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Jun
27
Rap-Up TV: Bridget Kelly Confirms Split with Roc Nation

BK has left the building. After six years at Roc Nation, Bridget Kelly has parted ways with Jay Z’s label. While there had been rumblings, the R&B songstress confirmed the news to Rap-Up TV at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday.

“Honestly we needed to part ways,” she said. “You outgrow situations sometimes. I still feel their love. They’re still people I confide in and people that I have a really strong personal relationship with, so in order to keep that intact we needed to just go our separate ways.”

She’s ready to embark on the next chapter of her career as an independent artist. “It was scary at first,” she admitted, “but it’s liberating to know that I can just go in with whoever and put anything out that I want to and say what I want to.”

Bridget is moving forward with the September release of her long-awaited debut album. “I’m really excited ’cause I’m getting to say what I wanna say and talk about all the love in my life and all the stuff I’ve been going through.”

Earlier this month, she debuted the first two songs off the project, “I Won’t Cry” and “Almost More.”

Jun
27
Beyoncé and Jay Z Give Inside Look at ‘On the Run Tour’

Jay Z and Beyoncé

Beyoncé and Jay Z brought their “On the Run Tour” to Miami’s Sun Life Stadium for the big kickoff on Wednesday. Now Mr. and Mrs. Carter take us inside rehearsals for the epic two-and-a-half-hour show.

In the three-minute clip, Bey performs choreography with her dancers and sits down with her husband to review the set list and stage design. In between all the hard work, the superstar couple shows some PDA, and even Blue Ivy makes a quick cameo.

The tour touches down in Cincinnati on Saturday before making its way to cities across the U.S. including Atlanta, New Orleans, Chicago, and L.A.

Watch all the behind-the-scenes moments leading up to opening night.

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Jun
25
Beyoncé and Jay Z Kick Off ‘On the Run Tour’ in Miami

Jay Z and Beyoncé

Stadium status. Following their sold-out solo tours, Beyoncé and Jay Z joined forces for their co-headlining “On the Run Tour” in Miami on Wednesday night.

Thousands of fans packed Sun Life Stadium to witness the superstar couple perform over 40 songs during the cinematic two-and-a-half-hour show, inspired by their star-studded “RUN” film trailer.

A screen displayed “This is not real life” before the Carters emerged through the smoke. “I need some gangster shit,” said Bey before launching into “’03 Bonnie & Clyde.” She donned a fishnet mask and leotard for the opening number, while Jay played her partner-in-crime in sunglasses and a black blazer.

They transitioned into “Upgrade U” and “Crazy in Love” and dueted on “Holy Grail” and “Young Forever.” Bey was fierce as ever in her many wardrobe changes including a multicolor Atelier Versace bodysuit, cut-out leotard, and Vrettos Vrettakos red crystal catsuit.

They also sprinkled in never-before-seen footage from their wedding (“Young Forever”) and Blue Ivy’s birth (“Halo”). Jay Z spit a new verse on “Partition,” while Bey covered Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor.”

“We celebrate love tonight,” said Jay-Z before kissing his wife in one tender moment.

Watch the Carters kick off their tour in style.

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Jun
23
Beyoncé and Jay Z Rehearse for ‘On the Run Tour’

Beyoncé and Jay Z

In just two days, Beyoncé and Jay Z will kick off their “On the Run Tour” at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. After premiering the star-studded “RUN” movie trailer last month, the superstar couple has shared a series of black-and-white snapshots from their rehearsals for the stadium shows.

Bey keeps it low key in a hoodie while practicing some dance moves in front of the giant LED screen, while Jay looks at the stage through a monitor. Mr. and Mrs. Carter are pictured together in one photo, both sporting black hoodies.

According to Forbes, the tour is on track to sell almost 1 million tickets and gross close to $100 million. That would make it the second most successful tour of all time based on gross revenue per show.

Throughout July and August, “On the Run” will stop at major stadiums across the country including Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and L.A.’s Rose Bowl before making its way to Paris on September 12 and 13.

Go behind the scenes with the Carters.

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Jun
22
Video: DJ Khaled f/ Meek Mill, Rick Ross, French Montana, & Jay Z – ‘They Don’t Love You No More’

Meek Mill, Rick Ross, French Montana, and DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled makes a movie with an all-star star in his latest video for “They Don’t Love You No More.” Directed by Gil Green and Khaled, the action-packed clip was shot in Miami and features Meek Mill, Rick Ross, and French Montana (Jay Z is M.I.A.).

Meek flexes his rap skills and performs stunts on a bike, while Rozay hits golf balls from the top of a Maybach. The fellas bring the party to the marina, shooting hoops on the basketball court while bikini-clad women parade around.

Plus, look for cameos from Timbaland, Ace Hood, and even Lil Terrio.

Khaled’s eighth album I Changed A Lot is due later this year.

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Jun
15
New Music: X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons f/ Jay Z – ‘Jungle (Remix)’

Jungle (Remix)

Welcome to the jungle. Jay Z jumps on the remix to X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons’ single, which was commissioned for Beats by Dre’s “The Game Before the Game” World Cup campaign. Hov stirs things up with a monster verse over the crushing beat, produced by Alex Da Kid.

“On Training Day I go too hard / Ask Antoine Fuqua / I am Godzilla of these favelas / New God flow,” he raps.

Listen to the song and watch the commercial below.

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Jun
15
Jay Z to Appear on X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons’ ‘Jungle’ Remix

Jungle (Remix)

Jay Z is entering the “Jungle.” The Roc Nation mogul is set to appear on a remix for rock band X Ambassadors and British folk singer Jamie N Commons’ single “Jungle” off X Ambassadors’ EP The Reason.

The remix is used in a commercial for Beats by Dre’s 2014 World Cup campaign. Roc Nation and producer Alex Da Kid shared the cover artwork.

Dr. Dre also hinted at the remix by tweeting, “Welcome to the jungle @S_C_”

The song is expected to drop in the coming week. Preview Jay’s verse below.

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