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A & C Black is a British book publishing company, owned since 2002 by Bloomsbury Publishing.
(or BAPE) is a Japanese clothing brand founded by Nigo (Tomoaki Nagao) in Ura-Harajuku in 1993.
A Bigger Bang was a worldwide concert tour by The Rolling Stones which took place between August 2005 and August 2007, in support of their album A Bigger Bang.
A Concert for Hurricane Relief was an hour-long, celebrity-driven benefit concert broadcast live on September 2, 2005.
A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip-hop collective formed in 1985 and originally composed of MC and main producer Q-Tip,.
A.P.C. is a French ready-to-wear brand founded in 1987 by the Tunisian Jewish fashion designer Jean Touitou in Paris.
Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm.
Acclaimed Music is a website created by Henrik Franzon, a statistician from Stockholm, SwedenMatt Rosoff, "The critics vs.
Acid house is a subgenre of house music developed around the mid-1980s by DJs from Chicago.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter.
Adidas AG (stylized as ɑdidɑs since 1949) is a multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories.
Adidas Yeezy Boost is the official collaboration sneaker by Kanye West and Adidas.
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer-songwriter.
"All Day" is a single by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West.
"All of the Lights" is a song by American rapper Kanye West, as the fourth single from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010).
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.
Amber Rose (born Amber Levonchuck; October 21, 1983) is an American model and actress.
The American Academy of Art is an art school located in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards were held on November 14, 2004 (see 2004 in music).
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film and the sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.
Dame Anna Wintour (born 3 November 1949) is a British-American journalist and editor.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL; formerly known as the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith) is an international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the United States.
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield.
Arena rock (also known as album-oriented rock, anthem rock, corporate rock, dad rock, melodic rock, pomp rock, and stadium rock) is a style of rock music that originated in the mid-1970s.
Arizona (Hoozdo Hahoodzo; Alĭ ṣonak) is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States.
The Armenian Apostolic Church (translit) is the national church of the Armenian people.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter.
Art pop (also typeset as art-pop or artpop) is a loosely defined style of pop music influenced by pop art's integration of high and low culture, and which emphasizes the manipulation of signs, style, and gesture over personal expression.
Aspiro AB is a Norwegian technology company founded in 1998.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
Audio signal processing or audio processing is the intentional alteration of audio signals often through an audio effect or effects unit.
Auto-Tune is an audio processor created by Antares Audio Technologies which uses a proprietary device to measure and alter pitch in vocal and instrumental music recording and performances.
Avant-pop is popular music that is experimental, new, and distinct from previous styles while retaining an immediate accessibility for the listener.
Øyafestivalen is an annual Norwegian music festival held in Middelalderparken (lit. the Medieval Park), Oslo.
Bad Boy Records (also known as Bad Boy Entertainment) is an American record label founded in 1993 by Sean Combs.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
Dwight Equan Grant (born March 6, 1974), better known by his stage name Beanie Sigel, is an American rapper and actor from South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970), known professionally as Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
The Forte di Belvedere or Fortezza di Santa Maria in San Giorgio del Belvedere (often called simply Belvedere) is a fortification in Florence, Italy.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman.
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper.
William Henry Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender.
American comedian Bill Cosby has been the subject of publicized sexual assault allegations, with the earliest incidents allegedly taking place in the mid-1960s.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood.
Black conservatism in the United States is a political and social movement rooted in communities of African descent that aligns largely with the American conservative movement.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism toward black people.
The Black Panther Party or the BPP (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was a political organization founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in October 1966.
"Black Skinhead" (also stylized as "BLKKK SKKKN HEAD") is a song by American rapper Kanye West, from his sixth studio album Yeezus (2013).
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
Bon Iver (Bone-Hiver) is an American indie folk band founded in 2006 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon.
Bossip is an online gossip and entertainment magazine with a focus on African American celebrities.
Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
Braveheart is a 1995 American epic war film directed by Mel Gibson, who stars as William Wallace, a late 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England.
Brisbane is the capital of and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia.
Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, dancer, and actress.
Britpop is a UK based music and culture movement in the mid 1990s which emphasised "Britishness", and produced brighter, catchier alternative rock, partly in reaction to the popularity of the darker lyrical themes of the US-led grunge music, an alternative rock genre, and to the UK's own shoegazing music scene.
Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others.
Cameron Ezike Giles (born February 4, 1976), better known by his stage name Cam'ron (formerly Killa Cam), is an American rapper, actor and entrepreneur from Harlem, New York.
A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance or voice part of a known person in a work of the performing arts, typically unnamed or appearing as themselves.
Candace Owens (born 1989) is an American conservative commentator, and activist.
Capitol Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint.
Carl Thomas, (born June 15, 1972) is an American Grammy-nominated R&B singer.
Casey Jones (born July 18, 1993), better known by his stage name Casey Veggies," is an American rapper and songwriter from Los Angeles, California.
The Cathedral of Saint James (Սրբոց Յակոբեանց Վանք Հայոց, or Saints Jacobs Armenian Cathedral) is a 12th-century Armenian church in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem, near the quarter's entry Zion Gate.
CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS.
Chamber pop (sometimes called ork-pop, short for "orchestral pop") is a style of rock music characterized by an emphasis on melody and texture, the intricate use of strings, horns, piano, and vocal harmonies, and other components drawn from the orchestral and lounge pop of the 1960s.
"Champions" is a collaborative song by American rappers Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti, Quavo and Desiigner, released as the lead single from the upcoming GOOD Music compilation album Cruel Winter.
