Click Track: Jay-Z


Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Merle Haggard hospitalized; Jay-Z never said he’d stop saying that; Bruno Mars cleared

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  08:41 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Coachella 2012 line-up announced: At the Drive-In, Refused reunite; Jay-Z serenades newborn; ODB had an FBI file?

Your morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:16 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/30/2011

The most watchable music videos of 2011

10 videos that merited return visits to YouTube.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 12/12/2011

More Throne in 2012?; Wale plays for free at Wizards Fan Fest

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:43 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Chris Richards picks his top 10 albums of 2011

The year’s best in pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:42 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Justin Bieber is most searched person; More prison for Lil Boosie

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Singles file: Young Jeezy f. Jay-Z and Andre 3000, the Evens, Cults f. Freddie Gibbs

Five must-hear songs of the week.

By Allison Stewart  |  09:51 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Jay-Z under fire for Rocawear “Occupy All Streets” T-shirt; Chesney and McGraw team for stadium tour; Lady Gaga splits with creative director

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West triumphant at Verizon Center

Two of music’s biggest names delivered a performance matching their starpower.

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Jay-Z shouts out Georgetown — but should the Hoyas be studying Hova?

The internet responds to news of Michael Eric Dyson’s Jay-Z course at Georgetown University.

By Chris Richards  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West bring ‘Throne’ to Verizon Center

First take on one of the most hotly anticipated concerts of the year.

By Chris Richards  |  11:40 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Archive: Before watching the Throne, read recent Jay-Z and Kanye West reviews

Recent concert and album reviews from The Washington Post archives.

By Click Track  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 11/03/2011

In today’s Post: Jay-Z 101 at Georgetown University

Professor Michael Eric Dyson brings the work of rap’s biggest star to the world of academia.

By Chris Richards  |  10:28 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/31/2011

“Watch the Throne” tour kicks off in Atlanta; Adele cancels all 2011 dates; Amy Winehouse album due in December

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Paul Simon to take “Graceland” on the road; Georgetown offers Jay-Z class

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:03 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Taking sides: Who should “The Colbert Report” book next?

To be a successful musical guest on the “Report,” you must be somewhat politically literate, sound awesome on a TV soundstage and be funny.

By Click Track  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/09/2011

The buddy system: This season finds pop stars joining forces

Big-name pop stars are linking arms this season, both in the studio and on the road.

By Chris Richards  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Jay-Z, Kanye West, Adele, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga: Summer’s musical winners and losers

Jay-Z, Kanye West and Adele come out on top, but Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga didn’t fare as well.

By Allison Stewart  |  02:01 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Winehouse toxicology report comes back clean; Lady Gaga to guest on “The Simpsons”; Numero Group battles Jay-Z and Kanye

By David Malitz  |  09:53 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 08/12/2011

“Watch the Throne” watch: Kanye West and Jay-Z drop “Otis” video

The Spike Jonze-directed clip finds the dynamic duo having plenty of fun.

By Chris Richards  |  11:42 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Taking sides: Who sits on the “Throne” 72 hours later — Kanye West or Jay-Z?

Click Track’s contributors pick the highs and lows from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch the Throne.”

By Click Track  |  11:27 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Chris Brown brings F.A.M.E. tour to D.C.; Staggering losses for record labels in U.K. fire; “Throne” on pace to top 500,000 in sales

By David Malitz  |  09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Lists: When Jay-Z and Kanye West don’t get the first word

Jay and Ye are quick to cede their albums’ opening remarks to people with fake British accents.

By Chris Richards and David Malitz  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Album review: Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Watch the Throne”

A summer blockbuster designed to make us bow before two rap demigods actually asks us to question our own desires.

By Chris Richards  |  06:29 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 08/08/2011

“Watch The Throne” is out, never leaked; Big Boi arrested on drug charges; Lollapalooza recaps

The rappers finally released their highly anticipated collaborative album, “Watch The Throne.”

By David Malitz  |  09:37 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Kings of Leon cancel tour; Jay-Z and Kanye West shuffle dates on theirs

By David Malitz  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Taking sides: Watch The Throne or listen to the album?

Which will be better: the Jay-Z/Kanye West tour or album?

By Click Track  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Michael Jackson tribute concert set for October; Winehouse funeral held in London; Ted Leo to play benefit show in D.C.

