1. The Roots Go Concept On New Album 'Undun'

    November 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST Ahmir " ?uestlove " Thompson had finally reached his breaking point. It was during an early-2011 recording session for the Roots ' new album, undun, when the drummer of the acclaimed Philadelphia hip-hop band stormed out of the troop's recording studio. At issue? Thompson&…

  2. Frank Ocean Talks New Album; Says No to Kanye West Collabo

    November 14, 2011 6:25 PM EST After cancelling his NYC show due to illness, Frank Ocean trekked abroad for his first UK show where he performed new songs from his untitled sophomore effort. Ocean stopped by BBC 1xtra after his praised performance on Fri (Nov. 11) to talk about his upcoming album and why he's passing…

  3. Questlove Talks Roots Album, Says D'Angelo Is In 'Home-Stretch' of New Record

    October 25, 2011 11:25 AM EDT ?uestlove , of The Roots , wears many hats. Whether he's on drums with the Legendary Roots Crew, on set as house band for "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," doing random DJ sets, or sitting in with other bands, the man stays busy. We spoke with ?uestlove about The Roots'…

  4. 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…

  5. D'Angelo Back At Work on Long-Awaited New Album

    July 14, 2011 4:08 PM EDT Reclusive R&B star D'Angelo is apparently back at work on his decade-plus-in-the-making third album. A studio session took place in New York late last night with two longtime D'Angelo collaborators, Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and bassist Pino Palladino,…

  6. Raphael Saadiq Talks 'Stone Rollin'' Influences, Being 'Raw'

    May 30, 2011 2:54 PM EDT R aphael Saadiq has discovered that being busy as an artist doesn't leave him much time to pursue his hitmaking career as a producer. "I haven't had any time to work on anybody," Saadiq -- whose credits behind the board include Joss Stone, D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige,…

  7. D'Angelo Pleads Guilty in Prostitution Case

    March 12, 2011 1:02 PM EST D 'Angelo wrapped up a prostitution case Friday by pleading guilty to disorderly conduct, ending one of the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer's series of run-ins with the law since his heyday a decade ago. D'Angelo, 37, said nothing as he left a Manhattan courthouse and…

  8. Mark Ronson Working on New D'Angelo Album

    August 27, 2010 12:24 PM EDT M ark Ronson may be readying the release of third album " Record Collection ," due out Sept. 28 on RCA Records, but the Brooklyn-based artist/producer is also involved with another high-profile third album: R&B singer D'Angelo 's long-awaited follow-up to sophomore…

  9. Mark Ronson Readies 'Record Collection' Release

    August 10, 2010 12:05 PM EDT Mark Ronson steps into the spotlight as a singer, and shows off a talented group of friends, on third album "Record Collection," due Sept. 28 on RCA Records. Working under the alias Mark Ronson and The Business Intl., the British producer will make his debut as a vocalist on the…

  10. D'Angelo Busted, Katy Perry Blue?

    March 08, 2010 5:23 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, R&B singer D'Angelo was arrested for soliciting an undercover police woman for $40 oral sex, and Katy Perry is considering the role of Smurfette when the Smurfs go to the big screen next year in a movie helmed by …

  11. D'Angelo Hit With Prostitution Charge

    March 08, 2010 3:01 PM EST Authorities say R&B singer D'Angelo was caught in Greenwich Village trying to pay $40 for sex with an undercover cop posing as a prostitute. Police said Monday that the 36-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Michael Archer, was arrested early Saturday morning while behind the…

  12. Maxwell Spells Out 'Black' Trilogy, Tour Plans

    June 22, 2009 8:50 AM EDT Sade did it. It's been nine years since she released "Lovers Rock," which sold 3.9 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. D'Angelo did it. It's been the same amount of time since he put out his platinum-selling set "Voodoo."…

  13. D'Angelo Clarifies New Album Name, Guests

    February 06, 2009 4:44 PM EST While D'Angelo's long-anticipated album is still expected this summer, it remains untitled, according to his manager, Lindsay Guion of GMUSIC. Guion also notes that despite an earlier press release, producer Mark Ronson and Prince have not yet been confirmed as collaborators. "…

  14. D'Angelo Plots Prince Collab, Spring Tour

    January 20, 2009 10:39 AM EST D'Angelo is expected to collaborate with Prince on his long-awaited first new album since 2000, reportedly titled "James River" and due this summer from J Records. In a statement, the R&B star's manager, Lindsay Guion, says D'Angelo will also team with Gnarls…

  15. Tip Of The Hat

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores this week via Universal Motown. Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores this week via Universal Motown. The set blends live…

  16. New D'Angelo Single Hits iTunes

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT D'Angelo has prefaced the spring 2009 release of his third album with a new buzz single. D'Angelo has prefaced the spring 2009 release of his third album with a new buzz single. "I Found My Smile Again," a remake of the tune D'Angelo originally recorded for the 1996 …

  17. Sam Sparro

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spin a globe and put a finger down: chances are, the wherever your finger lands, the locale loves and plays host to its own dance scenes. Having lived all over the world, Sam Sparro has absorbed so ma Spin a globe and put a finger down: chances are, the wherever your finger lands, the locale…

  18. Q-Tip Returns To Roots On 'The Renaissance'

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores Oct. 14 via Universal Motown. Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores Oct. 14 via Universal Motown. The nine-track set blends live…

  19. Wonder, Stone Enrich New Saadiq Album

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist/songwriter/producer Raphael Saadiq will be back in the spotlight with his own music this fall. R&B artist/songwriter/producer Raphael Saadiq will be back in the spotlight with his own music this fall. His latest album, "The Way I See It," will arrive Sept. 16 via…

  20. D'Angelo Gets Busy On J Records Debut

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT D'Angelo is making progress on his first studio album since 2000, which will likely be released early next year via J Records. R&B star D'Angelo is making progress on his first studio album since 2000, which will likely be released early next year via J Records. The label…

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