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  • DJ vs. DJ

    DJ vs. DJ
    Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Maseo of De La Soul will set up their turntables at the Stage Friday for a DJ duel. The two titans of old-school hip-hop have been scratching together on a tour that included Muhammad's 43rd birthday...
  • MTV VMA 2013 preview

     
    MTV VMA 2013 preview: The MTV Video Music Awards celebrates its 30th anniversary with a move to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a redesigned Moonman award statuette. The MTV Video Music Awards celebrates its 30th anniversary with a move to Barclays...
  • BET Festival a showcase for a new L.A. vibe

    BET Festival a showcase for a new L.A. vibe
    There is a particular sound to the R&B and hip-hop music coming out of Los Angeles right now, an approach stylistically distinctive from the current rhythms emanating from New York, Atlanta or Chicago. Despite predictions that the Internet would...
  • BET Experience 2013: Beyonce is the big draw on Day 1

    Beyonce was the universal buzz at the first annual BET Experience, which kicked off Friday in Los Angeles. The pop diva opened the three-day festival with the U.S. debut of her Mrs. Carter Show tour. But earlier in the day, it was all about who had...
  • BET Experience 2013: Mateo, Austin Brown hit the Music Matters stage

    BET Experience 2013: Mateo, Austin Brown hit the Music Matters stage
    The deafening screams for a celebrity basketball game featuring Chris Brown washed over the tiny crowd that packed the Music Matters stage to see alt-R&B singer-songwriter Mateo early Saturday afternoon. The surprisingly thin crowd was a shame...
  • BET Experience 2013: Snoop, Kendrick, Miguel, J. Cole at Staples

    BET Experience 2013: Snoop, Kendrick, Miguel, J. Cole at Staples
    Saturday night Staples Center played host to a wild ride of a hip-hop show, one whose focus was on the sound of Los Angeles and then some, delivered by a roster featuring two headliners who bookend generations -- Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg -- a soulful...
  • BET Experience 2013: Music trumps ego at great Staples showcase

    BET Experience 2013: Music trumps ego at great Staples showcase
    Staples Center held a hell of a hip-hop concert Saturday night, one that through nearly four hours delivered some of Southern California’s most accomplished rappers both young and older, as well as a singer on the cusp of superstardom. The concert...
  • BET Awards: Did it impress? Absolutely

    BET Awards: Did it impress? Absolutely
    As Nicki Minaj climbed a gyroscope-like contraption high above Chris Brown during his opening number at Sunday night's BET Awards, it was clear that the cable network was celebrating more than just the nominated artists and athletes. The 12-year-old...
  • Kanye West's 'Yeezus' lands at No. 1 on Billboard chart

    Kanye West's 'Yeezus' lands at No. 1 on Billboard chart
    Kanye West this week landed in a very familiar place: on top of the Billboard charts. West’s polarizing but critically acclaimed sixth album, “Yeezus,” took the No. 1 spot after it moved 327,000 copies in its first week, according to...
  • BET Experience 2013: 'Too big to miss' festival takes over L.A.

    BET Experience 2013: 'Too big to miss' festival takes over L.A.
    Last year BET tagged its annual awards spectacle as "Too big to miss" — a phrase the network should have held for this year. Sure, the historically unpredictable ceremony will feature dazzling performances – Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown,...
  • Drake posts new songs, announces Sept. 17 album release

    Not one to risk being overshadowed by Kanye West, Jay-Z and J. Cole -- all of whom have dominated music news this week -- Drake took to the Web early Saturday to release a batch of new songs and reveal the release date of his upcoming album. The...
  • Powerhouse's thrills come and go

    Powerhouse's thrills come and go
    Two years ago at Powerhouse — the annual summer hip-hop concert presented by L.A.'s KPWR-FM (105.9), a.k.a. "Power 106" — the Compton rapper Problem performed on a small outdoor stage designed to showcase up-and-coming acts. In 2012 he made it...