1. Hard Groove

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For years, Roy Hargrove has dropped hints that someday he'd like to do a "crossover jazz" recording. For years, Roy Hargrove has dropped hints that someday he'd like to do a "crossover jazz" recording. Of course, since crossover is a dirty word in jazz, Hargrove…

  2. Roy Hargrove Busts Out The 'Groove'

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Trumpeter Roy Hargrove and his well-known friends are in a funky mood on his new disc "Roy Hargrove Presents the RH Factor: Hard Groove," due May 20 from Verve Records. The jazz star has enlisted such Trumpeter Roy Hargrove and his well-known friends are in a funky mood on his new…

  3. Alf Clausen's 'Simpsons' Songs Hit The Right Note

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Now in its 14th season on Fox, "The Simpsons" has yielded four full-length albums, numerous books and videos, and countless toys and related merchandise. Add to that Warner Bros. Publications' newly released folio "The…

  4. Body & Soul: Absolute

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST For those lamenting the paucity of good songs on CDs these days, stop right here. For those lamenting the paucity of good songs on CDs these days, stop right here. Every track on this latest installment in Time-Life Music's Body & Soul series—which includes the Love Serenade and…

  5. Eight Artists Tie For Grammy Nominations Lead

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Avril Lavigne all tied for the lead with five Grammy nominations apiece, which were announced this morning (Jan Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and…

  6. D'Angelo Arrested In Virginia

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning R&B singer D'Angelo (real name: Michael Eugene Archer) had to be subdued with pepper spray yesterday (Nov. 18) after he resisted arrest on misdemeanor charges of aggressive driving Grammy-winning R&B singer D'Angelo (real name: Michael Eugene Archer) had to be…

  7. Red Hot + Riot

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Organization once again combines consciousness with great music for its 14th benefit project. This time out the organization pays tribute to the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Nigerian revoluti The Red Hot Organization once again combines consciousness with great music for its 14th…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together for the first time in some 24 years at a one-off performance at the Virgin Megastore on London's Oxford Street. 1998 - Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together…

  9. In Between

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jazzanova has been producing and remixing music since the mid-'90s. Jazzanova has been producing and remixing music since the mid-'90s. In '98, the Berlin-based collective—Axel Reinemer, Stefan Leisering, Roskow Kretschmann, Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler, and Jürgen von…

  10. D'Angelo, Common Lead Fela Kuti Tribute

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT D'Angelo, Common, Dead Prez, Blackalicious, and Macy Gray are among the artists who have contributed to the latest edition in the Red Hot charity album series, "Red Hot + RIOT!," due Oct. 16 from MCA. D'Angelo, Common, Dead Prez, Blackalicious, and Macy Gray are among the…

  11. Instant Vintage

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ever since Raphael Saadiq achieved musical notoriety as a member of Tony! Toni! TonÉ! (and later Lucy Pearl), fans have been wondering when he would take his act solo. Ever since Raphael Saadiq achieved musical notoriety as a member of Tony! Toni! Toné! (and later Lucy Pearl), fans have been…

  12. Lathun Carries Torch With 'Fortunate' Debut

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Excerpted for Billboard.com feature) Neo-soul singer/songwriter/producer Lathun is the latest artist to carry the torch for the legendary Motown Records, as he prepares for the June 11 release of his debut, "Fortunate." The Detroit native wrote 10 of the 13 tracks on "…

  13. Raphael Saadiq: Timing Is Finally Right For Solo Set

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Raphael Saadiq isn't stressing over how many units his Universal solo debut, "Instant Vintage," will sell following its June 11 release. Raphael Saadiq isn't stressing over how many units his Universal solo debut, "Instant Vintage," will sell following its June…

  14. Citizen Cope

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Citizen Cope (aka Clarence Greenwood) is of such a rare breed that it's hard not to look to G. Love and Special Sauce leader Garrett Dutton as a reference point. Like Dutton, Greenwood infuses seeming Citizen Cope (aka Clarence Greenwood) is of such a rare breed that it's hard not…

  15. Citizen Cope To Support Debut On Furtado Trek

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a year on EMI's backburner, singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (real name: Clarence Greenwood) will finally release his much-anticipated self-titled debut today (Jan. 29) via DreamWorks. "My first a After a year on EMI's backburner, singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (real name:…

  16. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette MTV Europe Video Music Awards, MTV Featured…

  17. Angie Stone Warms Up On 'Mahogany'

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second studio effort and J Records debut (due Nov. 6), R&B diva Angie Stone is notably relaxed and content. "Everything is flowing," she ent As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second…

  18. 'Rush Hour' Director To Speak At Billboard Conference

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning film/music video director Brett Ratner will be making an exclusive appearance as a guest speaker Nov. 1 at the Billboard Music Video Conference. Ratner will give a speech at the conferen Award-winning film/music video director Brett Ratner will be making an exclusive appearance…

  19. 'Vintage' Saadiq Album Due Next Winter

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Lucy Pearl/Tony! Toni! Tone! principal Raphael Saadiq is putting the finishing touches on his debut solo album, "Instant Vintage," due to be released in late January/early February 2002 on Universal/P Lucy Pearl/Tony! Toni! Tone! principal Raphael Saadiq is putting the finishing…

  20. Femi Kuti 'Fights' To Enlighten

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With "Fight to Win," due Oct. 16 from MCA, Femi Kuti strives in earnest to educate and enlighten the world about the problems of his African homeland. "We are in crisis right now," he says. "I want to With "Fight to Win," due Oct. 16 from MCA, Femi Kuti…

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