MTV, Save the Music launch grant named after J Dilla
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV and the Save the Music nonprofit organization have launched a grant named after the J Dilla, the highly influential rapper-producer who died in 2006.
Meek Mill, Fat Joe attend DJ Khaled’s Miami birthday bash
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe were among the rappers who came out to celebrate DJ Khaled's birthday at an over-the-top party at the Perez Art Museum to close out Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Tracy Morgan doesn’t go anywhere quietly. Even on a morning in August, when he was called to the set of his new TBS comedy, “The Last O.G.,” two blocks from the trailer where he was being fitted in the fake cornrows of his character, Tray, he had to arrive with emphasis.
WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Former rapper Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear" has died in South Carolina.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey says the 47-year-old Mack died at his home in Walterboro around 9 p.m. Monday. Harvey said it appeared Mack died of natural causes.
Kendrick Lamar has admitted his videos are just as important to him as his music.
The 'All The Stars' hitmaker grew up being inspired by visuals and it has always been vital to him that fans get as much from watching his songs as they do from listening to them.
Snoop Dogg, J. Lo, Pink and Cardi B to perform at Super Bowl events
The Latest: Kennedy Center honorees get special tributes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors show (all times local):
Kennedy Center honorees each received a lengthy and personally tailored onstage tribute Sunday night sprinkled with surprise guests.
Gloria Estefan was greeted with performances of her greatest hits and a solo performance by her daughter Emily.
For LL Cool J, they recreated a club onstage with performances by Busta Rhymes and members of The Roots as well as a testimonial by Queen Latifah.
Mariah Carey’s rap collaborations to be honored at VH1 event
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey's many collaborations with rap artists will be celebrated at the 2017 VH1 Hip Hop Honors.
VH1 said Monday the singer will be honored at the Sept. 17 taping, dubbed "Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers," at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. It will air Sept. 18.
In his music and in his personal life, singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist PJ Morton — who will be at World Café Live on Aug. 29 — prefers to go his own way.
Faith Evans announces duets album with late Notorious B.I.G.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Faith Evans is releasing an album of duets with her late husband, The Notorious B.I.G., 20 years after his unsolved killing.
Atco Records announced that the "The King & I" record will be released May 19, and will tell the story of the romance between Evans and the rapper, whose real name is Christopher Wallace.
The album will feature new vocals from Evans, melded with well-known B.I.G. songs along with what the release described as some "rare and unheard rhymes."
New ‘Hamilton’ CD features songs by Alicia Keys, Sia, Usher
NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway megahit "Hamilton" has already spawned a best-selling cast album, a PBS documentary and a book about its creation. Now it's spinning off a CD by fans who happen to be some of popular music's biggest stars.
The 23-track "Hamilton Mixtape," set for release Friday, features covers by such artists as Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Nas, Ben Folds, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, John Legend, Sia, Common, Wiz Khalifa, Queen Latifah, The Roots, Jill Scott and Busta Rhymes.
Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Nov. 4, to Thursday Nov. 10, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
1. Tim Gent, "Lady America (feat. Drisana DeSpain)" (Experience The Culture)
2. The Roots, "My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) - Rise Up Remix" (Atlantic Records)
Tribe Called Quest to release final album
A Tribe Called Quest will release their final record on Nov. 11, which includes material they recorded with rapper Phife Dawg who died in March.
In a handwritten note posted on Facebook, veteran rapper and producer Q-Tip said they were inspired after the hip-hop group reunited for the first time in 18 years last year to perform on "The Tonight Show."
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