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Show TrackerThe Early Show Craig Ferguson; Marcus Samuelsson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today The parents of Kyron Horman; Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Newt Gingrich. (N) 7......
Bun B Talks longevity, working with the next generation of rappers, and the meaning of being a 'Trill O.G.'Pop & HissEarlier this week, âTrill O.G.,â Bun Bâs third solo album, received a perfect five-mic rating from long-running hip-hop publication The Source. Though the magazineâs influence is far removed from the era when Eminem proclaimed it âthe only...
Pop & HissHe comes off more as congenial master of ceremonies than attention-demanding rapper. KâNaan took advantage of an enraptured audience Wednesday night at the House of Blues to perform a directorâs cut of his song âTake a Minute,â one of many......
Pop & HissWith a marijuana legalization bill on the ballot in November, it's only fitting that Cypress Hill and Guerilla Union would partner with marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access for this year's Cypress Hill Smokeout. Slated to cloud San...
Pop & HissOnce largely catering to the beards, blazers and glasses indie set, South by Southwest in the last several years has expanded its parameters to become one of the preeminent testing grounds for emerging hip-hop talent. Out of the myriad showcases......
Special to The TimesWatching 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...
Special to The TimesThe 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...
Tags: Run-D.M.C. (music group), Rakim
Special to The TimesNas '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...
Tags: Heavy Engineering, Busta Rhymes, Barack Obama, Death
Special to The Times"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...
Tags: Nat King Cole, 50 Cent, Crimes, Sean John Combs, Britney Spears
Times Pop Music CriticLOOKING classic-casual in a summer blazer, gray fedora and matching silk scarf, Ne-Yo leaned over his laptop in a West Hollywood recording studio one mid- August afternoon, playing selections from "Year of the Gentleman," his third solo album, out Sept....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWHEN IT comes to sportswear logos, Fila's rounded "F" is only slightly less iconic than Adidas' triple stripes and the Nike swoosh. The '70s tennis star Björn Borg grand-slammed his way into sports history wearing the F-crest on his chest, and less than a...
Tags: Fashion Shows, Entertainment, Nike, Inc., Sports, Limes
Times Staff WriterNEW YORK — Slender actresses nibbling on red meat are a tired trope of celebrity profiles, but an artist's gustatory cravings rarely reveal anything about her character. But what Amy Winehouse ordered before a recent sold-out show at the Bowery...
Tags: Mos Def, Recording Studios, Frank Sinatra, Death, Amy Winehouse
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