Copyright on Prince's First Song Is Being Sold for $490,000 on eBay

A piece Prince history is now available — for $490,000 on eBay. As a prolific songwriter, the purple one shared only a handful co-writing credits in his massive repertoire songs.  That includes his first-ever solo single, ‘St and Wet,’ from his 1978 debut, For You.  The song was Prince’s first recognized …

Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest Reveals That He's Been Battling Parkinson's for 10 Years — Then Insists 'The Show Must Go On'

Ten years ago, Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton was diagnosed with the onset the early stages Parkinson’s disease.  Now, he’s going public with it — and the band is staying by his side.. Parkinson’s Disease is a long-term degenerative disorder the central nervous system that seriously affects motor function.  Among other …

Beat Break: Boi-1da Shares the Story Behind His 5 Biggest Songs

Narrowing Boi-1da’s discography down to just five songs is harder than his drums on “The Blacker The Berry.” Since producing Drake’s breakout song, “Best I Ever Had,” in 2009, the Kingston-born, Toronto-raised producer has scored hit records and stellar album cuts for Kendrick Lamar (“The Blacker The Berry”), JAY-Z (“FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”), Kanye West …

A New Black Star Album Is on the Way, Produced by Madlib

Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) has announced that there's a new Black Star album on the way, and it's produced by legendary beatmaker, Madlib. Blackstar—Talib Kweli and Mos Def—released one the most revered hip-hop albums the past two decades with their 1998 album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black …

'Black Panther: The Album' Has Arrived

Black Panther: The Album has arrived, just one week ahead the much-anticipated Marvel film, Black Panther. The 14-track project, curated by Kendrick Lamar and TDE's Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, features SZA, Travis Scott, Mozzy, Jorja Smith, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Swae Lee, Vince Staples, Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, Jay Rock, Future and …

Bob Lefsetz Refuses to Back Down Against Charlie Walk's Attorneys. Looks Like the Music Industry's Got His Back

Charlie Walk’s attorneys have been pressuring Bob Lefsetz for days.  They should have known better. If lawyers are good at one thing, it’s issuing scary threats and scorched-earth nastygrams.  But none that seems to be working against music industry critic Bob Lefsetz. The stand-f is part a growing maelstrom nastiness …

Jermaine Dupri's 10 Best Songs

Legendary Atlanta producer, Jermaine Dupri is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall Fame this year, and with due cause. Over the course his 30-plus years in the business, Dupri has had a significant impact on the music industry—particularly the sound that has come out what has arguably been the black …