| Apr 30, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Southern California’s summer pop music calendar includes festivals Hard Summer, Make Music Pasadena and Rock the Bells....
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
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....
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:37 PM
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....
| May 16, 2012
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2012
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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...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:56 AM
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....
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:50 AM
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...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:17 PM
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.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 10:54 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:49 PM
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?...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:34 AM
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...