1. VH1 Launches New Hip-Hop Themed Shows

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere two new original hip-hop themed programs. In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere two new original hip-hop themed programs. …

  2. Jay-Z Leads Parade Of Guests At Rock The Bells

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterday (Aug. 3) during the Rock the Bells festival at Jones Beach on Long Island, N.Y., joining Nas for two songs during the latter's set. Also making surprise Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterday (Aug. 3) during the Rock the Bells…

  3. Kanye, Wayne Star; Rihanna A No-Show At Summer Jam

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man and DJ Khaled made surprise appearances yesterday (June 1) at New Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members…

  4. Edreys

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Buffalo, N.Y., isn't exactly a music mecca, but that hasn't fazed rapper Edreys: He's a main attraction unto himself. Buffalo, N.Y., isn't exactly a music mecca, but that hasn't fazed rapper Edreys: He's a main attraction unto himself. He's worked as a…

  5. A Tribe Called Quest, Nas Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Calle After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from…

  6. TL Cross

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST TL Cross comes from a musical background that spans back to when his grandfather hosted his own radio show and further extends to his father, aunts and uncles, most of whom were major-label gospel art TL Cross comes from a musical background that spans back to when his grandfather hosted his…

  7. Flo Rida Makes It Nine Straight Atop Hot 100

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida's "Low" begins a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, continuing to stave off challenges from Chris Brown's "With You" and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music," which hold at Nos. 2 and Flo Rida's "Low" begins a…

  8. Chris Breezy's Grown Man

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Read up on Chris Brown's steamy performance during his "Up Close and Personal" Tour, our thoughts on Janet's upcoming album "Discipline," Ghostface warning his fans to buy his CDs or else and more on Read up on Chris Brown's steamy performance during his …

  9. Pete Rock Nabs Redman, Raekwon For New CD

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper/producer Pete Rock, half of the '90s duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth, has wrapped a new album, "NY's Finest," due Feb. 26 via Nature Sounds. Rapper/producer Pete Rock, half of the '90s duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth, has wrapped a new album, "NY's Finest,…

  10. Groban Ties Elvis With Third Week At No. 1

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST With the holiday season marching on, Josh Groban's "Noel" retains its lead on The Billboard 200 for a third week straight. With an 8% sales increase, the 143/Reprise set moved 581,000 units in the U.S With the holiday season marching on, Josh Groban's "Noel"…

  11. Return Of The Wu

    December 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST There hasn't been a Wu-Tang album since 2001's "Iron Flag," and group members have gotten used to the higher paydays they can command with their solo releases. Plus, the artists have been feuding in t There hasn't been a Wu-Tang album since 2001's "Iron Flag…

  12. They Tried To Make Him Go To 'Rehab'

    December 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ghostface Killah barely let the dust settle after his 2006 double-shot of "Fishscale" and "More Fish" before starting work on his new "The Big Doe Rehab," due this week via Def Jam. Ghostface Killah barely let the dust settle after his 2006 double-shot of "…

  13. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wyclef Jean assembles a diverse cast for his new album, Ghostface Killah unveils his third release in a year's time, Daft Punk brings its acclaimed live show to disc and "American Idol" runner-up Blak The Columbia soundtrack to the John C. Reilly-starring film "Walk Hard:…

  14. Ghostface Thinking 'Big' With Albums, Book

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ghostface Killah barely let the dust settle after his 2006 double-shot of "Fishscale" and "More Fish" before starting work on his new "The Big Doe Rehab," due Tuesday (Dec. 4) via Def Jam. Ghostface Killah barely let the dust settle after his 2006 double-shot of …

  15. Raekwon Airs Wu-Tang Clan Beefs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Trouble is brewing within the Wu-Tang Clan. Raekwon aired the team's turmoil on the Missinfo.TV blog yesterday (Nov. 7), claiming producer RZA is ignoring the other members' opinions in terms of artis Trouble is brewing within the Wu-Tang Clan. Raekwon aired the team's turmoil…

  16. Film & TV Conference: Reilly Does Cox For 'Walk Hard'

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT John C. Reilly gives voice to 50 years worth of popular music in the upcoming film "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox," which was written and produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Jake Kasdan. It opens Dec. John C. Reilly gives voice to 50 years worth of popular music in the upcoming film …

  17. Styles P Preps 'Supa' Solo CD, Lox Reunion Disc

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A new solo album and a fresh LOX effort means we'll be hearing a lot from New York rapper Styles P in the near future. A new solo album and a fresh LOX effort means we'll be hearing a lot from New York rapper Styles P in the near future. The MC (real name David Styles) plans to drop…

  18. Rakim Wrapping New CD, Touring With Ghostface

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rap legend Rakim will team with Ghostface Killah and Brother Ali for the first Hip-Hop Live! tour, which will find the artists backed by the Rhythm Roots Allstars. Rap legend Rakim will team with Ghostface Killah and Brother Ali for the first Hip-Hop Live! tour, which will find the artists…

  19. Producer Sues 50 Cent, Lil' Kim For Royalties

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A record producer has sued rappers 50 Cent and Lil' Kim and two record companies for $2 million, claiming they failed to pay him royalties on a song that sold 2 million copies. A record producer has sued rappers 50 Cent and Lil' Kim and two record companies for $2 million, claiming…

  20. Wu-Tang Inspired By Beatles, Clinton, ODB On New Album

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT George Harrison's son Dhani and funk legend George Clinton are among the guests on the Wu-Tang Clan's first album in six years, "The 8 Diagrams," due Nov. 13 via Wu Music Group/Loud/SRC/Universal. Bil George Harrison's son Dhani and funk legend George Clinton are…

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