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Hip hop Music mogul Jay Z has just inked a ten year $200 million deal with Live Nation. The deal includes worldwide touring, and will see Live Nation producing and promoting Jay Z concerts, including festival type events like his annual Made in America show.
It also suggests Hov will be performing live until he’s 57 years old. Jay seemed pleased with the deal.

“Over 9 years, we have traveled the world producing historic music experiences,” Jay Z said in a statement. “This renewed partnership is a testament to our longstanding relationship and the talented individuals at Live Nation. For the next 10 years, we will continue redefining the live event landscape.”

Live Nation’s president and chief executive officer Michael Rapino also weighed in.

“Jay Z is one of the world’s preeminent touring artists,” Rapino said. “This strengthens the creative and business partnership of someone that continues to expand his touring base and reach.”

Forbes announced their annual list of richest Hip Hop moguls. Jay Z was number two with a $810 million net worth, only trailing number one Diddy by $10 million.

This deal would appear to catapult him into the top spot and make him rap’s first billion dollar man.


Diddy Is Forbes’ “Cash King” For the 7th Time in A Row

Forbes Top Five Richest Hiphop Artists
Forbes Top Five Richest Hiphop Artists

Forbes has released its annual list of the five wealthiest hip hop artists on the planet. The top 5 artists haven’t changed from last year’s list, though Jay Z has supplanted Dr. Dre in the #2 spot. Diddy and Hov are neck and neck in the race for rap’s first billionaire.
Forbes explained their methodology:

“In order to complete the Forbes Five list, we follow the same procedures used to calculate our list of the world’s billionaires: looking at past earnings, valuing current holdings, leafing through financial documents and talking to analysts, attorneys, managers, other industry players and even some of the moguls themselves to find the details.”

Hip-Hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has topped Forbes’ list of the five richest rappers in the world for a seventh year in a row.
The 47-year-old is worth an estimated $820 million thanks to his investments and lucrative deals with Diageo’s Ciroc, TV network Revolt, alkaline water brand Aquahydrate, and tequila firm DeLeon.
Jay Z follows closely behind with an estimated net worth of $810 million, thanks in part to his ownership of streaming service Tidal, Roc Nation entertainment company, and Armand de Brignac champagne.
Dr. Dre takes the third spot with $740 million, while Bryan “Birdman” Williams comes in a distant fourth with $110 million.

Drake is fifth with $90 million

So there you have it. The top 5 shot callers in hip hop. 

1. Diddy ($820 million)
2. Jay Z ($810 million)
3. Dr. Dre ($740 million)
4. Birdman ($110 million)
5. Drake ($90 million)

Wizkid, Tiwa Savage To Join Jay Z On “Made In America Music” Tour

Wizkid, Tiwa Savage To Join Jay Z On Made In America Music Tour
Wizkid, Tiwa Savage To Join Jay Z On Made In America Music Tour

American hip-hop superstar and mogul Jay-Z will be embarking on a music tour tagged “Made In America”.

The “Made In America” music tour will feature some of Africa’s brightest music acts. On the list of participating acts will be Mavin records Tiwa Savage who is also managed by Roc Nation.
Also on the line up of artistes are Wizkid, fellow starboy music act Maleek Berry and British Grime star Stormzy.
The music event will happen on the 2 – 3 September 2017 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.
American A-list artistes like J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, Migos, Solange, 21 Savage etc.

Lil Wayne, Now A Member Of Jay-Z’s ROC Nation

Lil Wayne, Now A Member Of Jay-Z’s ROC Nation
Lil Wayne, Now A Member Of Jay-Z’s ROC Nation

American hip hop recording artist and author, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., known professionally as Lil Wayne, could be parting ways with his long time label, Cash Money Records seems to be true.

During a show at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, the Sucker For Pain crooner told the crowd that he’s a member of Roc Nation and also made the diamond sign just after making the announcement.

In his words;“Is it cool if I just say it? It’s the Roc. You know I’m a member of that team now”.

Word on the street is Lil Wayne has been in a ruthless legal battle with Cash Money over the rights to his still unreleased album Tha Carter V. Though Roc Nation hasn’t made any official announcement, it’s safe to assume that Birdman is losing his grip over Weezy’s career.
See clip below;

I don't even know where to start of how amazing the concert was last night!! #youngmoney #weezy #lilwayne #sru #rocnation

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50 Cent stopped by Phillys power 99fm and sat down with DJ Cosmic Kev and shed light on past situations. 

Kev asked 50 what if Jay Z jumped in the Ja beef. 50 said “If HOV Would Have Helped Ja Rule, I Would’ve Flamed Him too”. 

Watch full video below

New Music: Frank Ocean – Biking Feat. Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator

Download MP3: Frank Ocean - Biking Feat. Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator
Download Frank Ocean – Biking Feat. Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator
Frank Ocean surprised fans On Friday night when he came out of nowhere and shared a preview of an upcoming song with Jay Z & Tyler The Creator on his website titled “Biking,” which was reported to debut on the next episode of Frank’s Blonded Radio on Apple Music. But little did we know at the time that Frank had plans to air Blonded in the early hours of Saturday morning .

However, as expected, the new single was premiered during the end of Saturday morning’s episode, and alas it’s surfaced online. With Hov leading things off, take a listen to the surprise monster collab and let us know what you think!

Download Frank Ocean – Biking feat. Jay Z and Tyler The Creator (MP3)

Meet the ‘Yoruba’ man who was sampled on DJ Khaled’s new song

Meet the man who makes music inspired by Ifa, owns Yoruba Records, and has DJ Khaled sampling his music with Jay Z and Beyonce.

