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  • Jay-Z Debates Hip Hop, Greed and Social Activism

    Jay-Z Debates Hip Hop, Greed and Social Activism | ARTICLE

    "Any music without context is a lie," Jay-Z proclaimed Monday night at The New York Public Library in Midtown Manhattan. And with that, Shawn Carter gave the night a theme — and the grounding it needed. Because...

    November 16, 2010 10:01 AM ET
  • Ne-Yo Records Concept Album About Superheroes

    Ne-Yo Records Concept Album About Superheroes | ARTICLE

    "She will make you love it, even if it hurts," Ne-Yo sings menacingly on "Cause I Said So," a track from his forthcoming fourth album, Libra Scale (due September 21st). Only, the R&B singer-songwriter isn't singing about...

    July 14, 2010 12:09 PM ET
  • Whitney Houston Returns: Diva Debuts "I Look to You" in New York

    Whitney Houston Returns: Diva Debuts "I Look to You" in New York | ARTICLE

    It looked like the '90s. It felt like the '90s. It even sort of smelled like the rich and thriving '90s. And for one brief evening it was, as J/RCA Records celebrated the return of their crown...

    July 22, 2009 9:08 AM ET
  • Kanye West Protege Mr Hudson Politely Introduces Himself in NYC

    Kanye West Protege Mr Hudson Politely Introduces Himself in NYC | ARTICLE

    "I stopped drinking a week ago," Mr Hudson said wistfully from the stage last night. "The doctor says I had to stop drinking. So you know what happened? I got tonsillitis." For his first ever New York show...

    July 16, 2009 11:42 AM ET
  • Breaking: Foreign Born

    Breaking: Foreign Born | ARTICLE

    Who: Sunny L.A. indie-pop quartet Foreign Born are mostly native Angelenos, but lead singer and guitarist Matt Popieluch spent his formative years in Hong Kong with his banker father. "I spent my time longing for America," Popieluch...

    July 15, 2009 4:22 PM ET
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