1. Rev. Jesse Jackson Hints At Protest Over Grammy Category Cuts

    January 28, 2012 1:20 PM EST The Rev. Jesse Jackson is entering the fray over The Recording Academy's cuts to its Grammy categories: He's asking to meet with the president of the organization and has raised the possibility of protests with the awards less than two w ...

  2. Rev. Jesse Jackson Hints At Protest Over Grammy Category Cuts

    January 28, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 The Rev. Jesse Jackson is entering the fray over The Recording Academy's cuts to its Grammy categories: He's asking to meet with the president of the organization and has raised the possibility of protests with the awards less than two wee ...

  3. Bootsy Collins Taps Snoop Dogg, George Clinton for First Album in Five Years

    January 11, 2011 5:28 AM EST 0 0 0 A desire to memorialize his heroes -- including James Brown , Jimi Hendrix , Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Garry Shider and jazz legends such as Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis -- drove Bootsy Collins to make "Tha Funk Capitol of the World,&q ...

  4. POTW: Christina Aguilera, Jay-Z, Pink, Lil Wayne

    November 19, 2010 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera got a Hollywood star, Jay-Z chopped it up with Dr. Cornel West and Harry Belafonte , Ellen DeGeneres rubbed Pink's baby bump, Lil Wayne and Young Money president Mack Maine enjoyed a game of b-ball, Ke$ha got mohawk-tastic, N ...

  5. Jay-Z Says Oprah, Belafonte Are Inspirations During 'Decoded' Reading

    November 16, 2010 10:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z held a book reading/signing at the New York Public Library last night (Nov. 15), moderated by Dr. Cornel West and the Director of the "Live" program at the NYPL, Paul Holdengraber. Dubbed "Jay-Z In Conversation With Dr. Cornel W ...

  6. R. Kelly To Pen Memoir

    December 09, 2009 5:21 PM EST 0 0 0 R. Kelly , the controversial R&B singer who was acquitted earlier this year in his long-running child pornography trial, is planning to publish a memoir in 2011. Kelly's book will be written with celebrity co-author David Ritz and published ...

  7. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie ...

  8. Prince, Andre 3000 Bolster West's 'Never Forget'

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dr. Cornel West's upcoming album, "Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations," touches down at a time when renewed debate over hip-hop lyrics and video imaging is still swirling post-Don Imus. Prince, Ta Dr. Cornel West's upcoming a ...

  9. Levert Switches Labels, Expands Themes

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to Me," "Can You Handle It," "The G Spot" and "U Got That Love," the general theme of Gerald Levert's music is easy to divine. His brand of sensuous R&B has Giv ...

  10. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Turn Out For 'UrbanAID'

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good cause last night (April 9) at LIFEbeat's UrbanAID 2 benefit. Held at New York's Beacon Theatre, the benefit concert featured perform R&B and hip-hop's finest ...