1. Snoop Dogg Gets In The 'Mix'

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Already a man of many talents and business ventures, rapper Snoop Dogg is dipping a toe into the hip-hop mixtape game with "Welcome 2 the Chuuch, Vol. 1." Already a man of many talents and business ventures, rapper Snoop Dogg is dipping a toe into the hip-hop mixtape game with "…

  2. Ol' Dirty Bastard Signs To Roc-A-Fella

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Controversial rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard has signed to Roc-A-Fella Records, and will soon begin work on his label debut. The artist, who has just been released after two years in prison, announced the n Controversial rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard has signed to Roc-A-Fella Records, and will…

  3. Memphis Bleek Roars Back On New Album

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "M.A.D.E.," June 24 via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The artist has kept a fairly low profile since the 2000 release of "The Understanding," w Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "…

  4. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 17 " Punk'd," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All-Access: Rock's Rich List," VH1 Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Ice-T…

  5. 08TunesOnTV

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 17 "Dashboard Dreams," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, the Beach Boys, Blink 182, Cake, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre, Sammy Hagar, LL Cool J, Meat Loaf, Metallica,…

  6. Rapper Freeway Moves At High Speed

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Philadelphia's neo-soul explosion of the past few years may have some music fans thinking that every Philadelphia musician is about that particular genre. Not so. The city's hardcore rap traditions are alive and well with Roc-a-Fella…

  7. Paid in Full/Dream Team

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Team Roc-a-Fella is developing a fetish for double albums. Fresh off of Jay-Z's The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse double-disc offering, the imprint returns with a two-CD soundtrack to the film RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Team Roc-a-Fella is developing a fetish for double albums. Fresh…

  8. Ms. Jade Lets Nothing 'Interrupt' Her

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ms. Jade has been preparing a long time for "Girl Interrupted," her 215/Beat Club/Interscope debut, due Nov. 5. "I wrote my first rap when I was either 8 or 9," Jade says. "After that, I started singing. I was always into…

  9. Diddy Gets 'Inventive' On Remix Album

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will be a remix compilation titled "P. Diddy & Bad Boy Records Present ... We Invented the Remix," due May 14 from Bad Boy/Arista. The 14 The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs…

  10. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Turn Out For 'UrbanAID'

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good cause last night (April 9) at LIFEbeat's UrbanAID 2 benefit. Held at New York's Beacon Theatre, the benefit concert featured perform R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good…

  11. 13TunesOnTV

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music related TV listings for March 25-31, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2002 "Profiles at Wolftrap," BET On Jazz Featured Artists: Robert Cray, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Keb' Mo'. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bjork, Celine Dion, Shaggy, Natalie…

  12. J. Lo. Kicks Jackson Out Of No. 1

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez's "J to Tha L-O!" ends the three-week run of Alan Jackson's "Drive" atop The Billboard 200, and makes Lopez the first artist to rule the chart with a remix album. Lopez' Epic album sold Jennifer Lopez's "J to Tha L-O!" ends the…

  13. 7TunesOnTV

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 11-17 MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2002 "Fresh: New Music," VH1 Featured Artist: The Calling. "The NewMusic," MuchMusic USA Featured Artists: Cypress Hill, Green Day, System Of A Down. "Musicians," Bravo Featured Artist: Sheryl Crow. "…

  14. Jackson Holds Off Creed For A Third Week At No. 1

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) cruises to a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 189,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Although the total is an 18% decline fr Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) cruises to a third…

  15. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Summon 'Best Of Both Worlds'

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the success of collaborative efforts on the songs "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" and the "Fiesta" remix under their belts, it made perfect sense for R. Kelly and Jay-Z to team again. This time ou With the success of collaborative efforts on the songs "Guilty…

  16. Roc-A-Fella Looks Toward Benefit, Movie

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and his Roc-A-Fella label compatriots have both a Thanksgiving charity concert and an upcoming movie on their plate. The Jay-Z Thanksgiving Give Back Concerts will take place Nov. 23 at New York Jay-Z and his Roc-A-Fella label compatriots have both a Thanksgiving charity concert and an…

  17. Hot Product

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Jamiroquai, Stone Gossard, P.O.D., John Hiatt, and more. 'Love' Everlasting Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the Columbia follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's…

  18. Plans For Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Redrawn

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The release of Jay-Z's upcoming Roc-A-Fella album "The Blueprint" has been moved up two weeks, "due to overwhelming demand by consumers and retailers alike," according to a statement from the label. T The release of Jay-Z's upcoming Roc-A-Fella album "The…

  19. Jay-Z To Tour Behind 'The Blueprint'

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is planning a U.S. theater tour in support of his forthcoming Roc-A-Fella album, "The Blueprint." The 18-date jaunt will kick off Sept. 14 in Columbus, Ohio, and wind down Multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is planning a U.S. theater tour in support of his…

  20. Beanie Sigel Arrested In Philly

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Beanie Sigel (real name: Dwight Grant) was arrested Friday on Sigel Street -- the South Philadelphia neighborhood street that serves as his namesake -- and charged with aggravated and s Hip-hop artist Beanie Sigel (real name: Dwight Grant) was arrested Friday on Sigel Street --…

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