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Magna Carta Holy Grail

Do You Take Hip Hop Music Seriously? After This You Might

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

Hip Hop music is constantly the subject of much scrutiny. An entire genre of music is vilified for having empty lyrics about materialism, misogyny and...

Cups Runneth Over In New 'Holy Grail' Video

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.29.2013 | Entertainment

Jay Z glides through a dilapidated home and Justin Timberlake croons in front of a blazing vehicle in their new video for "Holy Grail," the opening tr...

'Picasso Baby' Sets HBO Premiere

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment

Jay Z's recent performance-art project for "Picasso Baby," in which he spent six hours filming the music video in a Manhattan art gallery, will make i...

Stupid Genius

Zach Hindin | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Zach Hindin

Well, that's it, folks. With the release of Magna Carta... Holy Grail, Jay-Z's commodification is both certain and complete.

Jay Z Is No Longer Jay-Z

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment

Jay Z made a style change to his name years ago, but it's only just coming to light this week. According to Billboard editor Joe Levy, the rap icon, s...

WATCH: 'I Forgave My Dad ... To Become A Good Dad Now'

Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Black Voices

Can the cycle of fatherless children be stopped? With Jay-Z's 12th album bringing to light the challenges of parenting never having had a father figur...

Jay-Z's App Being Investigated For Privacy Violations

Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment

Jay-Z got some very good news on Wednesday morning, immediately followed by some very bad news. The 43-year-old rapper officially topped the Billboard...

The Surprising Thing That Had Kanye West And Jay-Z Arguing For Four Days

Posted 07.15.2013 | Entertainment

Two of Jay-Z's big collaborations on "Magna Carta Holy Grail" almost didn't make it onto the album. In a recent interview with BBC's Radio 1, the 4...

What Jay-Z Did For The First Time

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - American rapper Jay-Z has reached the top of the British album charts for the first time with his new release "Magna Car...

Timeline Of Reactions To Magna Carta Holy Grail

Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

We all had such high hopes for "Magna Carta Holy Grail." We may not have bought a new Samsung phone, but we were definitely excited. We even made a Ca...

Jay-Z Invades The Art World

Mike Hogan | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Mike Hogan

Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter has been a recording artist for two decades, but he's not the kind of guy you expect to see at a gallery. So when a friend in the art world asked if I'd be interested in seeing a private performance by Jay on Wednesday afternoon, I jumped at the chance. It turned out to be the video shoot for "Picasso Baby," a single off Jay's new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," in which he brags about being the next Basquiat and rhymes "Jeff Koons" with "balloons."

Lena Dunham Loves Her Mom, Hopes Jay-Z Does Too

Posted 07.10.2013 | Celebrity

"Girls" star Lena Dunham really hopes Jay-Z appreciates her mom as much as she does. The hip-hop artist spent Wednesday at New York's Pace Gallery...

Jay-Z and Samsung Are Not the NSA

Nicholas Mennuti | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
Nicholas Mennuti

The Samsung App and the NSA snooping are in no way commensurate sins. The government is spending your money -- confiscated through ever-rising taxes -- to pay private contractors and the NSA to harvest your data for its own personal use.

Watch Jay-Z Make A Video For New Song

Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

Because not an hour can go by without more Jay-Z news, the rapper/Samsung pitchman took to the Pace Gallery in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on Wed...


Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Fans of "Magna Carta Holy Grail" may get the opportunity to hear the full versions of the album's two tracks that clock in at less than a minute. J-Ro...

How Beyonce Celebrated Jay-Z's Album Going Platinum

Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Beyonce took to Instagram on Tuesday night to support her husband Jay-Z, celebrating his latest platinum achievement, the release of his "Magna Carta ...

Picasso, Blah, Blah, Etc, Etc: The Rise of Jay-Z, Incorporated

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

Listening to MCHG often feels like watching a well-produced episode of MTV Cribs with Jay playing host, showing off all his Basquiats and Buggatis, Bezels and Beyonces, while you both secretly know he owns it all and you're just a visitor.

Jay-Z's Subway Friend Reviews 'Magna Carta'

Posted 07.08.2013 | Entertainment

Ellen Grossman, the woman who say next to Jay-Z on a New York City subway back in December, has weighed-in on "Magna Carta Holy Grail." MTV enliste...

Jay-Z and the Misappropriation of Fatherhood

Michael W. Waters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

In his highly anticipated 12th studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z rightly notes that fatherhood can be a joyful and frightful experience, especially for a rising generation of fathers whose fathers were largely absent.

LISTEN: Jay-Z's New Track Name-Checks Tom Ford

The Huffington Post | Lauren Leibowitz | Posted 07.11.2013 | Style

Rap music has a history of fashion name-checking, be it Kanye West's call-outs to Margiela, A$AP Rocky's laundry list of designers in "Fashion Killa" ...

Jay-Z, Miley's Butt And White America

Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.03.2013 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

A man from a marginalized American community reaches the top of the corporate world, sees post-teen starlets popularizing lame impressions of black culture and raps about it on an album made possible by and distributed through the U.S. division of a South Korean cellphone company. Only in America.

Jay Is Amused By Miley's Twerking

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.04.2013 | Entertainment

Call it pop culture commentary, call it tit-for-tat. However you see it, Jay-Z is using his new album to return the shout-out Miley Cyrus gave him on ...

What Kanye Was Doing When The Jay-Z Album Came Out

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.04.2013 | Entertainment

While Samsung users were busy listening to Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" on early Thursday morning, Kanye West decided to become a film critic. Wes...


Posted 07.04.2013 | Entertainment

Jay-Z has delivered his "Magna Carta." The 43-year-old rapper dropped his 12th solo studio album on Thursday morning, released in a partnership wit...

WATCH: Timbaland Talks New Jay-Z Album

Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

As the world anticipates the release of Jay-Z’s 12th solo album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail” on July 4, one of Hov’s frequent collaborators, Timb...