| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:29 AM
What a difference a year makes. As cliché as the notion may sound, there was no escaping it Saturday night at Cali Christmas, the annual sampling of the year’s radio rainmakers presented by L.A.’s Power 106 FM.
The night’s headliners...
| 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....
| 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."
| 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 21, 2013
| 6:30 PM
After grabbing a No. 1 album, rap artist Wale has now found a new rep, inking with WME in all areas.
Wale's new album, "The Gifted," features appearances by Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, selling 158,000 copies....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Arriving on Tuesday, Drake's third album "Nothing Was the Same" represents the final entry in this summer's trifecta of hugely hyped new releases from hip-hop's biggest names, following Kanye West's "Yeezus" and Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail." Drake's...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
What we have here is a failure to communicate. Or at least, that's Rick Ross' story and he's sticking to it.
The Miami rapper has ignited a prairie fire of controversy with a song called "U.O.E.N.O.," its title a phonetic spelling of an ebonic...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
What: BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 When and Where: Oct. 15 at 8pm ET/PT on BET. About: Uncle Snoop (Snoop Dogg) hosts the annual event, which honors the biggest names in hip hop music, along with recognizing new and rising talent, and which BET says has been...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
There’s one thing that took a major backseat on the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards: actual awards.
The telecast, which aired Tuesday, didn’t parcel out many trophies during its two-hour telecast. Instead most of the night was dedicated to live...