Tag: Jay-Z

Swizz Beatz plays unreleased Nas, Jay Z, Jadakiss, and DMX Collab

Tonight in NYC, legendary Hip-Hop producers Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze participated in a “Battle of the Beats” live from the former’s studio. The battle was live streamed on both of the producer’s respective Instagram accounts, along with radio station Hot 97’s YouTube account.  When moderator Ebro Darden, a radio personality at Hot 97, announced that both producers had only… Read more →

Yo Gotti Signs to Roc Nation

Yo Gotti is making power moves. Moments ago via Instagram, the southern rapper announced a deal with Roc Nation, Jay Z’s record label. The news came alongside photos of the two celebrating the deal at Roc Nation’s offices: CMG x ROC NATION #ItsOfficial 💯 #WhiteOut 9️⃣ A photo posted by Yo Gotti (@yogottikom) on Dec 15, 2016 at 8:52am PST… Read more →

Kanye West Was Almost Dropped from Roc-A-Fella Records in 2004, Says Label Co-Founder

Kareem “Biggs” Burke, the man who co-founded legendary Hip-Hop label Roc-A-Fella Records alongside Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Damon Dash, recently sat down with Elliot Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller for their Rap Radar Podcast to promote his Fourth Of November clothing line and drop some classic anecdotes from his glory days. Just before the 43-minute mark, Biggs revealed that there… Read more →

Belly Signs to Roc Nation

It’s been a long time coming for Canadian rapper Belly. From singles with Snoop Dogg and Juicy J, to features on Danny Fernandez songs, to videos on Much Music and perhaps most notably, affiliations with The Weeknd’s XO brand/label, the rapper has always shown great potential to his nation yet never quite had his chance to truly shine. However, it… Read more →

Interview: Tech N9ne Talks “Strangeulation II”, Gives Update on Returned Eminem Verse

To date, our most popular interview was when we spoke to the Independent King himself, Tech N9ne, during his tour stop in Montreal last year. During the interview, Tech announced that TDE’s Jay Rock had parted ways with his Strange Music label, along with potential collaborations with Corey Taylor, Excision and Eminem, all of which he got for his most… Read more →