| Jan 10, 2009
Echo Park resident Joseph Lee doesn't necessarily look like the leader of a musical movement. Blanketed in thug-like tattoos, a menacing goatee and often photographed in bandanna and Tupac Shakur tee, Lee could easily pass for a long-lost member of...
| Aug 27, 2008
With his spiky mohawk, cluttered canvas of tattooed skin and punk rock pedigree stretching back to childhood, Travis Barker isn't exactly pleading to be taken seriously as a hip-hop head. A former drummer for the multi-platinum-selling power pop trio...
| Sep 7, 2008
LOOKING classic-casual in a summer blazer, gray fedora and matching silk scarf, Ne-Yo leaned over his laptop in a West Hollywood recording studio one mid- August afternoon, playing selections from "Year of the Gentleman," his third solo album, out Sept....
| May 9, 2008
| 3:46 PM
Kat DeLuna siempre pensó que a pesar de haber vivido una infancia modesta en El Bronx, Nueva York y una adolescencia como cualquier otra en la República Dominicana, un día llegaría a convertirse en cantante. Pero no contó con que el destino la iba a...
| Jun 9, 2008
"Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal Motown Records)
When you call yourself "the greatest rapper alive," championship seasons aren't just expected, they're required. Lil Wayne knows this well, having spent the last three years crowing...
| Jul 12, 2008
'Untitled' (Def Jam)
WHEN Nas dropped "Illmatic" in 1994, the 20-year-old seemed preternaturally wise, an old soul sketching the crack- and gun-infested inferno raging outside his project walls. Fourteen years later that precocity has morphed...
| Sep 18, 2009
| 4:57 PM
Its been fourteen years since the platinum selling, solo debut of Raekwons street classic Only Built for Cuban Linx, and as the years passed many fans must have wondered if the much anticipated follow up would ever actually materialize. Raekwons fourth...
| Oct 16, 2009
Raekwon (Only Built for Cuban Linx…Part II)
It’s been fourteen years since the platinum selling, solo debut of Raekwon’s street classic Only Built for Cuban Linx, and as the years passed many fans must have wondered if the much...
| Jun 8, 2009
Forget about Barnum & Bailey, the greatest show on earth went down in East Rutherford, N.J. over the weekend.
New York radio station WQHT Hot 97 brought together the biggest acts of hip hop and R&B to one stage at Giants Stadium Sunday for Summer Jam...
| Mar 1, 2009
The government should not be in the art business. Have you ever talked to a representative? You might as well put them in charge of our finest restaurants or producing our video games. These are people who, by definition, like parades.
But if we're...
| Feb 27, 2009
| 12:43 PM