Military Strike Against Syria Jay Z Selling Stake in Nets to Coach Kidd, N.Y. Post Says By Curtis Eichelberger – 2013-09-04T18:19:53Z Jay Z, the entertainer who started an athlete-representation firm in April, is selling his minority share in the Brooklyn Nets to the teams coach, Jason Kidd , for $500,000, the New York Post reported, according to people familiar with the situation. Team spokesman Barry Baum declined to comment in an e-mail. Jay Z was forced to sell his .067 percent stake in the National Basketball Association franchise to avoid a conflict of interest after starting the Roc Nation sports agency. Roc Nations clients include New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant . The company operates in a partnership with Creative Artists Agency. Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter , has won 17 Grammy Awards. To contact the reporter on this story: Curtis Eichelberger in Wilmington, Delaware at firstname.lastname@example.org To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at email@example.com Jay Z Selling Stake in Nets to Kidd, N.Y. Post Says Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Entertainer Jay Z watches from courtside during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers at the Barclays Center on December 29, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. Entertainer Jay Z watches from courtside during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers at the Barclays Center on December 29, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York.
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs TV on the Web: Jay Z and Ron Howard documentary trailer Daniel Hurwitz, special for USA TODAY 10:40 a.m. EDT September 3, 2013 Ron Howard makes a film about Jay Zs Made in America fest for Showtime. It airs Oct. 11. (Photo: youtube.com/showtime) Today’s Pick: Made in America Trailer on YouTube The Topic: All is not lost if you missed Jay Z’s Made in America music festival in Philadelphia this past weekend. You can catch some of the action via Ron Howard’s documentary about the concert to premiere on Showtime on Oct. 11. Check out the trailer for the film now.
Beyonce performs at husband Jay Z’s ‘Budweiser Made In America’ festival in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Beyonce closed the first day of her husband Jay-Z’s second annual music festival with a 90-minute set that featured hits like “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” and “Crazy In Love.” Beyonce was the headline performer Saturday at the “Budweiser Made In America” festival in Philadelphia on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway that included 50,000 fans. She was excited and energetic as she sang and danced to songs that satisfied the crowd. “Welcome to Made In America,” she screamed. “Show me how loud you can be.” Gilbert Carrasquillo/Gilbert Carrasquillo/NY Daily Ne Beyonce sang hits like Single Ladies and Crazy In Love at her husbands 2nd annual music festival. PHOTOS: BEYONCE’S MRS. CARTER WORLD TOUR: HER HOTTEST MOMENTS Beyonce performed more than a dozen songs on the main stage much like her “Mrs. Carter World Tour,” which wrapped in Brooklyn last month. She was a vocal powerhouse on songs like “If I Were a Boy” and “1+1” where she sang on the floor and like the Energizer Bunny during the up-tempo numbers “Get Me Bodied” and “End of Time.” She closed with “Halo,” kicking the song off with Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” The Grammy-winning singer not a usual at the festival circuits didn’t perform any new material that could hint at a possible new album. Another surprise was Jay-Z: The rapper didn’t join Beyonce onstage, though the two have a number of collaborations and he curated the festival. Her sister, Solange, who is part of the festival lineup Sunday, performed after an after-party at the Theater of Living Arts for a feverish crowd. Gilbert Carrasquillo/Gilbert Carrasquillo/NY Daily Ne Beyonce performed for 90-minutes to close the first day of the Budwiser Made In America festival in Philadelphia. “I’d rather perform for a crowd of 50 that appreciate the music,” she told the crowd of 200 people. PHOTOS: HOT OR NOT?
Jay-Z Almost Had Big Sean & Kendrick Lamar′s “Control” Beat Says Producer No I.D.
Why does that matter you are probably thinking as Hip Hop head? According to No I.D. in a recent Complex magazine interview, the August song Control was initially for Jay Z. I had this beat. I had actually done it for Jay, right before I let [Sean] hear it. I said, You should take this beat, I think it would be great for you to show up on one of these beats, forget money, forget everything, says No I.D of how the Detroit MC got the tune. I had a conversation with Big Sean towards the end of his album. I told him, I felt like he needed to do some straight, hardcore hip-hop records. Sometimes we focus so much on selling records that we leave some artistic points uncovered. From that point on, Big Sean knew it was go time on the record. Jay Z never got a chance at it. The Hall Of Fame album writer immediatedly began freestyling over the record and Control was born. No I.D. continues elaborating on the track and moment verses were added, He was like, Im gonna drop it as a freestyle. I was like cool. Then he was like, Yo, Im gonna get Jay Electronica on it. I was like, Okay, cool. Anyway, thats where No I.D.