Lenny Kravitz to Play Marvin Gaye in Biopic
NEW YORK (AP) - Lenny Kravitz has signed on for his first leading film role, playing singer Marvin Gaye in a biopic that will be shot next year.
The rocker's publicist Carleen Donovan confirmed the news Tuesday. Kravitz has played supporting roles in the past, including a small part in "…
Jay-Z the Subject of Georgetown Sociology Course
Calling Jay-Z an "icon of American excellence," Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson is using the hip-hop mogul's life and lyrics as the basis of a new course.
Dubbed 'Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z,' the class focuses on how Hova fits into African-American…
Name That Tune: Songs Notorious for Their Use of Sampling
Once controversial, the practice of sampling is now generally regarded as a viable artistic method of production and a mostly legitimate commercial endeavor. Good public reception of a sample-use often depends on a combination of factors including what is sampled, who is sampled, and how that sample…

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