Posted in "Good Fridays", "I’m So Appalled", Cyhi da Prince, Download It, Jay Z, Kanye, Kanye West, Music, New Music, Pusha T, RZA, Swizz Beats

Download It!: Kanye West ft. RZA – Jay-Z – Pusha T – Swizz Beatz & Cyhi the Prynce – “I’m So Appalled”

Kanye West has kept this whole “G.O.O.D. Friday” thing going? This week, West has again linked up with Jay-Z, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, RZA, and Cyhi da Prince. It makes for yet another near-epic filled with some choice quotables, especially during Jay-Z and Pusha‘s verses, and slightly blunted, gloomy production. Swizz doesn’t do much other than the intro and outro sections of the track. Unfortunately, RZA, who sounds great on this beat, finds his contribution kept to a minimum, too, though Cyhi going off in his verse kind of makes up for that.

Song originally leaked on a Big Mike mixtape.

Listen to the latest track below….
LISTEN: ( Audio via GlobalGrind)
DOWNLOAD IT: Kanye West – “I’m So Appalled” [NoDJ] | Mediafire

Source: Prefixmag.com

Posted in Beyonce’, Chris Martin, ColdPlay, Colin Cowie, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Jay Z, Music News

Music News: Jay-Z & Coldplay Signed On To A Multimillion-Dollar New Year’s Eve Deal!!

According to the NY Post, Jay-Z and Coldplay have landed a multimillion-dollar deal to perform at the lavish opening of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. The invite-only event, masterminded by party planner Colin Cowie, will see Jay and Chris Martin’s Coldplay perform separately and then together in a mash-up performance.

A source said:

“Organizers have spent millions securing the acts. The word is that Beyoncé is now looking for a Vegas New Year’s gig so she will be in town with Jay.”

Source: NY Post/Entertainment Rundown.com

Posted in "Breaking Bad", Amy Poehler, Betty White, Bryan Cranston, Dina Lohan, Jay Pharoah, Jay Z, Katy Perry, LINDSAY LOHAN, NBC, Paul Brittain, Russell Brand, Saturday Night Live, Seth Meyers, SNL, Taran Killam, Tune In, Vanessa Bayer, Watch It

Watch It!: Katy Perry to perform on “Saturday Night Live”


“Saturday Night Live” will welcome back a former cast regular as host of its season premiere and has confirmed the hiring of four new featured players in its cast.

“Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler will host the Sept. 25 premiere. She was a member of the cast for eight years and has made several return appearances since leaving for “Parks and Rec,” but the premiere will be her first turn as host of the show.

The musical guest will be Katy Perry, who’s making her “SNL” debut. We’re also sort of hoping her fiance, Russell Brand, might make a cameo.

NBC has also confirmed the previously reported additions of four new featured players to the cast: Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah. They represent the biggest infusion of new cast members to the show since 2001, when Poehler and Seth Meyers were among the newcomers.

“SNL” will also air new shows on Oct. 2 and Oct. 9. “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston has said he’s hosting the Oct. 2 episode, but NBC hasn’t officially named the hosts for those weeks. There were also talks that Lindsay Lohan will host “SNL” as well.

Historically, Lohan has been on “SNL” twice before. Once in May 2004 and another in April 2006 when she also poked fun at her bad behavior in a skit.

Lohan, who will complete her rehab stint in early November if everything goes smoothly, is also being pursued by TV Shows for her first post-jail interview. NBC’s “Today” reportedly is the frontrunner although her mother Dina Lohan said that “no final decision has been made”.

“SNL” spokeswoman refused to confirm whether Lohan is a lock, saying “We never comment on upcoming hosts until they’re announced.”

“SNL” repeated the Betty White episode this weekend with musical guest Jay-Z. White won an Emmy for her splendid work on that episode.

