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We could've sworn we heard women sing stuff and play music this year—and surely the 2013 Grammys will ultimately reflect that. But it's a man's world tonight, with Kanye West, Jay-Z, fun., the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Frank Ocean (who's...
3 stars (out of 4) Kanye West’s sixth studio album, “Yeezus” (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), is the latest affront from an artist who keeps inventing ways to tick people off. At first listen, it is hostile, abrasive (both sonically and...
Tags: Artists, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Music, Charlie Wilson
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-...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West
RedEye Sound BoardAs Chicago continues to get strong looks from the national music industry, there is a noticeable dearth of material from the city's large and vibrant Latino community. Rafael Navarro aims to change that. Rapping under the moniker Scheme, he maintains...
Tags: Entertainment, Humboldt Park, Music, Pilsen
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...
RedEyeNot even trying to mince words here: If you haven't accepted that the Y.N. Rich Kids are the best rap group doing it yet, you're doing yourself a terrible disservice, and I hope you stub your toe later today. For those of you who missed the boat, the...
Tags: Entertainment, MTV (tv network), Music, 2 Chainz, Mystikal
Now in its 4th year, the North Coast Music Festival announced what might be the strongest lineup to date. Highlights include the Wu-Tang Clan performing their seminal album "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" from front to back, rap legend Nas, Mac Miller,...
In 1992, “Jump” was nearly impossible to escape. The debut single from 1990s rap duo Kris Kross was light-years from becoming a go-to crowd mover for party DJ’s when it cemented its place in pop history. It was a remarkable feat...
Tags: Music Industry, Entertainment, Music, Michael Jackson
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,...
The Coachella 2013 party scene opened Friday with burgers, tacos, rapper Nas and free-flowing Hennessy. Behind a large shopping center just off Washington Boulevard in Palm Desert, party-goers spilled out of large white vans. The makeshift party...
Tags: Entertainment, Google+, Music, Hamburgers, Limes
On the final night of the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, last year, a young folk-rock trio from Denver took the makeshift stage at a church a few blocks away from the main action down on 6th Street. The church was about half full,...
Among the most important rap albums released over the last year or so, one contains a song about Nas' complicated relationship with his teenage daughter. Another has a track in which Killer Mike outlines President Reagan's contribution to the prison-...
Tags: Prada, Chris Rock, Artists, Tipper Gore, Notorious B.I.G.
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