Boots releases 'WinterSpringSummerFall' mixtape ft. Beyoncé, Kelela + more

Following a steady stream of releases, including the Beyoncé featuring "Dreams", fast rising singer-songwriter, producer and rapper Boots today delivers his debut mixtape project WinterSpringSummerFall.Read more


BOOTS f/ Beyoncé - "Dreams" | New Music

Roc Nation signed producer, singer-songwriter and rapper BOOTS, who stepped into the public eye with his work on Beyoncé's planet shattering album release, is set to release his debut mixtape WinterSpringSummerFall soon and last night shut the internet down with a surprise release featuring Mrs Carter herself titled "Dreams".Read more


Lady Leshurr - Lil Bit Of Lesh [Mixtape] | Free Download

Following a flurry of hype and social network led promo, Birmingham hailing rapper Lady Leshurr drops off her latest body of work in the form of a fourteen track long mixtape titled Lil Bit Of Lesh.Read more


Beyoncé - "God Made You Beautiful" | New Music

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To celebrate the second birthday of their daughter Blue Ivy Carter this week, Beyoncé unveils the official version of "God Made You Beautiful" via husband Jay Z's online platform Life+Times.Read more


MeLo-X + Beyoncé - YONCÉ-X [FreEP] | Stream x Download

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Brooklyn, New York hailing multi-talent MeLo-X grabs a hold of some of the tracks from Beyoncé's self-titled gamechanger LP and weaves his sonic magic to transform them into a five track EP titled YONCÉ-X.Read more


Beyoncé - "XO" | Music Video

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - August 29, 2013

The dust surely hasn't settled since Beyoncé dropped her self titled fifth studio album (and first visual LP) out the blue, shooting up to the top spot on almost every chart globally.Read more


Beyoncé - "Drunk In Love" f/ JAY Z x "Mine" f/ Drake x "Blue" f/ Blue Ivy | Music Videos

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So basically, Beyonce took the 'New Rules' in album release promotion to a whole new level in the early hours and released her self titled fifth studio album, which was accompanied by music videos for all the songs on the 14 track LP.Read more


Beyoncé releases self-titled visual album f/ Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Beyoncé closes the week with a grand audiovisual assault, unexpectedly releasing a new self-titled album accompanied by a host of vibrant, sensual, artsy music videos. Read more


Made In America Festival 2013 Recap [Video]

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So Jay Z put on this large summer music festival in Philadelphia and had his media site, Life + Times, recap the entire event in a montage of clips that clock in just under two minutes. With Jesse Rose's Arama-assisted "Time Is But A Moment" setting the mood, the video features many of the performers that were on the lineup for Budweiser's Made In America. Read more


Made In America 2013 Day 1 Performances: Beyoncé, A$AP Rocky, Emeli Sandé, Public Enemy, 2 Chainz

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Yesterday the JAY Z curated Made In America festival kicked off in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, USA, with performances on the day from Beyoncé, Deadmau5, Phoenix, Empire of the Sun, Imagine Dragons, 2 Chainz, Public Enemy, Emeli Sande, A$AP Rocky, Walk The Moon, HAIM, Wolfgang Gartner, Porter Robinson, TJR, Mord Fustang, Rudimental and Redlight.
Check out a selection of performances below...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QangmWWjt5U


Beyoncé brings out Jay Z to perform "Tom Ford" at BK Barclays Center [Video]

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During her performance at Brooklyn's Barclays Center last night, Beyoncé brought out husband and collaborator Jay Z for a one-off live rendition of the Magna Carta Holy Grail track, "Tom Ford." Read more


Harry Belafonte wants to resolve issues with JAY Z + Beyoncé, requests a sit down [Video] | News

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Renowned social activist Harry Belafonte is hoping to resolve his issues with JAY Z and Beyoncé by inviting the superstar couple for a one-on-one sit down, in which they can perhaps address their differences and reach some common ground.

The icon recently rubbed Mr Carter up the wrong way with a remark reportedly claiming that the rapper and his wife have turned their back on social responsibility and could be utilising their celebrity status more effectively. Jay then responded via his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, and also went into more depth about why Harry's comment had offended him during a #FactsOnly interview with Elliott Wilson last week.

"Belafonte went about the wrong way. The way he did it within the media and then he bigged-up Bruce Springsteen. It was like woo, you just sent the wrong message like all around…" Jay told Elliott.

Now, Belafonte - who is currently protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case - has attempted to clear the air by explaining what he really meant by his controversial remark.

When asked on MSNBC about whether Jay should continue touring with Justin Timberlake, Harry responded:

“I would be hard pressed to tell Mr. JAY Z what to do with this time and his fortune. All I can be critical is of what he is not doing. This conflict that is emerging was not from me as a direct attack on Jay-Z or Beyonce. I was at a press conference in Switzerland. Questions were raised by the international press. They asked about the artists and the social engagement of the past based on a film we were watching…and how artists responded earlier in my life and how they responded today.

