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34 min ago | Spin

Freak Scene: 2014's Weird World of Underground Rap

Underground hip-hop is not what it used to be, but that's a good thing. At its peak, "the underground" was its own separate and damn near equal scene, coming together to rally against the puffed-chest, money-burning attitude of Puff Daddy and friends, at the very moment when hip-hop became the biggest music in the world, and as a result could ... (more)


Related Topix: Dance, Underground, Puff Daddy, Mos Def, Black Entertainment, Common, Hip-Hop

4 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Rapper Ice-T on the Failures of Gun Control: 'Guns Don't Kill, A Cold Heart Kills'

In the wake of the 2012 mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, the pioneering gangster rapper, thrash metal frontman, and Law & Order: SVU television star Ice-T came out swinging against gun control and in defense of the Second Amendment .


Related Topix: Ice-T, Guns, Aurora, CO

6 hrs ago | WWWM-FM Toledo

Jermaine Dupri Discusses Mariah Carey's Low Album Sales for "Me. I Am Mariaha The Elusive Chanteuse" [From ABC News]

Mariah Carey may have earned the lowest first-week sales figures of her career with her latest album Me.


Related Topix: Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Mariah Carey, Hip-Hop, Jermaine Dupri

6 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Dr. Dre Sues Over Counterfeit Beats By Dre Products

Hip-hop superproducer DR. DRE is taking legal action against bosses behind a group of Chinese websites selling illegal counterfeits of his hugely popular Beats by Dre headphones.


Related Topix: Dr. Dre, Black Entertainment

6 hrs ago | TheIndyChannel

Hip-hop superproducer DR. DRE is taking legal action against bosses...

Hip-hop superproducer DR. DRE is taking legal action against bosses behind a group of Chinese websites selling illegal counterfeits of his hugely popular Beats by Dre headphones.


Related Topix: Dr. Dre, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

8 hrs ago | ITV

Rapper caught with cannabis at Welsh airport

Rapper and actor Ashley Walters, also known as Asher D of So Solid Crew, was ordered to pay nearly A 1,500 on a cannabis rap after being stopped at an airport on Anglesey.


Related Topix: Ashley Walters, Aone

12 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Rapper Lil' Keke previews new album 'Money Don't Sleep'

HOUSTON Rap legend Lil' Keke held a listening party Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Bambou Lounge to preview his new album Money Don't Sleep.


Related Topix: Lil' Keke, Bun B, Entertainment

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Journal and Courier

Guest col: Fielder's body image, my challenge

Guest column: Fielder's body image, my challenge Inspiration comes from a body less than ideal, now batting for the Texas Rangers.


Related Topix: Body Image, Health, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Opinion


HBO Will Air Beyonce and Jay Z's 'On The Run' Concert Special

At this point, Beyonce and HBO are just as much of an item as she is with Jay Z. So it should be no surprise that the premium cable network will host the power couple's On the Run tour concert special sometime in September.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B


[Interviews] Warren G Confirms Unreleased Nate Dogg Duets In Red Bull Studios Q&A

Exclusive: While digitizing his "Regulate G Funk Era" files at Red Bull Studios, Warren G revisits his sampling methods and his stash of unreleased collaborations with Nate Dogg, Bun B and more.


Related Topix: Warren G, Chemistry, Science

Now Toronto

Power couple fuel cheating rumours on hit-parade joint tour

Two and a half hours of Beyonc and Jay Z porn will make you feel pretty bad about your own love.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop

Insane Clown Posse loses lawsuit against federal government about Juggalos

Insane Clown Posse's lawsuit against the federal government has been thrown out by U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland.


Related Topix: Insane Clown Posse, Entertainment

The Memphis Flyer

Select-O-Hits: From Rockabilly to Rap

Two new releases hit the racks this month. Mark "Muleman" Massey and Dual Drive - two contemporary blues acts - are on Icehouse Records, a company with roots that reach back to the beginning of the music business in Memphis.


Related Topix: Three 6 Mafia, Black Entertainment

Wed Jul 09, 2014

TLC and Ludacris headline the International Festival

Prince George's County will celebrate its rich cultural diversity with the inaugural International Festival .


Related Topix: Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, Hustle & Flow, Music!, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Dance, Ludacris, Black Entertainment, Reggae, Third World, Bob Marley & the Wailers


[News] Illmaculate Says Eminem's "8 Mile" Is "Your Average Person's First Connection" To Battle Rap

Ahead of this weekend's first Total Slaughter event, battle rapper Illmaculate spoke with Battle Rap about Eminem's influence on battle culture in the mainstream.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop

Detroit Free Press

Michigan Theatre building, where Eminem's '8 Mile' was shot, up for auction

The starting bid is $1 million for the roughly 40% occupied Michigan Theatre at 220 Bagley Avenue.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop, Detroit, MI


Hip Hop Star DMC Releases New Single With Grammy Blues Artist

Email: Website: Music: [...] What happens when you put a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Hip-Hop Icon with a Grammy Award-Winning Blues legend together on one song? The answer is "NEXT LEVEL"! Masterminded by Super Producer ... (more)


Related Topix: Dance, DMC, Run DMC

NYC underground rap legend Cormega is back with Mega Philosophy

Queens rapper Cormega will return with his fifth studio album Mega Philosophy on July 22nd , after a nearly five year hiatus.


Related Topix: Cormega, Hip-Hop, Black Entertainment, Nas

The Wichita Eagle

Jay Z to headline Global Citizen Festival in Sept.

In this Nov. 11, 2007, file photo, recording artist Jay-Z performs at Hammerstein Ballroom, in New York.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Wichita, KS, Entertainment

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Stranger

What's Crappening?

Opening for the Notwist on Saturday night at Neumos, Anticon Records mainstay Jel looked like Jeff Spicoli's tightest bro from way back when with his lank blond hair and skateboarder-skinny build.


Related Topix: Alternative, Clipse