DJ Khaled’s new single, ‘Shining’, which features power couple – Jay Z and Beyonce – got its source material from a Yoruba-influenced man named Osunlade.

An American who hails from St. Louis, Missouri, Osunlade’s single ‘Dionne’, was sampled by DJ Khaled in the single. The track was released on the night of February 12, 2017, following the Grammy Awards (with the producer’s infant son Asahd on the cover art). The song is currently in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it currently occupies the 87 position.

But the entire melody of the song was sampled from Osunlade’s ‘Dionne’ single, which was released in 2013.

Osunlade discovered music early. Aged 7 years, he discovered the piano and the instrument crafted his purpose and destiny, and by the time he was 12, his interest in writing music has been born. Armed with that desire, her taught himself several instruments, studied further and created local bands.

In 1988, the 17-year old Osunlade, began his professional career during a visit to Hollywood. On that visit, he was discovered by choreographer/performer Toni “Mickey” Basil who offered him a role to develop musical pieces for several projects. One of those projects was the popular TV series, Sesame Street.

He later moved to Los Angeles, and kicked off his career. He was the producer for the first album of Interscope Records. On that project, he produced for Gerardo, who was his friend and also an actor/dancer.

With her encouragement he quickly moved to Los Angeles and began what would become a long history of music production. A few years later he would produce the very first album for the then independent Interscope Records.

The artist who owned the project was Gerardo, a long-time friend and aspiring actor/dancer. “Rico Suave” one of the very first Latin pop songs and novelty catch phrases to date was born. Now with a multi-platinum album and four gold singles to his name, it wasn’t long before he was afforded many opportunities to master his craft. That album became a multiplatinum album.

In 1999, he founded his record label – Yoruba Records – to create music for the elevation of the soul. In 2001 he released his debut album on the respected Soul Jazz Records label. “Paradigm” quickly became one of the biggest house albums that year and dubbed him the messiah of ancestral house music.

To date, he has 8 albums, and 7 mixed compilations. He is known for his legendary DJ sets, remixes and albums including several mix CDs.

Jay Z and Beyoncé new $200,000,000 home? (Photos)

See Jay Z and Beyoncé new $200,000,000 home (Photos)
See Jay Z and Beyoncé new $200,000,000 home (Photos)

Music power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé have just acquired a new home and its massive. It’s already said that it’s worth $200,000,000 and it’s the largest home in California. It’s also the third largest home in the United States. 

In early February, a source confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple is “actively looking for the perfect house for their expanding family” in Los Angeles. But could this Holmby Hills mansion be the one?

The pair reportedly had a secret viewing of the 57,000-square-foot, French chateau-style home. The house currently belongs to British Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone and her husband, billionaire businessman James Stunt, who purchased it for $85 million in the summer of 2011, according to W Magazine.

However, the estate is most famously associated with the late producer Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy, who built the palatial property in 1991. After her husband’s death in 2006, Candy listed the home for $150 million in March 2009, but not before sharing photos of the spectacular interiors, which she helped decorate. Some of the estate’s most outstanding features include a bowling alley, wine cellar, three gift-wrapping rooms, library, gym, doll room, screening room and humidity-controlled silver storage room.

“This house is the equivalent of a mid-sized hotel,” Spelling told PEOPLE. “It’s a lot of work. At the time of the sale it was the largest home in Los Angeles County. She added, “I have wonderful memories here, but I feel like it’s a new chapter in my life — and it’s just me in this big house!”

The Carters are also looking to start a new chapter. Over the past two years, they’ve been spending more time in Los Angeles rather than their long-time home in New York City. And, according to another source, the family is looking to make the move more permanent.

Beyoncé and Jay Z seem serious about living in L.A. full time,” the insider said, adding that the parents are currently touring private kindergartens for Blue, 5, in Los Angeles. “When Beyonce and Jay Z are not working, they live a very quiet life in L.A. They seem to prefer private gatherings to public outings.” The expectation of their new twins, announced via a record-breaking Instagram post no doubt has the family wanting to settle in and nest more than ever.

See photos below 

Download MP3: DJ Khaled – Shining Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z

Download MP3: DJ Khaled – Shining Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z
Download MP3: DJ Khaled – Shining Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z

It’s another one!!!! 

DJ Khaled drops a new track “Shining” as the Grammy awards closed out. Featuring Jay Z and Beyonce, “Shining” is already a historical moment.

Although Beyonce and DJ Khaled both didn’t win the key awards they were gunning for tonight, it’s clear that both are Grateful for what they have anyhow. Grateful is the name of DJ Khaled’s next album. This is Beyonce’s first collaboration with Khaled, and Jay Z’s first since “I Got The Keys” off of Major Key.

Listen to Shining below

Download DJ Khaled – Shining Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z (MP3)

Beyonce Shows Off Baby Bump & Is Expecting Twins

Beyonce Just Broke Internet Again; Shows Off Baby Bump & Is Expecting Twins
Beyonce Just Broke Internet Again; Shows Off Baby Bump & Is Expecting Twins
The Queen Bey is about to be a mother to twins!!! 

American singer, songwriter and actress, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is pregnant with twins.

The Halo singer who is currently heavy, shared news that The Carter family is going to be increased by two via an Instapost;

We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters

Beyoncé and her hubby, hip-hop demi-god, Jay-Z had in January 7, 2012 welcomed their first bundle of joy, Blue Ivy Carter who I currently 5 years old.