| Jan 22, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Rapper, producer and actor Dr. Dre knows who he likes in the Super Bowl: Ravens to take it all.
He tells TMZ that he's with the team that has Ray Lewis on it.
"It's a good looking Super Bowl, isn't it?" a TMZ reporter asks Dr. Dre. "Absolutely," Dr....
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Earlier this week, rapper Dr. Dre told TMZ he's rooting for the Ravens in the Super Bowl.
We've gotten word on some more musicians showing love for the Ravens Nation. Country star Miranda Lambert sported a Ray Lewis jersey on stage during her concert at...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 7:39 AM
While the Internet salivated over an album cover (an album that has produced one song that was both terrible and forgettable), the best rap album of 2011 — thus far — had been available for purchase two days before. Kendrick Lamar quietly...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 3:40 AM
What’s the point of a music critic? In my case, I’m sure of what it isn’t: it’s not to obnoxiously claim “FIRST!” on an obscure basement act nor is it to boorishly write off work because it’s “just not for...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 2:47 PM
Charlie Wilson has been alive for 58 years, and has been singing for nearly all of them — first in his church choir and then in the Gap Band, the pioneering funk group he formed at the age of 14 with his brothers Ronnie and Robert.
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:46 AM
Just as winter begins to bum everyone out with its dropping temperatures and dark-by-4:30-p.m. routine, the newly liberated Coachella lineup has us daydreaming of spring and a weekend trip to the west coast. Seemingly every year, Coachella sets the...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:42 PM
After nearly 40 years in the speaker business, Polk Audio is following music listeners from their living rooms and cars to their smart phones and their MP3 players.
The Baltimore company is moving outside its comfort zone — speakers for home stereo...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Michael Ian Black facetiously named his stand-up special "Very Famous" — but it's true, depending on whom you ask.
Black, the snarky comedian best known for his pop-culture takedowns on VH1, is a cult-hero for his work on MTV's '90s sketch-comedy...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:12 PM
August Brown has covered pop music at the Los Angeles Times since 2005. His ideal band would probably be Kraftwerk fronted by Nina Simone, with Dr. Dre as the fifth mensch-machine. He was once almost cast opposite Burt Reynolds in an early '90s buddy-...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Monster is entering the gaming accessories space with the breakthrough EA SPORTS MVP Carbon by Monster headphone. Jointly developed with EA SPORTS, a label of Electronic Arts Inc., a global leader in digital interactive entertainment, the new...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:10 AM
Chicago’s hip-hop community is in a war of words that has escalated into violence, with the shooting death of a teenage rapper.
Tuesday was another night, another homicide in a year in which hundreds of Chicagoans have been gunned down; the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 11:00 AM
The Hood Internet’s first album of original music, “Feat” (Decon), initially comes off as a departure from the Chicago-North Carolina duo’s trademark mash-ups.
Don’t believe the hype, says Steve Reidell, who partners in...