Well, the rumors proved to be true and just like that Justin Timberlake has moved right back into the music world almost like he never left. Through his homepage he offered an open letter to his fans and officially announced his new album, The 20/20 Experience due out later this year.
Shortly after announcing he'll be dropping a new album, the singer has released his first new track, "Suit and Tie," featuring HOV himself, Jay-Z and was also produced by Timbaland. It's very Timberlake. You know, a reintroduction to that R&B flow that showcases his infectious white boy swag, which comes so naturally for the Tennassee native. It's soulful, dreamy, and has an amazing beat.
Take a close look behind the scenes of how Jay Z's inaugural concert at Brooklyn's newest sporting and concert area, the Barclay's Center was put together. Fans can catch an intimate side of Jay and even catch his infamous subway ride to close out his eight show run in his hometown. A must-watch moment is his chat with an older woman he meets on the train. Watch below.
Through the course of the past year, it seems like at any point there would be a headline that came out of the woodwork that read 'Chris Brown and Rihann Reunite.' Well folks, following weeks of rumors, it appears that today is that day.
People began to talk when the two began recording songs together and it continued when they were seen vacationing together in the South of France. But people are definitely talking now after Chris Brown was seen leaving Rihanna's hotel yesterday, the same day which it was announced that Brown and (now former girlfriend) Karrueche Tran were calling it quits.
Last night, Jay-Z hosted the Grand Opening for his new 40/40 Club at The Barclays Center. Joining him at the event were big name celebs and a handful of gifted athletes. Rihanna, J Cole, and Questlove were in attendance, as well as a handful of players from the Brooklyn Nets. The new dad was all smiles at the event, excited to bring some happiness to Brooklyn.
Those who have awaited the highly anticipated arena will be more than satisfied with the results. The 40/40 Club looks out into the massive arena, giving bar goers another venue to watch the game from. The club is covered with flat screen TVs, with dining tables, swanky seats, and a giant bar right in the center of it all. It is sure to be packed on game nights. Check out photos of the new hot spot and the famous faces that showed up last night!
A new wave of culture is about to hit Brooklyn. The Barclays Center is finally opening its doors to the public. Home to the re-named Brooklyn Nets, the arena is sure to bring a liveliness that the BK has been missing since the Dodger's parted ways for LA in 1957.
The cutting-edge 18,000 seat arena will be formally welcomed with a concert by co-owner of the Nets as well as Brooklyn's own, the one and only, Jay Z. The rap mogel will be taking the reigns of with an eight night residency starting Friday, Sept. 28 until Oct. 6th. Upcoming events inlcude the Harlem Globetrotters, Barbra Streisand, SENSATION, John Legend and Journey.
High Altitude Oktoberfest: 230 Fifth is bringing Oktoberfest to a whole new level. From Sept. 22 until Oct. 7th, five German beers and two Germanic gastronomic classics will be added to the menu at the well-known rooftop lounge. Brews will sell for $6/bottle, $8/half liter, and $16/liter and German eats such as giant pretzels and bratwurst will go for $9. On Sept. 29th, from 12-6pm, make sure to drop by to start dancing up a storm along with Bavarian oompah music, play Teutonic inspired games and prizes, and gaze upon plenty of Fall decor.
Extended Sambahour: Both Sushisamba locations in the city are extending their immensely popular 'happy hour' from Sunday through Friday. Fan favorites such as the Classic Mojito and Yellowtail Tiradito will now be available for just $6 from 4-7pm and 11pm-close. If this isn't a deal to die for, I don't know what is!
The festival's first day of performers consists of Jay-Z, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Calvin Harris, Maybach Music Group (Feat. Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Gary Clark Jr., D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Michael Woods, Otto Knows and Savoy.
Day two will bring even more talent like Pearl Jam, Drake, Chris Cornell, Jill Scott, Run DMC/Return of The Legendary Kings of Rock, X, Santigold, DJ Shadow (DJ Set), Betatraxx, Rita Ora, Burns and The Knocks.
Tickets are available here.
As reported last week, Jay-Z has brought the 40/40 Club to Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. After a grueling public hearing discussing the venue’s liquor license capabilities, the New York Post has reported that the 40/40 Club will not offer bottle service to its guests.
Some will care about this stipulation, and some will be indifferent. Either way, there will still be booze. Hard liquor will be sold in shot or drink form, and bottles of champagne and wine will available for purchase in the restaurant.
Additionally, unlike other venues that require the service of alcohol to discontinue after the commencement of the fourth quarter, the 40/40 Club will halt sales at 2AM. We could only wonder how much this decision was influenced by recent events.