Friday, September 28, 2012

Video Fresh: Christina Aguilera Releases "Your Body" Video

Nice X-Tina.

--Princess Carter

King Hov: Jay-Z Celeberates Grand Opening of 40/40 in Barclays Center

Last night Jay celeberated the grand opening of the 40/40 Club in the Barclays Center.  Jay spoke with MTV about the grand opening: "A guy stopped me in the hallway and said, 'Man this is a great thing for New York City.' And that's what the whole thing was about."  

The party was attended by a host of celebs including Jay'z Roc Nation family Rihanna and J. Cole.  Also in attendance was Nets head coach Avery Johnson and his wife, along with Olympic gold medalist and face of the Nets, Deron Williams and his wife.  I'm hoping for big things from him and the Nets this season.  Sweet!!!

Check out the MTV video and more pictures below.

Photo Shoot Fresh...From the Penthouse to Barclays: Jay-Z is Snapped Heading to the Barclays Center

Jay was snapped leaving his penthouse in TriBeca, Thursday afternoon for rehearsal at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  The first of Jay's eight sold out shows begins tonight.  Another history maker for Hov.

He looks like he's in fighting form,  it's gonna be eight shows for the history books.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Photo Shoot Fresh: It's All Brooklyn For Jay-Z

King Hov: Jay-Z Launches "NBA 2K13" at 40 / 40 Club With the Help of Nas, Meek Mill, DJ Clue & More...

Last night was the "NBA 2K13" Premiere Launch Party at 40 / 40 Club.

Jay hosted the event.  He executive produced the soundtrack for the famed video game.

Check out more pictures below of Jay celebrating with Nas, Meek Mill, DJ Clue and more.

Jay kicks off his Great 8 tomorrow night in Brooklyn!!!

Photo Shoot Fresh: Ruthie Davis Creates Sneakers for Blue Ivy

Ruthie Davis showed off these customized sneakers she made especially for princess, Blue.  The pink and leather sneakers are embellished with Swarovski crystals. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hov & B: Beyoncé Helps Jay-Z Launche D’ussé in Washington Heights

Hov was back in hustla land ;-), Sunday evening, for the launch of his brand new liquor D’ussé.  

Jay along with B, Bleek, Swizz, Steve Soute, O.G. Juan and more headed to La Marina in Washington Heights for the launch of the premium cognac.  Jay is both the spokesperson and face of the brand --that's said to be smooth and among the best in the market.  Hmm... sounds just like Jay...

Sounds like the perfect drink for the Fall/Winter Holiday Season... Sweet!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Queen B: Beyoncé is Set to Perform At Alicia Keys' Black Ball

B continues to show her humanitarian ways.  She just hosted a fundraiser with Jay for the President, which raised $4 million for the President's reelection campaign.  And now it's been confirmed that she'll be performing, for the first time, at  Alicia Keys' annual Black Ball.  The Black Ball is a fundraiser for Alicia's Keep A Child Alive.

The ball will be held on Nov. 1 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.  The night will honor Winfrey and Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo for their philanthropic efforts.  Alicia, Kidjo and rock group Alabama Shakes will also perform. While Whoopi will be the night's emcee.

B News: Beyoncé's "Dance For You" Dances Into R&B Top 10... Gives B More Bragging Rights

Beyoncé's, "4" has notched it's fourth R&B Hip Hop Top 10.  "Dance For You" rises 13-10.  It is the 6th track off  "4"  to hit the R&B Hip Hop Charts following "Run the World (Girls)" (No. 30), "Best Thing I Never Had" (No. 4), "Party" (No. 2), "Countdown" (No. 12) and "Love On Top" (No. 1)."  

It marks the third time Bey' has claimed a quartet of top 10s from a single album. Her debut set "Dangerously In Love" and its follow-up, "B'Day," both notched four top 10s. 

The track also gives B her 19th top 10 on the chart as a solo artist, extending her lead for the most top 10s among female artists since 2000.  

And on the Mainstream R& B/Hip-Hop airplay chart, "Dance For You" marks her fifth top 10 -- the first time she's claimed five top 10s on that tally from one album.  

Video Preview: Check Out a Sneak Peek of Solange's New Video "Losing You"

Solange has been working on her new music for a while and now the world finally gets a chance to hear what she's been up to.

Last month she was snapped shooting a video.  And now there's a preview of her new video, "Losing You".  The single will be available digitally 10/2.

Check out the preview below.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

POTUS in The City: President Obama Dines with The Carters in NYC + Stops By Letterman.... Dines with Jay-Z & Beyoncé in Chelsea for Fundraiser

To J and B, thank you so much for your friendship. Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent. We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are. So, you know, we’ve got a little bond there. It’s hard but it’s OK. –  Barack Obama
President Obama made the most of his NYC stay.  He landed in the city Tuesday afternoon.  He visited with Letterman and talked politics and future.  He of course addressed the Mitt Romney 47% gaffe.

We have come a long way since 2008, a long way!

The POTUS then headed to Jay's 40/40 Club in Chelsea, where Jay and B hosted a $40,000 a plate fundraiser.  I luv it.  Hip Hop's First Family and America's First Family, together again (well sort of the FLOTUS and the girls weren't there).  Jay and B raised $4 million for the POTUS!!!

Check out the President's interview with Letterman and more pictures from the fundraiser.  November 6!!! Four More Years!!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In The Know: Beyoncé and Tina Knowles Design Onesies for "Runway to Win"... For President Obama's Re-election Campaign

Beyoncé and Ms. Tina have teamed up with Runway to Win (again) to design custom baby onesies for the President's re-election campaign.  

Now even the POTUS's smallest supporters can show their solidarity for America's President.  

Head over to Runway to Win to buy your little Obama supporter this custom baby onesies.  We all know how much the little ones love our POTUS.

Roc News: Rita Ora Gets Unplugged... Watch her Full MTV Unplugged Performance

Roc Nation Princess, Rita Ora, had the honor of performing for MTV Unplugged.  Check out her stripped down performances of "Shine Ya Light", "R.I.P", "How We Do", "Roc The Life" and more below.  She's quite the roc star.

Video Preview: Christina Aguilera Gives a Glimpse of "Your Body" Video

The video teaser for Christina's brand new single, "Your Body" premiered last night on The Voice
"Your Body" is the first single off her upcoming album, "Lotus", due in November.  

And it looks like the video is going to be just as colorful as the song. The track makes you wanna dance and shake your  body. ;)    

Check out the teaser below.  The video will be out soon.  

Romney Unmasked: Mitt Romney Reveals True Self... FINALLY!!!

Mother Jones has released video of Mitt Romney revealing his true self,  finally!!  In a room full of wealthy donors he calls "47% of Americans dependent on government."  I find this ironic coming from a man who gets annual government handouts via his tax breaks and all the cooperate cutbacks he gets from our government.  Hmm... and he pays no taxes.  

I say Mr. Romney benefits well from government handouts. And his views on Israel and the Middle East, just backwards.  Watch more videos below.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Adele, Louie & The Bump: Adele Spends Time With Dog Louie in London's Hyde Park

SOMEONE LIKE 'LOU'  photo | Adele

Adele pampers her pup while out for a walk in a London's Hyde Park on Monday.  Adele's expecting her first child with her boyfriend Simon this fall.

Photo Shoot Fresh: Kanye & Kim Take in NY Fashion Week

EYE SEE YOU photo | Kanye West, Kim Kardashian

--Princess Carter


Photo Shoot Fresh: Jay-Z Attends Duracell Powermat "Power of Social" Event in NYC

Hov attended the Duracell Powermat "Power of Social" Event in NYC Thursday night.  This Tuesday (09/25/12) he and B will be hosting a fundraiser for the President at, the 40/40.  

In The Mix: X-Tina Wants "Your Body"

X-Tina wants "Your Body".  Christina Aguilera is back to true form, in the drum heavy track, "Your Body".  The track is sure to be a dance-pop hit.  Nice.

It's the first single from her upcoming album.  Check it out below.

