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15 Years Ago College Dropout from Kanye West Dropped

Kanye West have been in the news a lot over the last year for all the wrong reasons. We’re not going to get into those reasons because this is about the Kanye West, we knew 15 years ago. College Dropout, which is his debut album was released 15 years ago today. Before dropping College Dropout, Kanye was doing his thing by producing for Roc-A-Fella Records. His best work came from Jay-Z’s Blueprint album. After seeing he could spit, Kanye started work on his debut album. Through the Wire was th...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Jay Z, Chicago, Albums, Kanye West, Hip Hop, Jazz, Jamie Foxx, Jay, Talib Kweli, Kanye, Syleena Johnson, Roc A Fella Records, Kanye West Dropped, Twista Slow Jamz


Kanye West Has Filed A Lawsuit Against JAY-Z & Roc-A-Fella Records

Yeah, we ain't never getting Watch The Throne 2. And I'm not even mad.
Tags: News, Jay-z, Kanye West, Jazz, Roc A Fella Records


How Jay-Z, Dr. Dre Focus Group Their Releases

Both hugely accomplished music and entertainment moguls, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre's success has been propelled by their ability to understand music as a business, and effectively market it to their fans thanks, in part, to focus groups. ________________________ Guest post by Martin Connor of Soundfly's Flypaper So much of why these two rappers have found so much success can be boiled down to their undeniable understanding that the music business is… wait for it: a business. For years, Ja...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Jay Z, Samsung, Kanye West, Mtv, Guest Post, New York Times, Eminem, Timbaland, Jay, Brooklyn Nets, 50 Cent, Kanye, Snoop Dogg, Mike Dean


The Two Competing Dipset Reunions

In the past few days, an image has been showing up on my Twitter feed again and again: a poster of Roc Weekend 2004. The poster shows the entire roster of Roc-A-Fella records, just before Roc-A-Fella Records shattered into a million pieces. And that roster is a head-spinning thing. This was that Icarus … More »
Tags: Music, Tobacco, Juelz Santana, Meek Mill, Status Ain't Hood, Dipset, Benny, Aesop Rock, Jim Jones, Cam'Ron, Black Thought, Roc A Fella Records, Mozzy, Derez De'Shon, Freekey Zekey, Hell Rell


Lee Daniels hit with $5 million lawsuit from Damon Dash after confrontation at Diana Ross concert

Empire creator and Philadelphia native Lee Daniels is facing a $5 million lawsuit filed by Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash, who warned the director about the suit in a tense confrontation at a Diana Ross concert last week.
Tags: Philadelphia, Diana Ross, Incidents, Lee Daniels, Damon Dash, Roc A Fella Records


WATCH: Dame Dash Confronts Lee Daniels for Not Repaying $2 Million Loan

Dame Dash wants Lee Daniels to run him his money … NOW!Years ago, Damon Dash lent Lee Daniels $2 million to produce the 2004 movie “The Woodsman.” In return for the money, Dame says he received a written agreement from Daniels that promised him executive producer credits, 50 percents of the film’s rights, and a guarantee that the $2M investment would be repaid in full with interest. Apparently, that never happened and Dame filed a lawsuit in 2014.In 2015, Dash and Daniels settled the suit, with ...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Money, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Lawsuits, Pop Culture, Jazz, Lee Daniels, Sued, Lee, Butler, Richard Pryor, Daniels, Dame, Dame Dash


Damon Dash Sues & Confronts Lee Daniels For Allegedly Owing Him MILLIONS For Richard Pryor Biopic! WATCH HERE!

On Tuesday, Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash filed a lawsuit against Empire co-creator Lee Daniels over a Richard Pryor biopic that was never produced. Last week, during Diana Ross' show at the Hollywood Bowl, Dash confronted Daniels for allegedly owing him $2 million for the project. Related: Damon's Son Arrested For DUI! On Tuesday, video of the fiery encounter began circulating around social media. As seen here: Guess Dame finally ran into Lee Daniels. Ouch... pic.twitter.com/5Y7az...
Tags: Celebs, Diana Ross, Lee Daniels, Damon, Richard Pryor, Daniels, Damon Dash, Roc A Fella Records, Rachel Roy, Dennis Van Tine, Jack Freeman, Damon Dash Sues, Hollywood Bowl Dash, New York Supreme Court Daniels


