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  • Pharrell Williams to join NBC's 'The Voice' in the fall

    Pharrell Williams to join NBC's 'The Voice' in the fall
    Maybe Pharrell Williams' over-sized top hat is a good luck charm.  His album "Girl" is in the top 5 on the pop charts; his single "Happy" has sold more than 3.3 million downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan; and earlier today, his latest...
  • Future, the Roots added to 2014 BET Experience lineup

    Future, the Roots added to 2014 BET Experience lineup
    Future and the Roots are the latest additions to the 2014 BET Experience. The sing-songy Atlanta rapper and the Philly hip-hop band will headline late-night concerts during the three-day festival slated for June, the Black Entertainment Television...
  • Rapper YG talks about his 'Krazy Life'

     Rapper YG talks about his 'Krazy Life'
    It's a hot time to be a Los Angeles rapper. Last month, Top Dawg Entertainment charted its first No. 1 album, Schoolboy Q's "Oxymoron," and a few months earlier his peer, Kendrick Lamar, earned Grammy nominations for album of the year and new artist....
  • For King Los, a liberated but uncertain future without Bad Boy

    For King Los, a liberated but uncertain future without Bad Boy
    King Los, the Los Angeles-via-Baltimore rapper, made headlines last week when he announced he and his label home, Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records, had separated. “It’s like LeBron without a team,” Shade 45 host...
  • Schoolboy Q, Beck albums debut high on Billboard 200 chart

    Schoolboy Q, Beck albums debut high on Billboard 200 chart
    A Top Dawg is on top of the Billboard 200. Schoolboy Q, part of the Black Hippy rap crew signed to L.A.'s Top Dawg Entertainment, debuted at No. 1 on Wednesday with "Oxymoron," the first of his three albums to be released by TDE in partnership with...
  • 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...