1. Mary J. Blige, 'What's The 411?' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    July 28, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc. Mary J. Blige has sung the block's blues from the pit of her heart since the birth of her career in the early 90s. Exactly twenty years ago (July 28, 1992), the world was introduced to the singer's vocal prowess and honesty -- inner to outer appearance -…

  2. Understand This

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Following the release of 1995's 2000, Grand Puba seemed to fade into hip-hop history. Now, the New Rochelle, N.Y., native returns with his third album (and first for Rising Son/Koch). Following the release of 1995's 2000, Grand Puba seemed to fade into hip-hop history. Now, the New…

  3. Billboard Bits: Weezer, Daft Punk, Grand Puba

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Weezer, Daft Punk, and Grand Puba. Weezer has drafted comedy rock duo Tenacious D and modern rock outfit Jimmy Eat World as support acts for its upcoming Extended Midget tour. So far, only two shows are confirmed (Nov. 19 in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 20 in San Diego), both of which…