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  • Rapper ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron' Album Takes 'Frozen's' No. 1 Chart Spot

    Rapper ScHoolboy Q displaced all comers on the U.S. album chart last week, as his Interscope debut "Oxymoron" claimed the No. 1 spot in the nation. The L.A. rapper (born Quincy Matthew Hanley) claimed the apex with a 139,000-unit debut stanza,...
  • SXSW 2014: Lady Gaga to headline Doritos-sponsored event at SXSW

    SXSW 2014: Lady Gaga to headline Doritos-sponsored event at SXSW
    An ultra-meta, avant-garde piece of corporate branding performance art? Or the final death knell of SXSW as a proving ground for unknown young bands - and Lady Gaga's career? Whatever the stakes, Lady Gaga is headlining a Doritos-sponsored bill at...
  • SXSW 2014: Showcasing the L.A. scene in Austin, Texas

    Many cities boast about their scenes, and rightly so. Few if any, though, have such a range of sounds as Los Angeles. It's overwhelming, as evidenced by the volume of artists trekking eastbound along Interstate 10 toward Austin, Texas. For those headed to...
  • Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Rick Ross tapped for 2014 BET Experience

    Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Rick Ross tapped for 2014 BET Experience
    Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Jill Scott, ASAP Rocky, Rick Ross, Trey Songz and Jennifer Hudson will anchor the 2014 BET Experience. The Black Entertainment Television network announced the first crop of performers tapped for the second year of its...
  • SXSW: Watch Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Lady Gaga and more online

    SXSW: Watch Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Lady Gaga and more online
    There's good news and bad news if you're interested in, say, seeing Lady Gaga in Austin, Texas, on Thursday.  First, the bad news. To secure entry into the concert, which is sponsored by a snack food company and part of the South by Southwest festival...
  • Spring arts 2014: Pop music

    Spring arts 2014: Pop music
    Concert season kickoff in Los Angeles this year boasts a few rare sightings, the most notable of which is New York singer and pianist Billy Joel, who arrives for the first concert of his classics here in years. Joel's been doing these sorts of shows...
  • SXSW 2014: Jay Z and Kanye West reunite on Samsung's dime

    SXSW 2014: Jay Z and Kanye West reunite on Samsung's dime
    AUSTIN, Texas — Video images of fierce predatory animals flashed across several gigantic screens behind Jay Z and Kanye West at the Austin Music Hall on Wednesday night, a visual holdover from the rappers' collaborative tour in 2011 but also, it...
  • The night SXSW became a 'm.A.A.d. city'

    AUSTIN, Texas -- I’ve been waiting to write about Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Isaiah Rashad’s showcase at the iTunes Festival at ACL on Wednesday, but instead ended up reporting on a tragedy. A driver allegedly killed two and injured...
  • SXSW 2014: Lil Wayne, EDM and the future of African digital music

    “If I forgot anybody, sorry, I just smoked before I came out here,” Lil Wayne said to guffaws from the overflowing room at the Austin Convention Center during the 2014 South by Southwest festival. “Shoutout to Willie Nelson.”...
  • Schoolboy Q's new album, 'Oxymoron,' lives up to hip-hop buzz

    Schoolboy Q's new album, 'Oxymoron,' lives up to hip-hop buzz
    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...
  • Schoolboy Q brimming with raps, self confidence

    Schoolboy Q brimming with raps, self confidence
    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...