1. The Unclassifiable Lupe Fiasco

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST "'LupEND' -- that's going to be my last album's title. When you play a videogame, you can only put in three letters for your name and when the game's over, those three letters and 'END' pop up. My nex "'LupEND' -- that's going to be…

  2. Fiasco Goes High Concept On Sophomore Album

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lupe Fiasco embodies multiple characters and concepts on his sophomore album, "Lupe Fiasco's The Cool," due Dec. 18 via 1st and 15th/Atlantic. Rapper Lupe Fiasco embodies multiple characters and concepts on his sophomore album, "Lupe Fiasco's The Cool,"…

  3. Academy Is..., Say Anything Triumph At mtvU Woodies

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Academy Is..., Say Anything and Boys Like Girls were the big winners last night (Nov. 8) at the 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards. The college music network awarded seven wooden statuettes at the high-energ The Academy Is..., Say Anything and Boys Like Girls were the big winners last night (Nov. 8)…

  4. Chart Beat

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Chris Brown, Carrie Underwood, Bill Medley and more! 'KISS' ON THE LIST: Chris Brown had one of the biggest hits of 2005, when his debut single, "Run It!" was No. 1 for five weeks. Brown hasn't returned to pole position since, but he's the…

  5. Big Names Come Out For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New York as part of VH1's fourth Hip-Honors. Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New…

  6. Wu-Tang Clan Lights Up Seattle To Close Bumbershoot

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Wu-Tang Clan provided a memorable send-off to the 2007 Bumbershoot festival last night (Sept. 3) at Seattle's Memorial Stadium, rolling out classics like "Protect Ya Neck," "C.R.E.A.M." and "Trium The Wu-Tang Clan provided a memorable send-off to the 2007…

  7. Bumbershoot Rolls On With Fergie, Kings Of Leon

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beautiful weather was out again for the second day of the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle on Sunday (Sept. 2), with Fergie turning in a spectacle-laden headlining performance at Memorial Stadium and K Beautiful weather was out again for the second day of the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle on…

  8. Hip-Hop Roundup: 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, The Game

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cent, who's made a career calling out flaws in others, lashes out at Interscope head Jimmy Iovine in a new song, "Southside," which also makes fun of Ja Rule's new video, "Uh Oh." 50 Cent, who's made a career calling out flaws in others, lashes out at…

  9. Lupe, Kanye, Pharrell Hoping To Make Full Album As CRS

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Having already released one song via an online mixtape, CRS (Child Rebel Soldiers), the hip-hop supergroup featuring Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, is hoping to find time to craft an e Having already released one song via an online mixtape, CRS (Child Rebel Soldiers), the hip…

  10. Lupe Fiasco Unveils New Tunes At Lollapalooza

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco debuted three new songs yesterday (Aug. 5) during his hometown set at Lollapalooza, including "Superstardom," the first single from his upcoming second album. Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco debuted three new songs yesterday (Aug. 5) during his hometown set at…

  11. Pearl Jam Brings It All Back Home To Close Lollapalooza

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Playing its most watched U.S. show in a decade, Pearl Jam closed the 2007 edition of Lollapalooza on a political note, bringing injured Iraq War soldier Tomas Young on stage to urge the audience to re Playing its most watched U.S. show in a decade, Pearl Jam closed the 2007 edition of…

  12. Etta James Hospitalized In Los Angeles

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Blues singer Etta James is in stable condition in a Los Angeles hospital, suffering from complications following abdominal surgery, her manager said. Blues singer Etta James is in stable condition in a Los Angeles hospital, suffering from complications following abdominal surgery, her manager…

  13. Common Rapping For Zune, Starbucks

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common may be busy prepping for the July 31 release of his upcoming Geffen album, "Finding Forever," and shooting the new film "The Night Watchman," but the rapper still plans to take time out this su Common may be busy prepping for the July 31 release of his upcoming…

  14. Prince, Andre 3000 Bolster West's 'Never Forget'

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Cornel West's upcoming album, "Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations," touches down at a time when renewed debate over hip-hop lyrics and video imaging is still swirling post-Don Imus. Prince, Ta Dr. Cornel West's upcoming album, "Never Forget: A Journey of…

  15. Lupe Fiasco Forecasts 'Cool' For October

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Lupe Fiasco will hit the studio this week to begin recording his sophomore album, "The Cool." The artist told Billboard.com backstage at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival over the Rapper Lupe Fiasco will hit the studio this week to begin recording his sophomore…

  16. Daft Punk, Stooges, MMJ Join Pearl Jam At Lollapalooza

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper and Snow Patrol are among the top acts joining previously announced headliner Pearl Jam at this Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs…

  17. The Shins, Wu-Tang, Crowded House Set For Bumbershoot

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Shins, the Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! At The Disco, the reformed Crowded House and Lupe Fiasco lead the initial lineup for the 2007 installment of Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival. The e The Shins, the Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! At The Disco, the reformed Crowded House and Lupe…

  18. Roots Feeling Synth-y On 'Game Theory' Follow-Up

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Roots' Def Jam debut, "Game Theory," isn't even six months old, but the group is already at work on its follow-up, which drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson tells Billboard.com will either be out i The Roots' Def Jam debut, "Game Theory," isn&…

  19. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot…

  20. Beyonce, Blige Top Image Award Music Nominees

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are the top nominees for the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards. Both received four nominations, including outstanding female artist and outstanding song (""Be Without You" and " Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are the top nominees for the 38th annual NAACP…

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