| Feb 18, 2015
| 10:18 AM
It was supposed to feel different this time for Wale.
The most successful rapper ever to call Washington home scored his first No. 1 album with 2013's “The Gifted,” his thoughtful third record bolstered by the radio hit “Bad.”...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:41 PM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale.
New Kids on the Block’s second show and Peter Frampton with Cheap Trick, both at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, The Used and Chevelle at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg , the...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 5:12 PM
The Grammys might be out of touch with hip hop, but is hip hop even worried about it?
The Internet is abuzz with talk of a backlash if Iggy Azalea beats Common, Eminem and others to win best rap album Sunday for "The New Classic."
Other artists, though,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:42 AM
Jerry Seinfeld returns to South Florida this month with Hard Rock Live shows following close behind performances by two of his most famous coffee-shop companions, George Costanza and Wale.
Still no firm release date for the new Wale album, called...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:17 AM
As Sunday’s 2015 Grammy Awards ceremony draws ever nearer, there’s no shortage of methods for handicapping who might take home those awards. Now two popular platforms that help fans find their way to music they want to hear — Spotify and...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:02 PM
Will Beyoncé reign as queen of the Grammys, or will the pop diva be dethroned by newcomer Sam Smith?
The AP makes educated guesses at who will dominate music's biggest night Sunday, when Smith, Beyoncé and Pharrell are the top contenders with six...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Last time around, the race for Grammy rap album proved to be so hotly contested its eventual winner, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, wound up apologizing to leading favorite Kendrick Lamar.
And for the second year in a row, the rap album category has sparked...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:47 PM
"$50K for a verse, no album out!" Nicki Minaj spits in the middle of her Earth-shattering guest spot on Kanye West's "Monster." Think about that for a second: When the track, which also features Jay Z, Rick Ross and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, first hit the...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
There's a line in New York rapper ASAP Ferg's syrupy new track "Talk It," a musical response to the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent riots in Ferguson, Mo., that underscored the calcified nature of relations between black communities and the...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:16 AM
UPDATE: Timbaland gave the go-ahead to release the full version of the Tink-assisted original version of the new Rick Ross and Jay Z song "Movin' Bass" and the good folks at Fake Shore Drive ripped it for your listening pleasure. Listen below.
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:07 AM
One of music’s hottest up-and-coming rappers is headed for a regional venue.
French Montana, whose 2013 debut “Excuse My French” topped the rap and R&B charts and hit No. 4 on Billboard’s overall albums chart with the platinum...