Warner/Chappell Music CEO Jon Platt accepts a Songwriter Hall of Fame award on behalf of Jay Z, the first rapper inductee, on June 15, 2017 in New York City. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame hide caption

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Jay Z's Music Service, Tidal, Arrives With A Splash, And Questions Follow

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Kanye West and Jay-Z perform onstage at The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and New Year's Eve Celebration on December 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Mazur/Getty hide caption

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Wrestling With 'Watch The Throne'

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New Jay-Z Album Tests The Musician And Samsung

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan star in Baz Lurhmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby — but the new film's music is so bold it may as well be a character, too. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture hide caption

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'It Led Us On A Journey': The Musical World Of 'The Great Gatsby'

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The summer jam of 2007 can be summarized in seven syllables: "ella, ella, ay, ay, ay." Ellen von Unwerth hide caption

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Jay-Z Stays Fresh On 'The Blueprint 3'

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Rapper Feud Mirrors World Politics

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Urban Desi: A Genre On The Rise

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A Pricey Investment, Even for Jay-Z

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Rapper Jay-Z Un-Retires Again

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Jay-Z's Return with 'Kingdom Come' Spotty

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