1. Uncapped Concert Series Returns Aug. 19 With Run The Jewels and Jeremih

    August 14, 2014 10:01 AM EDT For the past three years, vitaminwater and The Fader's Uncapped concert series has been creating one-of-a-kind musical moments in intimate settings, from Frank Ocean and Bon Iver playing a New York City synagogue in 2012 to Solange performing at a laundromat in 2013.  For its latest…

  2. David Guetta, Alabama Shakes, J. Cole Headlining Inaugural Suburbia Music Festival

    January 16, 2014 2:51 PM EST Big Gigantic, Violent Femmes and Tegan and Sara are also among the performers at the Texas festival Already one of the big-name performers at this year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami, David Guetta is adding another notch to his 2014 festival schedule -- this time in Texas for the…

  3. El-P, Killer Mike Confirm 'Run the Jewels' Sequel for 2014

    November 02, 2013 5:44 PM EDT Fresh off their "Run the Jewels" collaboration this past summer, El-P and Killer Mike will release the album's sequel next year, per a tweet from the former. Late Friday night, El-P tweeted nothing but the words "RTJ2 2014," referencing his last project with the…

  4. 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…

  5. The Walkmen, Kimbra Lead CMJ 2012 Lineup

    August 21, 2012 9:26 PM EDT A New York mainstay will lead the CMJ Music Marathon. The 2012 new music festival will include a set from indie veterans the Walkmen, along with performances from the Presents, the Mountain Goats, Kimbra, GZA and many more. The annual festival announced "highlights" from its the…

  6. Coachella Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Inaugural trip to set sail in December Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. S.S. Coachella will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Killer Mike, !!!, and a DJ set from former LCD…

  7. Roots Picnic 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    June 03, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Now in its fifth year, the Roots Picnic is fast becoming a staple of Philadelphia's rich musical culture. This year marked the first time the festival was expanded to two days (Sat. Jun. 2-Sun. Jun. 3), with acts like De La Soul , Diplo , and Kid Cudi among the biggest names. The line-up…

  8. Travis Porter Talk 'From Day 1' Album, Short Film & Chart Success

    May 26, 2012 10:00 AM EDT What has three heads, six legs and more club hits than anyone without a proper album down South? That would be Travis Porter , the oddly named rap group of three performers from ­Decatur, Ga. After a slew of popular mixtapes and a ­collaborative tape with the ­undisputed king of neo-crunk,…

  9. Chart Juice: Rick Ross, Usher Bound Up R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 25, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Rick Ross ' "Touch 'N You," which features Usher in a role reversal situation from their other current collaboration (Usher's "Lemme See" features Ross), earns Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as it surges 74-41. ("Lemme See"…

  10. Killer Mike Teams With Adult Swim For 'R.A.P. Music' Album

    May 15, 2012 3:15 PM EDT For rapper Killer Mike , independence is key. The Atlanta native born Michael Render launched his career with 2003's "Monster" (Columbia Records), but label issues delayed the highly anticipated follow-up. Three years later, in November 2006, his second album, "I Pledge…

  11. Killer Mike On 'R.A.P. Music' Album: 'I'm Talking About Justice For America'

    April 04, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Despite his rise with Big Boi's Purple Ribbon All-Stars and a memorable guest verse on Bone Crusher's 2003 hit "Never Scared," Killer Mike runs the underground these days with politically and socially conscious dirty South street rap. His May 15 release, "R.A.P. Music…

  12. Big K.R.I.T. Recruits Yelawolf, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown & More for New Mixtape: Listen

    August 19, 2011 2:50 PM EDT A day after the release of Big K.R.I.T. 's mixtape, " Last King 2: God's Machine " (August 19), 3 Little Digs drop footage of the recording behind one of the mixtape's cuts, "Happy Birthday Hip Hop," featuring Yelawolf . "Last King 2 (God's Machine…

  13. Exclusive: Grand Hustle Records Is 'Definitely Not Dismantled,' Says Jason Geter

    April 28, 2011 4:59 PM EDT Contrary to online reports, Grand Hustle Records -- the label formed by T.I. and Jason Geter and distributed by Atlantic Records -- has not been dismantled. Geter, Grand Hustle's co-CEO, spoke exclusively with Billboard.com's The Juice to set the record straight. "Number one,…

  14. Bun B Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    October 06, 2010 3:41 PM EDT Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Bun B Live…

  15. Trina Debuts High With Single Ladies' Anthem

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Trina is notorious for her provocative, sex-filled lyrics, but it seems her mainstream fan base likes her best when she's engaging in less dirty talk and more personal chit chat. Trina is notorious for her provocative, sex-filled lyrics, but it seems her mainstream fan base likes her…

  16. Artists Band Together For 'Jena 6' Benefit

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nick Cannon, Lloyd, Baby Boy, Sean P, Twista, Tank, Jagged Edge, Killer Mike, Bobby Brown, DTP's Small World and Hurricane Chris will perform at the "Jena 6 Empowerment Concert," to be held Sept. 29 i Nick Cannon, Lloyd, Baby Boy, Sean P, Twista, Tank, Jagged Edge, Killer Mike,…

  17. Prince, Andre 3000 Bolster West's 'Never Forget'

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Cornel West's upcoming album, "Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations," touches down at a time when renewed debate over hip-hop lyrics and video imaging is still swirling post-Don Imus. Prince, Ta Dr. Cornel West's upcoming album, "Never Forget: A Journey of…

  18. Mastodon, The Hold Steady Feel The 'Hunger Force'

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Hold Steady, Andrew W.K. and Mastodon are among the acts that have been tapped for the soundtrack to the upcoming Adult Swim film, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters." Slated fo The Hold Steady, Andrew W.K. and Mastodon are among the acts that have been tapped…

  19. OutKast Finally Settles On 'Idlewild' Track List

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With just a few weeks left to spare, OutKast has finalized the track list for the long-awaited soundtrack to its film, "Idlewild." The album arrives Aug. 22 via LaFace/Zomba, while the film hits theat With just a few weeks left to spare, OutKast has finalized the track list for the…

  20. 'King' T.I. Holds Court

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite a Grammy nomination, a hand in an Oscar win, a new album and film debut, this Atlanta rapper says he's only beginning to build his kingdom. Rapper T.I. is too busy getting his career hustle on to ponder where he expects to be in five years. "I couldn't have predicted…

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