1. Mike Posner 'Won't Pull a Lauryn Hill' with His Next Album

    October 18, 2010 3:55 PM EDT M ike Posner is just wrapping up his first-ever headlining tour with a full band, but he's also "a couple songs in" on his next album, which he says he started working on before his Top 10 debut, "31 Minutes to Takeoff," even came out. "I'm experimenting…

  2. The Game Moves 'LAX' Release Date Again

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Originally due June 24 then July 8, the Game's third album, "LAX," is now set for release July 22 via Geffen. Originally due June 24 then July 8, the Game's third album, "LAX," is now set for release July 22 via Geffen. The first single, "Game's Pain,…

  3. Redman, Raekwon Lead Rock The Bells Tour

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The hip-hop-centric Rock the Bells festival will branch off into a club tour this fall, beginning Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C. The hip-hop-centric Rock the Bells festival will branch off into a club tour this fall, beginning Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C. Redman, Raekwon, Keith Murray,…

  4. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, Hot Snakes, Bizarre

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Kraftwerk, Hot Snakes, Bizarre, April Sixth Legendary German electronic act Kraftwerk will begin a five-week world tour with a May 30-31 stand at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. The quartet will also play New York, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles, before 11 European dates through…

  5. Hot Product

    December 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xzibit Draw Your 'Weapons' Rapper Xzibit returns this week with his first album since 2002, "Weapons of Mass Destruction" (Columbia). The 16-track set features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes on "Tough Guy," Strong Arm Steady on "Beware of Us" and …

  6. Xzibit Sharpens New 'Weapons'

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Xzibit will unveil his new album, "Weapons of Mass Destruction," Dec. 14 via Columbia. The 16-track set features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes on "Tough Guy," Strong Arm Steady on "Beware Rapper Xzibit will unveil his new album, "Weapons of Mass…

  7. Tunes On TV

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 23-29, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 23 CMT News Special: "Natalie vs. Toby: Both Sides of the War," CMT Featured Artists: Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith. "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre," ABC…

  8. Nate Dogg Gathers Eve, Snoop For New Album

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nate Dogg has finalized details for his forthcoming self-titled Elektra album, due Feb. 25. The 15-song set will feature a number of high-profile guests, including Eve, Redman, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Xz Nate Dogg has finalized details for his forthcoming self-titled Elektra album, due Feb. 25.…

  9. Tunes On TV

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 20-26, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 20 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Cam'Ron ("Boy (I Need You)"). "One On One," UPN Featured Artist…

  10. Quality

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST With two albums under his belt via collaborations with Mos Def and DJ Hi-Tek, underground darling Talib Kweli makes his solo debut with Quality. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 19 With two albums under his belt via collaborations with Mos Def and DJ Hi-Tek, underground darling Talib Kweli makes his solo…

  11. Black Star Alum Kweli Offers 'Quality'

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Talib Kweli, the New York-based rapper who rose to fame via two high-profile collaborative albums on Rawkus Records -- "Black Star" (with Mos Def) and "Reflection Eternal" (with producer Hi-Tek) -- wi Talib Kweli, the New York-based rapper who rose to fame via two high…

  12. International Artists 'Celebrate Brooklyn'

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 24th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced a full schedule for this year's event, with artists as diverse as Dr. John, Talib Kweli, Lambchop, Femi Kuti, Ely Guerra, and Yo The 24th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced a full schedule…

  13. Hot Product

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing the "Spider-Man" soundtrack, and new albums from Trey Anastasio, Ali, and Blackalicious. Along Came A 'Spider' Befitting what is expected to be one of the summer's most popular movies, Columbia has snared a host of top stars for its "Spider-Man"…

  14. Kweli Does It Himself On The Road

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Talib Kweli has just embarked on a self-booked U.S. tour in support of his first solo album, "Kwelity." The trek, which also features fellow hip-hoppers Blackalicious and KRS-One on select date Rapper Talib Kweli has just embarked on a self-booked U.S. tour in support of his…

  15. Blackalicious' 'Arrow' Spears De La Rocha, Harper

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Underground hip-hop duo Blackalicious, comprised of lyricist the Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel, has drafted a stellar lineup of guests for its MCA debut, "Blazing Arrow," due April 30. The se Underground hip-hop duo Blackalicious, comprised of lyricist the Gift of Gab and…

  16. Hot Product

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Paul McCartney, the Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, David Byrne, and more. Spreading His 'Wings' Rather than aping the sound Paul McCartney helped shape with the Beatles, his post-Fab Four band Wings was more personal and stylistically prismatic in tone, its…