1. Four-Play: Azealia Banks, Nas, 2 Chainz, & Waka Flocka Flame

    September 04, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Azealia Banks taps into the 90s', Nas reminisces on the past, 2 Chainz commemorates a way only he can, and Waka Flocka Flame keeps it classy. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Azealia Banks, Nas, 2 Chainz, and Waka Flocka Flame. Azealia Banks pulls inspiration…

  2. Missy Elliott to Release Two New Songs in September

    August 27, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Although Missy Elliott will not be a part of the Drake co-executive produced Aaliyah posthumous album, the rapstress still plans to release some of her own music. According to Timbaland , Missy will be dropping two new tracks next month. "oh snap yall my sista @MissyElliott is dropping…

  3. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and every one of them, in his words, "the…

  4. Damon Dash Talks Aaliyah Posthumous Album

    August 14, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 'Anytime I can hear her voice, that's a good thing," he said of the upcoming full-length. While many are saddened by the idea of an Aaliyah posthumous album without the participation of her lifelong friends collaborators, Missy Eilliot and Timbaland , her boyfriend, music mogul…

  5. Missy Elliott, Timbaland 'Will Not Be Participating' in Aaliyah Posthumous Album, Rep Says

    August 13, 2012 4:55 PM EDT It feels like with every day that passes, new details pop-up regarding the upcoming Aaliyah posthumous album. According to a rep for Missy Elliott , via press release, Missy and Timbaland "will not be participating" in the Drake and Noah "40" Shebib executive produced…

  6. Blackground Clarifies Rumors of Aaliyah's Posthumous Album

    August 09, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Aaliyah's cousin, Jomo Hankerson, denies that Drake is contracted to executive produce the project. Update (4:00 pm): Following publication of this article, Blackground reached out to Billboard.biz to officially confirm that Drake and Noah '40' Shebib will be co-executive…

  7. The Beat 8/8: Aguilera's 'Christmas,' Drake's Aaliyah Track, Pink's CoverGirl Gig

    August 08, 2012 4:29 PM EDT Welcome to the Wednesday, August 8 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. dishes the latest…

  8. Aaliyah and Drake Mash-Up: The Juice-y Debate

    August 06, 2012 4:40 PM EDT On Sunday (Aug. 5), Drake released "Enough Said," a collaboration he concocted with main producer Noah "40" Shebib and Aaliyah , the R&B star who was killed in a plane crash in August 2001. The song, billed as Aaliyah's "Enough Said" featuring Drake, is…

  9. Aaliyah Featuring Drake, 'Enough Said': Listen

    August 05, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Days after word hit the 'net that Drake is to reportedly executive produce an posthumous Aaliyah album, producer, Noah "40" Shebib, posts a song by the later singer featuring Drizzy. The artwork of "Enough Said," as MissInfo.tv pointed out, has the logo of both Drake&…

  10. Drake to Executive Produce Posthumous Aaliyah Album?

    August 01, 2012 3:25 PM EDT Report says Drake will also debut an Aaliyah-assited song at 2012 OVO Festival Drake may have something special planned for this year's OVO festival, taking place on Sunday (August 5) in Toronto. According to HipHopDX , a close source says Drake is set to debut a new song on Sunday which…

  11. LeBron James Playlist: Updated Championship Edition

    June 22, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Songs for the Newly Crowned NBA Star Last week, Billboard.com unveiled a playlist for basketball superstar LeBron James, who had just entered his third NBA Finals in nine seasons and his second with the Miami Heat. After the Heat lost in the final round last year to the Dallas Mavericks,…

  12. Missy Elliott and Timbaland Debut New Song in NYC

    April 06, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Last night (April 5), Missy Elliott and Timbaland reunited on stage to perform a new song at Hennessey's 'White Rabbit' campaign launch event in NYC. The untitled cut samples lyrics from Run D.M.C. 's "Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)," according to HipHopDX .…

  13. Producer: New Aaliyah Album on Way

    March 06, 2012 3:04 PM EST A new album of material from the late singer Aaliyah may be nearing completion, over a decade after her untimely death in 2001. On Sunday, Producer Jeffrey "J. Dub" Walker broke the news on his Twitter account (@JDUBAKAGOAT). He wrote: "Just got great news today; the smash…

  14. Exclusive: Whitney Houston's Last Songs to Be Featured in 'Sparkle' Film

    February 11, 2012 11:10 PM EST The last songs Whitney Houston recorded will be heard in the film "Sparkle," one on camera and the other during the closing credits. Remembering Whitney SLIDESHOW: Her Life in Photos • Artists, Execs React on Twitter • Whitney Houston Dead at 48 • Her Legendary Chart Career • Is…

  15. Missy Elliott, Timbaland Plotting Solo Album 'Movement'

    February 07, 2012 5:12 PM EST Missy Elliott and Timbaland will both launch new albums this summer, Timbaland told MTV News . "Me and Missy are both coming out with our albums at the same time, and it will be in June," he said. "Right now, we're just preparing to get both our videos, our first singles…

  16. Jay-Z Enters New Musical Heights at Carnegie Hall

    February 07, 2012 9:50 AM EST Many notable artists have performed at Carnegie Hall, but last night (Mon. Feb 6), the stage belonged to Jay-Z . Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is the second hip-hop act to perform at Carnegie Hall. Wyclef Jean did so in 2001, acoompanied by Stevie Wonder , Eric Clapton and Whitney Houston . Jay-Z…

  17. J. Cole Talks 'Cole World': Video Track-By-Track

    September 27, 2011 11:45 AM EDT "Cole World: The Sideline Story," the debut album from North Carolina MC J. Cole, arrives today (Sept. 27) after years of slow-growing hype and a handful of mixtapes that allowed the young rapper to polish his delivery. Since releasing debut mixtape "The Come Up" and…

  18. Whitney Houston in Talks to Star Alongside Jordin Sparks in 'Sparkle' Remake

    September 12, 2011 10:14 PM EDT Whitney Houston, making her first return to movies since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," is in negotiations to star in "Sparkle," Sony Pictures remake of the 1976 music-themed drama. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and actor Mike Epps also are set to star. Mara…

  19. Keyshia Cole Talks New Album, Upcoming Reality Show and Kevin Liles

    August 30, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Fans will get a sneak peak into the making of Keyshia Cole 's fifth studio album in her upcoming reality show, Family First. "We're in the studio now, working on a new album and doing [Family First] now too," Keyshia Cole told Billboard.com's The Juice. Keyshia Cole,…

  20. DMX Arrested for Speeding, Suspended License

    August 25, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Just a little over a month after his completion of a seven-month sentence, DMX is arrested again after being stopped for surpassing the speed limit. DMX Talks 'Priceless' Memories With Aaliyah According to TMZ , the rapper was driving 102 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. He was then arrested…

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