Bey Season is officially upon us! Not only are we looking forwards to Beyonce‘s dynamic half-time Super bowl performance and HBO documentary this February, but now thank’s to a confirmation from super-producer The Dream, THERE’S NEW MUSIC ON THE WAY AS WELL!
The producer recently confirmed to Billboard that Bey is set to release some new music before her half-time performance! According to the The Dream (And The YBF), he’s been involved in every aspect of Bey’s fifth studio album and, “She’s already gearing up to get ready to put stuff out. I’m sure there will probably be a couple records you hear before the Super Bowl gets here.”
The Dream normally does extremely well with Beyonce projects, I think it’s safe to say he gives her all the heat he creates.
We maybe be young, But we’re READY!
Although some of our favorites have left the building (i.e. Chrissy Lamkin, Emily B & Somaya Reece), this season is already off to a crazy start with the press announcement alone. I can’t even sum it up, just read this press statement for yourself …
Last season, entertainment powerhouse Yandy Smith ended her eight-year management role with rapper Jim Jones. Since then, Yandy and boyfriend Mendeecees Harris have welcomed a baby boy and are navigating the waters of commitment and family. Firecracker Erica Mena exploded onto the scene last season and is now continuing to work on her career with manager and new boyfriend, Rich Dollaz. The two have recently begun mixing with business with pleasure, but could this be a recipe for disaster? Olivia Longott, the former first lady of G-Unit, is back this season working on her new album and trying to come to peace with her manager Rich dating Erica.
With no shortage of talent, New York City is still a major hub for hip hop music. Joining the ranks of this season’s new cast include:
Joe Budden- Fierce free-styling artist Joe Budden is widely considered one of hip hop’s most gifted lyricists. His Grammy award-winning song “Pump It Up” was featured in the hit movie 2 Fast 2 Furious. This ladies’ man is also known for posting about his very public relationships and break-ups online.
Tahiry Jose- Tahiry is a charismatic urban model who is best known for her rapid-fire sarcasm as well as her painful and very public break-up with Joe Budden.
Raqi Thunda- Radio personality and DJ Raqi Thunda has no problem keeping it real. Raqi and Joe Budden insist they are just long-time friends. However, Raqi and Joe’s ex, Tahiry don’t see eye- to- eye and have a tumultuous relationship.
Consequence- NYC rapper Consequence has established a successful career working with the likes of Kanye West and A Tribe Called Quest. His five year relationship with fellow cast member Jen Bayer and their 1-year old son Caiden has left the couple bickering about how to raise the child based on differing cultural and religious beliefs.
Jen “The Pen” Bayer- Known for dishing up gossip with DJ Whoo Kid and The Hot Boyz of Chicago, Jen has spent the past year raising Caiden, her son with cast member Consequence.
Winter Ramos- With a brief appearance in the second season of “Love & Hip Hop,” Winter Ramos, former assistant to rapper Fabolous, is making her name in hip hop history as she writes a tell-all book on her roster of famous ex-boyfriends and her life in the music industry. She is currently the Creative Costume Designer for Flavor Unit Films.
Rashidah Ali- Known as the “Blinged Out Bombshell,” Rashidah is most known for being a shoe consultant to the stars and is currently working on launching her own shoe line, Encore.
Do you remember Winter? She was the one giving Emily B relationship advice on season 2 of Love & Hip Hop(*hmph*), and Consequence is KNOWN for being a hot-headed battle rapper, and Erica and Rich are dating? This all should be very interesting.
We’ll be watching.
Ok, back to work…