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Book chronicles how N.W.A. beats odds, lyrics stirred fear in FBI

They had a bad attitude — with good reason. A quarter of a century before Black Lives Matter took to the streets, rappers N.W.A burst on the scene and changed the game. Their hit “F— tha Police” remains polarizing. Gerrick ...

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SEE IT: U2 performs on sidewalk below The High Line in NYC

U2 secretly took over the city sidewalks on Friday night. The Irish rockers performed a snippet of their new album “Songs of Experience” live from 26th St. below the New York City High Line and on Facebook Live. It didn’t ...

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Jason Aldean, Brittany Kerr welcome son after Vegas massacre

Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany Kerr welcomed their first child together on Friday — rounding out what the musician called a “rollercoaster ride” of a year. The country rocker — who was on stage at the Route 91 Harvest ...

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Pitchfork to celebrate 21 years with Animal Collective concert

Pitchfork, a website that’s become a de facto resource for music criticism, was born 21 years ago. It began as Minnesota native Ryan Schreiber’s passion project, an upstart assigning near rubric-specific ratings to indie albums. Now Pitchfork stands among the ...

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INXS guitarist misses days when you could slap women on the butt

INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly longs for the days when it apparently wasn’t considered sexual harassment to “slap a woman on the butt.” Pengilly gave an interview to The Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday in which he discussed the mounting allegations ...

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Randy Travis can't block naked arrest video from being released

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal judge has denied a request by country singer Randy Travis to stop the state of Texas from releasing footage of him naked and ranting during a 2012 DUI arrest. The ruling on a request for ...

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‘Kinky Boots’ casting director fired for sexual misconduct

Broadway casting director Justin Huff — who worked on “Kinky Boots,” “The Color Purple,” “Newsies” and numerous other shows — has been fired from Telsey + Company following reports of sexual misconduct. “He was let go last week,” Bernard Telsey, ...

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DMX agrees to plead guilty to tax evasion, faces 5 years in jail

Rapper DMX is ready to P-A-Y up. The performer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, agreed Thursday to plead guilty to a single count of evading taxes instead of going to trial on the 14 counts he was charged with, ...

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A$AP Bari reportedly sued for sexual assault

A$ AP Bari, a co-founder of the popular hip hop collective A$ AP Mob, has reportedly been sued for sexual assault by a woman who claims he pulled off her bed sheets and filmed her, nude, while demanding oral sex. ...

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The Mooch mends his marriage, Kimberly Guilfoyle moves on

Now that the Mooch’s marriage is on the mend, Fox News star Kimberly Guilfoyle can turn her undivided attention to hunky downtown bartender Patrick Kevin Clark. On Wednesday, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s wife, Deidre Ball, withdrew the ...

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