Jay-Z

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Jay-Z’s bitcoin school met with skepticism in his former housing project: ‘I don’t have money to be losing’
The hip-hop mogul loves to rap about his roots in Brooklyn’s Marcy housing projects. But classes in cryptocurrency show the billionaire is out of touch, residents say

Wilfred Chan in Brooklyn

17, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé crossing a picket line to party shows how shallow celebrity activism really is | Emma Dabiri
The couple’s Oscars afterparty saw celebrities bypass Chateau Marmont workers who have complained of abhorrent conditions, says author Emma Dabiri

Emma Dabiri

05, Apr, 2022 @10:52 AM

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‘Jay-Z needs to decide which side he’s on’: Chateau Marmont workers to picket star’s Oscars after-party
Jay-Z and Beyonce’s ultra-exclusive post-Oscars bash runs afoul of a worker boycott of the famed hotel, which laid off hundreds when the pandemic hit

Wilfred Chan

24, Mar, 2022 @6:51 PM

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Pharrell Williams’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
It’s 20 years since his band NERD released their debut album – but the rapper-producer-singer-songwriter has been responsible for an avalanche of hits. As he and co-pilot Chad Hugo get inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, we count down Williams’s 30 greatest bangers

Alexis Petridis

10, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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What links Louise Bourgeois to Jay-Z’s comeback album?
As the artist gets a London retrospective, take a dive down the rabbit hole via Gwyneth Paltrow’s house and Kara Walker

Larry Ryan

26, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Virgil Abloh obituary
Artistic director at Vuitton whose own label, Off-White, challenged the fashion establishment

Veronica Horwell

02, Dec, 2021 @8:28 PM

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Grammys 2022: Jon Batiste, HER and Justin Bieber lead nominations
Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X also among those with multiple nominations in top categories

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Nov, 2021 @8:54 AM

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Alan Hawkshaw obituary
Composer who wrote the theme tunes for Channel 4 News and Grange Hill, and the music to accompany the Countdown clock

Spencer Leigh

25, Oct, 2021 @4:57 PM

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Tiffany solicits help of Beyoncé and Jay-Z to draw younger buyers – will it backfire?
The musician sports a 128.54-carat stone in a new ad campaign – the jewelry company’s latest attempt to rebrand itself

Priya Elan

24, Aug, 2021 @2:45 PM

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Sorry, Rihanna. I can’t celebrate another billionaire – even if they are Black | Akin Olla
The last thing we need right now is another billionaire, regardless of their skin color

Akin Olla

07, Aug, 2021 @10:21 AM

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‘This is a full-circle moment’: inside Kanye West’s Donda listening party
The rapper delivered snippets of his new album to a confused stadium of attendees in Atlanta, teasing a possible return to form after recent controversies

Mike Jordan

23, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Beyoncé’s 4 at 10: the album that set the stage for her cultural domination
Her first album since she split from her manager father, 4 marked the beginning of Beyoncé’s artistic freedom, creative control and business empire

Sydney Urbanek

23, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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