Chancelor Jonathan Bennett (born April 16, 1993), known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and philanthropist from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
Change.org is a petition website operated by for-profit Change.org, Inc., an American certified B corporation which claims to have over 100 million users and hosts sponsored campaigns for organizations. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The website serves to facilitate petitions by the general public. Corporations including Virgin America, and organizations such as Amnesty International and the Humane Society, pay the site to host and promote their petitions. Change.org's stated mission is to "empower people everywhere to create the change they want to see." Popular topics of Change.org petitions are economic and criminal justice, human rights, education, environmental protection, animals rights, health, and sustainable food.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
Chicago house refers to house music produced during the mid to late 1980s within Chicago.
Chicago State University (CSU) is a state university of the U.S. state of Illinois, located in Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.
Keith Farrelle Cozart (born August 15, 1995), better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper and record producer.
Child Rebel Soldier, shortened CRS, was an American hip hop supergroup, composed of hip hop recording artists and record producers Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Pharrell Williams.
A chord progression or harmonic progression is a succession of musical chords, which are two or more notes, typically sounded simultaneously.
Christopher Anthony John Martin (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and philanthropist.
A Christian is a person who follows or adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer.
Chyna Doll is the second studio album by American rapper Foxy Brown.
Clark Atlanta University is a private, historically black university in Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Clash is a music and fashion magazine and website based in the United Kingdom.
"Clique" is a song by American rappers Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Big Sean.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.
Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance.
Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, poet, and film producer.
A compilation album comprises tracks, either previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers.
Complex is an American New York-based media platform for youth culture which was founded as a bi-monthly magazine by fashion designer Marc (Ecko) Milecofsky.
Condé Nast Inc. is an American mass media company founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast, based at One World Trade Center and owned by Advance Publications.
Dexter Raymond Mills Jr., better known by his stage name Consequence, is an American hip hop recording artist from Queens, New York City, New York.
Consequence of Sound (CoS) is a Chicago-based online magazine featuring news, editorials, and reviews of music and movies.
Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.
Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischemic heart disease (IHD), refers to a group of diseases which includes stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death.
Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.
Crime in Chicago has been tracked by the Chicago Police Department's Bureau of Records since the beginning of the 20th century.
According to three of the canonical Gospels, a woven crown of thorns was placed on the head of Jesus during the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.
Cruel Summer is a short film by American musician Kanye West that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and was shown out of competition.
Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer, commonly referred to as Cruel Summer, is a compilation album by recording artists of American record label GOOD Music, released on September 14, 2012, by the label and Def Jam Recordings.
Curtis is the third studio album by 50 Cent; it was released September 11, 2007, by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records and Universal Music Group.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born 9 June 1980), known by his stage name D'banj, is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur and television personality.
Daft Punk are a French electronic music duo from Paris formed in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
Damon Anthony Dash (born May 3, 1971), also known as Dame Dash, is an American entrepreneur, music producer and actor.
Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party, also known as Block Party, is a 2005 documentary film hosted and written by comedian Dave Chappelle, and directed by Michel Gondry.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
David Joel Stern (born September 22, 1942) is the former commissioner of the National Basketball Association.
Daytona (stylized as DAYTONA) is the third studio album by American rapper Pusha T. It was released on May 25, 2018 by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings.
Death Grips is an American experimental hip hop band from Sacramento, California, formed in 2011.
Def Jam Recordings is an American record label focused predominantly on hip hop and urban music, owned by Universal Music Group (UMG).
In physiology, dehydration is a deficit of total body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Christopher Edward Martin (born March 21, 1966), known professionally as DJ Premier (also known as Preemo), is an American record producer and DJ, and was half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr—alongside the emcee Guru—and forms half of the hip hop duo PRhyme, together with Royce da 5'9".
Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A.) is doctoral degree in fine arts, may be given as an honorary degree (a degree honoris causa) or an earned professional degree (in the UK).
"Don't Stop Believin' is a song by American rock band Journey, originally released as the second single from their seventh album Escape (1981).
Donald McKinley Glover Jr. (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, record producer, singer, songwriter, rapper and DJ.
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017.
DONDA is a creative content company founded by American rapper and fashion designer Kanye West.
Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000.
Mel Jason Smalls (born January 4, 1980), better known by his stage name Drag-On, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from the Bronx borough of New York City.
Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur.
Drill music is a style of trap music that originated in the South Side of Chicago.
E! (originally an initialism of Entertainment Television) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, all owned by Comcast.
Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African-American market.
Ibrahim "Ebro" Darden (born March 17, 1975) is an American media executive and radio presenter.
Electro (or electro-funk).
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing.
Electropop is a variant of synth-pop that places more emphasis on a harder, electronic sound.
Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is an American business magnate, investor and engineer.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons.
Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business.
Escitalopram, sold under the brand names Cipralex and Lexapro among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class.
Euro disco (or Eurodisco) is the variety of European forms of electronic dance music that evolved from disco in the later 1970s; incorporating elements of pop, new wave and rock into a disco-like continuous dance atmosphere.
Robert Craig Knievel Jr. (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007), professionally known as Evel Knievel, was an American stunt performer, painter and entertainer.
Executive Order 13769, titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, often referred to as the Muslim ban, BBC or the travel ban, was an executive order issued by United States President Donald Trump.
Experimental hip hop is a genre of hip hop that employs structural elements typically considered unconventional in traditional hip hop music.
Experimental music is a general label for any music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions.
Experimental rock (or avant-rock) is a subgenre of rock music which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique or which experiments with the basic elements of the genre.
"Fade" is a song by American rapper Kanye West, featuring vocals from American rappers Post Malone and Ty Dolla Sign.
