| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The rapper Nas won't be the only musician performing in support of a documentary ("Time Is Illmatic") at the Tribeca Film Festival. Quincy Jones, producer of the music doc "Keep on Keepin' On," has recruited jazz stars Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:30 AM
The opening night selection of this year's Tribeca Film Festival was another music documentary -- "Time Is Illmatic." So does that mean Robert De Niro has a favorite Nas song? "No," De Niro said, admitting he wasn't familiar with the rap star's lyrics....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:45 AM
NEW YORK -- The 1990s were a rich period for hip-hop, a time that saw the emergence of groups ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to N.W.A to Wu-Tang Clan (depending, of course, on which coast you favored).
There was no artist more influential in that...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It's unlikely that hip-hop documentary "Time Is Illmatic" will have many showings as thrilling as its opening-night slot at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, where it preceded an impassioned live performance by its subject, the artist born Nasir bin...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
As the second and final weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was in full swing, Lauren Mayberry of rising electro-pop trio Chvrches assured attendees that they had made the right choice. "You guys are lucky," she said midset Saturday....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:43 PM
At age 20, Nas issued his game-changing debut album, "Illmatic." Twenty years, and several additional acclaimed albums later, the prolific rapper is returning to his debut. Widely considered one of the greatest rap records of all time, the album is...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof.
Most prominently, the major nominations for...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:19 PM
For the past three months Lauryn Hill has been behind bars for tax evasion. Hill chose to mark her release on Friday with a new single, “Consumerism.”
The coming out track is a blistering jam that has Hill speed-rapping through a heady...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Five quick reactions to the Coachella 2014 lineup announcement.
1. The Daft Punk factor: The presence of vocalist/Neptune/producer Pharrell Williams as a headliner is notable for a few rumor-fueling reasons. First, he’s not necessarily performing...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Jordan Levin, who helped launch the WB network nearly two decades ago, is ready to help launch Microsoft's first foray into original programming, Variety has confirmed.
Levin is in final talks to join Xbox Entertainment Studios as executive VP and second...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:11 PM
While Valentine’s Day playlists are undoubtedly being cued up for an evening full of romance, a slew of R&B acts are gifting fans with bundles of free tunes to soundtrack the day.
Ne-Yo, JoJo, K. Michelle and Mya have all marked the romantic...