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3 hrs ago | HipHopDx

[News] Pusha T: "I'm Not Really Listening To Much Rap"

Pusha T says, "Right now on the daily, I listen to Jhene Aiko. I like her a lot.


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7 hrs ago | KLAL-FM Little Rock

Beyonc Tops "Time" Magazine's 2014 '100 Most Influential People' List

Since hitting the world stage as a member of Destiny's Child, music superstar Beyonc Knowles has shattered album records, won Grammys, secretly recorded and released a surprise album on iTunes, married a fellow music superstar -- Jay Z -- and become a mother, to Blue Ivy.


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

10 hrs ago | MTV

Nicki Minaj Wants Out Of The Female Rap Category

Rick Ross deemed her "one of the greatest." Lil Wayne told us she "never fails to amaze me."


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Nicki Minaj, Hip-Hop, Lil Wayne, Black Entertainment, Kanye West

14 hrs ago | HipHopDx

[News] Complex Ranks 90 Best Rap Albums of 1990s

Complex ranked the 90 best Rap albums of the 1990s in a recent list. The publication ranks Nas' Illmatic the greatest of the decade.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Nas, Illmatic, Jay-Z, Celebrities, Hip-Hop, Dr. Dre

Wed Apr 23, 2014

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Miguel Hits the Studio with DJ Premier

After recently logging studio time with Jessie Ware and J. Cole , Miguel has tapped the legendary DJ Premier for the follow-up to his breakout 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream .


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Miguel, The Notorious B.I.G.

Edmonton Journal

Snoop Dog, Engelbert Humperdinck heading to Edmonton

Have you seen NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams's version of Snoop Dogg's rap classic Gin and Juice? The TV journalist's rendition, pieced together from newscasts, is the latest Tonight Show/Jimmy Fallon masterpiece to go viral on YouTube.


Related Topix: Snoop Dog, NBC Nightly News, Entertainment, Television, Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg

The Wu-Tang Clan Reality Show: Missing Penises, Gangster Rap Cooking Shows + More

Wu Tang Clan have been preparing to release their 20th anniversary album A Better Tomorrow for over a year.


Related Topix: RZA, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, The Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, Music!, Wu-Tang, Ol' Dirty Bastard


New book provides backstage pass to rock history

This book cover image released by Riverhead shows "There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll," by Lisa Robinson.


Related Topix: Mick Jagger, Pop/Rock, Journalism, New York, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Punk, Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

Houston Press

FPSF Adds Monster Houston Rap Supergroup

Free Press Summer Fest is a little more than a month and a half away, but even though the already-packed festival lineup has been released, more names are getting added, including a Swishahouse trio that kick started the second Houston rap surge in 2005.


Related Topix: Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Mike Jones, Z-Ro, Bun B

Boston Calling Fall Lineup, Dates Revealed

Lorde performed at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 19, in Indio, Calif.


Related Topix: Indio, CA, Black Entertainment, Nas, Music, Entertainment

The Village Voice

Jay Z Once Wrote a Song for Bugs Bunny

As we continue the transition to digital media in the modern age, one thing we've lost is liner notes.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, The Weather Girls, Pop/Rock, Will Smith, Hip-Hop, Music, Entertainment

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Obama honors Frankie Knuckles in letter to family

President Obama has paid a special tribute to club music icon Frankie Knuckles by penning a letter to his grieving family and friends.


Related Topix: Frankie Knuckles, House, Roger Sanchez, Black Entertainment, Wu-Tang, RZA, Hip-Hop, The Wu-Tang Clan, Entertainment

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

From Michael Bay to Eminem, here are creators who've (sort of) apologized for their work

When you create something for public consumption, you're putting yourself in a very fragile position.


Related Topix: Pain & Gain, Eminem, Michael Bay, Pop/Rock, Mandy Moore, Hot Chicks

The Post-Standard

Producer accused of extorting Jay Z calls the rapper a 'stupid kid smoking blunts': Tuned In

In this Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, rapper Jay Z performs on stage at the o2 arena in east London, as part of his Magna Carta World Tour.


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

Wu-Tang Clan affiliated rapper permanently detaches his penis with a steak knife

On Tuesday April 22 reported that Andre Johnson, affiliated Wu-Tang Clan rapper known as "Christ Bearer" in the rap group ' Northstar ' was rushed to the hospital after using a serrated steak knife while high on PCP to cut off his penis where doctors were unable to reattach.


Related Topix: RZA, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Northstar, North-Hollywood, CA

Demi Lovato is a nominee and presenter at 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Demi Lovato is set to make an appearance as a presenter at the first annual iHeartRadio Music Awards , which will take place on May 1, 2014, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, The X Factor, Dance, R-N-B, Rihanna, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Blake Shelton, Country, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment

The Weekly Standard

Snatching Failure From Victory In Afghanistan

The Weekly Standard reserves the right to use your email for internal use only. Occasionally, we may send you special offers or communications from carefully selected advertisers we believe may be of benefit to our subscribers.


Related Topix: US Politics, Joe Biden, US News


Nicki Minaj focusing on rap music and not crazy outfits for new album

The "Nicki Minaj is returning to her hip-hop roots" narrative is already in high gear, even though Minaj has yet to officially release a track from her forthcoming album The Pink Print .


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Nicki Minaj, Hip-Hop, Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment

The Austin Chronicle

2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival Line-up

Tickets hit the streets at 10am, and the curtain's now up. Festival czars C3 Presents revealed the line-up for the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival this morning, Oct. 3-5 and 10-12.


Related Topix: Outkast, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Eminem, Kanye West, Austin, TX, Music, Entertainment

NBC Chicago

Williams Raps "Gin and Juice," Confronts Fallon

Jimmy Fallon unveiled a video edit of Brian Williams' "NBC Nightly News" broadcasts to make the anchor appear as if he is rapping, this time featuring a Snoop Dogg classic.


Related Topix: NBC Nightly News, Entertainment, Television, Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg, The Sugarhill Gang, Hip-Hop