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Meet the ‘Yoruba’ man who was sampled on DJ Khaled’s new song

Meet the man who makes music inspired by Ifa, owns Yoruba Records, and has DJ Khaled sampling his music with Jay Z and Beyonce.

DJ Khaled’s new single, ‘Shining’, which features power couple – Jay Z and Beyonce – got its source material from a Yoruba-influenced man named Osunlade.

An American who hails from St. Louis, Missouri, Osunlade’s single ‘Dionne’, was sampled by DJ Khaled in the single. The track was released on the night of February 12, 2017, following the Grammy Awards (with the producer’s infant son Asahd on the cover art). The song is currently in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it currently occupies the 87 position.

But the entire melody of the song was sampled from Osunlade’s ‘Dionne’ single, which was released in 2013.

Osunlade discovered music early. Aged 7 years, he discovered the piano and the instrument crafted his purpose and destiny, and by the time he was 12, his interest in writing music has been born. Armed with that desire, her taught himself several instruments, studied further and created local bands.

In 1988, the 17-year old Osunlade, began his professional career during a visit to Hollywood. On that visit, he was discovered by choreographer/performer Toni “Mickey” Basil who offered him a role to develop musical pieces for several projects. One of those projects was the popular TV series, Sesame Street.

He later moved to Los Angeles, and kicked off his career. He was the producer for the first album of Interscope Records. On that project, he produced for Gerardo, who was his friend and also an actor/dancer.

With her encouragement he quickly moved to Los Angeles and began what would become a long history of music production. A few years later he would produce the very first album for the then independent Interscope Records.

The artist who owned the project was Gerardo, a long-time friend and aspiring actor/dancer. “Rico Suave” one of the very first Latin pop songs and novelty catch phrases to date was born. Now with a multi-platinum album and four gold singles to his name, it wasn’t long before he was afforded many opportunities to master his craft. That album became a multiplatinum album.

In 1999, he founded his record label – Yoruba Records – to create music for the elevation of the soul. In 2001 he released his debut album on the respected Soul Jazz Records label. “Paradigm” quickly became one of the biggest house albums that year and dubbed him the messiah of ancestral house music.

To date, he has 8 albums, and 7 mixed compilations. He is known for his legendary DJ sets, remixes and albums including several mix CDs.

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Jay Z and Beyoncé new $200,000,000 home? (Photos)

See Jay Z and Beyoncé new $200,000,000 home (Photos)
See Jay Z and Beyoncé new $200,000,000 home (Photos)

Music power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé have just acquired a new home and its massive. It’s already said that it’s worth $200,000,000 and it’s the largest home in California. It’s also the third largest home in the United States. 

In early February, a source confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple is “actively looking for the perfect house for their expanding family” in Los Angeles. But could this Holmby Hills mansion be the one?

The pair reportedly had a secret viewing of the 57,000-square-foot, French chateau-style home. The house currently belongs to British Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone and her husband, billionaire businessman James Stunt, who purchased it for $85 million in the summer of 2011, according to W Magazine.

However, the estate is most famously associated with the late producer Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy, who built the palatial property in 1991. After her husband’s death in 2006, Candy listed the home for $150 million in March 2009, but not before sharing photos of the spectacular interiors, which she helped decorate. Some of the estate’s most outstanding features include a bowling alley, wine cellar, three gift-wrapping rooms, library, gym, doll room, screening room and humidity-controlled silver storage room.

“This house is the equivalent of a mid-sized hotel,” Spelling told PEOPLE. “It’s a lot of work. At the time of the sale it was the largest home in Los Angeles County. She added, “I have wonderful memories here, but I feel like it’s a new chapter in my life — and it’s just me in this big house!”

The Carters are also looking to start a new chapter. Over the past two years, they’ve been spending more time in Los Angeles rather than their long-time home in New York City. And, according to another source, the family is looking to make the move more permanent.

Beyoncé and Jay Z seem serious about living in L.A. full time,” the insider said, adding that the parents are currently touring private kindergartens for Blue, 5, in Los Angeles. “When Beyonce and Jay Z are not working, they live a very quiet life in L.A. They seem to prefer private gatherings to public outings.” The expectation of their new twins, announced via a record-breaking Instagram post no doubt has the family wanting to settle in and nest more than ever.

See photos below 

Download MP3: DJ Khaled – Shining Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z

Download MP3: DJ Khaled – Shining Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z
Download MP3: DJ Khaled – Shining Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z

It’s another one!!!! 

DJ Khaled drops a new track “Shining” as the Grammy awards closed out. Featuring Jay Z and Beyonce, “Shining” is already a historical moment.
 

