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  • Tribeca Film Festival to Open with Nas Documentary 'Time is Illmatic'

    Continuing a tradition of highlighting music docs, the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival will open with the world premiere of "Time is Illmatic," a new documentary about the hip-hop musician Nas and his 1994 debut album, "Illmatic," widely considered a...
  • Love of a black planet

    Love of a black planet
    As he excavated 40 years of hip-hop culture for the VH1 documentary "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop," Miami filmmaker Billy Corben turned up footage of Sean "Diddy" Combs at the 2004 Democratic National Convention bantering with a...
  • Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'

    Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'
    Fox has tapped Grammy award-winning producer and rapper Timbaland to produce and write music for the new pilot "Empire," the network announced Tuesday. “Empire” is a family drama anchored in the hip-hop world and will feature both original...
  • Timbaland previews posthumous Michael Jackson single

    Last summer Timbaland revealed he had been tapped to produce a new posthumous Michael Jackson album. The Grammy award-winning producer and rapper didn’t offer many details, except the project was being helmed by Epic Records head L.A. Reid and...
  • One of the top rappers of all time coming to Lehigh University

     
    A rapper who had two No. 1 albums in the late 1990s, then returned to top the charts again a decade later will visit Lehigh University as part of the school’s celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin......
  • Rap lyrics decoded, legally

    Rap lyrics decoded, legally
    Trying to decode rap lyrics, as rich as they often are in regional slang and obscure references, can be like watching a foreign-language movie without subtitles. For instance, on "A Queens Story," what does Nas mean when he raps, "You be starving in Kew...
  • Grammys 2014: Beats, Roc Nation lead the week in parties

    Grammys 2014: Beats, Roc Nation lead the week in parties
    After the last Grammy was handed out Sunday, the dash toward one of the night’s countless post-show parties was immediate. It was the last night of partying till the wee hours to celebrate big wins -- or drown those losses with an open-bar cocktail....
  • Tribeca 2014: Nas movie 'Time Is Illmatic' to open Tribeca Film Festival

    Tribeca 2014: Nas movie 'Time Is Illmatic' to open Tribeca Film Festival
    The Tribeca Film Festival is getting “Illmatic,” opening its annual springtime confab with “Time Is Illmatic,” a look at the influence of the classic Nas album 20 years after its release. Directed by artist One9 and written by...
  • 'Black Nativity' review: Preach somewhere else

    'Black Nativity' review: Preach somewhere else
    ** (out of four) Around the holidays, you could go to church or you could go to “Black Nativity,” a 90-minute sermon posing as a movie. There’s nothing wrong with a film advocating gratitude and forgiveness, of course. But written...
  • No silent night

    No silent night
    Writer-director Kasi Lemmons hasn't had a feature in theaters since 2007's "Talk to Me," a vibrant biopic that told the story of radio DJ Petey Greene. That film was all about the power of words. Lemmons' new film, "Black Nativity," concerns good deeds...
  • 'Black Nativity': Good deeds, good songs ★★ 1/2

    'Black Nativity': Good deeds, good songs ★&#9733 1/2
    Writer-director Kasi Lemmons hasn't had a feature in theaters since 2007's "Talk to Me," a vibrant and unjustly little-seen biopic that starred Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor and told the story of D.C. deejay Petey Greene. That film was all about the...
  • Jhené Aiko breaks out on her own terms

    Jhené Aiko breaks out on her own terms
    Jhené Aiko offered a quick warning before she played her single, “The Worst.” It’s best enjoyed alone with a joint (her words). She curled into a plush leather chair, took a long sip from a cocktail and gently swayed as the wrenching...