Beyoncé’s 17 new music videos

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Beyoncé and Blue Ivy in Blue (Picture: YouTube)
Beyoncé’s fifth studio album dropped last night and like the rest of the world, we didn’t see it coming.

The self-titled record features 14 tracks and every single one of them has its very own music video ready and waiting. And she’s also thrown in a few extras, too.

In total 17 30-second previews have gone up on YouTube and we’ve trawled through the lot of them so you don’t have to.

Here’s our verdict…

Five worth a watch:

Blue

This is definitely a feel-good video and it also features a quick glimpse of Bey’s most closely-guarded secret, Blue Ivy. We’re not too sure how this is going to work but one-year-old Blue is also credited to the song so we’re hoping to get a better look at the pair of them in the full version.

Pretty Hurts

Bey has always been open about her body hang-ups and the message in this beauty pageant-themed video is bound to resonate with lots of young girls. On first impressions it’s reminiscent of Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful.

Partition

Bey’s in her undies, dancing, writhing and looking HAWT! if you look closely Jay Z’s also in there too. What’s not to love?!

Mine

This one looks like a few high-energy dance routines could come later which most of the other songs appear to be lacking. There’s topless male dancers but more of Drake please!!

Ghost

The track doesn’t actually feature on the album but we’re pretty sure Beyoncé took a leaf out of Lady Gaga’s book for this one. It’s a stripped back, no frills jobby and Bey appears to be possessed. It’s definitely a bit weird and eccentric but we’re desperate to see what comes next.

Five you can skip:

Drunk In Love

If you’ve seen Rihanna’s Pour It Up – and you probably have – then you don’t need to watch.

Yoncé

This one doesn’t appear to be on the album, either, and there’s not enough Beyoncé. End of.

Grown Woman

We know all the words to this already, it’s a bit repetitive.

‘I’m a grown woman, I can do whatever I want…’ Got it!

Heaven

Bey sounds as though she’s talking about her miscarried baby in this one. It’s moving and deep but not one to watch if you’re getting ready for the weekend.

Rocket

Lots of sensual close-ups, black and white and a bit slow. A bit dull, really.

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Beyonce’s ‘Grown Woman’ Video Leaks

Beyonce’s ‘Grown Woman’ Video Leaks
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Earlier this year, Beyonce debuted her new track, “Grown Woman” during the launch of her Pepsi Now campaign, but to her fans’ disappointment there was no real radio push, nor did she create a visual for the track.

However, a video for the track is on the way and a teaser for the single has now surfaced. The tribal-themed video shows Queen Bey showing off her dance moves in ’80s video-like fashion. It’s safe to say we can expect a good amount of booty shaking for this one.

Check out the video by clicking here. http://vimeo.com/m/81314765

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Jay-Z is set to release his 12th solo album, Magna Carta Holy Grail on July 4th

Jay-Z is set to release his 12th solo album, Magna Carta Holy Grail on July 4th exclusively through Samsung.

The album will be available for the first million users on Samsung Galaxy III, Galaxy S 4, and Galaxy Note II devices. The download app for the project will be ready on June 24th via magnacartaholygrail.com

My inspiration 2PAC

LEGEND

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Tupac Amaru Shakur was an inspiration to millions.

While  2Pac was most famous for his rap career,  he was also a gifted actor, poet and thoughtful while outspoken advocate for the poor and the overlooked in America. During his life, he produced an immense amount of artistic work, which included studio albums, major Hollywood feature films, and published works.  He was most prolific in the music industry, selling over 75 million albums. 2Pac’s unapologetic lyrics were relevant, important, and reflective of the hard lives led by many. His music earned attention and respect through a poetic style that embraced street vocabulary while being innovative. Today, 2Pac is still considered by many to be one of the biggest influences on modern hip-hop.

2Pac’s career has earned him six Grammy nominations and three MTV Video Music Award nominations. In 1997, Shakur was honored by the American Music Awards as the Favorite Hip Hop Artist.

Born on June 16 1971 in New York City, Shakur’s parents were both members of the Black Panther Party whose militant style and provocative ideologies for civil rights would come to influence 2Pac’s music. At an early age, Tuapc’s love for performance and the arts began to show, as he began acting at age 13 and later enrolled in the Baltimore School of the Arts before dropping out at 17. Shakur broke into the music business with rap group Digital Underground as a back-up dancer and roadie. Eventually Shakur released his first solo album in ’91, 2pacalypse Now. 2Pac’s music career began to grow as his second album, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z included two top 20 pop chart tracks: I Get Around and Keep Ya Head Up.

Shakur’s legal battles began after he established his rap career. In the early nineties Shakur faced a wrongful death suit which settled out of court, accusations of assaulting police officers where charges were ultimately dropped, and even an incident where Shakur sustained five gunshot wounds from shooter Dexter Isaac. In 1995 2Pac was sentenced one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years in prison for sexual abuse. However, not even prison could slow the success of Shakur’s career.

While incarcerated 2Pac’s latest album at the time, Me Against the World, was number one in the pop charts and would later go double platinum. Shakur became the first artist to reach number one in the pop charts while serving a prison sentence. Making the most of his time in jail, 2Pac became a passionate reader. Among his favorites were the works of Niccolò Machiavelli, an Italian Renaissance writer whose works were in part the foundation for western political science. Shakur’s appreciation of his work inspired the nickname: Makaveli.

After serving only eight months of his sentence, 2Pac was out on parole thanks to a 1.4 million dollar bond paid by Suge Knight, CEO of Death Row Records. Now signed with Death Row Records, Shakur went on to create All Eyez on Me, which featured hits How Do You Want It and California Love.

2Pac’s life was cut short in September of 1996 when Shakur became the victim of a drive-by shooting while his car waited on a red light. While Shakur survived the surgery that followed he was pronounced dead almost a week after the attack.

Even today, 2Pac’s influence is wide-spread. From the Library of Congress where his song Dear Mama was added in 2010 to the National Registry, to artists like 11 time Grammy winner Eminem who in an interview with MTV said:

“He made you feel like you knew him. I think that , honestly, Tupac was the greatest songwriter that ever lived. He made it seem so easy. The emotion was there, and feeling, and everything he was trying to describe. You saw a picture that he was trying to paint.”

2Pac leaves a legacy of honesty and passion in his songs. Respected by many,  2Pac has become an inspiration for artists and a standard in rap music.

JAY-Z NEW ALBUM 2013

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The Internets are buzzing again about a possibility that a new Jay-Z albumwill be dropping this year.

It’s been four years since Based Hov has blessed us with a solo joint but according to Illseed of AllHipHop.com, Jay is currently working on a new solo project that might even feature some new young guns in the game.

From what I have been hearing, Jay is using this tour with Justin Timberlake to set up the new album. I would have expected him to drop it before a major tour but Jay knows what Jay is doing. As for the music, I heard Jay is talking greasy again! I guess he can afford to do that, since he’s still on the court as

a starter. Lots of new bucks coming in the game. Apparently, he’s recorded with one of them already

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Are you anticipating a new Jay-Z solo album?

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