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  • Touré on the role of race in a 'post-black' culture

    Touré on the role of race in a 'post-black' culture
    A man with salt-and-pepper hair stood recently in front of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, glaring at an oversized poster promoting a reading Monday night by the cultural critic Touré from his new book, "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?" "Post-blackness?"...
  • Grammys 2013 date, time, TV channel, preview and more!

     
    Grammys 2013 date, time, TV channel, preview and more for music's biggest night! The 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday, Feb. 10 CBS, 8pm ET, (with red-carpet coverage on E! and MTV starting at 6pm) The music industry's most prestigious event and its...
  • Of pop & poetry

    Of pop & poetry
    Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...
  • Grammys 2013: The performance mash-ups to dread

    The best thing the Grammys telecast attempts to do is also its most tricky feat to accomplish: the artist pair-up. For every Elton John and Eminem, there's a Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers. For every Mumford & Sons and Bob Dylan, there's a record-...
  • After 25 years, Public Enemy still ferocious

    After 25 years, Public Enemy still ferocious
    Public Enemy hasn't mellowed much with age. Wednesday at a near-capacity House of Blues, the reengaged rap ensemble stormed through a 70-minute set that frequently resonated with the intensity of a hardcore punk concert. Absent auxiliary flash or...
  • SXSW 2013: Chuck D-Bootsy Collins summit

    AUSTIN, Texas -- In his keynote address at the South by Southwest Music Conference, Dave Grohl hit on the theme of "voice" and the importance of the individual in music. On Friday, funk pioneer Bootsy Collins and Public Enemy's Chuck D focused on the...
  • Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music

    Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music
    Gil Scott-Heron, a singer, songwriter, poet and author whose social commentary and combination of spoken words with musical grooves are widely cited as a seminal influence on rap music, died Friday. He was 62. The Associated Press reported that a friend,...
  • Album review: 'Watch the Throne' a royal waste

    Album review: 'Watch the Throne' a royal waste
    2 stars (out of 4) When two of the biggest names in hip-hop – Jay-Z and Kanye West -- collaborate on an album, is there any way it can live up to the hype? Likely not, and that’s the burden “Watch the Throne” (Roc-A-Fella...
  • Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights

    Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights
    Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
  • Public Enemy puts spotlight on skid row

     
    At Operation Skid Row, Chuck D and Public Enemy, and other acts bring attention to downtown Los Angeles' homeless district with a politically charged free show. The concert stage for the Operation Skid Row festival was set up on Gladys......
  • 'Soul Train': 6 performances from Don Cornelius' heyday [Video]

     
    Don Cornelius' years as host of "Soul Train" saw many performances from some of the greatest musicians of their time. From appearances by the Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder to Public Enemy in Don Cornelius' later years, "Soul Train" was a mecca for what...
  • Flavor Flav will take your order now

     
    Rapper and reality star Flavor Flav dishes on fried chicken, his new soul food restaurant in Las Vegas, Public Enemy’s next album and more....