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Jay-Z and Kid Cudi Tease New Song in ‘The Harder They Fall’ Movie

[ad_1] Jay-Z and Kid Cudi have joined forces for a new track that was recently teased in the trailer of a new Netflix film.On Tuesday (Sept. 28), the membership-based entertainment streaming platform shared a snippet of the new movie, The Harder They Fall, starring Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Deon Cole and more, via YouTube, which contains a short clip of Jigga and Cudder's new record.The song, which has a title that doesn't appear to have been made public knowledge yet, plays during the second half of the movie trailer, and Cudi can be heard rapping: "My guns go bang/I can make a gun go bang.""Horses on the...

Jay-Z and Beyoncé Star Beside Basquiat Painting in New Tiffany Ad

[ad_1] Jay-Z and Beyoncé look radiant in a new commercial for jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co., but it’s a never-before-seen Jean-Michel Basquiat painting that’s garnering the most attention.In the new ad, titled “About Love,” which surfaced on Sunday evening (Aug. 22) across social media after Bey posted the image to her Instagram, the Carters are looking blissfully in love. Hov, dressed in a black tuxedo, styled by June Ambrose, is filming (with a Super 8 camera) his wife, who is elegantly dressed in an all-black dress and evening gloves, put together by Marni Senofonte. Around Bey’s neck is a massive $30 million Tiffany & Co. yellow diamond necklace. But in the background is a rare...

Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Most Essential Collaborations

[ad_1] Kanye West and Jay-Z collaborations breathe life into the cartoon two-headed goat meme that has taken over social media over the years. Twenty years ago, a young ’Ye, fresh off the train from Chicago with a Hamilton in his pocket, pulled up to a studio session to play beats for Beanie Sigel on Sigel's birthday. Kanye told MTV in 2002 that it was Hov who stuck around after Sigel left to celebrate his birthday and heard the rest of the beat pack. Jigga’s attention was snatched by what would become the Brooklyn rapper's songs “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)” and “Never Change.” That moment marked the day Yeezy secured a stack of...

Is Jay-Z Teasing Watch the Throne II on Kanye West’s New Song?

[ad_1] Kanye West pulled yet another pump fake at midnight today (July 23) after announcing the release of his long-awaited album, Donda, which failed to arrive. ’Ye even went as far as holding a several tens of thousand-person listening event, streamed via Apple Music, for the project in Atlanta, further insinuating that his LP would drop. However, although there's no offering from Kanye just yet, the conversation has shifted a bit after Yeezy previewed a new track he has with Jay-Z, in which Hov teased a potential follow-up to their 2011 LP, Watch the Throne.Kanye packed ATL's Mercedes Benz Stadium to the brim last night to give a public preview of his album. Among...

Rappers’ Courtside Connections to NBA Teams

[ad_1] Basketball and hip-hop have a long, storied history, as both were molded by Black culture and built upon by Black people. Couple that with many rappers having hoop dreams themselves, growing up playing the game and being fans of NBA players, and the marriage has continued on for decades. From Kurtis Blow's classic 1984 single "Basketball," to Porky Pig rapping in the LeBron James-helmed sports film Space Jam: A New Legacy, rappers and basketball players have a mutual respect for each other. As the 2021 NBA Finals come to a close, XXL highlights some rapper and NBA franchise relationships over the years, from part-owners to super fans.Drake and Jay-Z are the biggest modern-era rappers...

Jay-Z Refuses to Sign Fan’s Baseball – ‘I Don’t Play Baseball’

[ad_1] Jay-Z has plenty of hits and admittedly pitched some white in his day, but the world-famous rap star is clearly no baseball player. One person recently learned the hard way when the Roc Nation head refused to autograph her baseball.On Friday (July 9), video surfaced of Hov exiting a building in New York City to a handful of awaiting fans who were hoping to get items signed. Jay quietly obliged the supporters, signing the covers of several vinyl records. As Jay went to get in his awaiting ride, an older-looking woman in the group who already got a record signed decided to pull out a baseball and ask the rapper to...

Trick Daddy Disses Jay-Z, Says Beyonce Can’t Sing

[ad_1] Trick Daddy is getting stung by the Beyhive for comments he made about Jay-Z and Beyoncé.According to Newsweek on Wednesday (June 22), Trick Daddy, during a Clubhouse chat this week, said that Bey can’t sing and that her husband, Jay, is not the greatest rapper alive. Clubhouse is an invite-only audio app that features different rooms that people can join to have open dialogue. Rappers and celebrities often join the conversations as well."Beyoncé ain't trying to give back to music, and Beyoncé don't write music," he says before adding, "Beyoncé can't sing."The Miami rapper-turned-radio personality also claimed that his godmother gave Bey vocal lessons throughout the singer's career. He then declares, "I'mma...

Roc-A-Fella Records Sues Dame Dash Over NFT

[ad_1] Lawyers for Roc-A-Fella Records are suing Dame Dash, blocking his attempt to sell Jay-Z's debut album Reasonable Doubt as an NFT.Dame finds himself on the wrong end of a lawsuit levied by lawyers of the record label he helped co-found, XXL has confirmed on Saturday (June 19). The label's lawyer, Alex Spiro, has filed a suit accusing Dame of trying to mint the critically acclaimed LP as an NFT (non-fungible token) and auction it off for top dollar. The suit claims Dame has no right to do this, as the album is owned by Roc-A-Fella Records.The court-filing claims Dame already set up an auction to sell the album that has since...

Jay-Z Sues Reasonable Doubt Photographer for Exploitation

[ad_1] Over two decades ago, Jay-Z hired New York City-based photographer Jonathan Mannion to shoot the cover for his debut album, Reasonable Doubt, back in 1996. Fast-forward 25 years, and Hov is suing Mannion for exploitation stemming from images from that same photoshoot.According to a report via TMZ on Tuesday (June 15), the Roc Nation boss is suing Jonathan Mannion and his company, Jonathan Mannion Photography, LLC, over claims that Mannion is utilizing Jigga's name and image without his permission. Jay has also accused the famed photographer of having the rapper's name all over his website and selling images of Hov for thousands of dollars.Additionally, Jay-Z reportedly claims that he never gave Mannion permission to use his...

Jay-Z Reveals Rappers Thanked Him for Saving Their Relationships

[ad_1] Jay-Z divulged a great deal of his personal life on his 2017 effort, 4:44. So much that Hov says other rappers have thanked him for saving their relationships, seemingly referring to the transparency he displayed about his marriage to Beyoncé.During a recent episode of NBA star LeBron James' HBO series, The Shop: Uninterrupted, which aired on May 31 and also features Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny and WNBA player Nneka Ogwumike, Jigga spoke on his Grammy Award-nominated album and the impact it had on other rhymers.Jay explains: "The things that I've been through and all the like, healing...