Jamie Foxx may be focused on his acting career at the moment but he's not ready to leave his music roots behind. The Oscar-winning thespian, who picked up a Best R&B Performance Grammy in 2010, for his T-Pain assisted hit "Blame It," is headed back into the studio to work on new songs for an upcoming album. For Foxx, who has released two platinum-selling works
There's little need to hype up a will.i.am interview. He is what we call in this music journalism biz a quote monster. The outspoken leader of pop behemoth Black Eyed Peas is gearing up for the release of his fourth solo studio album, #willpower. But really, you get the feeling that the genre-jump
Robin Thickehas been making his brand of cool soul music for over a decade, working with the likes of Brandy, Christina Aguilera, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Lil Wayne as well as releasing his own critically acclaimed albums -- his most recent is 2011's Love After War. But there is indeed a segment of Middle America that only knows the
It was perhaps one of hip-hop's most unlikely crossover singles. April 13 marks the 14-year anniversary of Cam'ron's breakout 1998 debut track "Horse & Carriage," off his first LP, Confessions of Fire (we know, we know, not quite 15th anniversary material, but an important marker nonetheless). Highlights? A sublimely quirky chorus anchored by form
For Teddy Riley, it's always been about making history. Yes, it's an audacious and, some may even say, bombastic viewpoint. But who could blame him? Born in Harlem, N.Y., Riley has played a role in various pivotal musical
Keri Hilson is ready for another round, of music that is. The stunning singer-songwriter came to fame as a member of the platinum songwriting team The Clutch -- behind such tracks as Omarion's 'Ice Box,' Ciara's 'Like a Boy'
Mannie Fresh, the influential hip-hop producer who fueled the '90s Dirty South sound of Cash Money Records, has been enjoying a comeback, logging studio time with such headliners as Rick Ross, Young Jeezy and most recently Kanye West. One of Fresh's more intrig
The truth is KRS-One has always existed in extremes. The celebrated Bronx, N.Y., MC evolved from giving birth to the controversial rap genre known as gangsta rap to dropping a politically conscious classic. He was leader of the influential hip-hop group Boo
The description that's getting bandied about for Ness' 'EYE2025' EP is "a hip-hop 'Clockwork Orange.'" The late prolific filmmaker Stanley Kubrick would have never imagined that his brilliantly warped, violent, dark and dystopian view of the fu
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