Posts Tagged ‘Beyonce’

[Video] High Art: The Carters Go ‘Apesh*t’

Posted: June 16, 2018 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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The Carters

Live from the Louvre Museum in Paris, The Carters indulge in high art extravagance in this surprise video drop for “Apeshit.”

The visuals serve as the opening salvo for the power couple’s first joint album, aptly titled Everything Is Love and streaming exclusively (for now) on TIDAL. What will immediately grab you on “Apeshit” is Bey’s flow. Yes, an artist of her stature will only get the best writers, but having a competent flow is not something writers can bestow on you (see Cardi B’s latest project). Here she rides the beat better than Jay (at times).

Everything Is Love is your appetizer for the On the Run II tour that hits the States on July 25.


[Video] Eminem ft. Beyonce – “Walk on Water”

Posted: December 24, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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The creative process is agonizing. From the self-doubt to writer’s block and fan expectations, Eminem lays it all bare in the video for the Beyonce-assisted “Walk On Water.” The reception was mostly negative when the audio dropped a few weeks ago, but the visuals, which show Eminem trying to find that creative spark in desolate conditions, aptly conveys the pressure Em goes through with every album. Which persona do I use this time? More accents? Am I too old for “Slim Shady” Eminem? It’s reminiscent of Nas’s “Book of Rhymes” and Em finds his inner confidence in the final classroom setting (“Bitch I wrote Stan!”).

Revival is available now.

DJ Khaled ft. Beyonce x Jay Z – “Shining”

Posted: February 13, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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How’s this for some Monday Motivation? DJ Khaled recruits Beyonce and Jay Z to celebrate a culture of winning on “Shining.” With the upbeat tempo and Bey’s rap inflections, you’ll be hard-pressed not end up nodding your head and singing along with the chorus. Take note at some of the Drake shots on this one (“A fella can’t make me fancy,” “I know you ain’t out here talking summers, right?,” “Saying boss shit when you’re a runner, right?”).


The Carter family is growing. Beyonce took to Instagram today to post a sitting side-view picture that confirms the superstar singer is expecting the birth of twins.

“We would like to share our love and happiness,” read the caption. “We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes.”

No word yet on exactly how far along the expecting couple are.


Beyonce Debuts “Lemonade” HBO Preview

Posted: April 16, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Beyonce has been the source of album rumors since dropping her “Formation” video in January. This morning the rumors are swirling again with the debut of this teaser trailer for “Lemonade,” dropping  next Saturday on HBO (April 23).

So what is it? A documentary? New video? Album announcement? We’ll have the next seven days to speculate.

[Video] Beyonce Celebrates Black Culture in “Formation”

Posted: February 6, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Queen Bey taps into her Creole and country roots for the funky video to “Formation.” There’s a few other dope bells and whistles, including a nod to the Duece’s old “Daisy Dukes” video, antebellum dress and the Black Lives Matter movement. Ok ladies, get in formation…


Beyonce marked her seventh marriage anniversary this weekend by serenading her better half on the new song “Die With You.” Filmed by Jay Z, Beyonce sings poignantly behind a grand piano while occasionally flashing loving eyes at her husband. The video was premiered through Jay’s new streaming music service TIDAL.