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Pharrell and Swizz Beatz Celebrate BBC 10th Anniversary in Las Vegas

Swizz Beatz and Pharrell

BBC’s 10th anniversary celebration continues. After hosting a dinner with Jay Z and Beyoncé in New York, Pharrell brought the party to PURE nightclub in Las Vegas during the MAGIC convention on Tuesday.

The Billionaire Boys Club founder celebrated the clothing line’s decade of success with Swizz Beatz and hit the stage with Rocko before being presented with a 10th anniversary cake.

“Thank you to everyone who came out to Pure Las Vegas tonight, especially my brother Swizz Beatz,” tweeted Pharrell.

The Neptunes producer, who has the No. 1 single in the country with Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” has recently been in the studio with Nicki Minaj, Nelly, Future, and T.I.

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New Music: Jay-Z f/ Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell, & Timbaland – ‘BBC’

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Timbaland

Jay-Z has some big guests on Magna Carta Holy Grail, but he crafts the most star-studded track of the year with “BBC.” Hov calls on Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, and Timbaland for the designer-name-dropping cut, produced by Pharrell.

Nas pays his respects to the late Gianni Versace, while Jay celebrates a life filled with Maybachs, Versace plates, and Basquiats. Bey, Justin, and Tim sing background vocals and Swizz provides ad-libs.

If you weren’t able to download the album on a Samsung device, you can now pre-order it on iTunes. It will be available online and in stores on July 9.

Listen to their all-star jam below.

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Jay-Z Reveals Lyrics for ‘BBC’ Featuring Beyoncé, Nas, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Timbaland, & Swizz Beatz

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Timbaland

Jay-Z is cranking up the star power on Magna Carta Holy Grail. With five days until the album drops, the hip-hop mogul has revealed the lyrics to his all-star collaboration “BBC” featuring Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell, and Timbaland.

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Jay-Z Buys Swizz Beatz’ ‘Holy Grail’ Art

Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz’ art will soon be hanging from the walls of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s house. The Roc Nation mogul has purchased a Mercedes-Benz hood that Swizz adorned with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s face. He dubbed the piece “Holy Grail” and dedicated it to Hov. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to art schools.

“Look who purchased my Basquiat on Benz Hood 2day,” tweeted Swizz. “what a honor and Blessing I’m so grateful for the support! July 4 its Showtime ART LIFE!!! I will use proceeds to continue helping kids in need.”

The piece is 1/50 car hoods he plans to create for his art exhibit. The super-producer also designed a Porsche hood with Muhammad Ali’s face, which fetched $24,000 at auction.

Check out more of Swizz’ “hood art” below.

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Maxwell Celebrates 40th Birthday in NYC

Swizz Beatz, Maxwell, Tyson Beckford, and Carmelo Anthony

Maxwell ushered in his 40th birthday with a grown and sexy celebration in New York City last night. The R&B heartthrob, who turned 40 last month, partied with his pals Swizz Beatz, Tyson Beckford, and Carmelo Anthony at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club. The birthday boy was presented with a cake and toasted with D’Ussé cognac.

“thank you all of you this is so nice,” tweeted Maxwell, who is gearing up for his new album blackSUMMERS’night.

See more pics from the birthday bash below.

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New Music: Jay-Z – ‘Open Letter’

Timbaland, Jay-Z, and Swizz Beatz

Ya’ll gon’ learn today. Fresh from his trip to Cuba, Jay-Z surprises with a new song, which he premiered on Hot 97 this morning. The hip-hop icon teams with super-producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland on “Open Letter.”

Hov doesn’t hold back, addressing recent hot topics including his controversial trip to Cuba with Beyoncé (“Boy from the ‘hood, but got White House clearance”), his ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets (“I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seats”), his new deal with Universal Music (“Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep”), and more.

“We almost wanna start a revolution/ You know whenever I’m threatened, I start shootin’,” raps Mr. Carter. “The world’s under new management, the new role model, fuck the Zoolander shit.”

Swizz explained how the collaboration came together. “[Beyoncé] came in the studio and Just Blaze came in the studio and this thing just extended to another level,” he told Hot 97. “The whole thing started with me making a track in Jay’s office, and it just led to ‘Open Letter’ and people learning about things today.”

Hear Jay take ‘em to school with his “Open Letter.”

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Step Out in Style to NRJ Music Awards

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

Following a day of celebration for her 32nd birthday, Alicia Keys was back to work, attending the NRJ Music Awards 2013 in Cannes, France. The Grammy-winning singer and her husband Swizz Beatz were all smiles as they held hands and walked the red carpet. Alicia stunned in a black cutout dress, while Swizz looked sharp in a blue suit and fedora.

“Just arrived at the @nrjmusicaward show!! France, I can FEEL the LOVE!!” tweeted Alicia, fresh off the release of her Crystal Waters-inspired remix to “Brand New Me.”

She will return to the U.S. to perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in New Orleans next weekend. “I feel really good about it ’cause it’s gonna be just a total different version than anybody else has ever done,” she told Kiss FM in the U.K. “So many people have sang the song and it’s such a famous song. I just wanted to do it in a way that only I can do it, so I’ve created the version that only I could do.”

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