| Aug 22, 2012
| 1:13 PM
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When your name is Alex Cuba and you were born and raised on a certain island 90 miles south of Florida, people naturally expect you to make Cuban music.
But the Cuban-Canadian singer-...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 1:32 PM
He is known to artists such as Kanye West and Beyonce simply as "Big Jon."
Jon Platt, a music-publishing veteran of EMI responsible for signing top hip-hop and R&B talent including Usher, Drake, Ludacris and others, announced Monday that he's landed at...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj all took home top honors at BMI’s Urban Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday.
Carey accepted the night’s most prestigious honor, the BMI Icon Award, for her “unique and indelible influence...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 8:02 AM
Indeed, they do attend classes, but what the title duo gets from them is another story in this comedy set to a rap beat. That's little surprise upon learning the star and executive producer is Snoop Dogg, playing Mac, whose interest in education is far...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 11:49 AM
From the big guns to the little guys, E3 is THE PLACE for game companies to show off the newest upcoming releases while beating you over the head with a mallet of pure hype. in these Booth Spotlights, we take a quick look at the standouts we saw at this...
| Jun 15, 2012
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Chef Graham Elliot's been known to ruffle feathers. Over the years, he's pissed off Yelp reviewers, argued with critics and can be brutally honest as a judge on "MasterChef."...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Ice-T will not read this interview.
How do I know? Because that’s what the 54-year-old rapper-turned-actor told me when we had lunch at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North June 4. Ice — who is promoting his star-studded...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 12:23 PM
KRISTIANSAND, Norway (KTLA) -- Rapper Snoop Dogg is under fire -- again -- after getting caught with weed at an airport in Norway.
Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was carrying 8 grams of weed -- which is okay for personal use under Norwegian...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:12 PM
No big surprise here, but rapper Snoop Dogg was busted with marijuana in Norway. The rapper was on his way to perform at a music festival in Norway when his tour bus was pulled over.
Customs officers found 8 grams of pot, and anything less than 15...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 6:44 AM
California rockers Slightly Stoopid have covered a lot of stylistic ground since they, as high schoolers, were first signed to Sublime leader Brad Nowell's Skunk record label. The band has previously mixed skatepunk, off-kilter pop and hip-hop sounds....
| Aug 3, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Cat’s outta the bag! Rapper Snoop Dogg is now... a lion!?!
We haven’t been this confused since Prince turned his name into a symbol, and Puff Daddy turned to P. Diddy turned to Diddy!
Snoop’s 'reincarnation' happened after he went on a...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 12:30 PM
La Coka Nostra
w/ DJ Rob Swift. $20 adv., $25 doors. 8 p.m., Aug. 18. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, toadsplace.com
Ill Bill on the phone and Ill Bill on the mic are two different people. Speaking recently, the man born William Braunstein...