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March 27, 2013 9:20 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop| Billy Johnson Jr.
Few MCs have earned the elite distinction of the legendary Big Daddy Kane, who receives props whether he's spewing fire lyricism on classics like "Raw" or laid-back R&B offerings including "Smooth Operator." Add spoken word to his repertoire. As a member of the new group Las Supper, a 1970's styled soul group blessed with the Brooklyn rapper's gift of gab, Kane takes a break from his usual raps to provide the poetic introduction on the song "I Can't Believe." The son... | More »
March 26, 2013 5:35 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week| Dave DiMartino
In a given week, if I select the most noteworthy new releases for this blog--albums that either will sell the most (few) or are exceptionally interesting (fewer)—I’m not above pretending Celtic Thunder is Celtic Frost, that Josh Groban has devoted an entire album to the works of Pink Floyd, or that any artist named Dog Bite deserves a review simply because of his wonderful name! Rare are the times I actually care about all 10 albums! No need to worry, though. As long as Lil Wayn... | More »
March 25, 2013 5:30 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
Jessica Sanchez is a petite girl who's about to have a very big 2013. The Season 11 "American Idol" runner-up just released her first single, an uptempo duet with R&B superstar Ne-Yo titled "Tonight," and she performed it on "Idol's" top nine results show to major fanfare. Her debut album, Me, You & The Music, is finally set for an April 30 release, and this May, the 17-year-old babydiva will join the cast of "Glee" for this season's final three episodes, portraying a p... | More »
March 25, 2013 10:35 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop| Billy Johnson Jr.
In many ways, Snoop Lion is the antithesis to Snoop Dogg. The Reincarnated rapper’s new song “No Guns Allowed” featuring his daughter Cori B and Drake counters his 1992 debut on Dr. Dre’s “Deep Cover” where he boasts, “I got the gauge, a uzi and the motherf—king 22.” The release from his forthcoming reggae album offers a message of non violence. Snoop Lion raps, “We don’t want to see no more innocent blood shed. Me don’... | More »
March 22, 2013 11:08 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks| Lyndsey Parker
additional reporting by Tiffany Lee "American Idol" has held songwriting competitions before--the Season 6 and 7 coronation singles were penned by contest winners, and two years ago, the show launched the "Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony" program, which enlists fans to help pen a new, original tune to be performed by a pop star on each "Idol" finale. Taio Cruz participated in the program in Season 10; last year's "Perfect Harmony" pop star was Jason Derulo; and this season's just-announc... | More »