| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:35 AM
The last couple of years have been big for Connecticut's neo-psychedelic soul trio the Stepkids. They released their debut self-titled album on Stones Throw Records to critical acclaim, made fans out of Radiohead's Thom Yorke and rapper Tyler, the...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 6:18 AM
NEW YORK -- Chris Lighty, who managed several of hip hop's biggest artists, apparently shot himself to death in his Bronx, New York, apartment Thursday morning, a New York police spokesman said.
Lighty, 44, was found with a gunshot wound to his head...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 7:00 PM
We know the songs, but it's part of human nature - we only notice the stars. Over the years along the red carpet countless photographs have been taken of hip-hop greats as P. Diddy, 50 Cent, Missy Elliot and Mariah Carey to name a few. If the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 10:11 AM
CENTURY CITY, Calif. (KTLA) -- On the 11th anniversary the 9/11 attacks, Cantor Fitzgerald employees in Los Angeles are raising money and remembering the victims.
The financial services firm was the hardest hit when the Twin Towers collapsed on Sept. 11,...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:12 PM
When pop stars Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Nelly Furtado and 50 Cent recently said they'd renounced millions of dollars they'd received for performing for members of Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi's family, they drew attention to a growing and controversial...
| Feb 9, 2011
"You know that's permanent, right?"
"Have you thought about how that'll look when you get old?"
These are two comments people who want tattoos hear from those who think tattoos are pointless. I specialized in ignoring the anti-tattoo folks, but after...
| Mar 17, 2011
Hip-hop singer Nate Dogg, who along with Snoop Dogg and Warren G is credited with crafting the blend of singing and rapping now known as G-funk, has died. He was 41.
Nate Dogg, who was born Nathaniel D. Hale, died Tuesday at a Laguna Niguel care facility...
| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...
| Nov 14, 2010
A change wasn't going to come. By 2005, Aloe Blacc's decade in hip-hop had begun to yield diminishing returns. Though the Orange County-raised rapper had earned underground respect, the genre increasingly favored flamboyant eccentrics like Kanye West...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 1:24 PM
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will join Randy Jackson as "American Idol" judges next season, after months of turnover and speculation about the future of TV's top-rated show.
With pomp rivaling that of a U.S. Supreme Court...
| Nov 3, 2010
Young actress in 'Lion King'
Shannon Tavarez, an 11-year-old girl who starred on Broadway in "The Lion King" and whose battle with leukemia won the hearts of many, died Monday at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. She...