Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Queen B's Big Surprise

Wale ft. Jeremih & Rick Ross - That Way (Official Video)

--Princess Carter

Hit-Boy Talks to Rap-Up TV About: 'Ni**as in Paris,' Kelly Rowland, & Beyoncé

--Princess Carter

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Queen B, Video Fierce: From Haute Bride to Sweet Seductress: "Best Thing I Never Had" & "1 + 1" Videos

Video Flashback: Beyoncé - Ego (Remix) ft. Kanye West

--Princess Carter

Pix of the Day: Beyonce' Parfums

Get 'um all!!

--Princess Carter

The Royals, Baby Carter Already Breaking Records: Beyonce' & Jay-Z's Baby Announcement Sets Twitter Record

Via Billboard - Beyonce's big news didn't just grab headlines Sunday, it broke records. The singer announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z while walking the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards August 28, sparking a Twitter frenzy after MTV tweeted "OMG Beyonce just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby!!!!!"

During the show, Beyonce cleared up any doubt, telling the audience "I want you to feel the love that growing inside of me," before a performance of her new song, "Love on Top." And, making no show of subtlety, she then ended the song by unbuttoning her blazer and rubbing her baby belly.

Viewers took notice. Twitter's official global PR feed, Twitter Comms @TwitterGlobalPR tweeted Monday that the baby news broke a site record at 10:35 PM EST, with 8,868 tweets per second (TPS). The most TPS ever recorded for a single event.

--Princess Carter

Credit: Billboard

Behind-The-Scenes With Queen B: '4 Intimate Nights With Beyonce' (Video)

Checkout the behind the scenes videos of Queen B's sold-out 4 Intimate Nights With Beyonce' at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom.  I attended the show on the 16th and the Queen was on fiyah!! It was such a special night.  She was very personable and her vocals soared throughout the Ballroom.  She filmed the performances for a future DVD release! I can't wait!

Video Flashback: "I Want You Back" by The Jackson Five (1969)

--Princess Carter

The Carters Crazy in Love at The VMAs: Jay-Z Only Has Eyes For B!!!

Beyonce & Jay-Z

Sunday's VMAs was a big day for The Carters.  Not only did both give stellar stage performances they also announced to the world that they were expecting their first child.  Love and Joy surrounded them.  And of course Jay made sure his wife knew that she was #1.  According to US weekly Jay was a very dotting husband.

Monday, August 29, 2011

VMA Glamour: Queen B Glows in Lanvin

Queen B graced the VMA Black Carpet looking glamours in an orange one-shoulder Lanvin gown.  The color only helped to enhance her glow!

Remembering The King: "Billie Jean" Live at Motown 25

Happy 53rd to The King, MJ!!!

--Princess Carter

An Ode to Soul: B's "1 + 1" & The Thrones "Otis" Videos

Jay-Z And Beyonce Named “Music’s Most Powerful Couple”

Here's a little bit of video soul to help celebrate the Carters brand new baby news.  First up is Jay and Ye's Otis followed by B's 1 + 1, both songs are heavy on the soul and much needed in today's gimmicky pop climate.

Kelly Rowland Talks Beyonce', Jay, Ye & The VMAs

Via People:  "I have known for quite a while, and she's happy, and Jay is happy, and that's all that counts," Rowland, 30, told PEOPLE Sunday at the House of Hype VMAs afterparty. "I think she'll be an incredible mother, because she's always been motherly. I think that she takes after so many traits from her mother. And I just think it's going to be so natural for her. Its natural for her now!"


--Princess Carter

Sunday, August 28, 2011

VMA Standout Performances: Beyonce', Jay-Z & Kanye', Adele, Chris & Gaga

The VMAs are known for their performances more than their awards!! And this year was no exception with show stealing performances from Beyonce' & and her future Carter, a surprise performance from the "The Throne" which sent the crowd into a frenzy, a soulful number from Adele and more.  Here are my five faves, which were clearly the best of the night!!!

The Throne, crashes the party and reminds all who the true Royals of Hip Hop Are!

