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  • Amid the rappers, it's Green day at the Shrine

    Amid the rappers, it's Green day at the Shrine
    Watching Al Green sing live should be on any list of "Things to Do Before You Die." So it was understandable that at the rehearsals the day before Tuesday night’s BET Awards, pre-show buzz revolved not around much-anticipated performances from...
  • CD review: Nas' "Untitled"

    CD review: Nas' "Untitled"
    Nas 'Untitled' (Def Jam) * * WHEN Nas dropped "Illmatic" in 1994, the 20-year-old seemed preternaturally wise, an old soul sketching the crack- and gun-infested inferno raging outside his project walls. Fourteen years later that precocity has morphed...
  • Live: The Cool Kids

    Live: The Cool Kids
    The iced-out money mongering that ushered a new school of rap into vogue around the turn of this century has had an adverse effect on the tried-and-true taxonomy -- two MCs and one DJ -- that reigned for much of hip-hop's golden age. Think about it -- two...
  • R.I.P.? Not rapper B.I.G.

    "Hold Ya Head," a new song pairing Notorious B.I.G., who was shot to death in 1997, and reggae icon Bob Marley, who died in 1981, is the latest beyond-the-grave collaboration to push the limits of musical repurposing. The track electronically unites two...
  • Rap mogul's alleged assault on rival jolts the industry

    He's the hottest executive in the music industry's fastest-growing segment. He pals around the Hamptons with the likes of Martha Stewart, Donald Trump and billionaire Ronald Perelman. Forbes magazine put him on its cover last month, proclaiming him one of...
  • Scrappy label thrashes the big boys

    Maybe the pop world is finally ready to believe what Calendar predicted nearly four years ago: that by concentrating on cutting-edge rock and rap music, upstart Interscope Records would become the envy of the music industry. The Westwood-based company,...