Friday, September 30, 2011

Video Fresh: Jay-Z Talks to Access Hollywood About "Making the Ordinary Extraordinary"

Jay-Z talks to Access Hollywood about the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation'sMaking 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.  

New Music: Solange Releases, "Favors" via Twitter

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.

The track is a treat for her fans, who are impatiently awaiting her third solo album.

She's been working on the project for quite sometime now.  But it looks like the wait is over, because her new album is now being mixed!!

Favors by solange-knowles

I Can't wait to hear her new sound.  

Video Fresh: Dev Goes Live for VEVO's LIFT; Watch Now

VEVO LIFT strips down Dev and her vocals.  Check out all the LIFT videos below and get to know a little about Dev.  

Queen B: Diva in the City; Beyonce' Out & About in NYC

Beyonce' was out & about in NYC today.  The mommy-to-be looked fab, as usual!!!

Hovah Philanthropy: Jay-Z and Mom, Gloria Carter, Host "Royal Carnival"

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.

Gleek Fevah: Glee Does "Run the World (Girls)" [HD Full Studio]

The Girls of Glee will be performing B's, Run The World (Girls) for next week's episode.  The performance will probably have something to do with Britney's (Heather Morris) campaign, for Student Government President.  Can't wait for the episode!

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.

--Princess Carter


Thursday, September 29, 2011

J. Cole is MTV's Push Artist of the Week; Watch the Vids

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Photo Shoot Fresh: Gaga Channels Old School Hollywood

Credit: MTV Style

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Gaga Does Mugler Paris Fashion Week Video

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--Princess Carter

Video Flashback: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana

--Princess Carter

Jay-Z King of Design; Will Help Design New Brooklyn Nets Jersey

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.”

The First Lady's Target Excrusion; Michelle Obama Shops at Target in Alexandria

Via People -  Even America's First Lady shops on a budget. 

Michelle Obama, 47, was recently photographed taking a shopping cart through Target in Alexandria, Va., while carrying two bags full of purchases.

Queen of Fragrance: Beyonce' on ET Canada

Movies with Heart: Watch the "Joyful Noise" Trailer

--Princess Carter

Credit: The YBF

Video Soul: Queen B's "1+1"

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Adele's "Someone Like You"

--Princess Carter

Queen B, Queen of Scents: Beyonce Pulse, Fragrance Launch Party (Official Video) + Solange DJs

Video Fresh: Queen B's "Countdown" is the Sound of CBS's Fall 2011 Line Up

Coldplay Takes Over Letterman

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Video Fresh: J. Cole's VEVO Go Show; Performs "Can't Get Enough"

--Princess Carter

Sexy In The City: Tia & Tamera Visit Wendy

Tia and Tamera hit NY to tape an episode of the Wendy Williams Show yesterday.  The sistahs looked fab.

Photo Shoot Fresh: Alicia & Swizz Attend the Lifetime Premiere of 'Five'

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.

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Kelly Rocs Jimmy Kimmel

Kelly Rowland

Pix of the Day: Queen B, Sexy in Fuchsia

B gets sexy in fuchsia for an interview with Rodrigo Faro for her Brazilian fans.  

--Princess Carter

Roc Nation's Rita Ora Debuts Video Diary Series

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.

--Princess Carter

Source: Roc Nation

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Video Fresh: J. Cole Rocs the Park

The Roc's latest star, J. Cole hit up 106 & Park today to promote his debut album:  Cole World: The Sideline Story. While there Cole talked about his come-up, being signed to Roc Nation and of course his album process.  He also performed hits: Who That, Blow Up and Can't Get Enough.  Check out the video below.

Video Fresh: 2011 Rocawear Mens Fall Lookbook

--Princess Carter

Hovah & The Gamers: Jay-Z's "99 Problems" Meets Battlefield 3; Watch Full-Length Trailer

Jay's 99 Problems gets remixed for Battlefield 3!!!!