Watch It!: Make sure you tune in to watch “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday, Sept. 25th @ 11:30 p.m. on NBC

Posted in Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Celebrity News, Guinness World Records, Jay Z, King of Pop, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter

Celebrity News: Jay-Z & Beyonce Make Guinness Book Of World Records As Biggest “Power Couple” Plus Michael Jackson & Lady Gaga for “Most Searched-For Male/Female”

Who is the world’s highest earning celebrity? Which power couple dominates the entertainment world? What pop star commands the most searches on the Internet? The new Guinness World Records 2011 edition out now reveals all this and more in its celebrity-filled pages.

As one of the most talked about pop stars in recent memory, it should come as no surprise that Lady Gaga earned two records for the new book – “Most Searched-For Female” on Google and “Most Weeks On UK Chart In Any Year” with an astounding 154 weeks. Gaga shares her place in the new book alongside two of music’s superstars – Jay-Z and Beyonce. Named the year’s biggest “Power Couple”, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Beyonce Knowles earned an astounding $122 million through June 2009.

In tribute to the “King of Pop”, the new Guinness World Records book features a special page devoted to Michael Jackson. The untimely death of MJ made the entertainer the “Most Searched-For Male” on the web and earned him several posthumous records reinforcing his spot at the top of the entertainment world. MJ, a fan of the Guinness World Records book, is a multiple record holder receiving eight over his lifetime for his chart achievements, album sales, earnings and charity donations.

This world renowned and celebrated annual, Guinness World Records 2011, contains the most comprehensive collection of the greatest and most amazing accomplishments from this past decade and beyond. A “must-have” for both knowledge-seekers and aspiring record-breakers of all ages, Guinness World Records 2011 is available September 15th for the suggested retail price of $28.95. For more information about Guinness World Records 2011, to find out how you can participate in Guinness World Records Day 2009 or to vote for your favorite records, visit their website at: www.guinnessworldrecords.com.

Source: Digital Journal

Posted in "Heart of the City", "Home & Home" Tour, "Light Up", "Lost", "Most Kingz", "Power", "Viva La Vida", 50 Cent, “Forever Young”, “Free Mason”, “Monster”, “Renegade”, B.O.B., Beyonce’, Bridget Kelly, Chris Martin, D12, Dr. Dre, Drake, G-Unit, Hip-Hop News, Kanye West, Lloyd Banks, Music News, Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beats, Yankee Stadium, Youtube

Music News: Jay-Z and Eminem Concert at Yankee Stadium Was Full of Surprises!

Jay-Z & Eminem’s first show at Yankee Stadium for their “Home & Home” tour was full of surprises. It was a star studded event.

The duo brought out special guests that included: Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Drake, Nicki Minaj, B.O.B., 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Swizz Beats, and Bridget Kelly for the show in which both headliners went through dozens of songs each.

Check out videos from the show below:

Jay-Z & Kanye perform “Power” Remix and Nicki Minaj comes out for “Monster”

Jay-Z performs his verse from “Free Mason” and does “Renegade” with Eminem.

Jay-Z & Eminem perform “Renegade” and “Light Up” with Drake

Jay-Z & Chris Martin perform “Heart of the City”, “Most Kingz”, “Lost” and “Viva La Vida” at Yankees Stadium

Jay-Z & Beyoncé perform “Forever Young”

Eminem brings out B.o.B., 50 Cent & G-Unit, D-12 & Dr. Dre for his set at Yankee Stadium

Video Source: YouTube

“Wish I could’ve been there.”


Posted in ‘Whip My Hair’, “Whip My Hair”, Jay Z, Music News, Rihanna, Roc Nation, Ryan Seacrest, Will Smith, Willow Smith, Youtube

Music News: Willow Smith Signs to Roc Nation

So if you haven’t been keeping up, Rihanna released “Only Girl (In the World)” on Tuesday and out of nowhere the offspring of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith, came out swinging with the unexpected “Whip My Hair.” All sorts of Willow and Rihanna comparisons were made due to an unreleased Rihanna song entitled “Whippin’ My hair,” Willow’s similar vocal delivery to Rihanna and the similar style Willow shares with Rihanna… Then today, it was announced that Willow signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

Below is what Will and Jada had to say about the choice of label:

“After meeting with several record companies, it was clear that Jay-Z, Ty Ty, Jay Brown and the Roc Nation staff was the unquestionable choice. Their passion for Willow combined with their boundless vision and artistic integrity made Roc Nation the perfect home for our little girl.”

