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Jay-Z and Beyonce's Cuba trip targeted by Republicans for investigation

What sort of sinister activity, Illuminati or otherwise, did Jay-Z and Beyoncé partake in when they visited Cuba for their five-year wedding anniversary? We can’t say for sure, but two Republican members of Congress are determined to find out.

Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, both from Florida, have asked the Treasury Department for more information on the type of license the famous couple obtained for their Havana holiday, Reuters reports.

“Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple’s trip as tourism, and the Castro regime touted it as such in its propaganda,” read the letter.

According to the AP and numerous photos from the trip, Jay and Bey took in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Cuba. On Wednesday night, the couple and their mothers enjoyed dinner at the tourist-favorite La Guardia restaurant, while on Thursday — the day of their anniversary — Jay strolled around puffing cigars while Beyoncé posed for pictures with the local youths.

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Jay-Z's 'Great Gatsby' soundtrack tracklist revealed: Beyonce, Andre 3000, Lana Del Rey, Jack White and more

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What does “translating the Jazz Age sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby into the musical equivalents of our own times, through the blending of hip-hop, traditional jazz, and other contemporary musical textures” mean exactly? When Jay-Z’s producing, it means will.i.am!

Well, not just him. The full tracklist for the upcoming Baz Luhrmann extravaganza’s soundtrack was released today, and it includes a varied list of artists, ranging from Beyoncé to Jack White.

As we told you earlier this week, Beyoncé and Andre 3000 will be teaming up to cover Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.” There are other covers as well: Brit soul-pop singer Emeli Sande and the Brian Ferry Orchestra do Bey’s “Crazy in Love” together; White offers his rendition of U2′s “Love Is Blindness”; and Brian Ferry covers himself, sort of, since he and his orchestra takes on Roxy Music’s “Love Is the Drug.”

All that, plus original songs from the Florence the Machine, Gotye, the XX, and, yes, Jay-Z. Check out the full tracklist below:

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Beyonce premieres new songs 'Bow Down' and 'I Been On': Hear them here

No announcements of an announcement for her. Last night, Queen Bey (rather unceremoniously) debuted new music via SoundCloud and Instagram.

Check out “Bow Down” and “I Been On” below.

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Justin Timberlake streams 'The 20/20 Experience' on iTunes. Worth the seven-year wait? -- The EW Review

It’s Justin Timberlake Week! Right on the heels of his record-making, ratings-boosting SNL-hosting gig, JT has decided to get his new album, The 20/20 Experience, out to fans early. It’s not due to hit stores until Tuesday, March 19, but it’s currently streaming on iTunes in its entirety.

The official EW review of Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience is below, and a version of it will appear in the magazine on newsstands next Friday, March 15. READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z officially announce summer stadium tour

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The rumor has been running since Jigga dropped another luxury verse on Justin Timberlake’s comeback single “Suit & Tie,” but now it’s official: Jay-Z and JT are spending the summer together.

Or at least part of the summer. This morning, the duo announced a 12-date tour that will take them into some of the country’s best baseball and football stadiums. The pairing will launch the trek—dubbed Legends of the Summer—at Toronto’s Rogers Centre on July 17 (a few days after they co-headline the Wireless Festival in London), and they’ll wrap up at Miami’s Sun Live Stadium on August 16.

In between, they’ll hit New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Baltimore, Detroit, Boston, Hershey, and Philadelphia. Sorry, most of the South and the non-California West—no Jay and Justin for you! Don’t feel bad though; Brooklyn also gets denied a show even though Jay-Z kinda sorta has his own arena there.

The complete list of tour dates is below. Tickets go on sale to the public on February 28, save for the concert at New York’s Yankee Stadium (the details on that one will come soon).  READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z to headline Wireless festival in London

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will headline the Wireless festival at Olympic Park on July 12 and July 13, respectively. The festival announced the full line-up of performers on their website, which includes Frank Ocean, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and more. To prepare for the experience the festival’s website advises “Lads, get that suit and tie sorted.”

