June 26, 2015

Music Review: Hip hop vet Pete Rock returns with sequel to classic beat album

By Jake O’Connell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pete Rock, “PeteStrumentals 2” (Mello Music Group) It’s been 14 years since Pete Rock dropped “PeteStrumentals” _ a benchmark of […]
June 25, 2015

Vin Diesel test drives new ‘Fast & Furious’ ride at Universal Studios

By Nicole Evatt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. _ “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel traded the franchise’s signature muscle cars for a new kind […]
June 25, 2015

Marriott, Universal Music Group form partnership for concerts, events with top acts

NEW YORK  (AP)_ Marriott is getting into the music business, so to speak. The chain said Thursday it is linking up with Universal Music Group in […]
June 25, 2015

Beyonce, The Weeknd to headline Jay Z’s Made In America fest over Labor Day weekend in Philly

NEW YORK _ Beyonce is heading back to Jay Z‘s Made in America festival this September. Organizers also announced Wednesday the pop diva and R&B singer […]
June 25, 2015


ATLANTA (AP) _ Rick Ross is accused of using a Glock handgun to hit a man in the head so badly the man now is unable […]
June 24, 2015

Rapper Rick Ross arrested at his Georgia mansion on kidnapping, assault charges

By Jeff Martin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ Rapper Rick Ross is facing kidnapping and assault charges after a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force and […]
June 24, 2015

Stephen Curry and LeBron James nominated for best male athlete at ESPY Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Stephen Curry and LeBron James are going head-to-head again not long after battling for the NBA title. The Golden State Warriors champ and […]
June 24, 2015

Film ‘Fresh Dressed’ explores roots of hip hop fashion from Sunday best to Diddy’s Sean John

By Leanne Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ From slave-era church outfits and Little Richard to the South Bronx and Dapper Dan the knockoff king […]
June 24, 2015

Hip hop mogul Diddy’s rep says he was defending self in UCLA incident that led to arrest

By John Antczak THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Sean “Diddy” Combs was defending himself in an incident at the University of California, Los Angeles, that […]
June 23, 2015

Ed Sheeran, the Weeknd rule the MMVAs, while Drake drops in as a surprise

By Nick Patch THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ After weeks of captivating Canada on tour, Ed Sheeran can “x” another accomplishment off his list after a […]
June 23, 2015

Omi on his ‘platinums all around’ hit ‘Cheerleader,’ newly No. 1 in Canada

By Nick Patch THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Having just landed in Canada for the first time, Jamaican singer Omi didn’t need to wait long to […]
June 23, 2015

Trevor Noah returns to South Africa for stand up comedy before heading to ‘The Daily Show’

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Trevor Noah walked onto the stage and bantered with the South African audience, which whooped in appreciation. That […]