1. Q-Tip Gets 'Abstract' As Kamaal

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kamaal, who as Q-Tip was the former leader of rap act A Tribe Called Quest, will release his second solo album, "Kamaal the Abstract," Oct. 23 via Arista. The artist self-produced the nine-track set, Kamaal, who as Q-Tip was the former leader of rap act A Tribe Called Quest, will…

  2. Violator the Album: 2.0

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With a roster that includes such rap heavyweights as Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Violator really needs no introduction. With a roster that includes such rap heavyweights as Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Violator…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Dark Angel,' Joe Jackson, Peter White

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Dark Angel,' Joe Jackson, Peter White Fox's popular TV series "Dark Angel," helmed by director James Cameron ("Titanic," "Terminator"), is said to be planning a soundtrack spinoff featuring music from its first and second seasons. Among…

  4. 'Violator' Compilation Returns In July

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New music from LL Cool J, Maxwell, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliott with Ja Rule will be found on "Violator The Album: V2.0," the sequel to 1999's "Violator" compilation. Due July 24, the album is the New music from LL Cool J, Maxwell, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliott…

  5. Billboard Bits: Hip-Hop Summit, Wotapalava, Dave Navarro

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Hip-Hop Summit, Wotapalava, Dave Navarro Rap mogul Russell Simmons is calling on hip-hop's power brokers to attend a June 12-13 summit in New York that will focus on the lyrics, content, and advertising of the music. Simmons says the event -- which will include participation from…

  6. Up Close & Personal

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New York radio personality Angie Martinez crosses over to the other side with her debut set, Up Close & Personal. New York radio personality Angie Martinez crosses over to the other side with her debut set, Up Close & Personal. On one hand, the album is what one might expect—an all…

  7. Billboard Bits: Violator, GBV, Fantastic Plastic Machine

    March 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on LL Cool J, Maxwell, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Ja Rule, Violator, Q-Tip, Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard, Fantastic Plastic Machine New music from LL Cool J, Maxwell, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliott with Ja Rule is due for inclusion on "Violator The Album: V2.0," the…

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