Oprah may have to take another look in her rearview mirror, because Jay Z & Beyonce may be hot on her billion-dollar heels. The Gossip Table breaks down a new venture that could easily capitulate music’s First Couple past the entertainment giant on the riches list.
The Beastie Boys go diamond almost 30 years later, Pharrell Williams named fashion icon, FKA Twigs directs her very first video, and more on Last Lap.
Taylor Swift‘s 1989 puts her last two albums to shame, Pharrell may be once again seeing the estate of Marvin Gaye in court, Morrissey may have jacked some fan art without permission and more on Last Lap.
Contrary to what folks may think, it’s not easy being the son or daughter of a celebrity. In Blue Ivy‘s case, it may be double the trouble when both of her parents are global icons. This is why in an effort to protect their only child, Beyonce and Jay Z have beefed up Blue’s security detail.
Jay Z finally lands his own music streaming service, Kanye‘s laptop wasn’t stolen in Paris, Azealia Banks debuts an interactive video with help from Google, and more on Last Lap.
Some of the biggest artists in the game, J. Cole, Mariah Carey, and Justin Bieber, to name a few, were raised by single mothers. We’re stealing the light from major artists — just for a moment — to shine it on the single mothers who raised them in honor of Women’s History Month.
Hate it or love it, Empire is one of the most popular shows on television right now. The show’s soap opera-like storylines, matched with it’s over the top characters and cameos, reel in faithful viewers weekly. But the sweet spot for many fans is the show’s musical component. It only make sense that a show based on the recording industry have music that is not only credible, but sonically relevant. A bulk of the credit can be given to the show’s executive music producer Timbaland, and music director Jim Beanz.
Dave Grohl stops a Foo Fighters show for a blind fan, Miley Cyrus goes topless — again, Bjork explains her beef with Spotify, and more on Last Lap.
We often hear about how rap is a “young man’s sport,” but in a lot of instances this doesn’t seem to be the case. Many artist who get their shot at a young age, seem to fizzle out within the first few years of their newfound fame. Not everybody gets to drop a classic album at 20 like Nas did with Illmatic, or throw an entire label on their back at 16 like LL Cool J did with Def Jam.
By Frank Donovan
We still can’t get over the pleasant surprise of “FourFiveSeconds.” The collaboration of Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and Rihanna is catchy, understated, and doesn’t sound like every other hit. It got us thinking–not as much can be said for a lot of musical combinations over the years.