Beyoncé Co-Signs Fetty Wap, Poses With American Flag For Beat Magazine
While Beyoncé generally keeps a strict "no interviews" policy, she's shared a few brief thoughts (most likely by email) in her new BEAT magazine feature. The questions weren't exactly controversial, but we did learn a few things, such as her thoughts on the relationship between success and fear. "What does fear taste like? Success. I have accomplished nothing without a little taste of fear in my mouth," she offered.
Beyonce Covers Beat Magazine
Although Beyonce is apparently not doing any real interviews, she still nabs magazine cover after magazine cover. For her recent cover with Flaunt magazine, she actually did a thought bubble/word association game instead of a proper interview (lol).
Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna & Pharrell All Suing French Clothing Company
Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Pharrell, aka the leaders of the illuminati, are suing the French clothing company Eleven Paris for using their names, images, and trademarks without permission. Apparently Beyonce had sent Eleven Paris several cease and desist letters, but the company continued to sell products featuring her (as well as the others mentioned above) name and lyrics. Now she's taking matters to court, and her husband, as well as her mogul friends, are happy to join her on the prosecution team.
Jay Z & Beyoncé Are Renting A Mansion In L.A. For $150k A Month
It's no secret that Jay Z and Beyoncé have a whole lot of money to their names, but right now, they're still looking to rent rather than own, at least when it comes to living in L.A.
Jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & More To Perform At TIDAL Concert
Yesterday, a rare event occurred. Jay Z tweeted, albeit it was just about promoting his subscription streaming service, TIDAL. Hov announced that TIDAL had reached the 1 million mark in users, and there would be an event on 10/20 in Brooklyn to celebrate.
Beyonce Brings Out Michelle Obama & Ed Sheeran At Global Citizen Fest
Beyonce always puts on a memorable performance no matter what, but her set at Global Citizen fest had a few additional surprises to top off her ambitious set. The first came during "Drunk In Love," where she brought out a special duet partner -- but not the one you might expect -- with Ed Sheeran coming through to rework the track. Later on, she brought out one of the most powerful independent women out there, Michelle Obama, who spoke of her new initiative, 62 million girls, which aims to bring education to the women who have no access to it.
Live Stream: Global Citizen Festival Featuring Beyonce, Usher, Common & More
Global Citizen Festival has a goal: end poverty by 2030, and raise awareness through great performances from some of music's biggest stars. Today's event in Central park will host headlining sets from the likes of Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, and Ed Sheeran.
Hip-Hop's 10 Best Surprise Projects
Ever since Beyonce’s eponymous album took the world, and subsequently the internet, by storm, the concept of the surprise release has been a trend that a wide span of artists have adopted. From David Bowie to Kanye West, the unexpected drop has proven to be beneficial for a buzzworthy artist to make a big splash. Not just a splash, either. Usually, these surprise releases wind up being incredible instalments of quality music.
Jay Z & Beyonce Are Getting The Boot From Their Holmby Hills Estate In L.A.
About eight months after moving into their 16,000 square foot Holmby Hills Estate in Los Angeles, The Carters are having to pack their bags again, and not under their own will.
Peep Beyonce's Photoshoot With Flaunt Magazine
Beyonce looks as flawless as ever on the cover of Flaunt magazine, rocking a braided ponytail for her black & white close-up shot.
Jay Z Plays Undercover Fanboy At Beyonce's Made In America Show
Made In America might have been created by Jay Z, but this year, the festival was totally owned by Beyonce. And her hubby seems to agree. Hov didn't come on stage during Bey's headlining set. Instead, he snuck into the crowd, and, dressed in a grey hoodie, he looked like just another fan. In fact, he looked like one of the BeyHive's most devoted fanboys, rocking back and forth and singing along to songs like "1+1" and "7/11." Check out the footage below.
Stream Made In America Fest Featuring Future, J. Cole, The Weeknd, Beyonce & More
You may have already assumed that the Made It In America festival would be a Tidal exclusive stream, but while the streaming service is providing the festival feed, you won't need a subscription to watch it all go down.Check out live streams of both stages from the festival below, where you'll see performances from the likes of Future, Meek Mill, J. Cole, The Weeknd, Beyonce, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Big Sean, and many more.
#TBT: Swizz Beatz-Produced Bangers
When you think of club-ready hip hop music that was bumpin' from 2000-2010, Swizz Beatz is one of the elite names that should come to mind. The Bronx producer-DJ-rapper-fashionista-artist can virtually do anything under the sun, but he was at his most potent through the aforementioned years when he was producing rap bangers for the likes of Jay Z, T.I., DMX, and many more.
MTV VMAs: Top Hip-Hop Moments
The MTV Video Music Awards are upon us. The popular cable network has definitely changed drastically over the years - putting its once eponymous ‘Music’ on the backburner. Their flagship award ceremony acts a nice bit of nostalgic entertainment for the channel, still a celebration of the year in music.
Beyonce Covers Vogue Magazine’s September Issue
In what shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, Beyonce is the face of the upcoming September issue of Vogue Magazine. While it marks her third time on the cover (April 2009 and March 2013), this one is extra special because Beyonce is the first black woman ever to cover Vogue’s September issue, which is regarded as the biggest issue of the year by the fashion world.
Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings to movie deals to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Fetty Wap & More Nominated For VMAs
This year's MTV VMA award show is going down on Sunday, AUgust 30th, and today, the full list of nominees has been announced. View that below. Video Of The Year Beyoncé, “7/11” Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Beyonce To Headline Global Citizen Festival In New York
The Global Citizen Festival has tapped a mix of headliners for their 2015 event. The fourth annual benefit concert, put on by United Nations in an attempt to fight inequality and put an end extreme poverty by 2030, is going down on the Great Lawn of NYC's Central Park on September 26th.
The Streaming "Game Of Thrones": Drake & Apple Music Vs. Jay-Z & TIDAL
It all seemed like fantastic, luxurious, one-percent-y fun and games during the initial TIDAL press conference. Music mogul Sean “Jay-Z” Carter’s launched his rebranding of the year-old streaming service he had recently acquired by strutting out stars of meteoric magnitude, both young and old, shuffled out like battling champions in a proverbial game of thrones. Like a "Song of Ice and Fire," the words burned like an effigy as the music industry (critics, artists, and fans alike) were urged to brace themselves for something new.
Lil Wayne’s Best Pop Culture References In "FWA"
Lil Wayne fans are familiar with his associative, stream of consciousness, lean-induced lyrical style, which lends itself to lots of punchlines and pop culture references. It has been well-documented that he records lyrics on his portable microphone and never writes them down. FWA is no different, as Weezy utilizes his encyclopedia knowledge of sports, politics, films, and TV shows as means to express his thoughts about money, drugs, and women. It is when he uses these sorts of comparisons that he is often at his funniest and most insightful.