Beyonce And Jay Z Named No 1 Power Couple In America

Beyonce And Jay Z Named No 1 Power Couple In America
Jay Z,Beyonce
Vanity Fair has named Jay Z and Beyonce the number 1 power couple in America,knocking off the Obamas
According to Vanity Fair’s ‘New
Establishment’ for 2013, Jay Z and Beyonce, who were ranked number 8 last year, are the most
important powers that be in the U.S this year;this was due to Jay Z’s album Magna Carta Holy Grail going double platinum,Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime
performance,her old out world tour and HBO documentary about her.
Other couple who made the Vanity Fair’s top 25 New Establishment ranking
for 2013 include;
1. Jay Z & Beyonce, musicians
2. Michael Bloomberg, New York City mayor
3. Brian Roberts & Steve Burke, Comcast
4. Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company
5. Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox
6. Jimmy Iovine & Dr Dre, Beats Electronics
7. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications
8. Jill Abramson, editor of The New York Times
9. Jenna Lyons, J. Crew creative director
10. Harvey & Bob Weinstein, The Weinstein
Company
11. Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central
12. Robert Thomson, News Corp
13. JJ Abrams, Filmmaker
14. Lionel Barber, Financial Times
15. Matt Drudge, Drudge Report
16. Michael Kors, Michael Kors Holdings
17. Len Blavatnik, Access Industries
18. Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective
19. Tory Burch, designer
20. Jon Feltheimer, Lionsgate
21. Peter Chernin, The Chernin Group
22. Trey Parker & Matt Stone, Important Studios
23. Mike Allen, Politico
24. Ben Affleck, actor and director
25. Tim Armstrong & Ariana Huffington, AOL
Jay Z who was also on the magazine cover page with Lisa
Robinson in the November
issue that although his wife, Beyoncé, says that their 18-month-old
daughter, Blue Ivy, prefers
Jay’s music to hers, he’s not
so sure. “That’s not true.
She does like her mother’s
music—she watches [Beyoncé’s concerts] on the computer every night.
But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album—she’s
only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it.
And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more . . . Daddy song.’ She’s my
biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta
[album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives
me the greatest joy. And that’s not like a cliché. I’m really serious. Just to see her—‘Daddy song, more,
Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to
hear it.”
Jay tells Robinson that Barack Obama’s 2008 election
“actually renewed my spirit for America. It was like,
Oh, wow, man, this whole thing about land of the
free, home of the . . . it’s, like, real—it’s going to happen, everyone’s getting to participate in it. But
growing up, if you had ever told a black person from the hood you can be president, they’d be like, I could
never . . . If you had told me that as a kid, I’d be like,
Are you out of your mind? How?”
Jay also revealed that he was a drug dealer as a teenager, “but we never really had
those conversations. We just pretty much ignored it.
But she knew. All the mothers knew. It sounds like
‘How could you let your son . . . ’ but I’m telling you,
it was normal.”
Jay’s checkered past taught him a few things that he
says will come in handy in his new role as a sports
agent: “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer,”
he tells Robinson. “To be in a drug deal, you need to
know what you can spend, what you need to re-up.
Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car
wash—those were the businesses back then. Things
you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some
point, you have to have an exit strategy, because
your window is very small; you’re going to get locked
up or you’re going to die.”

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Wizkid,Ice Prince,Tiwa Savage Gets Nominated For MOBO African Act 2013

MOBO has released its list of nominees for the year 2013 and Nigerian acts;Wizkid,Tiwa Savage and Ice Prince are nominated for best African Act alongside Mafikizolo and others.
The complete nominee list is as follows;
Best Newcomer
Daley
Elli Ingram
Etta Bond
Fuse ODG
Jacob Banks
Jahmene Douglas
Krept and Konan
Sam Smith
Shakka
Stylo G