Fade to Black is a 2004 documentary film about the career of American rapper Jay-Z. It also features many other famous names in hip hop music.
Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West and Lady Gaga was a planned co-headlining concert tour by American rapper Kanye West and singer Lady Gaga.
"Famous" is a song by American rapper Kanye West.
Fashion is a popular style, especially in clothing, footwear, lifestyle products, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body.
Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories.
Fatburger Inc. is an American fast casual restaurant chain.
Fendi is an Italian luxury fashion house producing fur, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, fragrances, eyewear, timepieces and accessories.
A film score (also sometimes called background score, background music, film soundtrack, film music, or incidental music) is original music written specifically to accompany a film.
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prevents Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, or to petition for a governmental redress of grievances.
"Fishsticks" is the fifth episode of the thirteenth season of the American animated television series South Park.
Florence (Firenze) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
Forbes is an American business magazine.
"FourFiveSeconds" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna, American musician Kanye West, and English musician and former Beatles member Paul McCartney.
Fox News (officially known as the Fox News Channel, commonly abbreviated to FNC) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand (born September 6, 1978), better known by her stage name Foxy Brown, is a Trinidadian American rapper.
Frank Ocean (born Christopher Edwin Breaux; October 28, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and photographer.
Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
The term Free World is a politically-charged propaganda term that was used during the Cold War to refer to the Western Bloc.
Leslie Edward Pridgen (born August 6, 1978), better known by his stage name Freeway, is an American rapper from North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn (born November 20, 1983), known professionally as Future, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Gale is an educational publishing company based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in the western suburbs of Detroit.
Gang Starr was an East Coast hip hop duo that consisted of rapper Guru and DJ/producer DJ Premier.
Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle.
Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer.
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was widely known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas", and albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990).
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009.
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet,Kot, Greg (May 26, 2011).
Giuseppe Zanotti is an Italian luxury footwear and fashion designer known for his sculptural, jeweled heels, luxury sneakers, handbags, jewelry, and leather ready-to-wear.
Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England.
The 2015 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts was held from 24 to 28 June 2015.
Leonard D. Harris, better known by his stage name GLC, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois.
Glow in the Dark is a 2009 biographical photo essay about Kanye West's "Glow in the Dark Tour" and is authored by Kanye West and published by Rizzoli USA.
The Glow in the Dark Tour is a world concert tour by Kanye West featuring Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco, N.E.R.D, Santigold and Nas.
GOOD Fridays was a weekly free music giveaway by rapper Kanye West, launched in support of his fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010).
G.O.O.D. Music (a backronym of Getting Out Our Dreams) is an American record label founded by rapper Kanye West in 2004.
Goodie Mob is a hip hop group based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Gospel music is a genre of Christian music.
Gothic rock (alternately called goth-rock or goth) is a style of rock music that emerged from post-punk in the late 1970s.
Graduation is the third studio album by American rapper Kanye West, released on September 11, 2007 by Roc-A-Fella Records.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales, chart position, or critical reception." Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys having been presented since 1959.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album is an award presented to recording artists for quality albums with rapping at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
Greg Kot (born March 3, 1957) is an American writer, author and journalist.
Gretchen Frances Wilson (born June 26, 1973) is an American country music artist.
Grime (also known as, Eskibeat, 8Bar, Sublow and UK Bashment) is a genre of music that emerged in London in the early 2000s.
Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (born September 29, 1994), known professionally as Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter.
Hardcore hip hop (also hardcore rap) is a genre of hip hop music that developed through the East Coast hip hop scene in the 1980s.
Harlem World is an American Rap group founded by Mase that was signed to Jermaine Dupri's So So Def.
Harper's Bazaar is an American women's fashion magazine, first published in 1867.
"Heartless" is a song by American hip hop artist Kanye West, released on November 4, 2008 digitally as the second single for his fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak.
Hermès International S.A., or simply Hermès is a French high fashion luxury goods manufacturer established in 1837.
"Hey Mama" is a song by American hip hop artist Kanye West.
Hidden Hills is a city and gated community in Los Angeles County, California, next to Calabasas in the west San Fernando Valley.
The high-top is a shoe that extends significantly over the wearer's ankle.
Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
Hip hop production is the creation of hip hop music in a recording studio.
A hip hop skit is a form of sketch comedy that appears on a hip hop album or mixtape, and is usually written and performed by the artists themselves.
HipHopDX is an online magazine of hip hop music criticism and news.
The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaiokinai.
An honorary degree, in Latin a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honor") or ad honorem ("to the honor"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examinations.
HotNewHipHop (HNHH) is an online website featuring hip hop and R&B music, sports, and fashion news.
House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.
Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world.
Ross Matthew Birchard (born 11 February 1986), better known by the stage name Hudson Mohawke, is a producer, DJ, and composer from Glasgow, Scotland.
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that has both localized and international editions.
Kazakhstan's human rights situation is uniformly described as poor by independent observers.
Hurricane Katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly Category 5 hurricane that caused catastrophic damage along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge and levee failure.
I Am Cait is an American television documentary series which chronicles the life of Caitlyn Jenner after her gender transition.
Idolator is a music blog.
The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws.
Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.
Industrial hip hop is a fusion genre of industrial music with the rhythms or vocals of hip hop.
Industrial music is a fusion genre of electronic and experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes.
The Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a 21st century period in human history characterized by the rapid shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information technology.
Institutional racism (also known as institutionalized racism) is a form of racism expressed in the practice of social and political institutions.
The International Business Times is an American online news publication that publishes seven national editions and four languages.
An Internet leak occurs when a party's confidential information is released to the public on the Internet.
