With his upcoming album Dark Matter in the works, Wu-Tang Clan MC GZA is laser focused on the creative process -- so much so that he canceled some of his tour dates. While disappointment may have fallen upon his fans, the rapper finds solace in the studio with what he calls a "rare" collaborator: Vangelis.
Tamar Braxton may steal the spotlight with giggle-provoking one-liners on reality shows 'Braxton Family Values' and 'Tamar & Vince,' but her music career is no joke. After bowing at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 2013’s 'Love and War,' the 38-year-old returns with third studio LP 'Calling All Lovers,' due Sept. 11 on Epic/Streamline.
Kanye West announced his candidacy for the 2020 election during tonight's MTV VMAs (as one does), and with all the buzz around his candidacy, we're left wondering which of his many notable collaborators would be making the move from sound board to board room alongside Mr. West.
In the video for their long-awaited new single "Downtown," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit the streets of Spokane, Wash., with Bronx hip-hop pioneers Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz and Kool Moe Dee on mopeds. One of the striking lyrics in the video is a pointed reference to the big-name producers of hip-hop's mid-2000s bling-bling era, notably Scott Storch, who responded to the shout-out to Billboard.
Big news came from Epic Records' first Epic Fest in Los Angeles, featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Future. Epic president Sylvia Rhone tells Billboard that Ozzy is readying a new album and Outkast's Big Boi announced he's collaborating with Phantogram on a new album.
It was party central last night (Aug. 28) in Beverly Hills when prolific music legend and Chic innovator Nile Rodgers was feted as BMI’s Icon Award honoree. The occasion was the organization’s 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
The Weeknd held a jam-packed listening party at Los Angeles’ 1OAK on Friday night (Aug. 28) for his stunning new album, "Beauty Behind the Madness," befitting an R&B pop king in the making only possible during MTV VMA weekend.
If you needed a crash course in the history of New Orleans bounce music, Lil Wayne was your historian Friday night (Aug. 28) at the Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, reliving old moments and creating new ones in front of a sold-out crowd.
On the most recent Billboard 200 chart, Luke Bryan’s 'Kill the Lights' held on to the No. 1 slot for a second week, as the album shifted another 99,000 equivalent album units. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the Sept. 5 chart.
Singing about heartache over retro-soul backdrops is an approach that has been thoroughly mined and mastered in the last decade, most notably by the late Amy Winehouse and James Brown revivalists Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones. San Diego native Andra Day, who kickstarted her career by posting R&B takes of songs by Eminem and Muse on YouTube, ably attempts a similar sound on her debut, 'Cheers to the Fall,' touting collaborations with Raphael Saadiq.