1. Billboard Honors Khan, A Tribe Called Quest

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran performer Chaka Khan and pioneering rap act A Tribe Called Quest will be honored Aug. 5 at the Billboard-AURN R&B Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. Veteran performer Chaka Khan and pioneering rap act A Tribe Called Quest will be honored Aug. 5 at the Billboard-AURN R&B Hip-Hop Awards…

  2. Kanye 'Killing' The Competition On New Album

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT If rapper/producer Kanye West is feeling any pressure about the follow-up to his multi-platinum debut, "The College Dropout," he putting on a brave public face. The artist showcased several songs from If rapper/producer Kanye West is feeling any pressure about the follow-up to his…

  3. Push the Button

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brothers in rhythm Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons surely know their way around big beats. As the Chemical Brothers, they have been providing dancefloors and modern rock radio with some of the biggest arou Brothers in rhythm Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons surely know their way around big beats. As the…

  4. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chemical Brothers 'Button' Pushers Veteran electronica purveyors the Chemical Brothers return this week with a new Astralwerks album, "Push the Button." In addition to a guest turn from rapper Q-Tip on the single "Galvanize," the 11-track set features Charlatans…

  5. Q-Tip Signs With Motown

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Q-Tip has signed a worldwide deal with Universal/Motown as a solo artist. Q-Tip has signed a worldwide deal with Universal/Motown as a solo artist. The hip-hop star, who rose to prominence as a member of A Tribe Called Quest, is working on a new album. Q-Tip was most recently signed to…

  6. Nas Shares 'Street' Stories

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Whether Nas discourses on street life, politics or love, you can always count on one thing: He is not going to pull any punches. Nas' latest project, the double-CD "Street's Disciple" (Ill Will Records/Columbia), is no…

  7. Hot Product

    November 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nas 'Streets' Of Fire Whether Nas discourses on street life, politics or love, you can always count on one thing: He is not going to pull any punches. His latest project, the double-CD "Street's Disciple" (Ill Will Records/Columbia), finds the Queens, N.Y., griot…

  8. Chemical Bros. Nail Down 'Button' Track List

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Chemical Brothers have unveiled additional details of their new album, "Push the Button," due Jan. 25 via Astralwerks. The Chemical Brothers have unveiled additional details of their new album, "Push the Button," due Jan. 25 via Astralwerks. In addition to a previously…

  9. Jay-Z To Continue Tour Without R. Kelly

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Days after his Best of Both Worlds tour with R. Kelly was canceled, Jay-Z has reversed course and opted to continue playing shows under the banner Jay-Z and Friends. The next performance will take pla Days after his Best of Both Worlds tour with R. Kelly was canceled, Jay-Z has reversed…

  10. Nas Doubles Up On 'Street's Disciple'

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nas has put the finishing touches on a 22-track double album, "Street's Disciple," due Nov. 30 via Ill Will/Columbia. First single "Thief's Theme" is built on a sample of Iron Butterfly's "Inna Rapper Nas has put the finishing touches on a 22…

  11. Chemical Brothers 'Push' Through New Album

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran electronica duo the Chemical Brothers will return early next year with a new studio album, "Push the Button." Veteran electronica duo the Chemical Brothers will return early next year with a new studio album, "Push the Button." First single "Galvanize"…

  12. Tribe Beatmaster Muhammad's 'Garden' Grows

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Tribe Called Quest principal Ali Shaheed Muhammad's Garden Seeker Productions has signed a new deal with Penalty Recordings and Ryko Distribution. Muhammad's solo debut, "Shaheedullah and Stereotype A Tribe Called Quest principal Ali Shaheed Muhammad's hip-hop oriented…

  13. Q-Tip Confirms Tribe Called Quest Reunion

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT However, issues remain between the pioneering hip-hop trio and its label, Jive, which will release the set. Q-Tip had confirmed the news exclusively reported last month by Billboard.com that A Tribe Called Quest will reunite for a new album. However, issues remain between the pioneering hip…

  14. A Tribe Called Quest Eyeing Reunion

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Tribe Called Quest have begun laying down tracks for a reunion album, which would be the pioneering hip-hop outfit's first since 1998's "The Love Movement." But sources tell Billboard.com group memb A Tribe Called Quest have begun laying down tracks for a reunion album,…

  15. 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…

  16. Stars Flock To Big-Screen Cole Porter Musical

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and R&B singer Vivian Green will appear in "Just One of Those Things," a big screen musical portrait of songwriter Col Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have a few Joni-related chart questions: First,…

  18. 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…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomoplishments of Fleetwood Mac, the Clash, Nas, Swedish Eurovision hopefuls, and 50 Cent. RETURN OF THE MAC: The chart history of Fleetwood Mac stretches to a fourth decade, as the band returns to the Hot 100 with the paid download track "…

  20. Chart Beat Bonus

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart news on Common, Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, and Hayseed Dixie. EITHER OR: Just as "Picture" (Lava/Atlantic or Universal South) by Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer reaches the top-10 of Billboard's Hot 100, this chart features a second title that offers a…

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