Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Video Classic: Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

It's not Halloween without this Classic!!! Enjoy!!!

--Princess Carter

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Video Fresh: Common - Blue Sky (Official Video)

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Jay Talks to Steve Stoute About Hip Hop's World Dominance

From high fashion labels to everyday language, the hip-hop community is redefining American culture. To coincide with the release of marketing executive Steve Stoute's debut book, "The Tanning Of America: How the Culture of Hip-Hop Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy," HuffPost Black Voices presents the first episode in an ongoing video series, "The Tanning Effect."

Check out part one of the exclusive interview above, featuring Jay-Z discussing the meaning of his joint album with Kanye West, Watch the Throne, which debuted at number one in 23 countries; on his epiphany that his music has a substantial impact on mainstream America; and on being an unpaid spokesman for Cristal champagne.

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Mary J. Blige, "25/8"

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Jay & Ye Take Over ATL; Watch The Throne Tour Kicks Off in Atlanta

The WTT Tour kicked off in Atlanta on Friday night.  Hov and Ye delighted both the crowd and the critics with a hit parade and excellent stage presence (of course).  With catalogs as deep as theirs what did you expect!!  Check out more video below.

The two hit NYC on the fifth for the start of one of four shows in the tri-state area!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Queen B in The City: Beyonce' Was Snapped in NYC; Set to Release "Roseland DVD" Next Month

B was once again busy in the city today.  She was snapped leaving an office building in Midtown.  She was then off to get her nails done.  In other news she's set to release her Roseland Ballroom DVD.  Below is the cover and press release.  She looks stunning!!! 




Video Fresh: Queen B & Cole Get Their "Party" On; Official VEVO Premiere

Monday, October 24, 2011

J. Cole Talks "Party" Remix, Working With Beyonce', Fame & Rumors....

J. Cole sat down with HOT 106's Rise & Grind Morning hosts Deanna Cruz and Vezzy Parmesan to talk about his debut #1 album Cole World, touring, working with B on the Party Remix, being a part of Jay's Roc Nation and more.  Watch parts 1 & 2 below to hear the rest of Cole's interview.

Video Fresh: Queen B's "Party" VIPeek; 106 & Park Gives A Sneak Peek of Beyonce's "Party" Video Featuring J. Cole

--Princess Carter

Credit: BET, Beyoncelite

Photo Shoot Fresh: Queen B Keeps Busy in The City

B, sexy in blue and black (this is starting to be her pregnancy color pattern; she's been wearing it a lot lately) was snapped heading to an NYC office building, today.  The Busy Bee has several projects she's working on: her maternity line, DVD for 4 Intimate Nights, the soundtrack for A Star is Born and her own new solo music.  

Wonder which project B was tackling today? Was she off to her Parkwood offices or to a studio?  Hmm......

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Beyonce', The Throne & Chris Lead Soul Train Nominations

Via MTV:  Chris Brown is up for the most nominations at the Soul Train Awards with five nods. Following closely behind are "Party" and "Lift Off" collaborators Beyoncé and Kanye West with five nominations each. Also making a strong showing in the nominations are Kelly Rowland and Adele, who nabbed three nods apiece.

New Music: Bridget Kelly Visits S.O.B.s' Sol Village Performs "Seek & Destroy"; Performs At Howard Homecoming

Via Roc Nation:  Roc Nation songstress Bridget Kelly has had a busy week. Take a look a her performing her new single Seek and Destroy at S.O.Bs’ Sol Village. Also check out some photos from the performance and her ‘Every Girl’ EP listening session.

Beyonce' & Solange's Sunday Brunch

Beyonce' (Baby Carter) and Solange enjoyed some sisterly time this afternoon as they had brunch at Brooklyn's, Buttermilk Channel, restaurant.  The two were snapped leaving the restaurant.  The mommy-to-be was glowing.     

Video Fresh: "Countdown" Fan Video

--Princess Carter

Credit: BeyonceOne

Queen B in The City: Beyonce's A Busy Bee in NYC; Plus Harper's Bazaar November Cover Girl

Beyonce's been quite busy lately.  She told Access Hollywood last month that she'd begin working on the Soundtrack to A Star Is Born this month and she also said, that she was going back in the studio to record her own solo work.  Stating at the time her creative juices were overflowing.  She's also working on her maternity line, through her and mom Tina's own, House of Dereon line.  

