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President Obama Is Up All Night To “Get Lucky”

When Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky” officially dropped back in April, most prognosticators dubbed it Song Of The Summer material. Over the course of the last few months, that prediction has come true, as the infectious track has been dueling Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us” for the unofficial SOTS crown. However, one thing that “Get Lucky” has going for it that those other two don’t is President Barack Obama‘s support!

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Jay-Z Drops Obama’s Name After Cuba Flap, White House Says Not So Fast

Jay-Z Namedrops Obama On Open Letter

Jay-Z and Beyoncé spent their fifth wedding anniversary celebrating in Cuba, apparently unaware that United States citizens cannot legally travel to Cuba without very specific permission from the government. Since returning, the Carters have caught some flack for their romp down in Castro’s backyard, which inspired Hova’s latest song, “Open Letter.”

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Solange’s “Losing You” Sounds Just As Good Live

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While one sister deals with fans mourning the breaking “news” of inauguration lip-sync-Gate, the younger sister nailed her performance of “Losing You” on France’s Le Grand Journal. Solange hit the stage with guitarist pal Dev Hynes of Blood Orange and Patrick Wimberly of Chairlift on drums.  Read more…

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Lupe Fiasco Bids Adieu To Twitter After Announcing Food And Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 2 Has Been Scrapped

What’s up with Lupe Fiasco these days? He’s been quite lowkey since Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 debuted with disappointing sales. Despite his Grammy nomination for the best rap album of the year, his project came and went without much noise. (Note: I actually greatly enjoyed the LP and thought it was under-appreciated). It seemed as if his Twitter squabbles and constant verbal attacks against President Obama were turning fans off from his music. Read more…

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Beyonce And Kelly Clarkson To Sing Their Hearts Out For The President’s Second Inauguration

Weeks before Beyonce drops it low during the Super Bowl’s halftime show she has presidential matters to tend to. The avid Obama supporter will return to the president’s second inauguration to perform on stage at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. During the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball at the 2009 inauguration Bey sang Etta James‘ “At Last” while the president and First Lady slow danced. Topping “At Last” will be no easy task. Read more…

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Beyonce’s “BaddieBey” Instagram Name Inspired By OMG Girlz And Another Handwritten Letter


Who will honestly admit that “baddiebey” seemed like an unusual, slightly puzzling Instagram name for Beyonce? Now we know where it originated from and it makes perfect sense. Through a thank you handwritten note–yes, another one–she credits the teen girl group The OMG Girlz as the reason she chose the handle.

The trio group managed by Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (T.I.‘s wife and former Xscape member) were featured on the Ishlist 36 to countdown the 7 reasons Bey is a “baddie.” Among the seven reasons Bey reigns supreme were she can actually sing and dance, and always exhibits such grace. Now that Bey has joined the rest of the world on Tumblr and Instagram she’s made a habit of writing handwritten letters whenever she’s moved enough to do so. Frank Ocean was on the receiving end of a handwritten note after his brave transparency. Of course both President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have received congratulatory and thank you handwritten notes respectively.

It was no different for the OMG Girlz whom Bey wanted to thank personally for the kind things they said in the video. “You named my Instagram !!!FYI!!!,” she wrote. Cute concept that Bey has made all her own. But please, no more handwritten letters Bey. Let writers write while you continue dominating music.

Beyonce Credits The OMG Girlz For Naming Her ‘Baddie’ [Necole Bitchie]

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Happy Birthday Jigga Man! 5 Reasons Jay-Z’s Still One Of The Coolest Dudes In The Game At 43

Forty-three looks good on Jay-Z. Popping bottles are in order for Jigga man, but not Cristal since “I used to drink Cristal, the muh’f*cker’s racist/So I switched gold bottles on to that Spade sh*t.” The man has a lot to celebrate this year if for one reason alone: Blue Ivy Carter. Of course when you and a legion of your fans have likened you to the status of god–hence the Hov moniker–toasting to the good life for a plethora of achievements are in order. Jay’s an elder statesman at this point in his career. He’s fresher than guys half his age. We’re celebrating his b-day with five things Hov does at 43 that make him one of the coolest guys in the game. Read more…

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The President Jokes With You Oughta Know Artist Gary Clark Jr. About Being The Young Guy In Blues

Gary Clark Jr. may be the future of blues. His sound stretches widely covering various genres so squeezing him into the compacted box of one genre isn’t fair, but it’s clear blues is in his soul. This month’s YOK artist has been making music for years although he’s fairly new to the mainstream eye. His talent supersedes his young 28 years enough for an invitation to play at the White House. On February 21, GCJ played at the “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues” alongside legends like B.B.King, Buddy Guy and Mick Jagger. And sharing a joke with the president turned this into a dream gig of a lifetime for the guitar player and singer. Read more…

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Beyonce Pens A Short And Sweet Handwritten Letter To President Obama

Bey Pens Handwritten Letter to Obama Showing Her Support

When Beyonce isn’t sitting courtside at a Brooklyn Nets game, or gyrating on stage alongside her hubby she’s penning letters to the president. Bey’s support for President Obama dates back to 2008. As an avid supporter she campaigned for then Senator Obama and was later rewarded the opportunity of a lifetime to sing at the president’s inauguration while he and the First Lady slow danced. Never underestimate the power of a singer who creates a “Single Ladies” anthem. Read more…