Below are Jay-Z’s comments made towards the superstar, in the making:

“I heard the record first before I knew that it was recorded by a nine year old and I was like, man that record’s a smash,” Jay-Z said. “I believe in superstars. I believe in big records and in superstars and I think [Willow] has both.”

“She has a child’s innocence but she has a clear vision of who she is and who she wants to be,” he continued. “I can only imagine that’s how Mike [Michael Jackson] was as a young kid, he knew exactly what he wanted.”

“Willow is about to embark on an incredible journey and we look forward to joining her as she grows in all aspects of her career,” Roc Nation said in a statement.

Well there you have it, Willow Smith may just be that child-in-training to be a true pop culture phenomenon. What we can’t get over about “Whip My Hair,” is it is a silly song for someone 20+ to sing but for a 9 year old to sing a song like this, it screams potential. All she has is room to grow and all she also has is POWER behind her now so expect to see Willow dazzle. Watch Willow on the Ryan Seacrest show after and listen to “Whip My Hair” here

Source: YouTube/thecsperspective.com

“Love the song…she will be a good addition to the Roc Nation. Go ahead girl, do your thang!!”

Posted in "Good Fridays", “Watch The Throne”, Bon Iver, Jay Z, Just In, Kanye, Kanye West, Music, Music News, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Youtube

Music News: “Monster” – Kanye West ft. Jay-Z – Rick Ross – Nicki Minaj – Bon Iver

According to some close media outlets, Kanye West had announced he would be giving out new music every Friday until Christmas in what he called, “Good Fridays”.  Well he sure knows how to keep his word.  Today he dropped a new record titled “Monster” featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Bon Iver.  He also announced today that he will be releasing a 5 song album with Jay-Z titled “Watch The Throne”.

Monster is a good track. Each artist gets  their chance to shine in their own right, and the beat is Dope  too.  Nicki Minaj was bad ass on the track.  Loved It!!

“Monster” – Kanye West ft. Jay-z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver

Listen:

Download: Kanye West – Monster feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj

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!


Source: Global Grind via MediaTakeOut

Posted in Alicia Keys, Award Shows, BET, BET Awards, Beyonce’, Chaka Khan, Chris Brown, Dawn Richard, Diddy, Dirty Money, Drake, El DeBarge, Jay Z, Jermaine Jackson, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson Tribute, Music News, Nicki Minaj, Patti LaBelle, Queen Latifah, Rihanna, T.I., Trey Songz, Youtube

Music News: BET 2010 Awards

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Sunday night marked the 2010 BET Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah, and an all-star roster of celebrities presented, performed, and took home top honors.

Between Prince‘s Lifetime achievement award and Queen Latifah running the show, there was plenty of royalty at last night’s 10th anniversary of the BET Awards. But in the midst of the performances of accolades, the stage was also set for a few big names to make their comebacks.

Jermaine Jackson announced the first return of the evening when he introduced the tribute to his late brother, thanking everyone for their love and support over the past year. He added, “There is one tribute performance we have yet to see…here he is.”

Chris Brown was poised behind the curtain, looking like the silhouette of Michael Jackson himself. Once he came out, there was a palpable moment of tension so strong, it could almost be felt through the TV.

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Brown crotch-grabbed and moon-walked his way like a pro through the Michael Jackson songs as a supportive audience cheered him on.

But then the opening bars from “Man in the Mirror” began to play, and we all braced for the irony of the words. Brown got through about one line of the song before his voice started to quiver with tears. After a few heartfelt efforts to regain composure, Brown fell to his knees sobbing and completely gave up trying to sing as the backup track took over.

