Billboard can exclusively reveal that San E has enlisted 13 fellow rappers from around the globe to participate in "#HIPHOPISHIPHOP." The charity single represents the 14 MCs from 14 different countries to express their love of rap music and culture in their own language and style.
A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, claiming that one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work.
Ledisi, who says she past the fan uproar over Beyoncé singing "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" on the Grammy Awards telecast instead of her (she sang the song in the movie Selma), is now kicking off her 23-date The Intimate Truth tour and hopes it will spark renewed support for R&B.
Lauryn Hill entranced at Wednesday's (Feb. 25) back-to-back shows at New York City's Blue Note, and unknowingly silenced doubts about her vocal prowess. With a six-person band alongside her, Ms. Hill took the stage, sitting comfortably on a vintage two-person couch with her acoustic guitar, reminiscent of her legendary 2002 MTV Unplugged special.
R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B Albums with his latest set Love Sex Passion, opening with 13,000 copies sold in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music. It's his first effort to top the two-year old chart, and second charting album on the list – following A Place Called Love Land which entered at No. 7 in 2013 (19,000 copies).