1. Artemis Compiles Video Game Tracks

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The sound of popular artists in video games has become common as of late, with top titles often featuring songs unavailable elsewhere. The sound of popular artists in video games has become common as of late, with top titles often featuring songs unavailable elsewhere. As the industry…

  2. Chingy Taps Janet, R. Kelly For 'Powerballin''

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson and R. Kelly are among the guests appearing on Chingy's sophomore album, "Powerballin'." The set is due Nov. 5 via Capitol, bumped up a week from its scheduled release date. Other guests Janet Jackson and R. Kelly are among the guests appearing on Chingy'…

  3. Straight Outta Cashville

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and their collective G-Unit efforts, it's not surprising that anticipation is high for the debut from G-Unit member Young Buck. Following the success of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and their collective G-Unit efforts, it's not surprising that…

  4. OutKast Tops Final 2003 Album Chart

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast's double-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) returns to the pinnacle of The Billboard 200 reflecting in the final full sales week of 2003. The 4-1 rebound marks the third separate occa OutKast's double-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista)…

  5. Timing, TVT Right For Lil Jon's Success

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz can thank TVT's tenacity for the act's successful year. The Atlanta-based trio of Lil Jon, Big Sam and Lil Bo have taken their gospel of crunk to the masses with their TVT sophomore set, "Kings of…

  6. Hot Product

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Banner 'Water' Break Fresh off the June release of "Mississippi: The Album" (SRC/Universal) and September's remix offering "Mississippi: The Screwed & Chopped Album," Southern rapper David Banner this week unveils. "MTA2: Baptized in Dirty…

  7. HOT PRODUCT

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the Pearl Jam-led "Big Fish" soundtrack plus new albums from B2K and David Banner. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News David Banner …

  8. Banner Dives Into 'Dirty Water'

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fresh off the June release of "Mississippi: The Album" (SRC/Universal) and September's remix offering "Mississippi: The Screwed & Chopped Album," Southern rapper David Banner has already completed Fresh off the June release of "Mississippi: The Album" …

  9. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly 'Dirty' Work Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due this week via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat from the theme song for the TV show "…

  10. Big Stars To Rock Vibe Awards

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Ludacris and Chingy have all signed on to perform at the inaugural Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the event will be held Nov. 2 Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Ludacris and Chingy have all signed on to…

  11. Nelly Blends Old With New On 'Derrty Versions'

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due Nov. 25 via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat fr Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da…

  12. Pharrell Leads Inaugural Vibe Nominees

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, Pharrell Williams leads the field for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadca With five nominations, Pharrell Williams leads the field for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set…

  13. 2003 Vibe Awards Nominees

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcast as a two-hour special the next night on UPN. Below is a list of nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa…

  14. Hip-Hop's Biggest Acts Set For Source Awards

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule, Fabolous. Nelly and Murphy Lee are among the acts confirmed to perform during the 2003 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards. Set for Oct. 13 at Florida's Miami Arena, the ceremony will also feature en Ja Rule, Fabolous. Nelly and Murphy Lee are among the acts confirmed to perform during…

  15. Crunk King Lil Jon Readies CD/DVD

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. The DVD is a video diary of the Dirty South rap act's rise to popularity, while the audio…

  16. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- An array of new albums from veteran rock acts: Frank Black and the Catholics' "Show Me Your Tears" (spinART); Spiritualized's "Amazing Grace" (Sanctuary); a self-titled effort from the…

  17. Lil' Kim, Jay-Z Top Source Awards Nods

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003. Both artists received nods in five categories, including album of the year for "La Bella Mafia" and "The Blueprin Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop…

  18. 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…

  19. Hot Rappers Roll On Mixtape Tour

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the Dirty South Mixtape Tour, set to launch tomorrow (July 31) in Jackson, Miss. Also featuring the Ying Yang Twins, Killer M David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the…

  20. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 21-27, 2003. Among all of the acts that will be making the rounds on the late night shows this week, I'm most looking forward to a pair of appearances that Jane's Addiction will make. On Tuesday, the same…

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