Beyonce Releases Pt. 3 “Run N Gun” Video Documentary and “Yonce” Video

As her new album reached 1 million US sales and a second week at No.1 on the Billboard chart Beyonce releases the Yoncé video.

In part 3 of her series of how she came up with and planned her platinum seller BEYONCE,  shows her and Jay Z  behind the scenes of their new hit single “Drunk In Love,” and in the studio while recording it with Kelly Rowland and the Dream rocking out in the studio with them, and  Beyonce explaining why she went rogue for this album.

“I’m trying to rebel against perfection…..It’s really about fun, art….you can’t plan it.  If it was my choice, I would never have a permit.  I would just get in the car and just shoot.  Trust me, I tried.”

R.I.P Lord Infamous of Three 6 Mafia, Dead at 40

Lord Infamous, founding member of Three 6 Mafia, died from a heart attack on Friday evening. He was 40 years old.  The rapper, born Ricky Dunigan, passed away during a visit to his mother’s Memphis home, according to Hollywood Reporter .

“He passed away in his sleep from a heart attack,” his half-brother, Three 6 Mafia member DJ Paul, told the website. “He said he was tired, he wanted to sleep. He sat down at the kitchen table, put his head in his arms to lay down … to get some sleep.”

His mother left the house for several hours and found him dead upon her return. Paul was informed of his death by Infamous’ mother and girlfriend.

“He’ll be remembered as a legend, everybody knew him as a legend, an icon,” said DJ Paul. “This year was going to make our twenty-fourth year in rapping together. His music, our music that we made together, was truly before its time.”

Beyonce Screens Visual Album in New York


A week after shocking the world with her self-titled visual album, Beyoncé got up close with fans at a screening of the project at New York’s School of Visual Arts on Saturday. Bey walked the carpet in a black Tom Ford dress and boots before heading inside to play her 17 music videos and host a Q&A. Check out some of the highlights below:

On her inspiration: “It’s interesting how motherhood changes you and it changes your perspective on life. I took all the things that I wanted to change about myself and all the things I wanted to share, and I put it into this record.”

On the message behind BEYONCÉ: “More than the music, I’m proud of myself as a woman. The biggest message is owning your imperfections and all the things that make youinteresting because I refuse to allow someone to put me in anybody’s box.”

On secretly releasing it to iTunes: “I just got off the stage, I had a glass of wine and my cousin Angie was like, ‘Are you alright?’ because I was talking to myself and I was terrified. I was so scared. I had already gone through all the horrible ways it could go in my mind… I saw it live on iTunes and I waited for the first comment. Then I woke up the next morning and… [breaks into dance].”

On the birth of ‘Yonce: “We were in the studio, and Justin Timberlake started beating on buckets. So, when you hear the beat, it’s literally a bucket. … And Dream just started, ‘Yoncé on his mouth like liquor,’ and I’m like, ‘What does that mean?’ But I love it, I think Beyoncé is Beyoncé, Mrs. Carter is Beyoncé, Sasha Fierce is Beyoncé. And I’m finally at a place where I don’t have to separate the two. It’s all pieces of me, and just different elements of a personality of a woman, because we are complicated.”

On taking charge of her career: “My father taught me so, so much. When I decided to manage myself, it was important to me not to sign to some big company. I wanted to follow in Madonna’s footsteps and be a powerhouse. When you get to thislevel, you don’t have to share your money or your success… And we did it. And it’s my company.”


Monique Hosting Love and Hip Hop NY Reunion Show

Mona Scott-Young is handing over the reigns of the Love and Hip Hop NY reunion show to Academy Award winning actress Monique.
The Love and Hip Hop NY reunion show taped this week with Monique in the hosting seat.  Meanwhile LHHNY fans noticed the show was preempted last week by T.I. and Tiny’s family Christmas special  and it won’t be returning until December 30th.

Beyonce Makes History with 5th #1 Album, Breaks iTunes Record and Her Own Personal Best

Via: Billboard 

It’s official: Beyonce’s new self-titled album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making her the first woman to hit No. 1 with her first five studio albums.

It follows the chart-topping “Dangerously In Love” (2003), “B’Day” (2006), “I Am… Sasha Fierce” (2008) and “4″ (2011). All five of her albums also debuted at No. 1.

The two other acts that have taken their first five studio sets to No. 1: rapper DMX and folk group the Kingston Trio. (DMX also happens to be the only other act, aside from Beyonce, to debut at No. 1 with his first five studio efforts.)

“Beyonce” was released on the morning of Friday, Dec. 13 — exclusively via the iTunes Store without any pre-release announcement — and it sold 617,000 copies through the week ending Sunday, Dec. 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s a record high sales week for Beyonce, as the diva’s previous best week came when “B’Day” bowed with 541,000.

iTunes is the exclusive seller of the album, released on Columbia Records, through at least Dec. 18. The physical version of the album should start to reach U.S. retailers sometime between Dec. 18 and 20. (The arrival day varies, depending on how far — and fast — the CDs travel from Sony’s distribution center to retailers.)

“Beyonce” also notches the largest sales week for a woman in 2013, and the year’s fourth-biggest sales week overall. It follows the No. 1 debuts of Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” (968,000), Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” (792,000) and Drake’s “Nothing Was the Same” (658,000). (The last larger week for a woman was when Taylor Swift’s “Red” debuted with 1.2 million at No. 1 upon its release in October 2012.)

As previously reported, iTunes announced that “Beyonce” tallied the largest sales week for an album in its U.S. iTunes Store, and was its fastest-selling title ever globally (828,773 sold worldwide through Dec. 15).

(To note: The music industry tracks weekly sales on a Monday through Sunday basis, hence why Beyonce’s feat is being measured after only three days on sale.)

“Beyonce’s” launch is also the second-largest digital sales week overall — counting all digital retailers. It’s second behind the debut frame of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” which sold 662,000 downloads in its first week. (That number was enhanced by Amazon MP3’s decision to sell the set for 99-cents for two days during its first week. Billboard has estimated that Amazon MP3’s 99-cent version resulted in 440,000 copies sold.)

“Beyonce” is only the second digital-only album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following the 2010 all-star live charity album “Hope For Haiti Now.” It debuted at No. 1 with 171,000 downloads sold, after no more than two full days on sale. (It was released on an off-cycle Saturday, Jan. 23, while the tracking week ended on Sunday, Jan. 25.) It spent a second week at No. 1, shifting 143,000 downloads in its first full week on sale.

The rest of the new Billboard 200 chart’s top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Expected top 10 arrivals include R. Kelly’s new “Black Panties” and Childish Gambino’s “Because the Internet.”