Queen B Sets The Stage on Fire with a Kick Ass Performance of "Love On Top"; Rubs Her Baby Bump

After declaring she wanted the world to share in the love "that's growing inside" of her, Queen B gave a kick ass performance of Love On Top, with her killer vocals and baby bump stealing the VMA show!! It was quite a night for the Carters and the Hive!! Congratulations Beyonce' & Jay-Z!!!

Adele Performs "Someone Like You" at the VMAs

Adele gave a beautiful performance of her second single Someone Like You at the VMAs.  She looked beautiful as well.  Great job!! 

--Princess Carter

"The Throne" Takes Over The VMAs With Rousing Performance; Crowd Goes Wild Over Jay-Z & Ye's Surprise Performance of "Otis"

Video Fresh: Beyoncé - 1+1

--Princess Carter

The Carters Are Expecting: Beyonce' Announces Pregnancy on VMA Red Carpet; Confirms Pregnancy to the World After "Love On Top" Performance

Photo shoot fresh!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

"Otis" by The Throne

--Princess Carter

Video Debut: J. Cole "Work Out"

--Princess Carter

Queen B Graces the Cover of September InStyle in Dolce & Gabbana

Beyoncé shimmers in a gold Dolce & Gabbana mini on the September cover of InStyle Magazine.  The mag will hit newsstands shortly.  In the issue B talks fame, love, family and her beauty secrets.  Be sure to pick up the issue when it hits newsstands.  

B is also on the covers of Complex and Harper's Bazaar UK, magazines as well.

--Princess Carter

Jay-Z & 99 Jamz: Hov Talks, The Throne, Beyonce' & More...

Last Friday Jay called 99 Jamz in Miami to talk about The Throne, Beyonce' and his party he hosted at hot spot Live, last night.  Click below to hear Jay's interview.

Queen B Rocs The Ballroom; Beyonce' Wows Fans & Critics at First Ballroom Show

Via Billboard:  
There aren't many artists in the world that can pull off a 90-minute set in Stuart Weitzman heels and leave a beyond packed audience satisfied to the point of not needing an encore. But that's Beyoncé. Last night (August 14), the singer kicked off the first of four nights in her sold-out concert series, "4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé" at the Roseland Ballroom. The 2,500 capacity venue in NYC swelled up within seconds of doors opening at 8 p.m. EST.

As the lights dimmed close to 10 p.m. EST, fans' lit up the room with camera phones to welcome Bey' on to the stage. "I just want to have a good time with y'all," Beyoncé said before kicking off the show with a cover of Michael Jackson's "I Wanna Be Where You Are." Beyoncé ran through her catalogue including choruses from Destiny's Child's hits, solo No. 1s, and her fourth album, "4," while sharing the fails (dropped from Elektra Records) and successes (signed by Columbia Records) of her career, starting from the knee-high age of 5 yrs. old.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

King Hov Flashback: Jay-Z's, "Streets is Watching" Videos

Scorpio Jay-Z Hard Knock Life Tour
Jay & DJ Scorpio, Hard Knock Life Tour
Here's a flashback of Jay, from his DVD, Streets is Watching, back when he was better known as Jigga, or Iceberg Slim.  Enjoy.

Jay-Z Pays Tribute to Fallen College Student, Danroy Henry in "Murder to Excellence"

In one of his verses for Throne track, Murder to Excellence,  Jay gave a special shutout to Danroy Henry a budding Pace College football star who was killed just before his 21st birthday, The track speaks of the fact that we (Blacks) have perfected murder to excellence, becoming great at killing (and destroying) one another, rather than striving more towards succcess.   In the track Jay also rhymes about hopes of seeing more Blacks moving upwards or as he says: Black Elegance, Black Opulence. 

Via MTV: Danroy Henry, forever immortalized in verse by Jay-Z's opening line on the track, was a student at Pace University in suburban Westchester County, New York, and a member of its football team. During

Friday, August 12, 2011

Photo Shoot Fresh: Maybach Sticker Read "What Would Hova Do"; Jay-Z & Kanye Open Pop-Up Store, Display "Otis" Maybach + Jay & B Visit Shop on Friday

Credit: Roc Nation
Jay-Z and Kanye opened a pop-up store to celebrate and pay homage to their critically acclaimed, Watch The Throne album in New York's Soho area on Friday. On display in the shop is the now infamous Maybach that was "cut-up" in the Otis video.  Fans were able to watch the Otis video, purchase the album and most importantly get up and close with the Maybach. The shop was an instant hit with fans and critics.