The Iraq WarThe conflict is also known as the War in Iraq, the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, and Gulf War II.
John J. "J.J." Jackson Jr. (April 8, 1941 – March 17, 2004) was an American radio and television personality.
Jackson Hole is the name of the valley between the Teton Mountain Range and the Gros Ventre Range in Wyoming sitting near the border of Idaho.
James Blake Litherland (born 26 September 1988) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer from London.
Eric Marlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967), known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, record producer, film producer, and comedian.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Jeff Bhasker (also known as Billy Kraven and U.G.L.Y.) is an Indian-American record producer, songwriter, keyboardist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist.
Jermaine Dupri Mauldin (born September 23, 1972), known professionally as Jermaine Dupri or JD, is an American rapper, record producer, record executive, actor, DJ and television producer.
"Jesus Walks" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West.
Jet is a magazine, currently in digital format, marketed to African-American readers.
James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer-songwriter and poet, best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors.
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor.
John Monopoly is a well-known hip hop talent scout and manager.
John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author.
Jon Brion (born December 11, 1963) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and composer.
Jon Caramanica (born in Brooklyn, New York) is an American journalist and pop music critic who writes for The New York Times.
Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester.
The Juice Crew was a Hip Hop collective made up largely of Queensbridge (New York, US)–based artists in the mid–to–late 1980s.
Justice is a French electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay.
Justin DeYarmond Edison Vernon (born April 30, 1981) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer.
The following list is a discography of production by Kanye West, an American rapper and record producer.
Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997.
Kazakhstan (Qazaqstan,; kəzɐxˈstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan (Qazaqstan Respýblıkasy; Respublika Kazakhstan), is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world, with an area of.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (often abbreviated KUWTK) is an American reality television series that airs on the E! cable network.
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi (born January 30, 1984), better known by his stage name Kid Cudi ("cuddy", often stylized KiD CuDi), is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
Kids See Ghosts (stylized as KIDS SEE GHOSTS) is an American hip hop supergroup-duo composed of musicians Kanye West and Kid Cudi.
Kids See Ghosts (stylized in all caps) is the eponymous debut studio album by American hip hop duo Kids See Ghosts, composed of Kanye West and Kid Cudi.
Kidz in the Hall is an American hip hop duo from Chicago, Illinois.
Kimberly Kardashian West (born October 21, 1980) is an American reality television personality and socialite.
KPCC (89.3 MHz FM) is a public radio station based in Pasadena, California.
Krept and Konan are a rap duo from London, consisting of Casyo "Krept" Johnson, born from Gipsy Hill and Karl "Konan" Wilson, born from Thornton Heath and son of Delroy Wilson otherwise known as 'Jamaica's first child star'.
Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Late Orchestration is a live album by American hip hop artist Kanye West, released on April 24, 2006 on Mercury Records.
Late Registration is the second studio album by American hip hop producer and rapper Kanye West.
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.
A lead single is usually the first single to be released from a studio album, by a musician or a band, before the album itself is released.
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 14522 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance, whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.
Lexington Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States, and the principal community of the Lexington Park, Maryland Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Life After Death is the second and final studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released on March 25, 1997, on Bad Boy Records and Arista Records.
"Lift Yourself" is a song by Kanye West.
Durk Banks (born October 19, 1992), better known by his stage name Lil Durk, is an American hip hop recording artist and singer-songwriter.
Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist, singer, songwriter and musician.
Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (née Allen; born 2 May 1985), known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter.
Liposuction, or simply lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes fat from the human body in an attempt to change its shape.
A list of orders, medals, prizes, and other awards, of military, civil, and ecclesiastical conferees.
American rapper-record producer-director-fashion designer-songwriter Kanye West has received various awards and nominations for his work in each of the previously aforementioned fields.
This list includes music artists with claims of 75 million or more record sales.
Live Earth is an event developed to increase environmental awareness through entertainment.
In music, live instrumentation is the use of acoustic and electronic musical instruments in live music and recording rather than DJing, sampling, and other recording techniques.
James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known professionally as Lorde (pronounced lord), is a singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles, is the most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2017.
Lossless compression is a class of data compression algorithms that allows the original data to be perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data.
Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter.
Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton, or shortened to LV, is a French fashion house and luxury retail company founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton.
"Love Lockdown" is a song by American hip hop artist Kanye West, released September 18, 2008 as the lead single of his studio album 808s & Heartbreak.
Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), known professionally as Ludacris, is an American rapper and actor.
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur.
M/M (Paris) is an art and design partnership consisting of Mathias Augustyniak (born 1967) and Michael Amzalag (born 1968), established in Paris in 1992.
Madison Square Garden, often called "MSG" or simply "The Garden", is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
"Make America Great Again" (abbreviated as MAGA) is a campaign slogan used in American politics that was popularized by Donald Trump in his successful 2016 presidential campaign.
Mammaplasty (also called mammoplasty or mastoplasty) refers to a group of surgical procedures, the goal of which is to reshape or otherwise modify the appearance of the breast.
Mason Durell Betha (born August 27, 1975), better known by his stage name Mase (formerly Murda Mase and stylized as Ma$e), is an American rapper, songwriter and minister.
Matthew Todd Lauer (born December 30, 1957) is a former American television news anchor.
In the arts, maximalism, a reaction against minimalism, is an esthetic of excess and redundancy.
A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.
A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme.
