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When Tupac Shakur returned from the grave to "perform" at last year's Coachella, fans' jaws dropped. But the family of at least one hip-hop luminary isn't quite as thrilled about the prospect of a post-mortem show. Icelene Jones, the wife of deceased...
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 uproarious fallen member Ol’ Dirty Bastard and godfather...
"How many of y’all in here love real hip-hop?,” Raekwon asked during the Wu-Tang Clan’s performance at Coachella on Sunday night. “No disrespect to none of y'all," he continued. "But we came to steal this … tonight."...
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Chicago rapper N.O.R.M. answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye! What makes your live show great? It features laser lights, video animation, and (unfortunately) ME! I'm kidding...we DON'T have laser...
I like to think I dress nice. I could be wrong, but I do make an effort to fit in at these swanky events. And yet, I couldn't help but question my style when I went to W Chicago-City Center Thursday for Pete Yorn's show. When I arrived, one of the PR...
Baltimore Sun reporterFrom the Midnight Sun blog: Rock The Bells had the potential to be epic. The tour, which came to Merriweather Post Pavilion last night, boasted some of hip-hop's most legendary acts: Lauryn Hill, Wu Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe...
Tags: Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill, Music, Snoop Dogg, Entertainment
"Let's have a toast," sang Kanye West in September of this sometimes seemingly endless year, debuting a new song, "Runaway," on the MTV Video Music Awards. Over a glassy keyboard sample and an old-school breakbeat, West intoned a gentle melody. "Runaway,"...
Special to The TimesOne of the most surprisingly tense experiences at the movies so far this year is "Rock the Bells," a documentary about a promoter's attempt to reunite rap superstars the Wu-Tang Clan for a July 2004 San Bernardino festival. Chang Weisberg hustles to...
Special to The TimesNext week the 15th annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival gets underway and, with reliable breadth, it features more than 140 films reflecting a wide range of styles, subjects, genres and viewpoints regarding the experience of Africans and the African...
Tags: Judaism, Israel, Africa, Andrew Young, Arts
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersWASHINGTON -- Escalating their attack on "gangsta music," anti-rap crusaders C. DeLores Tucker and William Bennett called on major record labels Thursday to sever their relationship with artists whose songs contain explicit sexual and violent lyrics....
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