The Rock the Bells hip-hop tour kicked off a seven-week, 10-city run this weekend at Chicago's First Midwest Bank Amphitheater. Some 25 acts took the stage over 11 bangin' hours, including Nas, Damian Marley, Busta Rhymes, the Roots, K'naan, GZA, Raekwon, Sage Francis, and the Knux. Check out 17 exclusive pics from the show!
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »