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I think we all just agreed on who the best rapper is… Everything You Need to Know about Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail

“They’ve read a lot of words and I’ve lived a lof of life”  

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“Beautiful artwork. You’re truly an artist” 

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A Master Piece.

Bravo. Genius Genius Genius. Jay Z has done it again and again, and very well. Kept under wraps, during the NBA Finals, Jay Z announced his 12th studio album release, on a Samsung commercial, featuring Pharrell, Swizz Beats, and the famous “reducer” Rick Ruben. Although previously released to lucky Samsung Galaxy holders on July 4, 2013, the official release for MCHG hit stores and iTunes June 9,2013.

My Review and Opinion of the Album (If you care enough to know):

To me, for this generation, for my generation, for this era in music, this album will become a classic hip hop album. Jay Z has a million references, and proves that he is, and why he is the master of his art and craft. He is genius with his metaphors, his rhythm, and he has it ALL; Connotation, Hyperbole, Imagery, Irony, Satire, symbolism, amazing features, sick layered beats, trill auto tunes and intros, and fantastic samples. 

I listened to the album (start to finish) , read the lyrics on rap genius (it’s worth it to read the lyrics and their meanings, you’ll love the song more), and then listened to the album again.

And to explain how awesome this is, I literally was screaming F bombs, every time I analyzed a lyric or beat. This album production is genius, and there’s so much to it.

It opens with Holy Grail featuring Justin Timberlake, and JT sangsss his heart out on this track, and Jay raps about his love/hate relationship with fame. Then, Jay shifts into Picasso Baby, where he glorifies his love for art as well as his rap skill to the paint brush skills of the late great Pablo, Pica ca-ca Picasso Baby (FYI: ca ca means the sh*t in Spanish, and they are it). Then he picks it up with a catchy 808 rocking beat, on the track Tom Ford, where he of course talks about his favorite fashion statement, and has a nice Houston chop and screw featuring his lady, sounding sultry and sexy. Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit featuring the boss Rick Ross, the scene is set in Italy, and Ross is shopping, getting b*tches and money, and Jay makes  his intro and lays bars and levels with us in Italian. What other rapper, raps in Italian? Brillante.  And although we all celebrate July 4th as America’s independence day,the reality of it is, not all “Americans” were “free” :/ and Christoper Columbus didn’t discover America….exactly. But JayZ gives African-American’s our own meaningful “Independence” day on this track called Oceans,featuring the Frank Ocean. Another, society wrenching song, that makes you take a second look at the world around you, Somewhereinamerica there are racist, and corrupt politicians concerned with money rather than making the world a better place for their children.. As well as criticizers of the African American culture who don’t understand African -Americans or know their history. Also in America, Jay laid some sick wraps about her majesty, on a Gatsby type beat. Crown, which was produced by the up and coming Travi$ Scott,with help from 16 year old Canadian producer Wonder Gurl. JayZ goes into his drug dealing days and the beginning struggles of the music industry and frenemies. In the track Heaven, Jay discusses religion and ask you to question your religion, your faith, what you’ve been taught, and how you judge others religions. Have you yourself, been to heaven? He also puts you Illuminati rumor starter/believers to silence and shame.  Versus? You aren’t an opponent to JayZ. He’s his own competition. Part IIOn the Run) is the second half to the previous track Bonnie & Clyde, on Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse. Beach is Better is a tease. BBC features Beyonce. Nas, Pharrell, TImbaland, Justin Timberlake and Swizz Beats, whew!! Jay Z Blue, tells Jays struggles of being a father without having help from his estranged father. La familia is Jay’s response to his feud with Lil Wayne. Nickles and Dimes discusses his money struggles and concerns on how it affected his lifestyle and those around him.

This album was so amazing I want more…I seriously didn’t want it to end, and every time it does, I get sad and think. “is it really over?”

sigh. we are blessed and being educated.

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The new independence day. 

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Red. White. and Blue.

……..clever Jay.

The New Rules state Jay Z can have an album out that no one knew was coming.

The New Rules states that Jay Z can release all the lyrics to his songs whenever he pleases, before the actual album release and still get amazing reviews and sales.

The New Rules states that Jay Z can create a website and app allowing only Samsung users to get his album for “free” that Samsung already bought. Billboard says the sales won’t count.  Booooooo.

(I made those up)

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Anna Wintour is so punk SHE.O.E.N.O: The Met Gala 2013 Punk Couture

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Here’s another post based on a personal opinion about the other night’s fashion exhibit of the most controversial take on fashion at last night’s Met Gala. Celebrities made their Punk debut as well as numerous fashion forward statements that were to die for. Most celebrities outdid themselves for the evening and simply stunned.  Who was your on your best dressed list?

ImageFrom Left to Right: Gisele Bundchen in  Anthony Vacarello, Blake Lively Reynolds in Gucci, Miranda Kerr in another MK, Michael Kors, Gwyneth Paltrow in Valentino.

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Lauren Santo Domingo, Riccardo Tisci, Rooney Mara in Givenchy, and Anna Wintour not giving phuck about the punk theme in Chanel looking fabulous.

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 Supermodels Cara DeLevigne (left) in Burberry. Chanel Iman (right) in J. Mendel.

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J. Lo righteously fierce in animal print designed by Michael Kors. Emma Watson looking bad ass and sexy as f*ck in Prabal Gurung. 

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Oscar winner, Jennifer Lawrence, in Dior Couture.

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Upcoming Gatsby Star, Carey Mulligan being a stunner in Balenciaga.

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Anne Hathaway, debuting her daring blond, dressed in “vintage” (1992 is considered vintage now?!) Valentino.

