| Apr 16, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Outkast remains arguably the greatest rap duo of all time, even though its members — Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000 — haven't released an album together since 2006's "Idlewild" soundtrack. While Big Boi continues to...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Big Boi is a serial collaborator, one of those endlessly curious artists who’s always thinking “what if?” when he charges into a new project. As one-half of OutKast, Big Boi helped expand the language of hip-hop. As a solo artist, he&...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:57 PM
In the wake of his latest run-in with the law, it might be time to ask if TV needs to take a vacation from Chris Brown. A permanent vacation.
The volatile singer was arrested and charged with felony assault on Sunday after allegedly punching a man --...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” will surely go down as one of the biggest songs of 2013. The slinky dance track was No. 1 for 12 weeks, sold more than 6 million copies and served as the soundtrack for one of the most deliciously...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Ever since YouTube brought music videos into the privacy of your home or well-locked office, an easy way for artists to get attention is to include some artful nudity in their videos. It's been standard practice for groups on the experimental fringes...
| Jul 14, 2013
When three representatives of very different genres have shows on the same day, it's a good day for music in South Florida. Today, Lil Wayne brings the America's Most Wanted Tour to the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, with rappers T.I., Tyga and...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Clutching a gold microphone as shiny as his gold watch, Robin Thicke sauntered into a recording studio in Playa Vista on a recent afternoon like he owned the place.
The R&B singer known for his romantic ballads was taping a brief live performance for...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
For nearly two decades the Essence Music Festival has been the premiere destination for black music fans from around the country. Now, BET is hoping to change that.
The Black Entertainment Television network has built a formidable competitor to Essence'...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Last year BET tagged its annual awards spectacle as "Too big to miss" — a phrase the network should have held for this year.
Sure, the historically unpredictable ceremony will feature dazzling performances – Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:08 AM
2 stars (out of 4)
In 2007, Robin Thicke went from promising singer-songwriter to a performer on the cusp of stardom with a million-selling album, “The Evolution of Robin Thicke,” and the hit single “Lost Without You.” But...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:17 PM
A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre...