1. Lil Wayne 'Lasagna' Line In '6'7' Causes Controversy, Thoughts?

    December 15, 2010 1:32 PM EST It seems folks are dissecting Lil Wayne 's "6'7" track to a, er, "G"? Although the single, released yesterday (Dec. 14) and featuring Cory Gunz, has a lot of Wayne fans looking forward to the February 2011 release of "Tha Carter IV," there's one…

  2. Favorite Rock The Bells Performance

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock The Bells stopped in New York this weekend, and Billboard was there to catch all the scheduled and surprise performances. What was your favorite? Rock The Bells stopped in New York this weekend, and Billboard was there to catch all the scheduled and surprise performances. What was your…

  3. Jay-Z Leads Parade Of Guests At Rock The Bells

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterday (Aug. 3) during the Rock the Bells festival at Jones Beach on Long Island, N.Y., joining Nas for two songs during the latter's set. Also making surprise Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterday (Aug. 3) during the Rock the Bells…

  4. Common Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops The Billboard 200 with "Finding Forever." The Geffen set, which features production from Kanye West and a guest appearance by Lily Allen, moved 15 For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops The Billboard 200 with "…

  5. Let's Get 'Real'

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. The veteran New York rapper and Def Squad member -- who releases his fifth solo album, "Rapp-Murr-Phobia (Fear of Real Hip Hop), this week -- has been off the boards since his 2003…

  6. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Korn blends anger with introspection on a new album without a title and Common re-teams with Kanye West for another helping of conscious hip-hop, plus new releases from Keith Murray, DJ Z-Trip and G. The first Bob Marley remix album authorized by his estate, "Roots, Rock, Remixed" …

  7. Murray Makes Up For Lost Time With Solo CD, Def Squad

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. The veteran New York rapper and Def Squad member -- who releases his fifth solo album, "Rapp-Murr-Phobia (Fear of Real Hip Hop), on July 31 -- has been off the boards since his 2003…

  8. Oft-Delayed Redman Album Finally Due Next Month

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Redman's oft-delayed new album, "Red Gone Wild," will finally be released March 27 via Def Jam. Redman's oft-delayed new album, "Red Gone Wild," will finally be released March 27 via Def Jam. First single "Put It Down" was produced by Timbaland and is…

  9. Ghostface Unveils 'More Fish' At NYC Event

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ghostface Killah previewed tracks from his forthcoming Def Jam album "More Fish" yesterday (Nov. 20) for media in New York. Ghostface Killah previewed tracks from his forthcoming Def Jam album "More Fish" yesterday (Nov. 20) for media in New York. As previously reported ,…

  10. Redman, Raekwon Lead Rock The Bells Tour

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The hip-hop-centric Rock the Bells festival will branch off into a club tour this fall, beginning Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C. The hip-hop-centric Rock the Bells festival will branch off into a club tour this fall, beginning Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C. Redman, Raekwon, Keith Murray,…

  11. Billboard Bits: 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River,

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River, Paul Wall, DMX, Juvenile and Bun B are among the hip-hop artists featured on "S.M.A.C.K. The Album: Volume 1," due May 23 via Koch. The two-disc CD/DVD set also spotlights up-and-coming rappers such as Maino and Bleu DaVinci. The…

  12. We Are Scientists Preps Virgin Debut

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York rock trio We Are Scientists will release its Virgin debut, "Love and Squalor" on Jan. 10. New York rock trio We Are Scientists will release its Virgin debut, "Love and Squalor" on Jan. 10. The set has already enjoyed success in the U.K. since being released there…

  13. Sermon Album Set For Spring

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST EPMD alum Erick Sermon is expected to release his fifth solo album in the spring. The artist's as-yet-untitled set will be his first under a new deal with Universal/Motown. EPMD alum Erick Sermon is expected to release his fifth solo album in the spring. The artist's as-yet-untitled…

  14. 'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at the box office last weekend, as it bows atop The Billboard 200. The Bad Boy/Universal album sold 324,000 copies in the U.S., according to The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at…

  15. Billboard Bits: WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper Wellwater Conspiracy, featuring Soundgarden/Pearl Jam principal Matt Cameron and former Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain, will release its self-titled fourth album Sept. 9 via Transdreamer/Megaforce. A spokesperson confirms that the group will be…

  16. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Keith Murray's "He's Keith Murray" (Def Jam). -- "May 3 03 State College," a triple-disc live album chronicling the longest show of Pearl Jam's career (Epic). -- The self-titled debut…

  17. Top Stars Sign On For MTV's Rap Battle Finale

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris, Joe Budden, Method Man, Cam'ron, Noreaga, Keith Murray, and others will be on hand May 17 for the finals of MTV's "MC Battle," set to air live that afternoon from the network's New York stud Ludacris, Joe Budden, Method Man, Cam'ron, Noreaga, Keith…

  18. Def Jam Crew Takes 'Vendetta' On The Road

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the release of a new video game. While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the…

  19. Keith Murray Makes His Def Jam Debut

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Not many rap artists get a second chance at having a successful career. With fans' constant desire for new talent, yesterday's hot acts can easily fall by the wayside. That's not the case for Keith Murray. The rapper is making his…

  20. Hip-Hop Summit Descends On Detroit

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who will take part in the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) April 26 Detroit event. Slated to take place at the Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who…

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