Thursday, May 19, 2011

Album Cover: Beyoncé – ‘4’

It’s all about B. Beyoncé unveils the sexy artwork for her fourth solo album 4, arriving June 28. In the striking image, she gazes out into the distance with arms raised over her head, covering her body with only a fur vest and gold accessories.
The title has significant meaning to the singer. “We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me,” she told Billboard. “It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday, and a lot of my friends’ birthdays, are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date.”
The project, described as a “mixed musical gumbo,” was recorded in the span of a year starting in spring 2009. It is preceded by the Major Lazer-sampled single “Run the World (Girls).”
What do you think of B’s cover art? Share your thoughts below.

Jeezy Joins Twitter; Says Album’s Done

Jeezy may be too street to tweet, but exactly at 1:03 p.m. today, he sent his first message and revealed that long delayed album, Thug Motivation 103 is done. No release date set yet, but prepare for a hot summer. Snowman back!

Keyshia Cole vs. Lil’ Kim

Not only can social networking form new friendships, they also end them as well. Not too long after Keyshia Cole vented  about her BET Award snub, she and Kimberly shared an exchanged which more than likely stemmed from Keyshia collaborating with Nicki Minaj. Hey, it’s just Twitterrr.
Queen Bee stings back:
U got that right. We are not friends. The same way U take friendship seriously i take loyalty serious. The whole world has seen me extend my hand to u over and over again. Only someone who’s trying to build a sincere relationship does shows 4 free & supports. u did not pay me a dime 4 none of that. That warrants some type of loyalty and respect.
Friend or no friend i would have never let anybody disrespect u on my record but i can’t expect everyone to be as real as i am.At the end of the day karma is as real as i am and it’s coming to get u. oh wait…if it hasnt got u already…My love & loyalty to u got u a hit, ur friendship with ur friend got u a flop. looks like u need to choose ur friends more wisely dont u think? #teamlilkim LEGGGGOOOO.
Loyalty and respect has nothing to do with friendship…BOOM. Loyalty and respect is about returning a kindness. Have you ever came out and supported me at my shows? i dont think so. Yes it was a good look for me but it was a great look for u. At the end of the day it was a hit on YOUR album. Sticking 2 the situation. Again I would have never let anyone disrespect U on my song. That’s loyalty & respect. End of story.
Keyshia “ain’t thru”:
Kim that was a gr8 look 4 I coming out of jail just as it was a gr8 look for missy to have produced it. all I’m saying is don’t have everyone thinking I was disloyal as a “friends” cause we were never that and u know it. No disrespect.
Sidebar: Trina Says “Fuck BET” and Nicki Minaj supports Trina


Jay-Z held his first New York concert this year at the Roseland Ballroom last night. The gig was part of Upfront Week for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. In the house were DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell.
Hov switched up the set list and even performed “Intro” and “Thank You” (see above) over The Boondocks theme song. Under the cut, he segues “Allure” into “Dead Presidents”. Below that, he brings out Swizzy for “On To The Next One”.

Exclusive – Cam’ron & Vado – “Talk My N*gga”

New Music from UN Cam and Vado called “Talk My N*gga” Mean!!!

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Jones ft. Siren & Shoota “Motivation” (Remix)

Jim Jones and his new artist Siren & Shoota drop the remix to Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation.

Tiger Woods, LeBron James & Kobe Bryant on Forbes Celebrity 100 Power List

Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
Tiger Woods has not finished a tournament atop the leaderboard in 18 months. Nonetheless, Forbes says the world’s former No. 1 golfer remains the biggest celebrity in the sports world.
Woods is No. 6 on Forbes’ annual “Celebrity 100″ compilation of the most powerful people or groups in the entertainment business, the highest rank of any of the 19 athletes who made the list.
Miami Heat star LeBron James is 10th, up 18 spots from a year ago, and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant was at No. 14 for the second straight year.
Lady Gaga tops Forbes’ overall rankings, followed by Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, U2 and Elton John.
Woods will fall out of the top 10 in golf’s world ranking next week, the first time he’ll be 11th or lower since 1997. His last tournament win was at the 2009 Australian Masters.
His star power apparently remains nearly as bright as ever.
Woods was No. 5 on Forbes’ list in 2010, when the magazine estimated his annual earnings at $105 million — $30 million less than what it figured him to make over the most recent 12-month period. Even after taking major endorsement hits following the scandal that ended his marriage, Woods still made $22 million more than Bryant in the past year, Forbes said.
Forbes listed James’ earnings at $48 million, up $5 million from the previous year, and ranked him No. 2 behind only Winfrey in terms of media visibility. Forbes said its formula includes pretax income for the year ending May 1, media visibility and social media power through Facebook and Twitter.
Tennis star Roger Federer was 25th on the list, placing him fourth among athletes.
The Heat had two of the top 100, with Dwyane Wade (No. 57) joining James. And the New York Yankees also had two mentions, with Alex Rodriguez at No. 49 and Derek Jeter at No. 69, tying him with actress Julia Roberts.
Other sports figures on the list: David Beckham and Phil Mickelson (tied at No. 35), Cristiano Ronaldo (No. 43), Rafael Nadal (No. 46), Tom Brady (No. 55), Dwight Howard (No. 59), Lionel Messi (No. 62), Peyton Manning (No. 72), Maria Sharapova (No. 80), Serena Williams (No. 84), Venus Williams (No. 86) and Danica Patrick (No. 96).
Combined, Forbes said the 19 athletes on the list this year earned a combined $647 million.
Among those from the sports world who were ranked in 2010 but fell off the most recent Forbes celebrity list were Michael Jordan (20th in 2010), Floyd Mayweather (31st), Shaquille O’Neal (52nd), Manny Pacquiao (55th) and Lance Armstrong (65th).

