1. Top 10 EDM/Rap Collaborations Of All Time

    August 15, 2014 2:20 PM EDT EDM and rap have been flirting with each other for decades. Countless EDM remixes of rap songs exist, and producers like Just Blaze and Kanye West have incorporated elements of electronic music into rap. Still, true collaborations between the two genres have been few and far between--until…

  2. Ab-Soul Talks About the Duality of 'These Days' Album & Danny Brown's Advice

    June 20, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Ab-Soul is focused on his own — in between jugs of cough syrup, mid-conversation naps and fights with his own label. His raps frequently evoke higher consciousness, but Ab-Soul is only half-awake — if that. It's 11:15 a.m. on a Saturday and the self-described "Black Lip Bastard…

  3. Lana Del Rey, Maroon 5 & Ab-Soul: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Video Show Ep. 3 (Watch)

    June 20, 2014 10:57 AM EDT Welcome to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Hosted by Billboard's Joe Levy,…

  4. Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' Off To Fast Start At Radio, Retail

    April 08, 2014 3:50 PM EDT After its first day, the singer/songwriter's collab with Pharrell is drawing praise from radio and racking download sales After its first day of availability , Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Pharrell Williams co-wrote and co-produced, is winning over pop and adult radio and…

  5. MTVu Reveals Details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and Music Festival

    February 06, 2014 3:43 AM EST MTVu has firmed up details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and music festival. This year's event, held by MTV Networks' college network, is returning to South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, on Thursday, March 13, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The night-long…

  6. Lupe Fiasco & Ed Sheeran Team Up On 'Old School Love': Listen

    October 14, 2013 3:40 PM EDT Lending an ear to Lupe Fiasco's latest comeback should be an easy task. The rapper's new single, "Old School Love," which features Taylor Swift's touring buddy, Ed Sheeran, is an easygoing, positive jam that fights the good fight. "As long as I'm here, as…

  7. Wale Releases Rihanna-Assisted 'Bad' Remix: Listen

    June 03, 2013 3:44 PM EDT The rapper also debuts Maybach Music Group single 'Poor Decisions' featuring Rick Ross and Lupe FIasco. Wale releases the full-version of the Rihanna-assisted remix to "Bad" just three days after teasing 90 seconds of it on Sway in the Morning. Wale and Rih Rih play off…

  8. The Seed: Earl Sweatshirt, Chief Keef, Lupe Fiasco

    March 18, 2013 12:46 PM EDT Kicking things off The Seed is Cash Money co-founder and CEO Birdman with the first single off Young Money’s upcoming "Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle" compilation album. The crew cut, "Tapout," featuring Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and label president Mack Maine, also features…

  9. Lupe Fiasco Takes 'Normal Job' as Creative Director of Health Start-Up

    March 10, 2013 11:30 PM EDT "I'm still doing the rapper thing, but I got a legit 9 to 5 now," Fiasco tells us at SXSW Alicia Keys and Blackberry, Taylor Swift and Diet Coke, Justin Timberlake and Bud Light Platinum. Add Lupe Fiasco to the growing list of artists gaining creative director titles at…

  10. Lupe Fiasco Scraps 'Food & Liquor II: Pt. 2' Album, Leaves Twitter

    January 17, 2013 4:50 PM EST Lupe Fiasco's next album, "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 2" will no longer be released. The Chicago rapper's sequel to the first "Food & Liquor II" album has been "summarily cancelled," although he will release a new project…

  11. Curren$y Joined by Lupe Fiasco, Action Bronson and More at New York Show

    January 04, 2013 11:19 PM EST It's a smoggy smoke-filled evening inside New York City's SOBs as Curren$y packs the venue for a sold-out show. The New Orleans Spitta was ready to dust off his catalog of hits, selecting titles from both his albums and from his myriad of mixtapes for a performance punctuated by…

  12. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Iman Shumpert, J.J. Redick, Corey Brewer

    December 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST From A$AP to Milo Greene, check out what three basketball stars and their team mates are listening to lately. Christmas is always one of the most special days on the NBA calendar: with five marquee match-ups taking place on Tuesday (Dec. 25), basketball fans are gifted a full day of high…

  13. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 24, 2012 6:05 PM EST The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on…

  14. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  15. Gotye, Kimbra Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 4:40 PM EST Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record industry's flagship awards ceremony is a showcase of the Australian success stories over the previous year. Though on this occasion,…

  16. Eminem To Executive Produce Skylar Grey's Debut Album

    October 31, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Skylar Grey's debut album, which has been in limbo for over a year, is receiving a helping hand from hip-hop superstar Eminem. The rapper has signed on to executive-produce "Don't Look Down," which is due out in spring 2013, and will be featured on its…

  17. Chart Juice: Miguel's 'Dream' Comes True at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    October 11, 2012 9:47 PM EDT After Miguel maxed-out at No. 9 with his debut album "All I Want Is You" last year, his sophomore release "Kaleidoscope Dream" debuts in the No. 1 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums this week with 71,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The grand opening is partly…

  18. Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco's 'Food' Album Debuts at No. 1, Weeknd Does Double Duty

    October 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Lupe Fiasco scores his second straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as his "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1" bows atop the list with 89,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth consecutive top 10 album, and follows last year's …

  19. Mumford & Sons, Green Day, No Doubt Debut at Nos. 1-3 on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 03, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The top three slots on the Billboard 200 chart get rocked this week as the rock bands Mumford & Sons , Green Day and No Doubt see their latest efforts start at Nos. 1-3, respectively. Mumford & Sons' sophomore album, "Babel," opens atop the list with 600,000 sold…

  20. Green Day, No Doubt & Lupe Fiasco Headed for Big Billboard 200 Debuts

    September 29, 2012 10:00 AM EDT As we earlier reported on Wednesday (Sept. 26), Mumford & Sons ' "Babel" is on course for a record-setting week on the next Billboard 200 albums chart. The band's second release may sell around 600,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Sept. 30, easily…

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