By David Malitz  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West announce “Watch the Throne” released date and tour; Amy Winehouse remembered

Morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  09:14 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Jay-Z and Kanye drop “Otis”; Katy Perry leads VMA nominees; R. Kelly has emergency surgery

By David Malitz  |  09:43 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Coheed and Cambria bassist arrested; RIP Wurzel from Motorhead; Rihanna concert cut short due to fire

By David Malitz  |  09:57 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 07/05/2011

No album, just cover are and pre-order info for Jay-Z and Kanye; Radiohead enters Chinese cyberspace; RIP rock critic Jane Scott

By David Malitz  |  09:59 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Kanye West/Jay-Z album coming soon?; New Wilco album and tour; Kareem Abdul-Jabaar and Smashing Pumpkins - what?

By David Malitz  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Did the Washington Wizards predict contemporary hip-hop?

Were the Washington Wizards swag before swag was swag?

By David Malitz  |  11:25 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Singles file: Lady Gaga, Win Win, Wale

New songs from Lady Gaga, Win Win, Wale and more.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Taking sides: Who should Kanye collaborate with instead?

Click Track’s contributors debate who Kanye should work with instead of Jay-Z.

By Click Track  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/31/2011

NBA to investigate Jay-Z; Springsteen pens letter to editor of local paper; Celebrate Marvin Gaye Day

Jay-Z might be in trouble after going into the Kentucky locker room; The Boss criticizes tax cuts in New Jersey; Washingtonians celebrate hometown hero Marvin Gaye on Saturday

By Chris Richards  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/24/2011

Riffs: Kanye vs. Coachella, and four other highly entertaining festival feuds.

Jay-Z played Glastonbury and the world didn't end. Like seemingly everything Kanye West does, the announcement that the controversial rapper was going to headline April's Coachella festival caused a pop cultural kerfuffle. Many online commenters went so far as to...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/12/2011

Riffs: Britney vs. Kanye/Jay-Z: The final showdown

"H.A.M." or "Hold It"? It's not quite an epic battle on the level of the Backstreet Boys vs. New Kids on the Block, but when it was announced that Britney Spears and the historic pairing of Jay-Z and Kanye West...

By Allison Stewart  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Kanye West + Jay-Z, "H.A.M." -- pros + cons

There's good and bad with "H.A.M." 2011 is brimming with big popland promises, including "Watch the Throne", a collaboration album that hip-hop royals Kanye West and Jay-Z claimed would see the light of day this week. Instead, we've been presented...

By Chris Richards  |  11:56 AM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/08/2010

Riffs: Five things we learned from reading rock star autobiographies

Don't mess with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine or he might put a spell on you. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Rock stars have much to teach us. At least, according to rock stars. It's never been a better year for musical autobios: Patti Smith's...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/01/2010

Jay-Z and Eminem inspire Dr. Dre to finish "Detox"; Soundgarden goes "Guitar Hero"; Usher and Sade coming to the DMV

Dre has been working on "Detox" since the days of black and white photography. (Interscope Records) By Chris Richards - Dr. Dre tells MTV that performing at a recent concert with Jay-Z and Eminem inspired him to get back to...

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/23/2010

Katy Perry deemed too hot for "Sesame Street"; Don't judge Jay-Z's forthcoming book by its cover

By Chris Richards - Katy Perry is too hot for "Sesame Street." The pop singer recently joined Elmo to film a spot for the long-running kids television show but producers later deemed the clip un-airable due to Perry's revealing...

By Chris Richards  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/31/2010

Singles file: Kanye West f. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver and Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is the weak link on Kanye West's new track. By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver and Nicki Minaj: "Monster" Yeezy goes "True Blood"...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/24/2010

U2 debuting new material, touring with Jay-Z; Ticketmaster unveils newfangled "weblog"; Destroyer + Hecker makes Click Track fantasies come true

Bono's back is fine and Bono's back with some new songs. (Ricky Carioti/TWP) By David Malitz - With Bono recovered from back surgery U2 is back on the road and debuting lots of new material on the European leg of...

By David Malitz  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 06/16/2010

Jay-Z cites Gilbert Arenas on new Dr. Dre track

Don't expect to hear this Dre-Jay collaboration at the Verizon Center next season. (Getty Images) By Chris Richards A new song from Dr. Dre's looooong awaited "Detox" album has leaked and it features a Jay-Z couplet about Washington's most troubled...

By Chris Richards  |  05:10 PM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/11/2010

M.I.A. releases new song, remix with Jay-Z; Pavement drummer Gary Young plays a reunion gig; The World Cup kickoff concert was probably really fun

Transmissions from Brentwood: A new M.I.A. song and remix debuted yesterday. By Ally Schweitzer - Two songs from M.I.A. are making the rounds: a new track from her forthcoming album "/\/\Y/\" and a remix of the lead single "XXXO" featuring...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/13/2010

Taking sides: Can one horrible song ruin a near-perfect album?

