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Common Ft. Pharrell- “Universal Mind Control”

Posted in Common, hip hop, music, Pharrell with tags , , , on May 23, 2008 by famouspersonality

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Busta Rhymes – Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water On Em)

Posted in Busta Rhymes, hip hop, music, Music Video, New Video, Rap, Videos with tags , , , on April 30, 2008 by famouspersonality

Jay-Z – Blow The Whistle (Dissing DeShawn Stevenson)

Posted in hip hop, hiphop, Jay-Z, music with tags on April 28, 2008 by famouspersonality

I do not follow sports, but the beat is sick. Enjoy!

Glow In The Dark Tour Review

Posted in celebrities, hip hop, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, NERD, Rihanna with tags , , , on April 18, 2008 by famouspersonality

 

“Kanye West lives up to his promise to be the greatest star in the hip-hop universe with his “Glow In The Dark Tour,” which kicked off Wednesday night at the Key. He not only took the concert experience to a new level, he took it to a new planet.

It was a magnificent, thrilling, uplifting, sensory experience, unlike any other pop concert before it. West has rethought the whole idea of live performance, from the staging to the lighting to the overall message. He took the excited, involved, constantly moving young crowd on an out-of-this-world journey, to Planet Kanye and back.

West was the only inhabitant of this lonely planet, the only person on stage during his 90-minute set. A 10-member group of musicians and singers were in a pit well below him, all of them in black to make them even more obscure.

The huge, very tall set was like the uneven surface of another world. West first appeared lying on an elevated plaform, which eventually became like a spaceship, moving up, down and sideways, with smoke and flashing lights. An enormous video screen created the look and feel of space travel and otherworldly landscapes.

Using raps and songs from his entire career, he tells a story of a quest for love, knowledge and recognition. He returns to Planet Earth with the hard-won wisdom that life is a gift and every day a miracle.

He opened with “Good Morning,” the lead cut from his latest CD, “Graduation.” He blended most of his key raps — “Gold Digger,” “Jesus Walks,” “Hey Mama,” “Stronger” and, of course, “Spaceship” and “I’ll Fly Away” — into the narrative, changing some lyrics, including taking the N-word out of “Gold Digger” and adding Seattle name-checks to other raps..

His show was amazingly tight, given the elaborate, seamless, creative nature of it all. It was an absolutely amazing production.

The star-studded show was impressive in its entirety, with three more of the most talented, versatile, pop-oriented, positive acts in hip-hop.

Rihanna was like a hip-hop supermodel, looking sexy and beautiful as she performed with four dancers, two background singers and three musicians. Her huge, Grammy-winning hit “Umbrella” was the high point.

N.E.R.D., featuring gifted singer-songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams, backed by six musicians (including two drummers), started strong. But his voice gave out, due, he said, to inhaling stage smoke.

Lupe Fiasco, along with a DJ, co-rapper Mr. G, and three excellent pop/rock vocalists, kicked it off with a short, powerful, fun set. The sound was body-slamming loud, during his and the other sets. That only helped bring everyone to their feet, and kept them dancing all night.”

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Beyonce and Jay-Z Wedding Update

Posted in Beyonce, blog, blog update, celebrities, Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Weddings, gossip, hip hop, Kelly Rowland, music, rumors, Solange Knowles with tags , , , , on April 4, 2008 by famouspersonality

People Magazine is reporting that their sources confimed that Jay-Z and Beyonce were indeed married earlier today.

“Though there is no official confirmation, the friend says, “It happened earlier this evening. Jay wanted it to be a really private affair – close friends and family.”

The ceremony was followed by a lavish party at the rapper’s Tribeca apartment that drew Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles, her father/manager Mathew, her sister Solange, her Destiny’s Child mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and the couple’s friend Gwyneth Paltrow.”

Congrats to them! Now, we can move on the the baby questions.

Jay-Z and Beyonce Wedding Details?!?

Posted in Beyonce, blog, blog update, celebrities, Celebrity Couples, gossip, Gwyneth Paltrow, hip hop, Jay-Z, Rockstars, rumors, Solange Knowles, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on April 4, 2008 by famouspersonality

  •  Private affair in NYC (very small guest list!)
  • Guests MUST wear all ivory
  • Location was NOT on invitations
  • The small guest list is star-studded including: Serena and Venus Williams
  • Kelly and Michelle are also in New York

Update: People has pictures of the flowers and tent here.

The Insider is reporting that “busy workers are building an indoor tent with an all-white theme and the Roman numeral IV. We’re told the event will be for about 30 people. The “magic hour” — when all the workers need to be out — is 3 p.m. More details to come..!” Both Jay-Z and Beyonce have tattoos on their ring fingers.

YBF is reporting the following details:

  • “Around 5p est today, a black SUV with full tinted windows flew through the crowd of media to enter the building’s garage. Only one paparazzo landed a pic of the unconfirmed woman inside. But she was by herself and purposely covering her face with a black and silver “Dereon like” hoodie.
  • Another person was spotted entering the building who resembled Irv Gotti.
  • 20 minutes later 8 black SUVs of the same kind exited the garage one right after the other. All SUVs were empty.
  • Word on the street (from an unreliable source) was that the wedding was over and had taken place in a different location.
  • But another word on the street (from a more reliable source) is that the wedding is actually taking place tonight. This would make more sense if that was indeed Bey in the first SUV.
  • Word has it the SUVs all left to pick up guests and transport them back to Jay-Z’s place for a possible reception/party.
  • Ironicly, Dame Dash lives on the same street.
  • Jay bought the penthouse for approx. $6 mill even though the building looks like crap from the outside.
  • People were spotted setting up for “what looks like a party” under that white tent on the roof.
  • Sources who are actually in the couple’s circle of friends have confirmed to TheYBF.com that a wedding is indeed taking place at some point today.”

According to TMZ, Beyonce’s family and Jay-Z’s mom have arrived at his apartment dressed in white in addition to Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Photos below are what is said to be Beyonce’s bouquet (hope not), Solange Knowles, Mathew Knowles, and Gloria Cater (Jay-z’s mom).

Photo Credits: The Insider and The New York Post