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Watch: Beyonce Performs ‘Bow Down’ In Brooklyn / Brings Out Jay-Z For ‘Tom Ford’

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Having thrilled thousands during the US leg of her ‘Mrs Carter Show World Tour’, chart titan Beyonce ended the trek’s first American run in spectacular fashion last night.

Armed with her catalogue of hits, King B rocked the house at the last of her three-show run at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.

The New York audience were awarded extra perks in the form ‘Bow Down’ (which, until now, had only been performed once in Houston), as well as a surprise performance from Mr Carter, Jay-Z, who upped the ante with ‘Tom Ford’ from his ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ LP.

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Jay Z Talks Beyonce Vs Belafonte With Bill Maher

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Bill Maher welcomed Jay Z to his ‘home’ last night, inviting the Rap icon for a conversation launched to endorse his newly released ‘Picasso Baby‘ video.

While on the controversial personality’s show, the Rapper took the time to address a number of issues- including comments Harry Belafonte made regarding he and Beyonce‘s work- or the alleged lack of it- employed to help African Americans in need.

Watch Jay address the actor’s criticism of he and his wife below…

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New Video: Jay Z – ‘Picasso Baby’

 

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Performance art meets hip hop aboard the artistically forward “mini-movie’ accompanying Jay Z‘s latest ‘Picasso Baby’.

The Timbaland-produced single off his latest No. 1 album ‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail‘, the 10-minute video – directed by Mark Romanek – saw its premiere hit HBO moments ago much to critical acclaim.

Seeing the Roc Nation leader visit the Pace Gallery in New York to film it, fans should look for cameos from Taraji P. Henson, Rosie Perez, Wale, and many more including the “grandmother of performance art” Marina Abramović.

Get into it all below:

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Weigh In: Billboard To Include Lady Gaga ‘App’ Sales To Album Count / Jay Z Fans Angered

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In an era that has seen album sales at their collective worst, some stars have opted to employ innovative marketing schemes to ensure their sales stay afloat.  Arguably one of the most creative means of doing so was imparted by rap royal Jay Z in a recent endorsement deal with Samsung that saw the company purchase 1 million copies of his latest album ‘Magna Carta Grail’ for givewaway to users of Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4, and Note II on July 4th by way of a specially created app.

While RIAA embraced the method and ensured such tactic would avail platinum certification to the hip hop hitmaker, Billboard, on the other hand, were not so welcoming and quickly slammed any notion the deal’s sales would impact the count honored by the music Bible.

Fast forward a month later, fans of Jay have cried foul after Billboard editorial director Bill Werde took to Twitter this week to share word that Lady Gaga – who recently announced her new album ‘ArtPop’ (November 11) would be introduced via a similar, app-based approach to album sales generation – would see her sales count…

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Trailer: Jay Z – ‘Picasso Baby’

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Earlier this month, Pop star maker Jay Z took to NYC’s Pace Gallery to shoot the performance art flick, ‘Picasso Baby’.

While there, he delivered a performance of the ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ jam in the company of Art enthusiasts and A-listers and now- one week before it premieres in full on Friday August 2nd at 11 pm- the icon unveils its trailer.

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Beyonce Shares Her Favourite Albums / Jay-Z Hits ‘Mrs Carter Show’ Stage

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When not slaying stages with alien-like ease, Beyonce is listening to new music like you and me.

Taking to her ever-active Instagram account, King B showed love to the latest releases from her husband Jay-Z (‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’) and Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland (‘Talk A Good Game’).

Here’s hoping we’ll be holding her new album sometime soon.

Peep pics of Bey having fun on a shopping trip below, where a clip of Jay surprising her  on stage at the Philadelphia stop of The Mrs. Carter Show also awaits…

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Watch: Justin Timberlake & Jay Z Perform ‘Cry Me A River / What Goes Around’ Live At ‘Legends of the Summer’ Ball

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If you’re on the many music lovers who bough tickets to ‘Legends of the Summer‘ tour, you’ll know that one segment in the show sees its stars, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, hit the stage together- mixing and mashing some of their greatest hits.

During their July 17th outing at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, the pair rocked their audience with Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ and fan favourite, ‘What Goes Around’.

Must see footage below…

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Timbaland Weighs In On New Aaliyah ‘Duets’: ‘ Big Brother Jay And I Adopted Drake’

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As is often the case with producers as influential as he is, the world will struggle to appreciate just how groundbreaking Timbaland‘s work is until we’re a decade or so removed from it.

Crafting the sounds of debut acts who have now gone on to become just as iconic as he is ten years down the line, it’s his work for Aaliyah that seen him secure the most praise and acclaim- solidifying his status as one of the greatest maestros of all time.

Want to know what he thought of the use of her voice in new songs crafted by Drake and Chris Brown.

His take below…

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