| Dec 3, 2011
| 6:57 AM
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?"
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
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,...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
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...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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-...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 7:20 AM
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...
| May 29, 2011
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,...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 2:59 PM
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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...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 6:58 PM
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...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Los Angeles riots: The early era of gangsta rap is the subject of Mark Ford's new film, "Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots." The music was more than the "black CNN," it was a strong indication of boiling tensions that later erupted in the riots 20...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:36 AM
Axl Rose: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officials respond to the cofounder of Guns N' Roses -- who said Wednesday he did not want to be inducted. "We are sorry Axl will not be able to accept his Induction in person, " a spokesmoman said in a statement....
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Flavor Flav, rapper and reality TV star, has a new take-out restaurant in Las Vegas: Flavor Flav's House of Flavor, which held its official grand opening Thursday....