Best Male Act
Disclosure
Naughty Boy
Rudimental
Wiley
Wretch 32

Best Female Act
Jessie J
Jessie Ware
Laura Mvula
Lianna La Havas
Rita Ora

Best Video
Aluna George – ‘Attracting Flies’
Dizzee Rascal – ‘Bassline Junkie’
Fuse ODG ft Wyclef – ‘Antenna’
Laura Mvula – ‘Green Garden’
Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith – ‘La La La’
Rizzle Kicks – ‘Lost Generation’

Best UK Hip Hop/Grime
Akala
K Koke
Tinie Tempah
Wiley
Wretch 32

Best Album
Angel – ‘About Time’
Disclosure – ‘Settle’
Laura Mvula – ‘Sing To the Moon’
Rudimental – ‘Home’
Wiley – ‘Ascent’

Best R&B/Soul Act
Angel
Daley
Jessie Ware
Laura Mvula
Lianne La Havas

Best Song
Disclosure feat. Aluna George – ‘White Noise’
Naughty Boy – ‘La La La’
Rudimental – ‘Waiting All Night’
Wiley feat. Chip – ‘Reloaded’
Wretch 32 ft Shakka – ‘Black Out’

Best International Act
Ciara
Iggy Azalea
J. Cole
Jason Derulo
Jay Z
Justin Timberlake
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Miguel
Robin Thicke

Best Jazz Act
Sons Of Kemet
Courtney Pine
Soweto Kinch
Jazz Jamaica
Lineage

BEST SONG
Disclosure feat. Aluna George – White
Noise.
Naughty Boy – La La La
Rudimental – Waiting All Night
Wiley feat. Chip – Reloaded
Wretch 32 feat. Shakka – Blackout

BEST VIDEO
Aluna George – Attracting Flies
Dizzee Rascal – Bassline Junkies
Fuse ODG feat. Wyclef – Antenna
Laura Mvula – Green Garden
Naughty Boy – La La La
Rizzle Kicks – Lost Generation

BEST NEWCOMER
Daley
Elli Ingram
Etta Bond
Fuse ODG
Jacob Banks
Jahmene Douglas
Krept & Konan
Sam Smith
Shakka
Stylo G

BEST GOSPEL ACT
Guvna B
El Mafrex
IDMC
Lurine Cato
Sandra Godley

BEST REGGAE ACT
Mavado
Popcaan
Sean Paul
Stylo G
Tarrus Riley

BEST JAZZ ACT
Sons of Kemet
Courtney Pine
Soweto Kinch
Jazz Jamaica
Lineage

BEST AFRICAN ACT
Atumpan
Bombino
Fuse ODG
Ice Prince
Liquideep
Mafikizolo
Spoek Mathambo
Tiwa Savage
Wizkid

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
Angel
Daley
Jessie Ware
Laura Mvula
Lianne Le Havas

BEST MALE ACT
Disclosure
Naughty Boy
Rudimental
Wiley
Wretch 32
To vote for your fave artists, visit
http://mobo.com/voting2013

(MUSIC REVIEW)GOOD Kid Gone Mad: Kendrick Lamar Reaps The Benefits OF Being A Fearless Rapper

