1. Behind 'The Breaks': Mack Wilds and DJ Premier on How They Helped VH1's Acclaimed Movie Keep It Real

    January 04, 2016 11:39 PM EST Even Lucious Lyon's Empire wasn't built in a day. Another music-centric television project, VH1's movie The Breaks , which premiered last night, takes a look at the hip-hop industry -- but well before the multiplatinum, shiny-suited heydays of labels like Bad Boy provided…

  2. Roots Picnic 2012 Lineup: Kid Cudi, Wale, James Murphy Performing

    March 16, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Kid Cudi , Wale , De La Soul and James Murphy are among the top-line acts at the 2012 Roots Picnic, the annual Philadelphia festival hosted by city music legends the Roots . Now in its fifth year, the event has expanded from one day to two, invading Philly's Festival Pier at Penn's…

  3. Gorillaz Release Film for 'Rhinestone Eyes'

    October 06, 2010 1:45 PM EDT The cartoon foursome Gorillaz released a vividly-illustrated storyboard film for the song "Rhinestone Eyes" Monday (Oct. 4), continuing from where the video for "On Melancholy Hill" left off. Video: Gorillaz "Rhinestone Eyes" Illustrated Film In the previous…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: 'Hope' Helps Haiti

    January 28, 2010 6:55 PM EST HIGH 'HOPE': If an album is going to set a sales record, best that its proceeds go to charity . "Hope for Haiti Now" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to reign in the chart's history. All proceeds from the MTV Networks…

  5. J.A.M. Awards To Highlight Positive Side Of Hip-Hop

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop has such a negative connotation in some circles that some people equate it with thuggery or crime -- an unfair depiction that DMC of the legendary rap group Run-D.M.C. is trying to dispel. Hip-hop has such a negative connotation in some circles that some people equate it with thuggery…

  6. 9th Wonder's 'Dream' Comes True With New Album

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus Records. Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus…

  7. Mos Def, Wu-Tang Lead 'Rock The Bells' Bill

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Wu-Tang Clan, Redman and De La Soul are among the hip-hop artists performing at the 2006 Rock the Bells festival. The concert will take place Aug. 5 at the NOS Events Center in S Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Wu-Tang Clan, Redman and De La Soul are among the hip-hop artists…

  8. Spitkicker Tour Merges With Mekka

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Mekka tour has joined forces with the hip-hop-leaning Spitkicker tour, adding De La Soul, Common, Biz Markie, Talib Kweli, and others to its already extensive roster of electronic artist The inaugural Mekka tour has joined forces with the hip-hop-leaning Spitkicker tour, adding…