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Great News For Rihanna Fans

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.13.2012 | Entertainment

Rihanna may be the most productive hitmaker in pop music. The 24-year-old singer has already released six studio albums (Gaga has two), and rumors are...

Ne-Yo Leaves Def Jam For Motown Records

Posted 01.25.2012 | Black Voices

Today Universal Music Group has announced the acquisition of three-time Grammy Award-winner, Ne-Yo and his label imprint, Compound Entertainment, to M...

Lizzie Schiffman

Did Kanye And Jay-Z Rip Off Chicago Soul Singer? | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Chicago soul singer Syl Johnson won't be pushed around. When the legendary vocalist heard a track from his song "Different Strokes" sampled in Kany...

Why Is Jay-Z Still Angry With Cristal?

Vaios Papanagnou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vaios Papanagnou

What Jay-Z misses is that the connections between cultural capital and class are less important for the dominant classes. They can transfer economic capital through inheritance and gain social capital through privileged social connections.

Jay-Z's Social Media Experiment Hits the Web

Lauren J. Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lauren J. Rivera

Def Jam Recordings, Jay-Z's former label behind the project, has always been progressive in its approach to music, and is very intent on setting standards for the way music is not only promoted, but consumed.

Stewardship Report Endorses and Fetes First Two Candidates for N.Y.S. Assembly

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

The just-launched Jim Luce Stewardship Report has just endorsed its first two candidates for the New York State Assembly -- and is throwing a party to...

Jay-Z Steps Down As President Of Def Jam

New York Times | JEFF LEEDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After an unusual three-year turn in the corporate suite, Jay-Z, the rap superstar, said Monday that he would step down from his post as president of D...