Diva in the City: Beyonce' Goes Colorful in NYC & In New House of Dereon Photo Shoot

Video Fresh: "Otis" by The Throne

Credit: Roc Nation

--Princess Carter

Roc Tha Block: Solange Knowles Performs with Theophilus London at NYC Block Party

--Princess Carter

MJ's Pride & Joy

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pix of the Day: Kim Goes 3D

--Princess Carter

The Engineer Speaks: Young Guru Visits Harlem's "Vault" and Talks Inspiration & Beat Making

Young Guru, the world's most famous engineer (he's Hov's engineer) visited Harlem's "Vault" store on August 4 and talked about his inspirations, beat making and hip hop. Pretty interesting, have a listen.

--Princess Carter

Credit: Roc4Life

New Music: Wale's "Ocean Drive"

On the set of Wale's New Video For 'Pretty Girls' in Los Angeles

Looks like Wale's adjusted well to life in MIA and being part of Maybach Music Group.  Check out his new track Ocean Drive featuring Magazeen, Tre from UCB, and Black Cobain, which pays homage to life in MIA.  The track has a dancehall vibe and is perfect for the hot summer weather.  It's Miami Life Baby!!!

--Princess Carter

Beyonce' & Ace Hood Make "So You Think You Can Dance's" Season 8 Playlist; Schoolin' Life & Hustle Hard Used in Dane Routines

So You Think You Can Dance's, Season 8's Sasha and Ricky performed to Beyonce's, Schoolin' Life.  The track is off of B's, 4 Deluxe Edition, which is sold exclusively at Target. Check out the video below.

Lady in Black, Gaga Gets Fly in Beverly Hills

--Princess Carter

Hip Hop Talks "Watch The Throne"

Get More: MTV Shows

--Princess Carter

"The Throne" Debuts "Otis" on MTV & BET Networks

World Premiere: "Otis" Video by Jay-Z & Kanye West

Jay & Kanye will be auctioning off the customized Maybach in this video and the proceeds will go towards the East African Drought Disaster.  Bravo for Hov & Ye what  a great way to give back! I'm sure they'll raise a lot of money for the cause.

Via Billboard: Only three weeks on the chart, "Otis" holds the No. 11 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, debuting on the chart at No. 15. Another track, off 'Watch the Throne, titled, "Ni**as in Paris," debuts on R&B/Hip-hop Songs this week at No. 99. "Luxury rap," as Kanye calls their rhymes on "Otis," hold power on the charts. Although not charting on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" climbs five spots while Jay-Z's "Hits Collection: Vol. One" climbs 16 spots to No. 48.

--Princess Carter
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jay-Z, Beyonce', Kanye, Madonna, U2 & 150 Others Join Together for High Tide Low Tide: Save The Children's East Africa Fund

Jay-Z, Beyonce', Kanye, Madonna, U2 and 150 other big name musicians are banding together for the I'm Gonna Be Your Friend project.  Its aim is to battle the famine crisis in East Africa where millions of children go days without eating.

B, Jay, Ye, Madonna, U2, Britney and more have all agreed to post a short film -- set to the 1973 Bob Marley & The Wailers song "High Tide Or Low Tide" -- on their Facebook and Twitter pages with the hopes of reaching one billion people.

"Watch The Throne" Changing How Things Are Done; DJs Speak on "The Throne's" Lack of Traditional Radio Singles...

Get More: MTV Shows

Via MTV: Nothing Jay-Z and Kanye West have done leading up to Monday's release of Watch the Throne has been conventional. While most rap artists look to impact radio with a big crossover single before they drop their album, the Throne handled things a bit differently.

Yes, there was the release of the Lex Luger-produced "H.A.M.," which now stands as a bonus track on the deluxe version of WTT. Then there was "Otis" of course, but with no catchy chorus, the Redding-sampled track hardly screams crossover. Shade 45 DJ Statik Selektah said he doesn't think Jay and Kanye still need to conform to radio — he actually believes the opposite: "I think Jay and Kanye could put out an a cappella song and it'll get played," the DJ told MTV News.

