Rapper Black Rob Dies, Aged 51

Former Bad Boy Records rapper, Black Rob has died, aged 51-years-old. Friends of the rapper, Mark Curry and DJ Self confirmed the news via social media, after TMZ initially reported it. The cause of death is still unknown, however, Black Rob had been filmed in a hospital bed a week ago. In the video, he’s clearly in a lot of […]

Marc Anthony Livestream Concert Will Get New Date

The concert, slated to begin streaming at 8 p.m. ET, had been promoted worldwide, and fans from throughout Latin America and the world had bought tickets for the livestream. The show was slated to be Anthony’s only livestream and only live performance since the beginning of the pandemic. Although official reports on ticket sales were not available, it’s estimated that […]

Dawn Richard Will Find a Way to Be Heard

In 2012, after gradually losing interest, Combs broke up the group over email, and Richard successfully requested a release from her contract. (She and Combs remain in touch.) She met with multiple major labels, which all passed. Undeterred, she committed to going independent, and began working on a trilogy of concept albums with experimental electronic producers such as Andrew “Druski” […]

Diane Warren Performs 12 Oscar-Nominated Songs in 5 Minutes

The legendary songwriter is hoping to win for the first time this year, for “Io si (Seen)” from ‘The Life Ahead.’ The legendary songwriter Diane Warren has accumulated a dozen best original song Oscar nominations across five different decades, but she has never taken home a statuette. No other woman in history, across all Oscar categories, has ever remained winless […]

Dominic Fike Video Shows Paul McCartney and New York Times

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. At a New York Times printing plant in College Point, Queens, the soundtrack is usually the rapid thwap, thwap, thwap of blank paper turning into the next edition. But one night in February, thanks to a famous Beatle and the […]