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  • Book review: 'Decoded' by Jay-Z

    Book review: 'Decoded' by Jay-Z
    Jay-Z is a great American artist — and he'd be the first to tell you so. "Decoded" is an elegantly designed, incisively written bid for cultural legitimacy by a man whose XXL ego is underscored by an equally outsized inferiority complex (as big egos...
  • Album review: Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne'

    Album review: Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne'
  • Beyonce Pregnant? Mom Says Rumors "Not True"

    Beyonce Pregnant? Mom Says Rumors "Not True"
    LOS ANGELES -- Rumors are swirling that singer Beyonce is pregnant with her first child, but her mother denies the reports. Us Weekly is reporting that Beyonce, 29, who married rapper Jay-Z in 2008, is in her first trimester and is happy, but a little...
  • 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...
  • Singer Lily Allen Suffers Second Miscarriage

    Singer Lily Allen Suffers Second Miscarriage
    LONDON -- Lily Allen's spokesman says the singer has suffered a miscarriage six months into her pregnancy. Publicist Murray Chalmers said Monday that "it is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper have lost their baby."...
  • Will Smith reportedly remaking musical "Annie" for daughter Willow

    Will Smith reportedly remaking musical "Annie" for daughter Willow
    Will Little Orphan Annie soon be whipping her hair back and forth? It's possible, if Will Smith has his way. According to Variety, Smith is talking to Sony about remaking the musical "Annie" with his daughter, the hair-whipping Willow, in the leading...
  • Rap Mogul Among 40 Busted in NY-FL Pot Ring Takedown

    Rap Mogul Among 40 Busted in NY-FL Pot Ring Takedown
    The hip hop tycoon responsible for launching the career of rap superstar Jay-Z was among 40 arrested in a massive takedown of a wholesale marijuana ring, officials announced Friday. According to authorities, Kareem Burke, a co-founder of Roc-A-Fella...
  • Grammy Awards 2011: Lady Antebellum nears a rout with 'Need You Now'; Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' takes album of the year

    Grammy Awards 2011: Lady Antebellum nears a rout with 'Need You Now'; Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' takes album of the year
    Lady Antebellum's desperate late-night call for companionship, "Need You Now," was named record and song of the year among five awards the country trio collected during the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday from Staples Center in Los Angeles. But the...
  • Willow Smith wants Brad Pitt to play 'Annie's' Daddy Warbucks

    Willow Smith wants Brad Pitt to play 'Annie's' Daddy Warbucks
    Talk about typecasting! Willow Smith says there's only one guy she wants to play her adoptive father, Daddy Warbucks, in the upcoming "Annie" remake. "Brad Pitt!" she told "Access Hollywood" of the actor, whose brood of six kids includes three adopted...
  • Book review: 'The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop' by Dan Charnas

    Book review: 'The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop' by Dan Charnas
    "Here's a little story that must be told," Dan Charnas writes by way of an ironic introduction to his brick-sized epic, quoting a classic rap lyric. "The Big Payback" is ostensibly the history of the business of hip-hop, but in its ambitious scope (it...
  • Critic's Notebook: Kanye West's growing pains

    Critic's Notebook: Kanye West's growing pains
    Here's a quote that recently resonated with Kanye West: "Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up." Pablo Picasso said that. West found it on a poster somewhere, took a photo, and claimed it as a statement of purpose &#...
  • Grammys 2011: The year Eminem, Drake, Jay-Z and hip-hop win big?

    Grammys 2011: The year Eminem, Drake, Jay-Z and hip-hop win big?