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  • Kanye West's 'Yeezus' lands at No. 1 on Billboard chart

    Kanye West's 'Yeezus' lands at No. 1 on Billboard chart
    Kanye West this week landed in a very familiar place: on top of the Billboard charts. West’s polarizing but critically acclaimed sixth album, “Yeezus,” took the No. 1 spot after it moved 327,000 copies in its first week, according to...
  • J. Cole rides into BET Experience a 'Born Sinner,' proven rapper

    J. Cole rides into BET Experience a 'Born Sinner,' proven rapper
    Rapper J. Cole didn't attract much attention during a recent photo shoot at an upscale Beverly Hills hotel. He had no entourage (a rarity by hip-hop standards) and appeared unassuming in a plain T-shirt and jeans. The only clear spoil of fame? A...
  • Ranking Jay-Z's power

    Ranking Jay-Z's power
    Jay-Z has been on top for so long that sometimes it’s hard to remember where he began. The rapper, who grew up in New York’s Marcy projects, started from the bottom and now he’s chilling with the President. Some people say the Jigga Man...
  • Jay-Z reveals 'Magna Carta' art next to the actual Magna Carta

    Jay-Z reveals 'Magna Carta' art next to the actual Magna Carta
    We're not sure where Kanye West and Jay-Z's duel of self-mythologizing will end up -- perhaps with a "Yeezus" sequel titled "I Am Cthulhu"?  But Jay-Z has escalated matters with his newest promotional gambit. His new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," has...
  • First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

    First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
    Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...
  • Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts

    Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts
    It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford." "I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
  • Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

     Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
    ** 1/2 (out of 4) Jay-Z has been rapping about having a lot of money for a long time: "Without rap, I was crazy straight/partner, I'm still spending money from '88" he spat on "Dead Presidents II" in 1996. Back then, though, there was a populist tilt...
  • Beyonce: A few reasons we're gaga for this pop star

    Beyonce: A few reasons we're gaga for this pop star
    Beyonce will perform two concerts here this week, both sold out (while, when last we checked, next week’s show in her hometown, Houston, was not). This makes perfect sense — Mrs. Carter was made for South Florida. It takes a certain brand of...
  • Jay-Z takes to Twitter, offers fans advice on life, music, cereal

    Even though the coverage seems to have gone on for years, a mere five days have passed since users of a particular brand of smartphone (and anybody willing to illegally download music) first heard “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” the 12th solo...
  • Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta ... Holy Grail'

    Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta ... Holy Grail'
    2 stars (out of 4) Jay-Z is one of those MC’s so gifted he often sounds like he’s tossing off his best lines as afterthoughts, the epitome of New York City cool. But that casual air has now given way to name-checking and product-plugging....
  • Jack White's Third Man Records to issue Jay-Z vinyl

    Jack White's Third Man Records to issue Jay-Z vinyl
    Jay-Z drew both praise and scorn last week by unveiling his latest studio album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," through an exclusive smartphone app. Music industry pundits hailed the Brooklyn rapper's business acumen; listeners complained about the app's...