Female Jay Z
My daughter is 22 years old now, but from the time she was little she always stood out.
Let's Do This: Portugal. The Man, Grouplove, Jason Mraz, Juicy J
Fun fact about critically acclaimed neo-soul singer Bilal : He was discovered in his teens by none other than the drummer of the Spin Doctors.
[Interviews] Marsha Ambrosius Talks B-Girl Roots & Asking DJ Premier To Sample "Come Clean"
Exclusive: Marsha Ambrosius details how her love of Hip Hop and honest approach to songwriting led to collaborations with Dr. Dre, Common, Nas and others.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Ice Bucket Challenge is not a gimmick
Jimmy Fallon, host of "The Tonight Show," and members of his house band, The Roots, took the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Cape Cod Times
A rejuvenated Fishbone
No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani says they were "the band that gave us the inspiration to be a band."
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Five mixtapes from the Philly hip hop scene you need to hear right now
A couple weeks ago, I was trading Twitter messages with King Shampz, a Philly rapper on the come-up, and he said something that really struck me.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Creation of the Hip Hop/R&B Collaboration
The famous Hip hop/R&B collaboration. From Method Man and Mary J Blige's "I'll Be There for You", to Erykah Badu a nd the Roots' " You Got Me , there are so many memorable ones to choose from.
Lake Cowichan Gazette
Roots and Blues: The sweet low-down
Bassist Ryan Gullen with Saskatoon rockers The Sheepdogs gets into the groove at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival Saturday.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
John McCain Did the Robot for Jamie Foxx at a Hamptons Party
GOP senator and former presidential candidate John McCain unveiled his rendition of The Robot during a performance by The Roots and Jamie Foxx in the most awkward meeting of Republicans and hip-hop since MC Karl Rove .
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Kimbra Releases New Album the Golden Echo Today
Grammy-Award winning singer Kimbra will release a new album, entitled The Golden Echo, today, August 19th via Warner Bros.
Power Ranking the Top 10 Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenges
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has caught on like wildfire in recent weeks, with everyone from Justin Bieber to Ethel Kennedy getting in on the fun.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
RTE 23 Music Festival Debuts in Wise, VA Aug 30th
A crooked road runs through Route 23 from southwest Virginia and over the state line into Kentucky, a region steeped in the music tradition of the Appalachias.
Chill Out: ALS #IceBucketChallenge Sloshes Over Hollywood And Beyond
It is a viral campaign that has washed across the Web, and Hollywood, as celebrities dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise money for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and support for families and victims of the neurodegenerative disease.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
[Editorials] Instagram Flexin': Snoop Dogg Joins "Don't Shoot" Peaceful Protest
Beanie Sigel returns home and G-Unit hangs out backstage at the "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" tour in this week's edition of "Instagram Flexin'."
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Maybe Police Officers Should Listen to the Last Poets' 'The...
The Roots ' Phrenology CD was playing in Everyday Music this afternoon when I visited it on my lunch break.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Def Jam celebrating 30th anniversary at Barclays Center with Rick...
Def Jam Records , the label responsible for some of the most influential hip hop ever released , is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and in honor of that they'll throw a big show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on October 16 .
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Watch Kings of Leon and Questlove Play 'Family Tree' on Fallon
Please allow me to segue from talking about Kings of Leon footstep-followers The Weeks to talking about the Kings themselves.
WKTU-FM Jersey City
Watch Justin Timberlake take on the "Ice Bucket Challenge! "
Justin Timberlake is the latest celebrity to take on the "Ice Bucket Challenge" and dump freezing water over his head to raise awareness for ALS.
Hitting the big time
Organizers says the Squamish Valley Music Festival is only going to get better next year rum roll, please.
Hip-hop promoter Yuie Muhammad schooled the U.N. on culture & color
Yusuf "Yuie" Muhammad has developed a healthy handful of phrases that he likes to use - "isms," if you will, or truisms that inform his grind.