Although Beyonce and DJ Khaled both didn’t win the key awards they were gunning for tonight, it’s clear that both are Grateful for what they have anyhow. Grateful is the name of DJ Khaled’s next album. This is Beyonce’s first collaboration with Khaled, and Jay Z’s first since “I Got The Keys” off of Major Key.

Listen to Shining below

Download DJ Khaled – Shining Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z (MP3)

Beyonce Shows Off Baby Bump & Is Expecting Twins

Beyonce Just Broke Internet Again; Shows Off Baby Bump & Is Expecting Twins
Beyonce Just Broke Internet Again; Shows Off Baby Bump & Is Expecting Twins
The Queen Bey is about to be a mother to twins!!! 

American singer, songwriter and actress, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is pregnant with twins.

The Halo singer who is currently heavy, shared news that The Carter family is going to be increased by two via an Instapost;

We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters

Beyoncé and her hubby, hip-hop demi-god, Jay-Z had in January 7, 2012 welcomed their first bundle of joy, Blue Ivy Carter who I currently 5 years old.

eNEWS: JUSTIN BIEBER CALLS THE WEEKND CORNY AND HIS MUSIC WACK

JUSTIN BIEBER CALLS THE WEEKND CORNY AND HIS MUSIC WACK
JUSTIN BIEBER CALLS THE WEEKND CORNY AND HIS MUSIC WACK

Another beef is probably in the kitchen!!!! 

It seems like after hearing the rumors of his ex Selena Gomez dating The Weekend Justin aint feeling the Starboy singer. When asked how he felt about The Weeknd by TMZ reporters Justin replied he is corny and his music is WACK! 

Check the video below

eNEWS: Beyonce reportedly calls Kim Kardashian & Kanye “pathetic & talentless.”

  

Back in November, Kanye went off on one of his rants during the Sacramento stop of the “Saint Pablo” tour, and called out Jay Z & Beyonce for not having talked on the phone yet. Well it’s being believed that Kanye was referencing the fact that when Kim got robbed in Paris, Hov or Bey didn’t show their support or even check up on her with a simple phone call.
Now fast forward to today, and Radar Online is reporting that Beyonce is getting her revenge for his Ye’s outcry on stage last month. According to today’s report, Kim has since tried to mend their relationship with Beyoncé & Jay Z, but Queen Bey ain’t having it.

“Beyonce flipped out on Kim when Kim called her to try and soothe tensions after Kanye’s hospitalization. Basically she told Kim to never, ever, contact her or her husband again and said stuff like she thought that the two of them are made for each other because they are both talentless and pathetic!” – RadarOnline 
Radar also reports that Kanye & Kim felt awful about going off on Hov & Bey, so they wanted to try one last time to make things better, and mailed Bey and Jay invites to the Kardashian’s holiday party last week. But the source claims, “The invite was returned to Kim and Kanye’s house with ‘Return To Sender’ written on the envelope!”
Again, who knows the true accuracy behind this report, but sure is interesting to think about, and it does kinda add up & make sense. Read the full report here

eNEWS: DRAKE REPLIES JAY Z’S “I GOT THE KEYS” DISS ON NEW SONG

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Drake drops a Diss and his fans listen. So much so he does it strategically. Enough to get the people talking. Well we got wind of some lyrics on Drakes new song. Rewind back to when Drake said I use to want to be on Rocafella now I am Rocafella.

Then Jay came back later with the “Until you own your own you cant be me”. Which led to Drake now saying “You aint own it right away, You had to wait on niggas, Man Im only 29”. What you guys thinking?

Is Drake sending jabs to Jay seeing if he replies?

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WATCH: Alicia Keys Bring Out Jay Z, Nas, John Mayer & More at Times Square Concert

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Alicia Keys surprised New York City with a star-studded concert in the middle of Times Square on Sunday night (Oct. 9).

Presented by TIDAL, the show featured a slew of Keys’ famous friends, including Jay Z.

Q-Tip started the surprises by introducing Keys’ new song “She Don’t Really Care.” Then Queensbridge’s own Nas joined Alicia for a performance of “One Love.” As if that wasn’t enough, Questlove and John Mayer popped up for a rendition of “If I Ain’t Got You.”

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night came when Jay Z emerged from the back of the stage to perform their New York anthem “Empire State of Mind.” With bright lights surrounding them, the duo celebrated in the heart of the Big Apple.

Check it out below.

 

WITH the presidential debates were airing on television, Alicia took a moment to voice her disapproval of Donald Trump. “Whose name rhymes with scum,” she said. “Has the nerve to talk about grabbing pussy?”

