Meek Mill: Judge Denies Request to Reconsider Prison Sentence

Justice Genece E. Brinkley, the Philadelphia judge who sentenced Meek Mill to prison over a parole violation, rejected requests from the rapper's legal team to reconsider her decision and to recuse herself from the case over alleged personal biases. On Monday, Judge Brinkley said that Mill's two-to-four-year sentence was

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Review: The Weeknd’s ‘My Dear Melancholy,’ Mixes Deep Gloom and Tough Love

As one of pop music's preeminent ministers of brood, Abel Tesfaye can lay claim to exerting a huge influence on the menacing tone that undergirds a large swath of contemporary R&B. And he knows it. With two multiplatinum albums in the bag, the Weeknd has largely conquered a pop landscape he once dismissed as trivial, composing pop records that hide his bleak visions in a danceable,

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Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite on Their Deeply Rooted ’21st-Century Blues’

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite know something about the darkness that underlies the deepest of blues. Standing side by side on a small stage in Los Angeles in March, the duo ease into the haunted twang of a song called "No Mercy in This Land," with Harper on electric bottleneck

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