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[VIDEO] Lupe Fiasco – H.A.M & Moment 4 Life (Freestyle on Westwood) by wearesme

We brought you the audio of the two big freestyles Lupe dropped on Westwood’s Radio 1Xtra show last week and now we bring you the visuals of the whole 10 minute sesh.

No prep, no iPhones or Blackberry’s; just Lupe and his raw lyrical talent. Enjoy.

SME x



[NEW MUSIC] Lupe Fiasco – Moment 4 Life (Freestyle) by wearesme

Lupe tore up Westwood’s Radio 1Xtra show in the week with a series of big freestyle’s. Other rappers take note, this is how its done. No Backberry or iPhone, as he said before his H.A.M freestyle; just deep bars over whatever beat is thrown his way. This time he takes on Drake & Nicki’s Moment 4 Life.

SME RELOAD: [NEW MUSIC] Lupe Fiasco – H.A.M (Freestyle)

SME x

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[NEW MUSIC] Lupe Fiasco – H.A.M (Freestyle on Westwood Radio 1Xtra) by wearesme
February 19, 2011, 1:39 am
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Lupe Fiasco was in London this week promoting his upcoming, highly anticipated album ‘Lasers’. While here he popped in to see the Big Dog, Tim Westwood, at Radio 1. As with most guests on the show, Westwood asked Lupe to drop a quick freestyle; Lupe obliged and went HAM over Kanye and Jiggas ‘H.A.M’.


Thanks to HypeTrak.

Lasers is released on March 8th 2011.

SME x



[NEWS] Beyonce confirmed as Glastonbury 2011 headliner by wearesme

3 years after her husband Sean Carter aka Jay-Z caused a stir when it was announced that he would be headlining at Glastonbury 2008; Beyonce has today been confirmed as the final day’s headline at this years festival.

Rumours were rife this week that Beyonce, Coldplay and U2 would be the 3 headline slots and in a statement release moments ago, B has confirmed that 1/3 of the rumours were definitely correct.

“This really is the biggest festival in the world and I cannot wait to perform there. Everyone who attends is really appreciative of music and is in such a good mood that entire weekend,” said Beyonce in a statement. “I’m pumped just thinking about that huge audience and soaking up their energy.”

Beyonce will perform a 90 minute set on the last day of the festival. It remains to be seen whether this announcement will cause as much controversy as that of her husband 3 years ago. Personally SME think it’s a brilliant move from the Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis. Beyonce is one of the worlds best who will put on an incredible show and pick up where Jay-Z left off.

SME x



[VIDEO] Oprah presents Master Class – Simon Cowell by wearesme

It was Simon Cowell’s to take part in Oprah’s Master Class series last night, the 4th episode aired on her OWN Network. Cowell follows Jay-Z whose episode we brought to you earlier this month.

Britain’s favourite love to hate character and millionaire music mogul plays the role of judge on his own actions for once; turning his critical eye on his own life and sharing what rejection, failure and, finally, great success have taught him along the way to his incredible success. Watch the full episode below:

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[VIDEO] INFLUENCERS In-Depth Series with Steve Stoute by wearesme

The makers of the brilliant INFLUENCERS documentary are continuing the series through shorter episodes titled ‘INFLUENCERS In-depth”.

In case you don’t already know; INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.

The first episode of this sub-series features Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO of Translation, a brand management firm that “arranges strategic partnerships with Pop Culture icons (Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani, Lebron James, Justin Timberlake & more) and Fortune 500 companies”. Stoute gives an interesting insight and discusses creating successful collaborations between Artists and Brands.

If you haven’t seen the full length ‘INFLUENCERS’ documentary, head over to www.influencersfilm.com/.

SME x



[NEW MUSIC] Kanye West & Jay-Z – H.A.M. by wearesme

Last week Kanye West released the artwork for his new tune with Hova via his twitter account with only the words ‘1.11.11’.

Today H.A.M (produced by Lex Luger) has been released. It is the first tune taken from the highly anticipated collaboration album between the two music gods, Watch The Throne.

“We about to go H.A.M. – hard as a motherf*cker”

Enjoy.

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[News] Kanye West & Jay-Z – H.A.M – Artwork Released by wearesme
January 7, 2011, 9:50 am
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Kanye West has released the artwork for the first and highly anticipated single from his collaboration album with Jay-Z through his Twitter page. The image was released with the words ‘1.11.11’, which means we can only assume is the release date for H.A.M.

The album Watch The Throne is due to be released in March, until then get ready for Tuesday and H.A.M.

SME x



[VIDEO] Jay-Z on ‘Operah presents – Master Class’ (OWN) by wearesme
January 5, 2011, 1:34 am
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The chat show queen and big hitter on the Forbes Rich List, Operah Winfrey, has opened her own television network.
The network opened on 01 January 2011 and one of the first shows since its opening was ‘Oprah Presents Master Class’ and the first enrollee was none other than Jay-Z.

Master class tells the stories you’ve never heard from the people you thought you knew best. Hand-picked by Oprah Winfrey for their unique impact on the world, eight true modern masters step forward to share the greatest lessons they’ve learned along the way. In an intimate setting, they share their successes, their failures, their triumphs, disappointments and heartbreak.

Master Class offers an unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of the famous people we love, respect, and admire. First season masters include Jay-Z, Simon Cowell, Sidney Poitier, Dr. Maya Angelou, Diane Sawyer, Lorne Michaels, Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Oprah Winfrey.

This ‘documentary’, if you want to call it that, was very insightful and thoroughly enjoyable; even more so while in the process of reading Jay-Z’s book ‘Decoded’.

HOVA really opens up; he speaks at length about the deeper things such as his thoughts on Religion, learning from failures, his father leaving him at the age of 11, the impact of Rap on racial relations and more.

Enjoy.






SME x



[VIDEO + SNAPS] Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye & co bring in 2011 in style @ Marquee, Las Vegas by wearesme

It was a night unlike any other the Vegas Strip has ever seen at the grand opening of Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on New Years Eve.

Acclaimed global superstar DJ Erick Morillo kicked off the night with a set in the club’s Main Room and led the countdown to 2011, while Interscope’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre got the party started in the club’s VIP room with DJ Ross One. After the Jay-Z and Coldplay private concert in the event center at The Cosmopolitan the celebrties decended en masse to the new mega club for a historic opening.

HOVA was joined by the likes of Kanye West, Flloyd Mayweather, P.Diddy and our very own Florence Welch.

Check out footage of Kanye and HOVA on the mic, and pictures from the night below. It looked incredible!

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