Queen Bey has decided to open up about the tremendous impact Prince has made in her life. We have learned that Beyonce is the one who wrote the foreword to Prince: A Private View.
The book is more like a photo album – a look into the legend’s life through the beautiful pictures taken by photographer and longtime friend of the artist, Afshin Shahidi.
As fans definitely remember, Prince sadly passed away in 2016.
We are sure the news that the well-respected singer is penning the foreword to the special book will be well received as the words come from her heart and own experience of growing up with the icon’s music and getting inspired to follow his path towards greatness.
‘The word ‘icon’ only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me,’ Beyonce stated.
Prince: A Private View will be released this fall, on October 17 and we are very excited to purchase it.
It looks like Jon Favreau, the director of the live-action remake of The Lion King, may get his wish of Beyoncé voicing the future Queen of Pride Rock, Nala.
According to the Beyhive Team, a social media page and site that receives “exclusive” news regarding the entertainer, Beyoncé is reportedly in final negotiations to voice the lioness, and is also signing on to manage the film’s soundtrack.
“Disney has reportedly agreed to pay a whopping $25 million to secure Beyoncé’s involvement with the project,” the post says. In addition to being the soundtrack’s producer, Bey will also curate and produce “African-inspired” and “tribal” recordings, in addition to producing updated versions of the movie’s beloved songs.
“The soundtrack will be released worldwide through Parkwood Entertainment & Columbia Records (SONY),” says the Beyhive Team.
As for the validity of this report, fans need to take the site’s “breaking news” with a grain of salt. While TBHT has accurately reported some exclusive scoops about the superstar numerous times in the past, we will ultimately learn if Bey is voicing Nala when she announces it herself.
Prodigy, one half of Mobb Deep, has died in Las Vegas … TMZ has learned.
His publicist says he was hospitalized “a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth.” The publicist added … “the exact cause of death has not been determined.”
Prodigy was in Vegas over the weekend performing with the Art of Rap tour … with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T … to name a few. Mobb Deep performed Saturday night.
Prodigy and his partner, Havoc, formed Mobb Deep in NYC in the early ’90s. Their biggest hits include “Quiet Storm” and “Shook Ones.” He was 42.
As if Jay Z didn’t have enough on his hands, the hip-hop legend has just shared details on a new album, 4:44. But you won’t be able to buy it or stream it just anywhere.
The album will drop June 30 for subscribers of Sprint or Jay Z’s Tidal platform through what’s pitched as a first-of-its-kind partnership between both companies.
Chatter on a new Hov LP heated up in recent weeks, and the entrepreneur and music man threw fuel on that fire last week with a mysterious campaign which saw the numbers “4:44” and the date “6.30.17” dished up on posters and online.
The plot thickened in the hours before midnight when a teaser video appeared on Tidal. Then the big revealed happened as the clock struck twelve.
The corporate partnership behind the U.S. release is the first in a series of music exclusives, according to a joint statement, and it follows the announcement in January that Tidal sold a 33 percent stake in the company to Sprint for $200 million, giving it access to the telecom company’s 45 million customers. Outside the U.S., 4:44 will be available to stream only on Tidal for now. It’s unclear for how long the exclusive window will last, though Billboard has reached out to reps for comment.
As part of the U.S. campaign, Tidal and Sprint have pledged support to the 1Million Project, an educational initiative from Sprint and the Sprint Foundation that will assist 1 million low-income U.S. high school students who aren’t connected to the Web at home.
News on the surprise album release caps an eventful week during which Jay Z and his wife Beyonce welcomed twins and the artist was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, becoming the first rapper to achieve that honor. The new LP is the followup to 2013’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Keyshia Cole has officially joined the cast of Love & Hip-Hop, according to a report from theJasmineBrand.com.
She had originally said that she would not be joining the show because of the public reaction, with insiders telling theJasmineBrand, “After the public found out about Keyshia joining the show, she didn’t like the response. She got cold feet and was having second thoughts.”
However, it looks like the deal has now been finalized, and she will reportedly begin filming within the next week. Reportedly, she is already hanging out with her fellow cast mates in preparation.
Cole’s ex-husband, former NBA star Daniel “Booby” Gibson, will also reportedly join her on the cast.
Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, along with Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, and Yes.
The induction ceremony will be held on April 7th, 2017, at Brooklyn‘s Barclays Center.
Tupac Shakur will be the sixth hip-hop act to join the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run D.M.C., the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and NWA have also made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cut.
Beyoncé was hit with another lawsuit, this time for her use of the Roc-A-Fella logo.
Dwayne Walker, the creator of the logo, says Bey never asked for his permission to use it in the 2013 music video for her hit song “Drunk in Love.” Walker claims the logo is prominently displayed in the video and he wants her to take it down or pay him for its use, according to TMZ.
The logo, however, only appears briefly in the video, and it’s via Jay Z. The Brooklyn rapper is seen wearing his Roc chain along with many others, and the logo is only visible for a few seconds while Beyoncé is hugging him and clutching the pendant. Though the chain is Jay Z’s and worn by him, he is not named in the lawsuit.
Walker did previously sue Jay and Dame Dash for $7 million, accusing the duo of copyright infringement in 2012. A judge dismissed the lawsuit in September 2016. U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter said that Walker was not entitled to royalties under a contract allegedly signed 20 years ago.