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  • T.I. Embraces Life as 'Trouble Man'

    T.I. Embraces Life as 'Trouble Man' | ARTICLE

    "I've learned that one thing about my life that is certain is trouble," said T.I. with a grin. "Be that as it may, I shall embrace that fact and not evade it. We all have faults....

    October 24, 2012 11:30 AM ET
  • Mariah Carey Honored as BMI Awards Icon

    Mariah Carey Honored as BMI Awards Icon | ARTICLE

    Mariah Carey was awarded the BMI Icon accolade during the publishing association’s annual Urban Awards last night at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The chart-topping songbird accepted the honor following a DJ set by producer and...

    September 8, 2012 2:32 PM ET
  • Drake Revels in Hometown Love at OVO Fest

    Drake Revels in Hometown Love at OVO Fest | ARTICLE

    "416 and that's all I give a fuck about!" Drake proclaimed as he revealed an enormous torso tattoo of his native area code at the third annual OVO Festival last night. It was a fitting...

    August 6, 2012 2:00 PM ET
  • Lil Wayne Expands TRUKFIT to Macy's, Plans Upscale Spin-Off

    Lil Wayne Expands TRUKFIT to Macy's, Plans Upscale Spin-Off | BLOG ENTRY

    Skater chic is the look du jour for many hip-hop stars, from Odd Future's Tyler the Creator to Wiz Khalifa, but Lil Wayne is one rapper who's seriously putting in air time with his contemporary streetwear line,...

    July 20, 2012 2:40 PM ET
  • Q&A: Ice-T on 'The Art of Rap,' Why Nicki Minaj Is 'Real Hip-Hop'

    Q&A: Ice-T on 'The Art of Rap,' Why Nicki Minaj Is 'Real Hip-Hop' | ARTICLE

    Ice-T – the gangsta rap icon who spewed the venomous "Cop Killer" with his heavy metal band Body Count and became a First Amendment martyr in the Nineties – has since become a TV star and pop...

    June 11, 2012 3:30 PM ET
  • The Weeknd Mesmerizes at Bowery Ballroom

    The Weeknd Mesmerizes at Bowery Ballroom | ARTICLE

    Abel Tesfaye, otherwise known as the Weeknd, has built his career upon a detached mystique, hardly showing his face, giving nary an interview and releasing music online capriciously. Last night at Bowery Ballroom, it was clear that...

    April 29, 2012 5:00 PM ET
  • Nicki Minaj Lights Up Times Square, Debuts 'Starships' Remix

    Nicki Minaj Lights Up Times Square, Debuts 'Starships' Remix | ARTICLE

    Yesterday in New York, as dusk set in and the emblems of capitalism lit up the sky, Nicki Minaj surprised a throng of thousands with a performance in the heart of Times Square. Following hours of speculation...

    April 7, 2012 12:55 PM ET
  • The-Dream Previews Seductive New Album

    The-Dream Previews Seductive New Album | ARTICLE

    An original painting by Keith Haring covers the lobby at Germano Studios in downtown NYC, the artist's trademark exclamatory lines and dancing figures conveying a frenzied, emotive experience.  On Monday night, that same feeling poured out of...

    March 14, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • Big K.R.I.T. Celebrates '4evaNaDay'

    Big K.R.I.T. Celebrates '4evaNaDay' | ARTICLE

    Two years ago, Big K.R.I.T. was booed onstage at New York’s Highline Ballroom as he performed "Country Shit." That same song – one of his biggest hits – at the same venue couldn’t have received a grander...

    March 9, 2012 11:13 AM ET
  • Young Jeezy Motivates in New York

    Young Jeezy Motivates in New York | ARTICLE

    Fiction is greater than fact in hip-hop, and grandiose tales of street life – albeit usually far from reality – make for better records. But amid a perpetually growing milieu of poseurs and tall tales, Young Jeezy...

    March 5, 2012 4:15 PM ET
  • Ja Rule's 'Pain Is Love 2' Grapples With Fame

    Ja Rule's 'Pain Is Love 2' Grapples With Fame | ARTICLE

    Ja Rule – cigar ablaze and drink in hand – stares down and caresses a bound and gagged woman with the word "Fame" tattooed across her bare chest. The back cover art for his forthcoming Pain Is...

    February 8, 2012 3:50 PM ET
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