Jay-Z Responds to Cuba Trip Criticism

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We haven’t seen Cuban exiles get so fired up since Elián Gonzalez reached the shores of Florida. This time, the ridiculous US embargo on Cuba was put back on the spotlight when Jay-Z and Beyonce hit Havana for their 5-year wedding anniversary. The trip was part of a “people-to-people” program approved by the U.S. Treasury. […]

Lupe Fiasco Kicked off Stage at Obama Inauguration Event

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Organizers for the celebrations around President Obama’s second-term inauguration were not too pleased to see headliner Lupe Fiasco go on a long Anti-Obama tirade at a private event at the Hamilton Live in Washington D.C. Security escorted him off the stage and interrupted his extended 30-minute performance of “The Words I Never Said”, a song […]

From Mos Def to Yasiin Bey: An Evolving Artist in an Evolving World

Artists, ever the mercurial types, have a tendency to change their identities like a diva changes wardrobes.The reasons vary from purely marketing a new image to often deeply personal motivations. This could include the growth of their creative process but it could include charting a new path in their spiritual journey; their relation with others, […]