1. Redman Raps With Biggie, Big Pun On New CD

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Redman gets a hand from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Ghostface on his long-in-the-works new Def Jam album, "Red Gone Wild." Redman gets a hand from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Ghostface on his long-in-the-works new Def Jam album, "Red Gone Wild." As previously…

  2. Billboard Bits: Simpson/Lachey, Trife Da God, Baker

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Simpson/Lachey, Trife Da God, Baker The National Football League will pay tribute to the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks via Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey's performance of "America the Beautiful" prior to that day's game between the Chicago…

  3. Raekwon Rebuilding 'Cuban Linx' With Wu Mates

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of his critically lauded breakthrough solo debut, "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx," Wu-Tang Clan founding member Raekwon is recording a sequel to the project, with an e To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of his critically lauded breakthrough solo…

  4. Billboard Bits: SOAD/Volta, Faith Hill, Rock The Bells

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on SOAD/Volta, Faith Hill, Rock The Bells System Of A Down has unveiled dates for the second leg of its fall tour with the Mars Volta. That portion of the run will begin Sept. 17 in Vancouver and wrap Oct. 6 in Portland, Ore. As previously reported , the tour will kick off with an Aug. 4…

  5. Nas Takes 'Street's Disciple' On The Road

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the weeks leading up to his headlining appearance California's annual Rock the Bells concert, Nas will warm up with a handful of club performances beginning July 14 in Chicago. In the weeks leading up to his headlining appearance California's annual Rock the Bells concert, Nas…

  6. Hip-Hop Heavyweights To 'Rock The Bells'

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nas, Redman, the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface (performing material from their 1995 album "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx") and Gang Starr MC Guru lead the lineup for the Rock the Bells festival, to b Nas, Redman, the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface (performing…

  7. ODB 'Unique' As Ever On Posthumous Album

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The album rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was working on when he died last fall has been christened "A Son Unique" and will be released June 21. The album rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was working on when he died last fall has been christened "A Son Unique" and will be…

  8. Surrounded by Silence

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prefuse 73, aka Scott Herren, creates what qualifies as hip-hop's second cousin, a mix of glitch and classic breakbeats, filtering them through mutated samples and coming out clean on the other side w Prefuse 73, aka Scott Herren, creates what qualifies as hip-hop's second cousin, a…

  9. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prefuse 73 'Silence' Is Golden Barcelona-based artist Scott Herren steers his Prefuse 73 project in a new direction on "Surrounded by Silence," due this week from Warp Records. The set de-emphasizes Herren's warm, instrumental electronica in favor of collaborations…

  10. Wu-Tang To Honor ODB On Posthumous Album

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The surviving members of the Wu-Tang Clan have regrouped to record a tribute to the late Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died in November while working on his first album since being released from jail in 2003 The surviving members of the Wu-Tang Clan have regrouped to record a tribute to the…

  11. RZA Unlocks Wu-Tang's 'Chambers,' Hopes For Tour

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal RZA says he always viewed music biographies as a "post-career type of thing," but the offer to detail the guiding philosophies behind the pioneering Staten Island-based hip-hop Wu-Tang Clan principal RZA says he always viewed music biographies as a "post…

  12. Prefuse Plans Tour, Tickles Ivories

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prefuse 73 leader Scott Herren is preparing to spend the spring and summer on the road in support of his upcoming album, "Surrounded by Silence." Herren tells Billboard.com the trek, which will featur Prefuse 73 leader Scott Herren is preparing to spend the spring and summer on the…

  13. Prefuse Rolls With Wu-Tang On New Album

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prefuse 73 mastermind Scott Herren is surrounded by a cavalcade of notable names on his new album, "Surrounded by Silence," due March 22 via Warp. Among the guests are El-P and the Wu-Tang Clan's Ghos Prefuse 73 mastermind Scott Herren is surrounded by a cavalcade of notable…

  14. New York Funeral Set For ODB

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and friends the troubled rapper, whose real name was Russell Jones, focused on the positives in his life. A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and…

  15. 47TunesOnTV

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 15-21, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 15 "106 & Park," BET Featured artist: Destiny's Child. "Green Day Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Green Day ("Boulevard of Broken Dreams"). …

  16. Poe Little Rich Girl

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Good things come to those who wait. Just ask Jacki-O, who was introduced in summer 2003 with the indie smash "Pussy (Real Good)" on Poe Boy Records. Good things come to those who wait. Just ask Jacki-O, who was introduced in summer 2003 with the indie smash "Pussy (Real Good)…

  17. 'Blade' Soundtrack Wields Wu-Tang Members

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard) and Raekwon appear on several songs on the hip-hop-driven "Blade: Trinity" soundtrack, due Nov. 23 via New Line Records. Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard) and Raekwon…

  18. Shortlist Confirms Performers, Compilation

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The acts are among the 10 finalists for the prize, which also include Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, Ghostface Killah, Loretta Lynn, the Streets and Wilco. Air, TV On The Radio, Dizzee Rascal and Nellie McKay are confirmed to perform at the 2004 Shortlist Prize awards ceremony, to be held Nov.…

  19. Shortlisters Compiled

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tracks from 15 albums nominated for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize will be culled for the first compilation stemming from the annual contest. Tracks from 15 albums nominated for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize will be culled for the first compilation stemming from the annual contest. Due Nov.…

  20. 40TunesOnTV

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 27 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Patti Scialfa (also scheduled: Lauren Graham, Peter Boyle). "VH1 All Access: When Stars Get Scammed,"…

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