| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:45 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:49 PM
There's no question she was playing to a bigger audience Sunday night at the Academy Awards.
But Idina Menzel appeared to be having way more fun Monday when she dropped by "The Tonight Show" to jam with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots.
As she did on the...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Oxygen Media has announced the new docuseries "Sisterhood of Hip Hop," centered on up-and-coming female emcees.
The series, from 51 Minds, showcases the "femcees" as they attempt to make their mark on a music genre traditionally dominated by men and...
| 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"...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Travon Biggs, a.k.a. the Bop King of the World, a.k.a. the Fastest Legs on the West Side, a.k.a. the originator of the Kemo Step, a.k.a. Lil' Kemo, walked up his unplowed street in North Lawndale the other day, sneakers sliding sideways in the slush....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:34 PM
The best part about a surprise is keeping the big reveal a secret.
Unless you're Mariah Carey.
The pop diva has spilled the beans that her forthcoming record will arrive Beyoncé-style, meaning she plans on dropping it unexpectedly on the Internet...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Rick Ross built his career rapping about his exploits as an above-the-law drug kingpin, a front he kept up even after it was famously revealed that in a previous life the Miami MC had once worked as a Dade County corrections officer.
The news might...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:20 PM
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake dedicated their last song to Trayvon Martin at their packed concert Friday night at Sun Life Stadium.
It was a cover of "Forever Young," a theme that applied to the two artists who have held a long career in the often ADD-...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
There's one second of sound on John Legend's new album, "Love in the Future," that sums up his current artistic mission. It's on the delicate, gloomy track "Asylum," and the sound is a snare drum. Or rather a blast of raw, percussive white noise that...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:07 AM
Fourteen-year-old Troy Neal grew up in Baltimore. It’s where his friends are, where he scraped his knees learning to skateboard in Carroll Park, and where he had planned to attend Mount St. Joseph’s High School this fall.
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A flurry of hip-hop shows are set to blow through town this holiday season, featuring everyone from Drake to Jay Z to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Not sure which tickets to spring for? Pop & Hiss is here to help with a guide on which shows are worth gifting....