She was snapped leaving office buildings in NYC on the 20th roc'n a pair of Mama J by J Brand “3401” Maternity Leggings in Hewson and also on the 19th roc'n all black.  Wonder which business venture she was working on this week?  

B's November issue of Harper's Bazaar has finally hit newsstands.  Below is an excerpt and a behind the scenes video from the shoot, which was taken before she revealed her pregnancy to the world.  Pick-up your copy now.   

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Angel Ball Beauties: Solange, Tina & Kim

Solange, Tina Knowles and Kim K. were the Bells of last nights Angel Ball.  All three looked stunning as they supported the annual Angel Ball which raises money and awareness for  cancer.

Photo Shoot Fresh: Nick and Mariah's Moroccan and Monroe Make Their Debut

Nick and Mariah introduced their six month old twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe – Roc and Roe – to Barbara Walters, who interviewed the couple inside their Manhattan apartment. The segment airs on Friday's 20/20 at 10 p.m. ET.

--Princess Carter

Source: People & ABC

Roc Nation's Bridget Kelly Readies "Every Girl" EP

Via Roc Nation:  Bridget Kelly is surely ready for her close up! The songstress’ Every Girl EP will be available for download on her official site, on Wednesday, October 19th. Listen to a sneak peek of BK’s new power anthem “Seek & Destroy”, written by The Dream and produced by Shea Taylor below:

Bridget Kelly - Seek and Destroy by bridgetkelly

--Princess Carter

Source: Roc Nation

The Throne Gets Remixed; T.I. Drops A Verse for N***** In Paris Remix

Royalty Reunited!!!!

--Princess Carter

Pix Of The Day: Jay, Russell & Rick

Now that's what I call Living Legends.  Jay is snapped with Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons at Def Jam's 25 Year Anniversary Dinner Celebration, last night.

Video Fresh: King Hov Gets Animated; Gives Kids A Message for Mr. Shawn Carter

Via E!:  Is someone getting ready for fatherhood?  Daddy-to-be Jay-Z is the first to guest star in the one of four new animated specials called Secret Millionaires Club, which premieres this Sunday on Hub TV.

His 2-D self acts as a business professional and mogul (not much acting there) promoting financial literacy for kids.

Dressed in a suit, Hova calls in four young kids and praises them for some work they've done at school, before letting them out to enjoy New York.

Photo Shoot Fresh: Queen B, Out & About in NYC

Queen B (and Baby Carter) was snapped in NYC again today.  It looks like her shades were interfering with her vision. Looks like the Queen had a Roc Star decision to make:  Should I or shouldn't I take off my shades?  A Diva's Life, gotta love it!!!! 

I personally love the shades it completes the look.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Video Fresh: Rita Ora Video Diary #2

Roc Nation's Rita Ora just released her second video diary, which offers a look into the life of the burgeoning pop star.

--Princess Carter

Source: Roc Nation

Video Fresh: Jahlil Beats signs with Jay-Z and Roc Nation

--Princess Carter

Queen B Rocs the City In Black

B (and Baby Carter) was snapped this afternoon on her way to a business meeting looking sexy in black. She's wearing Mama J by J Brand “3401” Maternity Leggings in Hewson.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Video Fresh: Queen B, "Video 4"; A Look At Beyonce's Videos for "4"

Nobody in today's music does videos like Beyonce'.  She puts her heart and soul into every performance!  She adds a little of the old and makes it new again.  Like LA Reid says, "She's the greatest performer of this generation." She may not be able to tour this era, but she's sure making sure that her BeyHive still has plenty to look at.

She's released five videos for her critically acclaimed, 4.  With Love On Top, being released to VEVO as a "Sunday Surprise" today.

Party is scheduled for release on October 25.  Enjoy the rest of B's Video 4, below.

