| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:22 PM
For more than two decades, Nas’ prolific career has been a hallmark for hip-hop, and now Harvard University has established a fellowship in the lyricist's honor.
The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and the Hip-Hop Archive...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:39 AM
After a busy stretch of promotional activity including a video shoot in an art gallery, a performance at London's Wireless Festival and a Q&A with fans on Twitter, Jay-Z debuted at No. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 with "Magna Carta Holy Grail," his...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Beyonce knows how to keep fans in line, especially when they go for her hair.
We're not talking about fans of her music -- we're talking about fans that are electric and propel cool air wind toward you.
At a concert Monday at the Bell Centre in...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Jay-Z’s "Magna Carta Holy Grail" is still No. 1.
The hip-hop mogul’s latest disc easily held onto the top spot on the Billboard 200 for a second week, selling 129,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The disc debuted at No. 1 last...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Who? Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and 60,000 fans.
Where? The Rose Bowl.
The inevitable? Hellish parking.
To preempt some of the traffic snarls at the sold out Legends of the Summer concert, Rose Bowl officials are asking people to...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Pop star Jay-Z will bring his art gallery what-is-it project "Picasso Baby" to television audiences with a new documentary airing on HBO starting Friday.
"Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film," debuting Friday at 11 p.m. on the premium cable channel,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Tennessee-born singer/actor/Mouseketeer/showman Justin Timberlake and his Brooklyn hard-knock compadre Jay-Z converged at the Rose Bowl on Sunday night for Vegas-style bombast, and over nearly 150 minutes tossed off hundreds of lines, dozens of verses and...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Eleven people were arrested during Sunday’s Legends of the Summer concert at the Rose Bowl, headlined by Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, Pasadena police said.
Three people were arrested for being drunk in public, two people each for battery,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:30 AM
I advocate for a boycott of rapper and record producer Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce, for their irresponsible impact on modern culture.
Jay-Z's music is violent, racist and reinforces an attitude of aggression and victimization to the black community....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Casting producers for the hit TV talent show “Star Search” were closing in on the end of a long cross-country series of auditions and had nearly filled their quota of performers for the upcoming season when they arrived at a Memphis mall to...