They knew it was coming.
So Beyonce’s pregnant. Finally. For real this time. And not with something metaphorical, but an actual child from Jay-Z’s loins. Making the announcement official last night at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (by publicly cupping and rubbing her belly), fans, friends and family screamed (and Tweeted) in shock and awe.
But, had you been paying attention to the couple’s lyrics over the last decade, you would have known this day was coming! It was just all about timing.
They've conquered globally, next up is locally
From: New York, California and Boston
Why You Should Know Them: Because one million YouTube viewers can't be wrong.
Not an album, nor a man you can bring home to Mom
If you were at all worried that The Weeknd would sell out and return with a "sophomore" - let's forget these are mixtapes for a moment - album comprised of "I love you" letters and lessons, fear no more. The sudden burst of color on his Thursday mixtape cover is more ironic than indicative. And though I didn't think it was possible, he divulges more about his debaucherous (and decadent) life of sex and drugs than he did on his debut House Of Balloons.
Like his name, he does in fact rock
From: Chicago, Illinois
Why You Should Know Him: Because Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy says so.
The very thorough, analytical breakdown
In Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “Otis” video, the two legends, a mentor and his equally-great predecessor, look different: Jay, 20 years younger than we know him to be, and Kanye much happier than his rants allow us to believe.
He loves the West$ide and so should you
From: Leimert Park, CA
Why You Should Know Him: Because in the world of digital Hip Hop, he's making moves offline.
Beyonce's "boy toy" launches his own music career.
And make it an entirely visual experience
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