Power in Numbers

Power in Numbers

Who said nice guys finish last? Fun-loving hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 scores again with Power in Numbers, the follow-up to its critically acclaimed major-label debut, 2000's Quality Control.
Studio Confessions

Studio Confessions

Storied hip-hop indie ABB Records makes its first foray into R&B with the launch of its ABB Soul arm and debut act Peven Everett. The Harvey, Ill.
Even Closer

Even Closer

Her name, Goapele Mohlabane, is just as intriguing as her music.
Red Hot + Riot

Red Hot + Riot

The Red Hot Organization once again combines consciousness with great music for its 14th benefit project. This time out the organization pays tribute to the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Nigerian revolutionary and the father of Afrobeat, with Red Hot + Riot. Neo-soul and hip-hop artists team with traditional Afrobeat musicians to craft a set that would make Kuti—who died of AIDS-related causes in 1997—proud.
Pinmonkey

Pinmonkey

One of the more exciting major-label Nashville experiments in recent memory, Pinmonkey combines expert, aggressive musicianship with sterling vocals and swing-for-the-fence performances.
Soul Be It!

Soul Be It!

Some artists are studio creatures. Their recording studio work is great, while their live performances leave something to be desired.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Gerald Levert, Madonna, and LL Cool J.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about LL Cool J, Madonna, H and Claire, and "Bonnie & Clyde."
Diverse Artists On Board AIDS Benefit Bill

Diverse Artists On Board AIDS Benefit Bill

Cassandra Wilson, Stephanie Mills, and Rahsaan Patterson are among the artists who will participate in You Rock My Soul, a benefit concert for the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC).
Broadway Lyricist Adolph Green Dies

Broadway Lyricist Adolph Green Dies

Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator Betty Comden, wrote such valentines to New York as "On the Town" and "Wonderful Town," as well as the screenplay for the classic movie musical "Singin' in the Rain," died Wednesday. He was 87. Green, who had been in poor health for some time, died at his Manhattan home, his son, Adam, said.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville's Music Row throughout the day to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank's Harvest 2000; and later the same night, headlines a concert benefiting the charity.
Shakira Sweeps MTV Latin Video Awards

Shakira Sweeps MTV Latin Video Awards

Shakira was the big winner at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamerica last night (Oct. 24) at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. The Colombian star won in all five categories in which she was nominated: artist and video of the year, best female artist, best pop artist, and best artist-North. The mostly Spanish show aired live on MTV's three Latin American feeds and on MTV2 in the U.S. (with subtitles). It will air Nov. 1 on MTV in the U.S., marking the first time the network will carry a non-English-language special.

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