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Its A Rap
Written by sentinel News Service 15 August 2013
DMX Dark Man X is returning to the big screen. Despite recent legal and financial troubles, DMX is returning to acting. He'll be making a cameo appearance in an upcoming film starring Chris Rock, ... read more >>
Inglewood Rapper Shawn Chrystopher Drops ‘The Lovestory LP’ with Timbaland
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 August 2013
  With his long overdue album “The Lovestory LP” dropping this summer, Chrystopher definitely believes dreams do come true.  The Inglewood native is quickly making a name for himself in the rap ... read more >>
Diva Toni Braxton Loses Rights to 27 Songs
Written by Alexis Taylor, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 13 August 2013
(Courtesy Photo)   Six-time Grammy award winner Toni Braxton may not have her trophies, Gucci flatware, or the rights to 27 of her hit-songs—but she still has a lot to smile about. The Severn, ... read more >>
Goodie Mob, AT&T and Blackberry ‘Elevate Young Black Voices’
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 10 July 2013
KNO'BODIE:  "I already have service with AT&T, and they were looking for talent and solo artists to turn in a video for ‘Elevate Young Black Voices,’ said rapper Kno'Bodie.  “I was like, ... read more >>
Today, Biggie Smalls Would Have Been 41
Written by Chelsea Battle and Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writers and 21 May 2013
(AP Photo)   It has been 16 years since New York rapper Christopher Wallace better known as Biggie Smalls, passed away in the infamous 1997 Wilshire Blvd shooting in Los Angeles. He would have been ... read more >>
Raheem DeVaughn Journeys to Love Land
Written by Chelsea Battle 28 March 2013
    R&B artist, Raheem DeVaughn photo by Whitney Thomas Spring is in the air, and self-proclaimed “Love King”, Raheem DeVaughn, is sitting on the set of his latest music video, “Love Connection”, ... read more >>
It's A Rap March 21
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 21 March 2013
  LIL WAYNE Cash Money Records boss Birdman made sure to let fans know nothing will slow down his longtime protégé Lil Wayne's domination in the rap game by visiting the hospitalized music star ... read more >>
Jesse L. Martin Replaces Lenny Kravitz in Marvin Gaye Biopic
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 19 March 2013
    Lenny Kravitz is out – and Jesse L. Martin is in to portray iconic soul singer Marvin Gaye in the Julien Temple produced, “Sexual Healing.”   According to Deadline, the film focuses ... read more >>
Quincy Jones launches music education application
Written by Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press 19 February 2013
  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file) ATLANTA (AP) — Quincy Jones says he has co-created the music version of Rosetta Stone. The 79-year-old composer-producer launched a new music education ... read more >>
It's a Rap!- Beyonce; T-Boz; Snoop Dogg; Kendrick Lamar; Bobby Womack
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 January 2013
Party Over Here Beyonce’s fans will get a chance to join the entertainer on stage at the upcoming Super Bowl. Pepsi announced that 100 fans will hit the stage when the Grammy-winning diva performs ... read more >>
Jazz Bands Perform on Hallowed Ground Center of Hope Host Inaugural Jazz Concert
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 December 2012
  Photo by Troy Tieuel     The Young Adult Ministry at the First Church of God Center of Hope presented its inaugural Jazz concert last Sunday Dec. 9th in Inglewood.   “The Warriors of Judah ... read more >>
Aaron Neville performs at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Written by Kenneth Miller (Entertainment Editor) 14 December 2012
Aaron Neville is New Orleans lyrical native song storm survivor.  Five decades later and 71 years younger, his legacy grows and grows   When Aaron Neville graces the stage at the prestigious Walt ... read more >>
IT'S A RAP; Alicia Keys; Wiz Khalifa; Beyoncé’; LL Cool J; Toni Braxton  
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 December 2012
    The Keys to Success   She’s done it again.   Alicia Keys tops the Billboard 200 chart for the fifth time in her career, as her latest album “Girl On Fire” debuts at No. 1 with 159,000 ... read more >>
Dionne Warwick’s World Tour Heads to the States
Written by Chelsea Battle, Contributing Writer 06 December 2012
  The American pop legend discusses her international tour.   She may have walked on by the mysterious gentleman who broke her heart in the 1960’s ballad “Walk on By”, but in 2012 music legend ... read more >>
It's a Rap: Dr. Dre; Eve; Lil Wayne; Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose; Keyshia Cole
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 December 2012
Dr. Dre  Tops ‘Em All   Veteran producer Dr. Dre topped Forbes‘ 2012 list of highest grossing musicians, the magazine.   According to Forbes, Dr. Dre raked in $100 million and many of the ... read more >>
Legendary Record Founder Phil Ranelin Concludes 40th Anniversary Celebration
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 November 2012
         Phil Ranelin & Tribe Renaissance featuring Pablo Calogero – Reeds, Jacob Sesceny – Reeds, Mahesh Balasooriya – Piano, Aneesa Al-Musawwir – Bass, Don Littleton – Drums, ... read more >>
It's a Rap- Tahiry Rose and Joe Budden; Gucci Mane; R Kelly; Kardashian and Kanye "cooling things off"
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 November 2012
    Take ‘N It To Da Tweet   Both Tahiry Rose and Joe Budden have dated their share of people since their über toxic on-again-off-again relationship ended back in… well, the two have broken ... read more >>
A Wonder-full tribute, a double for Minaj and a Hammer citing at AMAs
Written by Kennith Miller (Entertainment Editor) 21 November 2012
There was a little bit of something for everyone at the 40th annual American Music Awards held Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.     The event marked the first time it was held ... read more >>
Kendrick Lamar makes splash with major label debut
Written by JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Associated Press 08 November 2012
  ATLANTA (AP) — When Kendrick Lamar submitted the initial version of his new album, "good kid, m.A.A.d city," the rapper planned on heading back to the studio to record more songs for it.   Dr. ... read more >>
Mary J. Blige joining Sandy benefit concert
Written by HILLEL ITALIE | Associated Press 08 November 2012
Mary J Blige performs at iHeart Radio Music Festival on Saturday, Sept., 22, 2012 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Reed/Invision/AP)     NEW YORK (AP) — Mary J. Blige was added ... read more >>
Former members of En Vogue form new duo “Heirs”
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 November 2012
Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinson Announce their new duo “Heirs” to the Throne     Former En Vogue members, Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones announced to fans the formation of their new duo “Heirs” ... read more >>
Legend Chuck Berry to Make Comeback at 86
Written by Associated Press 01 November 2012
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Still rockin’ at 86, music legend Chuck Berry promised a comeback Saturday with six new songs, some written 16 years ago.   “And as soon as I can get someone to guide ... read more >>
Whitney Houston: Time to Celebrate
Written by Joy Childs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 18 October 2012
    When Whitney Houston died at age 48 the day before the Grammys this year, the music industry had to scramble to put together a tribute befitting her stature and influence. Since that time, and ... read more >>
Buddy Guy looks to the future of the blues
Written by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press 27 September 2012
CHICAGO (AP) — Ask Chicago guitar legend Buddy Guy about the future of the blues and he'll give a depressing — but direct —answer. "It's scary," Guy said during an interview upstairs at his club, ... read more >>
Smokey Robinson—A Poet That You Knoweth
Written by Chelsea Battle Contributing Writer 12 September 2012
   Soulful crooner to unveil a one-man poet show   Ooh Baby, Baby- Whether you are a baby boomer, a generation x’er, or a tweener, you are bound to have been caught up in the quiet storm that is ... read more >>

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