Picture This http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this Your favorite celebrity photos Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:22:00 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 test video http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2014/08/07/test-video/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2014/08/07/test-video/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:13:55 +0000 admin http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/?p=3171

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Lessons Learned from Love Flicks http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2013/02/15/lessons-learned-from-love-flicks/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2013/02/15/lessons-learned-from-love-flicks/#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:30:01 +0000 ccane http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/?p=3165

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Lessons Learned from Love Flicks Best advice — and corniest lines — from our favorite rom-coms.

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Black Presidents on Film http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2013/01/23/black-presidents-on-film-2/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2013/01/23/black-presidents-on-film-2/#comments Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:18:12 +0000 ccane http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/?p=3161

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Black Presidents on Film Take a look at the top Black presidents on film and TV.

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Hustle Man: Jay-Z’s Many Jobs http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2013/01/07/hustle-man-jay-zs-many-jobs/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2013/01/07/hustle-man-jay-zs-many-jobs/#comments Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:07:52 +0000 rconway http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/?p=3156

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Hov, the Hardest Working Man in Showbiz

Jay-Z is known for rocking a Yankees-fitted — or most recently a Brooklyn Nets one. But in reality, he’s a man of many hats. Jay-Z is much more than just rapper: Recently word leaked that Hov was helping to score the upcoming film adaptation of the classic novel The Great Gatsby. It’s yet another notch in the belt for a man with an ever-expanding resume. Here, we list Jay-Z’s many job titles. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the hardest working man in showbiz. —Alex Gale

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Club Owner

Jay-Z owns the 40/40 Club, a chain of sports bars and lounges. The newest location just opened its doors at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, but there are plans to open new branches at 20 airports across the nation.

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Co-Brand Director

Jay-Z was named co-brand director for Budweiser Select in 2006, advising the company on marketing programs, ads and special events.

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The Rundown: Game, Jesus Piece http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/12/11/the-rundown-game-jesus-piece/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/12/11/the-rundown-game-jesus-piece/#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:34:28 +0000 rconway http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/?p=3150

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The Rundown, Game’s Jesus Piece

Despite his name, it’s difficult to discern when Game is playing and when he isn’t. He’s one of rap’s biggest provocateurs and most effective trolls, after all. So it was hard to know what to make of the controversial cover to his new album, Jesus Piece. The image, which blended a seeming gang member with a saint, suggests a deep exploration of the lines between good and evil, between religion and real life.  Because Game’s never been one for album-length statements, it was easy to think the only one here was “any publicity is good publicity.” Which way did Game end up going? A concept or just a product? And more importantly: Does it sound good? Check out this track-by-track rundown of Game’s Jesus Piece to find our answers to these questions and more. — Alex Gale

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“Ali Bomaye” feat. 2 Chainz and Rick Ross

Another scary beat from Black Metaphor (who also produced the previous track) matches the murderous motives the title suggests with a sped-up soul sample, relentless hi-hats and thumping tuned 808s. Chainz’ verse opens the song, but misfires with an offbeat, out-of-place line (“I like clubs where all the women working naked”), and his sense of humor seems superficial compared to the gravitas of the beat and verses from Ross and Game, who ramps up his energy level here.

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“Jesus Piece” feat. Kanye West and Common

Game finally begins to explore the conceptual meat-and-potatoes promised on the album cover with the title track. Over a fantastic beat laced with building piano chords and reversed choir samples, Game is at his gravelly best. Kanye, a master of mixing the profane and holy, assists on the hook, but Common sounds like an afterthought.

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Let’s Do Diss Again: Diss-Track Sequels We Want to Hear http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/12/10/lets-do-diss-again-diss-track-sequels-we-want-to-hear/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/12/10/lets-do-diss-again-diss-track-sequels-we-want-to-hear/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:53:47 +0000 rconway http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/?p=3143

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Let’s Do Diss Again: Diss-Track Sequels We Want to Hear

The beef that never ends just got some new life. After 50 Cent dissed Game on his new single “My Life,” the Compton MC is now claiming he may resurrect an old anti-50 track of his, “300 Bars and Running,” to respond. “My freestyle that killed G-Unit, the whole staff, record label and clothes, is ‘300 Bars.’ I might have to go in and double that up and just really say everything I want to say,” he said during an interview on L.A.’s Power 106 FM. “There’s more to say.” We’re glad to hear it, ’cause whether your Team 50 or not, the original was a must-listen. But it isn’t the only iconic diss track that should get a part two. Click on for a list of other soundclash classics that deserve a sequel. —Alex Gale

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Common, “The B—h in Yoo”

Youngbloods who remember Common for his butter-soft sartorial sense and goo-goo eyes with Erykah Badu would be shocked by the venom he unleashed on an unsuspecting Ice Cube and Westside Connection on “The Bitch in Yoo.” If only his lukewarm beef with Drake had inspired a second installment.