Roc News: Rita Ora Rocs "Shine Ya Light" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Roc Nation Princess, Rita Ora roc'd "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", Tuesday night in LA.  The Roc Princess is still celebrating her debut UK chart topper, "ORA".  No word when the album hits stateside.  

Check out Rita's roc'n performances below.  Diamonds Up!!!

In The Mix: Fabolous is "So NY"... Flex Debuts Gritty Ode to NY

Fab writes a love song to my city, NYC, in his latest street banga:  "So NY".  Guess Weezy don't like him.  ;)  

Check it out below.

Video Fresh: Frank Ocean Makes His 'SNL' Debut + Releases "Pyramids" Video

Last night in NYC, Frank Ocean made his Saturday Night Live debut.  It was also the season premiere, now that's Sweet!!  The soulful R&B singer-songwriter sang his hits "Thinkin Bout You" and "Pyramids" of his critically acclaimed "Channel Orange".

 He is quite the performer, sexy and seductive... he pulls you in, right from the first note.  It's been a long time coming.  Check out both performances below.

After wowing at "SNL", he later debuted an extended video for "Pyramids" featuring John Mayer.  Check it out below.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Photo Shoot Fresh: The Barclays Center Revealed... A Black & White Classic

The first pics of the Barclays center have been revealed.  It's almost time for Jay's Great Eight!!! I can't wait.  Check out more pics below.

Queen B Style: Ty Hunter Takes in Fashion Week... Searches for Beyoncé's Spring Fashion

New York Fashion Week is in full swing.  And while B was off on her royal holiday with Jay & Blue, she didn't miss a fashion beat.  Her cousin and stylist Ty Hunter has been taking in the shows in search of the perfect looks for his "girl".

Ty spoke to New York's Newsday about the shows and about finding new looks for B's spring wardrobe. He was particularly fond of  the Tracy Reese, Victoria Beckham and Rachel Roy Shows:
"Tracy Reese, Victoria Beckham, Rachel Roy and I loved Herve Leger,” he said “It was so different and so beautiful.”  
Ty also talked about how he finds the right look for the Queen: 
“It’s mainly about the fit,” says Hunter, who sometimes calls Beyoncé after a really good show. And, he said laughing, “It’s usually the finale gown that’s best.” 
Check out a few more pics of Ty.

In The Know: Join The POTUS, Jay-Z & Beyoncé In NYC....

Jay-Z & Beyoncé have joined forces (again) with President Obama.  The power couple will be hosting a fundraiser for the POTUS at Jay's 40/40 Club in NYC next Tuesday, September 18.  The POTUS will be attendance.  One hundred people will attend the $40,000 per guest event.

And if you don't have the 40K then you can enter for a chance to attend the event in NYC.  Check out how below.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering 9/11: President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama Observe a Moment of Silence

Today marked the 11 year anniversary of 9/11.  I will never forget that day! It was a day of great sadness and great strength for my city -NYC- and my country!  Today President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by observing a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House.

The President and First Lady then went to the Pentagon, where the President spoke at the Pentagon Memorial Service.  Watch both videos below.

Photo Shoot Fresh 9/11 Edition: NYC's Tower of Lights

--Princess Carter

Monday, September 10, 2012

Alicia Keys - Not Even The King (Official Lyric Video)

Check out the official lyric video for Alicia's soulful new single, "Not Even The King".

King Hov: Jay-Z Closes Out Paralympics With Coldplay & Rihanna; Then Heads to The Arts Club

Jay flew to London to perform at Sunday's closing ceremonies for the Paralympics.  Jay performed "Run This Town" with Rihanna and Coldplay on band.  Sweet!
Coldplay, Rihanna and Jay-Z rocked the Olympic Stadium on Sunday night to give the biggest-ever Paralympic Games a rousing send-off, wrapping up an unforgettable summer of sports in Britain. (Source: 
Jay then headed to Arts Club for a little partying.  Check out the performance and pics below.

In The Mix: Trey Songs Says Beyoncé Is His Dream Collaboration

Trey Songz has never made his admiration for Beyoncé a secret.  And in a recent interview he revealed that B is his "dream collaboation", but then again, isn't she everyone's!  