Kendrick Lamar, the Compton-based
rapper, has set the hip-hop world ablaze
with his latest battle rhyme.
The Compton born rapper set Twitter
ablaze Monday night after hip-hop heads
around the web caught wind of his battle
rhyme for the ages on “Control,” a seven
minute song also featuring Big Sean and
Jay Electronica. Did a west coast rapper
really call himself King of New York? Did
a rap rookie really put himself on the same
scale as Jay-Z and Nas? And did he really
call his hip-hop peers out by name and vow
to annihilate their careers?
Spitting out some of the most
braggadocious lines in recent rap history,
Lamar (crowned by MTV as the “Hottest
MC in the Game” in 2012) is now said to
have the best verse of 2013.
Many have reduced Lamar’s verse to a diss
track that has compelled countless rappers
to respond via Twitter. But others, myself
included, are intrigued by how awe-
inspiring Lamar seems to be to rap
veterans, his contemporaries and hip-hop
heads. This verse is a mere extension of
him constantly pushing the envelope and
operating outside the box.
From the second that Lamar’s verse begins,
the poetry kicks in. It’s that celestial,
“from two planets away” voice that has
become his signature sound. The vocabulary
is simple but the ideas are complex. Every
line is overpacked, forcing the listener to
take them apart piece by piece in order to
understand the metaphors. ”Miscellaneous
minds are never explaining their minds/
Devilish grin for my alias aliens to
respond/ Peddlin’ sin, thinking’ maybe when
you get old you realize/ I’m not gonna fold
or demise.”
Lamar is an unapologetic lyricist who
masterfully weaves words and images
together in the art of hip-hop story-telling.
His language is often explicit and vulgar,
loaded with N-words and the like, but he is
a griot of this generation. When Lamar
opens his mouth, he brings the reality of
the grimy, gritty streets of America into
the mainstream with him.
When he says “I’m Makaveli’s offspring,
I’m the king of New York / King of the
Coast, one hand, I juggle them both,” he’s
not simply dethroning Jay-Z or Nas. He’s
evoking rap history through the memory of
hip-hop legends Tupac Shakur and
Notorious B.I.G.
Lamar, unlike many of his rap peers,
understands that his competition is not only
his contemporaries but also the greats that
proceed him. He’s “trying to raise the bar
high” in order to call hip-hop back to its
more organic self, reminding other artists
that it was “black hoodie rap” that put
many of the legends on the map and not the
rampant materialism found on radio
stations today. Joining a chorus of people
who blamed New York rappers for Lamar’s
lyrical audacity, rapper Joe Budden asked
via Twitter, “Where’s old NY?”
The verse has already gotten over 8 replies
already from mainstream & the
underground artistes, three replies from
B.O.B, Lupe Fiasco & Joell Ortiz of
Slaughter house.
Some may say that Lamar went too far. He
definitely went to the edge of rap social
etiquette: “I heard the barbershops be in
great debates all the time / Bout who’s the
best MC – Kendrick, Jigga and Nas.” But it
goes without question that he’s taking his
craft to new lyrical heights and he is
pushing his contemporaries to do the same.
At a stage in any rappers career every
rapper is supposed to feel like Kendrick
feels at the moment.. As far as wanting to
murder niggas on the mic and being one of
the best if not the best.
Same way M.I Abaga felt when he
recorded ‘Undisputed’ & ‘Number One’, I
mean that feeling that you’re are immortal,
untouchable! Cockiness has to come in.
A 26 year old rapper from compton
claiming to be the ‘King Of New York’..
Back then a rapper dare not try such, else
he’d have his ass fried and put together
with glue.
At a time when so much of rap music is
about profit generating, Lamar is that
“breath of fresh air” that Lupe Fiasco was
once described as. There’s no artistic risk
he seems unwilling to take. He’s not married
to conformity. He’s not invested in rap
solely for commercial success. If one word
explains why he stands out from the pack,
it’s “fearless.” Kendrick Lamar is reaping
the benefits of courage.
No doubt this would go down as one of the
most controversial Rap/Hip-Hop verses
Article Compiled & Written By: My
humble self & Uchendu Chigbogu (@
TheEtnies_Jags)

PIC: BEYONCE’s BABY BLUE IVY ON HER CHAIR

Beyonce, who is also expecting her second baby, posted this adorable picture of her baby number one,Blue Ivy.
The picture was posted on her website and it showed Blue Ivy Carter who was sitting on her personalized chair that was custom-made for her to sit on during stops on her mother’s Mrs Carter World Tour.
Beyonce has reportedly told fans that the pregnancy would not affect her world tour at all.

