1. Sammie Inks With Austin's Rowdy Records

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Sammie, who first burst on the scene in 2000 as a pre-teen, is all grown up. R&B singer Sammie, who first burst on the scene in 2000 as a pre-teen, is all grown up. Now 17, he's set to resurface on producer Dallas Austin's Rowdy Records with his self-titled album,…

  2. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. What to watch, what to watch? Read on McDuff and I'll tell you. Monday night, you've got your football. It's right in the title of ABC's "Monday Night Football," which…

  3. The Big Zane Theory

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority. Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority. Taking his cue from LL Cool J and Jay-Z, Zane refashions himself as an…

  4. 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&…

  5. Hardball

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri is poised to hit another home run with his second soundtrack. Jermaine Dupri is poised to hit another home run with his second soundtrack. Based on journalist Daniel Coyle's experiences coaching a Little League Team from Chicago's Cabrini Green housing project,…

  6. 'Lil' Rappers Team Up For 'Hardball'

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A quartet of little leaguers -- young rappers Lil' Wayne, Lil' Zane, Lil Bow Wow, and Sammie -- have recorded the title track for the upcoming Keanu Reeves-starring film "Hardball." The single appears A quartet of little leaguers -- young rappers Lil' Wayne, Lil'…

  7. Staind Fends Off Radiohead, St. Lunatics At No. 1

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra/EEG) experienced a 25% sales drop, yet manages to squeak its way past a powerful debut by Radiohead's "Amnesiac" (Capitol) to spend a third straight week atop Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra/EEG)…

  8. Top Acts For NBA All-Star Game Festivities

    February 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Shaggy, Dream, Lil' Bow Wow, and O-Town are among the star performers booked for the festivities surrounding the upcoming NBA All-Star Game, to be held Feb. 11 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. Th Shaggy, Dream, Lil' Bow Wow, and O-Town are among the star performers booked for…