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Given the rate at which left-field super-groups have proliferated over the last few years -- Atoms for Peace! Them Crooked Vultures! Monsters of Folk! -- it was probably inevitable that we'd eventually end up with one as wacky as Maximum Hedrum, the new...
Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj all took home top honors at BMI’s Urban Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday. Carey accepted the night’s most prestigious honor, the BMI Icon Award, for her “unique and indelible influence...
Navy Adm. James D. Watkins was considered "an unlikely hero" after he was called out of retirement in 1987 to accomplish what many considered a near-impossible task — taking over the leadership of an embattled and divided presidential commission...
Pop & HissGuns N' Roses: Axl Rose was absent -- as promised -- but former members of GNR reunited for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in Cleveland. Rose had vowed to boycott the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame event over differences with his former band...
Dam-Funk drops Beats in Space mix, headlines the El Rey (Updated: DJ Quik announced as special guest)Pop & HissThe current master of Los Angeles funk, Dam-Funk, gigs at the El Rey on Wednesday, and keeps dropping free tracks....
Pop & HissErick Sermon of EPMD has suffered a heart attack, but he says he's now doing "good."...
Pop & HissHalfway through Mary J. Blige’s closing set at the Essence Music Festival on Sunday night the singer dived into an emotional address to the audience that aptly summed up what the nation’s largest R&B and hip-hop festival, at it’s core,.....
Pop & HissSnoop Dogg, Drake and B.o.B take top honors at BMI urban awards...
David Mills, a former journalist and Emmy-winning television writer best known for his work on "NYPD Blue" and "The Wire," has died. He was 48. Mills died Tuesday of an apparent brain aneurysm in New Orleans, where he had been working on the upcoming HBO...
Uprisings have been in the news of late, and here was another one. This year's Grammy Awards ceremony, telecast from Staples Center Sunday night, was a generational takeover and an airing of the widening gap between the traditional corporate music...
Pop & HissUnlike the title of his George Clinton collaboration, you apparently will be able to see Tupac Shakur on the silver screen, with New York Magazine's Vulture blog reporting that screenwriters have been drafted to pen a long-gestating biopic on the......
Pop & HissAt its most elemental, the vocoder is an instrument of deception. A mode for veiled communication -- slang in binary code. The U.S and Russian militaries used it to compress and encrypt speech to elude enemy interception, but it soon......
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