| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:27 PM
One of the year's most anticipated hip-hop releases, Schoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" lives up to its buzz. Both heavy with bass and filled with memorable hooks, Q's long-gestating major label debut is tight in length and rich with intent. "Oxymoron" arrives in...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The first-ever iHeart Radio Music Awards kicked off live on NBC at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The show aired over 150 iHeart radio stations across the country, and 60 million votes have been cast for several categories of this awards show....
| May 2, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Ahead of a music award show, there’s usually tension-filled questions that viewers hope will be answered during the ceremony.
Who will shock? Who will flop? Who will win big?
But the big question heading into the inaugural iHeartRadio Music...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Jay Z’s Made in America is officially coming to Los Angeles.
The rap mogul, along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser and United Way, announced that the festival will take over downtown’s Grand Park and surrounding areas in front of and...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:46 AM
In February, Quincey Hanley, the LA-based rapper better known as Schoolboy Q, released "Oxymoron," his major-label debut and almost as importantly to Q, one of the best reviewed albums of the year.
Hanley was raised in South Central, joined a gang as...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
OutKast will headline the 2014 BET Experience, the three-day music festival scheduled for June in downtown Los Angeles.
Black Entertainment Television is expected to make an official announcement Monday that the Atlanta duo will topline the festival&...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:01 AM
The first rap record to enthrall Zsuzsanna Ward was "Illmatic" by Nas.
Better known as ZZ Ward, the genre-defying singer-songwriter grew up in Oregon, far from the dangerous New York surroundings Nas memorably depicted on his 1994 album. But as all...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Pop heartthrob Robin Thicke, dance-club pixie Ellie Goulding, electronica whiz Pretty Lights and blue-collar banshee Kid Rock top the bill for SunFest 2014 in downtown West Palm Beach April 30-May 4.
The annual reveal of the SunFest music lineup...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:19 AM
On top of taking issue with Macklemore's apology to Kendrick Lamar, Drake is now contesting parts of his interview with Rolling Stone — and feeling peeved he doesn’t grace the cover.
In a series of tweets to his more than 14 million...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Pitchfork Music Festival when it returns July 18-20 to Union Park.
The festival also announced Friday that disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, the focal point of a key track on Daft Punk’s...