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Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools As A 'Call To Action'

Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools As A ‘Call To Action’

03/06/2017  |  No Comments

03/06/2017

    Chancellor Johnathan Bennett you better put on for your city!!! I love sharing stories like this. The kids are our future and having a strong educational system is important.
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CLAP FOR HIM: Jay Z Set To Launch Venture Capital Fund

CLAP FOR HIM: Jay Z Set To Launch Venture Capital Fund

02/21/2017  |  No Comments

02/21/2017

    "But I'm just a hustler disguised as a rapper. In fact you can't fit this hustle inside of a wrapper.." Shawn Carter
    According to multiple sources Rapper and Mogul Jay Z is launching a venture capital fund. Venture capital is a type of funding for a new or growing business. It usually comes from venture capital firms that specialize in building high risk financial portfolios. With venture capital, the venture capital firm gives funding to the startup company in exchange for equity in the startup.
    One of his partners will be Jay Brown, a longtime business partner and president of Roc Nation. The pair also is scouring the venture market for a full-time investment partner. The "Jays" also are partnering with Sherpa Capital, although this won't be a Sherpa-branded effort, and existing Sherpa staff won't be leading investments.
    Expect the focus to be on seed-stage tech opportunities, with this really being the institutionalization of Jay Z and Jay Brown's previous angel investing activities. For example, they both were in Uber's Series B, at a $300m pre-money. Other investments have included JetSmarter, plus his involvement and stake in music streaming service Tidal.
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BEEF OVER:  Jim Jones Signs To Roc Nation

BEEF OVER: Jim Jones Signs To Roc Nation

02/08/2017  |  No Comments

02/08/2017

    Everyone is taking their talents over to Roc Nation. First Yo Gotti, The Lox, Fat Joe and now Jim Jones is calling Roc Nation home after signing a management deal. It was rather surprising due to the rocky history of Jim and Jay. Which was always made public by Jimmy. However we live and learn. With Jim being about his paper he had this to say about his recent business move:
    "As you get older you realize that most of your peers are either dead or in jail,”
    Jones said in a quote provided to Billboard.
    "The fact that we can move past the BS is a testimony [to] how much we have grown."

It's a done deal... Jim Jones/Roc Nation. #rocnation #vamplife

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POWER MOVES:  Jay Z's Streaming Service Tidal Announces Partnership With Sprint

POWER MOVES: Jay Z’s Streaming Service Tidal Announces Partnership With Sprint

01/23/2017  |  No Comments

01/23/2017

    i'm not a businessman i'm a businessman
    -Shawn Carter
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Drake x Future’s “Summer Sixteen” Tour Becomes Highest-Grossing Hip-Hop Tour Of All Time

Drake x Future’s “Summer Sixteen” Tour Becomes Highest-Grossing Hip-Hop Tour Of All Time

01/09/2017  |  No Comments

01/09/2017

    Listen Linda!!! I don't care what anyone has to say about Drake! This young man puts in work and get's his coins!
    Drizzy shared the news via IG that his joint collaboration tour "Summer Sixteen" ft Future made 84.3 million off of 54 shows! That's major.
    The tour will continue on Jan. 21 kicking off in Amsterdam and end on Mar 16th in Cologne, GER. Drake mentioned that there will be special guests which will be announced soon.

OVOFBG 🦉💵 EUROPE UP NEXT w/ special guests TBA 🥇

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Donald Glover Shouts Out Migos During Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Donald Glover Shouts Out Migos During Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

01/09/2017  |  No Comments

01/09/2017

    Last night the Golden Globes Awards took place and a lot of memorable moments occurred.
    One moment in particular that hard everyone talking is when Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino won two Golden Globe Awards last night for his hit-show Atlanta. In his acceptance speech, Glover said he was surprised by the honor. He thanked the city of Atlanta and its residents, while adding that he wasn't sure the show would catch on when it first aired. He also thanked the rap group Migos, for releasing the hit song, "Bad and Boujee". Glover stated: “I really wanna thank the Migos, not for being in the show, but for making ‘Bad and Boujee,’” he continued on with “Like that’s the best song ever" as the audience chuckled with confusion.
    He continued to praises the hip-hop trio, Migos, for the reporters backstage labeling the group “ The Beatles of this generation,”. Check out his Full Backstage Speech at the 2017 Golden Globes inside.
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CLAP FOR HIM: Drake Dominates Spotify 2 Years In A Row

CLAP FOR HIM: Drake Dominates Spotify 2 Years In A Row

12/01/2016  |  No Comments

12/01/2016

    Not only did he rule Spotify for 2016 his streams more than doubled compared to last year's numbers!
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CLAP FOR HIM: Jay Z Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

CLAP FOR HIM: Jay Z Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

10/20/2016  |  No Comments

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    "I’m in The Hall already, on the wall already I’m a work of art, I'm a Warhol already On another level, on another plane already H-O-V, I got my own lane already...."
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z, one of contemporary music's most celebrated lyricists and entertainers, is one of the nominees for the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, and if inducted he would become the first rapper to enter the prestigious music organization.
    Jay Z is the first rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
    The Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press the list of nominees Thursday, a day ahead of its official announcement. Other nominees that could be inducted next year are George Michael, Madonna, Bryan Adams, Vince Gill, Babyface, Max Martin, Kool & the Gang and more.
    Eligible members can vote for three non-performing songwriters and two performing songwriters until Dec. 16. Five songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be officially inducted at a gala in New York on June 15, 2017.
    Other performing nominees include Cat Stevens, Sly Stone, Chicago, Gloria Estefan, Jeff Lynne and David Gates. Non-performing nominees are Kenny Nolan, Randy Goodrum, Tony Macaulay, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Allee Willis, Maury Yeston, Paul Overstreet and the songwriting duos Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, and Steve Barri and the late P.F. Sloan, who died last year.
    Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years. Jay Z, who released his debut album, "Reasonable Doubt," in 1996, has launched multiple hits in the last two decades, from "Big Pimpin'" to "Empire State of Mind."
    Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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CLAP FOR HIM: Chris Rock Returns To Stand-Up With Huge Netflix Deal

CLAP FOR HIM: Chris Rock Returns To Stand-Up With Huge Netflix Deal

10/13/2016  |  No Comments

10/13/2016

    He's baccckkkkk!
    After being off the stand-up scene for 8 years Comedian/Actor Chris Rock is making a return and he's heading straight to the bank! Word on the street is he'll make $40 million for two Netflix specials.
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Jay Z Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of Reasonable Doubt

Jay Z Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of Reasonable Doubt

06/25/2016  |  No Comments

06/25/2016

    June 25th 1996 Jay Z released his first hip-hop album. The album changed the game! Fast forward 20 years later and he's the king of hip-hop. What's Higher than number one?
    Today Jay's streaming service TIDAL released RD 20, a 35-minute documentary directed by Scheme Engine about Jay's come-up, the album's creation, and its legacy today.
    Head inside to check out a 30 sec snippet of the doc.
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