Wednesday, October 31, 2012

POTUS In Charge: President Obama Talks NJ, Sandy & Tours The Coast With Governor Christie

Today the POTUS and Governor Christie toured the New Jersey coastline --while on Marine One--which has been devastated by Hurricane Sandy.  Sandy is a storm of historic proportions causing flooding and destruction that has never been seen in New York or New Jersey.  It will take months before her true destruction is known.

The POTUS also spoke with residents on the ground, reassuring them that help would be coming.  And that the Federal Government would be an active part of the rebuild.  After speaking with the people President Obama spoke to the press where he addressed the recovery efforts for New Jersey, New York and all states effected by Sandy.  Watch the President's address below.

The President also praised Governor Christie --who has continually praised the President's response and handling of this crisis.

Queen B in The Studio: Beyoncé & Miguel Join Forces in The Studio...

B's still hard at work on her fifth studio album.  And today we learned that she's joined forces with Miguel.  Miguel tweeted a pix of his and B's studio session, today, with a message saying that he and B worked together over the weekend.

In the pix, the Queen was make-up free & beautiful.  What a nice Halloween treat.  I can't wait to hear B's new music.

Video Fresh - Halloween Edition: Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Michael & Janet .... Roc Halloween!!!

Halloween is here!!!  Celebrate with a little Jay, B, Michael and Janet --the perfect Halloween playlist.  From Jay & B's "Upgrade U" -to- Hov's "Jigga What, Jigga, Who" -to- Michael's "Thriller" and Janet's "What Have You Done For Me Lately" --videos that roc, celebrate and bring out the party in us all. 

Enjoy the videos and more. Be safe!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Video Fresh: 'Life+Times' Talks Brooklyn Nets... Chronicles 'Road To Brooklyn'

Jay stands atop the infamous 560 State Street.
Credit: Life + Times
With opening day for the Brooklyn Nets, inaugural season, coming up on November 1, Jay's Life + Times hit the borough and asked Brooklynites how they felt about the Nets move to Brooklyn.

The pride in Brooklyn is even higher than normal and the borough is highly anticipating opening night against the Knicks.

Watch the video below.  

Halloween Fun: Watch Michael Jackson's 'Ghosts'

Gear up for Halloween with MJ's film, "Ghosts".  Watch the full version below.  

Have a safe and happy Halloween!!

POTUS In Charge: President Obama Speaks on Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts at Red Cross

President Obama has shown (once again) that he is a true Commander In Chief, when it comes to his handling of an American crisis.  The President has been praised by governors, senators and mayors for his handling of pre-and-post Hurricane Sandy efforts.

And today the POTUS, was at the Red Cross speaking about relief efforts.  You can watch the video below.

The POTUS will be in New Jersey tomorrow with Governor Christie --who has also, praised the President's handling of this crisis-- to see the effects Sandy has, had on the state.

Empire State of Mind: NYC Remains Strong & Proud After Hurricane Sandy

Watching the waters rise, hearing the wind whistle and shake the windows made for a very scary Sunday, Monday and early Tuesday morning in NYC.  But we New Yorkers are fighters and we will overcome Sandy, like we overcome everything else.

My prayers go out to all those in NY, NJ, MD, VA, NC and all those along the Eastern Coast who have been effected by Hurricane Sandy.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Roc News: Rita Ora Heads Home For 'Shine Ya Light' Video

Rita Ora heads home to --Kosovo-- to reminisce and be a Roc Girl in her latest video for "Shine Ya Light"   The reggae - roc track has a nice vibe.  Watch the video below.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Queen B & Pepsi: Beyoncé Shoots Fifth Pepsi Commercial

B was snapped on the set of her fifth Pepsi commercial.  She's set to headline this year's Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show.  I wonder if the commercial will premiere before or during the Super Bowl?    I can't wait!!!

Photo Shoot Fresh: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Take Over Times Square ;)

B posted this pic on her site today, of both her and Jay's billboards --side-by-side-- in Times Square.  Hov & B.... The Power Couple 4Real!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

In The Know: Beyoncé Rocs Her Vote

Saturday evening, B was out for dinner with her mom and Jay.  While out she roc'd gold OBAMA earrings.  November 6 is around the corner.  Roc the vote for President OBAMA!!!  

Be sure to catch the debate tonight!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Queen B News: T.I. Remixes Beyoncé's "Dance For You"

T.I makes his way onto B's "Dance For You".  Check out the TIP assisted remix below.  Nice.

