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Chris Brown and Trey Songz concert postponed

  by Shareen Nicholson On Monday, Jan. 26, Chris Brown took to Instagram to tell fans his tour kick off at the Hampton Coliseum on Jan. 27 was postponed. “I would first like to apologize to all the fans and people who have been supporters of me and all the music over the years. The [...]

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Beastie Boys Lawyers: Bills top $1.7M in Monster Energy suit

  NEW YORK (AP) — The Beastie Boys want to force the maker of Monster Energy drink to pay nearly $2.4 million in legal fees and costs so the rappers’ $1.7 million jury award is not dwarfed by expenses in a copyright violation case, lawyers say. A Manhattan federal court jury awarded the group most of [...]

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Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

  The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 16 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Mark Ronson, “Uptown Funk” (RCA Records) 2. alt-J, “Left Hand [...]

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Big Bank Hank, of Sugarhill Gang, dies at age 57

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Big Bank Hank, a member of the pioneering hip-hop group the Sugarhill Gang responsible for one of the most popular rap songs of all time, “Rapper’s Delight,” has died of complications of cancer at age 57. He died Tuesday at a hospital in Englewood, according to David Mallie, a business manager [...]

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The Roots create foundation to help alma mater

  ATLANTA (AP) — The Roots are tapping into their resources to help raise funds for their alma mater in Philadelphia. The Grammy-winning hip-hop band created the CAPA Foundation after learning that $1.1 million had been cut from the budget of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. Budget cuts resulted in the loss of [...]

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