1. Jared Evan Is Ready To Make Major Noise

    October 12, 2009 6:42 PM EDT Sometime in 1992 on Long Island's north shore, four-year-old Jared Evan began smacking the chairs in his family's basement with hockey sticks. To salvage their furniture, his parents borrowed a friend's old Ludwig drum set and passed it on to their rambunctious son. Two years…

  2. RZA Returns To The 'Chamber'

    June 25, 2009 9:06 AM EDT RZA says "Chamber Music" is NOT a new Wu-Tang Clan album -- but it's pretty close. "This is not a Wu-Tang Clan album, but this definitely feels Wu-Tang Clan inspired," explains the hip-hop impresario, who executive produced the June 30 set that features Clan members…

  3. Billboard Underground: Little Vic

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Little Vic may have been affiliated with big names in music in the past, but the 27-year-old MC is just getting started. Little Vic may have been affiliated with big names in music in the past, but the 27-year-old MC is just getting started. Raised in Long Island, N.Y., Little Vic (born…

  4. Billboard Bits: UGK, 'Arthur And The Invisibles' & More

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Originally due Dec. 19 via Jive, rap duo UGK's long-awaited new album, "U.G.K. Underground Kingz," has been pushed back to Feb. 27. Originally due Dec. 19 via Jive, rap duo UGK's long-awaited new album, "U.G.K. Underground Kingz," has been pushed back to Feb. 27.…

  5. UGK Dropping Double Album In December

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Southern rap titans UGK will release their first new album since 2001's "Dirty Money" before the end of the year. "U.G.K. Underground Kingz" is due Dec. 19 via Jive and will feature 20 songs spread ac Southern rap titans UGK will release their first new album since…

  6. Billboard Bits: Kool G Rap, Erykah Badu/Common, Adema

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kool G Rap, Erykah Badu/Common, Adema Veteran hip-hop artist Kool G Rap will issue his eighth studio album, "The Giancana Story," Nov. 12 as his first release under a newly signed deal with Rawkus/Koch Entertainment. The set features guest appearances by Capone-N-Noreaga,…

  7. Mos Def, Roots, Q-Tip Drop In On 'Soundbombing'

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rawkus has set a June 4 release date the third edition in its "Soundbombing" compilation series. Mixed by Cipha Sounds and Mr. Choc, the disc features unreleased cuts by the likes of Mos Def, the Root Rawkus has set a June 4 release date the third edition in its "Soundbombing…