1. 50 Cent, 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' at 10: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Ten years ago today, the hip-hop landscape shifted. 50 Cent, a young upstart from Queens, New York, put the rap game in a chokehold with the release of his debut studio album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album was an audio snapshot of a hustler balancing machismo with…

  2. Chris Brown May Face Probation Violation

    February 05, 2013 7:05 PM EST Discrepancies were allegedly found in the singer's community service reports. Prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke Chris Brown's probation, saying there is no credible evidence he completed his community service sentence for beating Rihanna, and citing several other incidents…

  3. 10 Best Albums of 2012: Critics' Picks

    December 17, 2012 2:45 PM EST Chart Article From aggressive indie-rock to mainstream superstars exploring new ground to a handful of revolutionary R&B discs, 2012 saw a bevy of classic albums released in an era where the album is supposed to be dying. After months of blasting these LPs throughout our office, the…

  4. Solange Captivates With 'True' Songs At New York City Show

    December 12, 2012 6:50 PM EST From the moment Solange emerged onto the dimly lit stage at NYC's Bowery Ballroom last night (Dec. 11), the singer-songwriter took ahold of everyone's attention. Expected whispers of whether her older sister, Beyoncé , was in attendance were quickly laid to rest and forgotten.…

  5. Watch Cee Lo Talk Musical Gifts: Exclusive

    December 03, 2012 10:15 AM EST Cee Lo describes the childhood joys of unwrapping musical presents in this exclusive Give The Gift of Music video clip. With December here and the holidays truly underway, Cee Lo Green is the latest artist to lend his voice to the Give The Gift of Music campaign , which seeks to remind all…

  6. Kendrick Lamar, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city': Track-By-Track Review

    October 22, 2012 4:00 PM EDT In a state of hip-hop, where a large sum of rap is inflamed with made-strictly-for-wax, boastful raps of a luxurious lifestyle, Kendrick Lamar stands out for quite the opposite. The West Coast rapper's major-label debut studio album, "good kid, M.A.A.D. city" (Top Dawg…

  7. Bruce Springsteen Presents 'Big Man' Honors to Steven Van Zandt

    October 17, 2012 8:20 AM EDT The night busted open in New York City as Bruce Springsteen and other Rock and Roll Hall of Famers helped Steven Van Zandt celebrate his Big Man of the Year award. Darlene Love, Elvis Costello and Dion were among the stellar performers Tuesday night at a rollicking benefit for Little Kids…

  8. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom falters, but after selling 100 million…

  9. Chris Brown's Disputed Community Service Log: Cleaning Horse Stalls, Shredding Files

    September 28, 2012 5:15 PM EDT After Chris Brown pleaded guilty to beating then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, a judge ordered the R&B singer to do six-months' worth of what was described as "community labor." The singer was allowed to perform the service in his home state of Virginia under the supervision…

  10. Top 10 Dirtiest Rappers

    September 13, 2012 12:15 PM EDT The 10 hip-hop stars with the filthiest lyrics, from Lil Wayne to Akinyele to Plies, all for your nasty listening pleasure. If you're a rapper whose first name is not "Will" and whose last name is not "Smith," you probably utilize profanity, some sexual innuendo, and…

  11. 2 Chainz, 'Based on a T.R.U. Story': Track-By-Track Review

    August 14, 2012 3:45 PM EDT What is the true story -- er, excuse me, the T.R.U. story -- of Tauheed Epps, better known as 2 Chainz? The past year of the Atlanta rapper's life has encompassed a remarkable comeback story in which a 35-year-old man the world knew as Tity Boi changed his alias, became BFF with a score…

  12. Jack White Shares Secret Tracks, Joy of Vinyl at Grammy Museum

    August 13, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Jack White brought an LP with him to his Q&A Friday afternoon at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Not the solo album "Blunderbuss" that he is touring in support of, but the Dead Weather's "Sea of Cowards." White set the needle at the end of the album to play a…

  13. Listen To Big Boi's New Sex Jam 'She Said OK'

    May 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Outkast hero Big Boi took to Twitter late on Tuesday night (May 29) to release a new track, "She Said OK," featuring Brooklyn MC Theophilus London . And for those craving more of the explicit nature of "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" songs like "…

  14. 10 Awesome Adam Yauch Rhymes: Beastie Boy MCA's Best Lyrics

    May 04, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Each of the Beastie Boys brandished a style of rapping that set him apart from the pack. But for many fans, it was the distinctive growl of MCA that consistently rose above the beats. From the trio's rough and rowdy early tracks to their refined and respected final cuts, Adam Yauch…

  15. B.o.B, 'Strange Clouds': Track-By-Track Review

    May 01, 2012 12:50 PM EDT B.o.B isn't just a rapper, nor does he have time for such a simple statement. Photos: Day in the Life of B.o.B On his debut album, "B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray" (2010), the Atlanta transplant pinned his rap skills to the sounds of mainstream pop, garnering him…

  16. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys , Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath , was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago's Grant Park for the eighth consecutive year…

  17. Happy Birthday Bieber! Justin's 18 Most Essential Moments

    March 01, 2012 11:50 AM EST Thursday, March 1 marks a special day for a special young man -- Justin Bieber, the teen superstar currently running the pop universe, has turned 18 years old. While Bieber has only been in the public eye for roughly three years, the singer has mounted a staggering list of accomplishments in…

  18. Skrillex, Diplo & A-Trak: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 03, 2012 12:15 PM EST The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all, modeled for a GQ magazine spread, making…

  19. The Weeknd, 'Echoes of Silence': Track-by-Track Review

    December 22, 2011 12:20 PM EST Within a year's time, The Weeknd has become one of the forerunners in an emotionally magnified, peculiar thread of R&B with a mixtape trilogy. Late Wednesday night (Dec. 21), The Weeknd gave his rabid fans a tasty Christmas present: his promised third mixtape of 2011, "Echoes of…

  20. DVD Reviews: The Rolling Stones, Mott the Hoople

    December 14, 2011 3:00 PM EST The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 Eagle Rock Entertainment Release Date: Nov. 21, 2011 The Ballad of Mott the Hoople Start Productions Release Date: Nov. 8, 2011 As years go by there are fewer and fewer stones unturned from the archives of rock history, but these two…

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