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  • Top 8 songs of 2014

    8. Wild Beasts � "Wanderlust" "With us, the world feels voluptuous," warbles Hayden Thorpe, his band locked into a stuttering groove, a swirl of synths and snare as unsettling as it is gorgeous. And he's right. Listening to "Wanderlust," and...
  • Legends Of Hip-Hop Coming To Foxwoods

    Legends Of Hip-Hop Coming  To Foxwoods
    Hip-hop sure has come miles. Emerging in the Bronx in the 1970s, rap music once consisted of mostly basic beats, rudimentary rhyme schemes, and simple boasts and stories. Since then, the style has infiltrated pop culture with seismic force — and not...
  • 'Castle' wedding; 'Voice' expansion; 'Shark Tank' party

    The week's highlights include the "Castle" wedding (finally), the last "Blacklist" on Monday, a "Voice" expansion (it's the November sweeps!) and a "Shark Tank" celebration. What's ahead: The Top 20 perform on "The Voice," which offers viewers five...
  • Review: 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George...' by George Clinton with Ben Greenman

    Review: 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George...' by George Clinton with Ben Greenman
    Even though George Clinton, leader of the funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic, is the architect of some of the world's most vibrant music and a man with some stories to tell, I was wary when I heard about his memoir, "Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't...
  • Prince teams up with Kendrick Lamar at album release party

    Prince teams up with Kendrick Lamar at album release party
    Prince, America's finest eminence of funk, has a couple of new albums out now. Kendrick Lamar, L.A.'s uncontested titan of hip-hop, is suspected to have one of his own sooner or later. At Prince's dual-LP release party last night in Minneapolis, the two...
  • Interscope's post-Iovine era: CEO John Janick looks ahead

    Interscope's post-Iovine era: CEO John Janick looks ahead
    On the roof deck of his Santa Monica office, Interscope Records' Chairman and Chief Executive John Janick took a break between meetings late on a Friday afternoon. The 36-year-old, dressed in an unassuming gray T-shirt, was just three months into his...
  • John Janick's Interscope hits and misses

    John Janick's Interscope hits and misses
    HITS Lana Del Rey, "Ultraviolence" The edgy chanteuse recovered from a cringe-inducing "SNL" performance and an avalanche of too-early hype. Cedric Gervais' dance remix of "Summertime Sadness" became an unexpected hit, and fans' sense of discovery...
  • Becky G: Another female caught in pop's cookie-cutter vortex

      Becky G: Another female caught in pop's cookie-cutter vortex
    Is there a campaign to make all Top 40 hits by female artists sound like an endless stroll through Forever 21? Consider the latest from Becky G, the Mexican American rapper from Inglewood whose mix of Disney-like cuteness, street smarts and lyrics...
  • Flying Lotus goes deep on 'You're Dead!'

    Flying Lotus goes deep on 'You're Dead!'
    The characters could be ripped from a superhero script. Recalling the genesis of his trippy, atmospheric beat-based concept album "You're Dead!," producer Flying Lotus describes it as occurring while he was rolling around Los Angeles, "driving my car...
  • 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' is a reminder of rap's potential

    'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' is a reminder of rap's potential
    Two decades have passed since the release of Nas' seminal debut album, "Illmatic," in which the hip-hop artist chronicles brutal inner-city life with a mix of autobiography, journalism and poetry. The album creates a near-cinematic vision, immersing...
  • Kendrick Lamar loves himself -- and the funk -- in new single 'i'

    Kendrick Lamar loves himself -- and the funk -- in new single 'i'
    "He's not a rapper -- he's a writer, he's an author!" That's how an impassioned voice describes Kendrick Lamar at the beginning of the celebrated Compton MC's brand-new single, "i," which appeared early Tuesday on SoundCloud. You can understand the...