| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:10 AM
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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...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The powerful narcotic popped up on the cultural grid around the turn of the millennium. A Texas producer-remixer named DJ Screw paid homage to its woozy, heavy-lidded high by dramatically slowing down beats and vocals to replicate the drug's sleepwalker...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have made no secret of the fact that their massive summer hit “Blurred Lines” is influenced by the classic Marvin Gaye song “Got to Give it Up.”
Now they are suing to protect themselves from...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Big Boi is a serial collaborator, one of those endlessly curious artists who’s always thinking “what if?” when he charges into a new project. As one-half of OutKast, Big Boi helped expand the language of hip-hop. As a solo artist, he&...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Though TV series, like their film counterparts, typically live and die by how they fare on opening night, more and more shows -- especially on cable -- are premiering with modest numbers but then accruing a sizable audience over time.
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Is it because she came of age as Disney’s Hannah Montana, the country girl with the secret career as a pop star, and we just can’t stand it when child stars grow up?
Is it because she is a young white woman who appropriated a piece of...
| Sep 6, 2013
It would be easy to dismiss most singers who get their big break on reality TV and young pop stars whose appearances inevitably include throngs of shrieking teenagers.
Still, you have to admit that many of the earworms released by English singer Cher...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:11 AM
It was the first day of Cher Lloyd's "I Wish" tour and the 20-year-old British pop star had been up all morning trying to remember the lyrics to the five new songs she added to her set list. Lloyd — who said the first tour date is always nerve-...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Does Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" sound too much like one of its disco-funk ancestors?
No way, says Pharrell Williams, who co-wrote and produced the Thicke hit.
Though it recently finished a 12-week run atop Billboard's Hot 100, "Blurred Lines"...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:36 PM
South Florida rap icon Rick Ross has announced an eight-city tour in support of his imminent “Mastermind” album, including a Nov. 23 stop at the James L. Knight Center in Miami. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at AXS.com.
The tour will...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Ever since YouTube brought music videos into the privacy of your home or well-locked office, an easy way for artists to get attention is to include some artful nudity in their videos. It's been standard practice for groups on the experimental fringes...
| Jul 14, 2013
When three representatives of very different genres have shows on the same day, it's a good day for music in South Florida. Today, Lil Wayne brings the America's Most Wanted Tour to the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, with rappers T.I., Tyga and...