Check out the interview below.

Video Fresh: Beyoncé Talks Motherhood, Jay-Z & Humanitarianism With Anderson Cooper

Today was the season premiere of Anderson Cooper Live and Beyoncé was one of the guests.  

Anderson interviewed B during her performance at the United Nations.  She was still clearly moved during the interview.  B talked Blue, Mommyhood, Jay and being a humanitarian.  She's just so happy. Luv it.  

Check out the interview below.  

In The Know: President Barack Obama Gets Big "Republican" Hug

President Obama was lifted off his feet today, literally, while he was on a campaign stop in Fort Pierce, Florida.  A pizza shop owner -who is a republican and voted for the President in 2008 and plans to vote for the POTUS again in November- was so ecstatic to see the President in his pizza shop, that he gave him a big hug, lifting the POTUS off his feet.  We love our President!!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

VMA Glory: Alicia Keys & Gabrielle Douglas Were Girls on Fire, Frank Ocean Makes Triumphant Debut, Rihanna Gets "Cocky" With ASAP Rocky & The Fab Five Go Fierce & More.....

Stars graced the red carpet and the stage at this year's MTV VMAs hosted by Kevin Hart -in Los Angeles, California, Thursday, 09/06/12 -who was pretty funny.  He touched on everything from the Kristen Stewart cheating scandal, to the Chris Brown/Drake fight and Frank Ocean's bisexual revelation.

The night was jammed packed with awards and performances.  Alicia Keys performed "Girl On Fire" for the first time.  Alicia was joined on stage by Gabrielle Douglas and Nicki Minaj.  Mrs. Beatz put on one soulful performance, as her hubby Swizz and son Egypt, cheered her on.  Her vocals were in top form.  Gabby, who is a girl on fire, came out during the performance for a short routine.  And Nicki performed her "Girl on Fire" verse.  Sweet.

Frank Ocean made his triumphant debut on the VMA stage with a very sexy and soulful performance of his single, "Thinkin Bout You".  Frank's voice was stellar.  What a future he's going to have.  Be sure to pick up a copy of his debut album, "Channel Orange".

King Hov: Jay-Z Shows Off His "Clique" With Kanye & Pusha T

Jay joined Big Sean and Kanye West for the track "Clique" which boasts the three MCs extravagant lifestyles and "cliques".

And ya' boy Hov killed his verse, talking big money and big things.  Flex premiered the song on Hot 97, to an array of bombs, Thursday night, September 6 & Mister Cee finished off on Friday night.

"Yeah, I'm talking 'Ye/ Yeah, I'm talking Rih/ Yeah, I'm talking Bey'/ Ni**a, I'm talking me/ Yeah, I'm talking bossy/ I ain't talking Kelis," --Hov

Check out the track below.  There's also a Hov only version.  Enjoy.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

King of The Times: Jay-Z Talks Blue, Hip Hop and More in NY Times Magazine

Hova at Barclays Center
The New York Times Magazine recently sat down with Jay for a very candid interview.  The interview  titled, The House That Hova Built, takes a look into the glamorous world of Shawn Carter.  My how far this Marcy boy has come.

Jay talks openly about B, Blue and gifts and curses of his celebrity.  He also talks big business, politics, Trayvon Martin and much more.

The interview took place over an Italian lunch on Mulberry Street in NYC.  And reads like an intimate conversation between two old friends.  Check out excerpts from the interview below.

Red, White & Blue Gabby: Gabrielle Douglas Attends DNC... Recites Pledge

The beautiful Gabrielle Douglas was at this week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.  She lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Completely fitting for the double Olympic gold medalists. If anyone knows how to represent her country it's Gabby.  

Check out pictures and video of a beaming Gabby at the convention below.

DEMS Show Heart & Future: FLOTUS, POTUS, Biden, Clinton & Kerry Bring Heart & Soul to the DNC|2012... Democrats Take Over Charolette

What a difference a week makes!!! The DEMS Kicked Political Butt at this week's Democratic National Convention in Charolette, North Carolina.  The Convention kicked off with a welcoming festival that got everyone Fired Up! and Ready To Go!!!