“You know what I say to that?” she asked while throwing up the middle finger. “We, our ancestors, everybody who’s come before us, everybody has worked too hard to get us the liberty, the opportunity, to vote.”

WATCH: Beyoncé Bring Out JAY Z, Kendrick Lamar & Serena Williams at “Formation Tour” Finale

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“The Formation World Tour” closed out with a bang on Friday night (Oct. 7) at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.

Beyoncé capped off her extended worldwide trek with a star-studded finale, that included many guest surprises.

Fans, including Frank Ocean, Hugh Jackman, Tyler Perry, Misty Copeland, and more, looked on all night as Bey delivered another awe-inspiring show, which included appearances by Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Serena Williams.

With a career-spanning set, Queen Bey was joined by her husband during “Drunk in Love” for a warm, playful, and sexy duet, one that included a hug and a kiss at the end. Meanwhile, K-Dot came through for the fiery “Freedom” while splashing in the water-filled set. Tennis star Serena Williams also surprised fans, acting as a dancer for “Sorry” in real life, much like she does in the song’s video.

This night wasn’t originally set to be the tour’s finale. However, Beyoncé was making up for postponing this stop last month. During the set, she paused to thank the crowd.

“I have so much energy because of you guys feeding it to me,” she explained. “I really wanted to make this show special…This is definitely my dream right here. I dreamt that I would be doing this and I’m actually doing it, and I could not be here without you and your support.”

#SerenaWilliams joined #Beyonce on stage tonight! #FORMATIONWorldTour

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Beyoncé x Kendrick Lamar on stage tonight! #FORMATIONWorldTour #Freedom

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First things first. B's boots are insanely dope. Lol. Next thing… Follow my snap: Kodaklens. Lol The Final day of the Formation World Tour was nothing short of Epic. The Jay, X and Ja reunion.. Wow. New artist like A Boogie & Young M. A. came through and blessed us. Not to mention Ma$e, DJ Mustard & Fetty Wop joined us for the 1st time as well and killed it. Thanks to The LOX too. This pic may seem random but the people in it are certainly not. It happened right before we exited MetLife stadium at 1am or something still on a high from the show. The artist in this pic like T.I., Remy and August came to several shows, held us down and performed just for the love. As did all the others. You can't buy that. The We The Best Team including Justin from Roc is in here as well who held Khaled down. DJ Nasty kept it together on the turntables even though we never followed the show script. Lol. Ivan for capturing the historic moments. Terrel & Smokes kept Khaled fresh to death. My brother, Jay, who we can't thank enough for standing on the side of the stage for every show and coached Khaled & I through the performances. He also took a pic with EVERY guest artist that came through. Lol. Applaud him for that. Steve Pamon, Melissa & Larry from Parkwood for making sure we were good!!!! Anyway, I'm not tryin to do any long dumb thank you speech. It's important for me to point out and thank those who work hard and deserve it. They often aren't acknowledged or applauded cause they're behind the scenes. Khaled, they said we couldn't do it. We showed them better than we could tell them. Kiko, I'm sick you not in this. I feel like I just came off a Michael Jackson tour. Lol. Beyonce is 1 of the greatest to ever do it.. Ever! Love you, B. Thanks!!! #TheFormationWorldTour #Beyonce #DJKhaled #WeTheBest #RocNation #Parkwood #Lemonade 📷 captured by @andrewwhitey

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eNEWS: FORBES RELEASES HIP-HOP CASH KINGS 2016 FULL LIST; P DIDDY & JAY-Z TOP EARNERS

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FORBES RELEASES HIP-HOP CASH KINGS 2016 FULL LIST; P DIDDY & JAY-Z TOP EARNERS

American Business Magazine Forbes has released a list of top 10 earners in Hip-hop for the year 2016.

P.Diddy has topped Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings list for the second year in a row by raking in a cool $62 million over the last 12 months.

Rapper, entrepreneur, and investor Jay Z earns the second spot on the Cash Kings list with an income of $53.5 million.
Spots number 4, 5 and 6 were occupied by new comers Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj earning $38.5, $24 and $20 millions respectively.

Check out Forbes Hip-hop cash kings top 10 full list below.

Diddy ($62 million)
Jay-Z ($53.5 million)
Dr. Dre ($41 million)
Drake ($38.5 million)
Wiz Khalifa ($24 million)
Nicki Minaj ($20.5 million)
Pitbull ($20 million)
Pharrell Williams ($19.5 million)
Kendrick Lamar ($18.5 million)
Birdman ($18 million)