Jay Z and Timbaland Win ‘Big Pimpin’ Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

@MzHanaG The rapper was accused of stealing “Big Pimpin” after the nephew of an Egyptian songwriter said they used his uncle’s music without permission. Osama Ahmed Fahmy said that Jay Z and Timbaland didn’t pay for the rights to sample a Baligh Hamdi song for 1999’s “Big Pimpin.” US District Judge Christina A. Snyder ruled…

Birdman Sues Jay Z And Tidal For The Release of “FWA”

@MzHanaG Birdman has been unusually outspoken this week. He made news first with hurling a drink at Lil Wayne on stage, then dissed Tyga’s struggle album, and then launched a $50 million lawsuit against Jay Z and “struggling” Tidal music streaming company. The Cash Money founder brought the suit against Tidal for releasing Lil Wayne’s…

Jay Z’s Son Dishes On Absentee Dad

MzHanaG For some time there have been rumblings about Jay Z having sired a few children outside of his marital union with Beyonce. But, as time goes on there’s no doubt that Rymir Satterthwaite is Jay Z’s biological son despite all roadblocks Jay Z has put up to have a DNA test, according to Rymir….

The Rewards and Pitfalls of Jay Z’s Aspiro Music Streaming Service

MzHanaG All start-ups face challenges. Just ask Jay Z. Prior to going public with his acquisition of Swedish music streaming service, Aspiro, Mr. Carter had a think-tank session with industry figureheads and key players, including Madonna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Nikki Minaj, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Jack White, Beyonce, two anonymous country music stars and…

Aspiro Music Streaming Could Be A Shrewd Move For Jay Z

MzHanaG WiMP and Tidal may soon welcome aboard a new executive. One who can harness the potential of the growing market that music streaming is. Jay Z will reportedly pay $56 million for Aspiro, which is slightly more than half the reported $100 million that Deezer paid for Muve Music, (has over 2 million subscribers),…

Aspiro Music Streaming Could Be A Shrewd Move Jay Z

MzHanaG WiMP and Tidal may soon welcome aboard a new executive. One who can harness the potential of the growing market that music streaming is. Jay Z will reportedly pay $56 million for Aspiro, which is slightly more than half the reported $100 million that Deezer paid for Muve Music, (has over 2 million subscribers),…

Funk Master Flex Threatens to Fire More On-Air Shots

MzHanaG The Funkmaster Flex / Jay Z saga continues. Flex fired off more on-air indictments after Jay Z allegedly tried to contact him multiple times via phone and text. Flex took to Instagram last night, where he posted a screen-shot of an alleged text message sent to him by HOV. The Hot 97 DJ’s Instagram…

Beyonce and Jay Z Accused of Stealing

@MzHanaG Beyonce, Jay Z and Timbaland are the subjects of recent theft accusations by a foreign singer. A lawsuit is surfacing in connection to the 2013 “Drunk In Love” chart-topper. TMZ and Page Six report that Monika Miczura (known professionally as Mitsou) claims her song was stolen. Mitsou recorded Roma Folk song, “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” back in…

Jay Z and Beyonce Put Up A United Front Amidst Divorce Rumors

  The Carter marriage has been thrust into the spotlight since Solange, 28, viciously attacked Jay Z, 44, about rumored infidelity with Rachel Roy or Rihanna (details remain at large). The On The Run duo are reportedly sleeping in separate hotels, talking about cancelling the OTR tour, have had their divorce attorneys join the tour…

Never Outshine the Master

Everyone has had a teacher at one point or another in their lifetime. The saying goes that if you teach someone how to fish, they’ll be able to feed themselves for a lifetime. Figuratively speaking, not teaching others how to fish for themselves makes them dependent on the fisherman, creating a cult-like environment in which…

No X… No Y… Generation E

Kevin Liles’s rise to presidency at Def Jam Records (at the ripe age of 30 in 1998) has laid the foundation for countless other ventures to take shape, which has created jobs, inspired lives and changed the world. Liles’s flatiron-district powerhouse is the place where his “Make It Happen” doctrine infuses our culture, daily.  He…