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3 hrs ago | SFGate

New book provides backstage pass to rock history

This book cover image released by Riverhead shows "There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll," by Lisa Robinson.


Related Topix: Mick Jagger, Pop/Rock, Journalism, New York, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Punk, Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

5 hrs ago | Houston Press

FPSF Adds Monster Houston Rap Supergroup

Free Press Summer Fest is a little more than a month and a half away, but even though the already-packed festival lineup has been released, more names are getting added, including a Swishahouse trio that kick started the second Houston rap surge in 2005.


Related Topix: Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Mike Jones, Z-Ro, Bun B

7 hrs ago |

Boston Calling Fall Lineup, Dates Revealed

Lorde performed at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 19, in Indio, Calif.


Related Topix: Indio, CA, Black Entertainment, Nas, Music, Entertainment

11 hrs ago | The Village Voice

Jay Z Once Wrote a Song for Bugs Bunny

As we continue the transition to digital media in the modern age, one thing we've lost is liner notes.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, The Weather Girls, Pop/Rock, Will Smith, Hip-Hop, Music, Entertainment

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Obama honors Frankie Knuckles in letter to family

President Obama has paid a special tribute to club music icon Frankie Knuckles by penning a letter to his grieving family and friends.


Related Topix: Frankie Knuckles, House, Roger Sanchez, Black Entertainment, Wu-Tang, RZA, Hip-Hop, The Wu-Tang Clan, Entertainment

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

From Michael Bay to Eminem, here are creators who've (sort of) apologized for their work

When you create something for public consumption, you're putting yourself in a very fragile position.


Related Topix: Pain & Gain, Eminem, Michael Bay, Pop/Rock, Mandy Moore, Hot Chicks

The Post-Standard

Producer accused of extorting Jay Z calls the rapper a 'stupid kid smoking blunts': Tuned In

In this Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, rapper Jay Z performs on stage at the o2 arena in east London, as part of his Magna Carta World Tour.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Entertainment

Wu-Tang Clan affiliated rapper permanently detaches his penis with a steak knife

On Tuesday April 22 reported that Andre Johnson, affiliated Wu-Tang Clan rapper known as "Christ Bearer" in the rap group ' Northstar ' was rushed to the hospital after using a serrated steak knife while high on PCP to cut off his penis where doctors were unable to reattach.


Related Topix: RZA, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Northstar, North-Hollywood, CA

Demi Lovato is a nominee and presenter at 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Demi Lovato is set to make an appearance as a presenter at the first annual iHeartRadio Music Awards , which will take place on May 1, 2014, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, The X Factor, Dance, R-N-B, Rihanna, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Blake Shelton, Country, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment

The Weekly Standard

Snatching Failure From Victory In Afghanistan

The Weekly Standard reserves the right to use your email for internal use only. Occasionally, we may send you special offers or communications from carefully selected advertisers we believe may be of benefit to our subscribers.


Related Topix: US Politics, Joe Biden, US News


Nicki Minaj focusing on rap music and not crazy outfits for new album

The "Nicki Minaj is returning to her hip-hop roots" narrative is already in high gear, even though Minaj has yet to officially release a track from her forthcoming album The Pink Print .


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Nicki Minaj, Hip-Hop, Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment

The Austin Chronicle

2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival Line-up

Tickets hit the streets at 10am, and the curtain's now up. Festival czars C3 Presents revealed the line-up for the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival this morning, Oct. 3-5 and 10-12.


Related Topix: Outkast, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Eminem, Kanye West, Austin, TX, Music, Entertainment

NBC Chicago

Williams Raps "Gin and Juice," Confronts Fallon

Jimmy Fallon unveiled a video edit of Brian Williams' "NBC Nightly News" broadcasts to make the anchor appear as if he is rapping, this time featuring a Snoop Dogg classic.


Related Topix: NBC Nightly News, Entertainment, Television, Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg, The Sugarhill Gang, Hip-Hop


Jay Z in $30 million blackmail plot

Jay Z is at the centre of a $30 million blackmail plot as a former intern has demanded $110,000 in exchange for master recordings of tracks he made in 2002 and 2003.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Northridge, CA, Entertainment

Mon Apr 21, 2014


The Aussie rapper's debut is about as convincing as her American accent

Producer: The Invisible Men, The Arcade, 1st Down, The Messengers, Watch The Duck, Stargate, Benny Blanco, Reeva & Black, Rock City Iggy Azalea was born and raised in Australia.


Related Topix: Australia Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia, World News, Black Entertainment, Tupac Shakur, Dungeon Family, Hip-Hop


R&B Sensation Shyann Selected To Perform On The BET Rap-It-Up Campaign

Tampa Bay, Fla.- After spreading her wings through the Sunshine State like a sweet Southern breeze with her latest hit single 'Shawty' featuring Famous Kid Brick, 18-year-old Tampa Bay native Shyann has been handpicked to perform on the nationally televised BET Rap-It-Up Campaign.


Related Topix: African-American, Clark Atlanta University, St. Petersburg, FL, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, LL Cool J


Kendrick Lamar, Drake & Pharrell To Perform At iHeart Radio's First Awards Show

The heart-pumping line-up features Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharell, Shakira, Pitbull, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and more of your favorite hitmakers.


Related Topix: Dance, R-N-B, Rihanna, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment

National Public Radio

Library Of Congress, How Could You Forget Run-D.M.C?

The Library of Congress recently added 25 new recordings to its National Recording Registry, but none of them were hip-hop or rap songs.


Related Topix: DMC, Dance, Run DMC

Miami New Times

Five Richest Rappers of 2014

No matter how many shiny awards are stacked somewhere in that multimillion-dollar mansion, you've only truly made it when you rank among Forbes' wealthiest hip-hop artists .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, 50 Cent


[Editorials] Schott Free Revisits Jay Z's Demo & 5 More Unforgettable Loud Records Stories

From grabbing a copy of Wu-Tang Clan's "C.R.E.A.M." fresh of the recording reels to digging up samples for Mobb Deep, Schott Free shares rare stories from Loud Records.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, RZA, Method Man, The Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Opinion