1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Westside Connection Preps New 'Threat'

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Westside Connection, the west-coast rap supergroup featuring Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC, will drop its first album in seven years later this year. The set, "Terrorist Threats," will arrive Dec. 9 via Pr Westside Connection, the west-coast rap supergroup featuring Ice Cube, Mack 10 and…

  13. Breaking & Entering

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Rhian Benson, Year Of The Rabbit, Young Roscoe and Shadows Fall. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. FROM HARVARD TO BET…

  14. Eminem Raps With Boo Yaa Tribe

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and Cypress Hill's B-Real have recorded the song "911" with veteran rap outfit Boo Yaa Tribe which will appear on the latter's upcoming album, "West Kosta Nostra." "Hip-hop is in a state of 911 Eminem and Cypress Hill's B-Real have recorded the…

  15. Young Roscoe Philaphornia

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having a famous sibling can sometimes doom an up-and-coming artist. Not so for Roscoe. Having a famous sibling can sometimes doom an up-and-coming artist. Not so for Roscoe. His debut album, Young Roscoe Philaphornia, will surely make his older brother, Kurupt, proud. The Philadelphia-born,…

  16. Tha Row Soundtrack All In The 'Family'

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Suge Knight's Tha Row record label has set a March 25 release date for the soundtrack to the film "Dysfunktional Family," a biopic about comedian Eddie Griffin. The soundtrack will feature tracks by t Suge Knight's Tha Row record label has set a March 25 release date for…

  17. After Delays, D.O.C. Ready To Drop 'Deuce'

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The Deuce" will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 on Silverback Records/RUMM/RED. The album, rumored for release as early as a year ago, w Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The…

  18. Billboard Bits: VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, Sum 41, Kurupt

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, Sum 41, Kurupt Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Norah Jones, and John Mayer have joined the list of performers for the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, set for Dec. 15 at Los Angeles' Grand Olympic Auditorium. The show will be hosted by "The Sopranos"…

  19. The Morning After

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four years after the release of her mega hit single "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," Deborah Cox has followed Clive Davis from Arista to J and hooked up with a host of producers—including Jermai Four years after the release of her mega hit single "Nobody's Supposed to…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Gabriel & More

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Rocktoberfest, Peter Gabriel Outkast's Dre and fellow rapper Kurupt have joined the cast of "Two Cops," Billboard.com has learned. The movie, starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett, is about two police officers investigating hip-hop…

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