Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Video Flashback, King HOV: JAY-Z - Money, Cash, H*#s (The Remix)

--Princess Carter

Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z - Upgrade U ft. Jay-Z

--Princess Carter

DumbASS Award: Dad Drops His Daughter in FAILED Attempt to Catch Foul Ball - #MLB

--Princess Carter
Credit: RSP

New Music, Queen B Edition: Beyonce' Releases Official Audio For: '1+1' & Second Official Single, 'Best Thing I Never Had'; One Republic Talks of Collaboration

In Stores: 6/28

Queen B's second official single, Best Thing I Never Had, off her upcoming album, 4, will hit iTunes and radio tomorrow.  The song is described as a mid-tempo track that is heavy on the drums.  It's about vengeance!

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Smurfs 3D Trailer 3 (2011) HD

--Princess Carter

Queen B's Epic Week: Beyonce' Kicks Off Promo for '4' With: Idol (2x); Oprah, Killer Video & Epic BBMA Perfromance; Releases 'Best Thing I Never Had'

Queen B is back and in full force after releasing her afro-beat track, Run The World (Girls), Beyonce' continued to remain in the promo shadows, as she completed the finishing touches on her fourth studio album titled, 4.

She took over France with her hubby Jay-Z, shoot her album cover atop a rooftop and announced three arena shows In The City of Lights:  June 20 (Nice, France); June 22 (Lille, France) and June 23 (Amneville, France), all while fans and critcs went KRAZY over the track. And all of this without us so much as hearing a, BOO!!!!, from her.

Some immediately fell passionately in love with the track! Others hated it!  Some it grew on and others just couldn't wrap their hands or hearts around the severity-of-the- difference, of the track, it was just too much for them to handle!

However last week changed many a critic, who found themselves falling in love with the track and Queen B all over again! 


B's big week started off with the release of her epic video for, Run The World, Girls which previewed on, American Idol.  Prior to the video's release B mentored the final three and then the video premiered  in full on VEVO at 10pm.  She kinda hinted that Scotty might have been her favorite during the show, calling him Scotty Boy and saying that was her boy.  

After Idol, B also released her album cover, stating that her fans helped her name the album, 4, because, of its special significance to her.  Everywhere she turned fans were calling the album 4 and asking her to name it 4.  She's born on September 4th, Jay's born on December 4th, she married on 04/04/08 and her mother was born on January 4, 1954.

Memorial Day Video: Beyoncé - America The Beautiful (Live at We Are One Concert) HD

Obama Grooving
The Future First Family & Future VP, Watching Queen B, during Inauguration Weekend.

--Princess Carter

Happy Memorial Day to All, The President Remembers Our Armed Forces in Arlington, Also Pays Respect To Joplin

Barack ObamaImage by jamesomalley via Flickr
Today we celebrate all those who are and have served in our Armed Forces.  As you relax, kick-back and barbecue it's important to remember all the scrafices that our Miltary Men, Women and their famillies take on a daily basis, so that we can enjoy our own freedoms and civil libirties.

President Obama has had a busy Memorial Day Weekend. Today he took part in a wreath-laying ceremony in Arlington Virginia at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jay-Z Turns Director Records, Beyoncé SLAYING 1+1 in Idol Dressing Room

Jay recorded B (on his iPhone) while she was rehearsing in her dressing room before her second Idol Performance, last night.  She was rehearsing her new power ballad, '1+1', which is now available on iTunes.  The song is soulful and full of passion.  It is heavy on the guitars and drums.  It's reminiscent of yesteryear, with a modern day flare.  It's everything that is Beyonce' and may just be her most powerful ballad yet.  It's sure to be a summertime sizzler.

Via Jay's Life + Times:
Sometimes you need perspective. You’ve been right in front of greatness so often that you need to step back and see it again for the first time. This is the dressing room rehearsal for American Idol. NO MICROPHONE. No effects. 
– Andy WarHOV.

--Princess Carter
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Queen B, on Idol Final: Beyonce''s NEW SINGLE '1+1' LIVE American Idol Final, Available on iTunes, NOW

Click here to be redirected to iTunes: HERE
--Princess Carter
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Summer Blockbuster's: Green Lantern - 3D Trailer

--Princess Carter

Album News: Beyonce' Releases Track-Listing for, '4', Hour-by-Hour on Facebook, Talks Inspirtation Behind Epic BBMA Performance

Every hour on the hour Beyoncé will be releasing a new title from her new album. Check back regularly for updates.

1. 1 + 1
2. I Care
3. I Miss You
4. Best Thing I Never Had
5. Party (Feat. Andre 3000)
6. Rather Die Young
7. Start Over
8. Love On Top
9. Countdown
10. End Of Time
11. I Was Here
12. Run The World (Girls)
Queen B, talks inspiration behind her Epic BBMA Performance (This is especially for the haters):

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Billboard Music Awards: Beyoncé's Tribute & Epic Performace; Pictures of Queen B, King Hov & The Roc/Knowles/Carter Family

One Word - Epic! Check out Queen B's tribute and performance at last night's Billboard Music Awards!  Then enjoy the pictures of The Carters and the rest of the Roc/Knowles/Carter Family!

