Jay Z

Cool Rock Star Cars, Yachts, Planes, Trains And Unledded Zeppelins

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Music

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has literally flown his group around the world as a licensed pilot. But now the singer is branching out by investin...

Cry Me a River, Kanye!

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Music
Rachel Décoste

Last week, a young man yelled a racist slur at Kanye West's wife, calling her a "n*gger lover." As disrespectful as this incident was, it serves as a reality check for Kanye and his ilk. The man who made the N-word rhyme with "Gold Digger" for a hit song now laments having to "raise my daughter around ignorance and flat-out blatant racism." Cry me a river, Kanye! It is high time hip-hop honchos had their consciousness awakened. Jay-Z, Yeezy and many more have propagated this mess. The bitch they rap about -- her name is Karma.

Canadian Vs. American Fave Songs And Albums Of 2013

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

Both iTunes Canada and streaming service Rdio released their year-end lists of top albums and tracks with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jay Z, Bruno Mars a...

WATCH: A Veritable Symphony Of Open Letters

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada Music

Letter Writing Day may be on December 7, but the music world has been celebrating for a months now with its newfound fondness for posting open letters...

What Savvy Business People Can Learn From Drake

Jay Rosenzweig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Jay Rosenzweig

Drake was recently announced as the new "global ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors. In doing this, Drake showed loyalty to his hometown NBA team. He also took a critical step in building his personal brand. This was a terrific move to add breadth to his career and leave open a path for a post-music career.

Shad Takes A Swipe At Jay Z, Canadian Government

HuffPost Canada Music | Vish Khanna | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Music

Shad, perhaps not surprisingly for a guy whose last album "TSOL" beat Drake for the 2011 best rap Juno, is one of the most openly optimistic artists w...

Ron Howard On His Jay-Z Doc At TIFF: 'I Was A Stranger In A Strange Land'

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Music

“When you think hip-hop, you think Ron Howard,” Toronto International Film Festival programmer Thom Powers quipped as he introduced last night’s...

Eight More Canadian Artist Mavens You Want To Know

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

Oh, Canada Part 2. We continue our list of Canadian arts mavens you should know. Our source? Some more make it happen Canadians who are plugged in to ...

Beyoncé or Mrs. Carter -- She's Still a Feminist

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Music
Joshua Ostroff

Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Show tour caused all sorts of feminist handwringing in February when it was announced that she would be titling after her married name. But after seeing the show, I can say that no amount of throwback visuals or wifey proclamations could change the fact that even if girls don't run the actual world, they sure do run the Mrs. Carter tour. So while some might see the use of "Mrs." as regressive, Beyonce is just saying that yes, she is married and no, she doesn't feel the need to overcompensate about it because she's in a relationship of equals and doesn't see the superficiality of a married name undermining the reality of her life.

Justin Timberlake Is Frank to Jay-Z's Dean On Legends Of The Summer Tour

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Music
Joshua Ostroff

There's no doubt that Legends of the Summer lived up to its epic billing, but as the duo walked off in their suit jackets, it was clear that Justin was the surprising Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z would have to settle for being Dean Martin.

Meet Jay-Z's 16-Year-Old Canadian Beatsmith

HuffPost Canada Music | Vish Khanna | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada Music

Among the big name collaborators on Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" is a 16-year-old woman from Brampton, ON named Ebony Oshunrinde, who makes beats ...

Your Perfect Summer 2013 Soundtrack

Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Living

The weather is finally starting to get warmer, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to start thinking about your killer summer soundtrack. T...

He's Giving Away A Million Free Albums

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jay-Z is teaming up with Samsung to release his new album, unveiling a three-minute commercial during the NBA Finals on Sunday and an...

Hellooooo, Legs!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Style

Who wears short shorts? Beyoncé, that's who! Blue Ivy's gorgeous mom ditched her sexy The Mrs. Carter Tour bodysuits for a more comfy outfit at th...

Aww! Beyonce And Jay-Z Share Some Love On Stage

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Style

Beyonce and Jay-Z are still crazy in love! The cute couple hit the stage at the Chime for Change concert in London on the weekend looking as if the...

Viral Rap Covers: Blues LMFAO! A Capella Dr Dre! Acoustic Lil' Jon!

HuffPost Canada Music | Robin Tarnowetzki | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Thanks to viral video culture anyone with a working webcam thinks they can make like they're Snoop Dogg in a coffeehouse. Most are not very good, but ...

LOOK: Blue Ivy Carter Rocks Out In Timberland Boots

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Style

Move over Harper Seven Beckham, there's a new stylish toddler in town! Beyoncé and Jay-Z have passed down their fierce style genes to their daught...

Why Beyonce's "Mrs. Carter Tour" Is Bad For Women

Anea Bogue | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Living
Anea Bogue

International Women's Day is all about pausing to reflect on our achievements in the long-standing effort to create equality between men and women. For over a decade, Beyonce has been singing about girls and women being independent. However, when I found out last month that the megastar and girl power proponent was calling her tour the 'Mrs. Carter Show' I thought I was going to short circuit.

Pop Power Rankings: Jay-Z Tops And Justin Bieber Drops

Huffington Post Music Canada | Johnny Hockin | Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada Music

Power Rankings have been rating sports teams mid-season for years, based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. But there's just as much ...

Arcade Fire Make 'Selfish' Obama Endorsement

Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Music

After endorsements from a host of musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, The National and Moby, President Barack Obama has another huge musical group in...

Public Enemy's Chuck D Says Hip-Hop A Public Service, 'Not A Hustle'

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Dart | Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada Music

During Public Enemy's recent Toronto show, frontman Chuck D spoke out against the language of modern rap music, calling hip-hop "an art and a craft, n...

That Gangster Could Be the Next Bill Gates

Anthony Morgan | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada
Anthony Morgan

In a speech recently delivered in Westminster, a UK MP, Chuka Umunna, shook conventional assessments of urban gangs by focusing on the "entrepreneurial zeal" that drives gang members and their illicit activities. In light of the recent Eaton Centre shootings, our Canadian politicians seem to have largely adopted the position that those involved in gangs are hopelessly and permanently corrupted.

Celebrity Culture Rescues Obama from Being a One Hit Wonder

Andrew Cooper | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

Only a few months ago, it seemed that Obama was losing his tight grip over the world of entertainment, and especially liberal Hollywood. But Obama's support for gay marriage back in May was met with applause from the Hollywood community. It's not the first time that celebrity endorsements have played such an important role in election, but for Obama, they're his lifeline.