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Does Dr. Dre Deliver After A 16 Year Album Hiatus?

8/12/2015 1:53pm EDT
Review: Dr. Dre Delivers A Gem With 'Compton'
16 years. That was how long it’s been since a new Dr. Dre album. For years, the west coast MC/producer/multimillionaire has teased the release of a third studio album, Detox. After it was all said and done – or rather upon the surprise release of Compton, Detox was scrapped once and for all. If the effort was subpar as Dr. Dre stated, well, fans came out with a victory getting Compton, an exceptional album ranking among the most thrilling regardless of genre in 2015.

“Intro” offers a brief history of Compton, hence a fitting initiation for the effort. Foreshadowing the sentiment of t...

Jill Scott’s 'Woman' Is A Triumph For R&B

8/4/2015 8:47am EDT
Jill Scott Makes It Two Consecutive No. 1 Albums On Billboard
R&B has triumphed atop the Billboard 200 for the second time this year! Is it a total change of pace for commercially ailing genre? Jill Scott follows her first #1 album, 2011’s Light Of The Sun with a second one with Woman. Woman didn’t match the higher-flying sales of Light Of The Sun, but Scott’s first album in four years certainly has performed better than most of her contemporaries’ R&B efforts. 62,000 units is by no means “the second coming,” but it’s respectable considering the number of albums that have tanked this year (yeah you Jamie Foxx and Ciara).

Jill Scott wasn’t the sol...

Jill Scott Has Lots To Offer On 'Woman'

7/28/2015 10:43am EDT
Review: Jill Scott Remains True To Herself On ‘Woman’
When Jill Scott comes to mind, one characterizes her as being a cool, calm, and collected modern soul singer with the ability to show off a dynamic, gritty, and funky side. On her fifth studio album Woman, she remains true to those characterizations, never fumbling. Woman arguably hasn’t been the most aggressively promoted album by Scott, but has plenty to offer.

Woman kicks off with a bang with “Wild Cookie,” a spoken word piece in which Scott sends a message warning women not to sleep with any and everybody due to desperation. “Prepared,” the set’s first full length joint proceeds in ...

Future’s Best Career Effort Pays Off

7/27/2015 10:45am EDT
Future, DS2 © Epic
Musicians continue to make chart history in 2015 despite lackadaisical sales in many cases. Future’s sales were by no mean lackadaisical this time around as DS2 (Dirty Sprite 2) debuted commandingly at #1 on the Billboard 200. No, Future was unable to move the same numbers of contemporaries like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, or Meek Mill, but his 147,000 units is his best career week yet. Even in sales alone, 121,000 copies according to Billboard, he more than doubled his start for his 2014 effort, Honest.

What gives with Future’s come up? That’s a good question! Interestingly, as Future is...

New Music You Need To Check Out

7/21/2015 9:43am EDT
Jill Scott Leads New Albums To Check Out This Week
July continues to roll on, and it’s now week three of the new Friday global release day. Eventually it’ll be as easy as clockwork for labels, retailers, and consumers, right? This week things are understated once more, with a lack of gargantuan music releases. Still, Jill Scott is kind of a big deal in R&B circles, as is Lamb of God in metal circles. Here are five albums to check out this week.

1) Jill Scott, Woman (Atlantic)

R&B singer Jill Scott returns after a four-year hiatus with her fifth studio album, Woman. Woman follows up 2011 effort The Light of the Sun, which gave Scot...

Hot Beefy Babes

3/9/2014 12:00pm EDT
Hot Beefy Babes
Hollywood is full of women of all shapes and sizes, and it's time to pay tribute to the sexy stars who aren't a size 0. These beefy babes are well-built, robust actresses and singers who are beautiful and talented in their own right.

Khloe Kardashian towers over her sisters, but she knows how to work it on the red carpet. She shows off her best assets and isn't afraid to flaunt her figure in form-fitting clothing.

The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star told Cosmopolitan: "I'm proud for losing weight when I wanted to and I've never resorted to surgery. I'm not against it - one day I pr...

'The Help' Dominated NAACP Awards While Stars Honored Whitney Houston

2/18/2012 9:55am EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama "The Help" was the toast of the 2012 NAACP Image Awards on Friday after landing three top honors.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name was crowned Outstanding Motion Picture, seeing off competition from "Pariah," "Tower Heist," "Jumping the Broom" and "The First Grader."

Viola Davis scooped the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture prize, while her co-star Octavia Spencer was presented with the Outstanding Supporting Actress award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ceremony in Los A...

