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  • concerts

    Jay-Z’s 4:44 Tour: Late But Still Great

    By Melinda Sheckells

    Jay-Z is now a tenured professor in the game of fame.

  • Conversations

    Vic Mensa Has a Nonprofit and New Music With Chance the Rapper On the Way

    By Zoneil Maharaj

    Catching up with the Chicago emcee before his Las Vegas tour stop with Jay-Z on October 28

  • Night-lites

    Parties to Keep the Adrenaline Pumping After the Big Fight

    By Ian Caramanzana

    If you’re still feelin’ riled up after the Fight of the Century, head to these places, where you can party with celebrities and DJs for a knockout evening.

  • Music

    Concert Review: Jay Z

    By Andreas Hale

    What’s the point of buying a seat to a Jay Z show when you don’t sit in it for the duration of his two-hour solo set?

  • Tour Buzz

    Tour Buzz: Jay-Z, The Black Crowes and New Politics

    By M. Scott Krause

    Hot on the heels of wife Beyoncé’s recent concert appearance, Jay-Z brings his Magna Carter World Tour to Mandalay Events Center on December 13-14 ($39-$150). Any rapper can boast about Lamborghinis and Bugattis, doing drugs, sleeping with models and making fat stacks.

  • Seven Nights

    Celebrate the Holiday Season with Jay-Z–He Might Buy You Something Fancy

    By Sam Glaser

    Jay-Z’s Magna Carter World Tour pops into the Mandalay Bay Events Center tonight and tomorrow. The 17-time Grammy Award-winner’s latest album is certified double platinum, and is Hov’s 13th album to debut at No. 1.

  • Gossip

    Jay-Z keeps his edge on Kanye in the club

    By Jason Scavone

    While we know for a fact that the concept of the supergroup peaked in 1982 with Asia, Jay-Z and Kanye West are making an admirable run at reviving the genre with their Watch the Throne album and tour. (OK, OK. We can’t say that with a straight face. Obviously, the concept of the supergroup peaked in 1990 when both the Traveling Wilburys and Damn Yankees had albums out, but we know how sensitive y’all are about “Heat of the Moment.”)

  • Concerts

    Kanye West and Jay-Z

    By Melinda Sheckells

    The sold-out Watch the Throne tour stop (promoting an album of the same name) was a display of elegant bravado that would make Scarface’s Tony Montana envious. The duo’s One-Percenter rhymes about high-end watches—“Ball so hard, got a broke clock, Rolleys that don’t tick tock. Audemars that’s losing time”—could easily go over “99 percent” of the audience’s heads. Except that fans knew the lyrics by heart. On this night, the superstars proved they’re the rap royalty to which their new album/tour alludes.

  • Music

    Tour Buzz

    By Geoff Carter

    GODZILLA VS.MECHAGODZILLA: Kanye West and Jay-Z will perform together at the MGM Grand Garden on Dec. 9, in support of their million-selling collaboration Watch the Throne ($69-$267). It’s funny to write that, because Throne doesn’t need the support; seriously, who sells a million albums anymore? No, this goes far beyond a mere promotional tour. This is an epic pissing contest—perhaps the only chance these two gifted rappers and good friends will have to prove superiority.

  • Gossip

    Ain’t nothin’ but a Z thing

    By Jason Scavone

    The iHeartRadio Festival was about taking a bunch of the biggest names in pop music and jamming them on to one stage—a battered music industry’s kind of desperate attempt to win back your attention and affection, not unlike a crazed ex-boyfriend buying you flowers and candy and tickets to What’s Your Number? Because he knows how much you like those kinds of chick flicks and he’ll finally go without rolling his eyes because he’s changed, baby—just give him one more shot.

  • Gossip

    Three Peas and a Bod

    By Jason Scavone

    The Black Eyed Peas are to Vegas clubs what gators are to the Florida Everglades: ubiquitous, full of downside and far worse to encounter eye-to-eye than just knowing they’re out there, lurking.

  • A&E

    Who’s Writing Jay-Z’s Lifestyle Site?

    By Daniel D’Addario, The New York Observer

    Jay-Z’s lifestyle site, Life and Times, launched in early April with surprisingly little fanfare. Perhaps the lack of exuberance over one of the world’s biggest and most enviably glamorous stars talking directly to his fans online stems from the fact that he’s not doing the talking.