Monthly Archives October 2011

New Video from Beyonce – Party

Beyonce’s highly anticipated music video for her new single “Party” has finally been premiered on BET’s 106th & Park show. The Kanye West-produced track is the latest offering from the R&B/pop singer’s platinum selling album “4”. For the video, Beyonce’s song features the official remix with J Cole. The Roc Nation rapper is also present in the backyard fiesta visual, alongside Kelly Rowland and Solange. I love it. It’s a very simple clip but it fits the song perfectly. I think it captured the flow and the vibe of the song and, as usual, Beyonce looks stunning. What do you think?
Beyonce – Party – New Video
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50 Cent Promotes New Book

50 Cent wrote a book for young adults. Who knew? The rapper/fiction writer’s latest work “Playground” takes a look at school bullying from the bully’s perspective. The book is aimed for kids ages 13-15. 50 Cent realizes that his music appeals to the type of kids that are bullies and he hopes that writing this book for them to read will persuade them to change. He said “When I present something it’s different because of the energy and material I created in my music. A lot of the times the kids that would actually be a part of the problem are listening. When I offer it, they’ll take the time to stop and read it.”

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New Video from BoB – Epic

BoB has recently premiered the music video for his song “Epic”. The street record, which features Playboy Tre and Meek Mill, is a new offering from the Atlanta rapper’s new record “Strange Clouds”. All three MCs have a go for exchanging fierce lyrical raps in the song. As for the video, which was directed by Motion Family, it sees all three performing each of their verses in the middle of a boxing ring, against a locker with a girl in a bikini holding up round cards. It’s pretty basic and some may say cheap but the simplicity of it takes nothing away from the song.
BoB featuring Playboy Tre and Meek Mill – Epic – New Video
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Beyonce Gets 5 Soul Train Nods

Beyonce has been nominated in five categories at this year’s Soul Train Awards. The 30-year old R&B/pop singer is up for Record of the Year for “Best Thing I Never Had”, Best Dance Performance for “Run the World (Girls)”, Album of the Year for “4”, and Best Female R&B/Soul Artist. Congratulations Beyonce and good luck! The 2011 Soul Train Awards tapes on November 17 in Atlanta and will air on Centric and BET on November 27. I wonder if she’ll be able to rake them all up. If not, what do you think she’ll be taking home? I’m sure she’ll take at least one.

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Michelle Obama Loves Beyonce

US First Lady Michelle Obama recently answered a Twitter question in which she talked about listening to music while exercising for the Let’s Move campaign. Michelle said in regards to what songs are on her iPod “I always love Beyonce, so anything that’s fast-paced that she’s doing is a good one for me. I have very eclectic taste, so my playlist on my iPod runs from fast-paced to a little more mellow.” I wonder if the first lady ever tries to do some of Beyonce’s choreography. Maybe I should tweet her that. What do you think? She looks like she can get her groove on.

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New Video from Rihanna – We Found Love

Rihanna has recently premiered the music video for her song “We Found Love”. The video was filmed in Belfast, Northern Ireland and follows the passionate and wild love story of the Barbadian R&B/pop singer and her video boyfriend, played by boxer-turned-model Dudley O’Shaughnessy. I wasn’t expecting this type of visual at all. I love a video with a great story and this one definitely had it. I think this is Rihanna’s best video to date. It’s powerful and realistic. I love the shock visuals and overall concept. Bravo to everyone who had a hand in making this video the way it is.
Rihanna – We Found Love – New Video
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Jason Derulo and Leona Lewis on X Factor Programs

Jason Derulo and Leona Lewis both took their turns gracing the X Factor stage, just in different countries. Jason went to X Factor Australia where the R&B/pop singer performed his latest singles “It Girl” and “Don’t Wanna Go Home”. Vocals aside, I say he killed it. As for Leona, the British pop star went to X Factor Germany to perform her 2008 single “Run”. No, it’s not an old video, it really is a recent performance. She did a flawless job but I just don’t get why she decided to perform a 3-year old song. She’s just not giving her Aviici collaboration a chance!
Jason Derulo – It Girl/Don’t Wanna Go Home – Performance Video
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Leona Lewis – Run – Performance Video
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New Video from Chris Brown – Niggas in Paris

Chris Brown sports a werewolf mask and vampire fans in the “music video” for his recently released freestyle remix of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s latest single “Niggas in Paris”, where the R&B singer recruited the help of his “Kiss Kiss” collaborator T-Pain to do the auto tuned backup vocals. This re-recorded version of the “Watch the Throne” album track has been released by Chris as an early Halloween treat for his fans. And going with the Halloween spirit, Chris decided to pull out the 2-minute video with psychedelic lights, masks, fangs and a creepy orange sunset landscape. What do you think?
Chris Brown – Niggas in Paris – New Video

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Beyonce Covers Harper’s Bazaar

Beyonce is featured on the cover of the November 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, which hits newsstands on October 25. The 30-year old R&B singer spoke about pregnancy and motherhood with the magazine, saying “It was important to me that I gave myself time to focus on becoming the woman I want to be, building my empire, my relationship, and my self-worth, before I became a mother. Now God has blessed us with the ultimate.” Beyonce also talked about her relationship with hubby Jay-Z, saying “We have been together since I was 20 years old. We took our time and developed an unbreakable friendship before we got married. I admire his ability to inspire others. To me, Jay represents the American dream. Jay’s music has helped define our generation...

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Kanye West Occupies Wall Street

Kanye West was spotted marching alongside other protestors at the Occupy Wall Street movement this past Monday in New York City. The 34-year old rapper brought along his buddy Russell Simmons to help him stand up for the cause. Many celebrities have gotten together to protest at Occupy Wall Street, which fights against financial greed and corruption. Stars such as Penn Badgley, Zoe Kravitz, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have all lent their voice to the cause. It’s nice to see people that carry great influence support such a cause. Here’s to hoping that someone will finally listen soon enough.

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