BET AWARDS RELEASES NOMINEES LIST FOR 2013+Drake,2face,Ice Prince,Kendrick Lamar also nominated

BET has announced its nominees for the 2013 BET Awards which will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on June 30. 
Drake has the most nomination with 12 categories, 2Face,Ice Prince, Radio and Weasel & R2Bees nominated for ‘Best International Act: Africa’  .
The host of the award show has been announced as Chris Tucker.
The full nominees list;

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé

Tamar Braxton

Alicia Keys

Rihanna

Elle Varner

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Chris Brown

Bruno Mars

Miguel

Justin Timberlake

Usher

Best Group

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Mary Mary

Mindless Behavior

Slaughterhouse

The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)

Best Collaboration

2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems

French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne – Pop That

Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice

Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie

Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

2 Chainz

A$AP Rocky

Drake

Future

Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Azealia Banks

Eve

Nicki Minaj

Rasheeda

Rye Rye

Video of the Year

2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems

Drake – Started From The Bottom

Drake f/ Lil Wayne – HYFR

Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz – Thrift Shop

Miguel – Adorn

Rihanna – Diamonds

Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie

Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

Video Director of the Year

A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca

Benny Boom

Director X

Dre Films

Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Azealia Banks

Joey Bada$$

Kendrick Lamar

Trinidad Jame$

The Weeknd

Best Gospel Artist

Deitrick Haddon

Lecrae

Tamela Mann

Mary Mary

Marvin Sapp

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Halle Berry

Taraji P. Henson

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Best Actor

Don Cheadle

Common

Jamie Foxx

Samuel L. Jackson

Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award

Gabrielle Douglas

Jacob Latimore

Keke Palmer

Jaden Smith

Quvenzhané Wallis

Best Movie

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

Sparkle

Think Like A Man

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Gabrielle Douglas

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Victor Cruz

Kevin Durant

Robert Griffin III

LeBron James

Ray Lewis

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems

Drake – Started From The Bottom

Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

Miguel – Adorn

Rihanna – Diamonds

Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie

Centric Award

Tamar Braxton – Love and War

Fantasia – Lose To Win

Miguel – Adorn

Nas – Daughters

Charlie Wilson – My Love Is All I Have

Best International Act: Africa

2Face Idibia (Nigeria)

Toya Delazy (South Africa)

Donald (South Africa)

Ice Prince (Nigeria)

R2Bees (Ghana)

Radio and Weasel (Uganda)

Best International Act: UK

Marsha Ambrosius

Estelle

Labrinth

Rita Ora

Emeli Sandé

Wiley

RIHANNA’s RECORD LABEL URGES HER TO GO TO REHAB,OTHERWISE……….JAY Z SAYS

Rihanna is back to living the fast life on the fast track once again. Jay z gave his protege a stern warning and he is threatening to take action if she doesn’t “straighten” herself out.
The 24 year old Bajan singer hosted her friends at a villa on the West coast of barbados after her gran gran dolly’s death and was seen smoking weed and drinking with them.
According to sources,there is talks between her producers and her mother in order to produce the super star to go to Rehab to treat her longstanding drug and alcohol addictions.
“She’s reached breaking point. Ri says she’s physically and mentally exhausted and feeling lost. I think she desperately needs help and some time off – not just from work but from all the other stresses in her life too,” a source added.
She also hasn’t stopped her night-crawling habits and rumor has it that she might be reconciling with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

KIM KARDASHIAN AND KANYE WEST AT PARIS FASHION WEEK

Kim Kardashian and Kanye We§t seem to be seems to be everywhere now.
First it was London for the launch of Kim’s perfume at Debenhams, again she and Beyonce were at London to support “watch the throne tour”,next was at the The Shrine Auditorium for BET award where the pair of were in an all white ensemble and sat with best friend Jay Z and Beyonce. Now it is Paris for the Paris Fashion Week.
The couple according to CNN checked out designer Stéphane Rolland’s show.
Kim tweeted to her dolls on her twitter page “Hopped off the plane in Paris, now in a Stéphane Rolland fitting! Can’t wait for his couture show tomorrow!”
In a black couture dress from the designer,Kim and Kanye left the show and she again wrote “Just left the Stéphane Rolland Couture show!” Kardashian tweeted Tuesday. “His clothes are so next level beautiful!!!” Très magnifique!
Just where will the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star and her rapper boyfriend jet to?

