Posts tagged "The Throne"

J. Cole Samples The Throne & Beyonce On New Track “The Cure”

“My bed is like a deck of cards, two black queens,” J. Cole raps on the new track “The Cure,” but the real royalty comes courtesy of the song he samples — The Throne‘s “Lift Off,” featuring vocals from the Queen Bey herself, Beyonce. “The Cure” references everyone from Abraham Lincoln to Keenan and Kel to Kanye West himself as J. Cole dubs himself “the new Nat King.” Agree? Hear it for yourself below. More »

Jay-Z And Kanye West Perform “N***as In Paris” In Paris 11 Times For Celeb-Studded Crowd

When Jay-Z and Kanye West promise to bring The Throne to Paris, they do not disappoint. The duo broke their own record by performing “Ni***s in Paris” at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy a whopping eleven times (which really could have been a concert all on its own, at that length). But maybe the hip hop royalty felt an extra need to impress given the celebrity-studded audience, which consisted of mega-stars like Kelly Rowland, Gwyneth Paltrow,The-Dream, Justin Bieber, and, naturally, Beyonce, making us as curious about the crowd below as we are about what went down on stage. See the epic eleventh “Ni***s in Paris” performance below. More »

Grammy Winners 2012: Adele Wins It All

As we thought, six-time Grammy nominee Adele is now a six-time Grammy winner, sweeping Album, Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Short Form Video and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 12). The singer netted trophies for her record-smashing album 21 and hit singles “Rolling In The Deep” and “Someone Like You”. Jump below to see the full list of winners. More »

Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” Named #1 Song Of 2011 By ‘EW’ & ‘Billboard’

When we have to look back on 2011, there are a lot of ladies who entertained us. Adele was everywhere, Britney Spears released one of her best albums yet, and Lady Gaga tossed out bizarre yet memorable confections left and right — to name just a few. But did any make quite the same splash as Nicki Minaj? Entertainment Weekly and Billboard don’t think so, as both named the recent birthday girl’s “Super Bass” 2011′s #1 Song Of The Year. Other artists to earn a spot on both lists: Beyonce, The Throne, and Britney Spears. Catch the full rankings below. More »

Robin Thicke Performs The Throne’s “Ni**as In Paris” In LA

Of all performers you might expect to take on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne track “Ni**as In Paris,” Robin Thicke is not likely the first to come to mind. Yet the “Never Give Up” crooner did just that Friday night during his concert at Los Angeles’ Key Club on the Sunset Strip, while also trotting out a number of songs from his latest album Love After War. File this under “Performances we never thought we’d see, but we’re glad we did” and watch below.

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Whatcha Say: The Good, The Bad & The Jagger In This Week’s Reader Comments

All eyes in the pop world turned towards Christina Aguilera and Maroon 5 this week as the video for their long-awaited duet “Moves Like Jagger” finally hit the internet. Other hot stories included rumors of an Amy Winehouse biopic starring Lady Gaga, a first listen of Beyonce’s collaboration with The Throne (that would be “Lift Off”), and new music from budding Australian pop diva Elen Levon. Head below to see what our passionate, witty and sometimes downright ruthless readers had to say about these poptastic stories. More »

Morning Mix: ‘Watch The Throne’ On Track To Sell Half A Million In Its First Week

Did You Hear?

:: Kanye West and Jay-Z are set to conquer the charts with Watch The Throne. The highly-anticipated album is predicted to sell half a million copies in its opening week. As if you expected less from this kingly duo. [Rap-Up]

:: Rising rap chick Kreayshawn freestyles over Nicki Minaj’s “Did It On ‘Em”. [Rap Radar]

:: That awkward moment when you accidentally expose both of your nipples — courtesy of Kelly Rowland. [Socialite Life]

:: Natalia Kills explains her highly dubious approach to break-ups in the not-so-romantic song “Kill Your Boyfriend”. [The Prophet Blog]

:: Preview soul sister Jill Scott’s soon-to-be-released album of old material, From The Vault Vol. 1. [Soul Bounce]

After the jump, find out which music acts will be appearing on the tube today. More »

The Morning Mix: Selena Gomez And Christina Aguilera Lead Alma Nominations

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:: Latina lovelies Selena Gomez and Christina Aguilera were honored with three nominations each at this year’s Alma Awards. Xtina even got a Best Actress nod for Burlesque! Miracles do happen. [Just Jared]

:: Skylar Grey has roped in the services of Marilyn Manson for a zombie-themed song on her debut album, Invisible. [Pop Dust]

:: Independent record stores are up in arms about Kanye West and Jay-Z releasing the deluxe edition of Watch The Throne exclusively in Best Buy stores. [Entertainment Weekly]

:: Miguel’s “Quickie” video contains vampires and cigarette butts. We hope it was good for you as it was for us.  [Soul Bounce]

:: Ciara performs a Michael Jackson medley in Africa. [Rap-Up]

After the jump, find out which music acts will be appearing on the tube today.

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The Morning Mix: ‘Idol’ Champ Lee DeWyze Is Engaged


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:: Lee DeWyze is engaged to actress girlfriend Jonna Walsh, who appeared in the  American Idol Season 9 winner’s “Sweet Serendipity” video. We wish them both a beautiful day! [People]

:: MTV has pulled together the “swaggest” photos of Throne MCs Kanye West and Jay-Z. [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: In the year’s least surprising revelation, Beyonce explains that her fans are predominantly women and gay men. [Arjan Writes]

:: Stevie Nicks’ influential Bella Donna album is 30 years old. We wonder how duet partner Adam Levine’s music will hold up three decades later.  [Rickey]

:: Interscope execs might want to steer clear of 50 Cent after his Twitter rant against the label over leaked material. Now he knows how Kelly Clarkson feels! [Rap-Up]

After the jump, find out which music acts will be appearing on the tube today. More »