1. George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell Talk 'Finding The Funk' - and Getting Paid for It - at SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2013 7:08 PM EDT 3 1.003 k 45 8 0 What began -- on paper, at least -- as a discussion on the documentary "Finding the Funk" by producers Nelson George and Arthur Baker (who moderated the conversation) quickly ran off the rails and became as much an exploration o ...

  2. Afrika Bambaataa

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  3. Top 10 Best Hip-Hop Movies Ever

    November 08, 2012 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Throughout the four decade history of hip-hop, there have been many movies that have attempted to capture the essence of the culture. Many have been OK, plenty have been good, but it's the rare film that has been great. "8 Mile," whic ...

  4. Ice-T: 'The Art of Rap' Will Be More Than Just a Movie

    June 05, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As he prepares for the June 15 theatrical opening of his documentary "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap," Ice-T promises that the campaign "won't end with this film." "We've got a DVD. We have a television sho ...

  5. Ice-T to Perform With Chuck D., Grandmaster Caz at Sundance

    January 13, 2012 5:26 PM EST Ice-T, Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz are scheduled to perform at the Sundance Institute's annual Celebration of Music in Film on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Their performances are to celebrate Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothi ...

  6. Backbeat: DJ Premier and Kendra Morris at Skullcandy Present Wax Poetics Records Showcase

    October 06, 2011 10:07 AM EDT New York based one-stop music shop Wax Poetics took over downtown Manhattan hotspot (Le) Poisson Rouge last Thursday night for the third installment of its monthly showcase series, which pairs artists signed to Wax Poetics Records with DJs feature ...

  7. Sublime To Reunite For Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest

    August 31, 2009 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sublime , the chart-topping Long Beach-based punk reggae group that split-up more than 13 years ago when its lead singer OD'd, will play its first official gig with a new vocalist as part of the Smokeout festival, to be held Oct. 23-24 at the S ...

  8. Detroit's 'Movement' Fest Draws Big Crowds, Looks Ahead

    May 26, 2009 8:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even before the last beats of the Movement 2009 electronic music festival in Detroit faded away Monday night, festival organizers began looking towards the 2010 edition. On the eve of this year's Movement, Paxahau Event Productions announced th ...

  9. Detroit's Movement 2009 Festival Lineup Expands

    March 25, 2009 8:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Glitch Mob, Anthony Rother, Benga and Marc "MK" Kinchen are among the more than two dozen more performers named for Movement 2009, the annual electronic music festival that takes place each Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The four acts jo ...

  10. The Hardest Working Man: How James Brown Saved the Soul of America

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at James Brown's key April 1968 Boston Garden concert -- as well as his overall legacy. By the late '60s, notes Boston Globe contributor Sullivan, James Brown was "Soul Brother Number One to black America." On April 5, 196 ...

  11. Ruthless Records

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Let's hitch a ride on the music time machine back to the year 1987. Let's hitch a ride on the music time machine back to the year 1987. Whitney Houston, Madonna and Michael Jackson rule the No. 1 hit parade on the pop charts, along with ro ...

  12. Erykah Badu w/ The Roots / May 30, 2008 / Chicago, Il (The Chicago Theatre)

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like many a pop eccentric before her, from Prince to Bjork to Nina Simone, Erykah Badu isn't half as crazy as she sometimes seems. Like many a pop eccentric before her, from Prince to Bjork to Nina Simone, Erykah Badu isn't half as crazy a ...

  13. Common Exerts 'Control' On New Single

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Common has chosen "Universal Mind Control (U.M.C.)" as the first single from his upcoming album, "Invincible Summer," due in mid-July via Geffen. The track was produced by the Neptune and featu Rapper Common has chosen &qu ...

  14. Bootsy Collins Spearheading James Brown Tribute

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bootsy Collins is spearheading a star-studded tour dubbed "A Tribute to James Brown" featuring alumni from Brown’s own legendary J.B.’s that is slated for the fall. Bootsy Collins is spearheading a star-studded tour dubbed "A Tribute ...

  15. CSN, Knopfler Lead 2008 Summerstage Lineup

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mark Knopfler, Los Lobos, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Battles are among the acts set to perform at this year's Central Park SummerStage concert ser Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mark Knopfler, L ...

  16. Madonna, Beasties, Mellencamp Up For Rock Hall

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and Leonard Cohen lead a wildly disparate class of nominees for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Ven Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and L ...