That's Rocawear: WordSpit The ILLest

--Princess Carter

J. Cole - Work Out (Live at Bowery Ballroom)

--Princess Carter

Movie Music: "The Living ProoF" by Mary J. Blige (From The Motion Picture The Help)

--Princess Carter

It's A Wrap!! Queen B Sells Out All 4 Roseland Ballroom Dates; Beyonce' Sells Out First Date in 22 Seconds!!

All four of Queen B's 4 Intimate Nights sold out within seconds of their public releases.  The first night sold out in 22 seconds, and the remaining shows followed, selling out within a minute of going on sale.

The Hive was on fiyah today!!! Bravo Queen B!!! 

--Princess Carter


Video Sneak Peak: "The Throne" Gives a Sneak Peak of "Otis"; Jay-Z & Kanye to Release Video Exclusively to MTV & BET Tomorrow

Jay & Ye will debut their highly anticapted Otis video exclusively to MTV & BET networks tomorrow (Thursday 8/11).  The video will premiere at 8:56 p.m. ET/PTon MTV, MTV2, mtvU, and BET.  The dynamic duo released a teaser via MTV today, you can see it below.

Queen B, Queen of The Ballroom: First Roseland Ballroom Show Sales Out in 22 Seconds

Via  The August 14 concert, the first of the '4 Intimate Nights With Beyoncé' dates, sold out 22 seconds after going on sale to the public.

August 14, will be available at starting at 1PM EST. Tickets for the August 16 concert date will be available for purchase starting at 2PM EST; August 18 concert tickets will be available at 3PM EST. Tickets for the final concert on August 19 will be available at 4PM EST.

Citi®, the official credit card of 4 Intimate Nights With Beyoncé, will offer its members presale tickets beginning at Noon EST on Wednesday, August 10 through the Citi Private Pass® Program.

--Princess Carter

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

That's Rocawear: DJ NoisicerP

--Princess Carter

Wale "I'm On One Freestyle"

--Princess Carter

Hip-Hop Daughters: Cori B. Debuts "Do My Thang"

Do My Thang - Cori B. by HDMI44

Snoop's baby is following in the footsteps of her famous daddy.  The budding songstress just debuted her first single Do My Thang.  Have a listen to Snoop & Shantae's pride & joy.  Another one for the Tweens!!!
--Princess Carter

Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

via Forbes:  On August 8th, Jay-Z and Kanye West dropped their long-awaited collaboration,Watch the Throne. The album’s timing and title couldn’t have been more appropriate—the Empire State of Mindrapper is hip-hop’s top earner with $37 million in the past 12 months, claiming his fourth Cash Kings crown in five years; his partner-in-rhyme ranked third.

--Princess Carter

Source: Billboard

Monday, August 8, 2011

"The Throne" Rules The World Jay-Z & Kanye's "Watch the Throne" Tops iTunes in 23 Countries

Click Here to: Buy on iTunes

Jordan shit. #WTT

Via Billboard:  With a full day's worth of sales under its belt, Jay-Z & Kanye West's new "Watch the Throne" album is projected to sell over 500,000 copies in its first week in the U.S., according to industry sources. That's above initial estimates  yesterday, where prognosticators placed the set's debut week sales somewhere in the range of 400,000 - 500,000 copies. The dynamic duo's album was released exclusively via Apple's iTunes Store yesterday, Aug. 8.

Twenty-three (#23) for the Mike Jordan of Rap!!
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"Watch The Throne" Available on iTunes NOW; Physical Copies Available Friday 8/12

Via Billboard:  "Watch the Throne," which miraculously didn't leak to the Web as so many eagerly-awaited albums have over the years, is exclusive to iTunes until Friday, Aug. 12. That's when all other retailers -- physical and digital -- will start selling "Watch." Of course, most brick-and-mortar retailers could opt to ignore the official street date and begin selling the CD as soon as they receive it, which may be as early as Wednesday. Best Buy has the exclusive deluxe physical CD edition of the set from Aug. 12-22, which sports the same four additional songs as on iTunes' deluxe version.

