1. Erykah Badu and The Roots Pay Tribute to Hip-Hop in Concert With YG, The LOX, and Freeway: Exclusive

    June 24, 2015 11:05 AM EDT Erykah Badu  performing with The Roots is a special occasion all on its own -- add a 20-minute ode to hip-hop, complete with guest appearances from YG , the LOX, and Freeway , and it becomes one for the ages. At last month's 8th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia (May 30), Badu and the…

  2. Freeway Talks Jay-Z Announcement; Readies Upcoming Mixtape

    May 18, 2012 1:05 PM EDT "I was there because I wanted to see my friend, and I wanted people to know that me and Jay are still cool," Freeway says. On May 14, Jay-Z held a press conference on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to announce a new two-day music festival, Budweiser Made in America, to…

  3. Jay-Z Chats With Fans About Music, Def Jam

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Def Jam president Jay-Z took time out of his busy schedule to address fan inquiries about a variety of subjects during a live online chat yesterday, touching on everything from label artists Nas, the Def Jam president Jay-Z took time out of his busy schedule to address fan inquiries about a…

  4. Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash / Feb. 2, 2006 / Detroit (State Theatre)

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I understand there's a big football game in town this weekend," Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robbie Takac told the crowd at the Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash last night (Feb. 2) at Detroit's State Theatre. Cr "I understand there's a big football game in town this weekend…

  5. Memphis Bleek Roars Back On New Album

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "M.A.D.E.," June 24 via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The artist has kept a fairly low profile since the 2000 release of "The Understanding," w Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "…

  6. Rapper Freeway Moves At High Speed

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Philadelphia's neo-soul explosion of the past few years may have some music fans thinking that every Philadelphia musician is about that particular genre. Not so. The city's hardcore rap traditions are alive and well with Roc-a-Fella…