1. The Best of DJ Quik/Da Finale

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Longevity in rap music is rare. Longevity in rap music is rare. In a genre that is often unfriendly to veteran acts, DJ Quik has ably maintained a lucrative career for the better part of 12 years. A pioneer of West Coast hip-hop, David "DJ Quik" Blake was first introduced to the…

  2. 48TunesOnTV

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 25 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: John Leguizamo; live from San Juan, Puerto Rico). "…

  3. Common Ropes In Final 'Circus' Details

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Common has solidified the tracklist for his fifth album, "Electric Circus, which, as previously reported, is due Dec. 10 via MCA. First single "Come Close to Me" featuring Mary J. Blige debuted Rapper Common has solidified the tracklist for his fifth album, "…

  4. D'Angelo Arrested In Virginia

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning R&B singer D'Angelo (real name: Michael Eugene Archer) had to be subdued with pepper spray yesterday (Nov. 18) after he resisted arrest on misdemeanor charges of aggressive driving Grammy-winning R&B singer D'Angelo (real name: Michael Eugene Archer) had to be…

  5. Lucky Day

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST As a lover of women, it was only a matter of time before Shaggy crafted an entire album dedicated to the fairer sex. As a lover of women, it was only a matter of time before Shaggy crafted an entire album dedicated to the fairer sex. The result is an at times cheesy, but overall enjoyable…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Havana's National Theatre debuts ""Se Seco el Arroyito"" (the Brooklet Dried Up), a musical written by Cuba's veteran ""sonero,"" Compay Segundo. 2001 - Havana's National Theatre debuts ""Se Seco el…

  7. Billboard Bits: SOAD, 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth'

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on System Of A Down 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth' Each member of modern rock act System Of A Down has designed artwork that will be featured in limited runs of 50,000 CDs each for the group's rarities collection "Steal This Album," which, as previously…

  8. Billboard Bits: Roots, Royce Da 5'9", 'Come Together'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a New York tour by the Roots, the debut solo album from rapper Royce Da 5'9", and the DVD/VHS release of TNT's "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music" concert. The Roots will celebrate the Nov. 26 release of their long-delayed MCA…

  9. Eminem Controls Billboard Charts

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" commands Billboard's Hot 100 for a third-straight week, as the rapper rides high in the worlds of both music and movies. His first major feature film, "8 Mile," is No. 1 at th Eminem's "Lose Yourself" commands Billboard&…

  10. 702 Ready For 'Star'-dom

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The "girls" are back-and they're all grown up. The ladies of 702 -- Kameelah Williams and sisters Misha and Irish Grimstead -- are returning after a four-year hiatus with a more mature attitude and look on their latest Motown set, …

  11. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Mark Gillespie following a three-year courtship. The marriage is Tennison's fourth and Gillespie's first. 2001 - Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Mark Gillespie following a three-year…

  12. Common Invites Fans To 'Electric Circus'

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Thought-provoking rapper Common will release his fifth album, "Electric Circus," Dec. 10 via MCA. The set will feature guest performances by the likes of Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Bilal, and Cee-Lo, an Thought-provoking rapper Common will release his fifth album, "Electric…

  13. THIS WEEKS HOT PRODUCT

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  14. Hot Product

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  15. Ja Rule Submits To 'Temptation'

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com. Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but in a few weeks Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def Jam set, "The Last Temptation," and the Nov. 15 debut of his first starring role in Sony…

  16. Gray Celebrates Big 'Day' On U.K. Album Chart

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Gray swept to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 3) with "A New Day at Midnight" (iht/East West), while a Eurodance version of Bryan Adams' "Heaven" by DJ Sammy & Yanou featuring David Gray swept to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 3)…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With three awards each, Gorillaz's ""Clint Eastwood"" and Fatboy Slim's ""Weapon of Choice"" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. 2001 - With three awards each, Gorillaz's ""…

  18. Artists Preach Artists' Rights In New York

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists from various genres of music turned out last night (Oct. 28) for the first of a series of benefit concerts for the newly formed Artists Empowerment Coalition (AEC). Held at New York's Beacon T Artists from various genres of music turned out last night (Oct. 28) for the first of a…

  19. Hot Product

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases such as the "8 Mile" soundtrack and albums from Shaggy, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Sixpence None The Richer, and more. 'Mile' High Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, …

  20. Cypress Hill 'Smokes Out' 5th Annual Fest

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The notoriously pro-marijuana group will be joined by a long list of fello Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at…

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