1. Lil Wayne Plays Farewell Show in New Orleans

    December 29, 2009 9:46 AM EST Lil Wayne emerged as a top-selling musician known for his clever wordplay and risque lyrics, but like rappers before him, he's staring down a year behind bars at the peak of his career. The artist returned to his hometown of New Orleans for a performance Monday on what he's calling…

  2. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 2

    December 23, 2009 10:46 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 40 Phil Spector Guilty of Crazy Hair, Murder (May 29, 2009) Phil Spector's "wall of sound" was responsible for many '60s pop staples, but the legendary producer will be remembered by this generation…

  3. Listen: 50 Cent and Beanie Siegel "I Go Off" Exclusive Preview

    November 11, 2009 6:09 PM EST A few weeks ago, former Roc-A-Fella member Beanie Sigel released a diss song titled "What You Talkin Bout (I'm Not Your Average Cat)," aimed at then labelhead and friend Jay-Z . Now, the Philadelphia-raised rapper gives Billboard.com readers an exclusive snippet of his upcoming…

  4. Metallica / Dec. 17, 2008 / Los Angeles (The Forum)

    December 18, 2008 2:17 PM EST There are a few things you can expect from any Metallica concert. You'll hear "Enter Sandman." Lars Ulrich will take every opportunity he can to get up from his drum kit and goad the audience. Whoever's running the pyrotechnics will get plenty of chances to set the stage…

  5. Ghostface Raids The Vault For 'GhostDeini'

    November 13, 2008 2:37 PM EST Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16 via Def Jam. The set will be available as a single CD or bundled with a DVD chronicling the artist's Hip-Hop Live tour. "GhostDeini"…

  6. Ghostface Raids The Vault For 'GhostDeini'

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16 via Def Jam. Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16…

  7. Beanie Sigel Sent Back To Jail

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rap star Beanie Sigel has returned to prison. Rap star Beanie Sigel has returned to prison. A federal judge in Philadelphia sentenced Sigel to three months in prison Friday after authorities say he gave a false urine sample to probation officials. Officials also say the rapper tested positive…

  8. Roc-A-Fella Remaining At Def Jam ... For Now

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster, Billboard.com has learned. Roc-A-Fella artists include Kanye West, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Tru Life, DJ Clue, M Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster,…

  9. Sigel Gets Day In Jail On Probation Violation

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beanie Sigel was found guilty Wednesday of a second probation violation for taking a trip to Atlantic City, N.J., and for being in contact with a convicted felon. Beanie Sigel was found guilty Wednesday of a second probation violation for taking a trip to Atlantic City, N.J., and for being in…

  10. Groban Remains No. 1, Becomes '07's Best-Seller

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban sets a new record on The Billboard 200 with "Noel," becoming the first Christmas album to top the chart for four straight weeks. The 143/Reprise set moved 669,000 copies in the U.S., accor Josh Groban sets a new record on The Billboard 200 with "Noel," becoming…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Wu-Tang Clan try to transcend in-fighting and tragedy on their first album in six years, Mario is ready to "Go" with his new J album and Pink Floyd and Radiohead boxed sets emerge just in time for A collaborative album between R&B star Omarion and rapper Bow Wow, "Face…

  12. Something For 'Free'

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive this week via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now…

  13. Jadakiss Inks New Deal With Roc-A-Fella

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jadakiss has signed to Roc-A-Fella/Ruff Ryders and will release his third, as-yet-untitled studio effort next year. Jadakiss has signed to Roc-A-Fella/Ruff Ryders and will release his third, as-yet-untitled studio effort next year. The rapper's two previous efforts, 2001's "…

  14. Freeway Back In Business With New Album

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive Nov. 20 via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now…

  15. Sigel Bounces Back With 'The Solution'

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has R. Kelly in his corner on "All of the Above," the first single from his new album, "The Solution." Due Dec. 11 via State Property/Roc-A-Fella, the set also sports Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has R. Kelly in his corner on "All…

  16. Theft Charge Withdrawn Against Beanie Sigel

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia prosecutors withdrew charges today (Oct. 18) against Beanie Sigel after the rapper resolved a dispute over a rental car he had kept long past its return date. Philadelphia prosecutors withdrew charges today (Oct. 18) against Beanie Sigel after the rapper resolved a dispute over a…

  17. Cassidy Leans On The Lord For 'B.A.R.S.'

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After serving more than a year in jail and suffering serious injuries in a car accident, Philadelphia rapper Cassidy has a lot to be grateful for. After serving more than a year in jail and suffering serious injuriet in a car accident, Philadelphia rapper Cassidy, has a lot to be grateful for…

  18. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  19. Rapper Beanie Sigel Back In Court

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A judge extended Beanie Sigel's supervised release after the rapper was questioned in federal court about a positive drug test and association with convicted felons. A judge extended Beanie Sigel's supervised release after the rapper was questioned in federal court about a positive…

  20. The Clue And The Trick

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release schedule with his first official album in nearly six years. "The Professional, Part 3" arrives this week. DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release schedule with his first official album in…

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