1. Roots Ink With Def Jam Left, Prep Compilations

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop outfit the Roots have split with Geffen and signed to Def Jam Left. The group's new album, "Game Theory," is expected for release sometime next year. As first tipped here this summer, hip-hop outfit the Roots have split with Geffen and signed to Def Jam Left. The group&…

  2. Wright Calls On Females To Be Role Models

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "We have moved backward, with women in music allowing themselves to be presented as sexual objects again," says R&B recording artist Jaguar Wright, "and in more graphic and demeaning ways than eve "We have moved backward, with women in music allowing themselves to be…

  3. Musiq To Headline Grey Goose Trek

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Musiq, Jaguar Wright, and Vivian Green are confirmed for the Grey Goose Music Tour, which kicks off May 22 in Washington, D.C., and bows June 22 in Orlando, Fla. Last year's Grey Goose tour featured B Musiq, Jaguar Wright, and Vivian Green are confirmed for the Grey Goose Music Tour,…

  4. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  5. Blackalicious' 'Arrow' Spears De La Rocha, Harper

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Underground hip-hop duo Blackalicious, comprised of lyricist the Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel, has drafted a stellar lineup of guests for its MCA debut, "Blazing Arrow," due April 30. The se Underground hip-hop duo Blackalicious, comprised of lyricist the Gift of Gab and…

  6. Denials, Delusions & Decisions

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige may be the queen of hip-hop soul but MCA labelmate Jaguar Wright makes a strong case to be included in that court with her debut, Denials, Delusions & Decisions. Mary J. Blige may be the queen of hip-hop soul but MCA labelmate Jaguar Wright makes a strong case to be included…

  7. Jackson Holds Off Creed For A Third Week At No. 1

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) cruises to a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 189,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Although the total is an 18% decline fr Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) cruises to a third…

  8. Unplugged

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Live music and rap aren't often mentioned in the same breath. Live music and rap aren't often mentioned in the same breath. While groups like the Roots and Black Eyed Peas have long been known for using live instrumentation, few mainstream rappers experiment with live bands. That&…

  9. Philly Artists Team For NBA Concerts

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST A host of Philadelphia's noted R&B/hip-hop artists, led by Jill Scott, the Roots, and Musiq Soulchild, will return home Feb. 8-9 for the Philly All-Star Concert Series, as part of the 2002 NBA All A host of Philadelphia's noted R&B/hip-hop artists, led by Jill Scott, the…