‘Certified Lover Boy’ vs ‘Donda’ ( What are people saying )

                            Released just five days apart, Certified Lover Boy and Donda are already closely associated with each other. The tone and subject matter of each project is very different, but because of the rising tensions between Drake and Kanye West as their rollouts smashed into each other this summer, fans immediately started making comparisons. Which album is better? Which one will age better? Which one will sell more? When it comes to sales, it looks like the question has already been answered. According to projections, Drake will…

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Swizz Beatz Addresses Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Diss, Reveals Kanye Wanted ‘Verzuz’ Battle Against Him

                              The ongoing beef between Drake and Kanye West could’ve played out on the Verzuz stage—that is, if Kanye got his way.   During a recent interview with Angie Martinez, Swizz Beatz revealed ’Ye was willing to go hit-for-hit against his most prominent foe but says he and Verzuz co- creator Timbaland weren’t pushing for such battle.   “Kanye was willing to do the Verzuz … He wanted to battle Drake,” Swizz told Martinez. “I left that up to them, and that’s what I told to Timb, as well. I was like, ‘Yo, they…

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JAY-Z HELPS MAKE U.S. HISTORY WITH 1ST BLACK CANNABIS CEO

SAN JOSE, CA – Cannabis data recently showed only 3 percent of the United States’ market share is owned by African Americans.   JAY-Z is doing his part to change the racial status quo in conjunction with the Parent Company, California’s leading distributor of cannabis (including his own Monogram brand).   On Monday (August 16), the Parent Company appointed Troy Datcher as its CEO, making him the first Black CEO of a major public U.S. cannabis organization.   “This is a chance to partner with cultural powerhouses like JAY-Z and Desiree Perez to…

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Jay-Z and Roc Nation Invest in Michael Rubin’s Fanatics Now Valued at $18 Billion

Jay-Z and Roc Nation have invested in Fanatics, Michael Rubin’s organization which is now valued at a whopping $18 billion.   The massive investment comes as Fanatics completes its transformation from an e-commerce company into a full- blown global digital sports platform, with businesses focused on everything from gaming and sports betting to NFTs and media. With this massive vision came a more integrated company behind Fanatics, with Rubin transitioning from Executive chairman to the CEO. Major investments from Jay, Roc Nation, the MLB, SoftBank, Silver Lake, Eldridge, TWG Sports Media & Entertainment, and…

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BOBBY SHMURDA FILM IN THE WORKS WHILE WAIT FOR MUSIC CONTINUES

While he hasn’t released any music since being released from prison in February, Bobby Shmurda has been out and about taking full advantage of his freedom. A The New York Times profile released on Friday (August 13) provided more detail into what Bobby’s first summer out has been like.   “I just knew I had to get my business together,” Shmurda said. “You can’t be walking around outside and your kitchen stinks.”   The “Hot N-gga” rapper has retooled his entire team with Roc Nation behind him. The JAY-Z led company is reportedly fielding offers…

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Kyrie Irving Parts Ways with Roc Nation

NBA superstar Kyrie Irving has reportedly parted ways with his agent at Roc Nation Sports after less than two years. NBA analyst Jordan Schultz appeared on Thursday’s episode of ESPN’s First Take to break the news on the same day as the 2021 NBA Draft. “Kyrie Irving is gonna be firing Roc Nation, which is a pretty big deal,” Schultz said. “He’s now going through his second agent in less than two years and it just happened. I’m not sure exactly what it means from a strategic standpoint, but it…

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MASTER P SIGNS W/ ROC NATION SPORTS AGENT … Serious About NBA Coaching Gig!!!

Master P wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted to coach the Pelicans … telling TMZ Sports he’s signed with one of the biggest agencies in sports to help him get the job!!! Remember, the rap legend told us earlier this week about his desires to lead his hometown team … saying he’d be the guy to bring in wins and keep young superstar Zion Williamson happy. We caught up with P out in Beverly Hills to get an update on his mission … and he’s already taking the necessary steps to make it happen!!! “Right now,…

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DABABY REQUESTS JAY-Z FEATURE – DESPITE MEGAN THEE STALLION BEING TEAM ROC NATION

 Getting a feature from JAY-Z may be one of the hardest things to do these days in Hip Hop. The legendary MC isn’t as active in the studio these days, so a verse from him comes a dime a dozen. Despite it being a rare feat, rappers still try to get a 16 from the Brooklyn native.  DaBaby took to Twitter Friday (June 25), requesting a JAY-Z feature. The North Carolina rapper wasted no time asking who he needed to contact to get Hov on a record.  “Who I gotta talk…

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Jay-Z’s Marijuana Business to Produce 900,000 Lbs of Cannabis in New Deal

Jay-Z is gearing up to become an owner of California’s largest cannabis producer after a series of multi-million-dollar transactions. Hov’s The Parent Company — which owns his Monogram cannabis brand — made $67 million worth of transactions, including $50 million to acquire Mercer Park Brand Acquisition Corp., which is about to merge with Glass House Group in a deal worth $567 million. After the merger, The Parent Company will finalize a 10-year deal with Glass House, which will produce nearly 500,000 pounds of cannabis biomass. In addition, the two companies…

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J. COLE JOINS TIMBALAND, SCOTT STORCH, MIKE DEAN + MORE AT BEATCLUB

J. Cole’s work with Timbaland on The Off-Season has led to a new partnership between the two. On Friday (May 21), sources reported the Roc Nation artist had joined Beatclub, an online marketplace for beats and sounds launching later this year. Cole joins a massive group of A-list acts including Rance Dopson of 1500 Or Nothin’, Mike WiLL Made It, Mike Dean, Scott Storch and others. “We are proud to have J. Cole join Beatclub,” Timbaland said in a statement. “He has made a massive impact on many music creators through his work not only as an artist, but also as…

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