Video Fresh: Queen B's "Love On Top"; Beyoncé Goes 80s For New Vid

--Princess Carter

Be Aware: Occupy Wall Street Movement Strives On; Day 30 and Counting

The Occupy Wall Street Movement continues to strive on.  Today is Day 30.  Yesterday the movement took over New York's, Times Square and it was said to be the biggest day yet in the movement.  It also continues to grow throughout the U.S. and the world.  

Be Aware: President Obama Gives Speech at Dr. King Memorial on 10/16/11

Via  In his remarks at The National Mall President Obama said, "For this day, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s return to the National Mall. In this place, he will stand for all time, among monuments to those who fathered this nation and those who defended it; a black preacher with no official rank or title who somehow gave voice to our deepest dreams and our most lasting ideals, a man who stirred our conscience and thereby helped make our union more perfect."

--Princess Carter


Friday, October 14, 2011

Video Fresh: Red Café - Fly Together ft. Ryan Leslie, Rick Ross

--Princess Carter

Rocawear 'Evolution' Cologne: Trey Songz Commercial

--Princess Carter

The Horrors Cover Beyonce's, "Best Thing I Never Had"

Via Beyonceonline: Indie Rock band, The Horrors, recently covered Beyonce's "Best Thing I Never Had" during a session with BBC Radio 1. Pretty good! Listen to their cover and buy "Best Thing I Never Had" on iTunes now.

The Horrors - Best Thing I Never Had (Beyonce cover) by the3penguins

--Princess Carter

Everybody Loves Hov; Real Housewives Kelly Bensimon Meets Jay-Z

Kelly Bensimon, one of the Real Housewives of New York, just couldn't get enough of Jay, who could blame her!  Jay attended the Johnny Love fashion show at New York's Rivington Hotel.  Kelly was also at the show.  It's clear that Kelly is a fan, because she was clearly starstruck by Jay.

--Princess Carter

Beyonce' Snapped in NYC

On Thursday, B shopped in the city in a loose-fitting top (We see you Baby Carter).  Smile my Queen!!

Pix Of The Day: Alicia & Swizzy Broadway Bound

The Deans attend the Broadway opening of Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett's, The Mountaintop.

--Princess Carter

Photo Shoot Fresh: Queen B in The City

Today, Beyonce' roc'd her city in a black and blue mini.  The Mommy-to-be looks stunning.  Glad to see that both she and Jay are brushing the "dirt of their shoulders".  No need to focus on ignorance during such a joyous time in their lives. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Video Fresh: Beyoncé Graces The Cover of Harper's Bazaar (November 2011)

B graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar's November issue.  In it she talks womanhood, being a wife, her music and of course her pending motherhood.  The issue hits newsstands soon.  Take a look at the behind the scenes clip from the photo shoot. All photos are by Terry Richardson and was photographed at The Standard Hotel in New York City.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Music: Cole & Breezy Collaborate With DJ Drama for "Undercover"; The Track Will Appear on Drama's "Third Power" LP

J.Cole Purple Rain -
chris brown

DJ Drama - Undercover feat. J Cole and Chris Brown by eOne Music
--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Beyonce' & Adria Petty Get "Spontaneous" & Inspired From The Past For "Countdown" Video; Inspirations From Audrey Hepburn, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Josephine Baker.....

Via MTV:  Beyoncé's "Countdown" video plays up the singer's theatrical side. It pays homage to iconic films like "West Side Story" and "Funny Face," as well as '60s icons like the Supremes and Audrey Hepburn. The clip, co-directed by Adria Petty, is an eye-catching glimpse at the pop culture moments that reside in the creative conscience of the pop star.

B gets inspiration from Diane and Audrey Hepburn for Countdown's classic
feel.                                                                               Credit: Roc4Life
While a lot of the video displays the singer's personality and spunk, as well as her ever-expanding baby bump, it's clear that Petty and her team worked hard to make sure they captured the spirit of the milestones they re-created in the video.

Video Fresh: Prince, Paris & Blanket Introduce Beyonce' at MJ Tribute Concert; B Sings Jackson 5 Hit "I Wanna Be Where You Are"

Michael Jackson & Beyonce

Michael Jackson's children Prince, Paris and Blanket appeared Saturday at the Michael Forever tribute concert in Wales. 