Queen B: Billboard Charts Beyoncé's US Sales

Billboard recently talked about Beyoncé's US sales.  The Queen has sold quite a bit of albums and singles in the US.  She's sold 13 million US albums and counting, as a solo artist, according to SoundScan.  And another 17.1 million with Destiny's Child.

Here's B's solo album sales:

4.9 million, "Dangerously in Love" (2003) 
3.3 million, "B'Day" (2006) 
3 million, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (2008)
1.3 million, "4" (2011)  
Check out her top selling US singles below, which now includes "Best Thing I Never Had" off of "4".  The single went platinum this week.

Video Fresh: Alicia Keys is a Haute Momma in 'Girl On Fire' Video

SHE CAN BELT photo | Alicia Keys
Check out Alicia's haute new video for "Girl On Fire", where she plays a Girl on Fire who can do anything...

She premiered the track on 106 & Park on Friday.

The Royals: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Dine With Tina Knowles in NYC

JayB were snapped earlier this evening having a family dinner with Tina.  The family enjoyed dinner and the sunset, while they chatted at Gigino restaurant at Wagner Park in Battery Park NYC.

Both, Jay &B are busy working on their new albums.  Jay was recently in the studio with Pharell and Frank Ocean.  While B's set to perform at Alicia Key's Black Ball on November 1 and at the Super Bowl, on February 3, 2013.

Check out more pictures of the family dinner below.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In The Know: Jay-Z Talks 'The Power of Our Voice'... Talks Politics and The American Dream...

Jay-Z continues to exercise his patriotic duties in his latest show of support for our POTUS, President Barack Obama.  In the clip Jay talks politics and being represented.  The POTUS also talks the American Dream.

King Hov: Jay-Z Releases 'An Art Piece' Introducing D'USSE...

Another day, another power move for Jay.

Check out his D'USSE commercial below.  It's being dubbed "an art piece" introducing the premium cognac.

Queen Of The Stage: Beyoncé Set To Perform During Super Bowl... #Countdown To Touch Down

I know you hear the Queen's footsteps ;).  B's been busy working on her fifth solo album.  Her first album since becoming Blue's mommy.  News about her studio work has been trickling out for months now!

And today it was announced that  Beyoncé will be headlining this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show.  She's already performed the National Anthem in her hometown --Houston.  I Can't wait to see the Queen take the stage and hear her new classics!!!  Royal Status!!!!

The Superbowl is Sunday, February 3, 2013 in New Orleans.  We all know how special New Orleans is to B.  It's gonna be EPIC!!!

Check out B singing the Star Spangled Banner--in 2004--live from Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX below.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Photo Shoot Fresh: Jay-Z Brings Will Smith to Meek Mill's Album Release Party; Now That's Vintage Hip Hop!!!

While B was out partying with her BFF, Jay-Z was out doing a little partying of his own, at Meek Mill's album release party at the Electric Lady studio in Manhattan --Meek is managed by Jay's Roc Nation.

Jay brought Will Smith to the album release party.  Jay and Will were both producers of the critically acclaimed Broadway play, Fela, they'll be teaming up to executive produce a documentary on the legendary Angela Davis and a remake of Annie, starring Willow.  Nice to see Will taking a trip down memory lane and supporting another Philly rapper, Sweet!!!

Meek's debut album "Dreams and Nightmares" is out October 30.  Just in time for Halloween.  Check out more pics below. 

Queen B in The City: Beyoncé Helps Her BFF, Gwyneth Paltrow Celebrate Her 40 B'Day Bash in NYC

B wished her BFF, Gwyneth Paltrow, a happy 40 birthday Saturday night from the Barclays Center stage.  And last night she attended a special birthday celebration for Gwyn at Elio's restaurant, on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.  

The celebration was attended by a small group of Gwyn's closest friends --Cameron Diaz, Chelsea Handler, Gwyn's mom Blythe Danner, and a few more.  Check out pictures of B, Gwyn and Cameron below.  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Photo Shoot Fresh: Jay-Z Hits the Studio With Pharrell & Frank Ocean

Pharrell sent out this little gift today.  A photo of him, Jay and Frank Ocean in the studio.  Can't wait to see what Jay was up to in the studio.  Pharrell tweeted the following message with the pic:  Can’t wait for y’all to hear what I’m working on with big bro @S_C_ and lil bro @frank_ocean.