'The Help' Leads 2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

1/19/2012 2:40pm EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama The Help looks set to dominate the 2012 NAACP Image Awards after landing eight nominations.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee Pariah, comedy Tower Heist, Jumping The Broom and The First Grader, while stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone will go head-to-head for the title of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Help co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson are also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field, alon...

Chris Brown Scores Five Soul Train Award Nominations

10/21/2011 11:20am EDT
Chris Brown
R&B star Chris Brown will lead the way at the 2011 Soul Train Awards after receiving five nominations.

The singer is poised to dominate the prizegiving after being nominated for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Dance Performance.

Beyonce and Kanye West will also be big competitors with four nominations apiece, while Brown's ex-girlfriend Rihanna, Adele and Kelly Rowland each have three.

Funk group Earth, Wind & Fire and soul icon Gladys Knight will receive Legend Awards at the Atlanta, Georgia event, which will be hosted by fu...

Taraji P. Henson & Tatyana Ali Win 'Black Girls Rock' Awards

10/18/2011 8:53am EDT
Taraji P Henson
Taraji P. Henson and singer/actress Tatyana Ali were among the honorees at Saturday night's sixth annual Black Girls Rock Awards.

Henson picked up the "Star Power Award" while Ali was named the "Young, Gifted & Black Award" recipient.

The New York City party, which was hosted by Diana Ross' daughter Tracee and Regina King, featured performances by Melanie Fiona, Estelle, Mary Mary, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.

Jill Scott Talks About Amazing 60-Pound Weight Loss

7/1/2011 9:01am EDT
Jill Scott
R&B star Jill Scott is celebrating the success of her chart-topping album with a new figure after shedding over 60 pounds in two years.

The slimmed-down singer scored her first number one on the album charts with new release "The Light of the Sun" on Wednesday - and the 39 year old admits she can enjoy the feat properly now she's not battling to catch her breath.

She tells, "I'd walk up nine steps and be out of breath!"

Scott admits the birth of her son Jett in 2009 gave her the incentive to get fit: "There's a world of discovery in his eyes, and I want to be around to enj...

Sade, Willow Smith, Tyler Perry & More Land NAACP Image Award Nominations

1/13/2011 9:01am EST
Sade is the toast of the music world again after landing four nominations for the 2011 NAACP Image Awards on Wednesday.

The sultry British singer will compete for Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Song and Outstanding Music Video, while her "Soldier of Love" will fight for Outstanding Album alongside releases from Kanye West and Usher, who each earned two nominations.

Will Smith's daughter Willow has nabbed her first major award nomination, landing a nod for Best New Artist and Outstanding Music Video for her debut hit "Whip My Hair."

Other multiple nominees include Herbie Hancock, ...

Maxwell Cancels Tour

6/17/2010 11:00am EDT
Soul star Maxwell has cancelled the second half of his U.S. tour with Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, citing "scheduling conflicts."

The singer will play all of his dates up to and including sold out concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden on June 25th and 26th, but he has postponed the entire second leg of the trek. He was due to perform 11 shows between June 28th and July 15th, taking in cities such as Nashville, Tennessee and Boston, Massachusetts, but the gigs will now take place next year.

It has been rumored the star scrapped the shows after falling out with his warm-up acts, Sco...

'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' Among Year's Best TV

12/7/2009 1:15pm EST
Modern Family
NEW YORK (AP) - The biggest shows of 2009 couldn't always be contained by the TV screen. There were breakout tabloid scandals with Jon and Kate Gosselin. A wannabe reality TV star crashed the White House. David Letterman's hanky-panky seized headlines. Oprah Winfrey grabbed the nation's attention as she began her long goodbye. This was TV run amok.

But in 2009 other shows proved outstanding on more manageable terms: as excellent TV shows. They include:

- "Breaking Bad" (FX). Here's the cruelest premise on series TV: a high-school teacher with terminal cancer gets into the crystal-meth...

Angie Harmon Strips For Allure Magazine

4/22/2008 10:10am EDT
Angie Harmon
Women's Murder Club star Angie Harmon is still struggling to believe she bared all for a magazine because she's such a prude in real life.

The actress joined Gabrielle Union, Ana Ortiz and singer Jill Scott for Allure magazine's annual naked spread, and she admits she had more problems disrobing than her fellow celebrities.

Harmon says, "The hardest part was when the robe came off and I was like, 'And now I'm... naked.' You wonder if they can see your Cesarean scar."

Harmon also reveals she has skinny-dipping photos she took on vacation with her husband that she can't bear...

