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  • Tru Life was soon being groomed to be a linchpin of Roc-La Familia, a Latin-oriented arm of Roc-A-Fella Records, a label Jay-Z co-founded.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The Throne, the name Jay-Z and Kanye West chose for their two-man supergroup, is more than mere bluster—the two rappers top the music food chain.

    The Short List

  • Blue Ivy, the name Jay-Z and BeyoncĂ© bestowed upon their newborn, may one day prove popular.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Shawn Carter, a k a Jay-Z, shares scenes from the harsh world he navigated in his youth and states that "hip-hop lyrics - not just my lyrics, but those of every great M.C. - are poetry if you look at them closely enough."

    NYT > Home Page

  • The hitmaking couple reportedly chose Blue in deference to Jay's signature color, (he has released three albums with "Blueprint" in the title and has been working on a GM hue titled "Jay-Z Blue" while Ivy represents the Roman numerals IV, or four, a highly significant number for the couple (He was born Dec. 4, she Sept. 4, they married on April 4, and her latest album is titled "4."

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  • "They're getting a lot of publicity for the Music Genome Project, but ... it doesn't take rocket scientists to plug in Jay-Z and get other rappers in the same vein as Jay-Z."

    Pandora's Big Challenges: Fees And Foes

  • And a recipe for disaster, like mixing oil, water, plutonium and spaghetti and then encouraging all these elements to dance hornily and drunkenly to Jay-Z.

    Someplace Else

  • Jay-Z, John Legend and Lady Gaga went home with three trophies each.

    Lady Antebellum Tops Grammy Awards

  • Or, as Jay-Z once opined on "Moment of Clarity", you dumb down, you double your dollars.

    Tinie Tempah: Disc-Overy

  • We didn't have no Jay-Z telling everyone, 'Hey, look at these guys, we're friends with them, listen to them.'

    Insane Clown Posse: And God created controversy

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