5 days ago
The hip-hop mogul best known as Dr. Dre and the co-founder of Interscope Records appeared at a news conference Wednesday alongside USC President C. L. Max Nikias to announce the new program...
7 days ago
Rev Run is one of hip-hop's legendary rappers, but these days, he's spinning records - and is finding the experience may be even more enjoyable than rapping.
9 days ago
LUHRMANN: JAY-Z KEY TO 'GATSBY'Not everyone is a fan of "The Great Gatsby"'s hip-hop flavored soundtrack, but director Baz Luhrmann says using modern music was essential to capturing the spirit...
10 days ago
Nas, whose return to form "Life Is Good" was one of best rap releases in recent years, was shut out of the male rap category in favor of BET staples such as 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky and Future.
15 days ago
""It's indicative of what brands have always done when they are involved with hip-hop culture," said Latifah Muhammad, editor of Hip-Hop Wired.
16 days ago
The singer's fourth album, "Side Effects of You," debuted at No. 1 and No. 2 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop and Top 200 albums charts last week.
18 days ago
Of course, heavy drug use in hip-hop or rock is hardly new: Cowboy of his Furious Five group died in 1989 "basically from getting high," Melle Mel said.
23 days ago
I still wasn't privy to the genius that was Dupri that would come later through his work with Xscape, Jagged Edge and another one of his child rap proteges, Bow Wow.
23 days ago
"It doesn't matter who's hip-hop or not, I'm only interested in working with the dopest, most creative artists I can find, because it can create something bigger than hip-hop," he says.
24 days ago
"His first offering in nearly five years - and first not to be issued through longtime hip-hop powerhouse Def Jam - "Authentic" not only misses the mark, it doesn't even come close.
25 days ago
It became a particularly hot topic over the last year, which saw jazz artists tapping into the broader spectrum of black popular music, such as hip-hop, soul and funk on Grammy-winning releases...
72 days ago
Snoop Lion won't fire back at critics who say his backing of the Rastafari movement is simply another gimmick from one of hip-hop's savviest self-marketers.
73 days ago
What could a country music fan possibly have in common with a hip-hop fan?
74 days ago
In light of the hip-hop duo's multiplatinum, No. 1 smash "Thrift Shop," musicians including Debbie Harry, Miguel and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder discuss their adventures buying used clothes, even...
75 days ago
L.A. hip-hop collective Odd Future's founder Tyler, the Creator will try to prove on "Wolf" that his skills can equal his huge personality.
79 days ago
The two-day Buku Music + Art Project, a hip-hop and electronic dance music festival launched last year, is back for a second year, with about two dozen more acts and four stages instead of two.
81 days ago
Hip-hop artists including rappers Nas and Somalia-born K'naan (kay-nahn) will take center stage in an unexpected place next year: as part of next season at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
103 days ago
Last year hip-hop became more pop-friendly at one end and more experimental and expansive at the other.
103 days ago
"I can take any series of numbers and turn it into music, from Bach to bebop, Herbie Hancock to hip-hop," he told The Star-Ledger newspaper of Newark, N.J.
104 days ago
R&B and hip-hop performers (Ocean is part of the Odd Future collective) have had a spotty history at the Grammys recently when it comes to major awards.
106 days ago
Rubin thinks "Paper Planes" was something of a milestone in the hip-hop world, helping force the genre in a new direction after tracks started to become interchangeable.
113 days ago
He's released a string of impressive, slyly audacious albums that mingle cool supper-club singing and fractured hip-hop beats and has performed with artists ranging from the veteran jazz pianist...
115 days ago
"Roman Reloaded" is a mesh of hip-hop, dance, pop, R&B and reggae flavors, and producers included radio hit makers like RedOne and Dr. Luke.
120 days ago
Among the highlights: Wild Belle's dapper, tech-savvy mix of Island grooves and studio gleam, the bluesy hip-hop of Kids These Days, soul singer Allen Stone and the dreamy electronics of Purity...
120 days ago
"And given the state of the local hip-hop community -- thriving, expansive and increasingly drawing attention from outside the area -- it's a good bet A.Dd+ will break big sooner rather than later.