Jay Z – Black Gangster (Unreleased Version)

Written by Nigel D. / 11.16.15

DJ Absolut releases the unreleased version of “Black Gangster.”

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Irv Gotti Speaks On The Success Of Jay Z’s Vol. 2 & How Murder Inc Could Have Responded To 50 Cent

Written by Nigel D. / 11.11.15

Irv Gotti speaks on how Murder Inc should have responded to 50 Cent. Below Irv Gotti speaks on what made Jay Z’s “Hard Knock Life Vol. 2” a major success back in the 90’s.

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Jay Z’s “Big Pimpin” Sample Case Has Been Dismissed

Written by Nigel D. / 10.21.15

Jay Z was sued over a sample in his 1999 hit, “Big Pimpin.” The song used a sample from a 1957 song entitled “Khosara Khosara.” The family of the Egyptian composer claim Jay Z and Timbaland did not have the rights to use the flute sounds from the song. Both artists claimed they thought they had the right to use the sample. Timbaland paid $100k to EMI Music Arabia in 2001 to to have the legal right to use the sample. The family of the composer plan on appealing.

Upon learning that flute melody in the track was a sample, attorneys for the rappers contend that they obtained the rights from EMI Music Arabia for $100,000 to play the song everywhere except in Egypt.

“I said, ‘OK, let’s pay 100 grand, we free and clear,” Timbaland recounted to the jury Wednesday. “Legal told me me, ‘100 grand and you’re clear.’”

Fahmy contends that only he or other heirs can issue a license, and that under Egyptian law, they can refuse to permit the use of a composition in a manner deemed objectionable, regardless of whether they had previously given up economic rights to the song.
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Jay Z Speaks On Brooklyn, Tidal And More On Jimmy Kimmel

Written by Nigel D. / 10.21.15

Jay Z talks about the old Brooklyn, gives his pick for the best pizza in the city and reveals how Beyoncé likes her pizza.

Check out Jay Z’s interview with Jimmy Kimmel along with his performance for “Empire State Of Mind” at Tidal X 10:20.
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Jay Z Will Be Joined By Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj & More At The Tidal X:1020 Concert

Written by Nigel D. / 09.30.15


TIDAL users can purchase tickets starting at 12pm EST by logging into their TIDAL account, through the TIDAL.com, the desktop or mobile app. General on sale for the public is Friday, October 2, 2015.

One hundred percent of ticket proceeds will benefit nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing positive community relations and effecting systemic change for the development and sustainability of just societies, this inaugural event’s philanthropic focus. All funds collected from ticket proceeds and donations will be administered by New World Foundation on behalf of TIDAL.

Jay Z and Tidal will celebrate getting a million subscribers with a huge concert in Brooklyn. Jay Z, Beyonce, Lil Wanye, Prince, T.I., Fabolous and more will perform at the Barclays Center October 20th. Proceeds from the show will go to the New World Foundation charity. The show will be live streamed for everyone to see. Tickets range from $74 to $250.

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Jay Z Plans To Celebrate Tidal Having Over A Million Subscribers October 20th

Written by Nigel D. / 09.29.15

How do you think Jay Z plans on celebrating?

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Video: J. Cole Brings Out Jay Z In Fayetteville For The #ForestHillsDrive Tour

Written by Nigel D. / 08.30.15

J. Cole had to end his hugely successful “Forest Hills Drive” tour with a bang. Not only did he bring out Drake, but Hov also touched the stage in front of his hometown of Fayetteville.

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