Beyonce brags about her sexual ability in “Grown Woman,” and she continues on the hook of The-Dream’s “Turnt.” I’m personally not a fan of the whole “beat it up until I black out” line, but you can’t deny Dream’s knack for writing killer tracks. Dream and Beyonce go back and forth over the slow beat, before 2 Chainz comes through with a verse that includes him offering to drink his girl’s bathwater.
IV Play will be released May 28.
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When Beyonce’s “Grown Woman” leaked it served as proof that Beyonce really HAS been in the studio working on new stuff. I mean, sure we’ve heard snippets in commercials and we’ve seen the live version, but this is an actual studio version of a NEW Beyonce song (that’s not for a soundtrack).
“Grown Woman” sounds exactly like the live version, but longer. The African influence and harmonies are the same, but “now bet ya I run this” has been replaced with “now b——, I run this.” Beyonce asserts her sexuality (“I’m a grown woman so I know how to ride it. I’m a grown woman and I’m so erotic.”) and her ability to do whatever she wants (“B—-, I’m grown). The Timbaland produced track seems to be a direct kiss off to anyone who has every criticized Beyonce for her actions.
It’s sassy. It’s fun. Amazing? No. Worth the hype? Not really. But it’s sure to have Beyhive fans clamoring for more, even if Queen Bey is saying her ability to “run this” comes mostly from her sexuality. Continue reading
If you thought Beyonce’s Instagram posts were rrrrratchet, wait until you hear her lines in The Dream’s IV Play song “Turnt.” No, really, Beyonce Knowles-Carter lets the words “beat it up until I black out” leave her lips and I just don’t have the words to express how I feel right now. With the baby rumors swarming fans are starting to wonder if they are ever going to get Detox 2.0. Right now Super Turnt Bey is all we have. Like it or not. Continue reading
Well guys, after weeks and weeks of releases, The Great Gatsby soundtrack is now online in FULL. As you know, Lana Del Rey, The xx, Florence + The Machine, Beyonce and Andre 3000 are just a few of the artists to grace the soundtrack with new material and covers (have you heard Emeli Sande’s cover of “Crazy in Love,” yet? Sooo good!). The album also features the jazzy track “Hearts A Mess,” another solid effort from Gotye and “100$ Bill,” another braggy track from the soundtrack’s executive producer, rapper Jay-Z, who claims that the Carters are the new Kennedys.
I must say, this is one solid soundtrack. Listen to it in full at NPR.
So, the full version of Beyonce and Andre’s version of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” has landed online. I wasn’t expecting much, but I’m certainly not a fan of this. I mean, the Western guitar, and sinister, sultry spin on the popular tune is interesting, but I really wish they would’ve scrapped this one. Winehouse’s song dripped pain and that’s what made it so memorable! Beyonce’s a “Grown Woman” and she can do as she pleases, though. This version of “Back To Black” will be featured on the Great Gatsby soundtrack alongside amazing new material from Sia, Florence + The Machine, Lana Del Rey and The xx.
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Less than 24 hours after performing “Grown Woman” IN FULL for the first time, Beyonce shared a new snippet with fans. As you may or may not know, the self-proclaimed diva was named as the the face of H&M’s summer collection a few weeks ago. Well, just like she did with “Grown Woman” and the Pepsi commercial, Beyonce placed a snippet of a new song in the commercial for the clothing brand. “Standing on the Sun” feels tropical so it’s appropriate that fans hear the song for the first time while Bey is modeling swimwear and clothing on the beach.
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There’s hope!!!! Just when the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour was starting to look like Revel on wheels Beyonce brought out something new. Lady Bey performed “Grown Woman” live for the first time in Paris earlier today and it is pretty entertaining from the African-inspired choreography to the dramatic lighting. But, maybe I’m just so excited to see something new that I’m over-hyping this. I can’t be sure.
I guess the moral here is Beyonce is a “Grown Woman” and if she wants to switch it up and perform new material, at different shows, out of nowhere, she can do that.
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A snippet of Beyonce and Andre 3000′s version of “Back To Black” is odd.
For the most part we get to hear Andre 3000 rap a verse from the popular Amy Winehouse song in a deep, sinister voice, before the track transforms into a sound straight out of a Western. As for Beyonce’s role in the song, the snippet features vocals that many fans have already heard in the trailer for The Great Gatsby (the song was covered for the film’s soundtrack). Bey is clearly going the sultry route with her vocals, which is sure to make her cover unique, though it doesn’t do the original version any justice. Continue reading
Mr. Carter won’t headline this year’s Made in America festival, but his wife will. Beyonce is set to headline he festival along with Nine Inch Nails when the Budweiser festival takes place in Philadelphia Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, Phoenix, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Emeli Sande, School Boy Q and more are set to hit the stage during the festival. Performers were announced this morning via a Spotify playlist.
A documentary inspired by last year’s festival and produced by Jay Z will be released before this year’s festival kicks off.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 17.
Don’t call it a comeback, but Destiny’s Child is coming together once again, this time as solo artists, for a soulful tune that will be featured on Kelly Rowland’s Talk a Good Game.
“It’s not a Destiny’s Child track, it’s me featuring Beyoncé and Michelle,” she said. Well, OKAY. We’ll take that!
Rowland says this album will be firmly planted in her R&B roots, unlike previous album that featured the singer experimenting with various sounds and genres. The album will also feature rapper Wiz Khalifa and production from Mile WILL Made It (“Kisses Down Low“), The-Dream, Pharrell and more.
Talk a Good Game will be released on June 4.