1. Nate Dogg Cleared Of Stalking Charge

    April 16, 2009 12:51 AM EDT Criminal charges have been dropped against Nate Dogg, who was accused of stalking and threatening his estranged wife. California prosecutors on Wednesday dropped the charges against the 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, saying the alleged victim has not contacted…

  2. MSTRKRFT Heads Downtown With New Album

    December 01, 2008 1:50 PM EST The long-awaited sophomore album from MSTRKRFT, "Fist of God," will be released in the States on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak/Downtown in March, Billboard.com has learned. And the record, most of which is already in the can, is "really different from our last one," says…

  3. Ghostface Raids The Vault For 'GhostDeini'

    November 13, 2008 2:37 PM EST Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16 via Def Jam. The set will be available as a single CD or bundled with a DVD chronicling the artist's Hip-Hop Live tour. "GhostDeini"…

  4. Ghostface Raids The Vault For 'GhostDeini'

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16 via Def Jam. Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16…

  5. L.A. Prosecutors Charge Nate Dogg With Stalking

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles prosecutors have filed felony charges against Nate Dogg, who authorities suspect threatened and stalked his wife. Los Angeles prosecutors have filed felony charges against Nate Dogg, who authorities suspect threatened and stalked his wife. The rapper, whose real name is Nathaniel…

  6. DMX Arrested On Drug, Animal Cruelty Charges

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Authorities say DMX has been arrested on drug and animal-cruelty charges in Phoenix following an overnight raid on the rapper's house. Authorities say DMX has been arrested on drug and animal-cruelty charges in Phoenix following an overnight raid on the rapper's house. The Maricopa…

  7. DMX Arrested For Speeding, Reckless Driving

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT DMX was arrested after speed-enforcement cameras captured him in his bright yellow 1966 Chevrolet going 114 mph on a suburban Phoenix freeway. DMX was arrested after speed-enforcement cameras captured him in his bright yellow 1966 Chevrolet going 114 mph on a suburban Phoenix freeway. The…

  8. Scott Weiland Sentenced To 8 Days In Jail

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scott Weiland, lead singer for the band Stone Temple Pilots, was sentenced on Monday to eight days in jail for drunken driving, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said. Scott Weiland, lead singer for the band Stone Temple Pilots, was sentenced on Monday to eight days…

  9. Brandy Inks New Deal With Epic

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brandy has inked a new deal with Epic Records, a label spokesperson confirms to Billboard.com, declining further comment. Brandy has inked a new deal with Epic Records, a label spokesperson confirms to Billboard.com, declining further comment. The artist, who was most recently signed to…

  10. Weiland Pleads Not Guilty To DUI

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Scott Weiland pleaded innocent today (March 5) to driving under the influence of drugs, a charge stemming from his November arrest on a Los Angeles freeway onramp. Scott Weiland pleaded innocent today (March 5) to driving under the influence of drugs, a charge stemming from his November…

  11. Roc-A-Fella Remaining At Def Jam ... For Now

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster, Billboard.com has learned. Roc-A-Fella artists include Kanye West, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Tru Life, DJ Clue, M Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster,…

  12. Brandy Won't Be Charged In Fatal Crash

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Los Angeles city attorney's office said today it will not charge R&B star Brandy in a deadly December 2006 freeway crash. The Los Angeles city attorney's office said today it will not charge R&B star Brandy in a deadly December 2006 freeway crash. Spokesman Nick…

  13. 'Oprah' Visit Helps Groban Soar To No. 1

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST After seven weeks on the chart, Josh Groban's holiday set "Noel" finally overtakes The Billboard 200 at No. 1. The 143/Reprise album ascends 2-1, selling 405,000 copies in the U.S., according to Niels After seven weeks on the chart, Josh Groban's holiday set "Noel…

  14. Something For 'Free'

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive this week via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" season six winner Jordin Sparks unveils her debut album, Freeway gets back in the mix at Roc-A-Fella, Genesis celebrates its lucrative reunion tour and more in this week's Hot Product. The DVD debut of Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged" performance from…

  16. Freeway Back In Business With New Album

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive Nov. 20 via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now…

  17. Big Business

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT I plan on digging popcorn out of every crevice of my drumset for the next ten years or so. Reading, Pennsylvania After the show our van decided not to start. It does this from time to time. It usually goes something like this: 1. Van won't start. 2. After taking off the engine cover and…

  18. Chart Beat

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Kelly Clarkson, "Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus," Freeway and Jay-Z and more! 'DECEMBER' IN JULY: Kelly Clarkson's third album goes where no Kelly Clarkson album has gone before. "My December" (RCA) debuts on The Billboard 200…

  19. Brandy Sued Over L.A. Freeway Crash

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/actor Brandy was sued for negligence and wrongful death by the husband of a waitress who was killed in a freeway crash involving the entertainer. Singer/actor Brandy was sued for negligence and wrongful death by the husband of a waitress who was killed in a freeway crash involving the…

  20. Second Suit Filed In Fatal Brandy Crash

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST A second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against actress/singer Brandy in a December freeway crash. A second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against actress/singer Brandy in a December freeway crash. On Jan. 30, a $50 million lawsuit claimed Brandy was driving recklessly when her…

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