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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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Idris Elba: ‘Meeting Jay-Z was like meeting Stringer Bell’

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Idris Elba has compared Jay-Z to Stringer Bell, the drug-dealing character he played on cult TV series, The Wire. The Luther actor says that when he met the rapper he was immediately reminded of the role that made him a star in the US. “There’s a way Jay-Z looks you dead in your eye and doesn’t look away that reminded me of Stringer,” Elba, 39, tells Essence magazine. The irony of the comparison is not lost on the Hackney-born actor who is aware of the rapper’s past career as a drug dealer. Born Shawn Corey Carter, Jay-Z started selling crack cocaine in his Brooklyn neighbourhood when he was just 13. The 41-year-old has been open about his criminal past. Elba met Jay-Z at the premiere of Obsessed, the 2009 film he starred in opposite the rapper’s wife, Beyonce.

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Lil Wayne Breaks Digital Sales Record

Congratulations are in order for Lil Wayne as the rapper broke the record for the iTunes store’s single-week album sales by selling over 300,000 downloads in the first four days of his latest album “Tha Carter IV”. Jay-Z and Kanye West actually just recently broke the record when their collaborative album “Watch the Throne” was released. It was a short-lived reign for those two. If that wasn’t enough of a success for Lil Wayne, the combined digital and physical sales of the album is expected to be around 850,000 copies. That is impressive! It’s hard to come up with those first week numbers in the music industry today.

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New Video from Rihanna – Cheers

Rihanna has recently premiered the music video for her latest single “Cheers”. During her tour stop in Kensington Oval, Barbados on August 5, the 23-year old R&B singer filmed footage for this video. The visual features a lot of concert and backstage shots from her “Loud” tour, as well as a special appearance by Avril Lavigne. It’s a simple nod to Rihanna sampling the Canadian pop star’s hit “I’m With You” in the song. Also making brief appearances in the video are Cee-Lo Green, Kanye West and Jay-Z. In other Rihanna news, she just wrapped up the European leg of her tour and is prepping to kick it off in South America on September 17.
Rihanna – Cheers – New Video
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Beyonce, called the “big spender”

Beyonce is the first on the list of Hollywood stars who spend enormous amounts of money.
The 29-year-old singer managed to spend over 32,000 dollars in one hour while she was on a trip to London, shortly after that she bought a ring for which she paid 36 000 dollars.
The most consistent investment that Beyonce did was for the sake of Jay-Z and consists of luxurious Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport car worth $ 2 million, a gift that she gave ​​her husband with the occasion of his birthday.
OK Magazine named Beyonce the most spending star, followed closely by Oprah Winfrey.
The famous TV presenter has a private jet worth 42 million dollars and invested $ 20,000 in portraits of his pet dogs.
Up close in the rankings are also Daniel Radcliffe, David & Victoria Beckham and Johnny Depp.

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Kanye West and Jay-Z Perform at VMAs

In a surprise performance, Jay-Z and Kanye West took to the stage at the 2011 MTV VMAs at Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles this past Sunday to perform their song “Otis”. Do I even have to say how amazing this performance is? The mere fact that you have these two hip hop moguls collaborating and then seeing them perform live is just surreal. It’s like a clash of the titans but in a really good way. These two have really revived my interest in hip hop, which is funny since I’m really not their biggest fans when they’re on their own. But together, they are magic.
Jay-Z and Kanye West – Otis – Performance Video

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Eminem Named King of Hip Hop

Following their crowning of Lady Gaga as the Queen of Pop, Rolling Stone magazine has now named Eminem as the King of Hip Hop. A lot of fans have taken to their Twitter accounts to express both their agreement and disappointment since. Based on numbers and a bunch of categories in which those numbers are calculated (sales, Grammys, followers, Billboard presence, airtime play, etc), the facts are the facts. Rolling Stone even has all of the charts and math drawn out, category by category, for anyone who refuses to believe it. Coming in second place to Eminem was Lil Wayne. Drake, Kanye West and Jay-Z rounded out the top 5. Interestingly enough, Nicki Minaj, the only woman on the Kings list, placed number 6. Congratulations to Eminem!

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Lil Wayne and Drake Making an Album

After seeing Lil Wayne and Drake perform together at the BET Awards, I’m pretty excited after learning of this bit of news. Following the footsteps of Jay-Z and Kanye West, rappers Lil Wayne and Drake have decided to team up for their own collaborative album. Birdman spoke about the project, saying “That’s definitely going to get done. It’s older versus younger. I listened to a few songs [off Watch the Throne], and it feels like an older feel to me. I think with Drake and Wayne, they young, they young cats. You got 23 and 28. Then you got Jay-Z and them, who are older and really on their way out the game. Then you got Wayne and Drake and them, who are still youthful to the game. So it’s two different types of music all the way across the board...

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New Video from Kanye West and Jay-Z – Otis

Kanye West and Jay-Z recently premiered the official music video for their latest single “Otis” via MTV. The track is the second single off of the rappers’ collaborative studio album “Watch the Throne”, which is on its way to surpassing the 500,000 units sold in its debut week. The song samples Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness” and makes the track sound like an old school hip hop hit. As for the video, which was directed by Spike Jonze, it sees Kanye and Jay-Z performing a massacre on a Maybach and turning it into a monster turbo machine. The rappers along with a few models have fun riding it and rapping their verses in front of a huge wall with a print of the US flag...

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