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:
Photos: Jay Z, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Diddy, OutKast & More At Coachella 2014
Coachella 2014 is almost coming to a close this year, after a jam packed three days of all different kinds of music.
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.
Selena Gomez Had The Top 5 Instagram Posts of 2016 (And More Year End Data)
For all of Kim Kardashian’s talk of “breaking the internet,” she has not been able to best the appeal of 24 year old starlet Selena Gomez. Instagram just released year end data for the social media platform, and the babyfaced singer/actress/model held the top five spots for most liked Instagram posts in 2016. More depressingly, the most liked post from 2016 was a Coca Cola advertisement.
Hip-Hop's Power Couples
It's that time of the year again - Valentine's Day! The romantic holiday is upon us and we thought we'd share some of the love in the hip-hop community. Love and hip-hop doesn't have to be synonymous with ratchet behavior and baby daddy / momma drama, although you may be under a different impression if you've ever watched a full episode of VH1's Love & Hip-Hop.
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.
Rita Ora Is BeyHive's New Target For "Becky With The Good Hair"
Moments ago we reported on how Rachel Roy has officially put rumors to rest that she is the Beyonce-referenced "Becky with the good hair." Nonetheless, the BeyHive isn't done finding a new target for "Becky with the good hair," recently settling upon Rita Ora, after the singer posted an incriminating Snapchat.
5 Things We Want From Nicki Minaj's Next Album
It's been almost two years since Nicki Minaj dropped a new album. Yes, that seems hard to believe, but it's true: The Pinkprint, her third studio release, came out on December 12, 2014. It's easy to understand the long wait since Nicki has been busy with a variety of other projects – including touring, recording guest verses, and taking on a few acting roles – but it doesn't change the fact that TWO YEARS is pretty long time to go without some fresh bars from The Pink One.
President Obama Drops Workout Playlist Featuring Jay Z, Drake, & Beyonce
President Obama is no stranger to publishing his music playlists. Earlier this year, he showed off his pristine taste in music with a two-part summer playlist that featured Chance the Rapper, Jay Z, D'Angelo,Wale, Nina Simone, Nas, Anthony Hamilton, Tower of Power, Common, & more. He returned yesterday with the release of his workout playlist in the new issue of WIRED.
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.
DJ Khaled Endorses Hillary Clinton, Says He's "Starstruck" By Beyonce
DJ Khaled has been defying the forces of "THEY" more than ever in 2016; becoming a SnapChat superstar, putting out the best album of his career, and going on a stadium tour with Beyonce. This week, he added another accomplishment to that list, scoring an interview with Katie Couric in which he discussed his recent blessings, as well as the outlook on life that has gained him so much attention.
Iggy Azalea Doesn't Think Beyoncé Is "Racist," But She's Still Against The Term "Becky"
"Becky" has been on the tip of everyone's tongue over the last week, following Beyoncé's use of the name in her song "Sorry," where she described a woman many have assumed to be Jay Z's former mistress as "Becky with the good hair".
Possible New Beyoncé Album On The Way
A tracklist began circulating online earlier today for a possible follow up to Beyoncé's self-titled 2013 LP. Titled Beyoncé Vol. 2, the project appears to be a re-release of the latter, featuring all of the original volume's songs plus an additional eleven tracks. Print at the bottom of the leaked document seems to imply that the new release will be available in a four-disc format, including three DVDs loaded with music videos, live performances, and footage from the "On The Run" tour with Jay-Z.
Charts Don't Lie: October 26
Last week was a tough break for hip hop records, with new releases by Green Day, Norah Jones, and OneRepublic occupying the top spots. They slipped back though, and now Drake, Travis Scott, the Suicide Squad Soundtrack, and a new record from The Game occupy space in the top 10. Rihanna and Solange stick around in the top 20, while Beyonce, Kanye West, DJ Khaled, and Rae Sremmurd hang out on the top 30. Elsewhere, Gucci Mane's Woptober debuts at #43 in this week's installment of Charts Don't Lie. ***
2016 MTV VMA Nominations Announced
MTV has announced the nominees for the 2016 Video Music Awards. Beyonce earned a whopping 11 nominations. The artist with the second most nominations is Adele, who earned eight, seven of which are for "Hello." Ariana Grande (5), Drake (4), and Rihanna (4) could also be lined up for a big night. Other nominees of note include Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz, & Desiigner,
Rachel Roy Releases Statement, Denies Being "Becky With The Good Hair"
Beyonce turned the internet upside down when it turned out LEMONADE was actually an entirely new (visual) album from the pop star. That was the only thing getting the internet topsy-turvy, the fact that Beyonce alleges that her husband Jay Z cheated on her in the album created in even more controversy, putting the BeyHive to work in attempt to locate "Becky with the good hair."
Two New Beyonce Songs Surface Online
Beyonce is just about ready to re-release her self-titled album Beyonce, but before it arrives next week the internet got their hands on a couple new leaks tonight called “7/11” & “Ring Off”.
Beyonce Posts Snippet Of New Song With Jay Z On Instagram
Though only a few seconds long, Beyonce's latest vid with Blue Ivy is the best thing we've seen on Instagram in a long time. The clip shows Bey and baby Blue flossing, literally, with matching floss picks and matching stunna shades to boot. And during this priceless moment, a new song plays in the background--a beat that bumps along with a sample of a woman repeating "flossin"--and that certainly sounds like Daddy in the background with the ad-libs.
The Hip Hop Dating Map
The law of six degrees of separation applies to the hip hop dating circuit -- a land where fast money, fast women, and horny men collide, resulting often in fireworks. As you can see in the dating map we have assembled below, there isn't much distance separating stars like Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, Future, Lil Wayne, & A$AP Rocky. Ray J even has his own dating wheel, which gives credence to Vince Staples' mind-blowing Theory of Ray J.
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.