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How To Prepare For A Beyonce Live Performance: A Step By Step Guide

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There comes a time in a person’s life when he or she gets to witness Queen Bey in concert. Once you earn that privilege, you must be prepared in every way possible. If you’re going to see Beyoncé (and Jay Z) this weekend when the On The Run tour hits Metlife Stadium, you better get your mind right. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Alert the Beyhive and take notes because we have all you need to know when preparing for a Beyoncé concert.

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Musicians You Don’t Need to Follow on Twitter

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Twitter is the best free marketing tool in existence because of its user-friendly interface and versatility. It’s easy to build a brand based on simple or strategic tweets so why don’t some of the biggest stars in music use Twitter all the time?
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Last Lap: What Does Zane Lowe Ask Legendary Producer Rick Rubin in an Hour-Long Interview?

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Which one of Rev Run‘s kids is building a new empire and needs Kickstarter to foot the bill? Beyoncé debuts a trailer for a new HBO concert series and Ed Sheeran‘s X dropped today.

  • Rick Rubin sits down with BBC’s Zane Lowe in an exclusive interview to discuss the beginning of Def Jam, the creation of Yeezus and other moments of his incredible career. [The Fader]
  • Angela Simmons, Hip Hop icon Rev Run‘s daughter, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund her newest venture: AngelaIam TV. The campaign will run for 30 days with a goal of $25,000. Proceeds will help build AngelaIam TV, a platform to showcase talent from all over the world. [Kickstarter]
  • Queen Bee has revealed the trailer for her new HBO series, Beyoncé: X10, which documents her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.” The series will air in four-minute segments each Sunday at 8:55 pm EST starting June 29. Watch Beyoncé conquer the world in HD on HBO. [Rap-Up]
  • Sheerios everywhere are celebrating the album release of Ed Sheeran’s X today. But for those who are merely regular fans, here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know while listening to “X.” For starters, you pronounce the album as “multiply” not “X.” [MTV News]

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The Panty-Dropper Playlist! 25 Tunes to Sex Up Your Summer Hookup Sesh

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The summertime always makes us feel lusty and libidinous (we’re convinced it’s because everyone’s half-naked). In any event, even the hottest hookup moments are made friskier by the perf soundtrack — and here, we’ve rounded up our top twenty-five most aurally erotic tunes on the planet. From tried-and-true gems like Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire” to new school scorchers like Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice,” we swear these jams will have you winning.

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Move Over, Ray Lewis: Beyoncé Is Putting In Some Serious Work Before The Super Bowl

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Four days and counting until Beyoncé takes over New Orleans, bringing what we hope will be a life-changing experience that leaves us all feeling a little more empowered and a lot more entertained. Oh, and I think there’s a football game going on? Something about two brothers and a tattoo enthusiast slash quarterback who has a large pet turtle? Eh, anyway, back to business.

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We have a sneaky suspicion that football would be a lot less violent if Bey was blowing the whistle.

Lucky for those of us who can’t get to NOLA in time, Beyoncé is documenting her rehearsals (or carefully posing in flattering light) leading up to Sunday’s big game halftime show. Inauguration schmauguration, right? The best way to deflect negative attention is by offering up a tasty, exclusive peek at an otherwise mythical and secret life; no one understands this better than Beyoncé and her team. But what will she sing? What will she wear? Who will join her for a not-so-surprising live collaboration? Will we cry?

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Beyoncé & Miguel Are A Musical Match Made In Heaven

It’s amazing how a casual Instagram can get everyone worked up. Especially when it’s a photo of Miguel and Beyoncé — with the former alluding in the caption: “…woah. creating for Virgo’s all weekend.” Beyoncé, of course, is a Virgo (haven’t you heard B’Day?) and she’s definitely had some R&B heavy-hitters “create” for her in the past. 4‘s “I Miss You” was written by a (then) relatively unknown Frank Ocean. And who could forget “Irreplaceable” written by none other than Ne-Yo (Whoops, not The Dream, he wrote “1+1″ — thanks @KingBeysus)? With Kaleidoscope Dream Miguel by her side, it’s easy to see Bey crafting up some magic for her next album.

Weirdly, Miguel deleted the Instagram soon after he put it out there. Bey is known for being mysterious, but she also must know the speed of the BeyHive–it’s out there and we’re all excited for this Bey/Miguel joint.

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Jay-Z Disses Maybe-Wife Beyonce

bey_jayIs the honeymoon already over for Jay-Z and Beyonce? Though the first couple of Hip-Hop haven’t even confirmed they’re married, there might be dark clouds on the horizon. At Jay’s show at the Hollywood Bowl the other night, the rapper had Beyonce’s ’03 hit “Crazy in Love” turned off, just as fans were getting into it. “F*ck that. Sorry Bey but f*ck that – let’s play something else,” the rapper reportedly said to the crowd and his new wife, who up until that point had been standing stage side, cheering on her man.

After Jay stepped off-stage, his new bride laid into him, according to a source at the U.K.’s The Mirror. “She was gesturing wildly and not looking happy. Like any good husband would, Jay-Z groveled and tried to get out of it with compliments.” Sounds like Jay’s 99 problems just hit 100.