Raheem Devaughn's Sophomore Disc Debuts On Charts; Will Tour With Jill Scott

1/25/2008 8:38am EST
Raheem DeVaughn
Jive recording artist, Raheem DeVaughn, who recently received a Grammy Award nomination for his current single "Woman," debuts at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart with his latest effort, Love Behind The Melody. The Baltimore based singer/songwriter will kick-off a major city tour with Jill Scott in Seattle, WA at the Paramount theater on February 5th.

Early reviews are in on Raheem's latest album, Love Behind The Melody, and all the critics agree. Entertainment Weekly gives it an A- and enthuses that "...he wraps his tenor around unu...

Blue Note Records To Release 'Droppin' Science' Feb. 12

1/11/2008 7:30pm EST
On February 12, Blue Note Records will release Droppin' Science, a unique collection of the legendary label's classic late 60s through mid-70s jazz-funk tracks, all of which have featured prominently as samples in some of the greatest hip hop cuts of the late 80s, 90s and beyond.

Hip hop artists ranging from Dr. Dre to the Beastie Boys and A Tribe Called Quest have sampled Blue Note grooves by such jazz greats as Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Donald Byrd, and Lonnie Smith. All of these original Blue Note tracks have been compiled for the first time on Droppin' Science, which Blue Note w...

Tyler Perry's 'Why Did I Get Married' Hits Theaters October 12

8/13/2007 7:30pm EDT
Why Did I Get Married
Following the success of his previous films Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion and Daddy's Little Girls, Tyler Perry returns with his fourth feature film, Why Did I Get Married? Stepping in front of the camera for the first time since Madea's Family Reunion, Perry stars alongside a talented ensemble cast that includes Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal, Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Denise Boutte and Lamann Rucker.

A big-screen adaptation of Perry's hit stage play of the same title, Why Did I Get Married? is an intimate story about the difficulty of ma...

Chrisette Michele's 'I Am' In Stores Today; Will Tour With Musiq (Soulchild) This Summer

6/19/2007 9:00pm EDT
Chrisette Michele
New Def Jam recording artist Chrisette Michele, whose soulful, jazz-influenced debut album I Am will be released June 19th, has been tapped as opening act on the upcoming North American tour with platinum Grammy nominated Atlantic Records recording artist Musiq (Soulchild). The tour begins July 6th at Afram in Baltimore, and wraps up one month later at the Fillmore in San Francisco, on August 6th.

Chrisette personally auditioned for and was signed by Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group, who told the singer he had "goose bumps" after the first time he heard her. ...

Dixie Chicks Win Most Grammy Awards; Full Winners List

2/12/2007 10:37am EST
Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks were the big winners at the Grammy Awards, scooping five awards. The country band fought off stiff competition from the likes of Justin Timberlake, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mary J. Blige to win the prizes for album, song and record of the year as well as best country album and best group country performance. Full Winners List Below!

Lead singer, Natalie Maines, said: "I, for the first time in my life, am speechless."

Mary J. Blige, who received eight nominations cried as she accepted her award for best R'n'B album for Breakthrough. She said: "This is the fir...

The Roots Get Ready For A Big 2007; World Tour, Grammys & Side Projects

12/19/2006 11:40am EST
The Roots
As 2006 comes to a close, The Roots are just getting started with a full schedule of activity that will make an impact around the globe all the way through Spring 2007.

They are in the midst of a monumental world tour which includes their first ever performance in South Africa and US tour dates with Lupe Fiasco, their hard hitting album 'Game Theory' just received two major Grammy nominations, they are making plans for a major Los Angles concert the night before the Grammy's and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson wrapped up studio sessions for Pharrell and the Rev. Al Green.



New Holiday Releases From Chris Botti, Bette Midler, James Taylor and Mary Mary In Stores Now

11/5/2006 8:00pm EST
Chris Botti
-Special 2006 Edition of Classic Holiday Collection Premieres Four Newly-Recorded Never-Heard-Before Chris Botti Yuletide Tracks

Columbia Records released a new edition -- featuring four newly-recorded tracks and two brand-new songs -- of Chris Botti's best-selling seasonal album, December, on Tuesday, October 10.

Produced by Bobby Colomby, the yuletide 2006 edition of December premieres two new songs: a breathtaking interpretation of Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria," featuring the Choir of St. John's, Smith's Square, and "I Don't Really Want Much For Christmas" (featuring Eric Benét)...

Brian McKnight Returns With "Ten," In Stores Dec. 5

10/29/2006 10:30am EST
Brian McKnight
Embracing an effortless eloquence and cocoa butter smooth persona, the music of Brian McKnight has defined the true meaning of American soul man since 1991. Like his spiritual Motown godfathers, this upstate New York native has a velvety voice and silky style that captures the vibe of vintage soul without being old fashion. On his latest disc Ten, that blend can be clearly heard.

