1. 15 Hot Firefly Friday Highlights: Foo Fighters, Arctic Moneys, Chance the Rapper & More

    June 21, 2014 11:30 AM EDT When the Firefly Music Festival held its inaugural event in Delaware in 2012, it was a charming, almost intimate event that drew 30,000 nearby music lovers and 47 bands to an 87 acre plot of wooded land behind the Dover International Speedway. But three on, the Firely festival has ballooned…

  2. What was Coachella 2014’s Best Dance Music Moment? (Poll)

    April 21, 2014 2:20 PM EDT Once confined to smaller stages, dance music has occupied an increasingly growing footprint at the desert music festival. This year’s edition was no exception to this trend, as Coachella featured some of the most exciting dance artists in the game playing on marquee stages. COACHELLA 2014:…

  3. Girl Talk Q&A: On Sampling, Disney & His First Ever Music Video

    April 07, 2014 9:38 AM EDT Gregg Michael Gillis, known as Girl Talk, has come out with his first ever music video, a collaboration with rappers Freeway and Waka Flocka Flame. Produced by Maker Studios, "Tolerated" is a major departure from Gillis' previous work. For one thing, it has just two samples,…

  4. 10-Year-Old Grace Liu Wants You to 'Get in My Car': Watch

    March 12, 2014 9:51 PM EDT The studio that brought you "Friday," "Chinese Food" and "It's Thanksgiving" is about to get bilingual with its newest venture. Such is the video for "Get in My Car," the new music video/song/best birthday ever from 10-year-old Grace Liu that'…

  5. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    February 10, 2014 10:50 AM EST In the late 90s and early aughts, before the world ever really knew who he was, Kanye West was merely just a record producer. He cut his teeth ghost-producing tracks for Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, a member of Diddy's Hitmen production team, and turned his uncredited work…

  6. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  7. Rick Ross Sues LMFAO Over 'Shufflin' Line

    January 02, 2014 6:00 PM EST Shufflin' rhymes with hustlin', and now there's some legal fussin'. Hip-hop superstar Rick Ross, along with Jermaine Jackson, have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against LMFAO, the Los Angeles-based electronic pop duo of Stefan Kendal Gordy (Redfoo) and Skyler…

  8. Rick Ross Allowed to Keep Stage Name Under First Amendment

    December 30, 2013 8:33 PM EST The rapper was challenged in court by drug kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross With a First Amendment bullet, hip-hop superstar Rick Ross has shot down a lawsuit from a former drug kingpin who ruled Los Angeles during the 1980s. That drug kingpin was "Freeway" Ricky Ross, who…

  9. 20 Best Dance Music Albums of 2013: CODE Picks

    December 20, 2013 3:40 PM EST Dance music has typically been defined by the single, but in 2013, the electronic dance music album made a comeback with a vengeance. From chart-toppers to critical darlings to fan favorites, the longplayer is alive and well. Here are the 20 Best Albums (and a few outstanding EPs) as…

  10. Morrissey's 'Autobiography': 10 Things We Learned About Moz

    October 24, 2013 1:28 PM EDT key takeaways from Moz's tell-all, from his feelings about the Smiths and his first serious relationship to that time he was almost on "Friends." Published in the United Kingdom late last week, "Autobiography" is Morrissey's long-awaited life story,…

  11. Ricky Gervais to Play Live Gigs As 'Office' Character David Brent

    September 18, 2013 2:50 PM EDT Get ready to hop on the "Free Love Freeway" Fans of the British (original) take on "The Office" will get to see one of the show's funniest moments come to life. Ricky Gervais, who played the socially inept, bumbling boss David Brent, announced via Twitter that he&…

  12. Rock The Bells 2013: Ol' Dirty Bastard's Hologram Performs with Son On Day 2

    September 09, 2013 11:09 AM EDT Method Man threatens to leave due to technical difficulties. Rock the Bells successfully pulled off a second hologram performance on night two of the double-date festival in San Bernardino, CA, but not without technical glitches. Photos: Rock the Bells 2013 | Eazy-E's Hologram Takes…

  13. Rock The Bells Adds J. Cole, Slick Rick, Action Bronson & More

    June 24, 2013 9:50 PM EDT Big Daddy Kane, KRS One, Deltron 3030 and other acts old and new have joined the four-concert bill. Rock the Bells added over a dozen names to its 2013 lineup during a press conference Monday night. J. Cole, Action Bronson, Big Daddy Kane, Deltron 3030, Freeway, Girl Talk, KRS One, Rapsody…

  14. Keyshawn Johnson Calls Out Justin Bieber for Reckless Driving

    May 28, 2013 8:20 PM EDT Keyshawn Johnson has beef with Justin Bieber, but it's not because of the singer's music. According to TMZ , Johnson, a former NFL wide receiver, was leaving a Monday evening (May 27) party in Calabasas, California, when he saw the pop star's Ferrari fly by at high speeds.…

  15. 20 Stories Behind Rappers' Stage Names: Waka Flocka, Jay-Z & More

    April 03, 2013 3:28 PM EDT Behind most rappers is an intriguing stage name: some of hip-hop's heavyweights have looked within themselves for the inspiration behind their monikers. Rappers like Waka Flocka Flame and Snoop Dogg drew inspiration from their favorite TV characters. T.I. and Gucci Mane embraced…

  16. ItsTheReal Releases 'Urbane Outfitters Vol. 1' Mixtape: Listen

    April 01, 2013 1:50 PM EDT When ItsTheReal, consisting of Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, suggested picking Pop Editor, Jason Lipshutz, and myself, on a zip car to preview their first of two-part mixtape series, "Urbane Outfitters Vol. 1," we couldn't resist. The Rosenthals, being the hip-hop sketch comedians…

  17. Oh 'Baby': Four Years of Justin Bieber's Headlines

    January 02, 2013 7:57 PM EST Justin Bieber has been making news for things besides music for years - even when he's not there. Here's a look at some of the 18-year-old's more recent headlines: - Jan. 1, 2013: A paparazzo is struck by a car and killed in West Los Angeles while pursuing photos of Bieber'…

  18. Justin Bieber Calls on Lawmakers to Act Following Paparazzo's Death

    January 02, 2013 5:15 PM EST Justin Bieber is calling for new legislation following the death of a photographer that was killed while attempting to photograph the singer's Ferrari. "My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim," Bieber said in a statement on Wednesday. "Hopefully this…

  19. Freeway Talks Babygrande Partnership & 'Diamond in the Ruff' Album

    November 27, 2012 3:00 PM EST With more than a decade in the rap game, Freeway still has a hustler's spirit. The Philadelphia native broke into music as one of the flagship members of Jay-Z 's Roc-a-Fella Records, and his 2003 debut, "Philadelphia Freeway," bowed at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and has…

  20. Raekwon, GZA, Yelawolf and More Anchor Atlanta's A3C Festival 2012

    October 16, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Before Eminem came calling, Yelawolf was ripping through sets at the annual A3C Hip Hop Fest in Atlanta. "I did A3C twice, I think," the rapper tells The Juice. "First year, there was a small room, just a few people and I was doing records that weren't even out. They weren…

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