At the Grammys, Timberlake and Jay-Z performed “Suit & Tie” together and earlier this month there were rumors that the two were planning a joint stadium tour. Hopefully, this announcement is a step in the right direction.

In the meantime/if you don’t live around London, Timberlake’s new album, The 20/20 Experience, comes out March 19.

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Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z put on their fancy pants for 'Suit & Tie' video: Watch it here!

We heard the track, we watched the lyric video, we experienced the Rat Pack-channeling live performance at the Grammys —and now it’s time for the official video for Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie.”

The official video for Timberlake’s big comeback single was directed by David Fincher (who last told Timberlake what to do on film in The Social Network) and is chock full of not-cheap Tom Ford suits.

It’s lovely, it’s louche, and it’s in black and white. Give it a watch below.  READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z reportedly planning joint stadium tour

Are you ready to mix your J.T. with your J.Z.?

The “Suit and Tie” BFFs Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are planning to launch a massive 10-city tour together, according to a report from the New York Post‘s Page Six. (EW’s requests for comment to the artists’ reps have not yet been returned.)

Officially, the two artists — who performed together at Sunday’s Grammys, sat together with a shared reservoir of booze, and shared the stage at an afterparty at the Hollywood Palladium the same night  – have kept mum about their plans for the immediate future. Yet Timberlake did say on the Grammy red carpet, “We’re definitely going to go on tour. I don’t know how much I should say. It’s going to be a lot of fun, I know that.”

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Rick Ross, Jay-Z, and Dr. Dre sued over '3 Kings'

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Poor Rick Ross. This week, somebody filled one of his cars with bullet holes, and now a pair of songwriters are taking aim at his wallet.

Ross, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, producer Jake One, and Universal Music Group (the company that houses Ross’ label) have all collectively been sued by Clara Shepherd Warrick and Jimmy Lee Weary, the pair of songwriters responsible for 1976′s “I’m So Grateful (Keep In Touch).” Why would they file such a suit? Because according to papers filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the parties responsible for the God Forgives, I Don’t single “3 Kings” did not properly clear the sample of “I’m So Grateful (Keep In Touch)” around which that song is built. Weary is credited as a co-writer, but the pair says they have not been properly compensated nor did they grant permission for the sample’s use.

Not only do the pair object to the use of their sample, but also to the context in which it was presented. “The video [for '3 Kings'] includes very graphic depictions of drug use, vulgarity, nudity, gun violence, criminal conduct, actions demeaning to women, and many other items that are certainly inconsistent with Plaintiffs’ wishes for how Plaintiffs’ song would be portrayed,” the lawsuit said.

The suit is well-timed for maximum exposure, as Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t is up for Best Rap Album at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Jay-Z is also among the most-honored artists, with six nominations.

Give a listen to “3 Kings” and “I’m So Grateful (Keep In Touch)” below. It’s pretty clear the sample is there (no one seems to be denying this), and it’s doubly strange that Weary received a writing credit but apparently no compensation (and Warrick got no notice at all). READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake explains new album title: 'It's music you can see'

Justin Timberlake doesn’t have much of a track record with album titles. His solo debut was a pun on his name, and the follow-up was a surreal word collage. His new record is called The 20/20 Experience, but what does it mean? Is he particularly driven by ABC news magazines? Deeply concerned about marksman-quality vision? Establishing a bar that is exactly half as awesome as Jay-Z’s 40/40? Is it a reference to the fact that the whole experience of creating the album consisted of 20 songs in 20 days?

Timberlake revealed the science behind the name this morning on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. “It more or less came out of I was playing some of the stuff for my friends and they would come in and out of the studio and I’d say, ‘What do you think of this?’” Timberlake explained. “And my best friend said, ‘This is music that you can see,’ and for some reason that stuck with me.”

So there you have it: Justin Timberlake’s new album is a concept record about synesthesia.

Seacrest also got a few other details out of Timberlake. READ FULL STORY

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