Billboard Awards: Beyonce Run the World (Girls); First Live Performance!

--Princess Carter

Video Fierce, Beyoncé: A Look At Some of Queen B's Fiercest Videos! Fierce Attitude, Beauty, Dance, Vocals and the Ultimate Performance!

Run The World (Girls), showcases Queen B at the beginning of her new musical Evolution, showcasing both her growth in sound and artistic expression. 

Now, the Queen's Loyalist know, that this is what she does with each of her albums, each, new album, transcends its predecessor, both in look and sound.

In the Run The World (Girls) video Beyonce' does what she does best, Kill The Competition. Looking both beautiful and fierce as she does it.  

Vibe, 2007
Now enjoy a few of  the Queen's Flyest Videos To Date: FierceAttitude, Beauty, Dance, Vocal and the Ultimate Performance!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Beyonce' Set to Release "4" on June 28th

NEW YORKMay 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records will release "4," the fourth solo studio album from Beyonce on Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

The album was recorded over a year between the spring of 2010 and the spring of 2011, while Beyonce took time away from the spotlight.  She engaged in what she describes as simple things, including listening to every kind of music she truly enjoys.  Her mixed musical gumbo will be displayed on the upcoming album.
The title signifies not only the artist's fourth solo offering and the day of her birth but it is also a personal gift to her fans.  For over one year now her fans around the world took to their social media pages urging her to name the album for her special number.  
The intensely anticipated video for the album's lead single, "Run The World (Girls)," made its premiere on American Idol tonight.  The online debut of the full-length video immediately followed at www.beyonceonline.com.
Filmed in Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert over three days in April, the Francis Lawrence-directed video boasts a cast of over 200 dancers, a menagerie of exotic animals and Beyonce as the leader of a stunning army of women.

Royal News, King Hov Edition: Jay-Z Rocs Cartoon Network's, Adult Swim Upfronts

Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Network, had their Upfront's last night at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC, giving all the Forever Youngers a preview of what they can expect from the network's new line-up.  Well King Carter, Mr. Jay-Z performed a mash-up of his many classics, roc'n a Yankee Fitted and a brand new haircut, which means his album is done! It is also rumored that Jay has signed a development deal with the network.

 Can't wait!  Have a look and roc out to yet another flawless performance from, King HOV.  The Roc Boys killed the instruments and the God MC, blessed the mic!

Royal News, Queen B Edition: Beyoncé on Idol

--Princess Carter

Monday, May 16, 2011

Common Performs Poetry at the White House

--Princess Carter

Jill Scott - An Evening of Poetry At The White House

--Princess Carter

Lil Wayne - John (Explicit) ft. Rick Ross

--Princess Carter

Billboard Crowns Beyonce' Queen, Will Receive Millennium Award At Sundays, Billboard Music Awards

Beyonce' graces the cover of this week's Billboard Magazine. In the issue she talks her new album, life and more.  She'll be performing at this Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, where she'll be receiving the Millennium Award, which will honor her work both as a the front-woman for Destiny's Child and her solo career. Tune in this Sunday, May 22, on ABC at 8pm.  The awards will air live from Las Vegas.

Excerpts from the article:

How did the creative process begin with the new body of work?

I recorded more than 60 songs: everything I ever wanted to try, I just did it. I started off being inspired by [Afrobeat music pioneer] Fela Kuti. I actually worked with the band from "Fela!" [the hit Broadway musical based on his life] for a couple of days, just to get the feel for the soul and heart of his music; it's so sexy, and has a great groove you get lost in. I loved his drums, all the horns, how everything was on the one. What I learned most from Fela was artistic freedom: he just felt the spirit. I also found a lot of inspiration in '90s R&B, Earth, Wind & Fire, DeBarge, Lionel Richie, Teena Marie... I listened to a lot of Jackson 5 and New Edition, but also Adele, Florence + the Machine, and Prince. Add in my hip-hop influences, and you can hear how broad it is. I also gave myself more freedom to really belt out some songs, and bring soul singing back: I used a lot of the brassiness and grittiness in my voice that people hear in my live performances, but not necessarily on my records.

Video Premiere: Rick Ross - Maybach Music III

--Princess Carter

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring Fevah, Club Bangas: Young Jeezy, "Ballin" Featuring Lil Wayne & DJ Khaled's, "I'm On" Featuring, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

Young Jeezy
Just as Spring's Club and Car season kick-off here's two singles that are sure to have the speakers knocking and dance floors Roc'n.  The first comes courtesy of Young Jeezy, who is making his triumphant return to the mic with "Ballin" co-staring Lil Wayne.  The Lex Luger track is hard: it thumps, Rocs and will make us all want to bop.

