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  • Rick Ross new album 'Mastermind' is his 'best album since 2010'

    Rick Ross new album 'Mastermind' is his 'best album since 2010'
    Album review: Rick Ross, “Mastermind” **1/2 (out of 4)   By now, Rick Ross fans know that enjoying the flashy rapper means focusing on the details of his stories, not wondering if his larger-than-life boasts about making huge gains in...
  • Album review: Rick Ross' 'Mastermind' disappoints

    Perhaps Rick Ross simply took his drug-lord act as far as it could go with 2012's "God Forgives, I Don't," in which the portly Miami rapper somehow made a seizure he'd suffered on a private jet sound like the mark of a true player. But for the first...
  • 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...
  • Jazz picks: Fred Hersch with Julian Lage, Anthony Wilson and more

    Jazz picks: Fred Hersch with Julian Lage, Anthony Wilson and more
    A rundown of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming to L.A. in the coming days. Anthony Wilson's Seasons Quartet at the Broad Stage Consider an all-guitar jazz quartet and it's easy to conjure images of fingers burning up and down fretboards with the...
  • 'Game of Thrones' to issue hip-hop/reggaeton mix, 'Catch the Throne'

    'Game of Thrones' to issue hip-hop/reggaeton mix, 'Catch the Throne'
    This post has been updated. See below for details. A "Game of Thrones" mixtape. Let that sink in for a second. Now. What would that sound like? War drums and pastoral lutes? Maybe some gutteral Gregorian chants? Music that sounds like Marcus Mumford&...
  • Watch Rick Ross and Kanye West perform 'Sanctified' on 'Arsenio'

    Watch Rick Ross and Kanye West perform 'Sanctified' on 'Arsenio'
    Give Rick Ross credit for playing to his strengths. Though the Miami rapper's new album "Mastermind" is largely a disappointment -- a stale rehash of ideas he's served up far more convincingly elsewhere -- Ross wisely focused on the record's best song...
  • Rick Ross' 'Mastermind' Rules the U.S. Charts

    Rick Ross easily led a field of high-profile new releases last week, as the rap titan's "Mastermind" conquered the U.S. album chart. Ross' Maybach Music/Def Jam title captured No. 1, reaping first-week sales of 179,000 copies, according to Nielsen...
  • SXSW 2014: Rick Ross celebrates, Julian Casablancas experiments

    SXSW 2014: Rick Ross celebrates, Julian Casablancas experiments
    AUSTIN, Texas — Rick Ross had come to South by Southwest, as indeed he goes most places, to boast. "I just celebrated my fifth No. 1 album," the Miami rapper said Saturday night at the Fader Fort. Last week, Ross's so-so "Mastermind" debuted...
  • 'Frozen' Soundtrack Back at No. 1 on Album Charts

    The "Frozen" soundtrack, 2014's seemingly tireless sales champ, retook the No. 1 position on the U.S. album chart last week. Dipping scarcely 1%, the animated hit's companion album shifted 99,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week...
  • Rejoice, friends! Diddy is Puff Daddy (again)

    Rejoice, friends! Diddy is Puff Daddy (again)
      True story: I never stopped calling Sean Combs "Puff Daddy." Through his name changes from P. Diddy to just Diddy to whatever came after that (I honestly stopped paying attention after awhile), he's always been plain ol' Puff Daddy to me. Now, he...
  • 'Frozen' Soundtrack Scores Biggest Sales Week Since Debut

    Spring may finally have sprung, but the weather on the U.S. album chart remains wintry, as the "Frozen" soundtrack scored its seventh non-consecutive frame at No. 1 last week. The Disney animated pic held onto its position atop the chart with a 202,000-...