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Stream the Beyoncé-curated ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ album

Beyoncé has released ‘The Lion King: The Gift’, an album inspired by Disney’s new remake of the 1994 animated classic, The Lion King. The 27-track record was curated and executive-produced by Beyoncé, who voices Nala in the film. The LP features the previously released single ‘Spirit’, as well as appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Pharrell Williams, Tierra Whack,...

Jay-Z joins leading cannabis company as chief brand strategist

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Jay-Z has been confirmed as the new chief brand strategist at Caliva, a California-based cannabis company. The company, which was formed in 2015, is one of the leading forces in the legal marijuana industry in the US, and they say their partnership with the rapper will see him "play a crucial role driving creative direction, outreach efforts and strategy for the brand". ...

Jay-Z or Virgil Abloh? Kanye West’s new song ‘Brothers’ is an emotional call to allies past and present

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Another new Kanye West song, another hotpot of talking points. The rapper's latest track 'Brothers' premiered this week during the latest episode of the BET drama Tales, and its thinly-veiled references to quashing beefs, repairing close friendships and being "brothers forever" has once again put Ye and his personal life at the top of the agenda. 'Brothers', which features backing vocals from celebrated...

“Culture moves the whole world”: Watch Jay-Z give Stormzy advice about his Glastonbury headline set

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Before Stormzy came out on stage to kick off his headline performance at Glastonbury he played a video to the crowd of he and Jay-Z having a conversation. Read more: Check out the full Glastonbury 2019 line-up and stage times here Stormzy took to the Pyramid Stage tonight (June 28) as the first British rapper to ever headline the festival. Earlier...

Jay-Z has been named ‘the world’s first billionaire rapper’

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Jay-Z has been hailed as the world's first billionaire rapper. Revered US business magazine Forbes says in its latest cover story that it's "clear that Jay-Z has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion (£790 million), making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire—and the first hip-hop artist to do so". Forbes estimates that Jay-Z's...

Boxer sues Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports for brain injury

A former professional boxer is reportedly suing Jay-Z, Roc Nation Sports and Live Nation for negligence after suffering a near-fatal brain injury. Daniel Franco was forced into retirement after enduring a brain haemorrhage from a knockout punch in a June 2017 fight; a fight he says he was not well enough to participate in at the time. The lawsuit claims that Franco...

Watch Jay-Z perform ‘Frontin” and more with Pharrell at guest-heavy festival show

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Jay-Z made a surprise appearance during Pharrell's Something in the Water festival headline set last night. Check out footage and images below. The N.E.R.D singer founded the Virginia Beach three-day event, which saw him take to the stage under the banner of 'Pharrell & Friends' last night (April 27). Ahead of the show, the likes of Travis Scott, Mac DeMarco,...

Watch Jay-Z bring out Nas, Cam’ron and pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle at B-Sides 2 show

Jay-Z last night (April 26) reopened New York City's Webster Hall for his 'B-Sides 2' show that saw him bring out several guests and pay tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle. Read more: Nipsey Hussle, 1985-2019: a musician who gave a voice to the voiceless and changed the face of indie rap Jay-Z's 'B-Sides 2' show was the first performance at the concert...

Nas’ Jay-Z diss record ‘Ether’ originally featured lyrics about Aaliyah’s fatal plane crash

Nas' classic diss record 'Ether' originally featured lyrics about Aaliyah's fatal 2001 plane crash, according to a longtime collaborator of the Queensbridge MC. Released in December 2001, Nas' 'Ether' shook up the rap world. Aimed at then rival Jay-Z as a direct response to his diss record 'Takeover', according to producer Large Professor there was an earlier version of 'Ether'...

Beyoncé and Jay-Z honoured at GLAAD Media Awards

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z were among the high-profile names to be honoured at last night's GLAAD Media Awards. The superstar pair were honoured during the organisation's 30th annual awards, which "recognises and honours media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives". Beyoncé and Jay-Z were...