The second track is set to be a sure summer sizzler.  The melodic track (with its killer beat) comes courtesy of Anthem Maestro, DJ Khaled.  He calls on his usual co-collaborators, Drake, Rozay and Weezy  for this club banga, "I'm On."  Each Hip-Hop royal offers their own take of being on. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

NBA FlashBack: Bulls vs. Suns - 1995 (Pippen Shuts Down Barkley)

--Princess Carter

Chris Brown - Brisbane 2011 - CHRIS BROWN

--Princess Carter

Video Flashback: Beyoncé - Work It Out

Austin Powers in GoldmemberImage via Wikipedia
Take a  look back at Beyonce's first solo single, Work It Out.  The soulful single was part of the Austin Powers: Goldmember Soundtrack.  B has always been one to take risks with her music, as all true artist do.  Like the film it had a 1970s feel.  Love the horns.  The video is also known for its infamous hoola-hoop scene.
The Shrine Auditorium
B, during her Austin Powers Era.

Hugo Performs "Rock & Roll Delight" at Rockwood Music Hall

--Princess Carter

Billboard Music Awards 2011 - ABC promo

--Princess Carter

Movie News: Zoe Saldana is Leading Lady; Official 'Colombiana' Trailer - In Theaters 9/2

Actress Zoe Saldana is back in a Leading Lady Role, she will star in Sony's Pictures, Colombiana, set to hit theaters this fall, 9/2/11.  She stars as a young woman, who becomes a stone-cold assassian set to avenage her parents death.  The movie comes from the makers of the CW's hit show, Nikita.
Zoe Saldana
Zoe will star oposite Michael Vartan.  Her character leads a double life as she hunts down the mobster who killed her parents.  Expect lots of tricks and turns in this movie.  The trailer looks action packed.  Glad to see Zoe getting her kick-ass on.
--Princess Carter
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Royal News: Queen Gaga Goes Euro; Takes Over Radio 1's Big Weekend, Releases Message To Fans & Graham Norton Performance (Updated)

In preparation for her highly anticipated album, Born This Way, Gaga is off to Europe to promote the project overseas.  She was in France and performed at the Cannes International Film Festival, dressed in her usual one of a kind couture, she sang international hit, Judas.
Then she was off to London where she tapped a segment for The Graham Norton Show. She performed, Judas & Born This Way.  Gaga personally sent fans her performances from the show, which she uploaded on her official YouTube channel, the performances came with a special message from, Mother Monster, who personally thanked her Little Monsters for all their loyal support.
Lady Gaga - "Judas"
Not one to leave Europe unconquered, Gaga took over Radio 1's Big Weekend with a miniconcert of her Born This Way and the Fame Era.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Video Preview: Beyoncé - Run The World (Girls) (Teaser); Extended Trailer!

Beyonce' tells Billboard about chosing, "Run The World" as her first single: 
"It's definitely riskier than something a bit more ... simple. I just heard the track and loved that it was so different. It felt a bit African, a bit electronic and futuristic. It reminded me of what I love, which is mixing different cultures and eras — things that typically don't go together — to create a new sound. I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal," she said. "That's how I've gotten to where I am."

--Princess Carter

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Video Preview: Beyoncé's "RunTheWorld" Teasers I & II

Beyonce-Run The World [Girls]
As Beyonce' preps for the official release of the video for, "Run The World (Girls)" she gives her Legion yet another teaser preview to hold them over.  This time however, the Queen makes an appearance, complete with crown and to-die-for, 24K gold shoes.  The video looks epic, complete with a revolution, blown-up cars and of course a major dance sequence.  It is rumored that the video will debut on Monday, May 16, 2011.
In other Beyonce' news, she will be honored with Billboard's Artist of the Millennium award.  She'll be honored for her many accomplishments over her 16 years in the music business, from her beginnings in Destiny's Child, throughout her own solo career.  To date she has earned 16 Grammys, sold over 100 million records worldwide (solo and group) and has won countless other awards.  

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lady Gaga's World Premiere Performance of 'Judas' & Ellen Interview

--Princess Carter

Swizz Beatz - Everyday (Coolin') ft. Eve [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

--Princess Carter

Let's Move! Flash Workout: Beyonce Surprises Kids in Harlem & First Lady Michelle Obama Works it Out in DC

Today over 600 schools in the US and even a school in Japan participated in the Let's Move, Flash Workout challenge.  The kids performed Beyonce's "Move Your Body" which is a special reworked version of her hit single, "Move Your Body."  The flash workout is part of First Lady, Michelle Obama's initiative to fight childhood obesity.  Bravo for both ladies.  

Beyonce drinks WAT-AAH! after her Move Your Body performance at PS 161 in NYC!