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Nas, “Ether”

It probably wouldn’t do wonders for him at his next alimony/child support hearing, but we wonder if Nas has another “Ether” in him somewhere—this time, directed at Kelis. Yes, it would be intrusive and kinda sad, but let’s be serious: You know you wouldn’t be able to resist listening.

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Wildcat: Katt Williams’s Craziest Moments http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/12/06/wildcat-katt-williamss-craziest-moments/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/12/06/wildcat-katt-williamss-craziest-moments/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:35:48 +0000 ccane http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/?p=3139

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Wildcat: Katt Williams’s Craziest Moments A look back at the bad boy’s arrests, outbursts and drama.

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Rebuilding: When Rap Bosses Revamp Their Crews http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/11/21/rebuilding-when-rap-bosses-revamp-their-crews/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/11/21/rebuilding-when-rap-bosses-revamp-their-crews/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:51:14 +0000 rconway http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/?p=3134

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Rebuilding: When Rap Bosses Revamp Their Crews

The No Limit tank is rolling again. Well, sort of. Master P recently unveiled his new crew, The Louis V Mob, featuring him and two young mixtape upstarts, D.C.’s Fat Trel and Atlanta’s Alley Boy. The collective will also reportedly include his son Romeo, Eastwood and others, and if it pops, Master P could find his footing as one of rap’s biggest moguls for the first time since his legendary No Limit label began to falter in the early 2000s. But P isn’t the only hip hop exec who’s attempted to revamp his flagging clique. Read on for more examples.

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Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group

Aside from a newly resurrected Gunplay, the current front men of Rick Ross’ MMG — Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley and Maybach O — are totally different than the label’s first generation, which was highlighted by Masspike Miles and Triple Cs.

T.I. and Grand Hustle

T.I. started his Grand Hustle imprint with a roster that included Young Dro and members of his own group, P$C. But when Tip appeared on the Cypher at the BET Hip Hop Awards earlier this year, the label showed a new face, featuring B.o.B., Chip, Iggy Azalea and Trae tha Truth.  

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12 Musical Moments We’re Thankful for in 2012 http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/11/21/12-musical-moments-were-thankful-for-in-2012/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/11/21/12-musical-moments-were-thankful-for-in-2012/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:50:37 +0000 rconway http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/?p=3128

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12 Musical Moments We’re Thankful for in 2012

There’s a lot for us to be grateful for in 2012 — food, family, Barack’s re-election, the Knicks’ 8-1 record. But some of the things that made us smile most this year were in the world of music. It’s been 10 months of inspiration, hilarity, and above all, great music. Read on to see the 12 musical moments that we’re most thankful in 2012. —Alex Gale

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Jay-Z Breaks in Barclays

From Marcy to Madison Square to his own arena. Jay-Z’s epic eight-show opening run at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, which he co-owns, was nothing short of inspirational.

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The West Coast Takes Over The Cypher

The West Coast Cypher at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards was one for the history books, with OGs Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, E-40, Xzibit and DJ Quik trading bars with newcomers YG and Kendrick Lamar. “Respect the West,” Kurupt’s shirt read, and after this it was impossible not to.

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Lost Files: Unreleased Songs We Want to Hear http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/11/08/lost-files-unreleased-songs-we-want-to-hear/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/2012/11/08/lost-files-unreleased-songs-we-want-to-hear/#comments Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:41:31 +0000 rconway http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/picture-this/?p=3123

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Lost Files: Unreleased Songs We Want to Hear

Pretty much the entire Internet is singing the praises of Kendrick Lamar’s new albumgood kid, m.A.A.d. city. Well, everyone except Lady Gaga fans. Gaga’s “monsters” were no doubt disappointed that the pair’s reported collaboration didn’t make the album. Gaga and Kendrick worked on a song called “Partynauseous,” but due to legal red tape and artistic disagreements, it wasn’t cleared for the album. That doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear it though. In fact, we’ll make it the first track on the following playlist of dope, unreleased music we’d love to listen to. Click on to check out the best mixtape you’ll never hear. —Alex Gale

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2Pac’s Sex Tape Banger

Last year, a sex tape of Tupac made the rounds. The 20-year-old clip features Pac receiving oral sex from a groupie while holding a blunt and talking to Money B. Honestly, that’s not much of a surprise—judging from some of his lyrics, that sounds like a typical Monday for Pac. The real shocker was the unreleased track that was playing in the background. We’re not the only ones who want to hear it in full: Beverage company NOHO offered $1 million for the rights to use it in a commercial.

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Nas feat. Frank Ocean, “No Such Thing As White Jesus”

This widely reported powerhouse collaboration between Nas, Frank Ocean—which New York Times writer Jon Caramanica, who heard Ocean’s hook, called “what Nas needs right now”—won’t ever see the light of day: The producer, Hit-Boy, lost the recording session on his hard drive. Back up your computers, kids.

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