Papa Knowles, who has been absent from Beyoncé’s career in recent years, has an interesting theory on the whole Solangate elevator fight with Jay-Z, he seems to think that it was all done for publicity to boost On The Run ticket sales. He had this to say about the whole incident during and interview with Houston radio station:
“Sometimes ignite that tour. It’s called a Jedi Mind Trick. The Jedi Mind Trick fools you a lot of times,”
“Everybody’s talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200 percent.”
I happen to agree with Matthew’s theory. The Carters(Beyoncé’s camp specifically) is very strategic when it comes to what is released. So it was very interesting and ironic that this footage was leaked right before the tour started. The whole strife in the marriage thing fits right into the whole story-line of the tour.
If you attended the concert then you know there was underlying story told by the songs, specifically when Jay-Z performed Song Cry leading right into Beyoncé singing Resentment then Love On Top. It showed that people go through up and downs in marriage and relationships. It just makes complete sense, and honestly it’s genius on the part of The Carters team!
Not sure how happy Bey is with Papa Knowles for spilling the tea where this is concerned, if in fact it is true. Matthew also hinted to a Destiny’s Child reunion as well during the interview.
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Slander of the The Carters will not be tolerated. Take it to another blog.
Who knew Trey Songz had been in the music industry for 10 years, it doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, but time does fly. After 10 years of being in the music industry one gains a great amount of knowledge and Tremaine has decided to take this wisdom and pass it on to other budding singers, songwriters, and producers. He has started a publishing company called Tucker Songz Publishing, this according to Billboard Magazine. Trey had this to say about the new venture:
“As I grew as an artist, I had the opportunity to work with several well known producers and writers,” Songz said in a statement. “I recognize that not everyone has access to that, but that they still have raw talent that can be harnessed into greatness. That’s exactly what I intend to do with this new publishing company.”
Now anyone with half a brain knows that publishing is where the money is! All that talk about Michael Jackson being broke HOGWASH! He owned the publishing for the Beetles whole musical catalog(he essentially owned white people lol). He could never be broke. How do you think Kandi sustains herself outside of all her other business ventures PUBLISHING!
So all you budding stars and Treyz Angels send your stuff in because Trey wants you to “Make It” But make sure you read that contract and work out that split sheet IN THE BEGINNING!
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Jennifer Hudson’s has given us the tracklisting for her third album, J Hud. The album features the Pharrell produced I Can’t Describe featuring T.I. which I enjoyed and also the Timbaland produced Walk It Out, which is also my shit. Both songs are solid singles.
Her other song Dangerous is starting to grow on me as well. I am a little worried about this albums on the last two album Jennifer kind of seemed like she was struggling to find her sound and if, It’s Your World, which she performed on the BET Awards is any indication of where the album is going then I am NOT HERE for it. The Donna Summers for 2014 didn’t move me AT ALL! Let’s hope this album is cohesive. I hope and pray Jennifer has found her sound with this third offering.
2. “It’s Your World” (feat. R. Kelly)
3. “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” (feat. Iggy Azalea)
4. “Walk It Out” (feat. Timbaland)
5. “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” (feat. T.I.)
6. “I Still Love You”
7. “Just That Type of Girl”
8. “Bring Back the Music”
9. “Say It”
The album is scheduled for release on September 23
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The My Mama & Dem Selection of the week is The Makings of You by Gladys Knight & The Pips. It comes from the Original Soundtrack of Claudine, which started Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones. It happens to be be one of my favorite movies if you haven’t seen it please watch it. If you haven’t listened to the soundtrack you need to. It was written and produced by the late great Curtis Mayfield.
This soundtrack was released during a time when the same person wrote and produced the whole album, therefore leading to more cohesive albums. The combo of Uncle Curtis and Auntie Gladys doesn’t disappoint. This song and this album is soul music at it’s best! Get you some food for you soul!
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When will these people learn to keep The Carter’s names out of their mouths?
So Chris Brown’s on and off again girlfriend Kim Chi
Karrueche was on 106 and Porch Park and felt the need to make a joke about Blue Ivy’s hair! Mistake! Apparently no one informed her that the Beygency/BeyHive is not to be f*cked with, exhibit A: Keri Hilson’s career.
