1. Wu-Tang Checks In With The Underground

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records founder Chuck Wilson received a pitch on an album that combines the production talents of Wu-Tang Clan membe Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records…

  2. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  3. Jeff Townes Makes Magnificent' Solo Debut

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There has always been a touch of jazz buried deep in the musical psyche of Jeff Townes. Even while churning out rap crossover hits ("Summertime," "Parents Just Don't Understand") with Will Smith as D.J. Jazzy Jeff &…

  4. All of the Above

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Remember the old adage "Those who can do, and those who can't teach"? J-Live does, and he is ready to challenge it with All of the Above. Remember the old adage "Those who can do, and those who can't teach"? J-Live does, and he is ready to challenge it with All…