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Magna Carter Holy Grail - Jay-Z

This new album from Jay-Z features collaborations with the likes of Frank Ocean and Justin Timberlake. Tracks include 'Somewhereinamerica' and 'Beach is Better'. The Guardian gave it three stars saying: 'On the first four listens it's the varied produ

Jay-Z: Magna Carta Holy Grail - review

Cynics may well roll their eyes at the hoopla surrounding Jay-Z's latest album, not least its disingenuousness. "Fuck hashtags and retweets," runs one offhand soundbite from Tom Ford, a juicy cut from Jay-Z's entertaining 13th-odd album.

Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail, review

Jay Z's new album is perfectly enjoyable but does nothing to ease the sense that his position as the "King of Rap" is in question, finds Helen Brown.

Ciara: Ciara - review

(Epic) One of the most heartening moments on Ciara's fifth album comes when Nicki Minaj - with whom the R&B singer has built up a welcome chemistry of late, with three superb collaborations during the past year - devotes half her guest rap on Livin' It

Jay-Z And The Future Of The Album

What does the hip-hop superstar's alignment with a technology giant actually mean?

Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail - a first-listen review

Our man takes a track-by-track run through the new Jay-Z album to offer his first thoughts on one of the hip-hop events of the year

Jay-Z's Samsung deal signals a musical future where the rich get richer

Never mind the chart positions -Jay-Z gets everything he wants out of Roc Nation's link with the phone company.

Lou Reed on Kanye West's Yeezus: 'It brings tears to my eyes'

Kanye West is a child of social networking and hip-hop.

Jay-Z's new album doesn't feature Rick Rubin - despite promo clip appearance

Rick Rubin didn't actually work on Jay-Z's new album, despite appearing in commercials for it.

Watching Movies With The Sound Off - Mac Miller

Watching Movies with the Sound Off is the second album from US rap star Mac Miller. Mac Miller has described the album as very introspective and very personal and has been mostly self-produced.