FRANK OCEAN CONFESSES”MY FIRST LOVE WAS A MAN”

Frank Ocean has come out of the closet to publicly declare that he is gay.
the Odd Future group member whom Kanye West collaborated with declared his sexual orientation.
The singer who collaborated with kanye west and Jay-Z on “watch The Throne” posted on his Tumblr today “Four
summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old.
He was too.””We spent that summer, and the
summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on
the days we were together, time would glide. Most
of the day I’d see him, and his smile.”“Sleep I would
often share with him. By the time I realized I was in
love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was
no escaping, no negotiating to the women I had
been with, the ones I cared for and thought I was in
love with “I don’t have any secrets I
need kept anymore … I feel like a free man.”
This would make him the first hip hop star to admit publicly that he is gay.
Since America’s president Barack Obama gave his verdict that gay marriages should be legalised in America,so many other prominent people have been coming out of the closet.
Among other gay celebrities include Calvin Klein who recently broke up with his 24 year old boyfriend Nick,Ellen Degenerees,CNN reporter and several others.
Frank’s band mate Tyler the Creator in a show of supported tweeted “My Big Brother Finally F***ing Did That. Proud Of
That N***a Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or
Whatever.”

WIZKID OR ICE PRINCE:WHO WINS THE BET AWARDS BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT IN AFRICA

Ice Prince or Wizkid? Who takes home the award for the BET Awards Best International Act in Africa.
On the announcements of the award category both IcePrince and Wizkid stated. “big shoutout to my fans, my family, my team, EME/Konvict and my manager. We [are] making it happen. God bless you all!.
While Ice Prince on his part said “Wow! Big shoutout and congratz to my whole management team and label!! Chocolate City, CBN, Loopy.”He further went on “shout out to Nigerian DJs, we [are] getting there. “Shout out to the whole BET Team! Thanks for recognising the African Music scene and giving it a platform. Shout out to all the blogs, media houses, music stores, promoters, DJs, everybody!
He also appreciated his fellow nominees “big congrats to the other nominees especially the once in the same category [with me]! We all [have to] see each other grow.
Amongst other African acts nominated for the same award category include
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
The award will hold in Los Angeles tomorrow and will be hosted by Samuel L Jackson.
Previously 2face and D’banj had clinched the same award in the past editions.
The BET award is an award that was constituted to recognise artistes of black origin.
BET award is also going to put up a tribute for Whitney Houston who died a few hours to the Grammy Award night.
Kanye West has the highest nomination with seven nomination,Jay Z has five nomination with Beyonce as the second most nominated artiste with six nominations.
Artistes that are billed to perform at the Award are;Nicki Minaj,Chris Brown,Usher,G.O.O.D music,D’Angelo.

RIHANNA GETS HER 17th TATTOO

The Barbadian lady Robyn Rihanna Fenty aka Rihanna gets a new tattoo. This time of a gun-shaped Egyptian Falcon in New York City from her longtime ink man**, Bang Bang.
On why she got that type of tattoo which she tweeted on instagram she wrote “”Falcon: a light that always shines in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep,”that is she always watches her back.
Among her many tattoos include:A cross on her neck,A gun on her ribcage,Various stars here and there,Music notes on both of her feet,The word “Love” on her finger,Rihanna has over 16 other tattoos.
She got the falcon tattoo few days after her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown and Drake had a fight over her at a club in New York.
The 24 year old singer performed at the BBC Hackney Weekend and among the song she sang were Only Girl (In The World)”Disturbia”S&M”Cockiness”Birthday Cake”What’s My Name”Rude Boy”Love the Way You Lie”Man Down”Where Have You Been”Wait Your Turn”Hard”Don’t Stop The Music”Run This Town’ (with Jay-Z)’Talk That Talk’ (with Jay-Z)’Umbrella’ (with Jay-Z)’We Found Love’.