| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Music producer Shannon “Slam” Ridley remembers the day former Bull Carlos Boozer stepped into a downtown Chicago studio in early 2011 to lay down a rap track called “Winning Streak.”
“He had on a walking cast. He had never...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:01 PM
After more than a year of delays, Chris Brown is set to issue his long-gestating album “X.”
The new disc, his sixth, will arrive on Sept. 16.
Brown’s comeback album has been bogged down by the embattled R&B singer’s legal woes....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Rapper Rick Ross was arrested Friday night in North Carolina following a concert, according to the News-Record.
Authorities in Greensboro arrested "The Boss" after they say he failed to show up to a court date stemming from a marijuana possession charge...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Marsha Ambrosius knows how to craft a hit.
The singer-songwriter -- formally known as one-half of the neo-soul/spoken-word hybrid Floetry -- had already crafted tracks for Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx before she broke out with her solo...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The 2014 BET Awards has kicked off at Nokia Theater and is sure to be a memorable one. In past years, Michael Jackson presented James Brown with a lifetime achievement award, Destiny's Child gave lap dances to Nelly, Magic Johnson and Terrence Howard, and...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:47 PM
FOUNTAIN VALLEY — The final match didn't go his way, but that did nothing to damper the great week that Costa Mesa resident Reese Stalder had at the 112th annual Southern California Junior Sectionals tennis tournament.
Stalder won the boys' 18...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Before a word is even said, Maxwell already knows the first thing everyone wants to ask him. "When is the album coming," he says with a laugh.
"It's a good question, because it means people care," he says, speaking by phone from his Las Vegas hotel...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Less than three months ago, Atlanta outfit Outkast played its first full-length show in a decade at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The set - analyzed by thousands in absentia via live stream - was less than universally praised, with...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:49 AM
The title “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” conjures all kinds of mental pictures. Is this a video game bonus round? A 10 billion-selling double album? A pay-per-view-only arm wrestling tournament?
Believe it or not, it’s a real tour featuring...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 1:18 PM
In the course of one recent week, Jennifer Lopez was honored with a Billboard Icon Award, her single "First Love" became the most-added song on pop radio, she played to a sold-out crowd in Anaheim and she wrapped another season as an "American Idol"...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:55 AM
After a March 13 SXSW showcase, the rapper Tyler, the Creator was arrested on suspicion of inciting a riot. The artist, born Tyler Okonma, was caught on video leading a chant of "Push, push, push" from the stage, allegedly encouraging the crowd outside to...