The trio was called upon to introduce a special video performance by Beyoncé, who sang Jackson's hit "I Wanna Be Where You Are."  

Girls Rule The World: Harper Gets Her First Passport & Willow Takes NYC

David and Victoria take Harper to get her first passport in California on Friday.

Photo Shoot Fresh: Michael, Paris & Prince Honor Their Dad at Tribute Concert; Introduce Beyonce' + Video

Via People:  Taking to the stage amid rapturous applause, Michael Jackson's children Prince, Paris and Blanket appeared Saturday at the Michael Forever tribute concert in Wales. 

The trio was called upon to introduce a special video performance by Beyoncé, who sang Jackson's hit "I Wanna Be Where You Are."  
Introducing Beyonce, Paris said: "She is always pushing the envelope with her boundless energy and talent.  She carries the torch lit by our father and it gives me great pleasure to introduce this woman."

Queen B Remixed: J. Cole Set to Feature on the Official Remix of Beyonce's R&B Banga "Party"; Video In Production

Via HotHipHopDetriot:  AC of HOT 102.7 says that J. COLE has been added to Beyonce’s Official Remix to Party.   Hot 102 also reports that Cole arrived in Michigan, Friday to shoot scenes with B for the video.  It's currently in production in Britton, Michigan.  No word as of yet if anyone else jumps on Beyonce' Party Remix.

Hmm.... I wonder if these sences will be added to the scenes that B shoot in New Jersey months back, which also featured a cameo from Kelly, and B wearing a gold fur and and a bow, reminiscent of a Playboy Bunny?

Saturday Vibing: New Rozay, Rick Ross Ft Nicki Minaj - "You The Boss" & "I Love My Bitches"

Rozay stopped by Flex's show this week and debuted two bangas.  You The Boss featuring Nicki and the Just Blaze produced I Love My Bitches.  Both tracks are a nod to yesteryear much like the Watch The Throne Vibe, Rick is taking it back to hip hop glory.  Soul laced beatz with a knock and witty wordplay.  

Video Peek: Wale Ft. Rick Ross - "Tatts On My Arm" (Behind The Scenes)

--Princess Carter

Two Queens United: Beyonce' Duets With Mary for My Life II; B & Mary Together at Last!!!!!!


According to Rap-Up, B dueted with Mary for a track titled, Loving A Woman.  The title alone sounds like it will be a soul ballad with a knock and lots of Diva Titude.

Pix of the Day: Beauty United; THINK PINK Flashback

*EXCLUSIVE* Thirteen of the most talented female performers join

B, Mary, Mimi & Rih Rih and 11 others collaborate for Stand Up a charity track for Breast Cancer.

--Princess Carter

Friday, October 7, 2011

J. Cole on Last Call With Carson Daly

--Princess Carter

Kelly Rowland Hooks Up With Verse Simmonds for "Boo Thing" Video

--Princess Carter

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Photo Shoot Fresh: Jay Cheers on His Beloved Yankees

Last night, Jay like many, of us, New Yorkers cheered on our beloved Yankees at Yankee Stadium last night.  Unfortunately game 5 didn't go in our favor (So what Tigers (being a sore loser)) but, that didn't stop Jay from looking photo shoot fresh.  Aww..... The Swagger!!!!

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Red Cafe's "Fly Together" ft Rick Ross & Ryan Leslie (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO TRAILER)

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Beyonce' & Tina Knowles on The Insider; Talks Tina's Honoring

--Princess Carter

Beyonce' Set for SUNDAY NIGHT; Preview of Interview

This Sunday B is set to appear on SUNDAY NIGHT at 6:30 pm on Channel 7, in Australia.  Tune in to see Molly Meldrum's exclusive interview with Beyoncé.  The show will also be feature a WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE first look at B's new video for Love On Top.

Video Fresh: Queen B's "Countdown" in HD; Official VEVO Video

--Princess Carter

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Video Fresh: J. Cole Performs on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"; Performs "Workout" & "Cole World"

Video Fresh: Queen B Conquers in "Countdown" Video; Beyonce's "Countdown" is Above a 10!!!

