It seems that Riff Raff can't be broken. The Houston born-and-bred rapper is the epitome of ADD-ready Tumblr rap; the man is a meme unto himself that seems to alternate between authenticity and erraticism. Now based in Hollywood, Riff Raff has taken on a British alter ego under the self-appointed m ... More >>
What do Eminem, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, 50 Cent, and Beyoncé have in common? The all make cameos in this week's cover story, "Fast Cars and Rap Stars: How a Sugar Daddy's Empire Crumbled on Everyone Involved," by Ray Sterns, telling the strange tale of Scottsdale's Coy ... More >>
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Amid his own investigation by the feds, Sheriff Joe Arpaio held a press conference yesterday afternoon to discuss the preliminary findings of his "cold-case posse" that suggests President Barack Obama's birth certificate is in fact a forgery. Arpaio and lead investigator of the volunteer posse Mike ... More >>
No matter your stance on piracy, you have to admit it's pretty freakin' sweet that, at any given time, you can hop on the web and get free art. Even if it is illegal. Of course, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is out to change all of that. Introduced to the House of Representatives in late ... More >>
The Hype Music project has added another Arizona rapper to its family. Mesa's lyrical linguist Hannibal Leq has joined the MTV and Extreme Music partnership. The last time we saw Leq he was rocking the microphone alongside New F-O's MCs Pancho and Lifted in our exclusive video. As a membe ... More >>
Kings of Leon actually got sick of hearing themselves all the time at one point, according to Spinner."We were all sick of Kings of Leon!" the band's guitarist Matthew Followill said. "We couldn't go 10 minutes without hearing one of our songs...It definitely got annoying after a while."I'd say t ... More >>
At some point in time, Michael Jackson wrote a song for Hanson, according to ShowBiz 411.The song was written for them to play, not in their honor. Jackson never actually gave the song he wrote for Hanson to them. He intended to send it to the 90s boy band but never did. It must have been stashed ... More >>
Gucci Mane had a good time on the road in the ATL yesterday, according to All Hip Hop. Taking after T.I., are we, Gucci? Both were arrested for traffic violations just months after doing time for a year. Who's next, 50 Cent?Gucci, whose real name is Radric Davis, had a field day in his whip. He w ... More >>
Say adios to Club Rain, as the lascivious Latin dance den located in south Scottsdale has been replaced with an entirely new joint. Club Trinity now occupies the Papago Plaza space that formerly housed Rain and will focus more on dishing out hip-hop and Top 40 tracks instead of cumbias and regg ... More >>
New-Weezer hater James Burns has offered Weezer $10 million to break up, according to Consequence of Sound.Burns, who has been a fan of the band since the 90s, is hoping for $10 million in donations so he can bribe Weezer into never making songs like "Beverly Hills" ever again. The campaign has r ... More >>
They can put a man on the moon, but they can't find a way to inject caffeine into Tang, and they sure as hell can't make a playlist.NASA has found a way to integrate the general public into their upcoming STS-133 mission.As NME reports, the task at hand is to decide what music should be used to w ... More >>
Insane Clown PosseThis week's music feature traces the sociological lineage of Juggalos -- the bizarre, and cultish fans of Insane Clown Posse. Craig Outhier gives ethnomusicologists a head start by pointing out some of the defining characteristics of the Juggalos, and exactly from where their tr ... More >>
Electric Mustache: Download A Free Pixies EPIdolator: Oh Awesome, I Got Twitter-Spammed By 50 CentIdolator: No Doubt Are Not Feeling Hella Good About Their "Band Hero" CameosNME: MIA working on 'Gucci Mane meets Animal Collective' albumNME: Strokes' Julian Casablancas preparing 'Pink Floyd laser sho ... More >>
Electric Mustache: Kurt Vile To Play Modified Arts This OctoberIdolator: Britney Spears' Secret Classic-Rock Past Revealed?Idolator: Ten Bands That Should (And Ten Bands That Shouldn't) Grace Us With A Cover Of "Yakety Sax"NME: Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint 3' tracklisting unveiledSo Much Silence: Throw Me ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraSee more shots in our The Game Slide Show.Even to those of us who aren't huge proponents of mainstream rap, The Game's second album, Doctor's Advocate, was hugely influential a few years back. Advocate was a note-perfect throwback to gangsta rap's halcyon days of the early '90s and ... More >>
The world already has its share of ridiculous ring tones, but now, thanks to a company called FunMobility, you can hear the voice of famed physicist Stephen Hawkings rapping "Baby Got Back" whenever that special someone calls your cell phone.
We've got a lot of show announcements for you this week, though by and large they're D-listers. The major exception is The Game, who's coming to the Celebrity on February 21. As a long time West Coast partisan, I've always admired the way the Compton rapper went to head to head with 50 Cent's G-uni ... More >>
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May her punishment exceed her talent
Rappers soften up like asphalt
It's G's up, ho's down at the season's illest event, Snoop Dogg at Cricket Pavilion
Biz is down at CBNC post-Loren Wade, but the chicas are still foxy, the playas friendly, and the jamz tight
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Friday Nutz Live
Chart-toppers for March 4 through 10
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Chart-toppers for February 28 through March 6
The Neo and Trinity of the PHX kick it with the boho urban artistes of Paint at Paper Heart.
Desert Dance honors Tubman
The real outlaw of country music performs
Forget Janet Jackson. The Purple One - now he'd make a great Super Bowl attraction.
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Hip-hop rediscovers minimalism, thanks to a sea of surprisingly great singles
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't