Jay-Z talks to Access Hollywood about the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation's, Making the Ordinary Extraordinary Carnival which was held at New York's Hudson River Park pier, Thursday night. The event was to raise funds for college scholarships. The foundation is ran by Jay's mom, Gloria Carter. They have been giving out college scholarships for years now. Check out the videos below.
Friday, September 30, 2011
|Djing at Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party|
Solange released a new song called, Favors on twitter. The song has a seventies feel with hints of electronica, a sound that she's come to make her own.
VEVO LIFT strips down Dev and her vocals. Check out all the LIFT videos below and get to know a little about Dev.
Via MTV: On Thursday night, Jay-Z hosted a carnival at the Hudson River Park pier for his Shawn Carter Foundation. But it wasn't all Ferris wheels and funnel cakes — unfortunately Momofuku doesn't make those. The event was called Making the Ordinary Extraordinary, and it sought to raise funds for college scholarships.
MTV News caught up with Mr. Carter at the event, where he said the evening was about having fun while raising money for a good cause. Jay said two of the worst things in life are a waste of talent and a person who applies him- or herself but is unable to advance due to financial hardship. He hoped this foundation would help ease such burdens and assist people in recognizing their potential.
|B & Heather performing in NYC.|
Tune in to Glee next Tuesday, October 4, at 8pm ET on FOX to watch it performed on the show.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Via New York Post: He’s not only part-owner of the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets — he’s helping design their uniforms, too.
Rap mogul Jay-Z — co-founder of the hip clothing line Rocawear — is working with Nets brass and Adidas to design uniforms for the team when it moves into the under-construction Barclays Center in Brooklyn next year, Nets officials told the Post yesterday.
Jay-Z and team officials had gathered near the arena construction site to announce that the New Jersey Nets team would be renamed the “Brooklyn Nets.”
Michelle Obama, 47, was recently photographed taking a shopping cart through Target in Alexandria, Va., while carrying two bags full of purchases.
Credit: The YBF
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Swizz accompanied Alicia to the premiere of her Lifetime Movie, Five. The film is a group of shorts, that deals with the impact of Cancer on women and their families. Alicia helped co-direct the movie with Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins.
Via Roc Nation: Roc Nation singer, Rita Ora, gives an inside look into her daily life as an artist. In this episode, she talks about her background, heritage and speaks on working with industry heavyweights such as Drake, The Dream, Tricky Stewart, Stargate and more for her debut album.
This video features the song “R.I.P.” by Rita Ora.
Source: Roc Nation
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Jay's 99 Problems gets remixed for Battlefield 3!!!!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Jennifer Lopez roc'd the iHeart Radio Festival on Saturday!! Have a look at some of her performances, they're hawt!!!
Via NY Daily News: Rap mogul Jay-Z will headline a series of concerts to open Brooklyn's new Nets arena next fall - and will make it official Monday: The team will be named for his hometown.
The superstar, who owns a small piece of the soon-to-be renamed Brooklyn Nets, will perform at eight concerts to celebrate the grand opening of the arena - where all-access passes are going for up to $15,400 a season.
Jay-Z likely will be joined by his wife, Beyoncé - who by then will have given birth to the couple's first child - at one of the shows, and will bring on a series of other performers, sources said.
Speaking at a major press event on the plaza at Atlantic Terminal, overlooking the under-construction Barclays Center, JAY-Z also revealed that ownership of Brooklyn’s future NBA franchise has chosen Brooklyn Nets as the team’s name.
JAY-Z was joined on the dais by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Forest City Ratner Companies Chairman and CEO Bruce Ratner, and Barclays Center and Nets CEO Brett Yormark.
“From the moment the Barclays Center became a reality, I knew this meant something significant for Brooklyn,” said JAY-Z. “This is where I’m from, I’ll always be Brooklyn, and opening this arena will mean more to me than anywhere else. I also look forward to opening night for the Brooklyn Nets. We’re going to create an atmosphere like only Brooklyn can.”
“Brooklyn is where legends are made and dreams come true—and no one proves it more than our very own JAY-Z, a dedicated philanthropist, innovative artist, entrepreneur and cultural icon who, as a Nets investor, helped take my vision of bringing a professional basketball team to the ‘center court’ of Brooklyn and drove it in for the layup,” said Borough President Markowitz. “I am thrilled to join Bruce Ratner, FCRC, Brett Yormark, and the Nets organization today in announcing that JAY-Z will perform at the opening of the Barclays Center. As for the selection of the Brooklyn team name, was there ever any doubt? It’s ‘nothing but Nets!’”
