June 17, 2002 |
As the production whiz team the Neptunes, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo lent their signature style to hits by acts as diverse as No Doubt, Mystikal and Britney Spears. On Saturday at the House of Blues, some of the pair's friends helped their own group, N.E.R.D., step credibly into the spotlight. N.E.R.D.
July 6, 2010
The Early Show Proms for kids with potentially life threatening diseases; summer myths. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Kendra Wilkinson; Kelis performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Drew Brees; Bettye LaVette performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Regis and Kelly Julianne Moore; Nikki Reed. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. 10 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Kirstie Alley. 2 p.m. KCBS The Bonnie Hunt Show Bill Engvall.
April 6, 2010
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Carol Burnett; Mario Batali. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Trisha Yearwood. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Carol Burnett. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Joe Scarborough. (N) 10 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Freddie Prinze Jr. 2 p.m. KCBS The Bonnie Hunt Show Peter Krause. (N)
May 2, 2013 |
Kanye West took to Twitter on Thursday morning for a major announcement: " June Eighteen . " And that's it -- no context, no explanation, no additional clues as to what that date might bring. Is it the release date for his new album, which Pop & Hiss reported Tuesday has been completed ? The disc's first single? Perhaps it's the due date for West and Kim Kardashian's baby. Or a wedding date. Whatever the case, West isn't elaborating (yet). IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Remembering Kriss Kross' Chris Kelly As the hip-hop pundit Elliott Wilson tweeted early Thursday, "Ambiguity is the new press release.
April 4, 2004 |
If you're looking for laughs, ask a music-savvy friend to take a stab at some contemporary hip-hop karaoke. Besides a good dose of bad singing -- riotous impressions of falsetto-fixated rappers such as Pharrell Williams and Andre 3000 -- you'll get an entertaining earful of what sounds strangely like aural spam. There's R. Kelly's ode to a mysterious but evidently alluring object called a "Thoia Thang."
March 11, 2014 |
There's good news and bad news if you're interested in, say, seeing Lady Gaga in Austin, Texas, on Thursday. First, the bad news. To secure entry into the concert, which is sponsored by a snack food company and part of the South by Southwest festival and conference, one must complete any number of social media stunts. The good news, however, is one doesn't need to be in Austin to watch the concert at all. Lady Gaga's Thursday night appearance at the relatively intimate Stubb's BBQ -- if a venue with a capacity of just more than 2,000 can be considered intimate -- is only one of many South by Southwest music events that will be available online.
December 5, 2004 |
It's midnight and Nas is out of patience. Hunched over his glass of Patron in the dim bar of a Manhattan hotel, the renowned rapper has been asked to explicate what he calls the greatest song he's ever written: "Bridging the Gap," a genre-bending collaboration with his father, jazz trumpeter Olu Dara.
August 5, 2011 |
In a recession that's forced large malls to reevaluate leases and diversify offerings to the public, Universal CityWalk's most anticipated new tenant this summer isn't a restaurant but an upscale nightclub. Infusion Lounge L.A., which held a "first look" open-to-the-public preview event last weekend preceding an official opening Aug. 18, is the chain's first outpost outside of San Francisco, where the original Infusion Lounge has been making consistent money on dancing and bottle service since 2009 — right through the recession.
December 20, 2003 |
Kim Kyung-soo (Jang Hyuk) is pretty much your average bleached-blond Korean high-school transfer student with telekinetic powers acquired from a childhood encounter with an electric eel during a lightning storm. If when he speaks he sounds a lot like OutKast's Andre 3000, that's just because nearly every kid at "Volcano High," a South Korean cult-fu flick dubbed into English by MTV and premiering Sunday night at 9, has the voice of a hip-hop artist.