"Mercy" (stylized as “Mercy.1” on the album) is a song by American hip hop GOOD Music rappers Kanye West, Big Sean and Pusha T along with their Def Jam label-mate, southern rapper 2 Chainz.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
MGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 in Middletown, Connecticut.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award is presented at the MTV Video Music Awards to music performers, recognizing accomplishments in music and film.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni or more commonly known by his first name Michelangelo (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
Michael George Dean (born March 1, 1965) is an American hip hop record producer, audio engineer, and multi-instrumentalist from Houston, Texas.
Michael John Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer.
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.
The Millions More Movement was launched by a broad coalition of African American leaders to mark the commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Million Man March.
In visual arts, music, and other mediums, minimalism is an art movement that began in post–World War II Western art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960s and early 1970s.
A minimum wage is the lowest remuneration that employers can legally pay their workers.
The term "mixtape" (alternatively spelled mix-tape or mix tape) is used to describe various manners in which music is distributed.
In music, modulation is most commonly the act or process of changing from one key (tonic, or tonal center) to another.
"Monster" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, released as the third single from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010).
Yasiin Bey (born Dante Terrell Smith; December 11, 1973), best known by his stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and activist.
MSNBC is an American news cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
MTV UK is a general entertainment and (former) music channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
An MTV Europe Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a EMAs) is an award presented by Viacom International Media Networks to honour artists and music in pop culture.
MTV News is the news production division of MTV.
An MTV Video Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a VMA) is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium.
MTV's Hottest MCs in the Game is a list compiled of ten Hip hop artists deemed to be the "hottest" of that given year by MTV since 2007.
Multiculturalism is a term with a range of meanings in the contexts of sociology, political philosophy, and in colloquial use.
The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and selling live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent music creators.
Music recording certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped, sold, or streamed a certain number of units.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the fifth studio album by American rapper Kanye West, released on November 22, 2010, by Roc-A-Fella Records.
Nanjing, formerly romanized as Nanking and Nankin, is the capital of Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China and the second largest city in the East China region, with an administrative area of and a total population of 8,270,500.
Nanjing University (NJU or NU,. Chinese abbr. 南大; pinyin: Nándà, Nanda), or Nanking University, is a prestigious public (national) university, and is the oldest institution of higher learning, located in Nanjing, China.
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
NBC News is the news division of the American broadcast television network NBC, formerly known as the National Broadcasting Company when it was founded on radio.
New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.
New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events (generally lasting 7–9 days) when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press and the general public.
The New York Philharmonic, officially the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc., globally known as New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO) or New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, is a symphony orchestra based in New York City in the United States.
The New York Post is the fourth-largest newspaper in the United States and a leading digital media publisher that reached more than 57 million unique visitors in the U.S. in January 2017.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress.
"Niggas in Paris" (edited for radio as "In Paris" or simply "Paris"; censored on the album as "Ni**as in Paris") is a song by American rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z from their collaboration album Watch the Throne (2011).
The Nike Air Yeezy is an official sneaker collaboration project between Nike and Kanye West.
Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
Ernest Dion Wilson (born June 28, 1971), professionally known as No I.D., formerly Immenslope, is an American hip hop and R&B music producer from Chicago, Illinois.
"No More Parties in LA" is a song by American rap musician Kanye West, featuring fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar, from West's seventh studio album The Life of Pablo (2016).
Noise music is a category of music that is characterised by the expressive use of noise within a musical context.
Kojo Kankam (born 20 January 1997), better known by his stage name Novelist, is an English grime MC and producer from Lewisham in South London.
Nursultan Ábishuly Nazarbayev (born 6 July 1940) is a Kazakh statesman serving as President of Kazakhstan since the office was created on April 24, 1990.
Oak Lawn is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States.
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, normally shortened to Odd Future, is an American hip hop collective formed in Los Angeles in 2007.
Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known under his stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard (or ODB), was an American rapper and producer.
An on-again, off-again relationship (otherwise known as an on-off relationship, on and off relationship, or similar) is a form of personal relationship between two people.
Daniel Lopatin (born July 25, 1982), best known by the recording alias Oneohtrix Point Never (also styled 0PN), is an American composer and producer of experimental electronic music born in Massachusetts.
"Only One" is a song by American recording artist Kanye West, featuring English musician Paul McCartney.
Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects.
An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
Orland Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, a suburb of Chicago, which in 2010 had a population of 56,767.
The Ottawa Citizen is an English-language daily newspaper owned by Postmedia Network in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.
Paparazzi (singular: masculine paparazzo or feminine paparazza) are independent photographers who take pictures of high-profile people, such as athletes, entertainers, politicians, and other celebrities, typically while subjects go about their usual life routines.
Paper, stylized as PAPER, is a New York City-based independent magazine focusing on fashion, popular culture, nightlife, music, art and film.
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
Pazz & Jop is an annual poll of musical releases compiled by American newspaper The Village Voice since 1971.
People is an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Meredith Corporation.
Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.
Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
In Greek mythology, a phoenix (φοῖνιξ, phoînix) is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again.
A photo shoot is generally used in the fashion or glamour industry, whereby a model poses for a photographer at a studio or an outdoor location where multiple photos are taken to find the best ones for the required brief.
Pitch is a perceptual property of sounds that allows their ordering on a frequency-related scale, or more commonly, pitch is the quality that makes it possible to judge sounds as "higher" and "lower" in the sense associated with musical melodies.
Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Condé Nast.
The term political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated to PC or P.C.) is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.
Politico, known earlier as The Politico, is an American political journalism company based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally.
The United States is a federal republic in which the President, Congress and federal courts share powers reserved to the national government, according to its Constitution.
PopMatters is an international online magazine of cultural criticism that covers many aspects of popular culture.
Portishead are an English band formed in 1991 in Bristol.
Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the simplicity and traditionalism of punk rock to adopt a variety of avant-garde sensibilities.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Acceptable variants of this term exist; see the Terminology section in this article.
"Power" (often stylized as "POWER") is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, released as the lead single from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010).
The President-elect of the United States is the person who has won the quadrennial presidential election in the United States, but who has not yet been inaugurated as President of the United States.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.
Programming is a form of music production and performance using electronic devices, such as sequencers, to generate sounds of musical instruments.
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Terrence LeVarr Thornton (born May 13, 1977), better known by his stage name Pusha-T, is an American rapper and record executive.
Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (born Jonathan William Davis; April 10, 1970), better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American rapper, singer, actor, record producer and DJ.
A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society.
Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.
William Michael Griffin Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim (born January 28, 1968), is an American rapper.
Ralph Lauren (born Ralph Lifshitz; October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global multibillion-dollar enterprise.
Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment.
William Ray Norwood Jr. (born January 17, 1981), known by his stage name Ray J, is an American singer, songwriter, television personality, actor, and businessman.
"Real Friends" is a song by American rapper Kanye West, featuring vocals from fellow rapper Ty Dolla Sign.
Warren Trotter (born July 21, 1980), professionally known as Really Doe, is an American rapper and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois.
The Record Plant was a series of three famous recording studios which were founded by Gary Kellgren and Chris Stone, beginning in New York City in 1968.
A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.
RedEye is a publication put out by the Chicago Tribune geared toward 18- to 34-year-olds.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Che Smith (born July 6, 1977), better known by his stage name Rhymefest, is an American hip hop artist, philanthropist, and politician from Chicago, Illinois, whose first official album, Blue Collar, was released on July 11, 2006.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin (born March 10, 1963) is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born 20 February 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.
Roc Nation, LLC is an American entertainment company founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter in 2008.
Roc-A-Fella Records was an American record label founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter, Damon "Dame" Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke in 1995.
The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer is a drum machine introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1980 and discontinued in 1983.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
"The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" is a 2003 special issue of American biweekly magazine Rolling Stone, and a related book published in 2005.
The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (also commonly referred to as UCLA Medical Center or "the Reagan") is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Roseland NYC Live is a live album by English band Portishead, released in 1998 by Go! Discs/London.
Runaway is a 2010 American musical short film directed by Kanye West.
"Runaway" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, released as the second single from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010).
Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, record producer, and author.
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA, is an American rapper, record producer, musician, actor, filmmaker and author.
The Saint Pablo Tour was a concert tour by American rapper Kanye West which ran from August 25, 2016 to November 19, 2016 in support of West's seventh solo studio album, The Life of Pablo (2016).
A sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer, but instead of generating new sounds with filters, it uses sound recordings (or "samples") of real instrument sounds (e.g., a piano, violin or trumpet), excerpts from recorded songs (e.g., a five-second bass guitar riff from a funk song) or other sounds (e.g., sirens and ocean waves).
In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special is a three-and-a-half-hour prime-time special that aired on Sunday, February 15, 2015, on NBC, celebrating Saturday Night Lives 40th year on the air, having premiered on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night.
Saul Stacey Williams (born February 29, 1972) is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, slam poet, writer, and actor.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is one of America's largest accredited independent schools of art and design.
Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy, Love and Brother Love is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Self-consciousness is a heightened sense of self-awareness.
Sergio Lorenzo "Serge" Pizzorno (born 15 December 1980) is a British guitarist, vocalist, music producer and songwriter, best known for his work with the rock band Kasabian.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born 2 February 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler (born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter, record producer and music video director.
Simian were an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 2000.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" is a song from American singer Beyoncé's third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008).
Joseph Junior Adenuga (born 19 September 1982), better known by his stage name Skepta, is an English grime artist, rapper, songwriter, record producer and music video director.
Slate is an online magazine that covers current affairs, politics, and culture in the United States from a liberal perspective.
Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute.
"Slow Jamz" is a single by American rapper Twista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx.
Slum Village is a hip hop group from Detroit, Michigan.
Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.
Socrates (Sōkrátēs,; – 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical tradition of thought.
A songwriter is a professional who is paid to write lyrics for singers and melodies for songs, typically for a popular music genre such as rock or country music.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment was a multinational record label, which was a 50–50 joint venture between the Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann Music Group.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
DeAndre Cortez Way (born July 28, 1990), known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.
South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for the Comedy Central television network.
Adam Spiegel (born October 22, 1969), known professionally as Spike Jonze (pronounced "Jones"), is an American filmmaker, photographer, and actor, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television.
Spin is an American music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. The magazine stopped running in print in 2012 and currently runs as a webzine.
Spotify Technology SA is a Swedish entertainment company founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.
State Property 2 is a 2005 American crime film directed by Damon Dash and produced and distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment.
Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate.
Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English singer, songwriter, and actor.
Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. (born 26 July 1993), better known by his stage name Stormzy, is an English rapper.
Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.
A string is the vibrating element that produces sound in string instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano (piano wire), and members of the violin family.
String instruments, stringed instruments, or chordophones are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings when the performer plays or sounds the strings in some manner.
A string orchestra is an orchestra consisting solely of a string section made up of the bowed strings used in Western Classical music.
The string section is composed of bowed instruments belonging to the violin family.
Strong American Schools, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is a nonprofit organization supported by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that seeks to promote sound education policies for all Americans.
"Stronger" is a song by American rapper Kanye West, released as the second single from his third studio album, Graduation (2007).
Stuff is a British men's magazine featuring reviews of consumer electronics and previews of future technology.
