Tracklist For "The Great Gatsby" Soundtrack Features New Music From Jay-Z, Beyonce, Andre 3000 & More [Update: Listen To Album Snippets]
We heard previously that Jay-Z would have a hand in the highly anticipated film "The Great Gatsby," serving as executive producer alongside the writer/producer/director, Baz Luhrmann, and Anton Monsted, the executive music producer.
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.
Listen To Beyonce's "Lemonade" Album, Featuring Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd & More
With all the anticipation surrounding Beyonce's "Lemonade" special on HBO, which was announced earlier this week, it was expected to be something spectacular. Those who just tuned in to the premiere got to witness a "visual album," with a bevy of new music to go along with the arresting acting, cinematography, and overall narrative. Careful listeners heard guest contributions from familiar voices like Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and James Blake.
Jay Z Seen Rocking Five Percent Nation Medallion At Barclays Center
Last week at the Barclays center, Jay-Z was seen rocking large gold pendant that serves as a symbolic representation of the Five Percent Nation affiliation. What is Five Percent Nation and what do they believe? The author of two books on the group, Michael Muhammad Knight explains, “The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally. Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.”
Ebro Gets Into Twitter Feud With Mike Will & Slim Jxmmi Over Beyonce's "Formation"
Today's biggest event was the unveiling of Beyoncé's new single and accompanying video, "Formation." Shortly after its release, it was revealed that the song was produced by Mike Will Made-It as well as Ear Drummers producer Apluss and that it was co-written by Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd.
Full List Of 2015 Grammy Winners
The 2015 Grammy awards air tonight, and we'll be watching along with you and live-updating as the awards are announced. As usual, the anticipation of the Best Rap Album award is a heated one, with many predicting Iggy Azalea, a divisive figure in the hip hop world, to take the prize. Elsewhere, big wigs like Kanye West and Drake face off in multiple categories, and Beyonce leads nominations in R&B, including a nod for album of the year. The non-televised awards have already kicked off, but the big show will start at 8 PM EST on CBS.
5 Songs You Didn't Know Frank Ocean Wrote
By now, we all know Frank Ocean best as the Odd Future member who's peeled off and had arguably the most successful solo career of the whole crew. A ton of that is thanks to his solo material, with Channel Orange especially garnering a ton of positive reception, but Ocean's also made his mark on the R&B game as a guest vocalist and writer. High-profile collabs with Kanye and Jay Z have obviously done wonders for his notoriety, but behind the scenes, Ocean's written some big hits for star singers.
Jay Z, Solange, & Beyonce Release Official Statement On Elevator Footage
It had to happen at some point. The official statement from Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange pertaining to the leaked security footage of Solange attacking Jay in an elevator has finally arrived. Unfortunately, almost no explanation has been provided, other than the family has "worked through" their issues. They've definitely taken the "this is something all families go through" approach on this one, which means it's being kept private, and the world may never know exactly what happened in that elevator. Read the full statement below.
Rachel Roy Acknowledges Beyoncé's "Becky With The Good Hair" Lyric, The BeyHive Attacks
Beyoncé's LEMONADE was the event it promised to be, delivering on the musical and visual side of things, but also supplying some big surprises -- namely, more or less confirming rumors that Bey's husband, Jay Z, had cheated on her. There are multiple references to the infidelity throughout the album, but one lyric proved catchier and more damning than the rest -- "he better call Becky with the good hair."
Serena Williams Twerks & Jay Z Cheats In Beyonce's "Lemonade," Stream Here
Beyonce's new album, Lemonade, is now available on Tidal, though one shouldn't cop the album without watching the film of the same name that preceded its release. Tabbed as a "visual album," "Lemonade" plays out as one abstract but narrative-driven film, just under an hour in runtime. Music videos of most of Lemonade's tracks are sprinkled in throughout the film, each one essential to the larger storyline.
Beyonce Changes Lyrics To "Resentment", Presumably Supporting Jay Z Cheating Rumors
Following Solange's infamous elevator attack on Beyonce's husband Jay Z, plenty of rumours began circulating that there were marriage troubles for the powerful hip-hop couple.
Jay Z & Beyonce Rumored To Separate After Tour
According to a report by the NY Post, Jay Z and Beyonce are "trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing," with their joint tour being cited as a reason for papers not being finalized. According to an anonymous source, "this is a huge concert tour and they’ve already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front."
Nicki Minaj Addresses YMCMB Rumors, Jay Z Influence
Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint press run continues with a brand new interview with DJ Whoo Kid. In addition to addressing rumors of a rift within YMCMB sparked by Wayne's vocal proclamation that Birdman and CM are holding him hostage, Nicki also detailed her process in the creation of her new album, and much more.
Rachel Roy's Emails Reportedly Stolen, Could Contain Sensitive Jay Z Conversations
The BeyHive immediately swarmed Rachel Roy, a fashion designer and the ex-wife of Dame Dash, after Beyonce came out with Lemonade. The album is a tale of discovering and overcoming infidelity, and it seemed to be reflective of Beyonce's relationship with Jay Z.
Live Stream The TIDAL Concert With Jay Z, Beyonce, Lil Wayne & More
TIDAL is celebrating their 1 million subscribers by putting on a concert with a host of a big names at the Barclays Center in NYC. Their big "10/20" concert goes down this evening, and there will be a live stream documenting all the fun.
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.
Solange Removes Beyonce Images From Instagram [Update: Beyonce Posts Several Images Of Solange On Instagram]
Yesterday we reported that Solange Knowles was caught on security cameras assaulting Jay-Z in an elevator after the Met Gala. Jay-Z and Beyonce were later spotted sitting court side at last night's Miami Heat game with all smiles. The incident, it seemed, left the couple with little impact. Solange, on the other hand, may just have fallen on the opposite end of the spectrum.
Karrine Steffans Admits She Used To Be Jay Z's "Becky"
Writer and former music video vixen Karrine Steffans has received a great deal of fame in the hip-hop world, for her role in music videos as well as her liaisons with certain rap superstars, including Lil Wayne, with whom she had a lengthy and dramatic relationship, documented in her 2013 book "How to Make Love to a Martian." In a new essay published by the online magazine xoJane -- written in response to Beyonce's new Lemonade album
Nicki Minaj Performs on SNL, Plays Beyonce & Kim Kardashian
Nicki Minaj made her highly-anticipated appearance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night, and talk leading up to the show comprised of whether we'd be hearing new music from the rapper, as well as whether she'd appear in any sketches. While we didn't get any brand new material, Nicki did end up debuting "All Things Go" in its live incarnation.
First Week Sales Numbers For Beyoncé, Childish Gambino & R. Kelly Are In
It was already projected to be a big week for Beyonce, and now the final sales figures have been revealed. Not only is Beyonce the singer's biggest debut on the charts, it also set the record for most US iTunes sales in one week with 617,000 sold. Worldwide, Bey was actually able to move 828,773 copies of the album, but her US numbers are what will get the official tally. Previous to the self-titled record, Beyonce's highest first week sales were for her sophomore album, B'Day, which moved 541,000 in its first seven days.