1. Wu-Tang Clan & Lil’ Kim Reign in Brooklyn: Live Review

    September 22, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Nostalgia was the selling point at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sept. 19, when hip-hop magazine The Source held its inaugural SOURCE360 variety concert to commemorate its 25th anniversary. While relative newcomers Curren$y and Dom Kennedy opened the evening, it was the electric sets…

  2. Sigur Ros vs. Dipset: Two Dazzling NYC Shows In One Evening

    March 26, 2013 2:53 PM EDT Read our live breakdown of the Icelandic band's Madison Square Garden debut and the "Diplomatic Immunity" 10th anniversary show. Nine blocks. That's the distance that separates the north side of Madison Square Garden and the entrance to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill…

  3. Jim Jones Pleads Guilty to Driving with Suspended License

    October 07, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Jim Jones pleaded guilty Thursday (Oct. 6) to driving his Bentley with a suspended license. The rapper and actor, whose "We Fly High" peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 chart, admitted to a traffic misdemeanor and was fined $200. Jim Jones, born Joseph Jones, was pulled over March 30,…

  4. Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z Big Winners At 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    October 04, 2010 2:05 PM EDT Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z were the big winners at the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were shot this past Saturday (Oct. 2) at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Minaj won three awards: Rookie of the Year, People's Champ and the Made You Look award, the latter in recognition of her…

  5. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Returns To the Studio, Blink-182 Cracks Crude Obama Joke

    August 30, 2010 7:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Returns To Studio with Ne-Yo Beyonce is back in the studio after taking a break from music earlier this year, according to Perez Hilton. The news follows a tweet by Ne-Yo on Sunday (Aug. 29) in which the R…

  6. Dipset Signs To Interscope?

    August 30, 2010 4:49 PM EDT Weeks after both Cam'ron and Jim Jones tweeted about a potential label deal "almost being done," the Dipset reunion seems to be inches away from becoming official. A source close to the New York crew says Cam, Jimmy, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey are finalizing a label deal…

  7. Cam'ron Returns From Exile With 'Crime Pays'

    April 13, 2009 8:00 AM EDT A few years ago, Cam'ron seemed poised to become one of hip-hop's most successful artists. By 2006, he had released five studio albums, including "Come Home With Me," which sold 1.2 million copies, and "Purple Haze," which sold 560,000, according to Nielsen…

  8. Jim Jones Introduces Byrd Gang, Preps New CD

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper and Diplomat Records CEO Jim Jones is introducing his new rap group, Byrd Gang, through the debut album, "M.O.B.," due July 1 via Asylum. Rapper and Diplomat Records CEO Jim Jones is introducing his new rap group, Byrd Gang, through the debut album, "M.O.B.," due…

  9. Hot Product

    December 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cam'ron Daily 'Haze' With a guest list that includes hot players Kanye West and Twista, Cam'ron this week brings forth his new album, "Purple Haze" (Diplomats/Roc-A-Fella). The first single, "Girls," is an update of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just…

  10. Cam'ron Drafts Pals Into 'Purple Haze'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a guest list that includes hot players Kanye West and Twista, Cam'ron is preparing the release of his new album, "Purple Haze." Due Dec. 7 via Diplomats/Roc-A-Fella, the set is said to boast the With a guest list that includes hot players Kanye West and Twista, Cam'…

  11. Billboard Bits: Diplomats, W. Panic, Vassar/Lewis

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on the first album from rapc act the Diplomats, Widespread Panic's John Bell hosts a charity golf tournament and concert, and country artist Phil Vassar and Huey Lewis record together. The Diplomats, a rap act comprised of Cam'ron, Jimmy Jones, Freekey Zekey, and Juelz…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  13. Eminem Controls Billboard Charts

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" commands Billboard's Hot 100 for a third-straight week, as the rapper rides high in the worlds of both music and movies. His first major feature film, "8 Mile," is No. 1 at th Eminem's "Lose Yourself" commands Billboard&…

  14. Cam'ron, N.O.R.E. Hit Road With NAAM Brigade

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rappers Cam'ron, N.O.R.E., NAAM Brigade, and MOP are joining forces for the Paid in Full tour, set to kick off Oct. 10 in Atlanta. The acts will play 18 shows at East Coast colleges and theaters throu Rappers Cam'ron, N.O.R.E., NAAM Brigade, and MOP are joining forces for the Paid…

  15. Dixie Chicks Make Their 'Home' On Top

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest Monument/Columbia, "Home," sold a whopping 780,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. One of six top-20 entries on The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest…