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Billboard won’t count Jay-Z-Samsung 1M downloads

June 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK Jay-Z’s got 99 problems and the Billboard chart is one. Billboard said Friday it will not include the 1 million album downloads Jay-Z is giving to Galaxy mobile phone users through a deal with Samsung. Continue Reading

Jay-Z composing original score for ‘The Great Gatsby’

January 2, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

If you liked the music in the trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” you’ll be happy to hear Jay-Z isn’t just lending a few of his songs to the soundtrack, he’s composing the upcoming film’s entire original score. Continue Reading

Album Review: ‘Watch The Throne”

August 18, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

After years of working with one another, it should come as no surprise that the two biggest names in hip-hop in the past decade (whom also worked with one another on certain songs) would join forces in creating a hip-hop super duo: Jay-Z and Kanye West. Continue Reading