Music mogul JAY-Z just cannot lose these days. Young Hov has some serious bragging rights after landing in the acclaimed Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
JAY-Z joins B.I.G. + 2Pac in Hall of Fame
According to reports, Jigga joins the likes of his former late friend/rap icon Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac. The induction also comes 25 years after he dropped an unforgettable Reasonable Doubt debut album.
The Brooklyn-born rapper — who changed the game with such hits as “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem),” “Big Pimpin’,” “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” and, of course, his No. 1 smash “Empire State of Mind” — made history as the first living solo rapper to be inducted into the rock hall when the class of 2021 was announced on Wednesday morning. Hova leads a diverse group of acts being immortalized in the RRHOF, including Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, Carole King, the Go-Go’s and Todd Rundgren. (New York Post)
JAY-Z Keeps Making Huge Power Moves
According to recent reports, JAY’s S. Carter Enterprises filed to trademark “2/J” on May 3. Speculation suggested some of the reasons for the legal move might have production plans written all over.
According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Hova’s company, S. Carter Enterprises, filed to trademark “2/J” on May 3 for “entertainment services in the nature of creation, development, and production” of television programming, TV series, movies and similar projects. Too early to tell, but it sure seems like Jay’s laying the groundwork to start a production co. (TMZ)
Lil Baby Stunned By JAY-Z’s Verse
In a recent video, music producer DJ Khaled was spotted filming rap star Lil Baby in a moment marveling over JAY-Z’s lyrical skills. The scene was no doubt captured during Lil Baby’s involvement with Khaled’s star-studded new album, “Khaled Khaled” which notably included Hov’s “Sorry Not Sorry” verse.
Jigga + Nas Bet It All
In late April 2021, the highly-anticipated music video featuring Nas and JAY-Z finally dropped. The must-see visual pits Young Hov and Nasty Nas in a casino setting. While they’re betting it all in cards, Khaled makes his presence felt hanging out alongside the Big Apple heavyweights.
As promised, DJ Khaled just dropped another one, coming through at midnight with not only his twelfth studio album, Khaled Khaled, but a music video for his single “Sorry Not Sorry” featuring Nas, Jay-Z & James Fauntleroy and Harmonies by The Hive. In it, quarantine is officially over and DJ Khaled and friends are bellying up to the blackjack table for a very Vegas evening of cigars, bars, and reminiscing about that distant moment in time before they were all very, very successful. Oh, and while she doesn’t make a visual appearance, Beyoncé stops by with a slinky “heyyyy” that absolutely makes Jay-Z’s verse. (Vulture)