| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:33 AM
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:06 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:44 PM
“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.”...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| 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 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 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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The gasps, groans and expletives were abundant backstage Sunday as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis swept the rap categories during the untelevised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Their massive hit “Thrift Shop” took rap performance and song,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Mass marriage. Odd musical pairings. Pharrell's hat. The 56th Grammy Awards telecast Sunday left us with many indelible images -- and questions.
Why have rap categories if Macklemore is just going to win them?
Because the arc of justice is long, but...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:47 PM
On a night dominated by unlikely musical collaborations of all kinds – from a mini-Beatles reunion to Stetson-wearing Madonna jamming with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at a wedding – the Grammys also found time Sunday to hand out a few awards....
| 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...