Jay Z won’t talk about “big pimpin” copyright lawsuit

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Jay Z is not willing to even acknowledge a lawsuit that was put on him back in 2011 for illegally sampling a song.

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Jay Z makes surprise appearance with jay electronica at brooklyn hip-hop fest

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Jay Z makes surprise appearance at the brooklyn Hip-Hop fest.

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Hip-Hop’s Most Important Moments In The Last 40 Years

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We’ve officially wrapped up a big year for the genre we all love– new albums from Jay Z, Kanye West, Pusha T, Mac Miller, Drake, Juicy J (and the list goes on), only made 2013 that much sweeter. Mix in a new-found competition brought on by, you guessed it, “Control,” and all the free mixtapes we’ve received in 2013, and this past year was definitely a good one. Apart from the usual rap antics, 2013 was significant as it marked 40 years since hip-hop’s inception, starting out in the Bronx borough of New York City and spreading across the world. Now that we entered a new year, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the biggest moments throughout the last four decades of hip-hop.

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12 Year Old Steals Show From Jay-Z [Video]

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Jay Z did NOT pull a fast one on his audience in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday night … when he brought a 12-year-old boy up on stage who stole the show — it was all spontaneous. We spoke with Angela, who took her 12-year-old son Justin to the concert in Charlotte Saturday. She says Justin’s dream was to “get noticed” by Hova and he was crushed when he was overlooked as he sat in the 8th row. Angela says on the ride home they decided to give it one more try, and she bought tickets to the Greensboro concert the next day. She says she was lucky and scored front row seats.

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Jay Z Premieres Moody, Massive ‘Holy Grail’ Video

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Jay Z’s really taking this #newrules thing to heart. Having already released his album on Samsung phones and partnered with Budweiser on the Made in America festival, he’s now joined forces with Facebook for the exclusive (for 24 hours, at least) premiere of his “Holy Grail” video … not even collaborator Justin Timberlake’s allegiances to MySpace could change his mind.

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Kanye West Talks Yeezus, Fatherhood & More During Rare Interview

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Kanye West very rarely gives interview these days, but the Chicago emcee spoke in-depth with the New York Times recently. Veteran reporter Jon Caramanica got extensive time with the reclusive rap star at Rick Rubin’s Malibu studio during the final days of the making of Yeezus. The G.O.O.D. Music leader discussed numerous topics including his music career, his view on the Grammys, the Taylor Swift interruption, his legacy, and more.

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