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Video: Legendary Rap Group Public Enemy Perform on Tonight Show

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, legendary rap group and music guest Public Enemy performed "Public Enemy No. 1" for the live studio audience.


Related Topix: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Public Enemy, Black Entertainment, The Tonight Show

7 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Review: Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour thrills fans

It plays out like a reality TV show, pitting two charismatic celebrities against each other in contrived, yet intriguing ways. A winner is declared at each stop on the tour.


Related Topix: Drake, Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Capcom, Street Fighter, Video Games

11 hrs ago | Billboard

Big K.R.I.T. Releases 'See Me On Top Vol. 4'...

Big K.R.I.T. , who hardly ever abandons his style, shows the virtues of persistence and consistency. He's been releasing mixtapes since 2005 -- some of these, like 2011's Return of 4 Eva , are potent -- carrying the torch for an older tradition of southern rap that draws its vitality from smoldering funk.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Lil Wayne, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, U.G.K.

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Top 10 political copyright infringements

NOT MY PRESIDENT: Ronald Reagan famously sought Bruce Springsteen's permission to use Born in the USA in his campaign, and didn't let being told no stop him. The publishers of Eminem's hit Lose Yourself have launched legal action against the National Party for an alleged breach of copyright in their rowing campaign ad.


Related Topix: Best of 2007, Celebrities, Ronald Reagan, Pop/Rock, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Hip-Hop

Ricky Padilla: [PHOTOS] - Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Hitting Orlando October 2nd For ONE Night Only

If you're a Nas fan like me, you're going to be pretty excited about this one. Tribeca Films announced 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' will be hitting theaters nationally BUT for one night only and Orlando just so happens to be one of the three cities in FL showing the documentary.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Nas, Orlando, FL


Snoop Dogg Narrates Footage of a Crocodile Eating a...

"I don't wanna be a wildebeest, they just dumb as a motherf---er," are not words you expect to hear from Snoop Dogg . But the rapper has always shown an ambitious versatility that belied his laid-back persona.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg

WWWM-FM Toledo

Katy Perry Leads MTV Ema Nominations with Seven; Ariana Grande Has Six

It hasn't even been a month since the MTV VMAs happened, but it's already time for the MTV EMAs -- the European Music Awards. The nominees have now been revealed, and Katy Perry leads all comers with seven nods.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Ariana Grande, Pop/Rock, Katy Perry, Hip-Hop, Eminem


Snoop Dogg Sends Homophobic Tweet, Quickly Deletes It, Still Gets Caught

Rapper Snoop Dogg was caught in a homophobic snare early this morning after tweeting a gay slur about an Instagram user. The tweet used the language of "f.A.G." and told the Instagram user, whose picture Snoop Dogg had reposted on his own Instagram account , "bitch boy go suck ya man n get off my line."


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg


The Strange Mystery Of Rapper Tim Dog's (Possibly Faked) Death Has Been Solved

Sometimes, reality really is stranger than fiction. A judge in Mississippi issued an arrest warrant for Tim Dog last year, after DeSoto County, Mississippi, prosecutors charged that the rapper had faked his own death to avoid making court-mandated payments.


Related Topix: Desoto County, MS, Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Manawatu Evening Standard

Eminem sues National over election ad

There's nothing quite like a rap battle. But is National's new ad too close to Eminem's Lose Yourself? The National Party is facing legal action over its use in an election ad of music similar to that of US rapper Eminem.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop

Deseret News

The complicated relationship between God and rap

This story is part of the Deseret News National Edition , which focuses on the issues that resonate with American families. Lil Wayne halted the hounding sounds of the crowd with a single finger.


Related Topix: Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Salt Lake City, UT, The Game


Investigators Say Fatally-Shot Teen Was Breaking Into Home, Wearing Insane Clown Posse Mask

Authorities say a 17-year-old who was shot and killed early Sunday morning was allegedly part of a group that was breaking into a home. Deputies say Reb Barbee and three accomplices had forced their way into a Hubbard Drive South home around 6 a.m. The homeowner fired a handgun when Barbee was found in the living room with a knife and wearing an "Insane Clown Posse" mask.


Related Topix: Insane Clown Posse

Carlsbad Current-Argus

'Queen Latifah' promises a 'juicy' second season

Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season. The biggest, she said, involves her.


Related Topix: Queen Latifah, Black Entertainment, Camden, NJ, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Entertainment

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Jamie Foxx party 'Snoopadelic' style at TAO Nightclub

On Saturday, hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg returned to Sin City for another electrifying night of his Snoopadelic Cabaret residency at TAO Nightclub . Upon arriving, the dogfather made his way to the booth to kick off his DJ Snoopadelic set.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Hip-Hop, Las Vegas, NV


China: City tests sidewalk lanes for cell phone users

Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones? One Chinese city thinks it has the answer: It has divided a sidewalk on one of its busiest streets into two lanes -- one for cellphone users and the other for those without. The sidewalk is in the city of Chongqing in southwestern China.


Related Topix: Cellphones, World News, China, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, CNN

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Red Deer Advocate

Tech N9ne: Independent rapper can't stop writing about life as he knows it

Tech N9ne was so stung by a music journalist's criticism of his verse that he retaliated by writing Fragile. He and rappers Kendrick Lamar and A Mayday! appear in the song's video to voice their disdain for people dissing their music.


Related Topix: Tech N9ne, Kansas City, MO

Now Toronto

TIFF 2014: And the winners are

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close. At the traditional awards brunch this afternoon, TIFF co-directors Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey joked about being too tired for a ceremonial Maori dance , paid tribute to festival co-founder Bill Marshall and promised an even more ambitious TIFF for next year's 40th anniversary edition.


Related Topix: The Game, What Doesn't Kill You

App enables music artists, fans to collaborate via Web

Drummer Stewart Copeland is using an app called WholeWorldBrand to connect with his fans and to let amateur musicians collaborate with him on a new track. Drummer and founding Police member Stewart Copeland is ready for a jam session in his home studio, which he calls the Sacred Grove.


Related Topix: Snoop Dogg, Black Entertainment, Ipad, iPod touchiPad App, Science / Technology, iPad App, iPhone App, GarageBand, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, 10cc, Pop/Rock


Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara to Star in Period Musical 'Ziggy'

Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara are tuning up to star in the period musical Ziggy from Baz Luhrmann protege Diesel Schwarze . Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Alex Da Kid is spearheading the film's original contemporary music.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Moulin Rouge, Musical Movies, Pop/Rock, Baz Luhrmann, Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop, Dr. Dre, Black Entertainment

Is Beyonce pregnant?

BABY NUMBER TWO?: Jay Z has ignited rumours his wife is carrying their second child when he reportedly changed lyrics to his song Beach Is Better. The Crazy in Love performer's husband Jay Z ignited rumours his wife is carrying their second child when he reportedly changed lyrics to his song Beach Is Better.


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