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.
Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrities List Features Diddy, Jay Z, Drake & More
Just in time to give you more of those Monday blues, Forbes has released their world's highest-paid celebrities list. The list ranks the celebrities of all domains together, giving us a glimpse at the top 95 earners of celebrity-dom.
Made In America Line-Up Includes Beyonce, The Weeknd & More
Jay Z and Budweiser are teaming up for another edition of their Made In America festival, and today they've revealed the 2015 line-up.
10 Songs Created By Hip-Hop Couples
Couples making songs together is a natural thing. From the Sonny & Cher days to present-day power couple Beyonce and Jay Z, it only makes sense for a couple talented people to create music together, especially when they're in love.
Kanye West Sent Beck Flowers After His GRAMMYs "Respect Artistry" Rant
In an interview with the Sunday Times, Kanye West apologized again for his comments questioning Beck's artistic integrity after the rocker's Morning Phase beat out Beyonce for Album of the Year at the 2015 GRAMMYs.
Beyonce Signs With CAA Music Department
Beyonce is making a change in business as she moves from ICM Agency, whom she was signed with since 2006, to CAA. This move only pertains to her music, for gigs related to acting she will remain under ICM Agency, Complex reports.
Vic Mensa Says Beyoncé "Loves" His Next Single In Fan Q&A
In the hour leading up to the release of his video for "U Mad," Vic Mensa opened his Tumblr to fan questions. Everything from the overly absurd ("do you like trains?") to the overly sincere ("do you believe in God?) was answered in a candid fashion, but we did manage to learn a thing or two from the Q&A. It seems the most common question was "would you ever collab with (insert favorite artist here)," with fans calling out for music with the likes of ASAP Rocky, Travis Scott, and Kid Cudi.
Beyonce's "Big" Announcement On GMA Was About Her Vegan Diet
Over the weekend, Good Morning America and Queen Bey teased what seemed like a major announcement. The announcement was set to air on GMA this morning, June 8th. After much anticipation from Beyonce's loyal BeyHive, the "exciting" news turned out to be a discussion of Beyonce's Vegan diet. Why.
Jay Z's First TIDAL Playlist Is Causing "Wars In The Carter House"
Jay Z has reminds us pretty much every day about the perks and good intentions of Tidal, but every time he defends the service, yet another controversy arises. Jay's latest promotional tactic is a custom mix for the service. Sharing the compilation today on Twitter, he joked about tension between him and Beyonce over song picks, writing; "Playlist wars in the Carter house getting too real." Hopefully, this means we'll be getting some new selections from Yonce in the near future.
Sony Will Not Pull Beyonce's Music From TIDAL
Yesterday (May 29), in the midst of rumors of TIDAL's swelling financial woes, reports circulated that Sony was considering pulling all of its music from the streaming service. The loss of all Sony-endorsed business would be crippling, no doubt, but Sony has the rights to one artist whose removal would be particular painful: Beyonce, the better half of TIDAL owner Jay Z.
Beyoncé's Albums Could Potentially Be Stripped From Tidal
Since it's relaunch under Jay Z's ownership a couple months back, Tidal has been a hot topic in the music industry, receiving plenty of backlash, and causing Jay to constantly be on the defensive side of things.
Jay Z Put On Blast For All-White TIDAL Staff
Two weekends ago, Jay Z made headlines for a freestyle that dissed YouTube and Spotify, and called out the black community for not supporting TIDAL. A sampling of the lyrics:
Listen To Three New Drake Songs
Last Thursday (May 21), a leak of Drake and Beyonce's "Can I" hit the Internet, instantaneously ramping up the hype for Views From the 6, though that was just the beginning. Three more Drizzy leaks have found their way onto the web, two that could potentially be VFT6 material.
New Drake & Beyonce Collaboration "Can I" Leaks Online
Drake and Beyonce collaborated on Beyonce's self-titled 2013 album, with "Mine." The two have more where that came from, with a slow-moving jam leaking online today. First just a snippet was circulating the web, but now the full record is floating around.
Nicki Minaj & Beyonce's "Feeling Myself" Video Is Available Exclusively On TIDAL
As many of you are still on the fence about TIDAL, what better way to lure you in than with a screenshot of two of the hottest women in the world side-by-side in a kiddie pool. After the jump, unfortunately, you'll need to roll out the credit card details to see Nicki and Bey in action.