Jay Z

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and First Round Capital invest $3 million in bail reform startup Promise

Nationwide, 62 percent of the jail population accounts for people who can’t afford bail, according to the Vera Institute of Justice. A lot of these incarcerated individuals are behind bars becau

Facebook and Warner Music ink recorded and published music deal for videos and messages

Just weeks after signing a large licensing deal with leading indy label representative ICE, Facebook has continued its march into the world of music with the news that it has now added Warner Music Gr

Backing Robinhood, JAY-Z’s Roc Nation invests in would-be Rockefellers

Roc Nation, the full-service entertainment management company created by the music impresario Shawn Carter (better known as JAY-Z), is making an investment in financial trading platform Robinhood. Th

Crunch Report | Jay Z Has Arrived

More news about Jay Z's new venture (Arrive), robots that fix their mistakes and Y Combinator launches its MOOC. All this on Crunch Report.

Jay Z launches Arrive to fund startups, offer branding support and more

Jay Z’s new venture capital firm Arrive, has arrived — the rap and business mogul has been planning the launch for a while, according to reports that surfaced in February, but a press rel

Crunch Report | Jay Z Is Planning a VC Fund

Verizon is finally buying Yahoo, Jay Z is planning a VC fund, Uber investigates sexual harassment claims, Boeing doubles down on satellites and Skurt offers on-demand rental cars. All this on Crunch R

Crunch Report | Sprint Takes 33% Stake in Tidal

Sprint takes a 33% stake in Tidal, The SEC is investigating Yahoo, a study from Cambridge on vaccinating fake news, Apple fixes more MacBook Pro bugs and a big Snapchat redesign hits iOS. All this on

Jay-Z backed JetSmarter raises $105 million to become Uber for private jets

JetSmarter has raised $105 million in Series C funding, at a $1.5 billion pre-money valuation, to build its marketplace for private jet services, according to Sergey Petrossov, the startup’s fou

How Prince and Bowie started streaming music services

In the wake of Prince’s untimely death, more and more stories have been revealed about his secret life of good works: anonymous checks, civil rights activism, charity concerts, etc. But I’d like t

Jay Z, Tidal & Kanye West sued for misstatements about ‘The Life of Pablo’ exclusivity

Kanye West’s decision to flip-flop on whether or not his new album, “The Life of Pablo,” would be an exclusive to music streaming service Tidal, has now been met with a class action

Meeting Between Jay Z And Samsung Could Forecast Tidal Acquisition

It would appear that Jay Z, rap legend and Tidal music screaming service owner, has been hanging out with the folks over at Samsung. According to a report from Variety, Jay Z had a meeting in Samsung&

Jay-Z To Relaunch His New Tidal Music Service Today With Madonna, Kanye, Daft Punk Exclusives In Tow

Tidal, the high-definition music streaming service acquired by rapper and music mogul Jay-Z, is gearing up for its official relaunch under new ownership later today, and it will be doing so by repor

Tidal, The Hi-Fi Music Service Jay-Z Is Buying, Expands To 22 More Markets, Reports Only 12K Users

Where Neil Young’s Pono may have flopped with critics, another hi-fidelity music service soon to be owned by a music superstar is hoping to fly. Tidal, a new hi-fi streaming service from Norwa

Are you a citizen of the Roc Nation? Well, then your passport is these Skullcandy headphones

Skullcandy has officially announced the availability of their Roc Nation Aviator headphones, the only headphones officially sanction by Jay Z. Jay Z is a rapper who raps about, among other things, his

Maybe I'm the only one who doesn't ‘get’ iTunes LP

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/jayzlp.jpg" />This is probably a question that the record labels should be asking, but I'll ask it here anyway: how do you guys listen to

FYI: You can download Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 today on Rhapsody

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/blueprintjp3.jpg" />Knowing you guys, you not only knew Jay-Z's <i>The Blueprint 3</i> leaked several days ago, but you grabbed it instan

Unintended consequences: Jay-Z's ‘Death of Auto-Tune’ boosts sales of the software

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/jayzzz1.jpg" />A few weeks ago, Jay-Z released the song “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” much to the delight of some corners of the Int

FCC outs MOTOROKR S7-HD Jay-Z bluetooth headphones

Good ‘ol FCC. You are peering at the MOTOROKR S7-HD Jay-Z headphones. Clearly, this ugly set is not after the same market as Sony’s new stylish digs, but at least these have bluetooth wo

Dubious Rumor Alert: Apple is not starting a record label with Jay-Z

We like BGR as much as the next blog, but we’re calling horse hockey on the Boy’s rumor that Jay-Z is starting a new label for Apple . While we’re sure there’s a nugget of trut

Cingular Nabs Exclusive Jay-Z Content

Cingular will announce tomorrow the availability of exclusive Jay-Z content to its wireless customers. Subscribers with 3G access will be able to stream content from the Jay-Z Hangar Tour.