1. Suge Knight Producing Music for Suge Knight Documentary

    September 28, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Suge Knight will finally speak on the highs and lows of his life. Showtime will produce a feature-length documentary, tentatively titled " Suge Knight ," about the infamous co-founder of Death Row Records, according to the NY Times . Suge will not only speak on the rise and fall of…

  2. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 9/17/2011

    September 17, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @fucktyler (Tyler, the Creator) : i dont have the passion…

  3. Tupac Shakur's Top 15 Billboard Hits

    September 13, 2011 9:40 AM EDT "Changes" Peak Position: 12 Peak Date: 1/23/99 Weeks On Chart: 20 One of the few most powerful posthumous songs in hip-hop history earned Tupac a Grammy nod in 2000 for Best Rap Solo Performance. "Changes" was recorded in 1992 while on Interscope but later remixed…

  4. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 9/3/2011

    September 03, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @Ludacris : LUDA DAY WEEKEND STARTS TODAY!! TAKING 1,000…

  5. Billboard Bits: 'Punk'd' Returns With Bieber Pranking Swift, Beach Boys 'Smile' Gets Release Date

    August 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Punk'd' Returns With Justin Bieber Pranking Taylor Swift MTV's revamped and reincarnated prank show "Punk'd" is back, and instead of Ashton Kutcher, each episode will feature a…

  6. 11 Anticipated Album Updates: Madonna, DMX, Nickelback And More

    July 24, 2011 9:33 AM EDT A host of huge stars -- ranging from Madonna to Nickelback and Soundgarden -- are planning album releases during the next 18 months. Here's a run-down of where they are in the recording process, and how long we'll have to wait for the music. FIONA APPLE As reported by Billboard.com…

  7. Dom Kennedy Talks Upcoming Mixtape, DVD Project and Tupac's Legacy

    July 18, 2011 2:30 PM EDT "I feel like I haven't done 10 percent of what I could do," Dom Kennedy says. The Los Angeles rapper has put out six mixtapes in just three years, built a strong fan base and performed everywhere from Philly to Africa. He is known for his colorful videos, such as "…

  8. Lil Wayne 'Totally Done' with 'Tha Carter IV,' out Aug. 29

    July 11, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Lil Wayne 's long awaited "Tha Carter IV" is almost here, with a new mixtape thrown in for good measure. Tunechi confirms to MTV that the fourth installment in his "Tha Carter" series is officially completed and will drop in late August. "The album is done and it…

  9. Man Connected to The Notorious B.I.G.'s Murder Comes Forward: Report

    July 05, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Just weeks after a New York based inmate allegedly confessed to robbing Tupac Shakur in 1994, a man named Clayton Hill has reportedly come forward to confess who allegedly murdered The Notorious B.I.G. and speaks on his own involvement. Tupac Quad Studios Robber Comes Forward: Report On June…

  10. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 7/2/2011

    July 02, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @alyankovic : I'm very happy to announce that …

  11. Two Unreleased Tupac Tracks Leak: Listen

    June 29, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Two unreleased tracks from Tupac Shakur (2Pac) hit the 'net last night (June 28). Both songs, "Watch Ya Mouth" and "NY '87," were recorded during the quintessence of the West Coast and East coast rap war, according to The Fader . "Watch Yo Mouth" "…

  12. Erykah Badu, Rick Ross Perform at Tupac Birthday Show in Atlanta

    June 17, 2011 11:10 AM EDT Even though rapper Rick Ross lacked a father figure growing up, he found guidance through many of Tupac Shakur 's songs that taught him how to approach life as a young man. So when Ross was asked to perform at Shakur's 40th birthday concert celebration Thursday night (June 16), he…

  13. Tupac Shooting Confession: Lawyer Disputes Convict's Allegations

    June 17, 2011 9:01 AM EDT A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur outside a recording studio in the mid-1990s, his lawyer said Thursday. The accusations against James Rosemond, owner of Czar Entertainment, were levied online and attributed…

  14. Britney Spears' 'I Wanna Go' Video to Premiere Next Wednesday

    June 16, 2011 7:26 PM EDT Britney Spears' official "I Wanna Go" video will make its MTV premiere at 6 a.m. ET Wednesday (June 22), sliding in just in time to qualify for this year's Video Music Awards. The eligibility period for the MTV Video Awards closes June 24, which has resulted in a pile-up…

  15. Tupac 1994 Shooting Claim Being Investigated by NYPD

    June 16, 2011 10:25 AM EDT New York City police have begun an investigation into an online posting supposedly from a convicted felon who claims to have shot and robbed slain rapper Tupac Shakur . Police spokesman Paul Browne said Wednesday if police determine the post is legitimate they will seek to interview the…

  16. Top 10 Tupac Shakur Tributes

    June 16, 2011 10:10 AM EDT Close to fifteen years later and the death of Tupac Shakur (also known as 2Pac and Pac) still stings. It may be because the rapper, actor and poet was only twenty five when killed or because unfortunately Tupac's murder has yet to be solved.   Immortal Technique - "Obnoxious" …

  17. Tupac Quad Studios Robber Comes Forward: Report

    June 15, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Just one day before what would have been Tupac Shakur's 40th birthday, a man named Dexter Isaac has reportedly come forward to claim responsibility for robbing him at Manhattan's Quad Studios in 1994, an incident during which the West Coast rapper was also shot five times, setting…

  18. Preview: Lil Wayne Amps Up 'MTV Unplugged'

    June 11, 2011 6:15 PM EDT It's been a decade since the last time a rapper headlined an episode of MTV's Unplugged ( Jay-Z in 2001, to be specific), so when Lil Wayne took the stage at Culver City's Sony Studios for his turn on May 13 (the episode airs Sunday night), you could sense an instant feeling of…

  19. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. The pieces to the Gaye story are in so many…

  20. Ja Rule Set for Prison Sentencing

    June 08, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Multiplatinum-selling rapper Ja Rule is set to go to prison, but he's leaving fans with an album on the way. The rapper-actor -- whose gravelly voice, thuggish tough talk and duets with R&B divas made him one of rap's stars in the early 2000s -- is set to be sentenced Wednesday…

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