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Jay Z and Beyonce Are Going on Tour Together?

Sunday April 20, 2014


Are you ready for the Mr. and Mrs. Carter World Tour? OK, I'm not sure they're actually going to call it that, but they should. Anywho, word on the street is that hip-hop's royal couple is about to embark on a 20-stadium U.S. tour.

A US Weekly source says that rehearsals could start as early as May. Blue Ivy's parents have made songs together but they've never toured together. This would be their first.

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This Vine of a Llama Bouncing to DMX is Why the Internet Exists

Sunday April 20, 2014


Sometimes, I sit and wonder why the Internet exists. And then I see a Vine of a llama prancing merrily across pasture to the tune of DMX's "Party Up." This Vine is why the Internet exists. It's so good it makes my foot tingle.

Hit the link below and be sure to equip the sound for optimum entertainment. Happy Easter up in here.

(Photo © Scott Gries/Getty)

Nas Teams up with General Assembly to Sponsor Minorities in Tech

Saturday April 19, 2014


The tech industry has a diversity issue. Nas is doing his best to help narrow the diversity gap. He recently teamed up with General Assembly, the New York City private vocational school for programming and engineering, to offer opportunities in tech to young blacks and Latinos. Through his Queensbridge Venture Partners, Nas joins Google, Microsoft, and Hirepurpose as the first contributors to fund the program.

According to Betabeat, each donor is tasked with a specific target demographic. Google will offer scholarships to women, Hirepurpose and Microsoft will sponsor veterans and Nas' QueensBridge Venture Partners will fund African-Americans and Latinos.

"Education, careers and opportunities in technology should not be limited to any one demographic," says Nas. "And I'm happy to support minorities who will see doors open to them as a result of participation in this program."

(Photo © Andrew H. Walker/Getty)

Nas' 10 Best Concept Songs

Saturday April 19, 2014


Whether kicking a story backwards or channeling a gun or a prison cell, Nas can make any concept song sound like a movie. Here are Nas' 10 best concept songs.

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