Beyonce is covering "Back To Black" by Amy Winehouse. The song is from "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack and features Andre 3000.
I want to like it. I really do. It is good...but not as good as Florence And The Machine's "Gatsby" song or Lana Del Rey's contribution. Maybe knowing that Jay Z is producing the soundtrack and that Beyonce appears on it makes me critic it more than I should. Maybe it is because that Amy's version is more powerful. It is a great tribute, but I take it as nothing more.
Diagnosis: Dunk it
Fresh on the heels of her cover of "Summer Wine" is the new Lana Del Rey song "Young & Beautiful" from "The Great Gatsby" Soundtrack!
The song is co-written by Rick Nowels and is the theme song to the movie. The soundtrack will be released on May 7th.
The soundtrack also features Florence & The Machine's "Over The Love" which is a previous DrFunkenberry Jam of The Week.
It also features songs by Beyonce and Fergie. The soundtrack is produced by Jay-Z. So far, he is doing a great job.-DocFB
Diagnosis: If the movie is half as good as the songs, it is going to be amazing!
Jay-Z is no longer an owner of the Brooklyn Nets, resigning as the team is in the playoffs and is looking to make a bigger splash as a sports agent.
Jay-Z has a sports agency entitled Roc Nation Sports and already has a few athletes under contract with Roc. Although Jay has resigned, he has been court-side at the Nets games during the playoffs.
Jay Z released this statement:
"Being a member of the Nets organization surpassed some of my greatest ambitions. It was never about an investment; it was about the NETS and Brooklyn. My job as an owner is over but as a fan it has just begun. I'm a Brooklyn Net forever. It's been an honor to work with Mikhail Prokhorov, Dmitry Razumov, Christophe Charlier, ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, Brett Yormark and all the wonderful people involved in making the Nets first class.”
“My sincerest thanks goes to Bruce Ratner, who first introduced the idea of moving the Nets to Brooklyn. A thank you and deepest appreciation goes to the fans. You are the lifeblood of any team."
"The Nets have made their mark on the NBA and as they enter a new era, Roc Nation does as well; as we embark on Roc Nation Sports. Our newest endeavor is committed to building the brands of professional athletes as we have done for some of today's top music artists. For Roc Nation Sports to function at its full potential, NBA rules stipulate that I relinquish my ownership in the Brooklyn Nets. It was a tough decision but as I stated earlier, it's not about ownership. Congratulations to The Nets on a great season and making the playoffs! I will always be a Brooklyn Net."
Before being behind the move to bring the Nets to Brooklyn, they previously played in New Jersey.-DocFB
Jay Z is on one of the seven covers for the new Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People Of 2013.
Others listed are Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lawrence, Jimmy Fallon, Beyonce, Jimmy Kimmel, Lena Dunham, Dutchess Kate Middleton, and Rand Paul.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Any bloggers on the list this year?
Robin Thicke.....er...I mean Justin Timberlake released the video for "Suit & Tie" with Jay-Z and it has already had over a million views.
Unlike the lyric video, Justin is getting down and back to his dancing self.
I am digging it....but Justin is really getting that Robin Thicke flow going. It used to be a joke that Robin was trying to be like Justin. Could it be the other way around?
Check out the video above and let us know what U think.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Always rocking the suit and tie...as long as it's under 85 degrees and above 65....
In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey Beyonce Knowles talks about her pregnancy and how hard it was for her to drop the weight.
"I did a show three months after giving birth, which was crazy. I had clearly never given birth, and I didn't know that I would gain 60 pounds—57 pounds."
She also talks about Jay-Z and that she would not be the woman she is today without him.
Some still say she was never pregnant. Do you guys still feel that way?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Is it a Halo or Horns that are showing?
It appears that negotiations are taking place for Justin Timberlake & Jay Z to do at least 10 dates on a stadium tour this summer.
It seems the announcement was to take place after the Grammys but the contract has yet to be worked out. According to Rolling Stone, the due is planning 11 to 13 shows this Summer.
When we have further details, we will let you know. We have a feeling the announcement will be later this week.-DocFB
Diagnosis: I don't even want to know ticket price....