1. OutKast Leads Nine New Top-20 Chart Entries

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" muscles out tough competition from Dave Matthews and Limp Bizkit to bow atop The Billboard 200. The Arista album In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "…

  2. Here Comes the Fuzz

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This year, mix-tape DJs finally received mainstream recognition. This year, mix-tape DJs finally received mainstream recognition. However, the problem with mix tapes is that, typically as a result of featuring a host of different artists, the DJ's vision gets lost in the process. That is…

  3. Wooden Leather

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A few years ago, if someone had said that some of hip-hop's most innovative music would be coming from Kentucky, they would have been laughed at. A few years ago, if someone had said that some of hip-hop's most innovative music would be coming from Kentucky, they would have been…

  4. Six Labels Later, Anthony Hamilton Debuts

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Very few artists can say that it has taken them almost 11 years to release their debut album -- and still smile about it. Having been signed to a host of different labels (Uptown, MCA, Harrell Entertainment, Soulife and Atlantic), Anthony…

  5. Tunes On TV

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 8 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Peter Frampton (also scheduled: Ellen DeGeneres). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mariah Carey (also scheduled:…

  6. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  7. 50 Cent On The Money At R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent was the big winner at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2003 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show, handed out last night (Aug. 8) in Miami Beach. Going in with a record-setting 10 nominations 50 Cent was the big winner at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2003 R&B/Hip…

  8. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Performers Set

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nappy Roots, Anthony Hamilton, Goapele, Little Brother, Jacki O, Kayne West, Novel and Mystic have been tapped to perform at the fourth annual Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, set for Aug. 8 at Nappy Roots, Anthony Hamilton, Goapele, Little Brother, Jacki O, Kayne West, Novel and Mystic…

  9. MTV Plans 'You Hear It First' Tours

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV is putting its "You Hear It First" franchise out on the road with a pair of brief tours: one rock, one hip-hop. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the rock leg will kick off July 15 in Los Angeles, while the MTV is putting its "You Hear It First" franchise out on the road with a…

  10. Better Dayz

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Six years after his death, 2Pac's catalog continues to grow, as evidenced by this latest posthumous double-disc set. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Six years after his death, 2Pac's catalog continues to grow, as evidenced by this latest posthumous double-disc set. Executive-produced by Suge…

  11. 'Better' Tupac Set Springing From Vaults

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The catalog of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur continues to grow. The late artist's 10th album and the sixth released since his murder in September 1996 will be the double-disc "Better Dayz," due Nov. 26 f The catalog of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur continues to grow. The late artist&…

  12. Man vs. Machine

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Xzibit may finally get the recognition he deserves with his fourth set. With Dr. Dre at the helm as executive producer, Man vs. Xzibit may finally get the recognition he deserves with his fourth set. With Dr. Dre at the helm as executive producer, Man vs. Machine is an intense set that never…

  13. Keys Tops 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys was the big winner last night (Aug. 9) at the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors from the event staged at Miami's Billboardlive. In addition to t Alicia Keys was the big winner last night (Aug. 9) at the second annual Billboard R&…

  14. Top Artists Set For Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the acts set to perform at the second annual Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 9 at Billboardlive in Miami Beach. The show, whic Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the acts set to perform at the second annual…

  15. Atlantic Forges Deal With R&B/Hip-Hop Label Soulife?

    January 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records has signed a worldwide pact with L.A.-based R&B/hip-hop label Soulife Recordings, Billboard Bulletin reports. The long-term deal calls for Soulife to independently sign, develop, Atlantic Records has signed a worldwide pact with L.A.-based R&B/hip-hop label Soulife…

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