Tag: Roc Nation

Revenge of the Blerds: Howard Bests Harvard Debate Team for 2nd Year in a Row

Screenshot: WTNH The Howard Bison clashed with the Harvard Crimson in Hartford, Conn., last week as part of the 10th Annual State NAACP Conference “Great Debate”—an intercollegiate battle of the minds that is the largest of its kind in the country. In front of an audience of 10,000 people, the real HU’s debate team beat […]

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A Gift From the N.F.L. Ignites a Firestorm Over Dreadlocks

For several years, a small nonprofit operating out of a church on the South Side of Chicago has tried to reduce gang violence by getting kids involved in boxing, music and other programs. Few outside the city had ever heard of the group, Crushers Club, until this week, when it was awarded a $200,000 grant […]

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Jay-Z: It Doesn’t Matter What People Say About My NFL Deal Because I’m Trying To Make Changes

Getty Image The internet has been buzzing about Jay-Z’s deal with the NFL. The rapper’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, recently entered into a partnership with the NFL as the league’s entertainment strategist. Some call him a hypocrite for involving himself with the NFL after publicly supporting Colin Kaepernick. Others believe having someone on the inside […]

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‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’? Jay-Z and the NFL Are Now Doing Business Together

Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) Jay-Z and his entertainment and sports company, Roc Nation, will be partnering up with the NFL starting this year to serve as the league’s “live music entertainment strategist.” The collaboration comes despite Jay-Z having been, for a time, a vocal critic of the league, due to the way they handled […]

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N.F.L. and Jay-Z Team Up on Music and Social Justice Campaign

Looking to move past more than two years of national uproar, which started when football players began to kneel during the national anthem, the N.F.L. has signed a deal with the rap star and impresario Jay-Z to gain a foothold in the music business and get a seal of approval from one of the country’s […]

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Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Offers Legal Counsel to Phoenix Family Held at Gunpoint By Police, Calls Incident ‘Absolutely Sickening’

Photo: Slaven Vlasic (Getty Images for Sports Illustrated) If Clark Kent had a real life alter ego, it might be Jay-Z. The 49-year-old billionaire has been using his immense fortune and influence to save artists like Lil Wayne from the IRS, to pour $50 million into criminal justice reform and to otherwise balance the scales […]

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A Billboard No. 1 Is at Stake, So Here’s an Album With Your Taylor Swift Hoodie

For decades, the phrase “No. 1 with a bullet” has referred to a song or album that zooms to the top of the Billboard charts. Given current music industry practices, “No. 1 with a T-shirt” may be more accurate. Lately, many artists — and their record companies — have been trying to game the system […]

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