1. Xzibit Gets Positive, Political On 'Full Circle'

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally due Sept. 19, rapper Xzibit's new album, "Full Circle," will now arrive Oct. 17. Originally due Sept. 19, rapper Xzibit's new album, "Full Circle," will now arrive Oct. 17. As previously reported , the set will be issued by his new label, Open Bar…

  2. Snoop Wading Through 300 Songs For New Album

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg has set Oct. 17 as the release date for his next Doggystyle/Geffen solo album, "Blue Carpet Treatment." Prospective tracks for the new disc were previewed for media in New York yesterday (J Snoop Dogg has set Oct. 17 as the release date for his next Doggystyle/Geffen solo…

  3. 26OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 26-July 2, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 26 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Def Leppard (also scheduled: Carson Kressley). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Amy Walter). "The…

  4. Daz Feeling 'Gangsta' On So So Def Debut

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper/producer Daz Dillinger, one-half of Tha Dogg Pound, will on Aug. 1 release his So So Def/Virgin debut "So So Gangsta." Rapper/producer Daz Dillinger, one-half of Tha Dogg Pound, will on Aug. 1 release his So So Def/Virgin debut "So So Gangsta." The set features…

  5. Billboard Bits: Death Row, Mariah Carey, Zappa Plays Zappa

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Death Row, Mariah Carey, Zappa Plays Zappa Now that Marion "Suge" Knight Jr. and Death Row Records have filed for bankruptcy, a number of parties flush with cash are snooping around the label's sizeable master and publishing catalogs. At deadline, it's unclear if…

  6. Snoop Regroups With Dogg Pound For Album, Tour

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound have reunited to record the album, "Cali Iz Active," which will arrive June 27 via Koch and Snoop Dogg's Doggy Style Records. Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound have reunited to record the album, "Cali Iz Active," which will arrive June 27 via…

  7. Teene Marie Polishes 'Sapphire'

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul singer Teena Marie will on May 9 release her second Cash Money Classics/Universal album, "Sapphire." Soul singer Teena Marie will on May 9 release her second Cash Money Classics/Universal album, "Sapphire." The set features appearances from legendary crooner/former…

  8. Compilation Nation

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace." Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace." The…

  9. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg/Jamie Foxx, Sara Evans

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder lined up for Super Bowl pre-game festivities, Snoop Dogg adds Jamie Foxx to single and Sara Evans compilation arrives early. Stevie Wonder has signed on to perform during the Super Bowl XL pre-game festivities in his native Detroit. The National Football League championship will…

  10. Southern Rap Sounds

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil Wayne will this week unveil his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly formed Young Money Entertainment imprint with Cash Money Records. Rapper Lil Wayne will this week unveil his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release…

  11. Alkaholiks Calling It Quits After New CD

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rap collective tha Alkaholiks will release their fifth and final album, "Firewater," in February via Waxploitation and Koch Records. Rap collective tha Alkaholiks will release their fifth and final album, "Firewater," in February via Waxploitation and Koch Records. The set…

  12. Lil Wayne Nabs Kurupt, Lil' Mo For New CD

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil Wayne will issue his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly formed Young Money Entertainment imprint with Cash Money Records. Rapper Lil Wayne will issue his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly…

  13. Billboard Bits: R. Kelly, Tyrese, Slipknot

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on R. Kelly, Tyrese, Slipknot R&B superstar R. Kelly has written 22 chapters for his ongoing musical saga, "Trapped in the Closet," he said Wednesday backstage at BET's 25th anniversary concert in Los Angeles. As previously reported , the first 12 installments are…

  14. Snoop's Label Inks Deal With Koch

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records have entered into a joint partnership with Koch Records. Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records have entered into a joint partnership with Koch Records. The first release as part of the multi-album deal, "Snoop Dogg Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch Tha…

  15. Hot Product

    August 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The third album from Canadan all-star indie rock act the New Pornographers, "Twin Cinema" (Matador). The Bjork-assembled soundtrack for her husband Matthew Barney's film "Drawing Restraint" (One…

  16. Billboard Bits: Locobazooka!, Decades Rock, Tupac

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Locobazooka!, Decades Rock, Tupac The lineup for the 14th Locobazooka! United We Rock! Music and Arts Festival in Fitchburg, Mass., boasts more than 50 bands, including Disturbed, Dropkick Murphys, Life Of Agony, Ill Nino, Seemless, 10 Years, Danko Jones, Clutch, Dope, Bloodsimple,…

  17. Milian 'Cool' As Film, Soundtrack Star

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Along with playing the lead in the forthcoming feature "Be Cool," Christina Milian contributes two new songs to the film's soundtrack, due March 1 via TVT. Along with playing the lead in the forthcoming feature "Be Cool," Christina Milian contributes two new songs to…

  18. Godfather Buried Alive

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shyne is one of hip-hop's most controversial stars. Given his previous affiliations with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and his current imprisonment, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based MC has been through a lot in the p Shyne is one of hip-hop's most controversial stars. Given his previous…

  19. Hot Product

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Westside Connection 'Threat' Matrix Westside Connection, the west-coast rap supergroup featuring Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC, this week releases "Terrorist Threats," its first album in seven years. The Priority album is the follow-up to 1996's "Bow Down," which…

  20. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from rap outfit Boo Yaa TRIBE, "West Kosta Nostra" (Sarinjay), featuring guest spots from Eminem, B Real, Kurupt and Mack 10, among others. -- Wu-Tang Clan principal the RZA's "The Birth…

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