1. Ask Billboard: What-The-Forget Is Going On?

    January 28, 2011 5:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHAT-THE-FORGET…

  2. Erykah Badu Cuts 'Underground' Distinctly Her Way

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One thing hasn't changed since Erykah Badu first grooved into crossover success in 1997: The singer/songwriter does things her way. And that includes musical messages pulsating throughout her fourth project, the EP "Worldwide…

  3. Hot Product

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from DJ Shadow, DJ Quik, Doves, Dirty Vegas, and more. Hey Mr. DJ It's all about the DJ this week, with highly anticipated new albums from West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik and Bay Area-based mixmaster DJ Shadow. Quik's "Under tha Influence,"…

  4. Me'Shell Ndegeocello Returns With 'Anthropological Mix'

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "There's no mistake in the color that it is. It's infused with black-born musicalities," Me'Shell Ndegeocello says of her new Maverick album, "Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape." "There's no mistake in the color that it is. It's infused with…

  5. Brace 4 Impak

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Underground hip-hop production outfit Da Beatminerz is known more for its deft keyboard work than turntable skills. Underground hip-hop production outfit Da Beatminerz is known more for its deft keyboard work than turntable skills. Although primarily known for working with East Coast artists,…