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Queen B's "Countdown" Is On The Way; Beyonce's New Video Set to Debut on MTV

The video for Queen B's, Countdown, off her critically acclaimed album 4, will debut on MTV tonight at 7:56 PM and on  Don't miss out, we all know who run's this video thing!!!!  The Video Blueprint, Holla!!!

Via MTV Buzzworthy:   If you couldn't tell by our decked-out home page, today's the day: Beyoncé's"Countdown" video premieres tonight at 7:56 p.m. ET on! Since we've just about worn out our mouse by clicking "Play" over and over again on the video's preview, we decided it was wiser to make better use of our time -- by COUNTING DOWN TO "COUNTDOWN." We're so smart! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pix of the Day: Brit & Her Boys Take Paris

--Princess Carter

Photo Shoot Fresh: Kim & Kris Out & About in LA

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Go Behind the Scenes of Verse Simmonds "Boo Thang" ft. Kelly Rowland

--Princess Carter

Queen B Gets Intimate for New L'Oreal Add

Video Fresh: Melanie Fiona - 4AM (Edited Version)

--Princess Carter

Roc Nation Salute!!! Jay-Z & Beyonce' Congratulate J. Cole on His #1 Debut Album!!!!!!!!!

J. Cole @ DTLR

Cole's #1 album Cole World: The Sideline Story took the #1 spot on this week's Billboard 200.  His fans and the Rap community are congratulating him on his success.  Joining in on the celebration of course are Jay and B.  

Cole called into Angie Martinez's show today to thank his fans.  He told Angie that he got calls from Jay and an e-mail from B.  He had nothing but praise for, Mrs. Carter.  “I got the Jay-Z call, got the Mark Pitts congratulations conversation, got the Beyoncé congratulations email. That was a good look,” he told Angie.  “She’s the best, man. She’s the nicest lady. For real, it’s unbelievable.”

Cole World: The Sideline Story #1 Album + Angie Martinez Interview

Via Roc Nation:  Selling 217,000 copies, Roc Nation artist, J. Cole has scored the #1 album in the country with his debut release Cole World: The Sideline Story. Rolling Stone praises Cole’s “killer punch lines” and USA Today declares “it’s Cole’s own impressive skills that got him into the game and off the sidelines for good.”

This release not only puts J.Cole at the top of the charts, Cole World: The Sideline Story is officially the biggest debut album from a new artist this year and the first debut album by a solo artist to debut in the # 1 position in over 17 months. In addition, J. Cole has scored the biggest digital album debut from a new artist since January 2010.

The mostly self-produced album was propelled by the first single, “Work Out,” which Entertainment Weekly celebrated as, “well worth the wait.” The follow-up single is the Brian Kidd produced banger, “Can’t Get Enough” featuring the multi-platinum artist, Trey Songz.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Video Fresh: Elle Varner Featuring J. Cole - "Only Wanna Give It To You"

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Glee Girls Perform, "Run The World (Girls)"; Britney & Santana Take Lead

--Princess Carter

Kelly Talks Becoming an Auntie; So Happy for Jay & B.....

Via MTV:  Kelly Rowland is thrilled that her sister in life and music, Beyoncé Knowles, is pregnant with her first child — but that doesn't mean K.Ro's ready to take on 40 weeks of morning sickness, strange cravings and swollen feet.

"I'm so happy for her and her husband [Jay-Z] and just excited to be an auntie — part two. First it was Julez," Rowland told MTV News, referring to Solange Knowles' 6-year-old, when we caught up with her on her tour bus during the New York leg of Chris Brown's F.A.M.E. Tour. "Now it's a new baby on the rise; it's gonna to be so exciting."

But when we suggested Kelly might be the next to bare a bump on MTV's VMA stage, the onetime "Destiny's Child" diva nearly spilled the blue plastic cup of post-concert something-something she had been sipping.

Video Fresh: Simon & LA Reid Talk X-Factor, Beyonce', Adele & More.....

--Princess Carter

Credit: Extra TV