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FULL VIDEO: Beyonce's "Year Of 4" Mini-Documentary

 

Beyonce's giving us a refreshing peek into her journey of creating her love-it-or-hate-it album 4. She was ready to get back to the fun of it all. And she shows us what inspired her to do so in tonight's MTV/BET mini-documentary called "Year of 4."

Mama Tina encouraged her to not let life pass her by.  So after being exhausted after the last world tour and constant video and photoshoots and interviews and travel, Bey says she decided to take a year to herself just to do fun things she's always wanted to do.  Like travel and spend time with family and friends.

She spoke on leaving her only manager she's ever had--her father.  And she revealed why saying, "a real change meant separating from him."

She's managing her team of "people" and paid for her own studio time herself instead of going through her label.  So the type of music she released is a result of her being free just to have fun.  There's a clip of her working on the "Girls" choreography with Frank Gatson and the African dancers Tofu Tofu

There's also a clip of her doing her album cover photoshoots in her and Jay's penthouse suite in Paris.  And we get an inside peek into how she tapped her hubby Jay, her cousin Angie, and her close friends to help her choose the 10-12 songs for the album. 

Check out the full video below in case you missed it:

 

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ENCOURAGING....LOVE IT :-)

ENCOURAGING....LOVE IT :-)
HeyYoggie's picture

The album is fabulous! But

The album is fabulous! But this docu actually kinda bought me to tears. She's so humble, hard-working, and sweet. She definitely deserves all of the success she has gained thus far.
Anonymous's picture

i hope those guys got paid

i hope those guys got paid for their hardwork. they didn't know her name, so clearly they had no idea who exactly they were working for, just hope they get paid. that's all. other than that, i bought the album..and so far its just ok :(
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album is amazing and i love

album is amazing and i love her so much i cant even explain it
Mila's picture

I totally agree! I burned a

I totally agree! I burned a copy of the album when it was leaked and I loved it so much that I went out and purchased it when it was released. So my burn copy is in my stereo at home and the real cd stays in my radio in my car. My 8 year old and 3 year old knows ever song that's how much I listen to her album. I'm an 80's baby and Party takes me back to that 80's and 90's music. Love on Top really shows her vocal control and kind of reminds me of a Michael Jackson joint. Like you said her album is amazing
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She is AWESOME! Hands down!

She is AWESOME! Hands down! FAB! Say what you want but the girl is bad! MICHAEL JACKSON BAD!
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Loved the docu...but, with

Loved the docu...but, with all the $$ Bey has, did Tofu Tofu really have to fly Coach??
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BTW - is she and jay in love?

BTW - is she and jay in love? I think so, I think there is still some admiration there, but there are different levels of love. Every time we see them together they are not often holding hands or affectionate but I do beleive there is love there. It is not wrong, just different.
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She is definitely a

She is definitely a performer, definitely. But the album is horrible. There are only 2 standout songs, not enough to justify buying the album. But yes, this woman can peform. Will she be a legend? i don't know. When I think legend, I think of Michael Jackson. To this day, I still have him down as the most talented singer/songwriter this world has ever seen. Don't believe me - go listen to Man in the Mirror..
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My respect and love of Bey

My respect and love of Bey just brings me to tears! She is a QUEEN! I love her new album!
Anonymous's picture

Why people still continue to

Why people still continue to question the love that Jay Z and Beyonce have for each other is beyond me..It's really none of any one's business..
Anonymous's picture

Why did she put jay z in it,

Why did she put jay z in it, i hope she finds a man that really loves her cuz he clearly shows that he doesn't. i mean look how he treats here
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THANK U BEYONCE FOR SHARING

THANK U BEYONCE FOR SHARING YOUR JOURNEY WITH YOUR TRUE FANS AND FOR GIVING THE AFRICAN GUYS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY ..!! LOVE YOU FOREVER!!
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I watched the doc on VH1. I

I watched the doc on VH1. I loved it and love Bey. I loved the last one she did too and I think it had the same overall energy. It's to make someone who has become such a huge superstar seem more 'human' to the viewer, so you can relate again and therefore, buy her music. I've always thought she was a great performer, especially live. If you see her live, no matter what you think of her CDs, you will love her. It's worth your money. That woman performs! Like old school, dance, get sweaty, interact with audience and still sound good performance and I'm not a teenie bopper, I've been to some good shows! I couldn't help thinking that she acts like she's practicing medicine and not music. It's fascinating how seriously she takes the business and the art. I listened to the album snippets on iTunes and even though I bought and didn't love her last one, I'll be buying this one. About 50% of the songs were good on fist listen, which is good for me. Only complaint...too many ballads! I like when she turns it up!
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Awesomeness...