Predicting "Throne's" first week is tricky because of its unique release rollout. Traditionally, albums drop to all retailers on Tuesdays. However, "Throne" secured a Monday street date, but only through iTunes. So, its first four days of release will consist mostly of sales via Apple (with physical street-date violation sales mixed in), while the remaining three days of its first week will be a blend of physical and digital.

Thus, because of the weird nature of "Throne's" release, stay tuned through the week for further news on its first-week sales pace. Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week runs from Monday through Sunday. We'll have "Throne's" official first-week sales figure on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Click Here to: Buy on iTunes Now
--Princess Carter

Source: Billboard
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Sunday, August 7, 2011


--Princess Carter


--Princess Carter

"The Throne" is Nearing... Just Hours Away... Be A Part of History!!!!!!

--Princess Carter

President Obama, Weekly Address: Getting the Economy Growing Faster

--Princess Carter

A Sad Day For America and Her Armed Forces

--Princess Carter

American Troops Suffer Grave Day

--Princess Carter

One of America's Saddest Days: 38 U.S. Troops Killed In Helicopter Crash, SEAL TEAM 6 Loses 22 Members

Via Time:  A deadly golden BB apparently found its target over Afghanistan early Saturday, killing 31 U.S. special operations troops and seven Afghan along for the mission to learn from the best. The "golden BB" is the combat aviator's worst nightmare: a lucky shot that – if it hits in the right place – can doom a helicopter and all aboard. Helicopters are more vulnerable than fixed-wing aircraft; they fly slower, and their mechanical parts – a tail rotor, mechanical shaft or fuel tanks, for example – more likely to lead to disaster when struck.

Cee Lo Green Performs "F--- You" at Lollapalooza 2011

Festival Debut: Skylar Grey, "Lollapalooza": "I Need a Doctor Medley"

Skylar Grey @ Grant Park, Chicago - Lollapalooza 2011

Skylar Grey made her Lollapalooza Festival debut this weekend.  The I Need A Doctor performer, performed a medley of  her songs.  

Pop Unity: Gaga Visits Brit & Nicki at "Femme Fatale' Tour; Gets Special Shout Out From Britney

Brit's, Femme Fatale Tour hit up Atlantic City last night.  And Mother Monster made a special visit! Gaga sat in the Boardwalk Hall Arena and enjoyed the show.  During Brit's, I'm A Slave 4 U performance, she called out Gaga, who returned the love by getting up and bowing to her fellow Pop Royal, followed by a heart sign.  

I love it when females support each other.  Another example of Pop Unity at its best!! 

--Princess Carter

Saturday, August 6, 2011

JAY-Z & KANYE: "WATCH THE THRONE" (Trailers 1 & 2)

Video Debut: "Novacane" by, Frank Ocean

--Princess Carter

The Clock Continues To Tick...& "The Throne" Nears!!!

8/8/11... Midnight, BABY!!!!
Looks more like 9ish according to this clock!!!!

--Princess Carter

Hollywood Royality: Will and Jada Show Off Their Calabasas Paradise

Will and Jada gave Architectural Digest an exclusive tour of their Dream Home, more like Paradise Landings.  The couple had the home built in Calabasas, California.  It looks like a little piece of paradise.  I am in love with the architecture, the living room with its pitcure perfect view and the grounds are incredible!  It's just perfect!! Not bad for two kids from Philly and Baltimore.  Black Hollywood at it's best!!!  Mag on newsstands now.

The Smiths’ adobe-style house, designed by Stephen Samuelson with architect Harry Perez-Daple; the interiors were by Judith Lance.

Beyonce' To Hit The Ballroom: Set To Perform 4 Intimate Dates at New York's Roseland Ballroom

Via beyonceonline: Beyoncé will take the stage at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom for four nights of special performances this month.  The set on each night of the 4 Intimate Nights With Beyonce' concerts will be the entire collection of her critically acclaimed album 4.

For these four special nights, August 14, 16, 18 and 19, Beyoncé will perform her new songs to a standing room only audience.

Described by music critics as her most accomplished work yet, genre busting, bold and vibrant, 4 is a platform for the star to stretch her musical tastes and showcase her pitch-perfect voice. “What matters to Beyoncé is actually the music,” states NPR. And The New York Times calls her “relentlessly perfect.”