Tag Archives: Beyonce

What he said: Shawn Corey Carter (Jay-Z)

“Providing, that’s not love. Being there that’s more important. I mean, we see that. We see that with all these rich socialites. They’re crying out for attention; they’re hurting for love. I’m not being judgmental—I’m just making an observation. They’re crying out for the love that maybe they didn’t get at home, and they got everything. All the material things that they need and want. So we know that’s not the key.”

-Hov on providing not being enough in raising a child-

– Shawn Corey Carter ( Rapper, Record producer, Entrepreneur)

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She’s just “Tryna make us THREE from the TWO”



















“Later on in my destiny I see myself having your child. I see myself being your wife and I see my whole future in your eyes”, it is clear that the second verse on Beyonce’s “Dangerously in love” was nothing but a prophecy that only required time to come true.  The future Hip Hop prince/princess is swimming in King B’s uterus unaware of the life that lies beyond momma’s gut. Right now it’s sippin amniotic fluid all day every day, soon this little bundle of joy to be will consume the finest of all things lush that life has to offer. It’s only fitting for an heir to our generations greatest power couple in popular culture.  I’m sure the little foetus is already doing the “uh oh” dance with an umbilical cord as a microphone. Suri Cruise will have nothing on this child to be. If you ask me, this child has to be born in a manger with Kanye, Chris Martin & Obama coming forth with gifts of myrrh, frankincense & gold.












Beyonce Knowles-Carter knows how to get people talking. And so it was only fitting that announcing her pregnancy needed the same drama. But it ain’t nothing but mic drop, a hair flick & an unbuttoning of a sequenced blazer for King B as this woman lives her life with meticulous strategy and purpose.  It’s worth noting that the media has impregnated Beyonce 6 times with false allegations of her being pregnant, but lucky no.7 seems to be the spot reserved for Papa Hov.  A child is a gift from God, and excitement is due when people we love & adore are blessed with the task to raise a child. But this child won’t be like any other child, as it is born into a dynasty of music royalty. Many believe that we shouldn’t care for such great news, or that it has nothing to do with us or the price of rice. The truth is, as customers and loyal fans, Jay-Z and Beyonce give us a part of themselves every time they perform for us & make music for us. We are essentially part of their lives as the public, so we are deserving of these news thus making our excitement valid. And if you’re not concerned with Beyonce’s music or life, then these news aren’t for you, Let us be! as they affect us and they are without a doubt one of the biggest influences in popular culture and the urban lifestyle of our generation.

I know this post will never reach Hov & Bey, but I congratulate them and am excited to welcome their baby to our family (as devout fans & customers of the Carters and their music I’m sure that Jay-Z and Beyonce consider us as family).

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Beauty, charm, hard work & pure talent, all that one needs to be in charge. Even those who despise her cannot deny her flair and her impeccable presence on a stage, she can serenade you in a gown and still break it down in a tight embellished leotard in 6 inch heels whiles thrashing her hair in every direction. I must say she strikes me as an amalgamation of Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Barber Streisand & a teaspoon of Michael Jackson, making her in a lane of her own.

Her new single (which has gotten many mixed reviews from the general public) is genius. Many criticise the lack of lyric in the song, this makes me laugh seeing as the two verses on this joint are full with loaded words and lyric an anthem to ay femme fatale and that to the powerful boldness that is the hook. The sampled beat is awesome! I mean, she managed to get into the current electronic dance craze which is in the air yet she kept it fresh and you can hear that Fela Kuti inspiration which she says is a huge influence on this album. The funny reality is those who do not appreciate this song will soon be moving to it and regurgitating the lyrics line by line at the crib or the club. We saw this when Single ladies came out, which has to be one of the iconic songs which you can place next to her name. Her new album is influenced by only good music! In the latest Billboard magazine issue she says influences for this album include Fela Kuti, classic 90s r&b, Earth, Wind & Fire, DeBarge, Lionel Richie, Adele and even Florence and the machine. A diverse pool of muses which we know she will channel into genius, she is in her prime!

Her much anticipated album is titled “4”. The number holds a sentimental value to her, her fans kept calling it “4”, she was born on the forth, it is her mother’s & husband, Jay-Z’s birthday, as well as many of her friends. Even her wedding date was on the 4th. So in honour of the title here are four reasons why Beyonce runs the world:


She is married to Jay-Z, who is without a doubt one of hip hop’s most powerful men.


She invented a word “Bootylicious” which was added to The Oxford Dictionary.


She was the lead singer for Destiny’s Child, who are one of the world’s best selling girl groups of all time.


She holds the Grammy record for having the most wins by a female in one night at the Grammys by picking up 6 Grammys in one night. She currently has a total of 41 Grammy Award nominations, which is more than any other female artist in history!!!! She has a total of 16 Grammys and I’ve got a feeling she ain’t done yet. She can cut through all classes and groups, people in Timbuktu know who she is. And she has breath-taking showmanship.

We all know her new single is a subliminal rhetorical question, so I ask…Who run the world? WHO RUN THIS MUTHA?!

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