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2 hrs ago | River Front Times

In Defense of Liking Music for No Good Reason

Why did you like Yeezus ? Did you find it anarchic? Did you like how it challenged racial norms in a confrontational, blacked-out way? Did you like its minimalism? Or its maximalism? Did you find the songs to speak to a larger narrative of where Kanye West is artistically and emotionally? Did you appreciate the videos, or the bloodthirstiness? Did ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Kanye West

6 hrs ago | Salon

G-Unit raps about police brutality: "They killed a few and they gonna kill some more"

The song ridicules a fictional character for calling 9-1-1: "You put your hands up, you still getting shot" One of the 6 tracks on G-Unit's new album, "The Beauty Of Independence," is an angry, raw, sad rap that responds to police brutality, institutionalized racism and the devastating fate of too many young black men in this country.

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Related Topix: 50 Cent, Rap, G-Unit, Young Buck, Ferguson, MO

11 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Angela Bassett shrugs off controversy over Whitney Houston biopic

Actress-turned-director Angela Bassett is adamant the controversy over her upcoming Whitney Houston biopic will give the project a boost by piquing the public's interest.

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Related Topix: Whitney Houston, Pop/Rock, Yaya DaCosta

15 hrs ago | KPRR-FM El Paso

N.W.A. Cast Up-And-Coming Actor As Snoop Dogg

Up-and-coming actor Keith Stanfield will play a young Snoop Dogg in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton .

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Related Topix: N.W.a., Rap, Ice Cube

19 hrs ago | Philly.com

Assault rifle on tour bus after fatal Wiz Khalifa concert shooting

AS TATTLE reported yesterday, Wiz Khalifa canceled his concert Saturday night in California after a person was shot and killed backstage at his Friday-night show.

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Related Topix: Wiz Khalifa, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles, Rap, Entertainment, Television

23 hrs ago | Mr.

Iggy Azalea Takes the Plunge

This story sort of got lost in the shuffle with the fun of the VMA Awards, but during a dress rehearsal for the show, pop singer Iggy Azalea managed to take a tumble off the stage.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Jennifer Lopez

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KURB-FM Little Rock

Barry Manilow to Sing with Dearly Departed Legends on New Album "My Dream Duets"

Sure, anyone can make an album of star-studded duets these days, but Barry Manilow has come up with his own twist on the concept: he's going to be singing only with artists who are no longer with us.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston

Reuters

Hip hop mogul Suge Knight has 'lost a lot of blood': family

Hip hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, who was shot and wounded at a Los Angeles nightclub over the weekend, was resting at a local hospital but had "lost a lot of blood," his family said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Inglewood, CA, Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Rap

San Bernardino County Sun

Charlie Wilson, Easton Corbin and others bring musical mix to Los Angeles County Fair

When: Zendaya with guest Trevor Jackson, Aug. 29; Charlie Wilson, Aug. 31; David Nail and Easton Corbin with guest Jamie Lynn Spears, Sept.

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Related Topix: Easton Corbin, Country, Los Angeles County, CA, The Manhattans, R-N-B, Funk, Celebrities, LL Cool J, Rap

WJIZ-FM Albany

13 Reasons Aaliyah Is Still One In A Million

Today marks 13 years after R&B star Aaliyah tragically passed away in a plane crash.

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Related Topix: Romeo Must Die, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, R-N-B, Aaliyah

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Marsha Ambrosius Respects Beyonce's Power Moves; Recalls Favorite VMA Moment

Marsha Ambrosius is looking forward to seeing the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, especially since Beyonce leads all nominees with eight nods, including one for Video of the Year for "Drunk in Love."

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, Marsha Ambrosius, MTV Video Music Awards, Music!, Floetry

ABC News

Prince to Release New Album This Month

The pop icon announced Monday that he would release "Art Official Age" on Warner Bros.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Purple Rain, Music!, Prince, Pop-Funk, Entertainment

DurhamRegion.com

LL Cool J lends a hand for NYC schoolkids

In this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, file photo, host LL Cool J speaks on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center, in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, LL Cool J, Rap, Music, Grammy Awards, Music!

WSYR-AM Syracuse

Beyonce Gives Flawless Performance, Accepts Video Vanguard Award From Jay Z & Blue Ivy

The 2014 VMAs was a special night for Beyonce . Queen Bey was honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award following a flawless performance medley.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Hip-Hop, R-N-B

Hampshire Chronicle

Sheeran Sings his way to MTV award

Ed Sheeran beat heavyweights Pharrell, Eminem and John Legend to take the best male video award at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B, Hip-Hop

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WXLO-FM Worcester

Miley Wins "Video of the Year," Doesn't Twerk; Beyonce Dominates Performances at 2014 MTV VMAs

After last year's twerk heard 'round the world, what could Miley Cyrus possibly do for an encore at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards? Take home the Video of the Year trophy in a surprise upset -- and then turn her acceptance speech into a powerful call to action.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B, Hip-Hop, Music!, MTV Video Music Awards, Ferguson, MO

WRAL.com

G Unit surprises fans, digitally releases 6 songs

The rap group dropped "The Beauty of Independence" extended play at midnight, mirroring Beyonce's successful surprise release of her self-titled album last year.

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Related Topix: 50 Cent, Rap, G-Unit

KPRR-FM El Paso

PHOTOS: Jennifer Lopez & Amber Rose's Barely There VMA Looks

Yowza! Jennifer Lopez and Amber Rose are both rocking barely-there, beaded, silver looks on the MTV VMA red carpet, and they look goooood! Amber is definitely showing the most skin, but JLo's outfit doesn't leave much to the imagination either.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez

Nanaimo Daily News

Who will own the MTV Video Music Awards? Miley, Beyonce, Iggy, Nicki, Ariana set for big night

Charli XCX poses with a MTV Moonman statue at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Press Preview Day at the Forum on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Related Topix: Charli XCX, Beyonce, Dance, Music!, R-N-B, MTV Video Music Awards, Hip-Hop, Inglewood, CA, Pop/Rock

Star-Telegram.com

Rap mogul Suge Knight hurt in nightclub shooting

Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.

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Related Topix: Marion 'Suge' Knight, Los Angeles County, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Inglewood, CA, Dr. Dre, Rap

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