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MUST SEE: Ashley Everett Pays Tribute to Janet Jackson, Beyonce & more In ‘DUETS’

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YouTuber Michael Korte has teamed up with some of the biggest names in the dance world to deliver a mesmerizing new mashup, ‘DUETS’! Known for his viral hits #HAM4BEY & #GAGA4RENT, Korte has teamed with Beyonce’s heaviest hitters, her dance captain Ashley Everett, her choreographer Chris Grant, creative assistant Anthony Burrell and Chris Brown’s choreographer John Silver and 5 sensational singers to pay tribute to some of the greatest modern music duets.

The video features a pounding tribute to Usher & Alicia Key‘s classic ‘My Boo’, an emotional take on ‘Say Something’ and a spot on tribute to Michael & Janet Jackson in ‘Scream’! The video wouldn’t be complete without a joyful tribute to Beyonce & Jay-Z.

Vocalists include India Carney, Mark Joseph, Elizabeth Komba, Bryson Camper and Erin Cafferky.

The piece was directed by Baxter Stapleton with musical direction by Jared Jenkins.

Enjoy the full visual above!

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Watch Jay-Z and NAS Spit Their Favorite Big Verses In ‘Biggie: The Life of Notrious B.I.G. Trailer!

A & E is set to relaunch their popular “Biography” series and to get things started they are going with the late and still great iconic rapper The Notorious B.I.G. This past weekend A&E released a trailer featuring two living legends in hip-hop, Jay-Z and NAS spitting their favorite BIG lyrics.

Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” features exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage of Biggie giving us an unprecedented look at the life of the hip-hop legend. ‘Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.’ debuts September 4th on A&E. Make sure you set your DVR’s or home when cause this is a moment no hip-hop head would want to miss.

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New Music Feature: Jermaine Riley Takes On Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album with “Family”

After a two-year break from solo releases, the UK’s indisputable Superman of R&B — Jermaine Riley returns with the catchy, 808-rich banger “Family”. The track samples Jay Z’s “Family Feud” and was produced by Birmingham’s own Gifted, who also has a couple cuts on Riley’s forthcoming sophomore album, following 2012’s critically acclaimed Hello Earth. Candidly touching upon the subject of marriage and building a family with the one he loves, Riley flows over the beat with his renowned approach, complete with quick vocals riffs, lush harmonies and a rap-like delivery in the verses. Unbeknownst to him, however, upon recording the song, he had no idea he was writing an anthem for those who want to take their relationships to that next level.

“All the girls I played it to were like ‘Awww… oh my gosh, that’s so cute!’ — which I didn’t expect, to be honest. As songwriters, trying to please everyone and keep our audience engaged, sometimes we dive into the creative process with the intentions of ‘I know this will get them on my side’, and I didn’t do that at all with this song. I just wanted to flip the “Family Feud” thing and just have a song everyone could sing and dance along to. But the feedback has let me know that the topic is way more relatable than I thought. I just wrote the first thing that came to me.”

Riley continues to live up to his superhero namesake by writing, arranging, engineering and designing the artwork for all his songs, and “Family” is no exception. The somewhat adorable cover art incorporates the digitally illustrated head of the first-born child of Jay-Z and Beyoncé: Blue Ivy Carter, a clear symbolic reference to the start of the celebrity couple’s family. Fans of the former 1/3 of Fun*dmental will be pleased to know that he has every intention of giving them more of what they’re used to when it comes to the visuals for this song and those on his new solo album, slated for 2018.

“I want to challenge myself, push for excellence and give my fans something they’re definitely not going to find from another UK artist. There’s no one here giving kids what MJ and Usher gave to me. That showmanship. I’m always going to try and pass that down and be that all-round entertainer.”

If “Family” is anything to go by, Riley’s new album will be filled with well-written, memorable numbers that showcase a more human side to the ever-creative R&B Superman. What’s safe to say is: Jermaine Riley is back!

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Diddy Tops Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artist of 2017 List, Jay Z Is Right Behind Him.

Looks like once again Diddy can say “take dat, take dat” to his haters who question his wealth *coughs 50 Cent*. Forbes revealed that once again the hip-hop mogul landed the top spot on their Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artist of 2017.

Thanks to Revolt TV, Ciroc vodka deal with Diageo, successful Bad Boy Reunion tour and other investments Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs pulled in a whopping $820 million. Not bad Puff, not bad at all! BUT his reign at the top isn’t as safe as it used to be as Jay Z is closing in on him.

Hova had himself a year bringing in an astounding $810 in million. Forbes reports Jay Z’s fortune jumped 30% in the last year thanks to investment deal with Sprint that pushed the value of his steaming service to $600 million. Jay’s other ventures with champagne brand, Armand de Bringnac, his film TV-deal with the Weinstein Company and of course his growing brand Roc Nation helped Hov make his impressive push.

To celebrate the news landing the top spot on Forbes list once again Diddy dropped this classy post on Instagram featuring his closest compeitition on the list.

Rounding out the list is Dr.Dre coming in third bringing in $740 million. His total was helped by selling his Beats franchise to Apple for a whopping $3 billion. Cash Money President Birdman again grabs the fourth spot on the list bringing in $110 million thanks to his deals with Lil’Wayne, Drake and Nicki. Speaking of Drake he closes out the top 5 earning $90 million thanks to his album Views, his deals with both Apple and Nike, successful Summer Sixteen tour and his label OVO.

Last years list featured the same usual suspects but had Dre following behind Puff instead of Jay with Birdman and Drake in the same spots on the list. Well if anything congrats to these guys cause they are rich, filthy rich!