“And I made the observation that the highly powerful voice that our community has – Black America has – there is so much celebrity power that it was sad to see that the collective of the celebrity power had not been applied to bring consciousness to the inequities that we face,” Belafonte said. “Artist that heard that responded in a very strong way. You’ll find that Jamie Foxx, you’ll find Chuck D [of Public Enemy]…you find that any number of highly profiled people have taken that critique and called for [a meeting]. We’ve sat. We’ve talked. And I will tell you now that these people that I’ve just mentioned are officially behind Dream Defenders. They are prepared to come down. They are prepared to perform. I would hope that Jay-Z would not take personally what was said because it was not said about him personally.”

He then extended an invitation to Jay and Bey, with hopes that the trio can sit down privately and talk things through.

"Having said that, I would like to say to Jay-Z, to Beyonce: My heart is wide open and filled with nothing but hope and the promise that we can sit and have a one-on-one. And lets understand each other rather than try to answer these questions and these nuances in a public place."

Watch the full interview below and skip to the 11 minute mark to watch the section JAY Z and Beyonce.

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Coincidentally, the MCHG rapper and Beyoncé recently attended a Trayvon Martin protest rally in New York.


JAY Z discusses Harry Belafonte, Trayvon Martin verdict + more w/ Elliott Wilson #FactsOnly Pt 2

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In part two of Elliot Wilson's #FactsOnly interview with JAY Z (watch part one here), the mogul had some choice words regarding his controversy with iconic singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte.

"Yeah I'm offended by that because first of all...this is going to sound arrogant...but my presence is charity, just because of who I am. Just like Obama's[Barack] is. Obama provides hope. Whether he does anything the hope that he provides for a nation and outside of America is enough. You know what I'm saying? Just being who he is. You're the first black president. If he speaks on any issue or anything, he should be left alone. No I'm not going to say anything bad about him. Of course we want to challenge him to do better but Belafonte went about the wrong way. The way he did it within the media and then he bigged-up Bruce Springsteen. It was like woo, you just sent the wrong message like all around...You just bigged-up the white guy against me in the white media. I'm not saying that in a racial way. I'm saying what it is the fact of what it was. - JAY Z "

The controversy which began when Belafonte told The Hollywood Reporter that Jay and his wife Beyonce turned their back on social responsibility. Hov would strike back through the "Nickels and Dimes" track from his twelfth studio album Magna Carta...Holy Grail, meeting with a back lash from the public and several outlets.

Watch Elliot Wilson's interview with Jay Z below where he also speaks on Drake, reason for entering sports management and the Trayvon Martin verdict:


Kelly Rowland - "Dirty Laundry" | Music Video

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Taken from her latest album, Talk A Good Game, which was released last month, Kelly Rowland has just released the video for lead single "Dirty Laundry".

The song is laid-bare tale of Rowland's own experience of domestic abuse and the challenges of living in the shadow of fellow Destiny's Child performer and childhood friend Beyoncé. The video is full of single-frame, lone shots of Rowland alone in an empty hangar or submerged in water, taking on the themes of emotional isolation and torment in the song. The song, co-written by The Dream, goes into detail about Rowland's past relationship and in the video much is made of symbolic role play, highlighting her vulnerable status as she finds her white dress covered in red wine, eventually finding herself cleansed in the water. Take a look at the visuals below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuFUR6ZH5Zg


JAY Z discusses family, learning from mistakes x the possibility of a tour w/ Beyonce [Video]

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After opening up about the creation of Magna Carta Holy Grail, Roc Nation, business, expansion and more, JAY Z gets personal in the final part of of his in-depth interview with Zane Lowe at the legendary Abbey Road studio.

Shawn Carter discusses the effect his marriage to Beyonce and the birth of his first child Blue Ivy has had on him, his character and his goals, the future of his career, the possibility of a tour with Mrs Carter, Watch The Throne 2 and new music sooner than later.

Watch: JAY Z discusses family, growth, learning from mistakes and the future with Zane Lowe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dUNTdIyG0A


Beyoncé performs "Bow Down" in Houston & shares teaser video

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Performing in front of her hometown fans, Beyoncé continued her colossal Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on Monday night, delivering her usual set of hits as well as performing new track "Bow Down" for the first time live.

Previous to her bursting on stage complete with energetic choreography and flawless vocals, gossip rumours were flashed on screens above the audience with the words "Bow Down" written on them, hyping the crowd up for the anti-tabloid and pro-independence song. Take a look at a snippet of the performance shot by an audience member below:

http://youtu.be/gr9_f7h2_Vk

Earlier in the day, Beyoncé also posted a (very, very short and audioless) blue-lit ethereal preview of the track's video as a backdrop o her website. Have a peek:

http://youtu.be/aXYqS2ecOhs