Music

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

NiteCap with Peter Bailey: 2 Chainz


Peter Bailey shares a NiteCap with Atlanta rap superstar 2 Chainz at his album listening party for “B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time”, then heads to the studio where 2Chainz discusses his recent arrest, invoking a new soulful sound, advice from 50 Cent & his unwavering work ethic.

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The World’s Highest-Paid DJs


Just a few years removed from bagging groceries in Scotland, Calvin Harris is now the world’s highest-paid DJ. He leads a cast of musicians collecting six-figure nightly checks for performing at nightspots from Las Vegas to Ibiza—and for other business ventures once reserved only for rock, rap and pop royalty. Read on to see the rest of the 12 top earners of the booming Electronic Dance Music genre.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Jay Z on Real Time With Bill Maher


Jay Z was one of the guests on tonight’s Real Time With Bill Maher shortly before he premiered his video for “Picasso Baby” on HBO. Topics during his somewhat brief one-on-one interview session with Maher included his beef with singer and social activist Harry Belafonte, whom Jay said crossed the line when talking about Beyonce, fame and its potential pitfalls, and the possibility of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in seven years (which will be the 25th anniversary of the release of Reasonable Doubt).

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Businessweek: Most Rappers Are Lying About Their Money


From expensive clothes to gaudy chains and customized rides, wealth has always been a major talking point in the hip-hop community – especially in rap lyrics. As Jay-Z chides on Magna Carta… Holy Grail‘s “Versus” track, “The truth in my verses versus your metaphors about what your net worth is.” Thus, Businessweek recently launched an inside look into hip-hop’s “dubious tales of extraordinary wealth.” The results confirm Hov’s skepticism of rap’s tried-and-true rags-to-riches narrative – one in which Jay has taken part in the truest sense while others’ claims to a cache of prosperity are, in truth, mostly unrealized. Here, Businessweek hilariously ousts some of the industry’s worst offenders – and most “humble” lyricists – with a telling “Actual Wealth vs. Alleged Wealth” comparison.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

‘Fat Joe’ Sentenced for Tax Evasion


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former chart-topping rap star known as “Fat Joe” was sentenced to four months in prison Monday over his earlier admission that he failed to file federal income taxes for two years.

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

The Takeover | Kevin Durant to Sign with Roc Nation Sports


The deal isn’t done yet, but it appears to be in motion. Interestingly enough, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports here that, contrary to previous reports and this statement, Jay is yet to sell his stake in the Nets.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Singer Lauryn Hill Sentenced to 3 Months Behind Bars


Lauryn Hill has to pay almost $1 million in back taxes. The Associated Press reports Hill’s attorney claims she paid more than $970,000 to satisfy tax liabilities, but that didn’t stop a judge from also tacking on an additional three months house arrest. In a statement to the court, Hill said she meant to pay back the money but couldn’t because she left the music business to take care of her children.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Top Five List Of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Stars


Diddy ranks No. 1 on this year’s Forbes Five list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists, with an estimated net worth of $580 million. The bulk of the Bad Boy Records founder’s wealth comes from non-musical ventures, namely his deal with Diageo’s Ciroc. The agreement entitles him to eight-figure annual payouts and a nine-figure windfall if the brand is ever sold—and Ciroc’s value has never been higher. JUMP for the top 5.

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.”