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  • Powerhouse's thrills come and go

    Powerhouse's thrills come and go
    Two years ago at Powerhouse — the annual summer hip-hop concert presented by L.A.'s KPWR-FM (105.9), a.k.a. "Power 106" — the Compton rapper Problem performed on a small outdoor stage designed to showcase up-and-coming acts. In 2012 he made it...
  • Rock the Bells 2013: J. Cole, Pusha T, Slick Rick among additions

    Rock the Bells 2013: J. Cole, Pusha T, Slick Rick among additions
    Rock the Bells added a batch of additional performers to its 2013 lineup from younger voices J. Cole, Pusha T and Action Bronson to veteran hip-hop statesmen KRS One and Slick Rick. The additions, which were announced Monday night, included more than...
  • Review: J. Cole analyzes himself with 'Born Sinner'

    Review: J. Cole analyzes himself with 'Born Sinner'
    If the self-mythologizing of "Yeezus" is a little much for you, how about a rap album where the MC is bummed that he disappointed his hero? J. Cole's "Born Sinner" is at the other end of the universe from Kanye West's latest — a quieter, self-...
  • Rock the Bells 2013 books Tyler the Creator, Big Krit, Wu-Tang Clan

    Rock the Bells 2013 books Tyler the Creator, Big Krit, Wu-Tang Clan
    When Rock the Bells sets up in San Bernardino this fall, the traveling hip-hop festival will feature two of hip-hop’s most revered – and dead – voices: Wu-Tang Clan’s uproariousĀ fallen memberĀ Ol’ Dirty Bastard and godfather...
  • Album review: LL Cool J's 'Authentic'

    Album review: LL Cool J's 'Authentic'
    Somewhere between Grammy hosting duties, starring on a hit CBS cop drama and thwarting home burglars, LL Cool J has completely lost touch with what launched him into superstardom: rapping. That startling disconnection is what bogs down his 13th album,...
  • Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz musician and educator

    Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as "Black Byrd," has died. He was 80. He...
  • Ice-T gets back to hip-hop roots in ‘The Art of Rap’

     
    In the new film ‘Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,’ Ice-T reels in artists like Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Eminem to tell the story of hip-hop’s gritty beginnings....
  • Nicki Minaj, Glen Campbell, Wilco among L.A.'s top summer concerts

     
    Southern California’s summer pop music calendar includes festivals Hard Summer, Make Music Pasadena and Rock the Bells....
  • Nicki Minaj pulls out of gig after host insults her single [Updated]

     
    Nicki Minaj was set to headline the Hot 97′s Summer Jam festival in East Rutherford, N.J., but pulled out following disparaging remarks from Hot 97 personality Peter Rosenberg....
  • Rock the Bells 2012 taps Missy Elliott, A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, more

     
    Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells announced this year's three-city tour stops will be held on two consecutive days in each of its three host cities. The lineup features the return of Missy Elliott and a host of young buzzy MCs, including ASAP...
  • Meek Mill detained before album release party

    Meek Mill detained before album release party
    Meek Mill’s highly anticipated debut, “Dreams and Nightmares,” got off to a rocky start this week when he found himself in handcuffs before his album release party Thursday. According to the Philadelphia Police Department, the rapper...