Allegedly BET came up with the script and Kim Chi went along with it. Now any person with good damn sense would have said, “No, I am not going to say that about a child,” but not Kim Chi. I guess we can’t expect much from her. She has since apologized for her tasteless joke. Also BET’s Stephen Hill has come to her rescue and stated that she was set up. So much for her hosting career lol. Look for her to be on KeKe Palmer’s couch crying again. Allegedly 106 and Park is suspended for the rest of the week. Don’t know how true that is.
The Carters don’t do anything to anybody except BE GREAT! & Do what your faves could never. Please stand down especially in reference to Blue Ivy, The Beygency/BeyHive is real, never forget Keri Hilson
BET can hang it up for Beyoncé performing at the BET Awards she Skyed in the last two years. The most they can hope for is a Vine if that LOL!
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Slander of the Carters will not be tolerated, take it elsewhere
TIP has revealed the cover of his new album Paperwork: The Motion Picture, which is his 9th album. The album is said to be the first of a trilogy. It is produced by Pharrell Williams. In an interview with MTV News he describes the album
“The sound sonically of this one is soulful, musical, kinda like [OutKast's] Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik or Aquemini or [Jay Z's] Blueprint,”
“It just has an incredible amount of soul and a perfect hybrid between the ahead-of-the-curve, new-school sound and the classic, nostalgic, soulful sound of yesteryear.”
TIP is putting the finishing touches on the album, which is schedule for release on October 21 on Grand Hustle/Columbia Records. I am looking forward to the release of this album I have been a T.I. fan since the beginning. He is one of the few artists I will spend my coins on! I am never disappointed with his albums
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After an underwhelming(MY OPINION!) performance of She Came To Give It To You featuring Nicki Minaj at the VMA’s Sunday night, Urrrrrsher has decided to give us the the video for the song. The video takes place in a club. Usher performs backed by a band and gives us some choreography.
Nicki gives us her best Naomi Campbell walks and performs her part in a black dress sitting on a desk in what looks to be the club manager’s office. I have said this before and I will say it again Usher just does not give that ummph that he used to give. I don’t feel like he gives 100% during live performance. He hasn’t been right since he married Maneka
I do like the video and the song. I am looking forward to what this album will offer. Hopefully Ursh gets back to basics with this album and leaves that Euro-pop BS alone.
The Ratchet Song of the Week is Face Down by DJ Mustard Featuring Lil Wayne, Big Sean, YG, and Boosie. The song is from DJ Mustard’s compilation album 10 Summers.
This song is sure to help to help you get your twerk on at your Labor Day BBQ’s! It gives just enough ratchet! Because everyone needs a little ratchet in their life even me!
So go ahead drop down and get your twerk on! Mustard on the beat hoe!
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Lil Kim has released yet another freestyle, this time it’s over Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone.” The beat is produced by Mike Will-Made-It. Now let me say this, Lil Kim is a hip hop icon and she has receipts for days, but this right here and many of her other recent freestyles are not on the level that they should be. As I have said before I want Lil Kim to focus less on Nicki Minaj and more on putting together a good album or at least a damn song!
Listening to Kim attempting to sing “No Flex Zone” on the hook is like listening to finger nails on a chalk board, and the bars are mediocre. I expect so much more from Kimberly, because I know she still has it! I need someone to shake her so that she can re-focus because slowly but surely she is ruining her legacy. Lil Kim is one of my favorites, but this new Lil Kim I do not like AT ALL!
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Jezzy is locked up, but that’s not stopping his music! Jezzy’s new album Seen It All: The Autobiography is streaming on iTunes Radio. This album is the follow-up to TM103: Hustlerz Ambition. The album features T.I., August Alsina, YG, Rick Ross, Lil Boosie, and The Game.
The album is scheduled for release on September 2: Listen HERE
Check Out The Tracklisting:
Seen It All: The Autobiography Tracklisting (Deluxe)
1. “1/4 Block”
2. “What You Say”
3. “Black Eskimo”
5. “Holy Ghost”
6. “Me OK”
7. “4 Zones”
8. “Been Getting Money” feat. Akon
9. “Fuck the World” feat. August Alsina
10. “Seen It All” feat. Jay Z
11. “Win Is a Win”
12. “Beautiful” feat. Rick Ross & The Game
13. “Beez Like” feat. Boosie Badazz
14. “No Tears” feat. Future
15. “How I Did It (Perfection)”
Check it out and let me know what you think!