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Hova And Out: JAY-Z Retires? The True Story By Shawn Carter

Revisit JAY-Z's self-written cover story that originally appeared in VIBE Magazine's January 2004 print issue.


Slept On HOV: Examining JAY Z’s ‘Kingdom Come’ Album 10 Years Later

VIBE looks back at Jay's often overlooked album


Memory Lane: Kareem “Biggs” Burke Remembers The Making Of ‘Reasonable Doubt’

We caught up with the Roc-A-Fella co-founder at the Reasonable Doubt Pop-Up shop.


Interview: Lenny S. On How He Climbed To The Top Of The Roc

Lenny S. talks to VIBE about partnering with Brisk for Hispanic Heritage Month, working with Jay Z and more.


Dame Dash Is Trying His Hand In The Television World With Dame Dash TV

Dame Dash always has a new business up his sleeve.


20 Life Lessons From Jay Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Album

On the album's 20th anniversary, VIBE looks back at the deeper meaning behind the lyrics.


10 Reasons Why Jay-Z’s Debut Album ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Is One Of His Best

VIBE looks back at a hip-hop classic by Hov.


Mad Wednesdays: Maria Davis Gave JAY Z A Chance When No One Else Would

VIBE  profiles a NYC legend who gave Jay Z a chance.


Dame Dash Is Sorry For A Lot Of Things

Rap entrepreneur Damon Dash would like the women of the world to know that his days of pouring bubbly all over their bikini'd bodies are…


Throwback Footage Of Kanye West On Rap City In 2004

In 2004, right before "College Dropout" came out, Kanye West appeared on BET's "Rap City" for the first time ever. Rocking a designer backpack and…


The Original Tracklisting For Jay-Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Revealed

Pictured below is the original tracklisting for Jay-Z's debut 1996 LP, Reasonable Doubt. 2DopeBoyz got a hold of it through Adrien Vargas, the album's original…


Damon Dash Says He’s Deep In Debt

Damon Dash had it all.


BOOMSHOTS Heavy Rotation: Mr. Vegas feat. Teairra Mari ‘Boy Shorts’ (Remix)

They say lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place—but I guess nobody told Mr. Vegas. Over the past 15 years, the Kingston-based singjay has…


Throwbacks: Early Jay-Z Video Photos

It's always great to see photos from back in the day. Videographer Abdul Malik Abbott has released these photos of Jay-Z at various music video…