French Montana signing to Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records in December 2011, was an eyebrow-raising yet worthy move. There were reported deals on the table for the Bronx, N.Y., MC to link up with not only Jay-Z's Roc Nation, but Kanye West'
You could say Iman "Mateo" Jordan is a hopeless romantic. "I know it sounds cliché," the Ohio singer-songwriter-pianist tells The BoomBox with a hint of amusement in his voice. "But I have to describe my music as love. I think everyo
If Betty Wright comes off as no-nonsense, abrupt even, she's not in a rush to apologize about it. "When I'm in recording sessions, I'm real good for saying, 'Child, y'all are going to have to slow that down,'" muses the 57-year-old soul singer-songwriter-producer. "I have to be honest and real. That's just me." Maybe s
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In the late '80s and early 90's, MC Lyte became one of the first female MCs to find lyrical respect and authority within the male dominated artform of hip-hop. To say that the raper, born Lana Moorer, could match two-fisted rhymes, sneering braggadocio and cool wit with the best of them would be an understatement
The concept album. It's a nebulous, musical roll-of-the-dice that can garner both awe-inspiring returns -- Marvin Gaye's genius 1971 protest statement 'What's Going On' -- and laughable, self-indulgent-plagued scorn -- Garth Brook's 1999 laughable, Ziggy Stardust-biting 'The Life of Chris Gaines.' K
"You know who I respect work ethic-wise?" queries Keith Sweat. The veteran R&B singer is attempting to explain just why a multi-platinum artist with 25 years in the rearview is promoting his latest album, 'Til the Morning,' out now, with the hunger of a newly signed act. Sweat's marathon rollout includes an overseas tour, a musi
YouTube.com A$AP Rocky sees the absurdity of his current situation. Just how did a 23-year-old kid from Harlem -- who rhymes over smoked-out, dusty beats that sound like they were crafted in a shotgun house in Houston and looks like the East Coast, gold teeth-stunting cousin to Midwest rap giants Bone Thug-N-Harmony -- become the Big Apple's most prized newcomer since the days a young 50 Cent was sneering his way into the public's consciousness in the early 2000s? "I don't know, my dude," he laughs. "But I know I've been working hard."
On the popular CW reboot of the '90s television classic '90210,' actor Tristan Wilds plays Dixon, aspiring hip-hop producer and DJ. Now the 22-year-old thespian is turning fiction into reality. Wilds, who first garnered fame as the layered charac
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