Ronald McDonald Getting His Beef Tested!!! Beyond Crazy!!!

This statue of Ronald McDonald is stiff in more than one way.

(Photos) Ladies!!! Check out LaLa’s shoes!!

(Photos) Ladies!!! Check out LaLa’s shoes!!

LaLa twitpic’d some dope shoes from the set of her PYNK Magazine photo shoot earlier today. Check them out after the jump and tell us what you think!!

Jay-Z Earns More than Beyonce For The First Time Since 2008

In the last year Jay-Z has raked in $37 million, beating Beyonce by $2 million this year. Hit the jump to read the rest of the financial breakdown.

For the first time since tying the knot in 2008, Jay-Z earned more than Beyoncé. The Brooklyn-born rapper raked in $37 million over the past 12 months, edging his superstar wife by $2 million, according to FORBES’ latest estimates for the annual Celeb 100 package.
Jay-Z continues to reap the rewards of his 10-year, $150 million multiple rights deal with concert promoter Live Nation; he brings in additional cash from endorsements and ownership stakes in a range of companies including ad firm Translation and nightspot 40/40 Club. Jay-Z also profited from memoir Decoded, which debuted in November (my business-focused biography, Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner To Corner Office, followed four months later).
Aside from her music-related earnings, Beyoncé keeps cashing in on clothing line Dereon and endorsement deals with L’Oreal, DirecTV, General Mills and others. She also dismissed her father, Matthew Knowles, from his role as her manager; speculation has swirled around the possibility that she’ll name Jay-Z as his replacement.
Both Jay-Z and Beyoncé saw a dip in earnings this year—the pair took home $63 million and $87 million in 2010, respectively—largely because both are between album cycles. But Jay-Z is close to releasing a long-anticipated collaboration album, Watch the Throne, with Kanye West. Beyoncé’s fourth solo effort, 4, is on the way, too. The simple title was reportedly selected by her fans and is also a nod to her April 4 wedding anniversary with Jay-Z.
Touring is a crucial source of income for most artists, and neither member of music’s royal couple did much of it this year. While Jay-Z grossed $32 million on 32 shows over the past 12 months, he pulled in $65 million on twice as many shows over the prior year, while Beyoncé grossed $86 million on 93 dates during the same period (and didn’t tour at all over the past year). Expect the pair to hit the road again once they release their new albums.
In the meantime, they’ll both have to settle for earning less than an artist who was two years old when Jay-Z released his first album—Justin Bieber took home $53 million this year.

Binge Drinking Can Damage Your Memory!

After a night of drinking and (in some cases) blacking out, it’s not uncommon for a person to be unable remember the previous evening’s events. However, a new study suggests that binge drinking may impair memory in young people long after the hangover has worn off. Read more details after the jump!!

(HEALTH)–In the study, which appears in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, researchers in Spain gave a series of simple language and memory tests to 122 college students between the ages of 18 and 20, roughly half of whom were self-identified binge drinkers. The other half also drank alcohol, but more moderately.
In the first test, for instance, the students read lists of words and then tried to recall as many of them as they could in increasingly difficult exercises. In another, they were told two stories and asked to recount them as accurately as possible.
Binge drinkers performed more poorly than the other group in nearly all the word-based tests, even after the researchers controlled for complicating factors such as a family history of alcoholism, marijuana use, and mental disorders. Compared to their peers, the binge drinkers were more easily distracted by new information, recalled fewer words, and retained about 4 percent less of the information in the stories.
The study does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship between binge drinking and memory impairment. It’s possible, for instance, that students who struggle with learning and attention might be more prone to binge drink, rather than vice versa.
However, the researchers say, the findings do suggest a “clear association” between binge drinking and difficulty with tasks linked to particular brain regions, especially the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex. The hippocampus is especially vulnerable to the toxic effects of alcohol, they write.
Thomas Hicklin, M.D., assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, says he hopes the study will make college students more aware of the not-so-obvious risks of binge drinking.
“This is an important topic and a multifaceted problem,” says Hicklin, who counsels many students at the USC Health Care Clinic. “There’s a lot of peer pressure when it comes to binge drinking, but students need to protect their brains.”
If binge drinking does damage the hippocampus—as the study suggests—researchers aren’t certain whether the damage is permanent. “That has not been studied,” Hicklin says.
The study authors, who are based at the University of Santiago de Compostela, called for long-term studies that would follow groups of students before and after they started—and stopped—binge drinking regularly. Such studies would clarify the effects of heavy drinking on short-term memory as well as academic performance, they write.

Check out Jadakiss stuntin with gold Nike foam shox!!

Jadakiss shows off his kicks after the jump!!

iPhone And The Pico 2!!!!

If you need a good Projector for your iPhone, then need no more! The Pico 2 Projector will let you mount the iPhone and Broadcast you vids at 10-lumen for 2 1/2 hours on a single charge, Gonna run you about $450. Hit the Jump to see more pics!!!!

Video) Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks Straight Stuntin At Sues!!!