1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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, …

  8. 'Music' Makes Nate Dogg's Statement

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST West Coast hook master Nate Dogg has never strayed too far from the spotlight since "Regulate" -- the singer's 1994 hit with Warren G -- introduced a hip-hop nation already smitten with the laid-back West Coast hook master Nate Dogg has never strayed too far from the spotlight…

  9. D.O.C. Drafts Xzibit, Ice Cube For 'Deuce'

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Seminal West Coast rapper The D.O.C. will return with his first album in five years, "Deuce," in early 2002 on the artist's independent label, Silverback Records. The record will feature guest spots f Seminal West Coast rapper The D.O.C. will return with his first album in five…

  10. Tha Liks Bring 'X.O.' To DVD

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While party-centered hip-hop group Tha Liks was on tour with Snoop Dogg, the trio was mindful of its fans during all of its off-stage antics. In fact, the group spent much of the summer and fall tour While party-centered hip-hop group Tha Liks was on tour with Snoop Dogg, the trio was mindful…

  11. Cypress Hill's 'Stoned' Bumped To December

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The release of Cypress Hill's upcoming Columbia album, "Stoned Raiders," has been bumped to Dec. 4. Originally due out Nov. 13, the album features hip-hop and hard rock tracks, and features guest appe The release of Cypress Hill's upcoming Columbia album, "Stoned…

  12. Nate Dogg Makes His Own 'Music'

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Perennial hip-hop guest star Nate Dogg has signed with Elektra and set a Dec. 4 release date for his third album, "Music and Me. The first single will be "I Got Love." Perennial hip-hop guest star Nate Dogg has signed with Elektra and set a Dec. 4 release date for his third…

  13. Jermaine Dupri 'Instructs' By Example

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If anybody is drafting a blueprint for industry longevity and success, it's Jermaine Dupri. The 27-year-old producer/songwriter/artist/entrepreneur drops his sophomore solo album, "Instructions," Oct. If anybody is drafting a blueprint for industry longevity and success, it&…

  14. Dillinger Lawsuit Targets Death Row

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Performer/producer Delmar Arnaud (aka Daz Dillinger) and label OCF have filed a nine-count breach-of-contract suit against Death Row Recordings (DRR), music publisher Suge Music, and their founder, ra Performer/producer Delmar Arnaud (aka Daz Dillinger) and label OCF have filed a nine-count…

  15. Keys Wards Off Aaliyah, Foxy At No. 1

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard 200 has three debuts in the top-10, but Alicia Keys is No. 1 for the third time in four weeks with her J debut "Songs in A Minor." Bowing right behind at No. 2 is Aaliyah's self-titled t The Billboard 200 has three debuts in the top-10, but Alicia Keys is No. 1…

  16. Snoop, Tha Liks Team For Tour

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg and tha Liks will team for a summer North American tour, set to kick off July 18 in Portland, Ore. While full venue information is still being nailed down, the trek is likely to run through Snoop Dogg and tha Liks will team for a summer North American tour, set to kick off July 18…

  17. Kurupt Keeps Busy With Two New Albums

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited sophomore album by tha Dogg Pound, "Tha Dogg Pound: 2002," is set for a July 31 release on Death Row Records, some six years after the duo's 1995 debut, the multi-platinum "Dogg Food. The long-awaited sophomore album by tha Dogg Pound, "Tha Dogg Pound…

  18. Death Row's Suge Knight To Be Freed In Days

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marion "Suge" Knight, the multi-millionaire rap mogul, says his first stop after serving a five-year prison stint will be a hot tub. "The first thing that I'm gonna do when I get out of here is take a Marion "Suge" Knight, the multi-millionaire rap mogul, says…

  19. Tha Liks Revamp Xzibit Tour Plans

    March 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tha Liks ever-changing participation in Xzibit's tour appears to have finally been nailed down. The hip-hop trio, whose new Loud album "X.O." is due June 5, will join the tour Monday (March 18) in Den Tha Liks ever-changing participation in Xzibit's tour appears to have…

  20. Songwriter Files Suit Over Hip-Hop Compositions

    March 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Songwriter/producer Marc D'Andrea, known professionally as Marc n tha Dark, is seeking more than $400 million in a copyright-infringement lawsuit he has filed over 504 Boyz's No. 1 Hot Rap Singles hit Songwriter/producer Marc D'Andrea, known professionally as Marc n tha Dark,…

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