1. MTV Boots Beenie Man Amidst Gay Protest

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from a concert bill associated with this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards after gay groups planned a protest, the net Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from…

  2. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (July 26-Aug. 1, 2004). HEY PORTER, CHECKIT, AIII ? The anomaly that is "Da Ali G Show" -- which rides the fine line between hysterical and thoroughly annoying -- will feature an appearance by veteran country music artist Porter…

  3. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  4. Buju Banton Arrested On Drug Charges

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reggae singer Buju Banton has been charged with marijuana possession, police in Kingston, Jamaica, said today (Dec. 4). Reggae singer Buju Banton has been charged with marijuana possession, police in Kingston, Jamaica, said today (Dec. 4). Police were conducting routine anti-drug raids in the…

  5. 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…

  6. Reggae, Mainstream Acts To Play Sumfests

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw will appear at the inaugural U.S. version of the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, as well as the 11th annual Sumfest in Jamaica. The U.S. even Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw will appear at the inaugural…

  7. Red Star Shines On 'Def Jamaica'

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken Music Initiative in a joint venture with Island Def Jam Music Group, is due in August. The album, to be titled " The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken…

  8. No Holding Back

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The current love affair between dancehall reggae and hip-hop/ rap/ pop gets an added boost with this project by Jamaican hitmaker Wayne Wonder (neÉ Von Wayne Charles). The current love affair between dancehall reggae and hip-hop/ rap/ pop gets an added boost with this project by Jamaican…

  9. Additional titles hitting stores this week include:

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles -- A new studio album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Evolve" (Righteous Babe). -- Dancehall veteran Buju Banton's "Friend for Life" (VP/Anti), featuring Sly & Robbie, Fat Joe, and Wayne Wonder. -- Modern rock outfit A.F.I.'s "…

  10. Buju Banton Has 'Friends' On New Album

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Two days after the March 11 release of his sixth album, "Friends for Life," Buju Banton will be doing what he loves best: performing. The dancehall reggae progenitor kicks off a 60-city U.S. tour to introduce his new VP Records/Atlantic…

  11. Billboard Bits: Usher/Doug E. Fresh, Liz Phair & More

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Usher/Doug E. Fresh, Liz Phair & More R&B star Usher and rap veteran Doug E. Fresh have joined the lineup of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Read to Achieve Celebration. Set for Feb. 8 at Atlanta's Phillips Arena, the event will see Usher joining NBA…

  12. Buju Banton Enlists 'Friends' For New LP

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton is set to release "Friends for Life," his first album in almost three years, March 11 on VP/WEA/Atlantic and March 3 in Europe via Anti/Epitaph. Written and co-prod Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton is set to release "Friends for Life,"…

  13. Beenie Man Whips Up Star-Studded 'Tropical Storm'

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man has teamed up with a host of guest artists, including Lil' Kim, So Solid Crew, and dancehall greats Sly & Robbie. Due Aug. 20 vi For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Bob the Builder and songs appearing twice on the U.K. chart. FIVE PLUS FIVE EQUALS: Who would have ever thought that almost two years after Lou Bega had an international hit with his remake of Perez Prado's "Mambo No. 5," the song would be a hit all over…

  15. Hot Product

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Destiny's Child, Stevie Nicks, Eden's Crush, Merle Haggard, and more. They Will 'Survive' With its red-hot title track climbing the charts stateside as well as topping them abroad, Destiny's Child's third Columbia effort, "Survivor…

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