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Dressing up in their absolute best, stars from every aspect of the industry showed up to the Met Gala 2014. Held on Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, everyone who was just about anyone was in attendance looking very dapper. 

Going with the dress code of “white tie,” this year’s event was inspired by British fashion designer Charles James – “America’s First Couturier”.

Taking a totally different lane of fashion than her choice at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, Rihanna was glowingly amazing in her white two-piece Stella McCartney ensemble. Sporting Givenchy while “on the run” were powerhouse couple Beyoncé and Jay Z, while crooner Frank Ocean was dapper in a white tuxedo.

Solange, who opted to dress in color, was seen in a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, and Janelle Monae looked stately in Tadashi Shoji.  

Take a look at some of the hottest looks on the red carpet below:

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It’s the Roc in here!

Say what you will about each respective artist and their personal dwellings, but you can’t deny that Roc Nation headman Jay Z, top diva Beyoncé, bad girl Rihanna and outspoken Kanye West aren’t running the game.

Get more after the jump!

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Charlie Wilson seems like he’s hotter than ever these days. On the heels of his guest feature on Kanye West’s “Bound 2,” Uncle Charlie is working on his next album, which he says will feature plenty of uptempos.

“I’m waiting to go back into the studio to come up with really, really great uptempo records that I’ve been wanting to do since the Gap Band days,” he told Billboard’s The Juice.

Wilson also said that he’s been working with long time collaborators Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder. Wiz Khalifa also recently came up to Wilson during the 2014 GRAMMYs to ask for “a hook.”

We are always here for Charlie! Peep the interview clip below and stay tuned!

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During his appearance on “Ellen” today, Mr. West debuted the Nick Knight-directed visual for “Bound 2” starring Kim Kardashian.

“Bound 2″ featuring Charlie Wilson is the second single off Yeezus to receive a visual following “Black Skinhead.”

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All Hallows Eve is upon us once again, and who doesn’t love a good scare at least once a year. It might not be common to find much frightening imagery or blood and gore in R&B videos, but some have pushed the boundaries and delivered visuals of twisted tales to make their songs even more impactful.

No one has been able to top “Thriller” just yet, which remains to be one of the greatest music videos of all time, but for your Halloween enjoyment we have compiled a list of recent and classic videos that might just cause you to keep the lights on tonight!

Get into the creepiest and scariest of R&B below…

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Here is a standout track from Pusha T’s album My Name Is My Name, set to drop on October 8th. With “Hold On”, Pusha calls Rick Ross while Kanye West brings back the auto-tune on this smooth banger.

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During his recent visit to the UK, Charlie Wilson sat with SoulCulture TV for a candid interview. The R&B legend touched on his ability of staying relevant and remaining present in today’s mainstream music scene. He spoke about his admiration for Kanye West and their work together, sharing the story of when he spoke to him about calling himself a ‘god.’

Charlie talked about the current R&B artists he likes, including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Trey Songz, Miguel and gave extra praise to those two ladies. He explained how when he talks to young male singers he always encourages them to dress well, to wear a suit and tie in particular in respect for the beautiful woman that admire them.

In addition Uncle Charlie discussed prostate cancer awareness, and shared his story of beating the disease. Peep the full interview below:

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This is the Kanye we want! The Hip-Hop superstar made a surprise appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Monday night. Joined by the incomparable legend Charlie Wilson, who once again showed off his ageless vocal talent.

The frequent collaborators were backed up by The Roots and a small choir of young singers, as they performed the Yeezus cut “Bound 2″ for the very first time.

During the opening lines, Kanye fired back at Ray J by replacing some of the lyrics. “Brandy little sister lame and he know it now,” he rapped in response to Ray J’s Kim Kardashian ode “I Hit It First.”

Watch the amazing surprise performance below!

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The World Famous Tony Williams returns with a surprise for the Fourth of July weekend. The R&B crooner releases the new video for “Wake Up Girl,” the second single from the upcoming re-release of his debut album, King or The Fool.

The album is being completely re-mixed and re-mastered, with new songs included, and is due out July 23.

“Wake Up Girl” was produced by his cousin Kanye West and co-produced by Erwin Murphy and Chris ‘Cutta’ Baldwin. In the comedic visual the singer/songwriter stresses the struggle of sharing his real feelings for his girlfriend, while he attempts to wake her up, he gets frustrated and ends up eating some of her breakfast, off of her booty!

Check out the new video below:

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Last night, kanYe West released his new album Yeezus on his site and today the folks over at Spotify have the full album on stream available. Today we get to hear the ten tracks album which features Frank Ocean, Justin Vernon, Cheif Keef, and many more.

Stream Yeezus below and purchase your copy on iTunes here.

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