1. Billboard Bits: Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice Reebook and Jay-Z's S. Carter Academy are teaming to offer budding music moguls an internship at Def Jam, where the rapper serves as president. The eight-week program will be based at Def Jam's New York headquarters. Interested parties…

  2. System Of A Down 'Mezmerizes' Album Chart

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scoring its second No. 1 with "Mezmerize," System Of A Down leads an influx of Billboard 200 entries, breathing life into the chart after weeks of declining sales. The American/Columbia title provided Scoring its second No. 1 with "Mezmerize," System Of A Down leads an…

  3. HOT PRODUCT

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from System Of A Down, Toby Keith, Memphis Bleek and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Toby Keith , Memphis Bleek …

  4. Hot Product

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Memphis Bleek Bleek Is Back The new album from rapper Memphis Bleek, who was the first artist signed to Roc-A-Fella records in the late 1990s, will be the first released under the regime of new label president Jay-Z next month. "534" is named for the apartment building Bleek and Jay…

  5. Memphis Bleek Brings It All Back Home

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The new album from rapper Memphis Bleek, who was the first artist signed to Roc-A-Fella records in the late 1990s, will be the first released under the regime of new label president Jay-Z next month. The new album from rapper Memphis Bleek, who was the first artist signed to Roc-A-Fella…

  6. Jay-Z's 'Streets' Heads To DVD

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 1998 film "Streets Is Watching," which chronicles rapper Jay-Z's background and rise to prominence, will be released Oct. 5 on DVD by Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The 1998 film "Streets Is Watching," which chronicles rapper Jay-Z's background and rise to prominence,…

  7. Alicia's 'Diary' Nabs Xmas Week No. 1

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rising from last week's position of No. 2, "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in a big shopping week. U.S. sales of the set are up 8% from last week to 370,000 unit Rising from last week's position of No. 2, "The Diary of Alicia…

  8. Billboard Bits: Twista, Super Furry Animals, Play

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Twista, Super Furry Animals and Play. Rapper Twista will release his debut solo album, "Kamikaze," Jan. 27 on Atlantic. The set features guest appearances by Ludacris, Cee-Lo, Anthony Hamilton, Too Short, Memphis Bleek, 8 Ball, Jazze Pha and Freeway, among others. As…

  9. HOT PRODUCT

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Carlos Santana, Raekwon, Memphis Bleek, OutKast, the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Raekwon , Memphis Bleek , Carlos Santana …

  10. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis Bleek 'Made' In America Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "M.A.D.E.," this week via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The artist has kept a fairly low profile since the 2000 release of "The Understanding," while he cared for an older…

  11. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • R&B vocalist Joe's "And Then..." (Jive) • A triple-disc live album chronicling the Grateful Dead's Dec. 31, 1978, concert in San Francisco, "The Closing of Winterland." …

  12. Roc-A-Fella Rummages Through 'Files'

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Roc-A-Fella label is taking a look back at its history with the singles compilation "The Roc Files, Vol. 1," due Dec. 16. With Jay-Z's self-proclaimed final album topping the charts , his Roc-A-Fella label is taking a look back at its history with the singles compilation "…

  13. Billboard Bits: Crown Royal, Microsoft, Memphis Bleek

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Crown Royal, Microsoft, Memphis Bleek The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire will provide the musical muscle for the upcoming Crown Royal Comedy Soul Festival, which will hit 20 U.S. markets beginning Nov. 13 in Atlanta. The shows will be hosted by comedian Bruce Bruce and will…

  14. Memphis Bleek Roars Back On New Album

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "M.A.D.E.," June 24 via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The artist has kept a fairly low profile since the 2000 release of "The Understanding," w Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "…

  15. Nate Dogg Gathers Eve, Snoop For New Album

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nate Dogg has finalized details for his forthcoming self-titled Elektra album, due Feb. 25. The 15-song set will feature a number of high-profile guests, including Eve, Redman, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Xz Nate Dogg has finalized details for his forthcoming self-titled Elektra album, due Feb. 25.…

  16. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Turn Out For 'UrbanAID'

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good cause last night (April 9) at LIFEbeat's UrbanAID 2 benefit. Held at New York's Beacon Theatre, the benefit concert featured perform R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good…

  17. Plans For Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Redrawn

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The release of Jay-Z's upcoming Roc-A-Fella album "The Blueprint" has been moved up two weeks, "due to overwhelming demand by consumers and retailers alike," according to a statement from the label. T The release of Jay-Z's upcoming Roc-A-Fella album "The…

  18. Jay-Z To Tour Behind 'The Blueprint'

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is planning a U.S. theater tour in support of his forthcoming Roc-A-Fella album, "The Blueprint." The 18-date jaunt will kick off Sept. 14 in Columbus, Ohio, and wind down Multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is planning a U.S. theater tour in support of his…

  19. DJ Clue Readies Star-Studded 'Professional'

    January 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Def Jam artist DJ Clue has completed his latest album, "The Professional Part 2," which is due for a Feb. 27 release. The set comes on the heels of "DJ Clue Presents: Backstage-Mixtape (Music Inspired Def Jam artist DJ Clue has completed his latest album, "The Professional…

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