4 hrs ago
Masta Ace reveals his biggest influences and how music has changed
During an interview with Slam Online , Masta Ace explained, "Marley was definitely a mentor, as my first professional producer.
21 hrs ago
Public Enemy Are 'Rolling Stones' Of Rap, Chuck D Says At Hangout Fest
On a festival bill that swings from acts just breaking through to icons like Tom Petty and Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy definitely fall into the legend category.
CBS Ceo Les Moonves Joined By Wife Julie Chen, Will Arnett and LL...
Video - CBS CEO Les Moonves Joined By Wife Julie Chen, Will Arnett and LL Cool J At CBS Upfront 2013 - Part 3 CBS CEO Les Moonves Joined By Wife Julie Chen, Will Arnett and LL Cool J At CBS Upfront 2013 - Part 3 CBS CEO Les Moonves and his wife 'The Talk' host Julie Chen were among red carpet arrivals at the 2012 CBS Upfront Presentation along with ... (more)
Sun May 19, 2013
The Jersey Journal
Song of the Week, 'Cruise,' Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly
In an interview I did with him last week, but which won't be published until June, LL Cool J told me that he believes only history can judge "Accidental Racist." Eventually, said the rapper, his maligned collaboration with Brad Paisley will be re-evaluated, and he points out that President Obama was elected on a program of Mason-Dixon ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
For those of us who came of age during the early years of hip-hop, AVA at Casino del Sol has quite a show hitting the stage this week, as four of the biggest and bestest rap acts of the era have combined to tour as Kings of the Mic .
Tue May 14, 2013
Eve tarnishes reputation with 'Lip Lock'
"Lukewarm" is a good word to describe Eve's 'Lip Lock' album. The once Ruff Ryder label artist who became well known for having a pseudo-gangsta side promoting her label's street rowdy hip hop bangers has turned soft and mushy with her delivery of inspirational tunes and love songs from 'Lip Lock'. With only 12 tracks and no bonuses, this album ... (more)
River Front Times
The Six Worst Hybrids Of Country Music and Rap
There is absolutely nothing wrong with cross-genre collaboration. Anything that widens an artist or listener's musical scope is encouraged.
Mon May 13, 2013
'NCIS: LA' season 4 finale sneak peek: Will Kensi and Deeks say what they mean?
"NCIS: Los Angeles" ends its fourth season this week with "Descent," and on Monday, May 13, CBS released a sneak peek featuring the will they/won't they couple of the show.
Q: LL Cool J Talks Def Jam Beginnings, Failures And Beefs That Got Under His Skin
LL Cool J dubbed himself the "G.O.A.T." for a reason. With over 20 years of recording and acting under his belt, the ladies man talks about his Def Jam beginnings, his latest album , biggest successes and failures, and infamous beefs VIBE: We haven't heard much from you on the recording front since Exit 13 .
Sat May 11, 2013
National Public Radio
LL Cool J On 'Accidental Racist' And Authenticity
LL Cool J has been making music for more than 25 years, and says that through at all, he's tried his best to remain authentic.
Fri May 10, 2013
Eyelike:Chesney surprises with - Life on a Rock'
Kenny Chesney opens his new album ``Life On A Rock'' with the hit ``Pirate Flag,'' a rowdy beach-bum anthem reminiscent of his many fun-in-the-sun party songs of the last dozen years.
Thu May 09, 2013
LL Cool J Scores 13th Top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
LL Cool J's 14th full-length release, "Authentic," opens at No. 7 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 14,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Scoop: the View on Abc - Week of May 13, 2013
LL Cool J ; bathing Suits to fit your body type; celebrating the "Year of the Viewer" with a week-long series of weight-loss success stories.
The Village Voice
Dear Mama: A Mother's Day Hip-Hop Playlist
This Sunday is Mother's Day. And what better way to thank the person who brought you into this world than with the gift of music? Few genres have dedicated as many songs to the importance of mothers and mother-figures as hip-hop, but in a cruel bit of the universe's irony, it's often the mothers of the world detesting hip-hop that makes the ... (more)
Wed May 08, 2013
LL Cool J's New Album Authentic Debuts At #4 On The Billboard Rap Chart
With the release of his 14th studio Album, on 429 Records/The Savoy Label Group, the multi-platinum artist returned to the studio and kicked the volume up to create a powerful new album that came from his true passion for music and would speak to his fans.
[Album Reviews] LL Cool J - Authentic
"Authentic" has the same flaws as LL's other late-career missteps. Too many features and a superficial brand of R&B bog down one of Rap's earliest superstars.
Tue May 07, 2013
"I'm proud of where I've come from, but not everything we've done. It ain't like you and me can re-write history.
Washington National Opera's Show Boat, Reviewed
The Washington National Opera's new production of Show Boat , the 1927 musical, opened only a few weeks after the release of " Accidental Racist ," the misbegotten country-rap duet in which Brad Paisley and LL Cool J team up to set back American racial politics by 90 years.
LL Cool J, 50 Cent Among Rappers Making Healthier Choices Since Deaths Of Hip Hop Stars
The message transmitted through today's most popular hip hop songs often includes the following: experiment with drugs , have lots of sex , and drink until your vision gets blurry.
Mon May 06, 2013
Scoop: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC - Week of May 6, 2013
Monday, May 6: Guests include Steve Martin , Jenna Fischer , Celebrity Apprentice Castoff and musical guest Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.