Life + Times

How did we not see this coming? Jeezy was vocal about his displeasure with his label Def Jam a week ago, and today, he shared plans for his CTE clique that don’t involve the only place he’s called home.

In the latest episode of Elliott Wilson’s The Truth, the subject is Meek Mill. YN chopped it up with MMG rapper about some hot topics at hand including battling Kendrick Lamar, his Dreamchasers 3 mixtape, Cassidy disrespecting the late Snupe’s name, and more, while eating some grub at Philippe Restaurant in NYC. 

A trailer dropped last week, but today we get the full length version of Made In America: TDE Documentary. Jay Z’s Life + Times website trailed Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock for about a month to create this inside look at the Black Hippy collective.

Sorry to interrupt you, Rap Internets, but there might be another young West Coast rapper worthy of your attention. Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson chopped it up with Odd Future standout Earl Sweatshirt about his upcoming album Doris, the Wolf Gang, and much more for the latest installment of The Truth series. 

The second part of Elliott Wilson‘s “#FACTSONLY” conversation with Jay Z via his Life + Times interview segment, The Truth, was unleashed today (July 24). In the continuation, Wilson gets Hov to open up about Trayvon Martin, securing his legacy, and other candid moments during the chat.

Leave it to Elliott Wilson to get more than 30 full minutes of Jay Z’s time. For his latest installment of The Truth (presented by Jay’s Life + Times imprint) Wilson speaks with Hovito about an array of topics including creating Magna Carta Holy Grail, the future of rap, and those “new rules.” Facts only, of […]

Jay-Z keeps the spectacle that is Magna Carta Holy Grail at the tip of our tongues with a grandiosely debuting the album’s official artwork.

Now that Student of the Game is officially out and being met to positive reviews, N.O.R.E. continues his press run with accomplished journalist Shaheem Reid on the latest installment of Life + Times series The Roundup. The “Superthug” MC was extremely candid in the sit down, discussing everything from making legendary hits with Pharrell to how hip-hop saved his life.

When mentioning Clipse’s cannon of albums, many devoted fans of the Virginia brothers agree that Hell Hath No Fury is their greatest work to date. Pusha T revisited those days in the latest  episode of Life + Times series “Decoded,” where he broke down a verse from the haunting dope boy anthem “Keys Open Doors.”

Life + Times and veteran journalist Shaheem Reid deliver the second installment of The Round Up. This time around Jadakiss sits in the hot seat for some casual conversation. An array of topics were discussed, including the Yonkers MC’s top five favorite beats, his favorite Biggie verse and a few other interesting anecdotes from his […]

Jay-Z’s Life + Times has launched a new series called “The Genesis” and its first subject is Bronx, by way of Morocco, rapper French Montana. In the premiere episode the Bad Boy artist reminisces about the night he was shot in the head after leaving the studio. 

Ordinarily the “Decoded” series on Life + Times features MCs breaking down the meanings to some of their favorite bars. Instead, the latest edition veers to the production side of things, this time featuring beatsmith and college professor, 9th Wonder, recalling his work on “Threat” from Jay-Z’s The Black Album a decade ago.