RAPPER'S DELIGHT
First Listen: Trae Tha Truth Releases

Since the beginning of 2014 Trae Tha Truth has garnered notable success with singles like, "Danny Glover" and "Reckless.” The Houston rapper continues to climb up the success ladder with his latest single "Breathe Easy" freestyle, featuring Brooklyn's Troy Ave and L.A.'s Problem. Each verse delivered by the three emcees complements one another over a DJ Cardiak produced beat, which includes a sample of Jay Z's "Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)". The hook on the freestyle is also an interpolation of Jay's original from his sixth studio album, The Blueprint. Although rumors have surfaced that Truth's debut album Banned, will be released under Grand Hustle later in 2014; a set date for the album's release has not yet been confirmed. Give the "Breathe Easy" freestyle a listen and let us know what you think.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Beyonce and Jay-Z Prepping For A Joint Summer Tour
WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Picks: Saturday At The Anchor

When you think downtown hip, The Anchor fits every common conception to the T, and then some. The Anchor is a trendy, alluring bar on the lower West side of Manhattan commonly frequented by the glamorous, rich, and famous--we're talking the likes of Kanye West, LeBron James, and Jay-Z here. Besides having a laundry list of celebrity clientele, The Anchor is also well known for being the site of many professional events for big names like HBO, Showtime, MoMa, TED, Google, Sony, and more.

INDUSTRY NEWS
College to Offer Sociology Course Based on Miley Cyrus


Although twerking will not be required, Skidmore College, located in Saratoga Springs, NY will be offering a summer sociology course focused on Miley Cyrus. The course is called, “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media,” and will be taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Carolyn Chernoff.

After Cyrus’ performed at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Chernoff got the idea for the new course. “I was teaching a course called Youth Culture in and out of School, and the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards became the twerk heard ’round the world. I showed that video to my class, and the students had so much to say,” Chernoff stated to the Saratoga Springs newspaper The Saratogian.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Taylor Swift Should Write a Song about How Much Money She Makes

If you aren't a T-Swift fan, then this news might horrify you. Billboard has reported that the country-pop crooner made more money than anyone else in music in 2013--to the tune of nearly $40 million.

Yeah, forty MILLION dollars.

Under T-Swift is Kenny Chesney, who made about $33 million last year. Yeah, but that's still SEVEN MILLION LESS THAN T-SWIFT!

EARGASMIC
Beyoncé Releases Visual For "Partition"

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter brings us the visual for her latest single, “Partition.” In a clip from her “Self-Titled” documentary, Queen Bey explains that the inspiration for the video came after taking her then fiancé and now husband Jay Z, to a strip club called Crazy Horse, for his birthday. “The day that I got engaged was my husband’s birthday, and I took him to ‘Crazy Horse’ and I remember thinking, ‘Damn, these girls are fly,” the singer recounted. “I just thought it was the ultimate show. I was like, ‘Wish I was up there, I wish I could perform that for my man.’ So that’s what I did for the video.” Check out Mr. and Mrs. Carter as they heat things up on the big screen below!

CULTURE CLUB
Where to See and Where to Be Seen on the FW Scene

Unless you are one of the blessed be, with a seat in the front row of a show, or even standing room, then you need to know what are the hottest spots in NYC. Lucky for you, we are to the rescue with a list of the hot to trot locations this New York Fashion Week.

About: In September 2013, Bar Naná, a new nightlife destination from Trey Hospitality, was unveiled in New York City's Meatpacking District. Bar Naná blends South American and French influences to create a uniquely considered nightlife offering in New York.With crafted cocktails, custom uniforms by Olivier Theyskens and a beautiful design, Bar Naná aims to appeal to an eclectic crowd, with a diverse mix of ages and tastes.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Beyonce-Themed Valentine's Day Dinner

Brucie, an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, will feature a special menu for Valentine's Day inspired by Beyonce and her boo Jay-Z. The Carrol Gardens eatery put together appetizers, pastas, and a main course with punny names and related ingredients.

For example, the starter options include dishes like Blue Ivy (smoked blue potatoes, chiriboga blue, trout roe, and watercress) and Oysters Rocafella. Items on the pasta menu are Jay-Ziti ("Carter" clothbound cheddar, speck, sweet potato, and sage pistu) and Halo (angel hair pasta, truffle, burnt angel food cake breadcrumbs). The last course is composed of meat entrees as per typical Italian style, with options like Breastiny's Child, a veal breast braciole, pickled fig, sopresatta, and goat yogurt or the Drunk in Love with negroni short rib, beef heart salad, and farro gremalata. Don't forget to add some Beyonce-ified sides such as the Diva is a female version of a brusstla (which we're assuming means brussel sprouts).

THE SCENE
56th Annual Grammy's : Best Dressed and Worst Dressed

Boom! And like that the 56th Annual Grammys were over!

If you were also too busy playing Guitar Hero - heres a recap of the best and worst looks of the Grammy's 2014!

Is anyone else reminded of Jennifer Lopez's 2013 Golden Globes dress?

We love the sheer lace on both divas ! Props ladies!

Nothing is more perfect for a music awards show than parchment colored dress covered in the score of an opera. Right?

INDUSTRY NEWS
Our Grammys Wrap Up

Every year the Grammys provides audience viewers with an unforgettable night full of great performances, surprise appearances, amazing spectacles and a bunch of funny celebrity moments that make for the perfect gifs. So if you're living under a rock and missed the spectacle that is the Grammys this year, then we've got you covered with a wrap up of the coolest, craziest, and most hilarious moments of the night- all in gif form. Enjoy.

Beyonce opens up the show with a strip tease performance of "Drunk in Love" with her partner in crime.