First Dibs: Just How Influential Is Beyonce?

Brett Dennen shows his wild side on Big Morning Buzz Live, the fate of a Wu-Tang Clan album hangs in the balance, and Nas is prepping for a new LP.

  • Beyonce is clearly the queen, and she’s reached new heights by being the cover girl for Time magazine. Bey was named one of the publication’s 100 Most Influential People, with a blurb about her being written by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. [E!]
  • Can anyone really tame Brett Dennen? The singer-songwriter performed his song, “Wild Child,” during his appearance on Big Morning Buzz Live.
  • With the Wu-Tang Clan putting out an album ahead of releasing their single-copy opus, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, tensions between RZA and Raekwon have come to the forefront. So will the scheduled July release of A Better Tomorrow actually happen? [Prefix]
  • Nas’ classic album, Illmatic, just turned 20 this year, but that doesn’t mean the Queens rapper isn’t ready to hit us with new music. He’s reportedly working on a new LP with Timbaland, with sounds like total hotness. [MTV News]

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