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What’s In The Tapedeck: May Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: May Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Drake - Can I ft. Beyoncé (Snippet)

Drake – Can I ft. Beyoncé (Snippet)

Drake featuring Beyoncé is one collaboration I will always be hyped to see. The only rapper that goes better with Beyoncé than Drake is Jay-Z. A new snippet recently surfaced from their song together, “Can I,” to be released as a single from Drake’s next album, Views From The Six. Drake has undeniably been killing it this year....
Jay Z & Beyoncé - Run (Trailer)

Jay Z & Beyoncé – Run (Trailer)

Jay Z and Beyoncé are constantly in the news, and today is no different. With help from Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones and more, Hov and Bey have put together a trailer for a movie entitled “Run.” Whether or not a feature-length film ever comes to fruition, this clip is pretty...
Beyonce - Drunk In Love (Diplo Remix)

Beyonce – Drunk In Love (Diplo Remix)

With all he’s got going on between Major Lazer, individual performances, running his Mad Decent label, and fending off twerking girls everywhere he goes, I don’t know how Diplo still has time to make new music. He dropped his flip of Beyonce‘s mega hit “Drunk In Love” last night via his Soundcloud, and it’s an...
Kanye West - Drunk In Love (Remix)

Kanye West – Drunk In Love (Remix)

Just in time for your Valentine’s Day parties, Kanye West drops a remix to Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s “Drunk In Love.” The beat, flipped by Young Money affiliated producer Detail, provides the perfect platform for Yeezy. ‘Ye truly spazzes on this one — listen below from AudioMack.  
Grammys 2014 Style Review

Grammys 2014 Style Review

This past Sunday, music’s finest gathered in LA for the 56th Grammy Awards and showed up ready to party. From shimmery golds and leather trimmings to rich blues and robot helmets, everyone took to the red carpet and the stage to showcase their personal style. Coming off of winning the 4 out of 4 Grammy awards they...
The Great Gatsby (Trailer)

The Great Gatsby (Trailer)

As if the previous teaser didn’t build enough anticipation, Warner Brothers delivers yet another trailer for the  blockbuster release of Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. For those familiar with the classic American novel, playing the role of Jay Gatsby will be Leonardo DiCaprio alongside Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan....
Beyonce - Bow Down / I Been On

Beyonce – Bow Down / I Been On

I think it’s pretty clear, being a mother has not slowed down Beyonce from being the queen of R&B and hip-hop. This is easily the craziest Bey track I’ve heard. First, the Hit-Boy produced track is completely fresh and pretty hard hitting for Bey. Then, she begins the song by declaring her supremacy, singing, “bow down bitches.” Finally,...
Beyonce Performs at Super Bowl XLVII

Beyonce Performs at Super Bowl XLVII

The highly anticipated Beyonce performance during the Pepsi Halftime Show at Super Bowl XLVII finally went down earlier this evening. As expected, Bey shut it down, with performances of her biggest hits including “Love On Top,” “Crazy In Love,” and “Baby Boy,” all backed by her all-girl band. Half-way through the show, fellow Destiny’s Child...
Beyonce Covers GQ

Beyonce Covers GQ

If you’ve spent any time on the internet these last two days, then you’ve surely seen some of the leaked photos of Beyonce‘s supposed GQ cover. Well, sure enough, the rumors are true. GQ took to their website to make the official announcement and reveal the cover. It looks like Bey is gearing up for...