The first night, September 4, was full of rousing speeches that talked  Unity, Equality and Forward vision.  The stars of the night were Massachusetts governor Deval PatrickSan Antonio mayor, Julian Castro and our beautiful, First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama's speech was heart wrenching, patriotic and family focused.  By the time she was finished there wasn't a dry eye in the house.  She was incredible and not to mention completely stunning.

The White House sent out a photo of, a proud President Obama, Malia and Sasha, watching the FLOTUS, on television in the Treaty Room of the White House, during her DNC speech.  Check out all three speeches below.

Night one set the tone for what would be a rousing convention.

The night two stars were Elizabeth Warren and former President Bill Clinton who so eloquently laid out all of President Obama's accomplishments.  The former president was in vintage political form and held no punches.  His loyalty to Barack was evident and it was clear that he is all in for the fight ahead.  The speech ended with the two Presidents embracing, as Barack surprised the crowd with an appearance at the end of Bill's speech.  Their embrace was hearty and sent the already Fired Up! crowd into a frenzy. It was a wonderful sight.

The stars of night three were John Kerry, Joe Biden and of course President Obama, whose star shined the brightest.  The three put a whopping on the Republicans that they'll be trying to recover from, from now til November.  

The President called out Romney and Ryan for their policies that are even more destructive to the economy than the Bush policies were.  He talked his accomplishments.  Yes we are better off than we were, four years ago, I think everyone knows that! Just think back, to where we were!

He also laid out his Forward Vision and completely distanced himself from the Romney/Ryan Agenda that benefits the wealthy.

The president brought tears to my eyes during his speech when he said, "I am the president."  I just lost it.  I can't explain what it did to me, it just meant so much to me on so many levels, especially being an African American woman.  It was such a powerful moment.  Watch his speech below and find out about the president's plan for the next four years.

Check out all the speeches below.

The Royals: Jay-Z, Beyoncé & Blue Celebrate in The South of France; B Celebrates Her B'Day With Her Two Favorite People...

Jay made sure his wife had a grand 31st B'Day.  He, B and Blue spent the week in the South of France yachting in the Mediterranean Sea.  The couple with their precious baby Blue (8 months) were the perfect picture of Love & Happiness.  

The happy couple were snapped dining at Michaelangelo in Cap d'Antibes, France on B's birthday, September 4.  They were also snapped taking in the night, lunching and kissing at a beach club in St. Tropez, jet skiing and snapping pics of each other on their yacht. 

But the true star of this trip was Blue Ivy Carter.  She was the center of her Mommy and Daddy's world.  Jay just couldn't get enough of his baby girl.  He was even trying to teach her to walk.  And Mommy B, was of course, just couldn't stop gushing over her precious princess.  

B continues to glow and definitely enjoyed her B'Day Week.  Check out pictures from The Carters Mediterranean Excursion below.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Queen B's B'Day: Happy Birthday B!!! Beyoncé Celebrates 31st B'Day...

Enjoy your B'Day B!!! You deserve it.  Roc out!!! Diamonds Up!!!

Today is B's 31st birthday.  And my how things have changed since her last B'Day.

It's her first "official" birthday as a new mommy (last year she was pregnant with little Blue).  And at 31 B looks happier than she's ever been.  She's simply radiant.

B spent her pre-birthday weekend in Philly with her hubby, Jay, at his Made in America Music Festival.  They were the picture of love and happiness.

Celebrate B's B'Day by watching her set the floor on fire, in some of her video classics and check out pix of her life changing year, below.

Monday, September 3, 2012

In The Know: Craig Robinson Remembers The Speech That Started it All...President Obama's Keynote Address at the 2004 DNC...

Clearly one of the best speeches ever.  I still see this man, when I see our POTUS today.  He has remained positive and humble even when faced with the greatest of adversaries.  No matter what has been thrown at him, he continues to fight.  And yes we are much better off than we were four years ago!!!

People need to remember back to the scariness that was 2008 when we were on the verge of a Depression.  Are we completely out of the woods?

