Top 10 Hip Hop Tracks That Sample Prince
What would hip hop even look like if we lived in a world where Prince never existed? It'd be much less colorful and funky, I"m sure, and some of its most vibrant artists would never have had the courage to step out of the box were it not for one of the weirdest artists of all time. André 3000, Kanye West, Pharrell, The-Dream, and Young Thug (so basically, all of The Life Of Pablo's squad) in particular have Prince to thank for some, if not most, of their musical and/or fashion styles, and the rest of the rap game isn't far off either.
M.I.A.: "Is Beyoncé or Kendrick Lamar Going to Say Muslim Lives Matter?"
Well-known for her advocacy on behalf of marginalized communities, M.I.A. offered her take on the #BlackLivesMatter movement during a recent interview with London's Evening Standard magazine.
DJ Khaled Is Apparently Joining Beyonce's "Formation" Tour
Another one. DJ Khaled has another big announcement on deck today, dude has been busy making big announcements almost daily. The We the Best rapper recently signed a new deal with Epic Records for his imprint, and announced the title of his new album, Major Key. Today he reveals that he's headed on tour with the Queen B herself, Beyonce.
Beyoncé Previews "LEMONADE," Premiering On HBO Next Week
Since Beyoncé shared the video for "Formation" earlier this year, fans have been patiently awaiting news of a new album. While we still don't have confirmation on when an official project will arrive, Bey has shared a promising new teaser, hinting at an HBO premiere with the title "LEMONADE" set to air next Saturday, April 23rd.
Beyonce Covers ELLE Magazine
Earlier today we reported on Beyonce's new clothing line, Ivy Park, which focuses on creating chic sportswear, basically clothing you could wear both in and out of the gym. Bey got the excitement going for the new line with the launch of a teaser video, an Instagram account and a website-- but that's not all she has up her sleeve today. Pairing with the announcement is a new magazine cover of ELLE.
Beyonce Teases New Clothing Line Ivy Park
While rumors continue to swirl about an album, Beyonce is taking us in a different direction for the moment. Today she's begun the promotion for her new active womenswear line, Ivy Park, which will be sold at Top Shop, Nordstrom, and Zalando. "IVY PARK is merging fashion-led design with technical innovation. Creating a new kind of performance wear: modern essentials for both on and off the field," according to the brand itself.
Rumors Of A New Beyonce Album Arriving In April Continue To Thrive
Last time Beyonce did the whole surprise album thing, it was truly a surprise, and on top of being a well-kept secret up until the moment it dropped, it was also basically the first of it's kind, setting a precedent for releases that followed. It appears as though Bey might try the surprise thing again, although if she is, her camp's not keeping the secret as well as they were last time.
Beyonce Performed At Blue Ivy's School Fundraiser
School fundraisers aren't usually the most exciting event, but when you have one of the world's greatest performers at your PTA meetings, there's a little more potential for a good time. Beyonce decided that she's grace her daughter Blue Ivy's school fundraiser with a show, performing a set at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles that naturally included some of her biggest hits.
Kanye West Asked TIDAL Not To Share Streaming Numbers For "The Life Of Pablo"
At the beginning of last week (Feb. 22), Billboard put out its weekly albums chart with one notable absence: Kanye West's The Life of Pablo, which was exclusively released on TIDAL on February 14.
Tidal Has Terminated Its CFO & COO
Tidal hasn't been shy to switch up many of higher-up positions in the company, now on their 3rd CEO since launching last year. Today, the streaming service has announced in a statement to Complex that both CFO Chris Hart and COO Nils Juell have been "terminated".
Bill Gates On Beyonce Lyric: "This Is A Strange Set Of Words"
We’re sure that you’ve watched and/or listened to Beyonce’s new single “Formation” enough times to immediately recognize the lyric “You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making, cause I slay / I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making.” However, not everyone is as tuned in as the HNHH readership, and that includes the man who was name checked himself, Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Louis Farrakhan Promises Beyoncé Will Be Protected By Nation Of Islam If Not By Cops
Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance somehow managed to anger police to the point that certain police unions have voted to boycott her upcoming tour. As far as we know, that won't actually affect the police presence at her shows, but if it does, the Nation Of Islam has her back.
Beyoncé Rumored To Be Releasing New Album In April
Beyoncé made history when she dropped her self-titled album out of thin air in 2013, which at the time seemed indicative of a sea change in the industry, but while many have attempted a clean surprise drop modeled after Bey's, few have been able to pull it off as elegantly.
Beyonce's "Formation" Tour Sales Have Already Topped $100 Million
The epic spike in Red Lobster sales after the release of "Formation" demonstrated the power of The Beyonce Effect. Indeed, even with police unions threatening to boycott her concerts, Beyonce is more popular than ever.
Jay Z Rocks Yeezy Boost 350s, Kendrick Reps Reebok At NBA Game
Jay Z, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar are weathly, famous humans, and that means they get to sit court side to watch Steph Curry swish three pointers for 40 feet. They did just that last week as the Golden State Warriors visited the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. The two rappers sat next two each other, chopping it up and laughing the whole time. Kendrick Lamar was joined by his TDE label boss and friend Anthony Tiffith, while Jay was joined by his boo Beyonce.
The Miami Police Union Is Boycotting Beyoncé's Upcoming Concert
While the rest of the world gets pumped for Beyoncé's upcoming world tour, the Miami Police Union is making an effort to ruin everyone's fun, at least in their city.
Beyoncé's "Formation" Causes Red Lobster Sales To Skyrocket
The power of Beyoncé can be quantified. Red Lobster has seen its sales spike 33% since getting Beyoncé name-dropped the seafood chain restaurant in her "Formation" video, reports CNN Money.
Beyonce Once Turned Down A Coldplay Song Because It Was "Awful"
We always knew Beyonce doesn’t take anything less than the best from everyone she works with, and that includes her collaborator and Super Bowl 50 co-performer Chris Martin of Coldplay.
Beyoncé Announces "Formation" World Tour At Super Bowl 50
After shutting down the Super Bowl 50 half time show alongside Coldplay and Bruno Mars, Beyoncé made a big announcement. No, it's not an album, but it's almost as good -- it's a world tour!While the dates haven't rolled in just yet, we know that the presale will begin February 9th, while regular sale will begin on the 16th.The tour is named after Yoncé's new single, "Formation," but we find it hard to believe that there isn't an album somewhere in the immediate future as well.
Beyoncé's "Hot Sauce" Playlist Features Future, Ty Dolla $ign & Migos
Beyoncé will be performing at the Super Bowl half time show tonight, and since dropping the internet-breaking "Formation" video yesterday, she's made sure everyone remembers to tune in.On top of the new track, Yoncé has also curated a playlist for Tidal, which features a collection of party anthems that should be the perfect fit for your Super Bowl festivities tonight.