Jay-Z

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER SIGNS DEAL WITH JAY-Z

PunchBowl Blog reports that rapper Tinchy Stryder has signed a deal with the “mighty J-Hova” himself Jay-Z. Via Punchbowl Blog Tinchy hinted on his Twitter that he was to meet the hip hop mogul at his show in Manchester on Monday night, and after finally meeting him for the first time, it has been confirmed the two have signed a big-bucks deal. Jay-Z’s “Roc Nation” has signed Tinchy’s management company in it’s first European venture. The new leg of the company will be []

DAMON DASH BLAMES HIS PAST FINANCIAL WOES ON THE RECESSION

Via Tale Tela Damon Dash blames the recession for his financial issues, according to YRB. Dash has said that because he is famous, his business was thrown open to the public and he believes his money problems were unfairly scrutinised in the press following the sale of his shares in Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear clothing. He said to YRB:  “I started to go through a lot of bad press all of a sudden. Like, the recession hit everybody, but me being a []

ESQUIRE MAGAZINE UK (MAY 2010): THE JAY-Z NAUSEATING LOVEFEST CONTINUES

[Thanks Mikey] Jay-Z is featured in the May 2010 issue of Esquire Magazine UK – “Jay-Z  Why He’s  The CEO Of Cool”, and TV/radio personality Jonathan Ross has written an article about the rapper. The British mainstream media’s obsession with Jay is just nauseating! You have BBC Radio personality Jo Whiley who I always associate with the Indie Rock scene,  fawning, cooing and wetting herself over Jay and now Jonathan’s his biggest fan. To some Jay-Z is now the acceptable face of []

PIC: DAMON DASH AND DAUGHTER OUT AND ABOUT

Former music mogul Damon Dash tipped off the paparazzi and arranged for them to take some photographs of him and his daughter out and about. Damon looks like a mere shadow of his former self. Via Rhymes With Snitch Click HERE to view more pics.

PIC: JAY-Z VISITS THE WHITE HOUSE

Click HERE to view more pics. Lucky Jay-Z visited The White House this week with mother-in-law Tina Knowles, wife Beyonce, singer Trey Songz and former music executive Kevin Liles. Jay recently told chat show host Jonathan Ross that he had been invited to The White House  before but had to keep declining those invitations because of his “busy schedule”. I see you finally managed to clear a space in your jam packed diary Jay, to visit your “good friend” the President. Well done! *rolls eyes* …………………………………………………………….. Doesn’t the President have any work to []

JAY-Z ‘CO-SIGNS’ JLS

The Jay-Z  “co-sign” is the only co-sign that matters these days within the topsy turvy world of music it seems….. According to down market tabloid rag The Sun, Jay-Z claims to have been impressed with boyband JLS’ performance at Tuesday’s Brit Awards ceremony. The rapper said, “I liked JLS, I watched them do their show. They’re a good band and remind me of ‘N Sync, a band who do the boy band thing well. “They put on a class performance and I think they will []

UK NEWS: JAY-Z INVOLVED IN ‘RACE ROW’ / RAPPER ALLEGEDLY BANS WHITE PEOPLE FROM ENTERING EVENT

Via Sify American rapper Jay-Z got himself involved in a race row when bouncers at his party after the BRIT music awards here “banned” white people from drinking with the star. The minders were spotted prohibiting clubbers including music industry executives, journalists and revellers from the private event because they were not “of colour”. Jay Z’s bizarre ruling has left top black celebs like Oritse Williams and Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon, 31, fuming, reports mirror.co.uk. “My friends have been getting knocked about []