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Robert Glasper Celebrates ‘Black Radio 2’ With Common, Marsha Ambrosius in New York City [Photos]

Jazz pianist and music producer Robert Glasper treated New Yorkers to a special album release show at Best Buy Theater to commemorate his newly released sixth record, ‘Black Radio 2,’ Tuesday night (Oct. 29). Special guests included Marsha Ambrosius and Common, who both appear on the album.

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Questlove’s Manager Attacks 2 Chainz’s Music in New Memoir

The Roots' drummer Questlove is preparing to release a new memoir, "Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove."

The book, co-written by Ben Greenman, editor at the New Yorker, includes some footnoted commentary -- penned by Rich Nichols -- that is attracting some controversy prior to the release.

Nichols,

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J. Cole No Longer Believes Jay-Z is in the Illuminati, Macklemore Heads Anti-Homophobia Campaign + More

J. Cole on Jay-Z's membership in the Illuminati: "I'm a conspiracy theorist. I believed those videos," Cole explains in a recent interview. "Then you meet and you see how things were and you like, 'Nah, man. That's bogus.' That's so

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Jay-Z Celebrates 40/40 Club Opening With Rihanna, J. Cole & More — Photos

Before Jay-Z takes the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. tonight, kicking off more than a week of headlining shows, he celebrated the launch of his 40/40 club in his hometown borough Thursday night (Sept. 27).

Hov, decked out in a black tux and bowti

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Frank Ocean ‘Jimmy Fallon’ Announcement: ‘Channel Orange’ LP Released One Week Early

Whether or not news outlets deem his announcement regarding his sexual orientation news, Frank Ocean continues to shake things up by pushing the release date of his Channel Orange LP up from its scheduled release date of July 17, to tomorrow (

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D’Angelo, Bonnaroo 2012: R&B Great Surprises Fans With First U.S. Appearance in 12 Years

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- D'Angelo is back.

The reclusive R&B singer made his first live U.S. appearance in 12 years at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival early Sunday morning, surprising a few thousand fans during Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's Superjam session.

"I've been waiting 12 years to s

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‘Hip Hop Squares’ Preview: MTV2 Taps Common, Mac Miller, Amber Rose & More for Game Show — Video

"Where will you be," asks MTV2 in the exclusive clip provided to The BoomBox below, "when a party becomes a game show?" The network is talking about "Hip Hop Squares," a reboot of the classic "Hollywood Squares" show set to premiere May 22

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Dick Clark Dead: Entertainers React to Famed Music Host’s Passing at 82

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D’Angelo ‘Black Hole Sun’ Cover: Questlove Says It’s ‘Old’

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On Monday (Jan. 2), a new D'Angelo track hit the 'net, an auspicious sign for the the new year.

The song was a cover of 'Black Hole Sun,' a hit single by '90's grunge band Soundgarden, which was rumored to have been recorded by D'Angelo in 2010, and would be appearing on his forthcoming third album.

However, longtime D'Angelo collaborator Ques

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Betty Wright: Lil Wayne Has ‘Total Recall,’ LP Is a ‘Movie’

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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