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Beyonce' has declared this is the happiest time of her life!! She is enjoying the changes to her body and her impeding motherhood. In fact she says that pregnancy has empowered her.
B was out this week promoting her third fragrance Pulse and was chatting away about her baby news and the "gift of pregancy".
On the eve of the release of his debut album, take a look at J. Cole's, Road To Release. His Cole World: The Sideline Story hits digital and retail on the 27th.
Jay will play the first ever concert at his own Barclays center next September. The Barclays Center is scheduled to open on September 28, 2012. It is of course will be the home of the Brooklyn Nets. Looks like Jay will be giving the Barclays Center its first ever sellout!!!! It's Hov's House!!!
Dates and ticket info hasn't been released yet!
Dates and ticket info hasn't been released yet!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Jay's set to headline tonight's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Vegas. Below is a link to the official live-stream. It starts at 7 pm PT! Don't miss Jay, Alicia and Coldplay shut down the stage!! Tomorrow Gaga, JLO and Nicki hit the stage.
Hope B & Ye make special cameos would love to see NIP & Lift Off live.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
B Talks Pregnancy During Pulse Promo"It's been great. I feel free. I feel very empowered," the singer, 30, tells ET Canada of her pregnancy in an interview airing Thursday night.
On making the announcement:
"I was just wondering how it's going to be when one day I am pregnant and everyone's like, 'Oh god, I don't want to hear this again,' " she says. "But I'm happy that people were happy and I actually didn't announce it in a statement. I said it's better to just show everyone."
Pulse, in NYC last night. She did a lot of press. Below are her Access Hollywood interviews. B talks about her new fragrance, her "fly mama" and of course her pregnancy. Check out all four videos below.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Via People: She’s rocked everything from pink hair to candy-coated costumes, but lately, fashion-forward singer Katy Perry has looked to fellow style star Beyoncé for some trend-setting inspiration.
“I’ve adopted the Beyoncé leg,” she says in the October issue of InStyle, in which she flaunts her lavender locks. “When I saw her on tour, she had these glowing legs.” So Perry decided to get to the bottom of those glimmering gams, ASAP. The secret? “They’re Wolford neon 40 tights,” she reveals. “I put them on first, and then over them I wear a Capezio fishnet that has been bedazzled. I do lots of layers. I’m like an artichoke.”
Credit: People.com & InStyle
Via MTV: When Beyoncé dropped 4 earlier this year, she paid homage to her roots by sampling Boyz II Men. The singer used the countdown portion of their track "Uhh Ahh" on her I'm-so-in-love party track "Countdown."
The song is all about the rapture of true love, with Beyoncé happily declaring her devotion to that special man in her life. So were the guys happy about her decision to include them on the album? "I thought it was very clever," Wanya Morris told MTV News earlier this week when he stopped by to chat about the latest Boyz II Men album, Twenty. "She's a clever artist. She's one of the best in the business right now. I guess you can say we finally got our duet with Beyoncé."
The guys are certainly having a moment this year, thanks to the sample and their work with Justin Bieber. They say that Beyoncé's decision to use their song on the lively track was pretty surprising, even though they have a bit of history with Queen B.
Queen B Gives Back: Beyonce's "I Was Here" Becomes Soundtrack for "Great Futures Start Here" Campaign
B's I Was Here, was chosen by the Boys & Girls Clubs, for their new, "Great Futures Start Here" campaign.
Via Boys & Girls Club: The soundtrack for the PSA is the song "I Was Here," performed by multiple Grammy®-winning singer- songwriter Beyonce, and written by multiple Grammy®-winning songwriter Diane Warren. The track is featured on Beyonce's latest album, "4," and was donated by Warren, Beyonce and Sony Music Entertainment for exclusive use in the spot.
"We wanted the most powerful piece of music possible, to underscore the dramatic message that what we do today to shape the future of our children is vitally important," said director Ron Howard. "We could not have picked a more moving track. Diane's words and Beyonce's delivery are over the top."
Source: Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Queen B was in London with Tina to launch their House of Dereon in the UK for London's Fashion week. After the runway show at Selfridges, B and Tina sat down for interviews. Here's the one with CNN.