Monday, October 8, 2012

In The Mix: Listen to Adele's - 'Skyfall'... Theme Song for The New Bond Movie

Adele gives us a little of yesteryear in her brand new track "Sky Fall".  "Sky Fall" is the theme song for the new James Bond film.  The tune is haunting and suspenseful.  Her vocals are flawless.  It is a perfect track for the film.  Reminds you of old Hollywood.  Nice.

Listen below.

Photo Shoot Fresh: Jay-Z Poses With a Special Fan on the R Train...

Jay posed with a lucky one of his admirers on his way to his final Brooklyn Show at the Barclays Center, Saturday night.  Jay took the R Train to his final show.  Looks like Jay got to take a trip down memory lane... on his way to history.  Sweet!!! Jay also visited his old stomping ground, the infamous 560 State Street on Saturday too.  What a special time for hip-hop, Brooklyn and NYC!!! History Making Hov!!!!

BKC (as Jay called her, Beyonce' Knowles-Carter) also helped him close out his special 8 Day Stint at the Barclays Center.  I luv my Carters, my Queen and my HOV!!!!

Check out video below.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

King Of The World: Jay-Z Overlooks The Barclays Center

Jay stands on the roof of the now infamous 560 State Street --his old stomping ground.  An introspective Shawn Carter posted the above pic with the following message on Life + Times:  "On the roof at 560 State St.  Words can’t describe."  The post was titled "No Ceilings".  No ceilings indeed, Mr. Carter.  Jay wrapped his stint at the Barclays Center last night in Royal Style.

Video Fresh: Solange's "LOSING YOU" Video... A Nice Dance Groove....

Solange's new video for "Losing You" is out now.  The alternative dance track is a perfect sound for Solange.  The video was shoot in South Afrika by her good friend, Melina Matsoukas.  It has a nice groove.  

Check it out below.

Photo Shoot Fresh: Beyoncé is Red Haute for Dereon

B looks absolutely stunning in this red and black Dereon dress from their Fall/Winter 2012 line.

--Princess Carter

Credit: HOD

Queen B Rocs Brooklyn: Beyoncé is a Diva at Jay's Finally Barclays Show...

B finally made it onto the Barclays stage, last night.  She's the first female to roc the mic!!! What a DIVA!!!

Check out B's performances of "Diva", "Crazy in Love" and "Forever Young" below.

King Hov: Jay-Z Set to Release "Live In Brooklyn" EP... PreOrder on iTunes Now

Jay-Z set to release a "Live In Brooklyn" EP so that fans all over the world can relive his historic moments at the Barclays Center.  Brooklyn and hip-hop will never be the same.  Pre-Oder the EP now on iTunes.  The EP will be avaiable Monday, October 9, 2012.

In The Know: Beyoncé Joins "Women's Voices" in Women for Obama

Get ready for November 6!!!!

Photo Shoot Fresh: Beyoncé & Solange Roc Out at Barclays Center...

Queen B in The Studio: Beyoncé Gives a Behind The Scenes Look at New Album...

B performing at the Barclays Center 01/06/12.  Credit:
Take a behind the scenes look at B in the studio working on her fifth studio album.  The Queen is cooking up another klassic!!!  

B has also updated her website's background with the studio picture.  Looks like her new work will be out soon!!!

Check out the video below.

He Came, He Saw, He Conquered: Jay-Z Closes Out Barclays Center in Royal Fashion.... Takes Subway to Final Show, Brings Out Beyoncé... Gives Brooklyn 8 Great Nights

Last night Jay closed out his Barclays Center stint --eight sold out shows performed in royal fashion. He took the Subway to his final show and even brought out B, to help him celebrate his final Brooklyn Show.  (BK at the Barclays ;)).  The show was also streamed on YouTube.

I had the pleasure of attending his 5th show on Wednesday (10/03) and it was quite an experience.  The arena is state-of-the-art and you feel like you're in your own little city once inside.  From the Stoli stands, to the Brooklyn Burgers, Starbucks, bars, Rocawear and Nets stores, you can get anything you need.  And Hov was in topnotch form.  He entered to crowd favorite "Where I'm From" -- and you could hear the emotion in his voice.  He performed hit after hit and the show was like one big party.  It was a grand celebration.  

Check out pictures and video from Hov's Great Eight below!!!  Also check out the video of him and B performing "Forever Young" and of Jay taking the Subway.