Posted in Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Diddy, Jay Z, Marriage, MARY J. BLIGE, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey, P. Diddy, Swizz Beats, Swizz Beatz, Tyra Banks, Wedding Bliss

Wedding Bliss: Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz To Be Married On Saturday

That’s right, you heard correctly. According to our friends at MediaTakeOut, it’s official! Swizz Beatz and the beautiful Alicia Keys are getting married this weekend! They are finally making it official after over seven months of engagement. The festivities will be held on a 200 ft. yacht they have chartered for the wedding’s pre-party. Guests will be whisked away in Miami, and then taken to the Caribbean for the romantic official wedding. Some celebrity guests include Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Beyonce’, Diddy, Tyra Banks, Mary J Blige and many more.

This will be the wedding of the year…a grand spectacle magnificence.

Congratulations Alicia and Swizz!


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Posted in "Monster", All On The Cover, Axl Rose, Bryan-Michael Cox, Currently Reading, Elton John, Jermaine Dupri, MARY J. BLIGE, newstands, Pharrell Williams, photography, photos, Photoshoot, Plams Resort Casino, Tameka Foster, Usher, Vegas Magazine, Youtube

All On The Cover: Usher Covers Vegas

Usher covers Vegas Magazine and from the looks of it, it seems like he’s back to the way his fans love him.

The magazine quoted him saying, In time I’m going to grow older, but I hope that I can be remembered for being a great father to my sons, a gentleman, and a renaissance man.”

Trying to pin down what Usher has been up to lately could take hours of interviews and a river of ink. At the moment, he’s set to release his sixth studio album, “Monster”, as well as the third fragrance in his collection, VIP. Then there’s his philanthropy work and his eponymous foundation (through which 20 teens will get to direct the first video off Monster). On top of all that, he’s the father of two young sons, one-and-a-half-year-old Usher Raymond V and seven-month-old Naviyd Ely Raymond. (“That’s all I need, a daughter to make me superweak,” he jokes about adding to his brood.) In June, he announced his separation from his wife of two years, Tameka Foster.

With this much going on in his life, it’s no wonder that Usher sequestered himself and his crew in Las Vegas to produce Monster. Usher and his team, including music superstars Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, rented out the third floor of the Palms Resort Casino, then made a daily commute to the resort’s in-house recording studio, where everyone from Elton John to Mary J Blige to Axl Rose has laid down tracks. “Vegas is good livin’, a product of positive energy, upward thinking,” Usher says. “Every time we’d go out to a club, there would be motivation there. [Recording in Vegas] allowed me to open my mind and just be creative and think outside the box.”

He even discusses how he plans on being back real lovemaking music for the masses:

“The sex in music, the good sex in music, the lovemaking in music, we’ve begun to depart from it. Right now it’s all about hitting it and quitting it. I think there are a ton of women out there who want to be made love to and want to have that song going that they really want to make love to.”

Check out more photos and a video of the photoshoot below.

Source: Upscaleswagger/Stuff Fly People Like/Roc4Life

“What do you think of his cover shot?”

Posted in Andre 3000, Big Boi, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Lil' Jon, MARY J. BLIGE, Music News, Outkast, Raekwon, Scott Storch

Music News: Big Boi Preps For Solo Album

Rapper/actor Big Boi, one-half of the Southern hip-hop music group Outkast, is ready to unleash his debut solo album which he has been working on for the last two years. The album will follow behind the group effort and double CD “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” and soundtrack Idlewild. The previous CD “Speakerboxxx” which consisted of tracks featured by Big Boi and the CD “The Love Below” featuring tracks from his partner Andre 3000, were released as a double CD in September of 2003. Idlewild soundtrack featuring Oukast was released August 2006.

Now, following up with his own solo effort, Big Boi’s album “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty,” is coming and according to previous reporting, is expected to have at least 16 tracks on it ranging with production from Scott Storch, Lil’ Jon, Organized Noize, amongst others, with each track including Big Boi’s involvement as co-producer.

The first single from the album, “Royal Flush” featuring André 3000 and Raekwon was released in March of ‘08. The second single “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” which features Mary J. Blige was later leaked online along with a video. The latest single to be released off the album is the track entitled “Ringtone.”

The album “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty” is expected to be released later this year with the hopes to release sometime during the Summer.

Hip-Hop group Outkast has gone down in history as one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all-time winning over six Grammy’s, selling overall over 25 million albums with “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” being one of only three hip-hop albums to be certified Diamond along with Notorious B.I.G.’s album “Life After Death,” and MC Hammer’s “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em.”

