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Sade and Jay-Z Collaboration

R&B singer Sade has agreed to do a collaboration with rapper Jay-Z.

The much talked about duet have been serenading the internet with their single "The Moon and the Sky."

According to The Young, The Black, and the Fabulous, Sade has dropped the first single from The Ultimate Collection disc and it features rapper Jay-Z. We all know Sade doesn't do many duets or collaborations so this really was a big "win" for Roc Nation.

Many people are curious to hear what this Duo will bring to the table, and some have even dubbed it as an awkward Hip- Hop Collaboration.

MTV News reports,Sade and Jay-Z does seem like an awkward pairing, however. While we don't doubt that he's a fan, Jay-Z has never struck us as the smooth jazz/soft rock type of guy.

The song "Moon and the Sky" is set to drop May 3.

Young Black and the Fabulous
http://theybf.com/2011/04/09/sade-releases-her-jay-z-collaboration-the-moon-the-sky-remix-the-nets-fined-50000-over-ja
MTV.NEWS
http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/03/24/sade-and-jay-z-are-the-latest-in-a-long-line-of-awkward-hip-hop-collaborations/

Matthew Knowles Tells the Reason for the Beyonce Split

For 20 years, Matthew Knowles has been a major contributor to the music industry; he wears many hats which include CEO and president of Music World Entertainment, a professor at Texas Southern University, and is also responsible for the number 1 R& B group and R&B solo artist.

Many people know Knowles as the father and ex-manager of Beyonce Knowles.The recent split between the father and daughter duo has fans wondering what happened.

In an interview with Knowles Black Enterprise, asks ;As her father and manager, will not having her under your wing be a difficult transition for you?

"Interesting enough, the transition started way before the official announcement. If you're strategic, which we are, you don't make a decision like that before you start dialogue. That dialogue started nine months ago. At the end of the day, I'm Beyonce's father first and her manager second," said Knowles.

NBC Bay Area reports,A statement previously released by Beyoncé said there was no bad blood between Beyoncé and her father, who had been her manager since her Destiny's Child days.

Moving forward, Matthew and Beyonce Knowles have big entertainmentl plans, and although separate by management, they will continue to leave their mark in music history.


http://www.nbcbayarea.com/entertainment/music/NATL-Mathew-Knowles-Beyonce-Split-Was-Strategic-119751184.html

http://www.blackenterprise.com/2011/04/11/one-on-one-with-mathew-knowles/

Chris Brown Reacts After Repeat Questions about Rhianna

Singer Chris Brown's dramatic reaction after dodging interview questions about his ex-girlfriend Rihanna caused an uproar at 'Good Morning America' studios today.

According to LA Times , after his interview with Journalist Robin Roberts, ABC staff members said they heard loud noises coming from Brown's dressing room and they called security.

Apparently, Brown was frustrated by questions like " have you seen each other, or been around each other, directly referencing Rihanna and damaged some things in his dressing room.

After the indecent, Brown tweeted that it's unfair when he messes up, and it's a mess, but when actor Charlie sheen who has also committed domestic abuse messes up, it is considered entertainment for America, reports News One.

ABC does not plan to press charges against Brown for his reaction, which could have interfered with his probation, said ABC spokeswomen, reported LA Times


NEWS ONE
http://newsone.com/entertainment/newsonestaff2/the-medias-treatment-of-chris-brown-vs-charlie-sheen/

LA TIMES
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/03/chris-brown-has-meltdown-after-good-morning-america-asks-about-rihanna.html


Voodoo figures found in Queens Mansion

Bizarre Voodoo figures were found in the Steinway Mansion in Astoria, Queens Tuesday.

Auctioneers clearing out the historic mansion that famous piano producer Henry E. Steinway once lived in found voodoo dolls and voodoo masks hidden in the attic, reports the NYPOST.

It is unclear if the previous owner of the house, Michael Halberian, used the masks and dolls, before his death at 82 years old in December, or if the Steinway family used the dolls in rituals. The discovery shocked auctioneer Michael Capo who called the find "eerie" and said that his staff, while professional, wants nothing to do with the objects, reported Black Voices.

One question that may come from the finding, is how do we know these mask are not just regular collectors masks?

"We were clearing out the far reaches of the attic when we came across what looks like a late-19th-century wooden box or trunk.We broke the lock and inside we found five voodoo masks and a doll surrounded by rusty nails in a little coffin. I don't know if the masks are made out of wax, pigskin or even real skin. This thing has some energy, and I am not sure that it's good energy," said Capo, according to the NYPOST.

When speaking to the Halberian family, they mentioned that they do not think that anyone in their family would have every owned anything like this and that is was very antique.

The Mansion has 27 rooms and is filled with items like telescopes, barometers, and old maps. It was built in 1858 and is now on sale for 2.5 million dollars.

As for what will happen to the masks, Capo said he isn't sure if he will put the masks up, for auction yet, reported Black Voices.

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