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New Music: OnCue – “Rent Money”

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Quickly rising hip-hop artist OnCue has unveiled his new single “Rent Money” via Paper Magazine.   “Rent Money” is the second track from his long-awaited EP Perfectly, Tragically, Flawed – available everywhere on March 24.  Pre-order the project here. OnCue calls the unconventional record, produced by Alex Lustig and longtime collaborative producer Maki, one of his favorite songs he’s ever made. The record is a catchy and melodic mantra that will have fans relating and vibing to on the first of the month.  The EP is executive produced by legendary producer Just Blaze who has produced astronomical hit records for iconic artists such as Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Rihanna. He signed OnCue to his Rebel Base Industries label and from that partnership.

Check out the featured single above.

“Rent Money” can be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Jay Z Becomes First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

It’s been a historical day for Hov.

On Wednesday (Feb. 22), Jay Z was named as one of 2017’s Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s honorees also include Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm, Max Martin, James Pankow, and Peter Cetera.

The Brooklyn rapper’s induction marks the first time a rapper has received this prestigious honor.

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CeeLo Green Confesses His Love For Beyonce In “Jay-Z’s Girl” Visual

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“Where can I find a woman like that?!”

CeeLo is saying what we’ve always been saying; but just out loud.

The “F**k You” singer, shares his new rock inspired tune and video for the new single “Jay-Z’s Girl.” Yes, you read it correctly. There’s no filter involved.

Now, known as Gnarly Davidson, the veteran artist expresses his love for Beyonce and if he can’t have her, he wants someone just “like that.” He apologizes to Brooklyn rapper, Hov, but also says that he is his number 1 fan.

The John Colombo-directed video finds a younger version of Gnarly in a poster-filled bedroom, with drawings of Bey on his desk as he later gazes into the stars which eventually forms into an illumination of the Lemonade singer’s face.

CeeLo recently shared this side-by-side picture just after this year’s Grammys:

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As awkward as the new song and visual may seem at first, once watching it you get the comedic side of it all, and somewhat adorable. We could see Jay and Bey laughing along with the entire concept. Not to mention, it’s actually a great song that was influenced by Rick Springfield’s classic ’80’s jam “Jessie’s Girl.”

Take a look at the full video above.

In case you missed it, check out Gnarly’s last visual “F**k Me, I’m Famous”:

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Watch: Beyoncè’s Beautiful Epic Grammy Medley Performance!

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Beyoncè  had the Beyhive as well as the internet buzzing last night with her beautiful performance medley of “Love Drought” and “Sand Castles” off her Grammy nominated album Lemonade.

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Arguably the most anticipated performance of the night, Beyoncè’s mom Tina Knowles got things started with a short introduction. We had no idea we were in for one of the most visually beautiful performances in Grammys history. The performance/medley was an ode to motherhood and childbirth and opened up with hologram Bey doing well Beyoncè’ish things.

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Don’t front like y’all didn’t collectively gasp when that damn chair tilted back like that.

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In a very last supperish theme, Beyoncè walked across a long table flanked with beautiful muses.

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It was a performance for the ages and yes her daughter Blue Ivy (looking stylish as ever), husband Jay Z and mom all approved.

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Beyoncè was nominated for 9 Grammy awards last night and walked away two for Best Must Video and Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Adele took home the nights biggest honor Album of the Year, but graciously Kanyed herself and said that Beyoncè deserved the honor during her acceptance speech.

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BUT still Beyoncè showed up and showed out in all her pregnant glory and of the course the world was here for it! Now of course it’s not Grammy night without hilarious memes, we showcased the slander thrown Cee-Lo’s way and yes even Beyoncè was memed. Now it wasn’t slanderous like Cee-Lo’s situation but they were still hilarious. Hit the gallery below to see hilarious reactions to Beyoncè’s epic Grammys performance:

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Jim Jones Reveals How His Roc Nation Deal Came To Be and Hints At A Possible Jay Z Collaboration!

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They say time heals all wounds and that seems to be the case when it came to the 13-year-old beef between Jay Z and Dipset capo Jim Jones. Last night pictures surfaced of Jim Jones sealing the deal to join Jay Z’s Roc Nation empire.

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Sources close the Jim told TMZ that he signed with Jay Z and his “lieutenants”, OG and Ty Ty, and they will be managing all facets Jimmy’s brand that includes music, fashion, acting and more. TMZ caught up with the “We Fly High” rapper today and he broke down how the historic deal came to be.

Jim revealed that he has matured and is more of businessman and he operate off his emotions like he used to when he was younger. He also revealed that he didn’t have a conversation with Jay Z himself yet and that deal was kinda done “like the mob” but it was sanctioned by Jay. It’s clear Jim realized beefs don’t make you money and we can’t be mad at that. Jim even hinted at possible collaborations in the studio. giphy

We are very curious as to how his former friend and Dipset partner Cam’Ron feels about this move? It’s no secret Cam’Ron and Jim’s relationship has been strained and Cam’Ron isn’t no friend of Jay Z.

Well we still gotta congratulate Jim on making a major move for his career, we can’t wait to see what may come from this new venture.

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Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Announcement Has The Internet Going Nuts!

If you haven’t heard by now or live under a gigantic rock Beyoncé is pregnant again.Beyoncé managed to outdo her last pregnancy announcement by telling the world she is having twins this time around.

As you would expect her announcement that her womb is once again full but this time with double the love set the internet ablaze. Here are some of the hilarious reactions:

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These tweets tell no lies, her pregnancy is definitely is a ray of sunshine that was much-needed to fight through thick clouds of hate and negativity that Trump has casted over the nation.

Even JCPenney got in on the action and responded to a hater!

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Give that person a raise JCPenney please!

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Oh and of course there are memes as well, hit the gallery below to see the most hilarious ones that celebrated Queen Bey’s twins: