1. SXSW 2015: Iggy Azalea Surprises, Leon Bridges Astounds & 26 More Standout Moments From Day 2

    March 19, 2015 11:20 AM EDT With the music portion in full swing at SXSW, we're bringing you daily recaps of the action from Austin. Here are 28 unforgettable moments from music's second big day at the fest. SXSW 2015: Check Out Our Full Coverage Here   12:20PM -- The War On Drugs wrap up their soundcheck…

  2. On the Verge: The Most Promising Artists from Billboard's Real-Time Charts Hit SXSW

    March 16, 2015 2:18 PM EDT SXSW is an ideal stage for emerging artists to capture the music industry's attention. Since the Billboard + Twitter Realtime charts first launched in May 2014, Billboard has seen a number of these budding acts first begin to break online on our Real-time Emerging Artists chart. Now…

  3. Raekwon & Ghostface Killah Announce 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx' Documentary, 'Purple Tape Files'

    January 26, 2015 8:08 PM EST Raekwon and Ghostface Killah visited Sundance over the weekend to preview their new documentary, Purple Tape Files , chronicling the creation and influence of Raekwon's solo debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...  Watch Wu-Tang Clan' Protest Footage Compilation for 'A Better…

  4. Top 20 Christmas Rap Songs

    December 25, 2014 8:15 AM EST No one has the type of holiday spirit as a rapper. From Kanye West to Run-D.M.C. , they're spins on Christmas classics or originals range from the hilarious, weird to serious, but all stay true to themselves. Busta Rhymes -- whose Jim Carrey-featured "Grinch" song merely…

  5. Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Karen O Sing Dizzying Set List at Vice Anniversary Party

    December 06, 2014 3:37 PM EST "It's gonna be crazy but it's gonna be fun. There will be covers, originals, spontaneous orgasms -- enjoy yourselves.” To celebrate its 20th year, Vice rented out the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse on Friday night (Dec. 5) for the kind of hybrid, manic, alien…

  6. Flume Shares Animated ‘Space Cadet’ Video: Watch

    March 20, 2014 5:04 AM EDT Just days out from the start of his latest global trek, Flume has taken his fans on an early trip. The smoking hot Australian electronic music producer Flume has dropped an animated clip for his remix of “Space Cadet” featuring Ghostface Killah and Autre Ne Veut. The reworked track appears…

  7. RZA on Wu-Tang Clan: 'We Can't Wait Seven Years for Another Album'

    November 21, 2013 7:37 PM EST RZA sees the latest Wu-Tang Clan endeavor as the end of the influential rap group as we know it. The 44-year-old Wu-Tang leader and producer says he's still six weeks or so away from finishing the Clan's overdue new album "A Better Tomorrow." The process has made him…

  8. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 2004 compilation album, "Legend of the Wu…

  9. Ghostface Killah, ScHoolboy Q & More Take Over 2013 A3C Festival

    October 09, 2013 12:00 PM EDT For five consecutive days (October 2-6), the A3C Festival gave Atlanta a stream of straight hip-hop in a variety of forms -- from live broadcasts of the Combat Jack Show to screenings of indie films like 'Rats & More.’ There were showcases for independent artists and bigger stages …

  10. Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge's Hamstrung Hip-Hopera in NYC: Live Review

    May 14, 2013 3:13 PM EDT Two negotiations defined the performance of Ghostface Killah with Adrian Younge at New York’s Gramercy Theater on Monday night (May 13). One was between the performers and the audience, and the other was between the two men themselves. Ghostface and Younge are touring in support of their…

  11. Ghostface's 'Twelve Reasons To Die': Soul Temple's Perry Breaks Down Rollout

    April 26, 2013 12:57 PM EDT In the midst of the Wu-Tang Clan's reunion tour and forthcoming 20th anniversary album, Ghostface Killah released "Twelve Reasons to Die," which debuts at No. 27 on this week’s Billboard 200. Seven Months Ago After Wu-Tang mastermindthe RZA officially launched Soul Temple…

  12. Get On Down Records Releases Nas 'Illmatic' 'Gold Edition' Deluxe Box Set

    December 10, 2012 2:25 PM EST Get On Down is releasing a limited "Gold Edition" deluxe box set of Nas ' "Illmatic" in time for the holidays. There are two packages that became available to all fans on Get On Down's site today (Dec. 10): a CD & LP deluxe bundle ($ 49.94 ) and CD-only…

  13. CMJ 2012's Top 5 Bad Band Names: Good Music?

    October 21, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Vagina Panther, Mr. Muthafu*kin eXquire, Hard Nips, the Harmonica Lewinskies & Butter the Children have CMJ's worst names, but were their gigs any good? The annual CMJ Music Marathon, which took over many of New York's smaller venues from Oct. 16-20, is not for the faint of…

  14. CMJ 2012: 10 Acts to Watch

    October 16, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Ghostface Killah, The Walkmen and Kimbra are just three of the can't-miss acts playing this year's CMJ Music Marathon. The 2012 CMJ Music Marathon kicks off on today (October 16), with hundreds of bands descending upon New York for five days of potentially head-turning…

  15. G.O.O.D. Music, 'Cruel Summer': Track-By-Track Review

    September 18, 2012 12:35 PM EDT It's not that Kanye West ever stops working, because he doesn't; it's that when he's released new music it's as if he's been gone for a minute. Each release is an event. Even 'Ye's G.O.O.D. Friday songs -- which were released by 'Ye himself as…

  16. Ghostface Killah Announces New Album, 'Twelve Reasons To Die'

    September 13, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Ghostface Killah 's verse on GOOD Music's "Cruel Summer" track "New God Flow" will serve as a preview to his next studio album. "Twelve Reasons To Die," which will be a collaboration with Los Angeles-based producer/composer Adrian Younge, is due out Nov…

  17. Listen: G.O.O.D. Music 'Cruel Summer' Snippets

    September 11, 2012 3:35 PM EDT A week before the debut of "Cruel Summer" (Sept. 18), iTunes debuts snippets from the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album. The 12-track album kicks off with R. Kelly on "To the World." Aside from Kellz, "Cruel Summer" features guest appearances by Jay-Z , Big Sean ,…

  18. RZA's 'The Man With the Iron Fists' Soundtrack Features Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Keys

    August 28, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Pusha T, Talib Kweli, Corinne Bailey Rae, and more are also featured on the film's soundtrack. RZA 's directorial debut, "The Man With the Iron Fists," is an action-packed kung-fu film starring Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. The movie will hit theaters in November, but a star…

  19. Tina Fey Raps on Childish Gambino Mixtape: Listen

    July 05, 2012 5:59 PM EDT Childish Gambino 's latest mixtape has a star-studded hip-hop guest list -- and one surprising MC from the world of the rapper's day job. "30 Rock" multi-hyphenate Tina Fey joins Gambino, AKA NBC colleague Donald Glover, to drop a verse on the "Royalty" mixtape&…

  20. Listen to Azealia Banks' New Anthem, 'Jumanji'

    May 11, 2012 11:00 AM EDT While the world awaits the release of Azealia Banks' debut full-length, "Broke with Expensive Taste," the buzzier-than-buzzworthy rapper has continued releasing hypnotic tracks. On Friday (May 11), the rapper dropped "Jumanji," a three-minute cut from her upcoming …

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