fans Can Catch Live Performance from Critically Acclaimed “American Gangster” Tour

Los Angeles, CA -- Hip-hop royalty returns home when Jay-Z takes the stage in New York's Hammerstein Ballroom as part of his six-city tour to promote American Gangster, his tenth studio album. With tickets sold out to all six... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Jay-Z’s “American Gangster” Tracklisting Revealed

According to iTunes, the track listing is complete for Jay-Z's new concept album, "American Gangster." Track listing: 1. Intro 2. Pray 3. American Dreamin’ 4. Hello Brooklyn 2.0 feat. Lil Wayne 5. No Hook 6. Roc Boys (And... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

JAY-Z Officially Announces Release of His New Album, AMERICAN GANGSTER

New York, NY -- On November 6, Roc-A-Fella Records and JAY-Z will release the new album AMERICAN GANGSTER. Separate from the official motion picture soundtrack, this collection of all-new original material is a musical... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Jay-Z Inspired Hip-Hop Musical, ‘CONFESSIONS OF A THUG,’ Hits the Streets!

LOS ANGELES, CA -- The new award-winning, highly anticipated hip-hop musical "Confessions Of A Thug," starring Daron Fordham and featured on the cover of the current (March 31st through April 6th) edition of Billboard... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Jay-Z Hooks Up With Cherry Coke

ATLANTA, GA -- Cherry Coke has joined forces with the design team from Rocawear, the trend-setting apparel brand founded by hip-hop icon Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, to create an eye-catching new appearance for the brand. On... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Jay-Z Collaborates With Anheuser-Busch

NEW YORK, NY -- Anheuser-Busch and Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter are joining forces; Carter will collaborate with Anheuser-Busch as co-brand director for Budweiser Select. This association brings together the nation's No. 1 brewer and... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter Returns With Kingdom Come

New York, NY, -- At long last, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, President & CEO of Def Jam Recordings, philanthropist and entrepreneur, officially returns to the rap game with his first solo LP in 3 years. KINGDOM COME, the most... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Rapper Jay-Z decides to boycott Cristal

AP -- Rappers have long proclaimed their love for Cristal, frequently mentioning the high-end champagne in songs and popping the corks of the clear, gold-labeled bottles in music videos and at nightclubs. But the makers of... Read More
Posted 9 years ago