Behind the Scenes: Beyoncé “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”

beyonce-1One day after giving fans one of the most memorable moments of the 57th annual Grammy Awards, Beyoncé digs deeper into the significance of her performance by giving her fans an inside look at the inspiration. Bey debuted an eight-minute mini-documentary where she narrates the story behind her Grammy performance of the gospel classic “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” during the Selma tribute. “First time I heard ‘Precious Lord’ I was a kid and my mother sang it to me, and my mother played me Mahalia Jackson’s version,” the 20-time Grammy Award-winner opened the behind-the-scenes clip with.

She sang the song with her eyes closed, and she was a vessel, and it was like God speaking using her body to speak and to heal,” says B recounting her experience as a child when she first heard the record. The music icon also broke down the importance of finding real men who have been through issues of racism, who also give their own personal accounts and experiences dealing with police, and more.

Beyonce also touched on her family’s history, specifically her grandparents, who marched with the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Watch the piece below.

Continue after the jump……

via: missinfo

Police Say Bobbi Kristina Suffered Facial Injuries Before Bathtub Incident

Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Sustained Facial Injuries Before Drowning

Could Bobbi & Nick’s violent relationship have led to her tragic incident? More details have been released on the circumstances that led Atlanta-area police to begin looking at Bobbi Kristina’s “husband” Nick Gordon on suspicion of foul play. It turns out the suspicious injuries that piqued investigators’ interest were on her face, and seem to have been acquired before she ended up face down in her bathtub. Via TMZ:

Bobbi Kristina suffered injuries to her face before she was found submerged in a bathtub — according to a report — and that sparked the investigation focusing on her boyfriend Nick Gordon.

As TMZ first reported … Roswell PD started taking a closer look at Nick and Bobbi Kristina’s relationship after certain injuries raised their concerns.

WSB-TV in Atlanta says sources close to the investigation tell them the marks were on her face … and more specifically, her mouth.

As we’ve told you … multiple sources say there is a history of violence in their relationship — and their friend Max Lomas told police Nick was acting strangely before they found Bobbi Kristina.

via: Bossip

Jay Z & Beyoncé Working On A Joint Carter’s Album? [VIDEO]

There have been rumors for a couple of years about the possibility of a joint album between Jay Z and Beyoncé. It looks like maybe it is finally becoming reality.

Producer Detail, who was behind the scenes while creating Queen Bey’s hit single “Drunk in Love,” spoke on the red carpet during last night’s Grammy’s and may have let a little cat out of the bag.”

Here’s what he told Billboard,

“I’m working with a couple of new projects that I don’t want to unveil, and then me and Beyonce and Jay Z are actually doing something together this year.

“When you think of Jay and Bey together, you think ‘album.’ You should already know. He continued, “In my imaginary mind, he said. “I will work to say it’s true.”

Soooo… will it or will it not happen? Are you excited? Check it out below.

Beyoncé vs. Beck: Did The Grammy’s Make The Wrong Choice?

History almost repeated itself yet again last night as Kanye West stepped on the stage soon after Beck won album of the year with Morning Phase.

Reminiscent of 2009 when he spoiled Taylor Swift’s huge moment in support of Beyoncé, Kanye stepped towards the microphone before he thought twice this time and stepped back before we had another epic moment. Somewhere Jay Z is still wiping sweat off his brow.

After the event, Yeezus himself elaborated on the moment explaining why he thought Beyoncé deserved the award during a post-show interview with E!. Shortly after expressing that Beck should “respect the artistry,” and give Beyoncé the award he continued on.

“We as musicians have to inspire people who go to work every day,” he said. “And they listen to that Beyoncé album and they feel like it takes them to another place. Then they do this whole promotional event, that, you know, they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, the artist, because they want a commercial advertising.”

So was he right? Let’s take a look at the numbers:

Beck’s Morning Phase debuted at number three following its release in February 2014 with 87,000 copies. To date they’ve sold 300,000 copies of their album, although we’re sure it’ll get a jump these next coming days.

Looking at the stats it should be easy to see that Beyoncé should have won the award. But these aren’t the Billboard awards and the numbers don’t necessarily matter.

Rolling Stone called Morning Phase an “instant folk-rock classic,”

Pitchfork called it “safe,”

and Spin gave it an 8 out of 10 rating.

Yet, even after those ratings many people still didn’t even realize he released an album, much less one that could threaten Beyoncé or even Sam Smith for the album of the year crown. Now the big question is does commercial success mean that one album is better than the other, or should we just look at the numbers and the impact it made across popular culture?

Let us know what your opinion!

via: hot97

Keyshia Cole Reveals That Her Leechin’ Cousin On Her Adopted Side Wants More Camera Shine!

 

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Everybody knows I love Keyshia Cole…but baby I don’t know about her family! From the outside looking in it appears that Keyshia Cole has been used and abused by some of her leechin’ azz family members.

Remember when we caught Neffe’s Husband trying to get a tell all interview (about Keyshia) with The Breakfast Club radio show? Not only that they publicly blasted Keyshia and accused her of blocking their blessings.

Based off of that alone I would have had to cut them off.

Last night Keyshia Cole’s new show “All In” aired at 10:30/9c. Today, Keyshia publicly apologized to her cousin (adopted) who was upset that she didn’t get more camera time. A person close to Keyshia’s cousin tried to drag Key-Key for filth over it.

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Here’s my thing, these people need to stop depending on Keyshia for fame. Why should she have to put them on the show? Why can’t they continue paying their bills the way they have been or create opportunities for themselves. They are going to ride Keyshia until the wheels fall off of that bus!

See pic below:

Here’s what Keyshia Cole said:

source: theshaderoom.com

Joey Bada$$ Album Debuts In Top 10 On Billboard 200

Joey Bada$$’ debut album B4.Da.$$ debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200. Maybe it was Malia Obama’s cosign, but B4.Da.$$ landed at the respectable number five spot, moving 58,000 copies in its first week.

B4.Da.$$ is also number one on the R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Album charts.

Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco’s fifth studio album Tetsuo & Youth debuted just outside of the top 10, moving 42,000 units, which is 12,000 more copies than Lupe predicted himself.

source: globalgrind