| Sep 19, 2012
| 9:32 PM
The 2012 Soul Train Awards nominations were announced Wednesday (Sept. 19), earning R&B artist R. Kelly a place in history as he brought his nominations total to 21 for his career, more than any other artist....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Etta James appreciation: Simple lyrics took on deeper meaning when sung by Etta James. Her unmatched song styling helped bring West Coast R&B to prominence....
| Dec 15, 2012
| 10:53 AM
I am confused. I am engaged to a beautiful woman and we are set to have a destination wedding this upcoming spring. We have been through thick and thin together and have stuck by each other's side for the past 7 years. About 2 weeks ago, I met a woman...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Family, friends and fellow stars remembered Whitney Houston's voice, love and -- most of all -- faith at her homegoing service Saturday at the New Jersey church in which she grew up.
A "who's who" of musical performers adapted lyrics in tribute to...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Chris Brown performed Sunday night at the 2012 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center, and he apparently did such a good job that many women not only forgot his violent past but also invited abuse from the 22-year-old star.
SEE the controversial tweets...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The Grammys cast aside their celebratory vibe Sunday to pay tribute to singer Whitney Houston, whose death over the weekend hung heavy over the 54th annual awards show.
Until Saturday, the pre-show drama had focused on Adele and how the six-time-...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Whitney Houston's journey "home" ends with a private burial in New Jersey on Sunday as questions persist about what caused the superstar's death.
A crowd gathered at the entrance to Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, south of Newark, where Houston's body...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:24 PM
The world has long been clamoring for a proper collaboration of Chicagoans Kanye West and R. Kelly, and thankfully the leadoff track from the newly leaked G.O.O.D. Music mixtape "Cruel Summer" delivers just that.
"To The World" evokes images of beauty...
| Sep 17, 2012
***1/2 (out of 4)
You’re going to see a lot of flowery reviews for the first “crew” album from Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music collective that mention things like “brash delivery.” I’m not going to do that. In order to...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Truckdriver Manuel Velasco describes himself as a nice guy. "It's just my nature to just help people," he said on the front steps of his brick and wood bungalow with a white picket fence in Elmont, Long Island.
It was to this same home that Velasco...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:10 AM
*** (of 4)
One of the ironically timeless issues with the rap genre is how its artists deal with aging. Rockers can gracefully mature with time, or, in the case of the Rolling Stones, just never ever ever ever go away. But in hip-hop, whose topics...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:40 AM
Six artists received six nominations each Wednesday for the 55th Grammy Awards. But none was more notable than rising R&B singer Frank Ocean, who earned nods in three of the top four categories.
Ocean was joined by Kanye West, the Black Keys’...