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DJ Honda Records Single to Aid Japanese Tsunami Victims
Japanese hip-hop legend DJ Honda has announced that he will be releasing a charity single to help aid relief efforts in his disaster-stricken home country.
According to his reps, the 'Travelin' Man' producer will be teaming up with several international artists to release a single enti…
Ne-Yo Discusses Fifth Album, Fatherhood and New Cartoon
Over the past half-decade, few artists have loomed as large in the worlds of pop and R&B as Ne-Yo. Born Shaffer Smith, the Arkansas native joined his first R&B group, Envy, while still in his teens. When they broke up, he honed his skills by writing songs for other artists. By the...
Snoop Dogg Designs, Sells T-Shirt for Japan Aid
Snoop Dogg is teaming up with lifestyle brand Neff Headwear to raise money for Japan after the natural disasters -- both a tsunami and earthquake -- hit the island nation in early March.
The Long Beach native has signed on as designer of the limited edition "Snoop Dogg x Neff Japan Tee," wi…
Rihanna, Nicki Minaj to be Featured on Japan Aid Album
Universal Music Group has announced that it will be releasing a digital-only compilation album featuring some of the label's biggest stars, in an attempt to raise funds for tsunami-stricken Japan.
Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, U2 and Bon Jovi are all expected to appear on the a…
Ne-Yo Heads to Japan, Backup Dancers Refuse to Join Him
While singer Ne-Yo is busy showing some love to his Japanese fans, affected by the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that hit the country two weeks ago, a few of his backup dancers are still stateside.
According to TMZ, some of the Grammy winner's dancers opted out of the trip, due to safety …
Hip-Hop & R&B Community Respond to Japan Earthquake
Many members of the music community have sought to reach out to the people of Japan via social networking platform Twitter, offering their support and prayers just hours after the country was hit with a devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake...
DJ Premier and Pete Rock to Face-Off in Japan
Legendary DJ's Premier and Pete Rock will take their turntable skills to Tokyo on May 2, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Manhattan Records.The Tokyo-based record label will put on a special show for turntable enthusiasts celebrating 30 years of distributing hip-hop and electronica music ha…
Japanese Producer Nujabes Killed in Car Accident
Almost a month later, reports are just surfacing in the car accident that claimed the life of respected Japanese beatsmith Nujabes The critically acclaimed producer was extremely private in his personal life, and the news of his death was only recently confirmed by his friend and collaborator, rappe…
Current TV Follows Mos Def Around Japan
2009 has been a solid counterpoint to those that thought Mos Def had become too Hollywood. Def's fourth solo album 'The Ecstatic' was one of the best albums of the year and the ever-mighty Boogie Man has been zigzagging across the country and putting on some of the finest shows in any…