1. Jac Vanek Q&A: Miley Cyrus, All Time Low Designer Launches Grunge Line

    December 20, 2012 2:10 PM EST Designer Jac Vanek began working in the music industry as a teenager, and now designs bracelets for pop punk bands like All Time Low and Cobra Starship . From the age of 15, Vanek fell in love with music and abandoned everything in her life -- including a spot on her school's…

  2. Rolling Stones Added to Sandy Relief Concert

    December 07, 2012 12:30 PM EST The Rolling Stones have been added to the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, organizers announced Friday at a press conference in New York. The reunited group joins a Who's Who of some of rock's most iconic voices that will perform at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12, including Eric…

  3. Big Boi Talks 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' Album & Collaborations

    December 05, 2012 3:30 PM EST Indie pop duo, Phantogram, chime in on their 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' collaboration with Big Boi. New York has Big Boi seated on the brink of speechlessness. That seat currently rests inside a Mercedes-Benz executive coach van, where the accessible half of Southern hip…

  4. French Montana Talks 'Mac & Cheese 3' Mixtape, Readies 2013 Debut

    November 30, 2012 12:15 PM EST On Nov. 18, French Montana released his latest mixtape, " Mac & Cheese 3 ," as a gift to fans. Since its release, the tape, which features guest appearances from Sean " Diddy " Combs, Fat Joe , Rick Ross and more, has logged more than 437,000 downloads on DatPiff.com…

  5. First Listen: Rihanna Previews 'Unapologetic' Album in NYC

    November 10, 2012 12:50 PM EST With her seventh album in seven years, "Unapologetic," Rihanna is finally growing up. Over the past few years, the Bajan crooner's albums were dotted with kitschy double entendres about private parts ("Cockiness (Love It)") and hat-tip anthems to knocking back shots (…

  6. Diddy in Beverly Hills SUV Crash

    October 25, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs was a passenger in an SUV that was hit by another car in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel, but the hip-hop and fashion mogul was not taken to a hospital. Beverly Hills police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said Combs was riding in a Cadillac Escalade on Sunset Boulevard…

  7. Music's 15 Worst TV Cameos Ever

    October 03, 2012 6:55 PM EDT With Adam Levine joining "American Horror Story," Miley Cyrus appearing on "Two and a Half Men," and Justin Bieber swinging by for a cameo on "The Simpsons," this fall TV season is going to be overwhelmed with musicians. Even Adam Lambert is returning to…

  8. Adele's James Bond Theme, 'Skyfall,' Debuts Thursday

    October 01, 2012 1:20 PM EDT It's official: Adele is going 007. The singer-songwriter confirmed today that she has recorded the theme song for the upcoming James Bond "Skyfall" film, and it will be available for download this week. The song will premiere on the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film…

  9. Kanye West Earns 17 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

    September 12, 2012 8:31 PM EDT Kanye West hasn't released a solo album since 2010, but the rapper has kept relevant with another strong year. Now, BET is taking notice. West received the most nominations with 17 for the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, which will air Oct. 9. The rapper has had a big year as a…

  10. Pink and Eminem Reunite on 'Here Comes The Weekend': Listen

    September 12, 2012 1:00 PM EDT After assisting with Eminem 's "Recovery," P!nk has re-upped with the hip-hop veteran for "Here Comes The Weekend," a track off her forthcoming sixth album "The Truth About Love." The song hit the Web on Wednesday (Sept. 12), six days before P!nk's…

  11. Watch Regina Spektor's Live Tastemakers Session

    September 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT New York based piano pop songstress Regina Spektor plays three songs; talks "What We Saw From The Cheap Seats." Regina Spektor Tastemakers PHOTOS: Regina Spektor's Session "I don't know if I really believe in genre divisions," admits Regina Spektor as she…

  12. Chris Lighty's Funeral Draws Hip-Hop Royalty

    September 05, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Diddy, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons Among Mourners in NYC LL Cool J and Sean "Diddy" Combs were among the stars who packed a standing-room-only funeral chapel Wednesday to pay their respects to music-industry mogul Chris Lighty. Mourners at the Manhattan funeral…

  13. Field Report: Exclusive First Listen

    September 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Chris Porterfield talks debut album: "It's sort of a snapshot of two or three years of my life" Fall is almost upon us, and Field Report has the exact soundtrack for you. The artfully crafted self-titled debut album from Wisconsin's Chris Porterfield…

  14. Chris Lighty Death Ruled a Suicide

    August 31, 2012 8:34 PM EDT The New York City medical examiner's office has ruled the death of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty a suicide. The 44-year-old manager of Mariah Carey, Sean "Diddy" Combs and 50 Cent was found dead in his Bronx apartment Thursday with a gunshot wound to the head. A 9 mm handgun was…

  15. Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Impresario, Found Dead

    August 30, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. Circumstances of his death were unconfirmed at press time, but New York Daily…

  16. Exclusive: Sneak Peek at Diddy's Documentary, 'IBIZA'

    August 22, 2012 12:25 PM EDT "I started coming to Ibiza like 15 years ago, it changed my life," Diddy says in the beginning in the trailer for his documentary, "IBIZA." "IBIZA" is the first cinematic visual in association with Revolt. The 1:25-min long taste of the full visual, slated to…

  17. Mary J. Blige, 'What's The 411?' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    July 28, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc. Mary J. Blige has sung the block's blues from the pit of her heart since the birth of her career in the early 90s. Exactly twenty years ago (July 28, 1992), the world was introduced to the singer's vocal prowess and honesty -- inner to outer appearance -…

  18. Katy Perry Joining Popchips With Ads, Investment

    July 25, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Katy Perry has a new favorite snack. The pop star is the new face of Popchips and will appear in advertising for the brand this fall. "I was hooked after my first bite!" Perry said in a release. "When I discover something good, I want to share it with everyone I know, so I…

  19. Fred the Godson Video Premiere: 'How You Don't Know Me'

    July 24, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Fred the Godson gets his revenge on one unlucky young lady in his latest video for "How You Don't Know Me." "How You Don't Know Me," the latest single off of his DJ Drama hosted mixtape, "City of God," is the timeless story of the old adage, "don&…

  20. Exclusive: Matisyahu Talks Transformation, 'Spark Seeker' (Video)

    July 13, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Matisyahu shocked the music world when he shaved his signature facial hair last year and announced there would be no more "Chassidic reggae superstar." With "Spark Seeker," his first album since the change, due July 17, the musician says the shift came during a moment of…

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