Stylus Magazine was an online music and film magazine launched in 2002.
Sui generis is a Latin phrase that means "of its (his, her, their) own kind; in a class by itself; unique." A number of disciplines use the term to refer to unique entities.
Suicidal ideation, also known as suicidal thoughts, is thinking about or having an unusual preoccupation with suicide.
Surrogacy is a method or agreement whereby a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person or persons, who will become the newborn child's parent(s) after birth.
SWU (Starts With You, or "Começa Com Você" - CCV, in Portuguese) is originally a Brazilian sustainability movement, which organised the rock music festival SWU Music & Arts Festival.
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (born September 25, 1980), known professionally as T.I. and Tip (often stylized as TIP or T.I.P.), is an American rapper and actor.
Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter.
In musical terminology, tempo ("time" in Italian; plural: tempi) is the speed or pace of a given piece.
Tesla, Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors) was founded in 2003, and is an American multinational corporation based in Palo Alto, California, that specializes in electric vehicles, lithium-ion battery energy storage and solar panel manufacturing (through the subsidiary company SolarCity).
A tetralogy (from Greek τετρα- tetra-, "four" and -λογία -logia, "discourse") is a compound work that is made up of four distinct works.
Teyana Taylor (born December 10, 1990) is an American recording artist, actress, dancer, and model from Harlem.
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia.
The A.V. Club is an entertainment website featuring reviews, interviews, and other articles that examine films, music, television, books, games, and other elements of pop culture media.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the only major daily newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The Atlantic is an American magazine and multi-platform publisher, founded in 1857 as The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Awl was a website about "news, ideas and obscure Internet minutiae of the day" based in New York City.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Blueprint is the sixth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released on September 11, 2001, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings.
The Cleveland Show is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, and Mike Henry for the Fox Broadcasting Company as a spin-off of Family Guy.
The College Dropout is the debut studio album by American rapper Kanye West, released on February 10, 2004 by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. Prior to the album, West had received praise for his production work for rappers such as Jay-Z and Talib Kweli, but faced difficulty being accepted as an artist in his own right by figures in the music industry. Nonetheless, intent on pursuing a solo career, it was several years before he finally received a record deal from Roc-A-Fella, and the album was recorded over a period of four years, beginning in 1999. The album's production was primarily handled by West and developed his "chipmunk soul" production style, which made use of sped-up, pitch shifted vocal samples from soul and R&B records, in addition to West's own drum programming, string accompaniments, and gospel choirs; it also features contributions from Jay-Z, Mos Def, Jamie Foxx, Syleena Johnson, and Ludacris, among others. Diverging from the then-dominant gangster persona in hip hop, West's lyrics concern themes of family, self-consciousness, materialism, religion, racism, and higher education. The album was promoted with singles such as "Through the Wire", "Jesus Walks", "All Falls Down", and "Slow Jamz", the latter two of which peaked within the top ten of the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. The College Dropout debuted at number two on the US ''Billboard'' 200, selling 441,000 copies in its first week of sales. It was a massive commercial success and received widespread acclaim from critics, earning West several accolades including a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 47th Grammy Awards. It is West's best-selling album in the United States, with domestic sales of over 3.4 million copies. It has been named by Time, Rolling Stone, and other publications as one of the greatest albums of all time.
The College Dropout Video Anthology is a DVD released featuring the music videos to the singles from American rapper Kanye West's debut studio album The College Dropout (2004), released on March 22, 2005.
Courier Journal, locally called The Courier-Journal or The C-J or The Courier, is the largest news organization in Kentucky.
The Daily Beast is an American news and opinion website focused on politics and pop culture.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Dynasty: Roc La Familia is the fifth studio album by American hip-hop artist Jay-Z, featuring prominent appearances from signees of Roc-A-Fella Records.
The Fader (stylized as The FADER) is a NYC-based music magazine launched in 1999 by Rob Stone and Jon Cohen, covering music, style and culture.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) was an American record label group formed in 1998 by combining the operations of 14+ record labels including Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, and Mercury Records.
The Jay Leno Show is an American talk show created by and starring Jay Leno.
The Jerusalem Post is a broadsheet newspaper based in Jerusalem, founded in 1932 during the British Mandate of Palestine by Gershon Agron as The Palestine Post.
The Life of Pablo is the seventh studio album by American rapper and recording artist Kanye West, released on February 14, 2016 by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings.
The Love Guru is a 2008 American romantic comedy film directed by Marco Schnabel in his directorial debut, written and produced by Mike Myers, and starring Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Verne Troyer, John Oliver, Omid Djalili, and Ben Kingsley.
The Movement is the only album released by Harlem World.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The New York Times International Edition is an English-language newspaper printed at 38 sites throughout the world and sold in more than 160 countries and territories.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), known professionally as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper.
The O2 Arena (temporarily the sponsor-neutral "North Greenwich Arena", during the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the centre of The O2 entertainment complex on the Greenwich Peninsula in south east London.
The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.
The Onion is an American digital media company and news satire organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news.
The Pantagraph is a daily newspaper that serves Bloomington-Normal Illinois, along with 60 communities and eight counties in the Central Illinois area.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
The Smoking Gun is a website that posts legal documents, arrest records, and police mugshots on a daily basis.
The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in 1964 in New York City by singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (replaced by Moe Tucker in 1965).
The View is an American talk show that was conceived by broadcast journalist Barbara Walters and television producer Bill Geddie.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), known by his stage name The Weeknd (pronounced as the weekend), is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
The Yeezus Tour was a concert tour by American rapper Kanye West in support of West's sixth solo studio album, Yeezus (2013).
