NEW YORK — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a time-honored discussion that's likely to be heard in any barbershop or boardroom where rap fans converge.
For the seventh consecutive year, the free, family-friendly Philadelphia Jazz & Soul Festival, presented by Lifeline Music Coalition, Inc., returns to 15th and South streets Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-10 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Johnny Gill might be considered an old-school crooner these days, but age has only been a number for the R&B veteran who is still making his presence felt.
For several decades, the Philly POPS has spread the joy of music throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and now, with its inspiring POPS Outside series, the Philly POPS Big Band, led by Matt Gallagher, principal trumpet for the POPS, takes the music to the street, making a concerted effort to r…
Official voting began Wednesday for the E! People’s Choice Awards, which honor fan favorites in movies, TV, music, and pop culture.
DETROIT — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is donating $4 million toward a project to expand a museum housed in the Detroit building where he built his music empire, officials announced Wednesday.
For an entertainer, life on the road can be pretty grueling. Philadelphia native Tierra Whack loved playing the Made in America festival but it was an extra special treat to be able to sleep in her own bed after playing to the excited crowd.
Cardi B may have been the headliner Saturday night at the Made in America festival but earlier in the day another Afro-Latina was tearing up the stage.
Made in America Night 1 took place Saturday, Aug. 31 in Philadelphia.
LOS ANGELES — Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor are helping kick off the new social change partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z before the season-opening game in Chicago next week.
NEW YORK — Todrick Hall has been preaching about inclusion, self-acceptance and gay pride for much of his career. So it made sense that he would preach about those messages as he accepted an MTV Video Music Award on behalf of Taylor Swift for her anti-hate anthem “You Need to Calm Down.”
Following worldwide acclaim, 11 Tony Awards, and the fact that scoring tickets for the Broadway production a nearly impossible feat, “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rhythmic hip-hop history lesson has finally come to Philadelphia, playing at the Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St., through Nov. 17.
“Jimmy Lee” is a stirring album combining Raphael Saadiq’s trademark vintage soul sounds with moving gospel, disquieting soundscapes and closing triad of tunes that pulls no punches in addressing social ills and personal doubts.
An Emmy and Oscar winner will play our Forever First Lady. Viola Davis will produce and star in “First Ladies,” and play Michelle Obama. The one hour drama is set to air on Showtime and will examine U.S. presidencies from the perspectives of the First Ladies. In the first season, Michelle Ob…
The Made in America music festival takes place this weekend and the city of Philadelphia has issued a number of road closures and parking restrictions. Whether you are heading to the festival or just trying to get around Philadelphia this holiday weekend, here’s what you need to know.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana.
NEW YORK — If Taylor Swift, Missy Elliot and a 1990s rap reunion couldn’t halt the shrinkage of MTV’s television audience for its Video Music Awards, perhaps nothing can.
NEWARK, N.J. — The incomparable career of Missy Elliott, the rapper-singer-songwriter-producer-dancer whose music videos have moved the needle over the last two decades, was honored at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, where Taylor Swift also took center stage with her gay pride anthem, "You …
Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in proposed series
NEW YORK — The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow."
Missy Elliott took a page from Beyoncé's book overnight by dropping a surprise five-track album called "Iconology."