Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri to star in new BET reality series
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Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri to star in new BET reality series

  NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers Snoop Dogg and Birdman, Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri, and entrepreneur Damon Dash are among the stars of a still-untitled BET reality series, the network announced Friday October 9th. The show, which is set to start shooting in Los Angeles in November for release in late 2016, will go inside … Continue reading

President Barack Obama interviews author Marilynne Robinson
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President Barack Obama interviews author Marilynne Robinson

  NEW YORK (AP) — For this interview, President Barack Obama was the one asking the questions. In a discussion held last month in Iowa and posted Monday October 12th by The New York Review of Books, Obama asked Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson about faith, democracy, education and writing. Obama explained that he met … Continue reading

Music Review: Selena Gomez brings her A-game to ‘Revival’
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Music Review: Selena Gomez brings her A-game to ‘Revival’

  Selena Gomez, “Revival” (Interscope Records) Sophomore albums are notoriously tricky propositions, but Selena Gomez’s second solo venture, “Revival,” breezes through to the finish line — the dance floor —with 11 nearly impeccable tracks that skip from the 1960s to the ’80s to right this minute. On “Revival,” Gomez continues her foray into a heady … Continue reading

Nick Jonas, Rick Ross, Meek Mill added to Tidal concert
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Nick Jonas, Rick Ross, Meek Mill added to Tidal concert

  NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Jonas and rappers Rick Ross, Meek Mill and French Montana have been added to the Tidal X concert in October, concert organizers announced Friday October 9th. Previously announced artists include Tidal-owners Beyonce and Jay-Z, as well as Prince, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Lil Wayne, Damian Marley, Thomas Rhett. The concert, … Continue reading

Scarface honored, Diddy performs at taped BET Hip-Hop Awards
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Scarface honored, Diddy performs at taped BET Hip-Hop Awards

  ATLANTA (AP) — Scarface was a man of few words after accepting his “I Am Hip Hop” award, directing the attention away from himself and toward the many that have supported the veteran rapper. Rapper Ludacris introduced Scarface, calling him one of “hip-hop’s best storytellers” at the taped 10th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards on … Continue reading

Be ‘Happy’: Pharrell Williams to open MTV EMAs in Milan
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Be ‘Happy’: Pharrell Williams to open MTV EMAs in Milan

  MILAN (AP) — Pharrell Williams will be the opening performer at the 2015 MTV European Music Award ceremony this month in Italy’s fashion capital of Milan. The singer, songwriter, producer and fashion designer will also be vying for the best male vocalist award, along with Ed Sheeran, Jason Derulo, Kanye West and Justin Bieber. … Continue reading

Review: Fetty Wap is melodic, but lacks depth on debut album
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Review: Fetty Wap is melodic, but lacks depth on debut album

  Fetty Wap, “Fetty Wap” (RGF Productions/300 Entertainment) Fetty Wap spring-boarded into mainstream success before releasing an album with the Top 10 pop hits “Trap Queen,” ”679″ and “My Way.” With that success, most wondered if the 24-year-old rapper-singer could deliver on a full-length musical project. He certainly steps up to the challenge on his … Continue reading