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2 hrs ago | Manawatu Evening Standard

Eminem sues National over election ad

There's nothing quite like a rap battle. But is National's new ad too close to Eminem's Lose Yourself? The National Party is facing legal action over its use in an election ad of music similar to that of US rapper Eminem.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop

5 hrs ago | Deseret News

The complicated relationship between God and rap

This story is part of the Deseret News National Edition , which focuses on the issues that resonate with American families. Lil Wayne halted the hounding sounds of the crowd with a single finger.


Related Topix: Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Salt Lake City, UT, The Game

9 hrs ago | WBNS

Investigators Say Fatally-Shot Teen Was Breaking Into Home, Wearing Insane Clown Posse Mask

Authorities say a 17-year-old who was shot and killed early Sunday morning was allegedly part of a group that was breaking into a home. Deputies say Reb Barbee and three accomplices had forced their way into a Hubbard Drive South home around 6 a.m. The homeowner fired a handgun when Barbee was found in the living room with a knife and wearing an "Insane Clown Posse" mask.


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13 hrs ago | Carlsbad Current-Argus

'Queen Latifah' promises a 'juicy' second season

Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season. The biggest, she said, involves her.


Related Topix: Queen Latifah, Black Entertainment, Camden, NJ, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Entertainment

14 hrs ago |

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Jamie Foxx party 'Snoopadelic' style at TAO Nightclub

On Saturday, hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg returned to Sin City for another electrifying night of his Snoopadelic Cabaret residency at TAO Nightclub . Upon arriving, the dogfather made his way to the booth to kick off his DJ Snoopadelic set.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Hip-Hop, Las Vegas, NV

19 hrs ago | CNN

China: City tests sidewalk lanes for cell phone users

Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones? One Chinese city thinks it has the answer: It has divided a sidewalk on one of its busiest streets into two lanes -- one for cellphone users and the other for those without. The sidewalk is in the city of Chongqing in southwestern China.


Related Topix: Cellphones, World News, China, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, CNN

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Red Deer Advocate

Tech N9ne: Independent rapper can't stop writing about life as he knows it

Tech N9ne was so stung by a music journalist's criticism of his verse that he retaliated by writing Fragile. He and rappers Kendrick Lamar and A Mayday! appear in the song's video to voice their disdain for people dissing their music.


Related Topix: Tech N9ne, Kansas City, MO

Now Toronto

TIFF 2014: And the winners are

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close. At the traditional awards brunch this afternoon, TIFF co-directors Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey joked about being too tired for a ceremonial Maori dance , paid tribute to festival co-founder Bill Marshall and promised an even more ambitious TIFF for next year's 40th anniversary edition.


Related Topix: The Game, What Doesn't Kill You

App enables music artists, fans to collaborate via Web

Drummer Stewart Copeland is using an app called WholeWorldBrand to connect with his fans and to let amateur musicians collaborate with him on a new track. Drummer and founding Police member Stewart Copeland is ready for a jam session in his home studio, which he calls the Sacred Grove.


Related Topix: Snoop Dogg, Black Entertainment, Ipad, iPod touchiPad App, Science / Technology, iPad App, iPhone App, GarageBand, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, 10cc, Pop/Rock


Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara to Star in Period Musical 'Ziggy'

Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara are tuning up to star in the period musical Ziggy from Baz Luhrmann protege Diesel Schwarze . Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Alex Da Kid is spearheading the film's original contemporary music.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Moulin Rouge, Musical Movies, Pop/Rock, Baz Luhrmann, Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop, Dr. Dre, Black Entertainment

Is Beyonce pregnant?

BABY NUMBER TWO?: Jay Z has ignited rumours his wife is carrying their second child when he reportedly changed lyrics to his song Beach Is Better. The Crazy in Love performer's husband Jay Z ignited rumours his wife is carrying their second child when he reportedly changed lyrics to his song Beach Is Better.


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


An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black. A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.


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

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Sand Trap

What are you listening to?

No, he's making wine in Eastern Shore MD. Apparently he gave me enough wine to forget about this episode.


Related Topix: 2pac, Black Entertainment, Tupac Shakur, Nas, N.W.a., Dr. Dre

Beyonce and Jay Z end tour in Paris

Beyonce and Jay Z perform during their On the Run tour at Stade de France An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their On the Run stadium tour in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago. The performers told the audience at Stade de France that Paris was also where their two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, was conceived.


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

Celebrating 20 Years The Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die'

He was gunned down in 1997, but Christopher Wallace or Notorious BIG or Biggie Smalls as his fans know him, is still remembered in the neighborhoods he grew up in in Clinton Hill Brooklyn. Murals bearing his image aren't hard to find and even his f... September 13, 1994, the world witnessed the birth of a classic Hip Hop album, " Ready to Die " by 'The Notorious B.I.G', a.k.a ' Biggie ', a.k.a 'Biggie Smalls', a.k.a 'Frank White', a.k.a 'Big', a.k.a 'Big Poppa' and finally, a.k.a 'The King of New York'.


Related Topix: The Notorious B.I.G., Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre


[Interviews] Easy Mo Bee Traces Ice Cube & Big Daddy Kane's Influence On Biggie's "Ready To Die"

Exclusive: Easy Mo Bee connects the dots from producing for Big Daddy Kane, RZA and GZA to eventually crafting music with Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Easy Mo Bee is one of the names who should come up in the conversation of the most important producers in the history of Hip Hop.


Related Topix: RZA, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Big Daddy Kane, Ice Cube, Gza, Tupac Shakur

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Nas, Kendrick Lamar & Jhene Aiko Ready "Unexpected" Sets, Says ONE Musicfest Founder

This year's ONE Musicfest will feature a line-up of performers ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Jhene Aiko . The event's founder, J Carter , tells ABC News Radio what concert-goers can anticipate from the upcoming event, which takes place in Atlanta Saturday, September 13. "I would say expect the unexpected, and don't be surprised if each artists is joined by some Atlanta greats as well," Carter says of the fourth annual event, which is expected to attract a crowd of 15,000 people.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Kendrick Lamar, Black Entertainment, Nas

The 8 Ball: Top 8 Anticipated Fall 2014 Albums

The 8 Ball: Top 8 Anticipated Fall 2014 Albums Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.13.2014 From Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V and Kanye West's new LP to Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways , Pink Floyd's The Endless River and more, 411's Jeremy Thomas counts down the top 8 most anticipated fall albums! Welcome once again to the 411 Music Zone 8 Ball! I'm your host Jeremy Thomas and as always, I will be tackling a topic and providing you the top eight selections of that particular category. Keep in mind that this list is meant to be my personal opinion and not a definitive list .


Related Topix: Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Foo Fighters, Music, Entertainment

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Shot fired, officer assaulted at Drake, Lil' Wayne concert

A rap concert at the USANA Amphitheatre turned into a busy night for police who responded to a shooting in one incident and were forced to use a Taser on a concert-goer in another. Rap stars Drake and Lil' Wayne performed at USANA, 5150 S. 6055 West, on Thursday before an estimated crowd of 8,000 to 10,000 people, according to police.


Related Topix: Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Salt Lake County, UT


4 guilty of China terror attack

Luggage lies scattered inside the Kunming Railway Station in Kunming, the capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, on Saturday, March 1, after an attack left at least 29 dead and more than 100 injured. Armed paramilitary policemen guard a crossing in front of Kunming Railway Station in Kunming after a Saturday attack that left dozens dead.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, CNN,