| 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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:40 AM
While it's generally unwise to make a mortal enemy of one of America's most famous former drug kingpins, the rapper Rick Ross has come out ahead of his shared namesake, the former L.A. cocaine baron "Freeway" Ricky Ross, in court and gets to legally...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:58 AM
The Pixies are back -- again.
After touring its classic material for several years as a kind of hipster oldies act, the hugely influential alt-rock band finally put out some new music last September in the form of the four-song "EP-1."
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:52 AM
After a holiday hiatus, “Saturday Night Live” returned slightly refurbished, with Sasheer Zamata as one of the most high-profile cast additions in recent memory as well as new writers LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, who joined the team after...
| 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.