Review: The Carters “Apes**t” Is Beyoncé and Jay Z’s First Video From Their Joint Album

Review: Branding as icons in front of iconic pieces at the Louvre like the Mona Lisa, Nike von Samothrake, and the Great Sphinx of Tanis.

…But what are they actually saying in this song?? The visuals are really artsy, set design is on point, and I appreciate that they are creating beautiful imagery at Louvre. I even enjoy the beat, their delivery, and subtle harmonies throughout.

But again what is this song about?! Thankful about making it? How do these lyrics represent that “Everything Is Love”? Expensive habits, ice ornaments, 35 chains, (glorifying capitalism, consumerism, fake shit) Smoke gorilla glue like it’s fucking legal (sniffing glue.. what?), Banana clips for that monkey business (promoting violence), Sippin’ my favorite alcohol (Alcohol ruins lives) Got me so lit I need Tylenol (prescription pills destroy mental health), they wishing they equal (being better than other people) I don’t give a damn ’bout the fame (ya you do) -> Hang one night with Yoncé, I’ll make you famous.

I know Beyonce and Jay Z are intelligent people, and are at heart positive and promote positive things, but this is something fake. They know how the law of attraction works, they know what they are doing. This song is a good example of how a very well packaged mask of positivity is used to promote negativity. Everything about the branding of this video looks positive, everything except the lyrics… what they are saying in this song is by definition not positive.. it’s ego glorification. It’s what is popular, will hype people’s egos up, make The Carters more money, and promote the same negative bullshit that is actually destroying people’s lives. I know people that pretend to be positive just to glorify their ego to make others think they are such amazing people, when in fact they don’t actually care about any of it. They only care about glorifying themselves in any way possible. #cloutchasers

The album is called ‘Everything Is Love’ — then why are they lyrically promoting hate? They are branding with icons at the Louvre, but their lyrics are not iconic. Words become things. Words feed the subconscious mind to create a reality that reflects those words. These are the two most popular artists in Hip Hop setting an example that is lyrically saying to make it you have to negatively glorify your ego with a positive facade at the forefront. I’m not buying it like the brainwashed crowds. I can see through it.

That is not my idea of making it. I believe making it is world peace and abundance for all. Unity consciousness. Love consciousness. Equality in diversity. Redistribution of wealth. Mindfulness. Taking care of our planet and everything on it. Healthy habits of body, mind, and spirit. Not this fake shit.

Again.. I know Beyonce and Jay Z are spiritual and positively oriented, so I believe they are doing this to sort of fit in with the current culture… but if they are really about that Ascension life… then they need to take a closer look in the mirror and transform the remaining negatively that causes them to promote negativity in the guise of positivity. We really need good people to stand up and go against the grain of what’s “normal”. Peace and love to all, an honest critique.

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Beyonce Made In America (Recap)

Last night, Queen Bey had everyone in Philly and social media buzzing with a thrilling 90 minute performance that closed down Made In America Fest: Day 1.

Here are a few highlights.

She quoted a powerful Ronda Rousey speech that led into “Diva”. This clip has made its rounds…

Hubby Jay Z was spotted emphatically singing “1 + 1” in the crowd. A. That’s awesome. #MarriageGoals. B. Wait, how does Jay Z arrive at the decision to watch it from the crowd. C. Do those fans know it’s him through the hood? Would love to be Hov there just stealthly going in amongst the masses. Cool to see.

One more clip and photos, including Beyonce’s sexy one-piece nod to the star of her hometown team: James Harden (who acknowledged it). I guess now’s not the best time to be repping Derrick. :-/

ICYMI: Beyonce “Crazy In Love (Shades of Grey Remix)” | Bey’s #BeyDay Playlist

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Made In America Festival (Live Stream)

If you’re staying inside on this Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, and of course can’t see this jam-packed lineup in person in Philly, then why not press play on the live stream below?!

Via TIDAL, you can watch both stages (today and tomorrow) which will have Beyonce and The Weeknd headlining. Other acts to expect: J. Cole (+ Dreamville), Meek Mill, Big Sean, Future, Fabolous, Post Malone, DJ Mustard, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Vic Mensa, and Banks. Press play below and peep the @MIAFestival twitter for updates on who/when is performing.

UPDATE: Stream Day 2, with the schedule below.

Sunday — Sept 6

Rocky Stage: Halsey, Action Bronson, Metric, Big Sean, J. Cole, The Weeknd
Liberty Stage: Saint Motel, Fabolous, Santigold, Future, Banks, Axwell & Ingrosso
Tidal Stage: Bizzy Crook, Jidenna, Bully, Twin Peaks, Hippo Campus, Lili K

ICYMI: A photo/video recap of Beyonce last night!

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Beyonce releases birthday playlist

Thought this was so nice and heartwarming.

With today being her #BeyDay, Beyonce released a blog of a series of songs dedicated to her closest family and friends. Each has its own personal anecdote to let us in on why she chose it for Jay, Blue Ivy, or her Destiny’s Child sisters.

Here’s an example and go read and listen to the full playlist here. And hey, #HappyBeyDay!

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The POTUS Summer Playlist

This is just pretty neat.

We all know President Obama has a respect for hip hop and soul music and the latter is seen even more clearly today after the POTUS links up with Spotify to deliver two 20-song playlists. There’s a lot of nods to legends of the past like Al Green, Nina Simone, and Ray Charles amongst many others.

You’ll also see some Beyonce & Frank Ocean, John Legend & Andre 3000 (forgot about this one!), and Justin Timberlake, who was excited about the shoutout and that’s how I saw this in the first place. Groove along with the prez this weekend below.

As for the POTUS’ whereabouts today…

Chill Friday with the MVP &amp, POTUS.

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Beyonce covers Vogue September

UPDATE: Beyonce went #FBF on us from her last Vogue cover. Looks amazing and pristine here too.

Flashback Friday.

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Go Bey! She becomes the first black artist to cover the prestigious September issue. Enjoy the wet and seductive spread above and check out the creative digital cover story on Vogue’s site here.

Beyonce’s curves inspire Melbourne tower

Architecture is great, not solely because of this, but definitely because the inspirations sometimes are amazing.

News, renderings, and official permission came out today for Melbourne’s newest skyscraper, dubbed the ‘Premier Tower,’ by Elenberg Fraser that is inspired by none other than Beyonce, namely her video for “Ghost”.

According to the architects, the mixed-use project’s “complex form” was shaped by climatic restraints and after Beyonce’s moving body seen in her recent music video Ghost. It is set to rise 68-stories on a stepped podium in the city’s central business district. Once complete, it will house 660 apartments, a 160-room hotel, and retail space.

Is there anything the Queen can’t inspire?!

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Naturally, the tower looks beautiful.

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