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Category: Jay-Z

INSPIRATION: Jay-Z on OWN

http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/video/xgdcv5_1-3_people?additionalInfos=0
Jay-Z Special
OWN Network

I’ve always been one to believe that success can be replicated. I think it can be studied, pertinent principles can be extracted and then reapplied in a variety of circumstances and one will again arrive at success. Because of that I frequently watch stories about or involving successful people. I’m not going to lie and say that I know everything about Oprah, because I don’t(I actually don’t think I’ve ever watched an entire episode of her show) but I will say that when I saw the video I jumped at the chance to watch her excel, once again, and even get into the head of another very successful person, Jay-Z.

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Live Blogging : AMA’S

I’m watching the AMA’s on UStream and let’s get into the meat and potatoes before it comes back on.
http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/1/1905723Live Broadcast by Ustream.TV

SHAKIRA:
She was tired!! She is a “beautiful biter” as one of the Ustreamers called her. Her backup dancers were Single Ladies rejects, and her hair was only mediocre. The Dress was a trashbag as far as I can tell, and with the glove I guess she was “inspired” by Michael Jackson. The choreography started off ohkay, because I like the step sequence but she was probably was again “inspired” this time by Ciara, with her connecting line of girls. She was lipping but… I don’t fault her for it, it was probably alot better than it would’ve been live.

KELLY C:
Her voice is FIRE there is no doubt about that but frankly, the outfit she came in with and what she’s performing with is a tad lackluster! Maybe it’s because she’s getting bigger but that can’t be it, Jennifer Hudson looks amazing when she hits the carpet and I would like to say that our First Lady normally looks very good. I don’t know maybe her people just don’t know what to do with her.

BEST FEMALE:
Oh no, it was Beyonce versus Gaga versus Taylor Swift. After all was said and done Taylor Swift won?? I’m livid! First of all I don’t really think it’s a competition between Beyonce and Gaga, Bey stomps Gaga for now. And I really think that Bey sits on Taylor! I don’t think Taylor really holds a candle to Bey. I mean the whole incident with the video, I give Taylor that but Bey gets tens across THE BOARD for… YEARS! Actually I think it’s been about a decade. Let me keep going.

JAY Z and ALICIA:
They performed New York. Both of them looked for a dressed up look with Jay donning a white tux top and black pants with a black bow tie.and Alicia in a body suit with her back off and strong shoulders. It was bejeweled at the top but really to me it’s bland… not very “inspiring”. The entire time I was waiting for Lil Mama to pop up. Instead they did a cameo of Gaga and she looked like she was rocking a BDSM cop inspired look.

THE BLACK EYED PEAS:
Ohkay this is when I finally got fed up with it!! BLACK IS NOT EFFECTIVE ON THE STAGE!! Now that I’m passed that, I didn’t like the voices on Meet Me Halfway. Fergie’s outfit looked like something that I may have liked… but only if they hadn’t just finished it right before she got out on stage. Looking at Will I Am’s outfit is nauseating to me. I could actually taste the bile in the back of my throat. The entire look actually, the hair is a mess to be frank. In addition to Meet Me Halfway they did Boom Pow, but a new mix.

BEST FEMALE SOUL:
Beyonce versus Keisha Cole versus Keri… I think it was a given who was going to win. I don’t even really understand why Keisha was nominated, she just needed to sit that one out. Alas we didn’t get to see our beautiful Bey because she was doing a perforamnce in Australia I believe.

RHIANNA:
It looks like body suits with strong shoulders and leotards are the looks of the night with black and white being the colors! Maybe because I’m not up with all things Rhianna did I not understand the video clip at the beginning of the performance. The heels she had on were pretty dope though, they were white ankle boot weges, a combination I have yet to see. Her white body suit was accented with silver spikes on the shoulders that did amazing things when the lights went down and read was shined on her. That mic was pretty dope though. Bottom Line: The vocals weren’t up to par but the concept was nice.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD:
I like Carrie, she’s one of he few country artists that I really like. Well she’s not completely country she’s just closer than other artist I listen to. Anyways she came out and I saw her skirt and thought, YAY someone’s not wearing a bodysuit or leotard or strong shoulders!! As she began performing Cowboy Cassanova, I realized that she indeed was wearing a leotard, only one with a wrap that was trying to be a skirt. The colors of the outfit were nice though, yellow and black, with mostly golden accessories, besides her silver ankle boots. The performance to me seemed to be the best of the night so far, with nice choreography and a pretty decent voice. Here eyes did look a tad empty though.

LADY GAGA:
It wasn’t necessarily fair to Carrie to have Gaga to perform right afterwards with no pause. Gaga RIPPED her performance of Bad Romance and Speechless. The choreography intense portion of Bad Romance was BAAADDDD(in a good kinda way!). Gaga came out with this outfit that seemed to be like a skeleton that had blinking lights on it. The heels were the same idea but were just INSANE to me!! The only thing that I think was weird about her clothes was the crotch on the outfit… you just have to see it.
Anyways Bad Romance went off and Gaga takes the mic stand and breaks the glass case surrounding a piano. She gets on the piano and starts playing, beautifully if I may add, while crushing glass alcohol bottles on the piano. Then comes the fire on the piano. That sums up the performance and vocals, FIRE!!

JENNIFER LOPEZ:
The intro was a bit interesting and original, but I don’t know about “undisputed and undefeated!” The performance has become what I’ve come to expect from JLo… tired, and late. I’m sorry. Home girl didn’t even have on Louboutins for a majority of the performance. And then all of a sudden she falls after jumping off the back uf a dancer and pops back up and keeps it moving. Seconds later she has on an Alexander McQueen golden dress(I think it’s this one without the sleeves) with the Louboutins… It seemed like she was lip syncing to me and she could’ve gone alot more feminine with the idea of the entire set.

*After reviewing the footage JLo is wearing the same Dolce and Gabbanna dress Gaga wore in her Paparazzi video.

Now after this was a dry spell of things I didn’t want to talk about and then a debacle that will probably go down in the history books if someone doesn’t delete it! This is going to need a post all of it’s own!

They Run this Town?

So I’ve been hearing the buzz about this video for a while now, and frankly I don’t think it’s what everyone made it out to be. The Rockefeller Trio(Kanye, Jay-Z, and Rihanna) came together to make a fashion packed video! That I can’t lie. I loved the fashion in the video, and there are a couple of fall trends in there. Anyways, the song is pretty cool, but the video isn’t all that great. I do give kudos for doing something a tad different than normal though.
Anywho, heres Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Rihanna in Run This Town.

BOTTOM LINE: THE VIDEO WAS OKAY BUT ONCE YOU BUILD THE SUSPENSE OF SOMETHING YOU NEED TO PULL THROUGH WITH AWESOMESS, AND THAT JUST WASN’T DONE HERE.