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How the Beyoncé and Jay Z Controversy Shows Gen Z's Money Priorities

Apps like Cleo appeal to the demand for the relatable over aspirational.

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When the new Tiffany's campaign was unveiled, reactions were mixed.

Tiffany's, the iconic jewelry brand which does not (despite what some might be misled to believe) in fact serve breakfast, featured Jay Z, Beyoncé, and a rare Basquiat painting in their recent campaign.

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Culture News

The Unashamed Opulence of Jay Z’s Luxury Cannabis-Themed Slim Aarons Photoshoot

The promotion for his cannabis line, Monogram, is exactly the opulent navel gazing you'd expect, and it's getting tiring.

Chika and Slickwoods in the Jay Z and Hype Williams recreation of Slim Aarons

Beyonce's husband, the rapper known as Jay Z, is back again with new promotions for his much-hyped luxury weed label, Monogram.

With widespread recreational legalization around the corner, many people are starting cannabis based businesses, getting in on what is supposedly the new gold rush — well, besides NFTs and cryptocurrency.

Among the hopefuls starting to make a fortune in the emerging industry is rapper and business mogul, Jay Z.

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Music Lists

6 Times Adam Levine Was a Total Dick

The Maroon 5 singer recently sat down for a cringe interview with Zane Lowe.

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Adam Levine is no stranger to the conversation surrounding his alleged douchery.

He's often even embraced it and, like many jerks before him, repeatedly tried to gaslight the public into loving him anyway. "You're a lead singer of a hot band," Cosmopolitan frankly asked the Maroon 5 frontman in 2009. "Does that automatically make you cocky?" "A little," the singer responded. "But in a playful, not arrogant way."

In an interview with Zane Lowe this morning, the singer — who has said in previous interviews that "no one knows how planes actually work" and that he "spends most of his life naked " — told the legendary radio host, among other things, that "there aren't any bands anymore."

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Much like Outkast and Little Brother, J. Cole helped reshape the narrative surrounding the lack of lyricism from southern rappers.

The Fayetteville, North Carolina native raps with the technical brilliance of New York City rap titans like Nas and Jay-Z. His sincere take on the Black Experience makes him a leading voice in Hip-Hop.

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Kendrick Lamar is as prolific as he is innovative.

The Compton emcee is considered one of the greatest rappers of his generation. He's covered California gang culture, Black adolescence, and social justice in an almost cinematic fashion. The man known as Kung-Fu Kenny is a favorite amongst his peers, die-hard Hip-Hop fans, and even former presidents.

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Before he was a Trump-supporting, Bible-thumping, Drake-hating member of the Kardashian family, Kanye West was a Hip-Hop renaissance man.

The Chicago native worked his way up from being one of Jay-Z's producers to a pop culture icon. Kanye was a breath of fresh air in rap when he released his first single, "Through The Wire," in 2003. Unlike his peers who were perpetuating the usual Hip-Hop stereotypes, Kanye's overconfident yet heartfelt lyrics spoke to a portion of rap fans who were regular people chasing a dream.

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