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Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA

Jay-Z, also known as Shawn Carter, left and Mayor Eric Garcetti clasp hands as they announce the Made in America Festival from the steps of City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. AP

The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries.

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Jay Z tops Grammy nominations with 9

In this April 14, 2013 file photo, Macklemore, left, and Ryan Lewis, right, perform "Can't Hold Us" with Ray Dalton at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are among the clear favorites as The Recording Academy prepares to unveil its Grammy nominees on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. A handful will be unveiled during a CBS special, and the rest announced after it airs. Matt Sayles/Invision /AP

Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations with nine, but left-of-center hip-hop stars Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among a group of young performers who took many of the major nominations.

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Jay-Z defends deal with store accused of profiling

Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. AP

Jay-Z — under pressure to drop a collaboration with luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers — said Saturday he’s being unfairly “demonized” for waiting to hear all of the facts.

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Jay-Z knows how to please

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JAY-Z (WITH BEYONCÉ, RIGHT). Raps about fatherhood, prejudice—and Miley Cyrus!

Jay-Z’s latest release, “Magna Carta…Holy Grail,” doesn’t quite live up to the magnitude suggested by its ambitious title. But, the rap luminary’s 12th solo effort since 1996’s “Reasonable Doubt” has enough clever wordplay, irresistible riffs and thought-provoking themes to keep his followers giddy with head-bobbing glee.

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Jay-Z unveils his ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’

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There seems to be a developing theme unfolding as of late for popular mainstream Hip-Hop artists in releasing albums that not only speak of excessive grandeur, but which also compare themselves to historical figures, and even allude to themselves as some kind of “deity” or “modern prophet” of the times.

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With Samsung, Jay-Z’s business continues to boom

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He really is more than a businessman. Jay-Z’s partnership with Samsung for his new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” is another sign of how musicians are finding new ways to push, sell and promote their music, and how the multiplatinum performer — who famously rapped “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” — continues to leverage his enduring popularity into a successful brand.

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Jay-Z announces new album with Samsung deal

This May 1, 2013 file photo shows Jay-Z at "The Great Gatsby" world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall in New York.  Jay-Z is teaming up with Samsung to release his new album, unveiling a three-minute commercial during the NBA Finals and announcing a deal that will give the music to 1 million users of Galaxy mobile phones. The new album, called “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” will be free for the first 1 million android phone owners who download an app for the album. Those who do so will get the album on July 4, three days before its official release. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file )

Jay-Z is teaming up with Samsung to release his new album, unveiling a three-minute commercial during the NBA Finals and announcing a deal that will give the music to 1 million users of Galaxy mobile phones.

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Beyonce trip to Cuba ‘hypocritical’ – senator

Beyoncé poses after a news conference in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A Republican senator said entertainers Beyonce and Jay-Z missed a chance while in Cuba to see firsthand the effects of political oppression.

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Treasury: Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip licensed

US singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, right, tours Old Havana as a body guard, left, and tour guide, right, accompany them in Cuba on  April 4. R&B's power couple is in Havana on their fifth wedding anniversary. AP

US Treasury officials say the trip by Beyonce (bee-AHN’-say) and Jay-Z to Cuba was licensed as an educational exchange.

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Beyonce, Jay-Z turn heads in Havana

U.S. singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, tour Old Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 4, 2013. R&B's power couple is in Havana on their fifth wedding anniversary. (AP Photo)

Beyonce and Jay-Z caused a big stir in Havana as they marked their fifth wedding anniversary Thursday.

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Financial info on celebs, officials leaked online

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Authorities and celebrities were grappling Monday with how to respond to a website that posted what appears to be private financial information about top government officials and stars such as Jay-Z and Mel Gibson.

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AP Source: Lady Gaga to perform at inaugural ball

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This Oct. 1, 2012 file photo shows Lady Gaga arriving at the Versace atelier in Milan, Italy. A person familiar with the inauguration tells The Associated Press that the pop star will perform at Tuesday's ball for White House staffers. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because that person wasn't authorized to publicly reveal the information. AP/Luca Bruno

Watch out Beyonce and Katy Perry. There’s another diva set to perform during the inauguration festivities — Lady Gaga.

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