1. DJ Babu Returns To 'Duck Season'

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT L.A.-based DJ/producer DJ Babu will release the third installment of his "Duck Season" series through Nature Sounds Records on Oct 28. L.A.-based DJ/producer DJ Babu will release the third installment of his "Duck Season" series through Nature Sounds Records on Oct 28.…

  2. Grohl Goes Metal With Probot

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project Probot will finally see the light of day in February via Southern Lord Records. The album sports a who's-who of hard rock voc The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project…

  3. Billboard Bits: Raekwon, 'Showtime,' Cannabis Cup

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Raekwon, 'Showtime,' Cannabis Cup Wu-Tang Clan MC Raekwon has severed ties with Columbia's Loud Records imprint and is in negotiations with several major labels for his recording career, sources say. Rumor has it that the Staten Island, N.Y.-native is also planning a…

  4. Still More Bounce

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For many West Coast rappers, Roger Troutman and his inspired funk stylings were an essential part of their musical upbringing. For many West Coast rappers, Roger Troutman and his inspired funk stylings were an essential part of their musical upbringing. Therefore, it makes sense that,…

  5. High Times Rolls Out Hip-Hop Tour

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated a brief North American tour for a group of artists that appear on its first release, "THC (The Hip-Hop Collectio High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated…

  6. Billboard Bits: 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Shaggy, 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records Reggae-leaning pop star Shaggy will release the soundtrack to the film "Showtime" on his own Big Yard label in mid-March, and appear on three of its songs. The album, due March 19, features Shaggy and Babyface teaming…

  7. R&B/Hip-Hop Stars To Honor Roger Troutman

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have contributed tracks to an upcoming tribute to the late R&B/funk artist Roger Troutman of Zapp. Wolfpac Records' "Still Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have…

  8. Tha Liks Bring 'X.O.' To DVD

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While party-centered hip-hop group Tha Liks was on tour with Snoop Dogg, the trio was mindful of its fans during all of its off-stage antics. In fact, the group spent much of the summer and fall tour While party-centered hip-hop group Tha Liks was on tour with Snoop Dogg, the trio was mindful…

  9. Dilated Peoples Stretch Out

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The title of Dilated Peoples' sophomore Capitol album, "Expansion Team" (due out Oct. 23), plays on the Los Angeles-based trio's musical philosophy. "We've gone from performing in a tiny L.A. club to The title of Dilated Peoples' sophomore Capitol album, …

  10. X.O. Experience

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With solo albums and multiple guest spots under their respective belts, Tha Liks should get the respect they sorely deserve with their fourth album, X.O. With solo albums and multiple guest spots under their respective belts, Tha Liks should get the respect they sorely deserve with their…