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  • Fan slaps Beyonce on behind in Copenhagen, and she's not happy

    Fan slaps Beyonce on behind in Copenhagen, and she's not happy
    A fan slapped Beyonce on the behind at a Denmark concert this weekend. And Queen B, currently on her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, wasn't too happy about it, giving him a small dose of what it's like to anger her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce. During her...
  • 2013 MTV Video Music Award nominees list

    Video of the year Justin Timberlake — “Mirrors” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz — “Thrift Shop” Bruno Mars — “Locked Out of Heaven” Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell — “...
  • Hear now: Rick Rubin classics celebrated by Trackstar the DJ

    Hear now: Rick Rubin classics celebrated by Trackstar the DJ
    Rick Rubin has remained in the public eye for nearly 30 years now, a rare producer/executive/music enthusiast whose ubiquity hasn’t diminished either his consistency or his image. Already in 2013, the co-founder of Def Jam Records, former...
  • Revisiting Ginevra King, the Lake Forest woman who inspired 'Gatsby'

    Revisiting Ginevra King, the Lake Forest woman who inspired 'Gatsby'
    Remarkable how two words, scribbled nearly a century ago about a 16-year-old Lake Forest debutante, can evoke a whole country, its hypocrisies and promises, its aspirations and crushing realities. Last week, the University of South Carolina posted...
  • Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake to play Soldier Field summer concert

    Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake to play Soldier Field summer concert
    After their performance together at the Grammy Awards this month it appeared inevitable, and so it is: Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will pair for a 12-date stadium tour this summer, including July 22 at Soldier Field. The two artists have won a combined 23...
  • J. Cole rides into BET Experience a 'Born Sinner,' proven rapper

    J. Cole rides into BET Experience a 'Born Sinner,' proven rapper
    Rapper J. Cole didn't attract much attention during a recent photo shoot at an upscale Beverly Hills hotel. He had no entourage (a rarity by hip-hop standards) and appeared unassuming in a plain T-shirt and jeans. The only clear spoil of fame? A...
  • Cognac with hip-hop cred

    Cognac with hip-hop cred
    The stereotype of men of a certain age sipping cognac in wood-paneled gentlemen's clubs has been replaced by the image of a younger generation drinking the French spirit in nightclubs and at fine dining restaurants. That hipper image of the brandy is...
  • Of pop & poetry

    Of pop & poetry
    Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...
  • First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

    First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
    Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...
  • Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta ... Holy Grail'

    Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta ... Holy Grail'
    2 stars (out of 4) Jay-Z is one of those MC’s so gifted he often sounds like he’s tossing off his best lines as afterthoughts, the epitome of New York City cool. But that casual air has now given way to name-checking and product-plugging....
  • Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake tour at Sun Life Stadium Aug. 16

    Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake tour at Sun Life Stadium Aug. 16
    When Jay-Z was ruling the Billboard charts  in 1998  –– the year of the multiplatinum album “Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life,” and its hit singles "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" and "Can I Get A..." –– a band called...