Current Tracklisting For “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty”

1. “Ringtone”
2. “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” (feat. Mary J. Blige) – 4:26
3. “Royal Flush” (feat. André 3000 & Raekwon) – 3:18
4. “For Your Sorrows” (feat. George Clinton & Too Short)
5. “Night Night”
6. “Never Like This” (feat. Ciara & Jadakiss)
7. “Daddy Fat Sacks”
8. “Tambourine” (feat. T.I.)
9. “Sir Lucious Left Foot Saves the Day” (feat. Big Rube)
10. “Bust That” [Skit]
11. “Terrified” (feat. B.o.B)
12. “Dubs” (feat. Backbone)
13. “Hustle Blood”
14. “Hustle with Me” (feat. Chris Brown) (bonus track)
15. “Backup Plan”
16. “General Patton”

Big Boi feat. Andre 3000 and Raekwon – Royal Flush [3:18m]: * Listen to Song Here.

Source: HipHopRX

“I can’t wait to hear the album.”

Posted in Carrie Underwood, Celebrity News, Chrihanna, Chris Brown, Gayle King, HEIDI MONTAG, Jay Z, Just In, Kellie Pickler, LINDSAY LOHAN, Lupe Fiasco, MARK CURRY, MARK INDELICATO, MARY J. BLIGE, MOLLY SIMS, NIA LONG, Rihanna, RUBEN STUDDARD

Just In: Gayle King Rejects Chris Brown’s Apology

Gayle King said she wasn’t moved by Chris Brown apology, in which he said Sunday he is “saddened … over what transpired” with girlfriend Rihanna .

“I can’t think of anything that makes me support anything that Chris Brown is saying at this time,”King tells Extra. “And my heart just aches for Rihanna.”

Usmagazine.com spoke to other stars over the weekend about Brown, 19, who said in his statement that he is “seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones” after allegedly attacking his girlfriend in Los Angeles Feb. 8.

Here’s what the celebs had to say:

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
“I don’t think anybody actually knows what happened. I have no advice because, thank goodness, I’ve never been in any kind of abusive situation. You hear a new one every five minutes, and some of them are getting kind of ridiculous. I really hope everyone will lay off and just let everybody who’s involved figure out everything first.”

JAY-Z
“This is a real situation. You have to have compassion for others. Just imagine it being your sister or mom and then think about how we should talk about that. I just think we should all support her. She’s going through a tough time. You have to realize she’s a young girl, as well. She’s very young.”

KELLIE PICKLER
“I think the world would be a better place if people worried more about what they needed to do to be better people, than … judging others on what kind of people they are. I don’t know what really went on with Rihanna and Chris, and I dont think anyone else does, either. The only people who really, truly know are only the two of them, so I am not going to assume or comment. I’m going to mind my own business.”

HEIDI MONTAG
“I don’t know what happened there, but our thoughts and prayers go out to both of them. Its such a crazy situation. I hope everything heals. I don’t know what to say.”

UGLY BETTY’S MARK INDELICATO
“I don’t really know that much about it. I think that doing that to a woman is wrong in any way. It doesn’t matter who did it to you. But, you know, I don’t know that much about it, so I can’t really comment too much on it.”

LINDSAY LOHAN
“I have no comment on that. That’s not my relationship. I have no reason to speak about it. I think they’re both great people.”

LUPE FIASCO
“They are great live and both are good people. It’s a tragedy.”

MOLLY SIMS
“It’s so sad. I don’t think anybody knows the whole truth, but I guess the truth really doesn’t matter when [abuse] is the result. That should never happen, no matter what. And I love his music. That being said, I think [about] Rihanna : No girl, no woman, no mother, no sister, no friend, no one deserves that. Absolutely.”

NIA LONG
“I know both of them well. They’re young, and all we can do is pray for them at this point.”

RUBEN STUDDARD
“I’m still praying for him. Everybody always has something negative to say about everything, and I always try to be positive. They’ve both made wonderful careers for themselves, and I think they will continue to do so for the rest of their lives.”

MARY J. BLIGE
“They’re both young and beautiful people, and that’s it.”

MARK CURRY
“Women, throughout history, have been beaten and prostituted. Even today in movies and music, they’re portrayed as low-grade, so you know, he’s a youngster, and he can correct his ways. It’s just a tragedy – women and abuse.”

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