1. Azealia Banks Responds to T.I.'s Comment on Her Beef With Iggy Azalea... Again

    April 23, 2012 4:50 PM EDT 'T.I. ... Please shut the fuck up about this,' Azealia Banks tweeted to T.I. Just when you thought it was over, Azealia Banks ' tiff with T.I. is reignited. Banks took to Twitter to address T.I. for some words he shared with WGCI's "Morning Riot" about Banks'…

  2. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  3. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 11/26/2011

    November 26, 2011 12:35 PM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @Billboard to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @BunBTrillOG : Over here at #TeamTrill we make it happen. Give…

  4. Rapper Heavy D Dead at 44

    November 08, 2011 5:45 PM EST Heavy D , a rapper whose imposing size and crossover success helped make him a major rap star, died Tuesday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital. According to confirmed reports , the 44-year-old rapper was found conscious on the walkway near his Beverly Hills home around 11:25 am when a 911…

  5. Scott Vener Q&A: Meet The Man Behind 'Entourage's' Music

    August 30, 2011 2:00 PM EDT HBO's "Entourage" has offered fans half-hour chunks of stylized escapism during its eight-season run, and no one is more responsible for setting that ultra-cool tone than Scott Vener ( @brokemogul ), who started as a music consultant and took the reins as the show's music…

  6. Game Talks 'The R.E.D. Album': Video Track-By-Track

    August 23, 2011 12:35 PM EDT "Ricky" "Ricky is the story of every fallen young black man in Los Angeles. What people don't understand is that Boyz in the Hood is that, aside from it being a movie, that was the everyday lifestyle of young black teenagers in Los Angeles County and now spreaded across…

  7. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 6/11/2011

    June 11, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @LupeFiasco : Defend the wicked. Celebrate the wrong.…

  8. Billboard Bits: Adele Postpones Tour Dates, 'The Voice' Lands Post-Super Bowl Slot

    May 31, 2011 7:56 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adele Postpones Tour Dates Due to Laryngitis Adele has announced the postponement of five North American tour dates due to laryngitis, according to a message on her official website. The singer's show on…

  9. Fleet Foxes Bring a Quiet Riot to NYC's United Palace

    May 19, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Fresh off the May 3 release of their sophomore album "Helplessness Blues," madrigal-infused indie darlings Fleet Foxes delivered a fine-tuned performance to a delighted, sold-out crowd last night (May 18) at NYC's United Palace Theater. Read a review of "Helplessness Blues…

  10. Game Says Delayed 'R.E.D.' Album Will Be 'Best' Album of 2011

    March 29, 2011 1:18 PM EDT Game 's upcoming "The R.E.D." album has been delayed numerous times and still has no set release date, but the California rapper says he isn't jaded. In fact, he feels he's still "one of the last artists that really cares about hip-hop." "I just think…

  11. DJ Megatron Shot To Death at 32

    March 27, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Urban radio and TV personality DJ Megatron, who built a career at hip-hop and R&B radio stations from Philadelphia to Boston and told viewers of a popular music TV show "What's Good," was shot to death early Sunday, his manager and police said. The occasional BET television…

  12. Gwen Stefani Closes Out Fashion Week with L.A.M.B. Runway Show

    February 18, 2011 2:13 PM EST G wen Stefani was one of the last designers to present at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City last night (Feb. 17), and the "Hollaback Girl" made sure to close things out with a bang. Stefani's L.A.M.B. show, for the No Doubt frontwoman's Fall 2011 collection, was…

  13. Win A 'Respect The Jux' Prize Pack

    December 20, 2010 1:32 PM EST A couple of weeks back I posted an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of Harlem rappers Vado and Jae Millz shooting the official video for "Respect The Jux," a song titled after the Frank C. Matthews-penned book by the same name. Exclusive: Vado And Jae Millz 'Respect The Jux&…

  14. Beanie Sigel Says Dame Dash Owes Him 'About $11 Million' Dollars

    December 14, 2010 11:49 AM EST Beanie Sigel sat with Star and Buckwild from the "Star & Buckwild Morning Show" on Power 100.3 in his hometown and dished out about how former labelhead Dame Dash owing him "roughly about... $11 million" dollars. Video: Beanie Sigel on the Star & Buckwild show …

  15. Beanie Sigel Charged with Tax Fraud in Pennsylvania

    October 06, 2010 11:31 AM EDT Rapper Beanie Sigel is facing criminal charges for alleged tax fraud. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say the entertainer born Dwight Grant made $1.5 million from 2002 to 2004, but filed no tax returns. Sigel has served time on drug and weapons charges, and for prescription drug use while…

  16. Zac Brown Band: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 10, 2010 5:24 PM EDT The massively condensed career bio for the Zac Brown Band goes something like this: Talented Georgia musician with instinctive head for business and mad kitchen skills ditches college, makes music, opens a restaurant, works with a wide range of musicians before settling on an alchemic lineup,…

  17. Lauryn Hill Is 'So Special' At Rock The Bells

    August 24, 2010 5:24 PM EDT Lauryn Hill made her official stateside comeback on Saturday (Aug. 21) on day-one of this year's Rock the Bells festival in San Bernardino, Calif. Video: Lauryn Hill performs at Rock The Bells Decked out in a dress, a wool jacket and a red beanie in the warm California sun, the former…

  18. Roc Nation's J. Cole Performs Sold-Out NYC Show, Brings Out Roc-A-Fella Artist

    March 31, 2010 5:28 PM EDT It was a cold, wet night in New York City yesterday (Mar. 30), but the weather didn't stop fans from coming out in support of J. Cole, Jay-Z's Roc Nation protege, for his first sold-out show in the Big Apple. Held at S.O.B.s, the 400-person venue was over capacity as the North…

  19. Billboard Bits: Kings of Convenience, Travis Barker, Courtney Love and More

    February 12, 2010 6:17 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Film director Jim Jarmusch has signed on as curator for a day of the New York edition of All Tomorrow's Parties festival in upstate New York this coming Labor Day weekend. Sonic Youth, the…

  20. Game Works With Pharrell, Feuds with 50 Cent

    January 05, 2010 5:59 PM EST Once upon a time, gangster rapper Game had preconceived notions about eccentric rapper/producer Pharrell Williams -and vice versa. But the two have since put aside their differences; Williams is the executive producer of Game's fourth studio album, "R.E.D.," due Feb. 16 on…

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