In The Know: First Lady Michelle Obama Takes DNC|2012 Stage Tuesday, 9/4; The POTUS & Joe Bidden Take The Stage on Thursday

The press was in attendance today in North Carolina as First Lady Michelle Obama checked out the stage and prepped for her DNC|2012 convention speech.  The FLOTUS was both glowing and stunning as usual.  I can't wait to hear her speech tomorrow night during the DNC's prime time coverage.  

Tune into MSNBC, CNN, NBC or and of your local networks for coverage.  I'm sure our FLOTUS will set the tone for a forward moving convention.  Unlike last week's Lewis Carroll fantasy based convention.  

In The Know: Chris Matthews Documents President Obama's "Making History"; Doc to Debut September 3 at 10 PM.

Chris Matthews has been a staunch supporter of President Obama.  He has praised the President when needed, offered constructive criticism when called for and he has been one of the President's biggest fighters and fact checkers.

Tonight on MSNBC he is hosting a special documentary called:

In The Know: A Return to Political Sanity, DNC|2012; Convention Kicks Off Tuesday September 4

Get Ready!!! Be In The Know!!! The Demoratic National Convention kicks off in Charlotte, North Carolina tomorrow night, September 4!!!

Finally!!!  After last week's Political Insanity, known as the Republican National Convention, which played out like a scene written by Lewis Carroll during one of his tripper episodes --Political Sanity will be restored when the Democrats take the stage this week for their national convention.  And I can't wait.

Tune in to MSNBC all week to stay In The Know... or watch CNN, NBC, ABC or CBS to keep aware.

King Hov & Queen B Roc Philly: Jay-Z Rocs First Annual Made In America Festival, Hits the Stage With Pearl J; Beyoncé Shows Support + Rocs Out to Rita Ora... (With Video)

Jay-Z, who served as the curator of the, Budweiser Made in America Festival, had a very successful weekend in Philly.  Jay announced, during his headlining set on Saturday, that this was "the first annual Made In America Festival." So it looks like Philly will be getting Hov's fest again next year.

Jay closed out Day 1 of the festival, Saturday night (9/1).  After a day that saw Maybach Music Group, Mike Snow, D'Angelo, Skrillex, Janelle Monae, Passion Pit and more, grace the Freedom Tent, Liberty Stage and Rocky Stage (main stage).

Jay hit the The Rocky Stage at 9:30 PM.  The concert streamed live on YouTube and Pandora.  Hov walked, or should I say glided onto the stage, because that's how cool he was, to his and Kanye's, "Made In America" playing in the background, his stature grand and his swagger godly --and the rousing applause of the festival crowd, help set the tone for the night.  He went into fan favorite "PSA" which, was interrupted by our POTUS, Barack Obama, who gave his own PSA (urging all to vote in November) a brilliant segue.  (Watch the video after the jump.)

The set was jam packed with Hova hits.  He played for the masses: "99 Problems", "Run This Town", "Big Pimpin", "Empire State of Mind".

He played for his Loyalists: "Where I'm From", "Jigga What, Jigga Who", "You Don't Know".

He played for the Hip Hop Heads: "Murda Marcyville"  and a vintage ROC set that included Bleek, Freeway & Young Chris.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Video Fresh: 2 Chainz's, "Birthday Song" (Explicit) ft. Kanye West

--Princess Carter

King Hov: Watch Jay-Z & Budweiser's Made In America Fest Live

Click this YouTube link to catch the Budweiser Made In America Fest happening now.

Jay will shut down the stage at 9:30 PM, closing out day 1.  Don't miss it.

A Jay show is always history in the making.

--Princess Carter

B Preview: Watch a Clip of Beyoncé on 'Anderson Live'... Full Episode to Air Sept. 10

Beyoncé will be on 'Anderson Live' September 10, next Monday.  Watch the funny clip of B and Anderson joking in a promo for the episode, above.  B seems so relaxed and carefree.  Motherhood truly agrees with her.  She's just glowing.  She's so happy.  I Can't wait to hear what she and Anderson talk about on the 10.