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Baltimore Sun reporterFrom the Midnight Sun blog: Rock The Bells had the potential to be epic. The tour, which came to Merriweather Post Pavilion last night, boasted some of hip-hop's most legendary acts: Lauryn Hill, Wu Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe...
Tags: John F. Williams, Music, Lauryn Hill, Rakim, Nas
When Tupac Shakur returned from the grave to "perform" at last year's Coachella, fans' jaws dropped. But the family of at least one hip-hop luminary isn't quite as thrilled about the prospect of a post-mortem show. Icelene Jones, the wife of deceased...
When Rock the Bells sets up in San Bernardino this fall, the traveling hip-hop festival will feature two of hip-hop’s most revered – and dead – voices: Wu-Tang Clan’s uproarious fallen member Ol’ Dirty Bastard and godfather...
"How many of y’all in here love real hip-hop?,” Raekwon asked during the Wu-Tang Clan’s performance at Coachella on Sunday night. “No disrespect to none of y'all," he continued. "But we came to steal this … tonight."...
Tags: Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Music, Paleontology
Chicago rapper N.O.R.M. answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye! What makes your live show great? It features laser lights, video animation, and (unfortunately) ME! I'm kidding...we DON'T have laser...
I like to think I dress nice. I could be wrong, but I do make an effort to fit in at these swanky events. And yet, I couldn't help but question my style when I went to W Chicago-City Center Thursday for Pete Yorn's show. When I arrived, one of the PR...
Tags: Celebrities, Music, Lollapalooza, Pete Yorn, Lindsay Lohan
"Let's have a toast," sang Kanye West in September of this sometimes seemingly endless year, debuting a new song, "Runaway," on the MTV Video Music Awards. Over a glassy keyboard sample and an old-school breakbeat, West intoned a gentle melody. "Runaway,"...
Special to The TimesOne of the most surprisingly tense experiences at the movies so far this year is "Rock the Bells," a documentary about a promoter's attempt to reunite rap superstars the Wu-Tang Clan for a July 2004 San Bernardino festival. Chang Weisberg hustles to...
JUNE 5 The Long Blondes, "Someone to Drive You Home" The Long Blondes are British. They also have mad style, great songs and a singer (the effortlessly fresh Kate Jackson) with enough flair to command the top spot of last year's NME magazine "Cool List."...
Tribune staff reporter3 stars (out of four) "Making-of" films have a glorious history of heroic impediments to be overcome: the boat in "Burden of Dreams," Marlon Brando in "Hearts of Darkness" and in "Rock the Bells," a recalcitrant Bastard. "Bells," a documentary opening...
If you want to hear true awards show dish, ask the stage managers. They're not in the public eye, their credits go by quickly on-screen, and they're only on camera when things go wrong. But these crucial crew members — a handful of them on...
Metromix.comYou've been waiting for summer for nine months now, and you can barely stand another second of suspense. But these much anticipated picks have yet to make their summertime debuts-which just means they'll be absolutely sweltering once they do ignite. Get...
Tags: Kanye West, Personal Service
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