| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Over the last few days since Kendrick Lamar chimed in with a vicious verse on Big Sean’s track “Control” in which he proclaimed himself “King of New York,” the rap world has been steadily answering via Twitter, Facebook and,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Paramount Pictures is laying off 110 workers at its Los Angeles and international offices as the company streamlines its business operations.
In a memo to employees, Paramount's chief operating officer, Frederick Huntsberry, said the staff cuts would...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Netflix Inc. stock soared to record levels Tuesday, apparently propelled by a new analyst report predicting surprising growth in the streaming video service's international subscribers.
The stock stock rose to a high of $321.61 in early trading, after...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Though it begins as a slick, tongue-in-cheek guide to successful dope dealing (think: a kind of latter day "Steal This Book"), the documentary "How to Make Money Selling Drugs" masterfully evolves into something far more vital, cogent and impressive....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:29 PM
One Direction’s “Best Song Ever” video has bolted out of the gate with viewers, piling up more than 20 million views in its first 48 hours.
The video premiered on Monday and Vevo, the record industry’s official platform for music...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:25 AM
The first slate of performers for the Dec. 6 Grammy Awards nominations concert includes Drake, Robin Thicke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Keith Urban, who will take part in the event at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live.
Nominations will be announced in...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
To judge by the media coverage this summer, only two hip-hop albums of note have been released. Both were recorded by multi-platinum multimillionaires raised on first- and second-generation hip-hop.
As even your grandma could probably tell you, these...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Where does Eminem go after he's already done the regal, serious comeback album?
He goes to Rick Rubin, obviously. That's where every not-so-young-anymore MC goes for a late career lift these days, and as Eminem is looking back to his catalog on this LP,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Observations about the vital role that music played at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, in the civil rights movement and even on social and political life in the U.S. could fill books, far more than there was room to address in...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Oprah. Oscar. Oscar. Oprah.
Yes, it might be a bit early to riff on David Letterman's ill-fated, Uma-Oprah 1995 Academy Awards monologue bit. Then again, with Winfrey's movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" sitting atop the box office for a second week with a...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Never has an NFL player rushed for 2,000 yards in consecutive seasons, but Minnesota's Adrian Peterson is certainly off on the right foot.
The Vikings star and reigning NFL most valuable player tore off a 78-yard touchdown run on the first play from...