Bach made up all the chords on the piano, and Beethoven made songs that have lasted for hundreds of years. So who's the new revolutionary musician today?
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NEW YORK -- A rapper awaited word Tuesday on whether he would face charges after stopping traffic in Times Square by staging a performance – fro...
Known best for his Northwestern University-inspired rendition of a Wiz Khalifa song, Chet Haze, a 20-year-old theater major and son of Hollywood A-Lis...
Jon Stewart will debate Bill O'Reilly tomorrow night about the Obama administration's decision to invite rapper Common to participate in a poetry reading at the White House last week.
To research and report on the history of hip-hop is a huge undertaking. In Dan Charnas' exhaustively researched The Big Payback, he does exactly that.
During a much-discussed Rolling Stone interview, President Obama was asked what's on his iPod. He named artists and bands that reflect an eclectic mix...
Hip hop artist and CEO Birdman has been criticized in recent days for what some see as promulgating the negative stereotypes commonly associated with the Hip Hop genre.
Music videos have transported MTV audiences to far-off locales for years. Madonna memorably danced on a Venetian gondola in 1984, while Michael Jackso...
At the eleventh hour of the recording process, the comedian Margaret Cho texted me saying she had an idea for one final song on the album: it would be about Lil Wayne.
In Seattle, spirit is equal measure swagger and love, and from it blooms the city's music, which embodies the creative contradictions of rebellion and empathy.
AAB understands if it truly takes a village to raise a child, we must demonstrate accountability for all of those issues that have a negative effect in the village.
eSarcasm managed to score an exclusive interview with Ardi. Here she talks about what it's like to be the world's first hip hop diva, and reveals the real reasons why men walk upright.
Put down your guns rappers, mover over Justin, there's a new man around with a Brazilian urban sound, he's a man possessed and poised to be heard.
The iTunes Store can claim 25 percent of all music sold in the U.S., according to the NPD Group, up from 21 percent in 2008 and 14 percent in 2007. Wa...
The evidence of our culture's unwillingness to address the reality and ubiquity of men's violence against women is not merely contained in the lyrics on Eminem's new album.
Have you seen this new Heineken commercial, "Let a Stranger Drive You Home?" Last week, it shot Biz Markie's 1990 hit "Just a Friend" onto the iTunes bestsellers list.
You once said, "Hip-Hop is not just a mirror of what is, it should also be a reflection of what can be." I can work with my people to clean up our act, but you have to understand that poverty still exists in America.
While sampling's presence may have made hip hop into the form that many of us miss dearly, its absence could actually start to foster a broad sound that we may soon grow to know and love.
Hip-hop music has always acted as a sort of watchdog for political movement. Lyrics range from anti-American to revolutionary to ideas that encourage listeners to simply stay aware.
Notorious is the first biopic of a hip-hop personality. Think about that as both an awesome milestone, as well as a sad testament for hip-hop.
The album isn't overly pious, but Jawz's faith is apparent in the absence of the macho bull and gangsta pretension of other mainstream rap.
Rap music originated in the medieval taverns of Scotland rather than the mean streets of the Bronx and Brooklyn, an American academic has claimed. ...
In celebration of the third and final Presidential Debate, URB.com put together the 10 best rap songs where candidates truly debate the issues. Most of these nominees just happen to rap.
NEW YORK — Death Row Records, the hip-hop label that released seminal gangster rap albums by Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, has been auct...
When does the fantasy world of rap music end and real life begin? Is it acceptable to bring a human being's obviously honest distress into a world of pseudo-tough-guy confrontation?
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