TAG: Jay-Z

Smack / Sep 15, 2013 / 11:26 pm

Beyonce & Jay-Z Perform At LeBron’s Wedding

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. David Alvarez)

It must be fun being a celebrity. Beyonce and Jay-Z, hip-hop’s power couple, turned in a performance this weekend as LeBron James married Savannah Brinson, according to Radar Online. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 4, 2013 / 10:00 am

Jay-Z Sells Nets Share To Coach Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd (photo. Instagram/brooklynnets)

The Nets ownership stake Jay-Z bought in for was largely ceremonial. It’s not that .067 percent of the new Brooklyn Nets wasn’t expensive, it cost 500K, it’s that it was dwarfed by the Russian tycoon, Mikhail Prokhorov and the 80 percent majority share he bought in 2008. Now Jay’s fractional ownership stake has passed on to the coach of the team, Jason Kidd. The New York Post reports that HOVA sold his stake to Kidd, conflict of interest be damned. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 13, 2013 / 6:32 pm

The 2013 NBA Rookie Mix-Tape: Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Drake, A$AP Rocky & More

NBA Rookies eating lunch (photo. Instagram/NBA)

NBA Rookies eating lunch (photo. Instagram/NBA)

We had a chance to speak with some of the newest players in the NBA last week during the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot as part of the four-day Rookie Transition Program that wrapped last Friday. While we enjoyed some of the high-jinks during the all-day affair, we also had to talk over a thrumming bass line as hip hop blared in the background for most of the day.

The loud setting plus the incredible lyrical moment from Kendrick Lamar during the debut of the Big Sean track, “Control” last night — featuring a K. Dot verse where he goes after most of his peers in the rap game — synthesized around our rookie mix. Read More »

instagram / Aug 11, 2013 / 5:13 pm

Best of NBA Instagram: Kevin Durant, Chris Paul & Jeff Green At Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake Show

Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Chris Paul (photo. Instagram/blackassassin10)

The Fortune 500 emcee from Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects, Jay-Z — with opening act Justin Timberlake — rocked Fenway Park in Boston last night, and a few NBA players from different teams took in the show together. The Celtics’ Jeff Green, his former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant, and Clippers point God Chris Paul all got together at the sold out show, and Instagram has the pics. Read More »

Smack / Jul 25, 2013 / 5:01 pm

Jay-Z Says Drake Is “Definitely” The Kobe Bryant Of Rap


Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)

In a recent interview with Elliott Wilson of Rap Radar, Jay-Z went in-depth on dealing with the competition within the music world, the Trayvon Martin verdict, and even his perspective on parenting. But his appreciation for fellow worldwide superstar Drake, and his talents as the next guy in line within hip-hop, stood out. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 16, 2013 / 9:46 pm

Jay-Z x Samsung “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Commercial

jay-z magna carta holy grail

In case you missed it as Game 5 went to the half, here is the Jay-Z commercial that mesmerized the world. The video shows Jay in the studio with luminaries like Pharrell, Swizz Beatz and Rick Rubin working on his new album and announcing its release date. Read More »

Smack / Jun 8, 2013 / 2:21 pm

Kevin Durant Leaves Agent; Could Be Teaming Up With Jay-Z

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

USA Today reports that Kevin Durant will no longer be working with agent Rob Pelinka. The two sides cut ties, according to a source speaking on the condition of anonymity. Read More »

instagram, Style - Kicks and Gear, WNBA / May 19, 2013 / 8:04 pm

Jay-Z Surprised Skylar Diggins With a Brand New Mercedes (Photo)

Skylar Diggins

Skylar Diggins (photo. @skydigg4)

Life is good when you’re part of the Roc Nation Agency Family. Remember a few weeks back when we told you that Jay-Z signed Skylar Diggins as one of his first clients for his new sports agency?

Apparently, being one of Jay’s clients comes with perks. Check out Skylar’s new gift: Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 9, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Hip-Hop Star Kid Ink Talks Kobe Bryant & Jay-Z’s Greatest Basketball Punchline

Kid Ink

Kid Ink

Everyone needs a little help, right? Michael had Scottie. Kobe had Shaq. Michael Jackson had The Jackson 5. LeBron needed D-Wade. Virtually everybody needs a helping hand to withstand the rigorous tremors on the road of life. But thus far in his young career, Kid Ink has established himself as a reputable independent artist with little to no help. Read More »

Smack / Apr 26, 2013 / 12:45 am

Ray Allen Breaks Another Record; The Greatest Shooting Display On YouTube; Skylar Diggins & Jay-Z Team Up

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

If you ask Brandon Jennings, he probably still thinks Milwaukee is winning in seven games. Everyone else? They know this series is over, especially after the Heat’s predictable shutdown second half in their 104-91 win to take a 3-0 lead. LeBron scored 22, Dwyane Wade had one of the oddest statlines (1-for-12 shooting, four points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, five steals and two blocks) you’ll ever see, and Ray Allen came off the pine smoking. Read More »