But Brown wasn’t the only one returning to the stage: Kanye West opened the show on top of a mountain – literally – as he performed his latest single, “Power.” T.I gave an upbeat performance that had the whole crowd moving, and El DeBarge was also a surprising treat as he performed a new song from his upcoming album and a medley of his R&B hits.

Queen Latifah kept the show flowing as she changed outfits about 500 times, and Alicia Keys also had a good night. She won Best Female R&B artist, Best Collaboration for her work with Jay-Z in “Empire State of Mind,” and also fit in two performances: a medley set of her own songs early on in the program, and then she joined in the Prince tribute.

But probably the best Prince performance of the night came from the one and only Patti LaBelle, who sang “Purple Rain” like we’ve never heard it before. LaBelle flicked her shoes off into the audience where Prince picked one of them up and gestured in respect to the diva.

LaBelle came back and joined Chaka Khan on stage to formally present Prince with his Lifetime Achievement Award.

Overwhelmed by the amount of praise coming from the audience, Prince asked everyone to sit down and said he was “speechless.” He started by thanking Jehovah, and then remarked on the future of music. “I do believe the future is in good hands, there is so much talent here,” he said.

Then Prince offered some words of wisdom to the young talent in the room. “I was pretty wild in my younger days and you don’t have to do what I did and you don’t have to make the mistakes I made,” he said. “Thank you for a wonderful night tonight, I’ll never forget it as long I live.”

Trey Songz took home Best Male R&B Artist and Drake won Best Male Hip Hop Artist. Nicki Minaj received the award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist and thanked the female rappers who paved the way for her.

Rihanna received the coveted Viewer’s Choice Award for “Hard,” but was not there to accept it. Also not there to accept Awards were Beyonce’ and Lady Gaga, who won Video of the Year for their collaboration in “Video Phone,” and Jay-Z was absent from the show as well.

Chris Brown had the last word, at least for the night. After his Jackson tribute, he was announced as the surprise winner of BET’s Fandemonium award, a prize determined by fan votes, beating out apparent favorites like Justin Bieber, Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj.

Stepping to the stage to receive his trophy, Brown gave a quick acceptance speech. “I let you all down before, but I won’t do it again,” he said. “I promise you.”

Here’s a breakdown of all the winners…

Winners included:

Viewers’ Choice: Rihanna (not at awards ceremony)

Best Female R&B Artist: Alicia Keys

Best Male R&B Artist: Trey Songz

Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake

Best New Artist: Nicki Minaj

Best Group: Young Money

Video of the Year: Beyonce and Lady Gaga for “Video Phone” (not at awards ceremony)

Best Actress: Mo’Nique

Best Actor: Idris Elba

Best Movie: Precious

Sportsman of the Year: Lebron James

Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams

Prince also won a Lifetime achievement award and John  Legend won a humanitarian award.

The show’s top performances were given by Chris Brown, who paid tribute to Michael Jackson and ended sobbing on stage during “Man In The Mirror,” and Patti LaBelle’s cover of “Purple Rain” in honor of Prince.

Below is a video from Chris Brown’s Michael Jackson Tribute:

Alicia Keys Tribute to Prince:

Source: CNN, BET, YOUTUBE

~ “Alicia Keys’ performance had me at the edge of my seat when she climbed on top of her piano. I was so nervous that she wouldn’t fall, even Prince looked nervous. As for Chris Brown, I was so excited to see him perform, and hear how the crowd cheered him on. It was one of the best performances I saw. He really knows how to break down Michael Jackson’s moves. Welcome back Chris Brown.”

Posted in Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Celebrity Couples, Club Avenue, Jay Z, Spotted

Spotted: Jay-Z and Beyonce’ Spotted Leaving Club Avenue in New York

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Beyonce’ was spotted baring her tummy and rocking shredded long cutoffs and heels while having a night out with Jay-Z on Thursday night. The cute couple left Club Avenue in NYC in the wee hours of the morning. And they hopped in their personal Jeep 4×4 after attending the 1 year Anniversary party of the club.

Check out more photos after the jump.

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Source: beyoncefan.com