Theophilus Musa London (born February 23, 1987) is a Trinidadian-born American rapper and singer.
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.
"Through the Wire" is the debut single by American rapper Kanye West - this is as a lead artist, since his first appearance on a single was Abstract Mindstate's "Welcome 2 Chicago" in 2001.
Tidal (stylized as TIDAL) is a subscription-based music streaming service that combines lossless audio and high-definition music videos with exclusive content and special features on music.
Tim Hecker is an electronic musician and sound artist based in Los Angeles, United States and Montreal, Canada.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Time 100 (often written in all-caps as TIME 100) is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world assembled by the American news magazine Time.
Time Out is a British travel magazine published by Time Out Group.
Time Out Group is a British media company which is publisher of magazines and travel guidebooks covering events, entertainment and culture in cities around the world.
Tiny Mix Tapes (also TMT or tinymixtapes) is an online music and film webzine that focuses primarily on new music and related news.
TiVo Corporation (formerly Rovi Corporation and Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is an American technology company.
TMZ is a tabloid news website that debuted on November 8, 2005.
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC.
"Touch the Sky" is a song by American hip hop artist Kanye West.
The Trackmasters (also known as Poke & Tone) is an American hip hop production duo, composed of music producers Poke (Jean-Claude Olivier) and Tone (Samuel Barnes), best known for their commercial hit records in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Trap is a style of popular music that developed in the late 1990s to early 2000s from Southern hip hop in the United States.
Jacques Webster (born April 30, 1991), known professionally as Travis Scott (formerly stylized as Travi$ Scott), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Trip hop (sometimes used synonymously with "downtempo") is a musical genre that originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, especially Bristol.
The Truth Tour was the second concert tour by American recording artist Usher.
The TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem, known in Japan and France as the, is a home video game console jointly developed by Hudson Soft and NEC Home Electronics, released in Japan on October 30, 1987 and in the United States on August 29, 1989.
Carl Terrell Mitchell (born November 27, 1973), better known by his stage name Twista (formerly Tung Twista), is an American rapper.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.
The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.
The 2016 United States elections were held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
The United States presidential election of 2020, scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election.
Us Weekly is a weekly celebrity and entertainment magazine based in New York City.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American singer, songwriter and dancer.
The Vertigo Tour was a worldwide concert tour by the Irish rock band U2.
VH1 Storytellers is the second live album by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, released on January 5, 2010 by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings.
Viacom Inc. is an American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in film and television.
Viacom International Media Networks Europe (previously MTV Networks Europe) is a subsidiary of Viacom.
Victor Kwesi Mensah (born June 6, 1993), known professionally as Vic Mensa, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Chicago, Illinois of Ghanaian and European descent.
Vice is a Canadian-American print magazine focused on arts, culture, and news topics.
Vice Media LLC is a North American digital media and broadcasting company.
Village Voice Media or VVM began in 1970 as a weekly alternative newspaper in Phoenix, Arizona.
Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine covering many topics including fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway.
Voice acting is the art of performing voice-overs or providing voices to represent a character or to provide information to an audience or user.
Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (born September 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale, is an American recording artist, record producer and actor.
Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.
Watch the Throne is a collaborative studio album by American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West, released on August 8, 2011 by Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation, and Def Jam Recordings.
The Watch The Throne Tour was a co-headlining concert tour by American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West that began on October 28, 2011 in Atlanta and continued until June 22, 2012 with its final show scheduled in Birmingham.
"We Are Your Friends" is a song credited to Justice vs.
We Were Once a Fairytale is a 2009 short film directed by Spike Jonze.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress.
Richard Kylea Cowie Jr, (born 19 January 1979), better known by his stage name Wiley and in his early career Wiley Kat, is an English rapper, recording artist, record producer from Bow, East London.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
Willy Wonka is a fictional character in Roald Dahl's 1964 children or teens novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, its sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, and the film adaptations of these books that followed.
World Party is the third studio album by the Atlanta-based, hip hop quartet Goodie Mob.
World Water Day is an annual UN observance day (always on 22 March) that highlights the importance of freshwater.
Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from Staten Island, New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa.
XL Recordings is a British independent record label founded in 1989 by Richard Russell, Tim Palmer and Nick Halkes.
XXL is an American hip hop magazine, published by Townsquare Media, founded in 1997.
Ye (stylized as ye) is the eighth studio album by American rapper Kanye West.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs is an American indie rock band formed in New York City in 2000.
Yeezus is the sixth studio album by American rapper Kanye West.
"You Belong with Me" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.
100 Black Men of America is a men's civic organization and service club whose stated goal is to educate and empower African-American children and teens.
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief was a benefit concert that took place on December 12, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the 1980s.
The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, honoring the best music videos from the previous year between June 2006 to June 2007, took place on September 9, in Las Vegas at The Palms.
The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards took place on September 7, 2008, live from Paramount Pictures Studios (which, like MTV, is owned by Viacom), honoring the best music videos from the previous year.
The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards took place on September 13, 2009, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, honoring the best music videos from June 19, 2008, to June 29, 2009.
The 65th Cannes Film Festival was held from 16 to 27 May 2012.
The 2015 Brit Awards were held on 25 February 2015.
The 2015 Pan American Games, officially the XVII Pan American Games and commonly known as the Toronto 2015 Pan-Am Games (Jeux panaméricains de 2015 à Toronto), were a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Pan American Games, as governed by Pan American Sports Organization (PASO).
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 28, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, and investor.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles being broadcast on CBS.
808s & Heartbreak is the fourth studio album by American hip hop producer and vocalist Kanye West.
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