Awesomeness...
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Lover her more and more every

Lover her more and more every day!!
white chocolate's picture

Love the video so touching

Love the video so touching and inspirational.. Thanks YBF..!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Julius is taller than the

Julius is taller than the door - LMAO!!! I love Bey!
Happy Lady's picture

She's made me a repentant

She's made me a repentant sinner and believer...haha...I spoke like I know who she was...but I like when she shares herself more and I get to see her humanity and she doesn't look like a money hungry talent. It feels good to get rid of the hate..=0)
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Beyoncé = An inspiration for

Beyoncé = An inspiration for women !
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I just bought Bey's album and

I just bought Bey's album and the album is on fire, I LOVE IT!!!! If you don't have it, go get it, her best work yet!!!!!
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I swear I gained so much more

I swear I gained so much more respect for her after watching this. She is such a humble woman. I love this chic!!!! Her body is serious too....make you wanna STAY in the gym! lol
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I have sooooo much respect

I have sooooo much respect for Beyonce! I'm not a big fan of her music but that girl can sang and her spirit is so BEAUTIFUL!!! I love her
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I watched it and i saw Bey

I watched it and i saw Bey shoot Jay the sexiest look and smile....I thot it was adorable....the pic u have is right when she started it...freaking adorable
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Um they're called TOFO

Um they're called TOFO TOFO.... u busy thinkin' bout food, huh?
DJ's picture

THA QUEEN!!!! Haters gon hate

THA QUEEN!!!! Haters gon hate cuz they cant be QUEEN Bey Bwahahahahahahahhahahahah.....go kill urselves!!!
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I THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY GOOD

I THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY GOOD VIDEO...IT DOES SHOW HOW HARD SHE WORKS AND I CAN APPRECIATE THAT!
Anonymous's picture

you can see..the difference

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Any body who doesn't like

Any body who doesn't like this woman is a pure hater smh. SHE IS THE TRUTH!!!! I wish I could be where she was without all the extreme fame. She achieved her dreams and reached for the stars something I'm struggling with. I love her so much I wish I could meet her. -Suzann Christine
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Ok..so I watched her

Ok..so I watched her performance on the BET via satellite again and the song itself was HORRIBLE however; Beyonce is a performer and no matter how lousy a song the stage show will overshadow the music. Even Michael had a couple of lousy albums. She definitely has a long way to go but she is no MICHAEL JACKSON! There was only 1. Just like there will never be another Patty Labelle, Gladys Knight, Shaka Khan, Aretha Franklin...let the legends be legends. She definitely has made her mark in the industry and will continue to do so.
lockstress's picture

Beyonce does not have any

Beyonce does not have any people around that can tell her the truth, you can tell everyone is afraid of her and Tina. Beyonce needs a best friend other than her husband. Like Oprah has Gayle. Don't get me wrong I mean a real friend not a jealous, envious, back stabbing, want to screw your man, wear your clothes be you, hate on you friend. Get my point.
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Tina was like get the F out

Tina was like get the F out of here boy with that water. I'm looking at the playback to make sure my check stay right!
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I don't know what kind of

I don't know what kind of mothers you cynical jerks have, but most of us know our mothers have our best interest at heart. You need therapy.
Anonymous's picture

I THOUGHT THAT WAS FUNNY AS

I THOUGHT THAT WAS FUNNY AS HELL!..............LOL, U R RIGHT
ANGELA's picture

Man if you can still hate on

Man if you can still hate on this good woman, your life is just miserable
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I agree. How can anyone

I agree. How can anyone watch this video and still want to hate on this woman??? I love the passion that she brings to her music, life, etc...
Carol's picture

DOPENESS!

DOPENESS!
Yas's picture

How ironic that she's taking

How ironic that she's taking a break yet were watching it.. She hasnt stopped working. I respect her hardword and dedication nonetheless
TruAries's picture

I respect her hustle. She is

I respect her hustle. She is the hardest working woman out there. The connection and passion she has for her work shines through soooo brightly.. To me, she is on the Michael Jackson level. I wish nothing but the best for her and her family.
Anonymous's picture

Love the documentary. Will be

Love the documentary. Will be getting her CD.. She on top of her game for sure. Say what you want, give her credit where it's due, She's FIERCE..
Jae's picture

Yeah she works hard just like

Yeah she works hard just like millions of other people that have regular and not so "glamorous" jobs and 50 helping hands around them, why is it so fascinating when an entertainers, athletes, work hard doing what they do, like no one else in the world works hard doing what they do, there are plenty of people that work hard, and don't no one say I don't cause I'm on here, I just got off my second job and fixin to go to my first one in an hour, but I like to just clear my mind and check out the stories and gossip on the net, I have three jobs and I be damned if anyone tell me I don't work hard
Anonymous's picture

No one is saying that she is

No one is saying that she is the only hard working person out here! I see it as her speaking for herself and other's like her, especially women, who are strong and independent. She's not trying to down anyone or say that she is better than anyone. She wants to inspire others to follow their dreams and reach for the stars. In other words, I think she is speaking for every person out here who are independent and hard working. She has a voice and the ability to literally show people what independence is whereas a lot of us don't have that ability. I think she's very inspirational and it's nice to know that she works just as hard as most of us do!
Anonymous's picture

oh stfu dont blame Beyonce

oh stfu dont blame Beyonce for ur miserable life, ur just a HATER!!! well stay da fuk mad bitch
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