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Bruno Mars

NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show: Unions Officially Take Stance Against Pay-To-Play Policy

Sep 2014 22:04PM EDT

The AFL-CIO's Department of Professional Employees just joined the American Federation of Musicians in condemning the league's pay-to-play structure.READ MORE

Sen Dog of Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill New Album: 'Insane In The Brain' Rappers Dish On First LP In Five Years

Sep 2014 21:11PM EDT

With plans to release a new studio album next spring, the boys from CH are teaming up with DJ Muggs to wreak havoc again.READ MORE

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon Releasing Poetry Book For Children In 2015

Sep 2014 20:57PM EDT

Amidst rumors of a failing marriage, Nick Cannon is getting back to his roots and releasing a children's poetry book that will feature rhymes he's been working on since he was 8 years old.READ MORE

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Georgia University College Course Instructor Explains Focus Of Study

Sep 2014 16:45PM EDT

"What if people had said, we shouldn't study Toni Morrison or Hemingway or Emily Dickinson because they're too new?" the instructor asked. "Everything was new or too popular or too risqué at the time, but I just think that great stories last and the story of good kid, m.A.A.d city, is lasting.READ MORE


Usher Announces 'The UR Experience' Tour [FULL SCHEDULE]

Sep 2014 16:36PM EDT

With his eighth studio album due this fall, Usher just released the dates for his first headlining tour in three years.READ MORE

Jhene Aiko - "Souled Out"

Jhene Aiko 'Souled Out' Album Stream, Debuts Music Video For 'The Pressure' Directed By Childish Gambino [WATCH]

Sep 2014 16:12PM EDT

Though it's set for official release next week on Sept. 9, Jhene Aiko's debut album Souled Out is available for streaming through iTunes right now. Perhaps in celebration of the album stream, Aiko has also released the video for her song "The Pressure," which was directed by Community star Donald Glover, a.k.a. rapper Childish Gambino.READ MORE


Ne-Yo Shares Dates For Ne-Yo: Live In Concert Tour [FULL SCHEDULE]

Sep 2014 16:08PM EDT

asdIn support of his upcoming album Non-Fiction, R&B star Ne-Yo has announced a string of American tour dates for the fall. The “Ne-Yo: Live in Concert” tour was announced through the singer's Instagram account and will kick off on Oct. 12 in San Francisco and end on Nov. 2 in Chicago. You can check out the original Instagram post right here:READ MORE

El-P & Killer Mike

Killer Mike, El-P Announce 'Run The Jewels 2' Details, Tour Schedule

Sep 2014 16:01PM EDT

The album will feature Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha (!!), BOOTS, Travis Barker and Diane Coffee. A whole slew of tour dates are also out in the open.READ MORE

Chris Brown outside court on Sept. 2, 2014

Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Washington D.C. Assault Case, Will Not Return to Jail

Sep 2014 15:31PM EDT

Chris Brown is owning up to his actions. Today (Sept. 2), the "New Flame" singer pleaded guilty in connection to an assault case in Washington, D.C.READ MORE

Sage Francis

Sage Francis Announces International Copper Gone Tour [FULL SCHEDULE]

Sep 2014 13:36PM EDT

Francis, the founder of Strange Famous Records, released his sixth studio album, Copper Gone, in June.READ MORE

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian

Kanye West Previews 'Awesome' On 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' [WATCH]

Sep 2014 11:12AM EDT

With little to no information released about the forthcoming disc, everybody is pretty much still in the dark as to when we will be #blessed with #NewKanye. But we at least got a snippet of "Awesome" on last night's season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.READ MORE


T.I. Takes Shots At Floyd Mayweather

Sep 2014 08:58AM EDT

Floyd Mayweather has become a permanent target in the rap world. His beef with 50 Cent may enter the boxing ring soon and T.I. has seemingly vented his frustrations with the champ on a remix to Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong."READ MORE

Chance The Rapper

Chance The Rapper Meets Kanye West For The First Time [PHOTO]

Sep 2014 19:22PM EDT

Given that he's a world-famous emcee from Chicago, you'd figure that Chance The Rapper would've crossed paths with The Windy City's most notable rap alum by now.READ MORE

Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose

Wiz Khalifa Talks Divorce Rumors

Sep 2014 19:11PM EDT

Wiz Khalifa recently shut down divorce rumors and opened up about the Mike Brown shooting.READ MORE

Chris Brown

Chris Brown Could Possibly Strike Plea Deal

Sep 2014 19:09PM EDT

Chris Brown is scheduled to be in court Tuesday for another attempt at reaching a plea deal in his Washington, D.C. assault case.READ MORE

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