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Nicole Riche also debuting a major UPdo dresses in a custom TopShop gown.

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Did you REALLY, truly think this post WASN’T going to have Beyonce’ in it? Katniss Who?

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A fan favorite of celebrities as well as us commoners awaited the arrival of King B. I’m also wondering how she fit this into her schedule as well….this is why she wears the crown and leaves the common jobs to everyone else.

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Miley Cyrus, Kelly Osbourne, Cara DeLevigne, and Rita Ora.

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Kim finally made her debut at the Met Gala with beau Kanye, leaving her “banned for life” pass at home.

Just Kidding. Kimye looked great.

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The Year of the Beyonce’/ Girls Love Beyonce’

You literally have no excuse to not know that this year belongs to  Beyonce’. No even if you’re from space. Unacceptable. Beyonce’ is literally taking over the world. She began by singing the national anthem at President Obama’s inauguration in January. Then, we all saw the unforgettable, sensational Super Bowl Performance which was an outer body experience  for me personally. Short after the Super Bowl she announced her offical tour (which kicked off today if you somehow don’t follow Beyonce on instagram, formally known as baddiebee, The Mrs.Carter World Tour, which of course…sold out in record time. She’s also in the running for most consecutive covers in a year. ( I made this up, but this should be a real thing) So far she’s graced Vogue, Spanish Vogue, The Gentlewoman, GQ, and Shape covers this year. Of course, she took home a Grammy. A grammy is to Beyonce’ what music is to Beethoven. She also brought home a $50 million dollar pepsi deal. As well as premiered, directed, produced, and starred in her own documentary entitled , “Life is But a Dream”. She also was recently announced the face for H&M. To top it all off, she got Houston trill on us and released a song/opera/rap that shook up the game and rocked my world. It’s safe to say…..King Beyonce’ for overlord. Check out her amazing year through pictures and videos below.

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Also the inspiration for the post is in honor of Drizzy’s releasing of a song called “Girls Love Beyonce'” Do Right And Kill Everything spoke honestly and sang another ballot on a trill beat that’s easy to vibe to. Even he had to recognize greatness. Say that name Papi.

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2013 Grammy Awards Recap

Last night was more than incredible, and nothing less of exceptional. It can be confirmed and is so very certain that Music has made a comeback. Real music, excuse me. There’s so much to be recapped from last night, from JLO’s leg putting everyone to shame, making Drizzy and even JayZ sweat, to the PHENOMENAL performances by all. Everyone looked amazing, everyone was awesome, everything was awesome. 2013 is the shit. Snaps for all. Everyone is off to a great year.

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Sorry but not sorry Chris. You did it to yourself.

The Winners 

Best Rap Album: Drake – Take Care

Best Rap Song: Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Ni**as in Paris”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z & Kanye West f/ Frank Ocean & The-Dream – “No Church in the Wild”

Best Rap Performance: Jay-Z & Kanye West – “N****s in Paris”

Best R&B Song: Miguel – “Adorn”

Best R&B Performance: Usher – “Climax”

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Beyonce – “Love On Top”

Record of the Year: Gotye ft. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Song of the Year: Fun – “We Are Young”

Album of the Year: Mumford and Sons – Babel

Best New Artist: Fun.

Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele – “Set Fire To The Rain [Live]”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Gotye ft. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Best Pop Vocal Album: Kelly Clarkson – Stronger

Best R&B Album: Robert Glasper – Experiment Black Radio

Best Dance Recording: Skrillex f. Sirah – “Bangarang”

Best Dance/Electronica Album: Kaskade – Fire & Ice

Best Rock Performance: The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”

Best Rock Song: The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”

Best Rock Album: The Black Keys – El Camino

Best Alternative Music Album: Gotye – Making Mirrors 

(go to www.grammy.com for complete list of winners)

Justin Timberlake & Jay Z’s performance “Suit and Tie Live”

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Miguel & Wiz Khalifa performance “Adorn” Live

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OH, and this happened

You just got HOV’d.

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And I am given life by Kelly Clarkson’s acceptance speech 

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Lights Out! Any Questions?!

1. The Raves won.

2.Beyonce’ is the Queen/King/President/Overlord of everything and anything ever

3. Destiny’s child is back

4.Beyonce’ is the BEST. NO questions, comments, or concerns.

5.”Mrs.Carter” is officially on tour

6. She seriously made the lights go out.

Any Questions?

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Ohh Behive Baby!

I was going to try and keep this one to myself, but clearly it was only a matter of time before the rest of you so called fans found out. We all know Queen Beyonce’ has become more and more open with her life and sharing it with her fans. First, she started a website, featuring a Tumblr, which made us all Blue, and now even better, a personal blog (with weekly updates and insights). I won’t spoil it for you, just sign up. Here’s a sneak peak though of what’s inside. (Must be 13 years or older to join.)

P.S. It’s free.99 (shhh!)

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God Bless the Queen….Queen B

What words are there besides, phenomenal? incredible. grandiose? The list is endless when it comes to describe the one and only Beyonce’. Because there sure isn’t another, nor will there ever be. This past weekend, B hosted a concert in Atlantic City, and in attendance, were people such as Michelle Obama with her daughters, Kim Kardashian, Selita Ebanks, Hope Solo, and Chrissy Teigen, just to name A FEW. Beyonce’ quite rightfully owns the title of Queen. Her performance is so full of emotion, and she’s more than amicable with her fans. Nothing is more beautiful than seeing an artist be every meaning of the word, as well as to have blossomed into their most full potential and continue to do better every time. Bravo Beyonce’.

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