Latest Jay-Z News

With "Eve," Rapsody gains traction in the best rapper debate

Sep. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a time-honored discussion that's likely to be heard in any barbershop or boardroom where rap fans converge. These...

AP source: Texans get Tunsil, Stills in trade with Dolphins

Aug. 31, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans continued a busy day of trades on Saturday by addressing a glaring need to upgrade their offensive line by acquiring left tackle Laremy Tunsil from the Miami Dolphins in a deal which also netted them receiver Kenny Stills, a person familiar with the deal tells The...

Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor named NFL Inspire Change advocates

Aug. 30, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor are helping kick off the new social change partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z before the season-opening game in Chicago next week. The NFL and Roc Nation announced Friday that Mill, Trainor and Rapsody will perform in a free pregame concert Sept. 5 in...

Now free from legal limbo, Meek Mill eyes prison reform

Aug. 27, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge Tuesday in a deal that resolves a 2007 arrest that has kept him on probation or in prison for most of his adult life. The negotiated plea comes after an appeals court threw out his conviction last month over doubts about the...

Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist

Aug. 24, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow." Barack Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. They include Drake's "Too...

Dolphins' Flores says he supports player protest movement

Aug. 23, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he supports the NFL player protest movement and receiver Kenny Stills' involvement, but wants him to play better. "Everything these guys protest, I've lived it, I've experienced it," said an impassioned Flores, who is the son of immigrants...

Was Dolphins coach sending a message via Jay-Z songs?

Aug. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' latest featured musical artist at practice: Jay-Z. The team's sound system played more than half a dozen songs by the rapper at the start of practice Tuesday, one day after receiver Kenny Stills objected to recent comments from Jay-Z about social activism by current...

Dolphins' Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

Aug. 19, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the...

Allen, Johnson lead Bills past Newton-less Panthers 27-14

Aug. 16, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After winning the coin toss, Josh Allen quickly asked for the ball. He was eager and ready to go — and it showed. Allen shook off some first-game jitters and completed 9 of 11 passes for 102 yards and led two scoring drives, Kevin Johnson returned an interception 71 yards for...

With glut of festivals, hard to match Woodstock magic

Aug. 16, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after Woodstock, the mystical and messy event that gave birth to a myriad of musical festivals, the entertainment industry is diluted with festivals and events like it — some genre specific, some extremely diverse and others offering experiences in addition to music,...