Summer is almost over and we are nearing the end of the Battle Of The Summer Jams. But before we determine the ultimate winner, we need to put Jay Z and Kanye West to the test. This week, we are putting the two rappers up against each other since both put out albums earlier this summer. But will one dominate the other like Imagine Dragons destroyed Major Lazer? It’s up to you to decide.
On Saturday night we were lucky enough to catch Beyonce‘s headlining debut at the Barclay’s Center as part of the ongoing Mrs. Carter World Tour! Obviously, she brought the goods. Big time. That goes without saying! But despite the epic coronation video that opened the extravaganza, and the fact that she essentially owned the place (along with Jay Z, obvs), the diva managed to keep things chill. She was the perfect host, putting her 18,000 guests at ease as she welcomed us to her family arena. Here are 15 of the ways Queen Bey kept it real in her home court!
Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” premiered on HBO last night after the rapper-turned-entrepreneur caught up with the big homie Bill Maher during Real Time. Between the celeb cameos and impromptu connections that Jay made with his captive audience members at the film’s taping, it’s definitely worth the almost 11 minutes of your life to take in. Here’s why.
In honor of Robin Thicke’s funk-tastic Blurred Lines album dropping on Tuesday, we’ve declared it Robin Thicke Week! One of the highlights of the new disc is the cut “Ain’t No Hat 4 That”, which features vocal help from Thicke’s 3-year old son Julian Fuego. With a name like that, you just know that this kid is gonna be a star! It’s pretty adorable, but Robin is far from the first doting parent to feature their pride and joy on one of their tracks. Read on the check out 10 of our favorite artists who’ve let their babies in on the family business!
We all know that sampling has been one of hip hop’s cornerstones for years, giving us ample opportunities for crate digging. But did you know that some of your favorite songs featured snippets of scores from classic films?
The grammar geek backlash from Jay Z‘s hyphen-dropping announcement didn’t cost the rapper another week in the SoundScan penthouse. He’s on top yet again with his Magna Carta Holy Grail, with VH1 You Oughta Know alum Sara Bareilles coming in second place. #SoundScanner investigates this week’s big chart stories: