In what often seems like a genre focused on getting cars, cash, and girls, rap often gets a bad rap. Some of the genre's most talented voices use their powers for good.

Or they try. Instead of playing to the lowest common denominator, their politically charged and often personal song lyrics are an attempt to alter the course of pop culture.

Posted in: Music

Happy Father's Day from The Hollywood Gossip! It's time to celebrate the man in your life who, well, gave you life. Or at least the one who helped raise you.

Hollywood is notorious for its unflattering portrayals of fathers as being bumbling and incompetent men who have no business raising babies.

Posted in: Parenting

Now it's on. Jay Z is still recovering from the trauma of being attacked by Solange Knowles, and now he's facing a feud with a man who makes Solange look like a level-headed pacifist.

Kanye West's ego might be the largest in the history of our species, but it's also very fragile and apparently when Jay decided to skip the Kimye wedding he upset the Yeezusphere in a way that no amount of $10,000 cognac can set right.

Posted in: Kanye West

Jay Z Biography

Jay-Z Image Jay-Z has seen Beyonce nude many times. What a lucky rapper. A hip hop star, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor Jay-Z is... More »
Born
Birthplace
Brooklyn, New York
Full Name
Shawn Corey Carter