Song You Need to Know: Ari Lennox, ‘Bussit’

Song You Need to Know: Ari Lennox, ‘Bussit’ “Bmo,” the breakout single from Ari Lennox’s 2019 debut album, Shea Butter Baby, is a wild sonic menagerie. The beat is built around a playful bass line sampled from Galt MacDermot’s 1969 instrumental ...

The Who, Stevie Nicks, Dead & Company Tapped for 2020 New Orleans Jazz Fest

The Who, Stevie Nicks, Dead & Company Tapped for 2020 New Orleans Jazz Fest The Who, Stevie Nicks, Dead & Company, Foo Fighters, Lizzo, and Lionel Richie are set to perform at the 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The 51st annual festival will take place over two ...

So, How Was Your Decade, Questlove?

So, How Was Your Decade is a series in which the decade’s most innovative musicians answer our questionnaire about the people, places and things that shaped their decade. We’ll be rolling these pieces ...

Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman Fete Dave Chappelle With Mark Twain Prize

Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman Fete Dave Chappelle With Mark Twain Prize Washington, D.C. — Comedian Dave Chappelle was presented with the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Sunday night following a barrage of heartfelt tributes praising his courage, his ...

Hear Jada Kingdom’s Breezy, Blissful ‘Finally’

Hear Jada Kingdom’s Breezy, Blissful ‘Finally’ The Jamaican singer Jada Kingdom broke out with “Best You Ever Had (B.Y.E.H.),” a bouncy track about a cruelly one-sided relationship: “You tore my heart out and threw it in the bin,” she sang, “but I ...

UTA Signs Musician and Actor Chance The Rapper

UTA has signed Chance the Rapper in all areas and for worldwide bookings outside the Us and Canada. The agency will work with the Grammy-winning hip hop artist with his business, focusing on global ...

The Roots Plot Expansive ‘Things Fall Apart,’ ‘Do You Want More,’ ‘Illadelph Halflife’ Reissues

The Roots are marking the anniversaries of several of their landmark albums — 1995’s Do You Want More?!!!??!, 1996’s Illadelph Halflife and 1999’s breakthrough album, Things Fall Apart — with ...

Home Entertainment: ‘What Men Want’ DVD Review

Based on the Mel Gibson 2000 movie What Women Want, the obvious, though appropriately titled What Men Want flips genders by positioning the hugely talented Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow) in the ...

Dave Chappelle Adds Second Week of Shows to Broadway Debut

Dave Chappelle Adds Second Week of Shows to Broadway Debut Dave Chappelle has added a second week of shows to his upcoming residency in New York that will mark his Broadway debut. The comedian will now perform “Dave Chappelle Live on Broadway” for 10 shows ...

Dave Chappelle to Make Broadway Debut for 1 Week Only This Summer

Dave Chappelle to Make Broadway Debut for 1 Week Only This Summer Could Dave Chappelle be chasing an Egot? The comedian is making his Broadway debut this summer with a limited run of shows in July. “Dave Chappelle Live on Broadway” will feature five shows between ...

Hope Tala Made the Song of the Summer Morning

Hope Tala’s “Lovestained” is a hybrid as intrepid as it is airy: The guitar suggests Brazil in 1965, the steel drums add a springy touch of the Caribbean, and the bass seems plucked from an ...

‘What Men Want’ Giveaway on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital (3 Winners)

Tracy Morgan is in trouble when Taraji P. Henson can hear his thoughts in director Adam Shankman's What Men Want. Erykah Badu, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Max Greenfield also star in this comedy that ...

How Will Ferrell and ‘Anchorman’ Saved Boots Riley’s Life

How Will Ferrell and ‘Anchorman’ Saved Boots Riley’s Life You could call it a meeting of the multi-hyphenates. Musician, activist and “Sorry to Bother You” director Boots Riley sat down for a chat with DJ, producer, author and “The Tonight Show With Jimmy ...

Erykah Badu Announces New Dates Including Cincinnati Funk Fest [Deals, VIP & Ticket Info]

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Erykah Badu is set to headline the Cincinnati Funk Fest next weekend at U.S. Bank Arena! Other performers of the two-day festival include Jeezy, T.I., Plies, ...

Red Bull Music Academy, Radio to Shut Down After 21-Year Run

Red Bull Music Academy and Red Bull Radio will shut down this fall, ending a 21-year run of influential concerts, lectures and workshops. The energy drink company announced Wednesday that both ...

What Men Want Hits Blu-ray This May with Tons of Deleted Scenes

What Men Want Hits Blu-ray This May with Tons of Deleted Scenes Taraji P. Henson stars in the outrageously funny comedy hit What Men Want, which takes the Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt classic and turns it on its head with raunchy new jokes and plenty of heartfelt ...

Snarky Puppy’s Michael League on the Joyfully Eclectic Group’s Latest Evolution

At Snarky Puppy shows, Michael League never knows what kind of music head will be sitting in the front rows. “There are people in Slayer or Biggie Smalls T-shirts,” he says. “Sometimes it’s folkloric ...

What Men Want Review

Taraji P. Henson stars as a hard-working, ball-breaking sports agent struggling to be heard in a male dominated industry in Adam Shankman’s new comedy What Men Want. Loosely based on the 2000 film ...

Flashback: The Roots Play Woodstock ’99 With Erykah Badu

By the time the Roots took to the stage at Woodstock ‘99, the now-notorious fest was already well underway. Slated between sets by Buckcherry and Insane Clown Posse on Friday, July 23rd, the group ...

Desus & Mero Are Doing Late-Night Their Own Way

Desus & Mero Are Doing Late-Night Their Own Way It wasn’t too long ago that Desus Nice and The Kid Mero were living their lives as Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez, two bored Bronx guys throwing jokes on Twitter about their frustrating jobs. But six ...

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