The Grammys created the awkwardly named Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category ten years ago, around the time Ja Rule's various "thug love" duets were dominating the airwaves. The award recognized a growing sector of popular music that didn't quite fit into the preexisting rap, R&B or pop song ... More >>
Joan Jett, Cheap Trick, the Monkees, Queen Latifah, Frankie Beverly and Maze, and Shaggy have all been announced as headliners for the 2011 series of Brooklyn Concerts, which are split evenly between the Martin Luther King Concert Series (held at Wingate Field) and the Seaside Summer Concert Series ... More >>
Charlie Rangel's pending date with a censure vote before the full House of Representatives has prompted a lot of historical digging into great congressional scalawags of the past.
By any reasonable standard, Rangel -- no matter what you think of him -- appears to come up pretty short.
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As the release of Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on November 22 approaches, it seems to be hard for the man to focus on anything else. During a conference call late last week, which streamed online in its entirety, West all but ignored the clumsy questions lobbed his way; he w ... More >>
This week Kanye West was exposed to the whole internet, just like he warned us about. Oh, and he finished his album. Then to cap it all off, he released "The Joy," a slow, magical entry in the GOOD Friday series. The track is straightforward, built on mood and sincerity, with little outward f ... More >>
Posse cuts are like friendlier versions of the WWE's Royal Rumble -- a platform designed to showcase all of the stars in the game, both up-and-coming and certified. Think back to the Main Source's 1991 "Live At The Barbecue," featuring Akinyele, Joe Fatal, and the debut of a rapper named Nas, ... More >>
For the second consecutive GOOD Friday, Kanye West delivered something of an epic, with the new "So Appalled" and last week's "Lord Lord Lord" totaling over fourteen minutes of rap music between the two, and featuring Swizz Beatz, Mos Def, Raekwon, Charlie Wilson, RZA, Jay-Z, Pusha T, and CyH ... More >>
Kanye West just keeps coming through, in a variety of styles and moods, on different days and with a wide range of friends. On this most recent GOOD Friday, West delivered the track somewhere close to 5 a.m. Blame it on Swizz Beatz, who is featured on "Lord Lord Lord," along with Mos Def, Rae ... More >>
If you're a fan of rap music, you don't believe in promises. From release dates to teased collaborations to entire albums, you'll believe it when you see it. So for those waiting for Kanye West to slip up on his GOOD Friday promise -- a new track every week until Christmas -- last night seeme ... More >>
Here's how fast things move these days: Kanye West premiered his new No I.D/Lex Luger-produced single, "See Me Now," on Angie Martinez's HOT 97 show about ten minutes ago. Beyoncé, who sings the hook along with Charlie Wilson, finished recording her vocals, according to 'Ye, at about 5 a.m. ... More >>
A jury of seven women and five men will start deciding the guilt or innocence of ex-state senate leader Joe Bruno this morning. They're either going to find that he really was like that bully shaking down kids in the schoolyard with a guy named "Tiny" at his side - as the prosecutors told them yeste ... More >>