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  • Rapper Nas invests in San Francisco job-search app-maker Proven

    Rapper Nas invests in San Francisco job-search app-maker Proven
    Quick, what rhymes with "start-up?" Celebrity music artists, including rappers, have been finding new ways to invest their money, and Nas, born Nasir Jones, is no exception. After a six-figure investment in the lifestyle publication "Mass Appeal," the...
  • Listen to Lauryn Hill's new single 'Consumerism'

    Listen to Lauryn Hill's new single 'Consumerism'
    For the past three months Lauryn Hill has been behind bars for tax evasion. Hill chose to mark her release on Friday with a new single, “Consumerism.” The coming out track is a blistering jam that has Hill speed-rapping through a heady...
  • Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200
    After a busy stretch of promotional activity including a video shoot in an art gallery, a performance at London's Wireless Festival and a Q&A with fans on Twitter, Jay-Z debuted at No. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 with "Magna Carta Holy Grail," his...
  • Live Review: The Eric Andre Show gets messy at the Fonda Theatre

    Live Review: The Eric Andre Show gets messy at the Fonda Theatre
    Tuesday night, a "band of robbers" caused a fracas on the streets of Hollywood. Inside the Fonda Theatre nearby, comedian Eric Andre was making a melee of his own. The absurdist mock-talk-show host has become a staple of Adult Swim, with his sendups...
  • Harvard University announces Nas fellowship

    Harvard University announces Nas fellowship
    For more than two decades, Nas’ prolific career has been a hallmark for hip-hop, and now Harvard University has established a fellowship in the lyricist's honor.   The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and the Hip-Hop Archive...
  • Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius

    Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius
    Rap Genius is a deceptively simple idea started by three friends from Yale: a website where users could make their own pop-up annotations to the lyrics of their favorite rap songs, with the most popular crowd-sourced explanations rising to the top. For...
  • Kendrick Lamar blasts other rappers, crowns himself 'King of New York'

    Kendrick Lamar blasts other rappers, crowns himself 'King of New York'
    In hip-hop, it's one thing to ride hard for your respective side of the country. It's another thing entirely to declare yourself the undisputed bicoastal titan, and call out a laundry list of successful peer MCs you want to eradicate from the history...
  • Best responses so far to Kendrick Lamar's verse in 'Control'

    Best responses so far to Kendrick Lamar's verse in 'Control'
    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,...
  • What not to miss at the 10th Rock the Bells festival

    What not to miss at the 10th Rock the Bells festival
    Since its inception in 2004, Rock the Bells has anchored itself as the preeminent festival for hip-hop fans. For its 10th edition, the festival, which begins at San Bernardino's San Manuel Amphitheater on Saturday, once again proves why it's a hot ticket....
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The X-Factor' on Fox

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The X-Factor' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The X Factor Simon Cowell's talent...
  • J. Cole rides into BET Experience a 'Born Sinner,' proven rapper

    J. Cole rides into BET Experience a 'Born Sinner,' proven rapper
    Rapper J. Cole didn't attract much attention during a recent photo shoot at an upscale Beverly Hills hotel. He had no entourage (a rarity by hip-hop standards) and appeared unassuming in a plain T-shirt and jeans. The only clear spoil of fame? A...