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Fat Joe Ends Beef With Jay Z, Signs With Roc Nation

With their previous work together on the hit single, All The Way Up, Jay Z and Fat Joe have just come together and added Joe under the roster of Roc Nation artists! His upcoming album Plata O Plomo with Remy Ma will be the first album he releases under Roc. Joe and Remy are also nominated for two Grammy’s for their All The Way Up single! 2017 is looking like a great year for Joe so far! With an album coming out February 10, two grammy nominations, and now a management deal with Roc Nation, this year is turning out to be pretty lit for him. In an interview with AllHipHop, Joe says, “I’ve always been a big fan of Jay Z and an admirer of his music and what he’s done as a businessman, it was always on my bucket list to work with him.”

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Jay-Z and Timbaland Request Copyright Lawsuit Appeal To Be Terminated

In October 2015, Jay-Z and Timbaland were facing a copyright infringement lawsuit against their hit song Big Pimpin’ accused of being sampled from Egyptian artist Baligh Hamdi’s song Khosara Khosara. Hamdi’s nephew, Osama Ahmed Fahmy suggested that the artists illegally stole and used his uncle’s song for Big Pimpin’ and has now filed an appeal of the ruling. David Steinberg, a lawyer for Jay-Z and Timbaland, told New York Times, “my clients have been vindicated in their position that they have every right to exploit ‘Big Pimpin’ wherever they choose, including in records, films, and concerts.” He also claims that Fahmy is attempting to use copyright laws that don’t exist for his argument. Timbaland and Jay-Z’s team are asking the judge of this case to dismiss it completely in support of the original verdict.

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NEW MUSIC: Pusha T ft Jay Z — Drug Dealers Anonymous

Pusha T and Jay Z team up for “Drug Dealers Anonymous”.This is the lead single off Pusha’s upcoming album, King Push.

The track features a sample of Tomi Lahren calling out Jay Z in a rant criticizing Beyoncé: “Your husband was a drug dealer,” she said. “For 14 years he sold crack cocaine.” Jay, owns the diss in a verse that ends with the ridiculous boast…

“Life made me ambidextrous / Countin’ with my right, whipping white with my left wrist / Damn Daniel / FBI keep bringing them all white vans through.”

https://soundcloud.com/nodrumzofficial/pusha-t-ft-jay-z-drug-dealers-anonymous

@kingvashti

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Forbes Lists Top 5 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

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Today, Forbes releases “The Forbes Five” list, which consists of the top five wealthiest artists in hip-hop in the game right now.

Seems like every year, the same classic hip hop artist consistantly take the top spots: P. Diddy ($750 million), Dr. Dre ($710 million) and Jay Z ($610 million).

This year, to our surprise, Drake landed in at No. 5, at an estimated net worth of $60 million dollars. According to Forbes, Drakes deals with Sprite, Apple Music and the Toronto Raptors, and his growing OVO Sound label are what helped increase his income over the last year.

Last year’s list had 50 Cent in the top 5, but due to him declaring bankruptcy, I don’t see him landing anywhere near the top of the list again.

Although his value has dropped $30 million due to owing money to his artist, Birdman is still in the top five landing at No. 4, $110 million. Forbes attributes the drop of value to “turmoil in his empire,” including reportedly owing Young Money signees (Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga) a bunch of money and beef with Lil Wayne.

1 Diddy ($750M)
2 Dr. Dre ($710M)
3 JAY Z ($610M)
4 Birdman ($110M)
5 Drake ($60M)

Check out the full list a on Forbes.

@kingvashti

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Hov In Wraps To Buy Legendary NYC Radio Station Hot 97

According to MediaTakeOut.com Hip Hop mogul Jay Z is currently in the works to buy legendary hip hop station Hot 97. Last week Dj Funkmaster Flex called out Jay Z, even taking a jab to his website Life + Times….Jay’s response? There hasn’t been one, but buying Dj Funkmster Flex’s employer might just be a slap in the face to the legendary DJ.

According to MediaTakeOut.com:

“According to a ROCK SOLID SOURCE – Shawn “Jay Z” Carter along with a group of investors that includes NY Knicks star Carmelo Anthony are currently NEGOTIATING TO BUY Hot 97 radio station. Talks are still early, but we’re told that both sides have HIRED LAWYERS and INVESTMENT BANKERS – and are serious in getting a deal done”.

Is this the reason Funkmaster has been slandering Hov for the past couple of days? Who knows, but we’ll find out shortly.

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@amalia_monroy

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Jay Z Expresses His Attitude Towards Hip Hop’s Roll In Racism

Oprah’s OWN Network will be subjected to civil rights and racism conversation all through the month of January, and veteran rapper Jay Z decided to join in on the conversation.  He has a very interesting perception, and even snubs (maybe, you make the call?) west coast legend Snoop Dogg on his influence.  Watch the montage below.

I think that Hip Hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons and I say, save Martin Luther King because his dream speech we realized when President Obama got elected. This music didn’t only influence kids from urban areas. It influenced people around the world. Racism is taught in the home. I truly believe that racism is taught when you’re young. So, it’s very difficult to teach racism when your kid looks up to Snoop Doggy Dogg. If you look at clubs and you look at how integrated they have become. Before people partied in separate clubs — there were Hip Hop clubs and there were techno clubs — now, people party together and once you have people partying, dancing and singing along to the same music, then conversations naturally happen after that. Within conversations, we all realize that we’re more alike than we’re separate.

@amalia_monroy

 

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Ice T Discusses Jay Z Using His “99 Problems” Song

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Ice T says a Southern Rap pioneer originated the idea Jay Z used for the concept of his 2003 single “99 Problems.”

“Brother Marquis from 2 Live Crew, he made the hook,” Ice T says of his own “99 Problems” song, which appeared on the Los Angeles rapper’s 1993 album, Home Invasion, during interview withradio.com. “We were talking about ‘Whoomp! There It Is!’ [by Tag Team] which was a big hit, and he said, ‘Man, all the days when I was in Magic City and the girls would bend over and the DJs would say, “Whoomp! There it is!” It was the phrase that pays!’ And then out of nowhere he said, ‘Man, I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain’t one!’ I said, ‘That’s a song [title]!’ So I made the song and called him to do a verse on it. [Years later], Chris Rock heard the song, and told Rick Rubin that Jay Z should remake it. They paid for the publishing and they made the song.”

Jay Z’s “99 Problems” was released a single on his 2003 album, The Black Album.

“Why Jay Z never said, ‘This is Ice-T’s song,’ and showed me some love, I don’t know,” Ice T says. “I’m friends with Jay. I met him with Big Daddy Kane. I would have handled the situation differently. If I use your music, I want to let people know. You hear my song ‘Shut Up, Be Happy,’ that’s Black Sabbath in the background. I think that being a real life player, there’s nothing you like better than to give props with other people. That’s just what you should do. But you know, that’s how I get down.”

CC: hiphopdx.com

 

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