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Beyonce, Jay Z Reportedly Drop $6,000 On Sex Toys At NYC Shop

  
Beyonce, Jay Z Reportedly Drop $6,000 On Sex Toys At NYC Shop

Beyonce and Jay Z reportedly had some adult fun this week when they dropped thousands of dollars on sex toys at a New York City shop.

On Thursday, Dec. 26, Beyonce and Jay Z allegedly headed to Babeland, a sex shop in Lower Manhattan, where they spent $6,000 on X-rated goodies, according to RadarOnline.com.

"They didn't buy anything tacky or too extreme," a source told Radar. "It was all top-of-the-line stuff. Some of it was even gold-plated!"

While this steamy tidbit about the "XO" singer and her hubby might only be a rumor, Beyonce did serve up bolder and more sexually charged lyrics than ever before in her new self-titled album.

During the directors' screening for the album at the School of Visual Arts Theater in NYC last week, Beyonce revealed she was willing to open up about her relationship with Jay Z because of motherhood, E! News noted.

"[It's] something that changes you," she said.

story by http://www.huffingtonpost.co


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BREAKING NEWS: Jay Z's Brand Is Suffering Because People Don't Trust Him Anymore

In July, the rapper and business mogul Jay Z partnered with Samsung to release a new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," by giving away 1 million copies to the first Samsung mobile users to download a free app.

The deal netted Jay a cool $5 million in sales and a platinum album the moment it was released, and it burnished his image as an innovative businessman. But it's not clear that the $20 million partnership - or other recent Jaz Z ventures - have actually helped Jay Z's image.

According to research from celebrity branding expert Jeetendr Sehdev, Jay Z's partnership with Samsung was the second least popular celebrity marketing deal of 2013 among consumers aged 13-31 (Justin Bieber's partnership with OPI was the most hated).

In fact, the 1,000 millennials surveyed said the rapper himself was among the people least influential to their purchase decisions among the 80 celebrities Sehdev asked about, a group that included a range of personalities spanning from Tom Brady to Hillary Clinton.

Sehdev said that while Jay Z remains popular with Americans of all ages, his brand is missing one crucial piece needed to persuade them to spend hard-earned money on the products he touts: authenticity.

As a group, millennials consumers place a high premium on buying products from brands they see as being honest and having social goals that go beyond those published in their quarterly earnings reports. And despite Jay Z's promise to "Never Change," these consumers say they don't know what he stands for anymore.

The survey found that Jay Z scored 70% lower in the categories of trustworthiness and honesty than did celebrities like Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Lawrence, an issue Sehdev chalks up to Jay's intense focus on making money seemingly however he can.

For instance, Sehdev said consumers praise Jay Z's intelligence, but question his integrity as an artist, noting that he has collaborated with a variety of musicians from Justin Timberlake to Kanye West, and dabbled in various genres like hip-hop, pop, and R&B.

Perhaps more damaging to Jay Z's ability to persuade consumers through branded partnerships are his constant references to other products in his music. Sehdev said that on "Magna Carta Holy Grail" alone, Jay Z referenced eight different luxury brands more than 20 times.

Despite the album's strong sales, critics condemned it for being an uncreative endeavor motivated by commerce rather than artistic expression.

"Millennials question the exact nature of Jay Z's role in the artistic process," Sehdev said. "Does he really write his own songs? Is he choosing the artists to collaborate with, or is he just the face of a money-making empire?"

Further, Jay Z's recent business decisions outside music are seen as lacking cohesion with the person he claims to be.

After purchasing a stake in the NBA's New Jersey Nets and serving as the public face of a contentious campaign to move the team to his home borough of Brooklyn, Jay sold his interests in the team less than a year after.

The sale allowed him to pursue a new venture as a sports agent, while his beloved Brooklyn has yet to receive the affordable housing the Nets promised when they purchased public land to build their new stadium.

"Millennials questions his approach to loyalty, whether it be to a business deal or his fans," Sehdev said. "His motivations to just make money can be viewed by this audience as self-centered, even if they may be business savvy."

Sehdev praised Jay Z's participation in a revealing Vanity Fair cover story last month as a positive step toward regaining the trust of millennial consumers by shedding light on his social views and the family life he shares with his wife, Beyoncé, and their baby daughter Blue Ivy.

To continue this progress, Sehdev said Jay will have to continue to feed the public's thirst for knowledge about his relationship with his superstar wife and be mindful of only taking on partnerships that mesh with the Jay Z brand.

"We rarely see this true side of him," Sehdev said. "I believe Jay Z is going to need more exposure of his true self, meaningful partnerships, and true philanthropic efforts to get back into the good books of Millennials."


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Feefo, Beezy, Modest Media & Kinge Rank Jay Z's Discography
Kinge



Jay Z ranked his albums from best to worst on his birthday earlier this month. After looking at his rankings, I hit up the crew for their personal rankings. We asked Myke C-Town but it should come as no surprise that he opted out...hahaha.

Please note, only solo albums were included and not his collaborations with Kanye West, R. Kelly, Linkin Park or any compilations. If you want, leave us your rankings in the comment section.

