1. Mac Miller on New Mixtape 'Faces': 'Don’t Tell My Mama I Got a Drug Problem'

    May 11, 2014 5:58 PM EDT Mac Miller may not always keep it mom-friendly but there are surely a few out there stoked the Pittsburg rapper opted to drop a new mixtape on their special holiday.  Miller’s 24-track “Faces” includes features from the likes of ScHoolboy Q, Sir Micheal Rocks, Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul,…

  2. Big Pimpin'

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II Trill" is led by the single "That…

  3. T.I., Ciara To 'Turn Up The Vote' At Summit

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I., Ciara, Flo Rida and Jim Jones are among the artists heading to the "Hip-Hop Team Vote: Turn Up The Vote" summit in Philadelphia on Sunday (April 20) to emphasize the importance of the youth vote T.I., Ciara, Flo Rida and Jim Jones are among the artists heading to the "Hip…

  4. Star Rappers Help Bun B Reload For 'II Trill'

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST UGK rapper Bun B has set an April 29 release date for his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II Trill" is led by the single "That's Gangsta" feat UGK rapper Bun B has set an April 29 release date for his first…

  5. Something For 'Free'

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive this week via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now…

  6. Jones' Delayed 'Dream' Now Set For November

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected in April and then pushed to July, Houston rapper Mike Jones' new album, "The American Dream," will now arrive Nov. 20 via Swishahouse/Asylum/Warner Bros. Records. Originally expected in April and then pushed to July, Houston rapper Mike Jones' new album…

  7. New Lil' Flip Album Finally Due In March

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST After months of delays and protracted negotiations to get him off Columbia/Sony Urban, Lil Flip will finally release his next album, "I Need Mine," March 27 via Asylum. After months of delays and protracted negotiations to get him off Columbia/Sony Urban, Lil Flip will finally…

  8. Beyonce Begins Seventh Week As Hot 100 Leader

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Showing no signs of budging, Beyonce begins a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Irreplaceable" and a ninth atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The cut is also No. 1 on the Pop Showing no signs of budging, Beyonce begins a seventh week at No. 1 on the…

  9. Mike Jones Realizes His 'Dream'

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Houston rapper Mike Jones will unveil his next album, "The American Dream," in April via Swishahouse/Asylum/Warner Bros. Records. First single "Mr. Jones" was produced by Myke Diesel and is at radio n Houston rapper Mike Jones will unveil his next album, "The American…

  10. The Clue And The Trick

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release schedule with his first official album in nearly six years. "The Professional, Part 3" arrives this week. DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release schedule with his first official album in…

  11. DJ Clue Ropes In Kanye, Snoop, Jeezy For New Album

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release schedule with his first official album in nearly six years. "The Professional, Part 3" arrives Dec. 19. First single "Like This" was co-writ DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release…

  12. Lil' Flip Finds New Home At Asylum

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Houston's platinum freestyle king, Lil Flip, has jumped to Asylum/Warner Music Group, Billboard has learned. Houston's platinum freestyle king, Lil Flip, has jumped to Asylum/Warner Music Group, Billboard has learned. The artist left Columbia/Sony Urban in June, taking his third…

  13. Lil J Xavier Gets Hometown Help On Debut CD

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen-year-old Houston rapper Lil J Xavier will on Nov. 7 issue his debut album, "Young Prince of Tha South" via Noo Day Entertainment/Music World Music. Fourteen-year-old Houston rapper Lil J Xavier will on Nov. 7 issue his debut album, "Young Prince of Tha South" via…

  14. Billboard Bits: 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River,

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River, Paul Wall, DMX, Juvenile and Bun B are among the hip-hop artists featured on "S.M.A.C.K. The Album: Volume 1," due May 23 via Koch. The two-disc CD/DVD set also spotlights up-and-coming rappers such as Maino and Bleu DaVinci. The…

  15. Powter's 'Day' Reigns Again On Singles Chart

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Powter's charmed U.S. introduction continues, as the single "Bad Day" maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100 for a second fra Daniel Powter's charmed U.S. introduction continues, as the single "…

  16. Good 'Day': Powter Powers To Hot 100 No. 1

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" climbs one rung to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, sending Sean Paul's "Temperature" to No. 2 after only one week. "Bad Day" also remains atop the Hot Digital Son Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" climbs one…

  17. Paul's 'Temperature' Rises To The Top

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sean Paul's "Temperature" moves up one rung to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Ne-Yo's "So Sick," which falls to No. 3. Pearl Jam scores the Hot Sean Paul's "Temperature" moves up one rung to…

  18. LeToya Rolls With Houston Hip-Hoppers

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Original Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett will release her solo debut July 18 via Capitol Records. Original Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett will release her solo debut July 18 via Capitol Records. "LeToya" features appearances from fellow Houston artists Mike…

  19. Ne-Yo Extends Chart Domination With 'So Sick'

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo's "So Sick" holds onto the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week and also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts. Behind him on the Hot 100, Sean Paul's "Tempe Ne-Yo's "So Sick" holds onto the No. 1 spot on the…

  20. Lupe Fiasco Rolls With Jay-Z, Shinoda

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco has set a June 27 release date for his debut album, "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor," which will be issued by Atlantic and his production company 1st & 15th. Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco has set a June 27 release date for his debut album, "…

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