What do Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rita Ora, and Denim Shirts Have to Do with Love or Fall Fashion? Find Out!

Hang around long enough and you’ll realize there’s no doubt that I love Rita Ora. And speaking  of love … yes, I’m allowed to just skip to my real point here … Yesterday I was finishing up the “3 Things They Don’t Tell You About the Fairytale” series for OliveCocoMag.Com (check the site out today, [...]

Rita Ora On Taking Two Years To Write Her Album Courtesy Of Jay-Z

Jay-Z’s latest protégée, Rita Ora, did something most artists don’t get the luxury of doing anymore. She took two years off, after Jay signed her to Roc Nation, to live her life and find inspiration to write her debut album. Ora sat down with CBS Local to talk about finding her voice. “I got signed [...]

Jay-Z Named Director of Barclays Arena

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Jay-Z Named Director of Barclays Arena

He’s not “Chairman of the Board” like that other New York music superstar, but Jay-Z can now call himself “Director of the Arena.” “D-boy who infiltrated all the corporate dudes” added another title to his already impressive resume. He’s listed under his real name of Shawn Carter as a “director” for the Brooklyn Arena LLC, [...]

Rihanna Gets All Kissy-Face with my newest love, Rita Ora <3

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Rihanna Gets All Kissy-Face with my newest love, Rita Ora <3

  It didn’t happen quite like we thought it might.   But Roc Nation’s pair of pop divas Rihanna and Rita Ora finally crossed paths during Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne tour at London’s O2 Arena. And the result was the singers mmm-mm kissing.   Ora, who’s been swatting comparisons to the Barbados beauty, [...]

#TalkTuesday: Jay-Z Voices Support for Obama Backing Gay Marriage

  When Jay was in Philly the other day (announcing his 2-day music festival for Labor Day weekend) he sat down with CNN.com to voice his opinion on Obama backing gay marriage. My FAVORITE part >>> “I think it’s the right thing to do … as a human being.”   HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! (Ok, it’s not until [...]

#MUSICMONDAY: Jay-Z announces 2-day Philly Music Festival

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#MUSICMONDAY: Jay-Z announces 2-day Philly Music Festival

Entertainer Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter smiles during a news conference at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Monday, May 14, 2012, in Philadelphia. The rapper announced plans for a two-day music festival in Philadelphia’s at Fairmount Park, featuring nearly 30 acts “that embody the American spirit” on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2, 2012. (AP [...]

#HOWTO Create STRONG #BRAND Personality | Never Be Who You Are. Be Who You Will Be

This lesson will be quick today.  Promise. It’s a few easy steps to ensure that once you’ve created your BRAND IDENTITY, that your BRAND PERSONALITY is just as strong.   What’s The Difference? BRAND IDENTITY: Who you are, what you do, (if you’re a product-based company) what do you sell?  In developing your brand identity, [...]

Things Hampton Taught Me: Close Reading | Jay-Z & Kanye West, “Murder to Excellence”

So, three days ago, long-time crush friend and once-client, DJ JALEN posted “Kanye West’s & Jay-Z’s Black Excellence Gap.”  Before I even start this response … I’ll say, it’s an incredibly well-written piece.  I’m pretty sure Jalen and I first connected over words … so trust me … I get it … she knows how [...]

Happy Birthday, Beyonce!: Beyonce Knowles Turns 30 (Pregnant Photo)

     Not that you needed a reminder.  But, TODAY IS LADY BEY’S BIRTHDAY!  So … this is a reminder! Speaking of reminders ….

Beyonce 2011 VMA Performance: Pregnancy Revealed

… and Jay-Z’s a proud papa. This is pretty much all I needed to see this morning. <3 Get More: 2011 VMA, Music, Beyoncé Also … did you see that hair … and that glow … and the black carpet dress? thought so. you stay cool.  i’ll stay kholi. <3