Music

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The Next Move: A Conversation With J Cole at Harvard


Life is a professor know that bitch is gonna test ya, well, unless J. Cole is the substitute teacher that is. Today, Professor Cole stood in front of the student body to deliver his “The Next Move: A Conversation with J. Cole”, in which he spoke about his trial and error as an artist, his influences and more. Watch the lecture after the JUMP

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

PopTech! Young Guru on Piracy & Innovation


Revered as “The Sound of New York,” Young Guru has mixed 10 of Jay-Z’s albums and officially became Jay-Z’s tour D.J. in 2010. “When we study hip-hop we are actually studying the history of piracy. If we go back and study all piracy, we see that most things that were created in the world are a remix of something else.”

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Will.I.Am Covers Fortune Magazine


Adams, 37, is nominally Intel’s director of creative innovation. But that hasn’t involved appearing in television advertisements (or drawing a traditional salary). Adams’s job at the chipmaker — yes, he actually has a working badge for its Santa Clara, Calif., headquarters — is idea generator. He essentially holds an Intel fellowship to dream up long-term notions of what consumers might want 10, 20, 50 years from now. Intel futurist Brian David Johnson affectionately calls Adams “a real geek” and says they hash out ideas about once a month.

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People of 2012


Barbara Walters’s annual 10 most fascinating list always features an eclectic mix of captivating people – and this year is no different.

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

World’s Highest Paid Musicians of 2012


Hip-hop superproducer Dr. Dre leads the pack this year with $110 million, thanks largely to his Beats headphone line. He collected $100 million pretax when handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51% stake in the company last year, at the beginning of our scoring period; he and his partners later bought back half of what they sold.

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

GQ’s Men of the Year


It’s that magical time of year again: when GQ magazine celebrates a few good men — and one woman — from Hollywood and beyond. Take the JUMP for the list in pictures.

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Jay-Z: ‘I Got 99 Problems But Mitt Ain’t One’ at Obama Rally


President Barack Obama invited two huge names to perform for his final rally in Columbus, Ohio: Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z. Hov’s performance of “99 Problems” featured a few appropriate lyric changes — “I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one.”

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Jay-Z’s Brooklyn Nets Jerseys Up For Auction


Naturally to follow-up on eight straight Jay-Z performances at the newly opened Barclays Center, ten signed limited edition Nets jerseys worn by Hova himself have gone up for auction. Bearing the number 4 as well as “CARTER” printed across the back, this is a jersey that is not likely to see production. Proceeds will benefit the Shawn Carter Foundation, place your bids on the official NBA website.

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

The House That Hova Built


Having been in the spotlight for over 20 years, Jay-Z has been witness to a host of changes, not only in the rap game, but in society at large. Here he sits down with Zadie Smith to talk about life, hip-hop and the current state of America. The article can be found in its entirety here.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Forbes Cash Kings 2012: Hip-Hop’s Top 20 Earners


Forbes staff writer and author of Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Zack O’Malley Greenburg, breaks down this year’s Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. See the changes from last year.