| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Hip-hop and food are not strangers to each other--in fact the opulence and eccentricities of rap music has often lended itself well to cuisine. From Common's classic single, "The Food," to Kanye's classic snark, "What she order?/Fish filet," Chicago...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Among the most important rap albums released over the last year or so, one contains a song about Nas' complicated relationship with his teenage daughter. Another has a track in which Killer Mike outlines President Reagan's contribution to the prison-...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:38 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) The Los Angeles Police Department has apologized to the family of Notorious B.I.G. for releasing the rappers autopsy report without notifying them first.
The Los Angeles County coroners office made the autopsy of the rapper...
| Oct 7, 2012
Australian singer Wouter De Backer has been making music as Gotye for longer than a decade. But he only became popular whenl the single "Somebody That I Used to Know" topped international pop-music charts in the summer of 2011.
It may be a long time till...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Last month, the three owners of Eating House and four of their employees pledged their loyalty to the restaurant by having its logo tattooed on their bodies.
Forget regretting it down the road. Right now, the crew is celebrating a semi-finalist...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Musi Faisal, known onstage as Big Poppa E, was one of the most hard-touring musicians in South Florida. The bluesman founded the label Black Owl Music, and he still had shows scheduled through September, with performances in the three counties almost...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:49 PM
A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
| Aug 28, 2012
Thanks to medication and spending every night in a sleeping bag, comedian Mike Birbiglia has his sleepwalking episodes under control. Well, except during times of intense anxiety—such as when he co-directs, co-writes and stars in a movie based on...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 11:25 PM
When it comes to death with celebrities, you get weird reactions. If it’s somebody like Amy Winehouse, you might hear somebody cavalierly say “It figures.”
If it’s Phyllis Diller, the response might be “Wasn’t she in...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Music critic and author Dwayne Robinson, a middle-aged black man, has been murdered with a box cutter, and his friend, D, wants to know whodunit.
When Dwayne shows up at the front door of D Security, D's office, wearing a bloody beige trench coat and a...
| Dec 3, 2010
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...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 3:27 PM