Kanye West's label G.O.O.D. Music has signed a "longterm worldwide label agreement" with Island Def Jam, according to MTV News.G.O.O.D. Music is now officially a subsidiary of Def Jam. Many future G.O.O.D. Music releases will see release under Def Jam's name, including Big Sean's F ... More >>
According to this Facebook event page, West Coast rapper Game is set to appear at Tempe's School of Rock on Saturday night.The info states that 101.5 Jams will be on hand, and DJ Mikee will be spinning, as well as promising appearances from Nu Jerzey Devil, Brannu Legit and the "whole Blackwallst ... More >>
Artist: Kanye West
Title: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Release date: November 22
Fitting, perhaps, that Kanye West's new record, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is one of the final 15 or so new records that I'll be listening to before this Nothing Not New project t ... More >>
Stephen Strange will go to the great beyond and back this weekend.R.I.P. Stephen Strange, 1976-2010.
The ribald and renowned local performance artist is apparently going to "die" sometime tomorrow night, probably in some profound and profane fashion that will likely involve one of his wacky stun ... More >>
Mathew Ward and Zooey Deschanel (a.k.a. She & Him).
We fully admit to our jealousy of Mathew Ward.
Not only does the Portland guitarist have an obscene amount of talent (which he's demonstrated much over the past decade on seven separate full-length albums), Ward's collaborated musically with ... More >>
Snoop Dogg is scheduled to appear at Scottsdale nightspots Club Rain and Barcelona during All-Star Weekend.
If we learned anything from the hullabaloo over last year's Super Bowl in Glendale, it's that the actual sporting event is almost secondary to the slew of celebrations that take place. It s ... More >>
E-40, the self-described "King of Slang" and "Ambassador of the Bay."
Hyphy sure has faded quite a bit in popularity over the past couple years (check out this story in our sister publication SF Weekly as to the reasons why). The rambunctious and uptempo Bay Area hip-hop subgenre, which helped intr ... More >>
The "Louis Vuitton Don" is moving units down at Zia Record Exchange.
Although Kanye West's emotionally-wrought 808s & Heartbreak didn't prove as big a smash with most fans and critics as his previous discs, it's still a quality album (our music editor Martin Cizmar considers it one his faves of ... More >>
Carlos Coy (a.k.a. South Park Mexican): Sentenced to spend the the next four decades or so in the pokey. The life of Texas rapper Carlos Coy (a.k.a. South Park Mexican) is a tale of triumph, terror, and tragedy.
As John Nova Lomax, current staff writer and former music editor for our sister public ... More >>