1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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,…

  6. Hot Product for Monday, Feb. 24, 2003

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Information on new releases by Fischerspooner, the D.O.C., the Music, American Hi-Fi, and a George Harrison tribute album, among others. 'One' Of A Kind After months of hype, New York synth-driven duo Fischerspooner will release its debut album, "#1," this week in North…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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"…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Snoop Dogg Shows Who's 'Boss'

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg takes aim at Death Row founder Suge Knight on his forthcoming Priority/Capitol album "Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss," due Nov. 26. "Suge Knight's a b*tch and that's on my life," the rapper sa Snoop Dogg takes aim at Death Row founder Suge Knight on his…

  13. Hot Product

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Moby, Weezer, Rush, Naughty By Nature, and more. '18' Again Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the kind listeners can "take home and embrace." "In the past, when I…

  14. Still More Bounce

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For many West Coast rappers, Roger Troutman and his inspired funk stylings were an essential part of their musical upbringing. For many West Coast rappers, Roger Troutman and his inspired funk stylings were an essential part of their musical upbringing. Therefore, it makes sense that,…

  15. 17TunesOnTV

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 22-28, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 22 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Jimmy Eat World (also scheduled: Val Kilmer, Jennifer Tilly). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Hank III (also scheduled:…

  16. Billboard Bits: Mariah, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols EMI yesterday (Jan. 7) moved to dismiss widespread reports that Mariah Carey would be paid an estimated $50 million to exit her Virgin Records contract, Billboard Bulletin reports. "In light of recent press comment that EMI has paid or agreed…

  17. Billboard Bits: Kurupt, Mathus/Guy, No Good

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Kurupt, James Mathus/Buddy Guy, No Good Rapper Kurupt will release the home video "G-TV" on Feb. 19 via Southwest Distributors. The film, available on two VHS tapes or a double-disc DVD, chronicles life on the road with the rapper, who said in a statement, "there's…

  18. R&B/Hip-Hop Stars To Honor Roger Troutman

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have contributed tracks to an upcoming tribute to the late R&B/funk artist Roger Troutman of Zapp. Wolfpac Records' "Still Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have…

  19. Cypress Hill Continues Rock Embrace

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST With the release today (Dec. 4) of Cypress Hill's new Columbia album, "Stoned Raiders," the Latino hip-hop act is continuing its exploration of the rap-meets-rock world, which it first attempted on th With the release today (Dec. 4) of Cypress Hill's new Columbia album, …

  20. Hot Product

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from the 'America: A Tribute to Heroes' telethon, De La Soul, Nate Dogg, and more. A Time For 'Heroes' In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and…

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