1. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Will Smith Fresh Prince Among Thieves Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Due this week, the set is Smith's first for Interscope since parting ways with Columbia, which…

  2. Will Smith Drafts Snoop, Mary J. For New Album

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in…

  3. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  4. 2004 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards Winners

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 2004 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, handed out Oct. 10 in Miami at the James L. Knight Center; was taped for Nov. 30 broadcast on BET. Below are the winners of the 2004 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, handed out Oct. 10 in Miami at the James L. Knight Center; was taped for Nov. 30…

  5. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago hip-hop artist Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards last night (Sept. 30) in London, taking three trophies each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago hip-hop artist Kanye West were the big…

  6. Kevin Lyttle

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records has had its fair share of success in bringing reggae to the masses. Atlantic Records has had its fair share of success in bringing reggae to the masses. First it was through Atlantic-distributed VP Records artists Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder and Elephant Man. Now, it's Kevin…

  7. Jay-Z Tops 2004 MTV VMA Nominations

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations for the video for his single "99 Problems." OutKast, No Doubt and Beyoncé are right behind with five nods eac Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (July 26-Aug. 1, 2004). HEY PORTER, CHECKIT, AIII ? The anomaly that is "Da Ali G Show" -- which rides the fine line between hysterical and thoroughly annoying -- will feature an appearance by veteran country music artist Porter…

  9. 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…

  10. This Is Not a Test!

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Well on her way to becoming one of hip-hop's grand dames, Missy Elliott packs plenty of rhythmic jams, sexual tension and lyrical introspection onto her latest CD. Well on her way to becoming one of hip-hop's grand dames, Missy Elliott packs plenty of rhythmic jams, sexual tension…

  11. Good 2 Go

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Looking for something to heat up that holiday party? Well, look no further than this red-hot dancehall debut by Jamaica's "Energy God." The album's lead single, "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," exploded o Looking for something to heat up that holiday party? Well,…

  12. HOT PRODUCT

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alicia Keys, Trace Adkins, Elephant Man and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Elephant Man , Alicia Keys , Trace Adkins …

  13. Hot Product

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elephant Man 'Good' Vibrations VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due this week, the album serves as the dancehall…

  14. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliott 'Test' Pattern Barely a year after the release of her last album, Missy Elliott roars back this week with "This Is Not a Test," due via her Gold Mind label via Elektra. First single "Pass That Dutch," a nod to youthful U.K. reggae act Musical Youth&…

  15. Elephant Man: Ready 4 U.S. Success

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due Dec. 2, the album serves as the dancehall…

  16. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A self-titled Geffen album from pop/punk trio Blink-182, led by "Feeling This," which is No. 3 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. A new album from country star Reba McEntire, "Room To Breathe"…

  17. The Preacher's Son

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Wyclef Jean has always been a difficult artist to categorize. Wyclef Jean has always been a difficult artist to categorize. Whether as a member of the Fugees or doing his solo thing, the rapper/songwriter/ singer/guitarist is famous for combining elements of hip-hop, soul, reggae, rock and…

  18. New Label Fits Jean Fine

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After three solo albums and sales of more than 3 million units, Wyclef Jean decided it was time for a musical change in direction and a new label to take that shift home. "I just wanted to focus on music," Jean says. "I don't…

  19. Red Star Sounds Presents Def Jamaica

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rap and dancehall reggae are fruits from the same musical tree, so it only makes sense that Heineken's Red Star Sounds teamed with Tuff Gong and Def Jam to bring together the two genres for its third Rap and dancehall reggae are fruits from the same musical tree, so it only makes sense…

  20. Hot Product

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Atlantic's "Sessions@AOL" compilation, featuring live tracks from Coldplay, Avril Lavigne, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys and Jewel, among others. The fourth studio album from Scottish rock act Travis, "12…

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