1. Jay-Z Leads Parade Of Guests At Rock The Bells

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterday (Aug. 3) during the Rock the Bells festival at Jones Beach on Long Island, N.Y., joining Nas for two songs during the latter's set. Also making surprise Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterday (Aug. 3) during the Rock the Bells…

  2. Nas Unveils North American Tour Plans

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due July 15 via Def Jam. In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21…

  3. Poll Recap

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Last week, we asked our readers: Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Here are the responses from the 1,662 respondents: Rothbury Festival near Detroit with Dave Matthews Band, John…

  4. Peter Hadar

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Everything comes full circle. Just ask R&B/soul singer Peter Hadar. Everything comes full circle. Just ask R&B/soul singer Peter Hadar. Though born into a performance-minded family (his father was a singer and an actor) and blessed with musical talents as well, a young Hadar initially…

  5. Summer Fun

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion. Radiohead. Rock the Bells with Tribe Called Quest, Nas, and Mos Def. Kanye West with Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D. Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the sum Celine Dion. Radiohead. Rock the Bells with Tribe Called Quest, Nas, and Mos Def. Kanye West…

  6. A Tribe Called Quest, Nas Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Calle After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from…

  7. The Roots Bump 'Birthday' From New Album

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, has fallen off of "Rising Down," due April 29 via Def Jam. The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, has…

  8. Mos Def To Play Chuck Berry In Chess Film

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper/actor Mos Def will play legendary rock'n'roller Chuck Berry in "Cadillac Records," which is filming in New Jersey. Beyonce is starring as Etta James in the film, which chronicles the rise of le Rapper/actor Mos Def will play legendary rock'n'roller Chuck…

  9. India.Arie Launches SoulBird Label

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In partnership with Universal Republic Records, India.Arie is launching a new label, SoulBird Music. In partnership with Universal Republic Records, India.Arie is launching a new label, SoulBird Music. Georgia native Anthony David, a longtime musical colleague of the Grammy-winning singer…

  10. Mos Def Working With Kanye On Downtown Debut

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Freshly signed to Downtown Recordings, rapper Mos Def is in the studio working on a new album. Freshly signed to Downtown Recordings, rapper Mos Def is in the studio working on a new album. According to Downtown head Josh Deutsch, Kanye West will produce some tracks on the as-yet-untitled…

  11. Black August / August 26 2007 / New York, New York. (Nokia Theater)

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The annual Black August concert, which honors freedom fighters and political prisoners, took over New York’s Nokia Theater on Sunday, August 26th, with a huge hip-hop bill that included Dead Prez, T The annual Black August concert, which honors freedom fighters and political prisoners, took…

  12. 9th Wonder's 'Dream' Comes True With New Album

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus Records. Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus…

  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. Radio 4 Tunes In For D'Ambrosio Documentary

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York rock act Radio 4 is penning the score for the Antonino D'Ambrosio documentary "Let Fury Have the Hour," which examines the political impact of artists like the Clash and Manu Chao over the pa New York rock act Radio 4 is penning the score for the Antonino D'…

  15. Nas, Roots, Mos Def Bolster Rock The Bells Lineup

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nas has jumped on the board the traveling Rock the Bells festival this summer, where he will share the stage with the Wu-Tang Clan, Rage Against The Machine and others. Nas has jumped on the board the traveling Rock the Bells festival this summer, where he will share the stage with the Wu…

  16. 07OnTV

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 12-18, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 13 "Wheel of Fortune: Country Music Stars Week," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Montgomery Gentry, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Azar. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Rickie Lee Jones. …

  17. 02OnTV

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 8-14, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 8 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Jennifer Hudson (also scheduled: David Arquette). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Daughtry (also scheduled: Guests include…

  18. Hidden Beach Rounds Up Jill Scott's 'Collaborations'

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scott's best known duets have been compiled for the album "Collaborations," due Jan. 30 via Hidden Beach. The set features tracks with Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Will S Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scott's best known duets have been compiled…

  19. Marley Under 'Control' With Mos Def, Ben Harper

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Mind Control," the long-awaited solo debut from reggae royalty Stephen Marley, will be released on Feb. 6 via Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths/Universal Republic. The set will feature cameos from friends and "Mind Control," the long-awaited solo debut from reggae royalty Stephen…

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elton John celebrates 40 years of collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin, DJ Shadow goes hip-hop in a major way, Clay Aiken revives some enduring power ballads and Lupe Fiasco explodes out of Chica Black Eyed Peas principal Fergie's "The Dutchess" (will.i.am/A&M),…

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