‘A Waste of Time With ItsTheReal': Roc-A-Fella Episode (Feat. Just Blaze, Young Guru, Lenny S. & More)

ItsTheReal made their 130th podcast episode one to remember as they rounded up several members of Roc-A-Fella Records to celebrate the storied rap label. Recorded in front of a live audience at New York’s Highline Ballroom, Eric and Jeff Rosenthal sat down with key — and normally elusive — players including Just Blaze, Young Guru, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Kyambo “Hip-Hop” Joshua, Lenny S., Chaka Pilgrim, Freeway, Young Chris, Neef Buck and even Jim Jones to reminisce over the Roc’s legacy. It w...
Tags: New York, Beyonce, Podcasts, Interviews, Jazz, Freeway, Eric, Jim Jones, Lenny, Jeff Rosenthal, Roc A Fella Records, Young Guru, Itsthereal, Just Blaze, Roc-a-fella, Lenny S


Jay-Z and The Art of Windowing: Why 4:44 Is A Very Different Kind of Exclusive Release [ZACH FULLER]

Noting that Jay-Z's new release is the first major release to be windowed this year,  MIDiA analyst Zach Fuller sees "4.44" as very different from the average superstar release and the reason's  behind the TIDAL exclusive much more nuanced than getting more subscribers for the music streamer. ______________________________________________ By MIDiA Media and Music Analyst Zach Fuller For a brief moment last year, windowing seemed like the future of music streaming. Already common pr...
Tags: Apple, Music, Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Ocean, Jay, Kanye, Jimmy Iovine, Music Business, Streaming & Cloud, Major Labels, Frank Ocean, Bruce Houghton, Lucian Grainge


6 Easy Ways To Make Networking Less Agonizing

Illustrated by Isabella DiMarzio. This article originally appeared on The Well . It is reprinted here with permission.Every major opportunity I’ve gotten has come through someone in my network. And that’s not to say I started off with a rolodex of contacts or an influential advocate who automatically helped me open doors. I created my network — and it worked.When I was 16, I printed my first set of business cards. They included my full name, motto, and its acronym (N.E.S.H.A. "No One Ever Sl...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nbc, Washington, Jay Z, Queens, Associated Press, Kanye, Don, U N, Barclays Center, New York Association of Black Journalists, Roc A Fella Records


Kanye West Vs. Jay Z Feud: Jay Z Misses The Old Kanye, Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke Shocked After Rant

Whether it’s the “straight from the go Kanye,” “chop up the soul Kanye” or the “set on his goals Kanye,” according to Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Jay Z misses the old Kanye. 
Tags: News, Jay Z, Roc A Fella Records, Kareem `` Biggs


Rachel Roy's Ex Damon Dash Slams 'Cowards' Beyoncé & Jay Z Over 'Becky With The Good Hair' Drama!

It's been over four months since Lemonade dropped, but Jay Z's former BFF Damon Dash still has some hurt feelings over it. As you probably remember, it was speculated the music producer's ex-wife Rachel Roy was the "Becky with the good hair" referenced in Beyonce's hit single, Sorry. While Dash publicly voiced his hurt over the songstress' fans attacking his 16-year-old daughter because of the rumors, he's letting The Carters know he's still not over the drama. Related: Damon's Son Arrested For ...
Tags: Celebs, Beyonce, Jay Z, Jay, Rachel, Bey, Damon, Becky, Grazia, Damon Dash, Roc A Fella Records, Rachel Roy


Dame Dash Announces Plans For Roc-A-Fella TV Show

Damon Dash and producer Lemuel Plummer have announced that they are developing a drama series for television based on the Roc-A-Fella Records story. According to both parties, the television show will be a “brutally honest account about the rise of Roc-A-Fella touching on everything from Dash’s relationships with Aaliyah and Rachel Roy, to an in-depth look at Dash’s departure and the severing of his business relationship with Jay-Z.” “My experience is colorless. The reason why Roc-A-Fella cr...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Jay Z, Kanye West, Records, Jazz, Aaliyah, Bet, Jay, TV Show, Dash, Damon, Roc, Dame, Dame Dash, Lemuel


Lawsuits: Jay Z’s Former Engineer Suing LAPD & NYPD For $220 Million Over Seized Recordings

