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Jay-z Defends Kingdom Come

Rapper JAY-Z has defended his critically-panned album KINGDOM COME, insisting the project was "experimental and sophisticated". The Big Pimpin' hitmaker had his worst reviews and lowest sales figures with the 2006 release - his much-hyped...

Kingdom Come Guitarist Leaves Band

Rockers KINGDOM COME have fired guitarist YENZ LEONHARDT because he couldn't commit enough of his time to the band. The German veterans' frontman Lenny Wolf will play Leonhardt's rhythm guitar parts on the remainder of...

Tannenbaum: 'Jay-z Is A Man Of His Word'

Playboy editor ROB TANNENBAUM has praised hip-hop mogul SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER for being a man of his word, after the rapper recently paid up for a losing a $1,000 (GBP512) bet he placed in 2003....

Stump 'Messed Up' Jay-z Collaboration

FALL OUT BOY singer PATRICK STUMP missed out on the chance to record with rap mogul JAY-Z - because he was too nervous. The DANCE, DANCE hitmaker was invited to the studio last year (06)...

Incubus Debut At The Top As Jay-z Slips Up

Rockers INCUBUS have hit the top of the US charts for the first time, ending comeback king JAY-Z's one-week reign. The group's LIGHT GRENADES moved 165,000 copies in its opening week to debut at the...

Lil Wayne Questions Jay-z 'Saviour Of Hip-hop' Claims

Rapper LIL WAYNE has taken aim at comeback king JAY-Z after the no-longer-retired mogul's claims he is the saviour of hip-hop offended him. Wayne - real name DWAYNE MICHAEL CARTER - is thrilled Jay-Z has...

Jay-z On Course To Land Top Debut

Rapper JAY-Z's comeback album is set to be the year's (06) biggest debut when the new Billboard chart is released later today (29NOV06). The hip-hop mogul's KINGDOM COME is on course to debut at number...

Jay-z Ties Rolling Stones With Ninth Us Number One

Rap mogul SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER has reclaimed his crown at the top of the US album charts but sales of his comeback album KINGDOM COME fell just short of the 700,000 estimate. The album opened...

Jay-z Album Party Shut Down

A launch party for JAY-Z's new album was brought to an abrupt halt last night (22NOV06) when New York authorities shut down the city's Avalon nightclub. Revellers were queuing outside, waiting to celebrate the release...

Universal Sues After Jay-z Album Leaks On Myspace

Lawyers acting for Universal Music Group filed a lawsuit against MySpace parent company News Corp yesterday (20NOV06), after SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER's comeback album KINGDOM COME was leaked on the networking website last week (ends17NOV06). The...

Jay-z Hits Back At Jim Jones

SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER has hit back at rap rival JIM JONES in a freestyle rap in which he lauds his wealth and creative output over the DIPSET star. Jones angered the Def Jam president when...

Jay-z To Shut Down Hollywood

Rap mogul JAY-Z will shut down Los Angeles' Hollywood Boulevard next week when he performs a free street concert to promote his comeback album KINGDOM COME. The star's Wednesday night (22NOV06) performance will be filmed...

Jay-z Attacks Himself In Hurricane Katrina Rap

JAY-Z is starting a series of subtle rap feuds on his comeback album KINGDOM COME - and he's hurling the biggest at himself. The rap mogul is leaving fans to read between the lines and...

Jay-z Plans Seven-date Dash In A Day

Rap mogul JAY-Z is planning a whistle-stop day-long US tour to promote the release of his comeback album KINGDOM COME this weekend (18NOV06). The rapper play seven 30-minute shows in advance of his new release...

Martin Almost Kept Jay-z Music For Himself

COLDPLAY star CHRIS MARTIN almost backed out of his collaboration with SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER because the melodies he conjured up sounded too good to share The 99 PROBLEMS rapper invited Martin to write music...

Jay-z Boosts Comeback With Basketball Package

Rapper JAY-Z is combining his two loves of music and basketball to boost his chart comeback and promote his beloved New Jersey Nets. Nets fans who buy a three-game Premiere Week package for the upcoming...

Legal Action To Be Taken Over Jay-z Single Leak?

JAY-Z's record label is considering taking legal action against the person responsible for leaking the rapper's forthcoming single on the internet last week (ends06OCT06). Highly-anticipated comeback track SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT appeared illegally online...

Jay-z Joined By Martin And Paltrow

CHRIS MARTIN and his actress wife GWYNETH PALTROW thrilled a sold-out crowd at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall last night (27SEP06) when they joined hip-hop star JAY-Z on stage. The COLDPLAY frontman collaborated with Jay-Z...

Paltrow And Knowles: Best Buddies?

GWYNETH PALTROW has struck up a close friendship with BEYONCE KNOWLES, after she and husband CHRIS MARTIN joined the R+B star's boyfriend JAY-Z on stage for a performance. The SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE actress and Knowles'...

Chris Martin To Perform Live With Jay-z

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN is set to join hip-hop star JAY-Z on stage in London next week (beg25SEP06). The British rocker collaborated with Jay-Z on his new album KINGDOM COME - and will now perform...

Jay-z Ends His Retirement With Star-studded Comeback Album

JAY-Z has officially ended his rap retirement by revealing he's planning to release a new album later this year (06). After weeks of speculation about a rumoured return to the charts, the Def Jam Records...

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