  17. Madonna, Beasties, Mellencamp Up For Rock Hall

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and Leonard Cohen lead a wildly disparate class of nominees for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Ventures, Donna Summer and the Dave Clark Five on ...

  18. 42OnTV

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 16-23, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 16 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Dierks Bentley. "The Megan Mullally Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Mario Vazquez (also scheduled: Bradley Whitford). "St ...

  19. Usher, 50 Cent Lead Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Winners

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Representing the best of both worlds, Usher and 50 Cent tied for top winner at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) 2005 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. The popular R&B and rap/hip-hop Representing the best of both worlds, Usher and 5 ...

  20. Kelly Dominates Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R. Kelly was the big winner last night (Aug. 6) at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) 2004 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. Leading the field of finalists at the outset with eight nominati R. Kelly was the big winner last night (Aug. 6) ...

  21. Kings Of Leon, Darkness Join Big Day Out

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The Well, the Sleepy Jackson, Audio Bullys, David Holmes and Lost Prophets are among the acts that have joined Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da House ...

  22. 50 Cent On The Money At R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent was the big winner at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2003 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show, handed out last night (Aug. 8) in Miami Beach. Going in with a record-setting 10 nominations 50 Cent was the big winner at the Billboard-Amer ...

  23. Fine Tuning

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at music television highlights for the week of April 14-20, 2003. "American Idol" fans will want to stay up for NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Monday as inaugural season winner Kelly Clarkson will perform and l ...

  24. Keys Tops 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys was the big winner last night (Aug. 9) at the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors from the event staged at Miami's Billboardlive. In addition to t Alicia Keys was the big winner last night ( ...

  25. Top Artists Set For Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the acts set to perform at the second annual Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 9 at Billboardlive in Miami Beach. The show, whic Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the ...

  26. Scratch

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 From rap/rock hybrid groups to the ever-growing popularity of turntablism, DJs are getting their much-deserved turn in the spotlight. From rap/rock hybrid groups to the ever-growing popularity of turntablism, DJs are getting their much-deserved turn ...

  27. Grandmaster Flash Picks His 'Essentials'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Warner Strategic Marketing will turn back the musical clock on May 7 with the release of "Essential Mix: Classic Edition," mixed by famed DJ Grandmaster Flash. The set is the latest in the ongoing "Es Warner Strategic Marketing will t ...

  28. Billboard Bits: The Offspring, Danzig, Pennywise

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on The Offspring, Danzig, Pennywise Southern California punk act the Offspring is the latest addition to the lineup of the Beyond 2002 Super Festival. As previously reported , the April 12-14 event will present artists on five stages at Miami&# ...

  29. Hip-Hop Stars Head To Conference, Hall Of Fame

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Today (March 12) marks the start of the second annual Hip-Hop Super Conference & Expo, the largest business-focused hip-hop confab. Held at New York's Puck Building, the four-day convention will o Today (March 12) marks the start of the sec ...

  30. STP, Third Eye Blind Bolster Beyond 2002 Lineup

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stone Temple Pilots, Fatboy Slim, and Third Eye Blind have joined the lineup of the inaugural Beyond 2002 Super Festival. As previously reported, the April 12-14 event will present artists on five sta Stone Temple Pilots, Fatboy Slim, and Third Eye ...

  31. Top Hip-Hop Acts Look To 'Beyond' Festival

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rappers Snoop Dogg, Outkast, and Busta Rhymes have all signed on to perform during the inaugural Beyond 2002 Super Festival. Scheduled for April 12-14 in Miami's Bicentennial Park, the event will feat Rappers Snoop Dogg, Outkast, and Busta Rhym ...

  32. Rock Steady Crew Celebrates With Kweli, Mos Def

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-four years since the inception of the prominent breakdancing collective the Rock Steady Crew, its members are still holding strong and giving back to the hip-hop community that raised them. The Twenty-four years since the inception of the pro ...

  33. Oakenfold Spears 'Swordfish' Soundtrack

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold puts on a one-man show on the soundtrack to "Swordfish," due June 5 on London/Sire. The film, starring John Travolta, Gabriel Byrne, and Halle Berry, hits U.S. theater World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold puts ...

  34. Hot Product

    March 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new music from 112, Lionel Richie, Old 97's, Toadies, Jon B, Sherrie Austin, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Third Time's A Charm In contrast to its past two Bad Boy/Arista albums, 112's "Part III" was mostly writte ...