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  • VH1 “Uprising” documentary looks back at L.A. Riots

     
    It's been 20 years since the L.A. Riots — nearly a week (April 29-May 4, 1992) of unrest, looting and rage that erupted in the wake of the acquittal of four LAPD officers (three white, one Hispanic) who were caught on videotape beating black...
  • Nicki Minaj, Glen Campbell, Wilco among L.A.'s top summer concerts

     
    Southern California’s summer pop music calendar includes festivals Hard Summer, Make Music Pasadena and Rock the Bells....
  • Nicki Minaj pulls out of gig after host insults her single [Updated]

     
    Nicki Minaj was set to headline the Hot 97′s Summer Jam festival in East Rutherford, N.J., but pulled out following disparaging remarks from Hot 97 personality Peter Rosenberg....
  • Ice-T gets back to hip-hop roots in ‘The Art of Rap’

     
    In the new film ‘Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,’ Ice-T reels in artists like Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Eminem to tell the story of hip-hop’s gritty beginnings....
  • Rock the Bells 2012 taps Missy Elliott, A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, more

     
    Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells announced this year's three-city tour stops will be held on two consecutive days in each of its three host cities. The lineup features the return of Missy Elliott and a host of young buzzy MCs, including ASAP...
  • Album review: K'naan, 'Country, God or the Girl'

     Album review: K'naan, 'Country, God or the Girl'
    ** (out of four) For whatever reason, the American hip-hop community has never really taken to K'naan, the Somali Canadian rapper whose first two albums delivered frequently riveting descriptions of growing up in Mogadishu and moving to Toronto. Not that...
  • Electronic music giants Pretty Lights and Bassnectar to play Hampton Coliseum Dec. 28-29 (UPDATE)

    Electronic music giants Pretty Lights and Bassnectar to play Hampton Coliseum Dec. 28-29 (UPDATE)
    The electronic dance music, or EDM, revolution has officially reached the Peninsula. Staff at Hampton Coliseum announced Wednesday that Pretty Lights and Bassnectar, two of the genre's big names, will perform there Dec. 28 & 29. Tickets go on sale 10 a....
  • Band Spotlight: The B.E.A.T.

    Band Spotlight: The B.E.A.T.
    The band: Eli “Elroy” Kahn — seven-string guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals Arthur “Art-amiss” Schroeder — drums Billy “B. East” Easton — emcee Been together: 2 years How they started: Kahn and...
  • Donna Summer: Disco queen dead at 63

    Donna Summer: Disco queen dead at 63
    NEW YORK (AP) — Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girls" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63. Her family...
  • Meek Mill detained before album release party

    Meek Mill detained before album release party
    Meek Mill’s highly anticipated debut, “Dreams and Nightmares,” got off to a rocky start this week when he found himself in handcuffs before his album release party Thursday. According to the Philadelphia Police Department, the rapper...
  • Review: 'Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop'

    Review: 'Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop'
    Are hip-hop artists such as Flavor Flav and Lil Wayne the new generation of black minstrels -- the African American jesters who used to entertain audiences with cartoonish, racially stereotypical shtick before the collapse of the Jim Crow South?...
  • Skrillex, Pretty Lights announce Nashville fest 'With Your Friends'

    Skrillex, Pretty Lights announce Nashville fest 'With Your Friends'
    One would think that L.A.-based electronic producer Skrillex would stick closer to home for his just-announced festival, "With Your Friends." But instead, he and fellow producer Pretty Lights on Friday planted their stakes in the country music capital...