1. Dynamic Duo Team With DJ Premier for 'A Giant Step' Album, Korean Showcase

    July 18, 2014 6:21 PM EDT How the legendary producer linked up with one of K-pop's top hip-hop acts With more than a decade of crafting hip-hop masterpieces, Korean rap maestros Dynamic Duo have unquestionably left an indelible mark by bringing the genre to South Korea's mainstream. Now K-pop veterans,…

  2. Remembering Guru, One Year After His Death

    April 19, 2011 2:09 PM EDT One year ago today (Apr. 19), Keith Elam, better known as the rapper Guru , lost his battle with cancer at the age of 43. As one half of East Coast duo Gang Starr , Guru spearheaded an influential hip-hop sound that combined effortless rapping with elements of jazz and funk. In addition to…

  3. Jay-Z Kicks Off Detroit Stadium Shows with Eminem

    September 02, 2010 11:08 PM EDT J ay-Z opened his four-show Home And Home tour with Eminem on Thursday night by declaring victory -- not over his headlining partner, but for his genre. "Ooooooh, shit!" the rapper declared early in the set, ordering the full array of stage lights turned on so he could gaze at the…

  4. Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop Added to Rock the Bells

    June 09, 2010 1:52 PM EDT L auryn Hill , A Tribe Called Quest , DJ Premier and Snoop Dogg have been added to the lineup of this year's Rock the Bells festival. A Tribe Called Quest will perform its platinum-selling album "Midnight Marauders" -- which reached a peak of No. 8 on the Billboard 200 in its…

  5. R.I.P. Guru, Erykah Badu Announces Tour Dates

    April 20, 2010 5:34 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, rapper Guru has died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 43. He and DJ Premier made up the hip-hop duo Gang Starr , which released six albums between 1989 and 2003. Erykah Badu has announced dates for her 2010…

  6. Guru of Gang Starr Dies at 43

    April 20, 2010 8:25 AM EDT Rapper Guru has died at the age of 43 after a long battle with cancer, according to a statement released by his friend and producer Solar. The New York MC - whose real name was Keith Elam - suffered cardiac arrest on March 2 and had been in a coma. Gang Starr's Guru in Coma After Heart…

  7. Lil Wayne's Luck On Fire, Sade Still On Top

    March 03, 2010 3:28 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Lil Wayne has worked his magic again and earned another bizarre delay in the sentencing that would send him to prison on gun charges. Sade 's "Soldier of Love" will top the Billboard 200 for the third week,…

  8. DJ Premier Says Guru Is Recovering From Surgery

    March 02, 2010 1:13 PM EST Following reports that Gang Starr 's Guru had gone into a coma after suffering a heart attack, his former partner, DJ Premier, has tweeted that the rapper underwent a successful surgery and recovering, although he is still under a medically-induced coma. "Good news: #guru surgery…

  9. Bret Michaels' New Song, Shinedown in Wonderland

    March 01, 2010 4:51 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Poison frontman Bret Michaels does a questionably raunchy duet with 17 year-old Miley Cyrus on his new song "Nothing to Lose". In sad news, Gang Starr 's Guru has suffered a heart attack and is in a coma,…

  10. Gang Starr's Guru In Coma After Heart Attack

    March 01, 2010 8:45 AM EST Rapper Guru , who rose to fame with pioneering group Gang Starr and later released a series of successful solo albums under the "Jazzmatazz" banner, is in a coma after suffering a heart attack and will undergo surgery today (Mar. 1), according to a Sirius radio interview with his…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with…

  12. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist(s):…

  13. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist(s):…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with…

  15. DJ Premier Gunning For Whitney Comeback Album

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After co-producing one of the top pop albums of the year, Christina Aguilera's "Back to Basics," DJ Premier is back in the studio honing projects by Nas, Amerie and Canibus, and close to securing prod After co-producing one of the top pop albums of the year, Christina Aguilera&…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Lynn Odrick sues Anthony "Ant" Banks for allegedly punching her, damaging her vision and breaking her nose with a pool cue on November 25. Banks is one of the West Coast's most prolific 2005 - Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" (RCA)…

  17. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a…

  19. BT's 'Technology' Pushes Modern Rock Buttons

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. BT has always straddled the fence of dance/electronic and pop/rock. As a producer and remixer, he has worked with Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Deep Dish and Seal, among others. Two years ago, much to the chagrin of dance/electronic purists, he co…

  20. Hot Product

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BT 'Emotional' Rescue BT has always straddled the fence of dance/electronic and pop/rock. As a producer and remixer, he has worked with Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Deep Dish and Seal, among others. He has also released three genre-blurring artist albums and scored two No. 1 hits on…

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