Jay Z At Jingle Ball

WireImage.com has photos of Jay-Z’s appearance at The Z100 Jingle Ball 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday night. Check out the backstage photos of the rapper where he’s photographed with Missy Elliot and Lenny Kravitz here.

Jay Z Has A Resolution

People magazine talked with Jay Z at Madison Square Garden for the annual Z100 Jingle Ball last night where he revealed his 2002 New Year’s resolution saying, “I’m hoping to stay positive in 2002.” They report the rapper will spend Christmas day giving gifts to children at the Brooklyn housing project where he was raised.

Jay-Z & Nas Beef Gets ‘Super Ugly’

MTV reports Jay-Z has dropped two counterattacks in the past few days in response to Nas’ retaliatory “Ether” track on his album to be released December 18. In the song ‘Super Ugly’, Jay-Z not only implies that NBA star Allen Iverson had an affair with the mother of Nas’ daughter, but he also offers lurid details of his own alleged adventures with her (“Left condoms on your baby seat,” he raps). Read more.

Jay-Z Talks Eminem ‘Renegade’ Collaboration

Radio 1 has an audio interview with Jay-Z where he addressed his collaboration with Eminem on ‘Renegade’ saying, “It was just a mutual respect that we had for one another. We are both the victim of people judging us, you know pre-judging us, critics and things like that. We just wanted to give our side – we like the renegades of the industry – the outsiders. It just worked perfectly.”

Is Jay-Z Overrated?

That’s the question on Davey D this week as several have chimed in on the question. If our current poll is any indication, most of you would laugh at the suggestion. Still, there’s a wide range of opinions that were given to Davey. Check out people’s comments here.

Judge Warns Jay-Z During Sentencing

The New York Daily News reports Jay-Z was signing autographs minutes after getting his 3 year probation charge from Manhattan Supreme Court judge Micki Scherer who told the rapper he must stay out of trouble entirely for the next three years or he could go to jail on the third-degree assault charge to which he pleaded guilty.

Jay-Z and Damon Dash Rock Apollo

WireImage.com has 70 photos of Jay-Z and Damon Dash performing at a benefit concert for Team Roc at the Apollo Theatre on Friday. Check out the pictures here.

Ja Rule & Jay-Z Nab Vibe Awards

Vibe Magazine’s Artist of the Year award this year went to Ja Rule and Jay-Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ was named as Album of the Year. The magazine is out this week. Sean Puffy Combs and Outkast were also winners in the awards.

Jay-Z Gets Unplugged

WireImage.com has photos of Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, and the Roots performing on MTV’s “Unplugged” at the MTV studios in Times Square on Sunday. For 28 photos from the event, click here.

Jay-Z Afterparty Tough Ticket For Men

The Sun reports rapper Jay Z held his MTV Europe Music Awards aftershow party at the VIP room of the Opium nightclub in Frankfurt — and would only let women in… Big pimpin’ eh?