| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Chris Brown is in a Burbank studio previewing his forthcoming album, and pushing the reset button on a career bogged down by scandal. The embattled R&B singer takes a lengthy drag off his cigarette before pressing "play" on the title track of "X," his...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:11 AM
This week, as the Supreme Court took up two historic cases pertaining to same-sex marriage, it's been an exciting time to be a college student. Huge numbers of young people on Facebook and Twitter continue to post pictures and status updates in support of...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 8:24 AM
"I am the cowboy on my own trip," Tyler, the Creator raps on his new solo album, and now the curious can ride along with him: Though it's not due in stores until Tuesday, "Wolf" is currently streaming in full at Odd Future's Tumblr.
The follow-up to...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The opening night of Drake’s annual OVO Fest in Toronto has been canceled due to Frank Ocean’s recent vocal injury, Live Nation announced on Tuesday.
The R&B crooner was slated to headline the first night of the two-day festival alongside...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
On a recent afternoon Thebe Kgositsile, 19, wandered around his sparse central Hollywood apartment lugging a gallon of orange juice and thinking about the logo to his fledgling music imprint Tan Cressida.
A piano melody looped from a computer plugged...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Earlier this week, the K-Pop superstar G-Dragon posted an image to his Instagram account that shocked many U.S. fans with its resemblance to a widely shared image of the Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin.
Though the post didn't mention Martin by...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 12:47 PM
“Emotional stress” and “nonstop negativity” are what caused Chris Brown to suffer a seizure early Friday, a rep for the singer said.
The L.A. city Fire Department responded to a 911 call around 1 a.m. on Friday saying the 24-...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:16 AM
As Times pop music critic Randall Roberts wrote in a recent profile, Earl Sweatshirt is building a complicated relationship with fame -- even as his upcoming major-label debut promises (or threatens) to bring it closer.
The L.A.-based rapper -- part...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:00 PM
John Mayer is as well known for his expansive collection of famous ex-girlfriends as for his music. It's a list of dalliances that reportedly includes — but doesn't appear limited to — Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Love Hewitt...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Chris Brown's hit-and-run case stemming from a May fender bender has been dismissed.
Superior Court Judge Christine Ewell said Thursday that a "civil compromise" had been reached, L.A. Now reported.
The Grammy-winning R&B singer originally faced...
| Aug 19, 2013
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Listening to Earl Sweatshirt rap sometimes makes it easy to remember all of the garbage that came along with being a teenager. Earl, the youngest member of Odd Future--the one who suddenly disappeared to a Somoan boarding school...