Jay Z’s Ex-Engineer Sues LAPD And NYPD For Seizure Of Recording Files Back in 2014, we reported that Jay Z’s former engineer was suing him for partial owner of Roc-A-Fella Records because he was integral in the company’s rise my
Tags: News, Jay Z, Lawsuits, Jazz, Lapd, SMH, Roc A Fella Records, Shady


The Saddest Breakup Songs Of All Time

Illustrated by Sydney Hass. The Ronettes had it all wrong. The best part of breaking up is not the making up. That rarely happens, and when it does, it often leads to more breaking up.No, the real pleasure in having your soul shredded by another human being comes in the days, weeks, months, or maybe even years of wallowing that follow. It’s a chance to wear pajama bottoms past noon and indulge in some serious self-reflection — the type that makes you a stronger, ...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Rihanna, John Lennon, Beck, Adele, Atlantic, Ireland, Dolly Parton, Gwen Stefani, Sydney, Brian Wilson, Sony, James Bond, Madonna


The 28 Saddest Breakup Songs Of All Time

Illustrated by Sydney Hass. The Ronettes had it all wrong. The best part of breaking up is not the making up. That rarely happens, and when it does, it often leads to more breaking up.No, the real pleasure in having your soul shredded by another human being comes in the days, weeks, months, or maybe even years of wallowing that follow. It’s a chance to wear pajama bottoms past noon and indulge in some serious self-reflection — the type that makes you a stronger, ...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Rihanna, John Lennon, Beck, Adele, Atlantic, Ireland, Dolly Parton, Gwen Stefani, Sydney, Brian Wilson, Sony, James Bond, Madonna


DJ Green Lantern Dropped The Remastered Version Of Jay Z's "The Game Is Mine"

DJ Green Lantern's remastered mix of Jay Z "The Game Is Mine" brings it back to when Roc-A-Fella Records ruled the rap world. Hov was working with Reebok at the time when he orginally cut this song to accomapny the release of his first S. Carter sneakers.
Tags: Reebok, Hov, Roc A Fella Records


11 Things We Learned From Kareem “Biggs” Burke on The Rap Radar Podcast

When the casual fan thinks of the success that Roc-A-Fella Records experienced in the late 90’s and 00’s, they tend to think about the dynamic duo of Jay-Z and Dame Dash. But the truth was a key part of label’s
Tags: News, Jay Z, Burke, Roc A Fella Records, HipHop Wired, Kareem 'Biggs' Burke, Kareem `` Biggs


A Complete Breakdown of Roc-A-Fella Founder Biggs’ In-Depth Convo With ‘RapRadar’

It’s difficult to sum up everything that Kareem “Biggs” Burke did for Roc-A-Fella Records and its artists in one single blog blurb. For average rap fan, he might just be a name you’ve heard associated with Jay Z and Dame Dash, but for real rap historians, his place in Roc history is just as important as Hov, Dame and any of the rappers that hafe flourished under their tutelage. He was there from day one when Jay was still shopping for a deal, and he was there when the company they started s...
Tags: Podcast, London, Interviews, Jay-z, New York City, Kanye West, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Emory, Iceberg, Ecuador, Jay, Kanye, Biggie, Hustle, Def Jam


Roc-A-Fella Records Co-Founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke Found God And Started An Upscale Denim Line

Denim Brand Fourth of November Celebrates National Artist Series Initiative By Hosting Emerging Artist Showcase In ATL Denim brand Fourth of November celebrated the launch of their artist series initiative with an exclusive fashion and artist showcase, held in Atlanta.
Tags: News, Jay-z, Burke, Damon Dash, Bossip Exclusives, A "Lil Positivity", Fourth Of November, Kareem 'Biggs' Burke, Roc-a-Fella Records, Roc A Fella Records Co, Kareem `` Biggs


Beanie Sigel Talks Possibly Reuniting With State Property

Much of the Hip Hop world was excited to see Beanie Sigel, Freeway, and Young Gunz come back together with former Roc-A-Fella Records boss Jay Z last weekend. The collective known as State Property joined Hov on stage for two nights at the Brooklyn legend's B-Sides Concert in New York City.
Tags: Jay Z, Brooklyn, Young Gunz, Roc A Fella Records