James Murphy has made another great album - with one glaring exception. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images) LCD Soundsystem's fine new album "This is Happening" isn't due out until Tuesday, but it began circulating around the Internet a few weeks back....

By Chris Richards  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/13/2010

Eminem hits No. 1, schedules shows with Jay-Z; New "Twilight" soundtrack is indie-tastic; Roots and John Legend team for covers album

Eminem tops the charts and will play at Yankee Stadium. (Gary Malerba/Associated Press) By David Malitz - Eminem will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with his latest single, "Not Afraid." It is just the...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/03/2010

Week ahead: Tribute to TCB's Polo, Jay-Z on "SNL," Canadian supergroups release new albums

Craig Finn and the Hold Steady release their fifth album, "Heaven Is Whenever," on Tuseday. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) In concert: On Monday night there will be an All-Stars of Go-Go Tribute and Benefit for Polo of TCB at Marygold's in Lanham,...

By David Malitz  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/19/2010

Carrie Underwood takes the big award at ACM; Coachella 2010 wraps up

Carrie Underwood, two-time recipient of ACM's Entertainer of the Year award. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) By Ally Schweitzer - Carrie Underwood took away the biggest prize at last night's Academy of Country Music awards, winning "Entertainer of the Year" at the...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/04/2010

In concert: Jay-Z

Jay-Z eventually got it going at Verizon Center Wednesday night. (All photos by Ricky Carioti/TWP) By Sarah Godfrey Jay-Z, as he’s fond of saying, isn’t a businessman, he’s a business, man. But lately he seems to have forgotten the number...

By David Malitz  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 03/04/2010

News: Jay-Z visited the White House

Jay-Z quickly met with the POTUS on Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) During the final moments of his performance at Verizon Center Wednesday night, Jay-Z casually dropped a gigantic boast: "I just came from the White House." White House...

By Chris Richards  |  10:03 AM ET, 03/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/15/2010

Morning click: Jay-Z skips "the World," Knack frontman dies

Jay-Z explains why he stayed off the "We Are the World" remake. - Jay-Z was one of pop music's numerous A-listers who chose not to take part in the new "We Are the World" remake organized to benefit earthquake relief...

By Chris Richards  |  11:10 AM ET, 02/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/04/2010

Taking sides: Picking Super Bowl halftime talent

Forget the geriatric rockers - give us Beyonce at halftime. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show -- excuse us, the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show -- will feature a performance by U.K. rock legends the Who. Other...

By David Malitz  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 01/21/2010

Taking sides... Choose your own Coachella adventure

Jay-Z and Thom Yorke can play at your version of Coachella - but it will cost you. In an effort to turn everything in life into some kind of draft and/or fantasy sport, Click Track has developed a Coachella salary...

By David Malitz  |  02:25 PM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 01/21/2010

Morning click: Quincy Jones plans "We Are the World" remake, Beyoncé joins "Hope for Haiti"

Q is planning a "We Are the World" remake. (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Hyosub Shin) - Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning to record a 25th anniversary remake of "We Are the World" to benefit relief...

By Chris Richards  |  09:05 AM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/20/2010

News: Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z sign on to perform "Hope for Haiti" telethon

The Boss is one of many big names that will perform to raise money for Haiti. (Photo By Michael Williamson) A constellation of pop stars have signed on to perform at Friday's "Hope For Haiti" telethon, including Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z,...

By Chris Richards  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/20/2010

Morning click: Coachella Lineup Announced; Folk singer Kate McGarrigle dies

Jay-Z, Gorillaz, Phoenix, and MGMT are scheduled to play this year's Coachella Festival. (Photos clockwise from top: Jason DeCrow/AP; Myspace) - The 2010 Coachella lineup has been announced and it's looking a little less wrinkly than in years past....

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Discographically Speaking: Timbaland

Late R&B superstar Aaliyah was the beneficiary of many of Timbaland's best beats . Producer extraordinaire Timbaland is set to drop by the 9:30 club on Saturday night to promote his album, “Shock Value II,” the latest in a series...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 12/31/2009

Lists: David Malitz's top 237 shows of 2009

Jay-Z's Inauguration Eve show at the Warner Theatre was historic. This is my favorite year-end list to make because I feel it's the most definitive. I made sure to wait until the very end so I could have a full...

By David Malitz  |  03:44 PM ET, 12/31/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)