October 31, 2002 |
Jam Master Jay, part of the pioneering rap trio Run DMC, was shot and killed Wednesday, the group's publicist said. Publicist Tracy Miller confirmed the death of the 37-year-old disc jockey, whose real name was Jason Mizell. He was shot once in the head and was dead at the scene, said police Det. Robert Price. He said the shooter remained at large and police had no information on a motive.
November 4, 2005 |
The growing popularity of Spanish-language hip-hop has created a new music style, Latin urban, and even a new U.S. radio format with a name only the mother of a marketing man could love: Hurban, for Hispanic urban. Though it may seem like a recent pop phenomenon, especially in light of the reggaeton explosion, the style has roots in underground movements from the 1990s. In Cuba, rappers risked governmental wrath for performing what officials labeled "the music of the enemy."
October 10, 1998 |
Ladies and gentlemen, the new Rolling Stones album. Well, it ought to be. Every time I hear some good rock 'n' roll mixed with blues and R&B, I wonder why the Stones don't just admit that being unimaginably rich and jaded leaves them irrevocably divorced from human-scale existence and therefore disqualified from the rock songwriters' work of condensing intense thought or experience into a few hummable, grooving minutes of music.
June 6, 2004 |
Ever since they were children, Steve Choi, Ethan Levy and Elaine Chan have been told by people who never met them that the great passion of their lives, the thing that captivated and moved them, was the enemy of intellect, emotionally damaging and quite possibly the end of civilization as we know it. Choi, Levy and Chan are gamers. That is, they play video games with serious devotion and intensity.
October 16, 1998 |
Two of the most formidable women executives in the entertainment industry are forging a partnership to create a cable channel targeting an influential yet underserved and dissatisfied segment of the television audience: women viewers. Geraldine Laybourne, a veteran television executive who built Nickelodeon into the leading channel for children, and maverick prime-time producer Marcy Carsey, along with her partners at Carsey-Werner Co.
December 15, 1992 |
"I don't ever go out looking for trouble, it just seems to follow me," says Andre Young, a young man who knows the inside of a courthouse. He once hit a New Orleans policeman during a hotel lobby brawl there. On another occasion he roughed up a TV talk-show host, slamming her into a wall of a Hollywood nightclub. A former associate charges that Young once hired thugs to threaten him, and a local record producer claims Young busted his jaw.