"It's always been my goal to try and bring back real R&B music," Brian says. "When I was growing-up it was all about the seventies soul men. From the first time I ever stepped into a studio, my daydream was to...

Grammy Winning Jazz Superstars George Benson And Al Jarreau Unite For First-Ever Collaboration

10/19/2006 12:36pm EDT
Givin It Up
On October 24th, the music world will be dazzled by a harmonic convergence of superstars when singer/guitarist/songwriter George Benson teams with vocalist extraordinaire/songwriter Al Jarreau for Givin' It Up. Friends and label-mates for over three decades, this outing marks the first time that the two artists, both multiple Grammy® winners with Gold and Platinum selling albums, have recorded together as equal partners.

This much-anticipated 13-track recording features each of the stars on a new arrangement of one of the other's biggest hits - Jarreau adding lyrics to and singing Bens...

Check Out 'Dave Chappelle's Block Party' On-Demand July 13

7/4/2006 8:10am EDT
Summer is off to a great start with Dave Chappelle's Block Party premiering on demand and pay-per-view July 13. A genuine crowd-pleaser, the film spotlights comedy superstar Dave Chappelle as he presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party.

The unprecedented combination of comedy and music was shot on location. In addition to Chappelle performing all-new material, the stellar roster of artists includes Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, the Roots, Cody ChesnuTT, Big Daddy Kane, and - reunited for thei...

Corinne Bailey Rae To Release Soulful Self-Titled Debut Album June 20

5/21/2006 10:00am EDT
Corinne Bailey Rae
It becomes evident the moment you hear her sing the very first note - it's a slice of sublime blues delivered with a voice that pins you, in the softest but most persuasive of ways, to the wall; a voice that floats up effortlessly, full of caress, subtlety and the very purest quality. It is wonderful, this voice, and surely a discovery to treasure, but it belongs to a young woman not from somewhere musically exotic - say, Mississippi or even Manhattan - but just east of the M1: Leeds. Her name is Corinne Bailey Rae, and she was born to do this.

Inspired as much by Björk and Massive At...

New Sergio Mendes Album 'Timeless' Is Loaded With Guests

1/26/2006 12:00pm EST
Sergio Mendes
It's not often an album comes along that truly blends two distinct cultures in an innovative way. That album is Timeless (click for review) by Sergio Mendes, due out on February 14 as a co-release by Concord Records and Starbucks Hear Music. Produced by and featuring of the Black Eyed Peas, Timeless is a wholly original blend of music from one of the most internationally successful Brazilian musicians of all time, Sergio Mendes, who--40 years ago--brought Brasil '66 and "Mas Que Nada" to the world.

Will and Sergio brought in the Black Eyed Peas, one of hip-hop's premier arti...

Chris Botti Tour Dates; Live Special To Air On PBS

1/19/2006 2:11pm EST
Chris Botti
The critically-acclaimed Grammy-nominated trumpeter Chris Botti, whose recent albums To Love Again: The Duets (click for review) and When I Fall In Love have raised the bar of excellence in the interpretation of pop jazz standards while creating a uniquely contemporary sound and style, stars in "Chris Botti Live with Orchestra & Special Guests," set to premiere during the March PBS Pledge Week. (check your local listings for times)

"What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life?" the Chris Botti & Sting track from To Love Again: The Duets, is in the current running for the Best Instrume...

The Roots Release 'Best Of' Albums

11/7/2005 3:20pm EST
The Roots
A commercially successful, critics' darling is oftentimes an oxymoron in music. Then again, it should come as no surprise that the endlessly innovative hip-hop band, The Roots, have managed to accomplish both. They have sold over three million records since debuting with Organix in 1990. At the same time, they've won a Grammy for best rap performance by a duo or group in 2000 for "You Got Me," and kept fickle critics and their loyal fan base satisfied with groundbreaking experimentation that deftly mixes elements from rock, jazz, soul, house, and any other genre that will make the speakers ...

Floetry set to release 3rd CD, Flo'Ology on Nov. 8th

10/10/2005 6:37pm EDT
It's more than the passionate vocals of Marsha Ambrosius (the Songstress) and elegant spoken word of Natalie Stewart (the Floacist) that has fans captivated everywhere since Floetry first stepped on stage. The dynamic duo's incredible success is deeply rooted in their ability to appeal to all ages, races and genres of music lovers.

The proof is in their long list of accolades and demand for appearances: six Grammy nods, six Soul Train awards perched on their mantle, a NAACP nomination for Outstanding New Artist, a standing ovation at BET's Walk of Fame: Tribute to Smokey Robinson, i...