--Princess Carter

Monday, September 26, 2011

Photo Shoot Fresh: Hov Rocs Brooklyn in Tom Ford

Jay rocs Tom Ford at the announcing of Brooklyn Nets.

Photo Shoot Fresh: Queen Mary Rocs Red

Mary looks fab in red at the Third Annual Variety's Power of Women Event held at the Four Seasons Hotel this weekend.

--Princess Carter

Our Politics: President Obama Addresses the Congressional Black Caucus; "Get Up And March!!!!"

Pix of the Day: Jay & B

Jay and B were snapped today, while gearing up for a photo shoot or video. The kids in the picture are the children of Jay's stylist, June Ambrose (or as Jay calls her, the Style Architect).

--Princess Carter
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Video Fresh: J. Cole's "Daddy's Little Girl"

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Jennifer Lopez Rocs iHeart Radio Fest!!!

Jennifer Lopez roc'd the iHeart Radio Festival on Saturday!! Have  a look at some of her performances, they're hawt!!!

The Great Eight: Jay-Z Set to Roc Eight Shows at the Barclays Center

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.

Jay-Z Set to Open Barclays Center in September 2012

Via Roc Nation:  Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter announced today that he will be the first performer to play the Barclays Center of Brooklyn when the venue opens in September 2012.

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

A Model Tribute: Empire State of Mind | Life + Times

--Princess Carter

Video Preview: On Set of Kelly Rowland & Big Sean's 'Lay It on Me' Video

--Princess Carter
Credit: Rap-Up

Queen B's "Party" & "Countdown" Going 4 Radio Adds

Last week Party was the number one most added song at Urban Radio and Countdown begins going for Pop & Rhythmic adds on October 4.   Looks like we'll be getting the Party and Countdown videos soon.  Countdown is also the next international single off B's critically acclaimed 4.

Queen B Talks Pulse, Baby & "4" with Terrence J, Part II

--Princess Carter

Queen B Continues to Talk About the Joys of Pregnancy; Calls It A Gift

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".

Video Fresh: Alicia Debuts New Song at iHeart Radio Festival; Soulful "A Place of My Own"

--Princess Carter

J. Cole Teams Up With Sucker Free for "Road To Release"

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.   

King HOV: Jay-Z Set to Christen Barclays Center; To Become "Hov's House"

Jay Z
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!

--Princess Carter
Credit: Roc4Life

Pix of the Day: Jay Rocs iHeart Music Festival

--Princess Carter

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Video Fresh: That's Rocawear: NDDL Sparkles

--Princess Carter

Beyonce' Talks Empowerment & Pregnancy

B Talks Pregnancy During Pulse Promo

Feels empowered:

"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."

Photo Shoot Fresh: Queen B, White Haute & Gold

Queen B launched Pulse at Macy*s on 34th Street in NYC today.  And as a special treat (for the Hive), B brought her 16 Grammys, to shine in all their glory!!! Fans got a special chance to meet B, purchase Pulse and get a look at the gold trophies.


Queen B Talks Pulse, Baby & Fashion on Access Hollywood

Queen B launched her third fragrance, 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

Katy Talks Queen B Again; "Adopts the Beyonce' Leg"

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.”

--Princess Carter

Credit: & InStyle

Frank Ocean Talks to Angie Martinez; Talks Working with Jay-Z, His Solo Album & More...

--Princess Carter

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Strong, Tall & Proud: President Obama Addresses the UN General Assembly

--Princess Carter

Hip Hop Drama: Fab & Ray J, Vegas Video

SAM (Soft As A Mothafucka) Ray-J Speaks On Fight With Fabolous! "I Socked That N*gga In The Face"

Hmm.... looks like Fab's version was the true version, but we knew that already!!! Pure comedy!!!

--Princess Carter

Boyz II Men Talk Beyonce's "Countdown"

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."

--Princess Carter

Source:  Boys & Girls Clubs of America