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  • Timbaland previews posthumous Michael Jackson single

    Timbaland previews posthumous Michael Jackson single
    Last summer Timbaland revealed he had been tapped to produce a new posthumous Michael Jackson album. The Grammy award-winning producer and rapper didn’t offer many details, except the project was being helmed by Epic Records head L.A. Reid and...
  • Tribeca 2014: Nas movie 'Time Is Illmatic' to open Tribeca Film Festival

    Tribeca 2014: Nas movie 'Time Is Illmatic' to open Tribeca Film Festival
    The Tribeca Film Festival is getting “Illmatic,” opening its annual springtime confab with “Time Is Illmatic,” a look at the influence of the classic Nas album 20 years after its release. Directed by artist One9 and written by...
  • Grammys 2014: Checking rock 'n' roll's vital signs

    Grammys 2014: Checking rock 'n' roll's vital signs
    Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof. Most prominently, the major nominations for...
  • Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'

    Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'
    Fox has tapped Grammy award-winning producer and rapper Timbaland to produce and write music for the new pilot "Empire," the network announced Tuesday. “Empire” is a family drama anchored in the hip-hop world and will feature both original...
  • JoJo, Ne-Yo, K. Michelle, Mya offer Valentine's Day tunes

    JoJo, Ne-Yo, K. Michelle, Mya offer Valentine's Day tunes
    While Valentine’s Day playlists are undoubtedly being cued up for an evening full of romance, a slew of R&B acts are gifting fans with bundles of free tunes to soundtrack the day. Ne-Yo, JoJo, K. Michelle and Mya have all marked the romantic...
  • Nas to mark 'Illmatic' anniversary with reissue, film, tour

    Nas to mark 'Illmatic' anniversary with reissue, film, tour
    At age 20, Nas issued his game-changing debut album, "Illmatic." Twenty years, and several additional acclaimed albums later, the prolific rapper is returning to his debut. Widely considered one of the greatest rap records of all time, the album is...
  • Grammys 2014: Beats, Roc Nation lead the week in parties

    Grammys 2014: Beats, Roc Nation lead the week in parties
    After the last Grammy was handed out Sunday, the dash toward one of the night’s countless post-show parties was immediate. It was the last night of partying till the wee hours to celebrate big wins -- or drown those losses with an open-bar cocktail....
  • Rap lyrics decoded, legally

    Rap lyrics decoded, legally
    Trying to decode rap lyrics, as rich as they often are in regional slang and obscure references, can be like watching a foreign-language movie without subtitles. For instance, on "A Queens Story," what does Nas mean when he raps, "You be starving in Kew...
  • Coachella 2014: Five early tips on acts, rumors, reunions, more

    Coachella 2014: Five early tips on acts, rumors, reunions, more
    Five quick reactions to the Coachella 2014 lineup announcement.  1. The Daft Punk factor: The presence of vocalist/Neptune/producer Pharrell Williams as a headliner is notable for a few rumor-fueling reasons. First, he’s not necessarily performing...
  • Jhené Aiko breaks out on her own terms

    Jhené Aiko breaks out on her own terms
    Jhené Aiko offered a quick warning before she played her single, “The Worst.” It’s best enjoyed alone with a joint (her words). She curled into a plush leather chair, took a long sip from a cocktail and gently swayed as the wrenching...
  • VH1 to trace 'the hip-hopification of America'

    VH1 to trace 'the hip-hopification of America'
    VH1 will look at hip-hop’s influence on culture with a four-part documentary, the network announced  Wednesday.   Based on Steve Stoute’s best-selling book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the...