BEHIND THE SCENES

Bridget Kelly Introduces ‘The Road to Independence’ Web Series [Trailer]

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As we celebrate our independence this month, Bridget Kelly is declaring hers with Bridget Kelly: The Road to Independence.

The short docu-series chronicles both her personal and musical development since the announcement of her departure from Roc Nation last month. From the stage with Jay Z, to third-world countries, follow Bridget as she steps out of the comfort zone of the typical R&B songstress and searches for even greater growth.

Watch the trailer below featuring the track “Never Too Late” off Bridget’s upcoming LP, All Or Nothing and look out for the first episode of ‘The Road to Independence’ series coming soon!

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Give Inside Look at “On the Run Tour”

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Beyoncé and Jay Z kicked off their “On the Run Tour” at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium on Wednesday. Now Mr. and Mrs. Carter give fans an inside look at rehearsals for the epic two-and-a-half-hour show.

In the three-minute clip, Bey performs choreography with her dancers and sits down with her husband to review the set list and stage design. In between all the hard work, the superstar couple shows some PDA, and Blue Ivy makes a quick cameo.

Watch all the behind-the-scenes moments leading up to opening night below:

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Jazmine Sullivan Presents: ‘Reality Show’ – Spirit (Episode 2)

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Incredible songstress Jazmine Sullivan knocked everyone off of their feet when she ended her 4-year hiatus this year. Now, with promise of a solid album on the way, the talented songstress keeps us in the loop with her web series titled Reality Show.

Aptly titled after her upcoming album, the web series takes us on a journey with Jazmine as she preps for the release of her third studio album. Following last months premiere episode, the “Dumb” singer brings the next installment titled “Spirit” where she discusses becoming more in tune with her spiritual side throughout her hiatus from music, and the trials and tribulations she encountered.

Take a look after the jump!

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Beyoncé Shares Behind The Scenes Shots of “Run” Video Shoot

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Following the news of Beyoncé‘s latest venture with HBO, the famed talent has now revealed some behind the scenes photos of her joint visual “RUN” with hubby Jay Z, promoting their “On The Run” Tour.

With two days until the premiere of the HBO mini-series ‘X10,’ highlighting her Mrs. Carter World Tour, and a week until the kick off of the joint tour, the Houston songstress lets us in to snippets of her fancy life. Grabbing snaps of herself, Jay Z and the remainder of the star-studded cast, it’s nice to see that one of the world’s most difficult stars to access is still willing to connect with her fans.

Check out the shots after the jump!

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Behind The Scenes: Da Internz Hit the Studio to Work on Usher’s New Album

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Da Internz are quickly becoming one of the most sought-after production teams with hits under their belt for the likes of Rihanna, Big Sean, Nas and more. Now the Chicago hitmaking duo step out from behind the boards and into the spotlight in their “Write Ya Life” web series.

For the latest installment, Kosine and Tuo take viewers into the studio and inside their recording sessions for Usher, with appearances from Eric Bellinger and Paypa. In addition to showcasing their creative process, they find time to play pranks on one another.

When they’re not in the lab with Usher, Trey Songz, and JoJo, Da Internz have been working on their own album Everyday Is Valentine’s Day.

Go into the stu with the hitmakers below:

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Pharrell Williams Comes Home to Virginia Beach, Receives Key to the City

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Pharrell Williams returned home to Virginia Beach on Saturday, June 7 and spent the day encouraging local students in his From One Hand to AnOTHER program and his alma mater Princess Anne High School to make their dreams reality.

Pharrell was honored at Princess Anne High School homecoming event where he announced FOHTA’s partnership with Everfi which will provide digital learning opportunities for students taking part in FOHTA’s Summer Innovation Camp. Pharrell spoke on the importance of education, urging kids to “Pay Attention.” He honored his teachers, credited them with his achievements, in particular his Band Teacher Alan Sharps, who was in attendance. Pharrell also called for higher wages for teachers and pay equality between women and men teachers.

“Curiosity is at the heart of every lesson, if you’re not curious than you’re not going to absorb it,” said the hitmaker.

Pharrell was then presented with Key to the City of Virginia Beach and honored with a state proclamation to make June 7 Pharrell Williams’ Day in the state of Virginia.

Check out the video recap below:

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Living The Life: Jagged Edge – The Writing Process (Part 2)

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Jermaine Dupri is certainly coming back strong with his ‘Living The Life’ vlog series. As the artist/producer brings his fourth look behind-the-scenes of the recording and creative process for Jagged Edge‘s upcoming new album ‘J.E. Heartbreak Too‘ of the week.

Giving fans another look at their writing process in this clip, JD, B.Cox and the Casey brothers are seen working on certain tracks and talking about how they prefer to write their songs.

Check it out below:

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Jermaine Dupri Presents: Living The Life – The Making of ‘J.E. Heartbreak Too’ (Day 2)

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Jermaine Dupri wastes no time bringing fans another new episode of his ‘Living The Life’ series with Jagged Edge. Following yesterday’s visual, the artist/producer brings fans behind-the-scenes and into the studio where he is working on a new beat with Bryan Michael Cox.

The Casey brothers are seen recording vocals in other scenes, and as a collective they discuss the planning and treatment for the music video to their debut single “Hope.” The R&B group are working on their eighth studio album J.E. Heartbreak Too, which is a sequel to their multi-platinum 2000 album of the same name.

“Making a sequel to a classic album is difficult,” says JD, who serves as executive producer on the upcoming LP. “We don’t want to stray from the blueprint of the first album. It’s definitely a challenge, but the fans won’t be disappointed.”

UPDATE: Added another new clip, which shows some of their writing process.

Get another look at the making of the project below:

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