Beyoncé announces pregnancy at MTV VMAs (for real this time)

Beyoncé has announced to the world that she is pregnant to her husband of 3 years Jay-Z (41 years) at tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards. She started it all off with a bang, addressing the elephant in the room by screaming out that we should all “feel the love that’s growing inside me.” She rubbed her burgeoning baby bump after her phenomenal performance of “Love on Top” and she looked absolutely radiant in a floor length orange gown, which I presume not many people took notice of as soon as they saw her strategic hand placement. Congratulations Bey! The news was rather ironic given I was only having a conversation with a close girlfriend of mine only yesterday about this very topic:

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Kanye West and Jay-Z *NEW* ALBUM REVIEW: Watch The Throne

The long wait is over, the collaborative album between Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch The Throne has arrived. The album features themes of religion, social issues, wealth and the high life. If you are looking for a humbling album to listen to, Watch The Throne is not it. The album cover as per below is a very royal embossed gold imprint. The second single off the album is “Otis” which I have reviewed in a previous post here.

Sound

You already know anything that Yeezy and Jigga are going to produce it’s going to have swagger and be cutting edge in it’s sound. Kanye and Jay-Z in their solo albums have successfully integrated everything from strings to African drums, showtunes to guitar and horns, autotune to jazz. Aur-gasmic is what I would I call the unique sound of this album.

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*NEW* MUSIC VIDEO: “Otis” – Kanye West & Jay-Z

Kanye West and Jay-Z have released the video for their first single off their new collaborative album titled “Watch The Throne” released on August 8, 2011.

The single is titled “Otis” after Otis Redding who’s soulful voice is sampled throughout the track. Otis Redding is most famously known outside of the African American community for his track “The Dock Of The Bay (Sittin’ On).” [Read more…]