1. N.O.R.E. Readies Two New Albums, Capone Collab

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a reggaeton turn, New York-turned-Miami rapper N.O.R.E. wants "to come back to hip-hop strong" -- to the tune of three new projects. After a reggaeton turn, New York-turned-Miami rapper N.O.R.E. wants "to come back to hip-hop strong" -- to the tune of three new…

  2. NORE Snag Swizz Beatz, Pharrell For Indie Album

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After testing the reggaeton waters with last year's "N.O.R.E. Y La Familia... Ya Tu Sabe," Queens rapper NORE is going back to basics with "Global Warming 11368," which he will release independently i After testing the reggaeton waters with last year's "N.O…

  3. Rapper Capone Readies Solo Debut

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Due July 12 via Pain, Time & Glory Enterprises…

  4. Snoop Returns With 'Masterpiece,' Remixes The Doors

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg gets a hand from a host of high-profile stars on his upcoming studio album, "R&G (Rhythm and Gangsta): The Masterpiece." Beyond the hit first single "Drop It Like It's Hot" featu Rapper Snoop Dogg gets a hand from a host of high-profile stars on…

  5. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Raekwon 'Diamond' In The Rough Wu-Tang Clan principal Raekwon will release a new album, "The Lex Diamond Story," this week via Ice Water Entertainment/Universal. The set is the rapper's first solo effort since 1999's "Immobilarity," which peaked at No.…

  6. Raekwon Polishes 'Lex Diamond'

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal Raekwon will release a new album, "The Lex Diamond Story," Dec. 16 via Ice Water Entertainment/Universal. Wu-Tang Clan principal Raekwon will release a new album, "The Lex Diamond Story," Dec. 16 via Ice Water Entertainment/Universal. The set is the…

  7. Hot Product

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Atlantic's "Sessions@AOL" compilation, featuring live tracks from Coldplay, Avril Lavigne, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys and Jewel, among others. The fourth studio album from Scottish rock act Travis, "12…

  8. Def Jam Crew Takes 'Vendetta' On The Road

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the release of a new video game. While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the…

  9. Hip-Hop Summit Descends On Detroit

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who will take part in the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) April 26 Detroit event. Slated to take place at the Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who…

  10. 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…

  11. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  12. 'Nellyville' Boots Eminem Out Of No. 1

    July 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nelly's "Nellyville" (Universal) storms The Billboard 200 to knock out Eminem's "The Eminem Show" and become the country's new No. 1 album. Eminem's Web/Aftermath/Interscope set had an impressive five Nelly's "Nellyville" (Universal)…

  13. DJ Clue Readies Star-Studded 'Professional'

    January 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Def Jam artist DJ Clue has completed his latest album, "The Professional Part 2," which is due for a Feb. 27 release. The set comes on the heels of "DJ Clue Presents: Backstage-Mixtape (Music Inspired Def Jam artist DJ Clue has completed his latest album, "The Professional…