MODEST MEDIA

  • Reasonable Doubt
  • The Blueprint
  • The Black Album
  • American Gangster
  • Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter
  • In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
  • Magna Carter Holy Grail
  • The Dynasty: Roc La Familia
  • The Blueprint 3
  • Kingdom Come
  • The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse
  • Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

    BEEZY

  • Reasonable Doubt
  • The Blueprint
  • The Black Album
  • American Gangster
  • Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter
  • In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
  • Magna Carter Holy Grail
  • The Dynasty: Roc La Familia
  • The Blueprint 3
  • Kingdom Come
  • The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse
  • Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

    FEEFO

  • Reasonable Doubt
  • The Black Album
  • American Gangster
  • The Blueprint
  • Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
  • The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse
  • The Blueprint 3
  • Magna Carta Holy Grail
  • In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
  • Kingdom Come
  • The Dynasty: Roc La Familia
  • Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter

    KINGE

  • Reasonable Doubt
  • American Gangster
  • The Blueprint
  • In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
  • Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter
  • The Black Album
  • Kingdom Come
  • The Dynasty: Roc La Familia
  • The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse
  • Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
  • The Blueprint 3
  • Magna Carta Holy Grail

    Author informationKingeEditor-In-Chief at Dead End Hip HopExecutive Producer of Dead End Hip Hop on YouTube.TwitterFacebookGoogle+The post Feefo, Beezy, Modest Media & Kinge Rank Jay Z's Discography appeared first on Dead End Hip Hop.

    via: http://deadendhiphop.com/dehh-ranks-jay-zs-discography


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    After Farrakhan told Kanye he does not owe an apology to the Jewish community for saying they control the world through their finance, Kanye West told the crowd he is adhering to the Minister's...



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    Business mogul/rapper Jay-Z teams up with infamous cigar company, Cohiba Red Dot, to produce The Comador Cigar.



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    After appearing on Jay-Z's 'FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt', Rick Ross gets Jay to return the favor and appear on 'The Devil Is A Lie', which is off his Mastermind album.

    The KE On The Track, produced...



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    Jay Z Launches Comador Cigars

      
    Jay Z Launches Comador Cigars

    Jay-Z is forging forward as a luxury mogul with his new Comador Cigar line, made by General Cigar Company and bearing the prestigious Cohiba label. The official website says that the cigars are made "by the master blenders of Cohiba" in Dominican Republic, and the company has launched official Twitter and Facebook pages as well.

    StupidDope.com reports that the cigar is made with a Connecticut broadleaf binder and Connecticut Havana wrapper, while the Comador website claims that the tobacco comes from a private plot of land in Farmington, CT. The leaves are transferred to the Dominican Republic and then said to undergo a four-year aging process, concluding with a year of finishing in Dominican rum barrels and then a six month resting period in a cedar lined room.

    The kicker? The cigar is only part of a package that includes a humidor, 21 cigars and a small travel case. Barney's has already listed the humidor on their website for a cool $1,000. Comador's website is offering a box of seven cigars for $210 and a travel cylinder for $350, which also includes seven cigars. Roc Nation's website says that the project has been two years in the making


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    New Video: Beyonce Ft. Jay-Z - "Drunk In Love"

      
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    First they were "Crazy In Love", now Beyonce and Jay-Z are "Drunk In Love". After setting the world on fire, with her unannounced album, Beyonce introduced herself as Jay-Z's trophy. In her latest video, we find Beyonce dancing on the beach wearing a sheer wrapped bikini to the delight of ever Beyonce fan.

    via: http://wp.me/pP52R-fw


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    New Video: Beyonce Ft. Jay-Z - "Drunk In Love"

      

    First they were "Crazy In Love", now Beyonce and Jay-Z are "Drunk In Love". After setting the world on fire, with her unannounced album, Beyonce introduced herself as Jay-Z's trophy. In her latest...



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    After shocking fans with an unexpected release of Beyonce, fans were more shock of B's lyrics in the Drake assisted song, "Mine".



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    The Chef Raekwon speaks with DJ Whoo Kid about the legacy of O.D.B. and what's the status of the unreleased track he record with Dr. Dre. The Only Build 4 Cuban Linx rapper elaborated on Jay-Z being...



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    Jay Z Ranked His Albums In The Following Order

      
    Jay Z Ranked His Albums In The Following Order
    Kinge



    Jay Z ranked his top 10 albums today on Life+Times. According to Jay Z, they are:

    1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)

    2. The Blueprint (Classic)

    3. The Black Album (Classic)

    4. Vol. 2 (Classic)

    5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)

    6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)

    7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album...fuck... Streets, Where I'm from, You Must Love Me...)

    8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it's good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))

    9. Dynasty (Intro alone...)

    10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone... oh, So Ghetto)

    11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)

    12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don't shoot me)

    American Gangster is classic to me. And how in the world does he have Magna Carta ranked sixth? Man eff this, let me add my order in the comment section after I think about it a bit.

    src: life+times

    Author informationKingeEditor-In-Chief at Dead End Hip HopExecutive Producer of Dead End Hip Hop on YouTube.TwitterFacebookGoogle+The post Jay Z Ranked His Albums In The Following Order appeared first on Dead End Hip Hop.

    via: http://deadendhiphop.com/jay-z-ranks-albums


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    Kanye West Deal With Adidas Worth $10M?

      
    Kanye West Deal With Adidas Worth $10M?

    Kanye West continues to shake up the industry. After a intense interview on the Breakfast Club and almost coming close to blows with Sway, Kanye has made news again this time for a good reason. Mr. West has officially signed a deal with Adidas worth $10 million dollars. After Kanye and Nike couldn't come to terms, Kanye signs a deal for $10 million dollars.

    No official release dat


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