1. Diddy In The Mix For Graffiti Video Game

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs will provide original in-game music tracks and exclusive remixes for a special edition of Marc Ecko's upcoming "Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure," an Atari action-adventure video Sean "Diddy" Combs will provide original in-game music…

  2. Mos Def, Talib Kweli Teaming For Tour

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Longtime hip-hop colleagues Mos Def and Talib Kweli will team for a fall tour under the heading Breed Love Odyssey, marking their first appearances together since a one-off reunion of their group Blac Longtime hip-hop colleagues Mos Def and Talib Kweli will team for a fall tour under the…

  3. 'Hip-Hop Violinist' Preps Solo Debut

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West, John Legend, Fabolous, Lil' Wayne, Twista and Anthony Hamilton are among the guest artists featured on Miri Ben-Ari's upcoming debut album. Kanye West, John Legend, Fabolous, Lil' Wayne, Twista and Anthony Hamilton are among the guest artists featured on Miri Ben…

  4. Epic Collects Macy Gray's 'Best'

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Epic will on Sept. 7 release "The Very Best of Macy Gray," culling material from the eclectic vocalist's three albums for the label. Epic will on Sept. 7 release "The Very Best of Macy Gray," culling material from the eclectic vocalist's three albums for the…

  5. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Macy Gray 'Being' There Raspy voiced R&B artist Macy Gray returns this week with her third Epic studio album, "The Trouble With Being Myself." It's the follow-up to Gray's 2001 set "The Id," which debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 and has sold…

  6. Lollapalooza Unveils Second Stage Acts

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cave In, the Music, Kings Of Leon, the Distillers, and "Jackass" principal Steve-O have signed on to perform as part of the Lollapalooza tour's second stage. Other acts include Rooney, the Mooney Suzu Cave In, the Music, Kings Of Leon, the Distillers, and "Jackass"…

  7. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  8. Quality

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST With two albums under his belt via collaborations with Mos Def and DJ Hi-Tek, underground darling Talib Kweli makes his solo debut with Quality. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 19 With two albums under his belt via collaborations with Mos Def and DJ Hi-Tek, underground darling Talib Kweli makes his solo…

  9. Cypress Hill 'Smokes Out' 5th Annual Fest

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The notoriously pro-marijuana group will be joined by a long list of fello Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at…

  10. Black Star Alum Kweli Offers 'Quality'

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Talib Kweli, the New York-based rapper who rose to fame via two high-profile collaborative albums on Rawkus Records -- "Black Star" (with Mos Def) and "Reflection Eternal" (with producer Hi-Tek) -- wi Talib Kweli, the New York-based rapper who rose to fame via two high…

  11. Hot Product

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Linkin Park, Linda Thompson, Beth Orton, and more. The 'Rising' Tide Rock troubadour Bruce Springsteen returns this week with "The Rising" (Columbia) -- his first album of new material since 1995's "The Ghost of Tom…

  12. Soundbombing III

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After an extended hiatus, Rawkus returns to the business of releasing inspired hip-hop with the latest installment in its Soundbombing series. After an extended hiatus, Rawkus returns to the business of releasing inspired hip-hop with the latest installment in its Soundbombing series. Serving…

  13. Hot Product

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from DJ Shadow, DJ Quik, Doves, Dirty Vegas, and more. Hey Mr. DJ It's all about the DJ this week, with highly anticipated new albums from West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik and Bay Area-based mixmaster DJ Shadow. Quik's "Under tha Influence,"…

  14. Linkin Park 'Reanimates' Songs From Debut

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park and Warner Bros. have set a July 31 release date for "Reanimation," a remix album the group sees as a "revisiting" of its multi-platinum debut, "Hybrid Theory". According to posts on the g Linkin Park and Warner Bros. have set a July 31 release date…

  15. Mos Def, Roots, Q-Tip Drop In On 'Soundbombing'

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rawkus has set a June 4 release date the third edition in its "Soundbombing" compilation series. Mixed by Cipha Sounds and Mr. Choc, the disc features unreleased cuts by the likes of Mos Def, the Root Rawkus has set a June 4 release date the third edition in its "Soundbombing…

  16. Kweli Does It Himself On The Road

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Talib Kweli has just embarked on a self-booked U.S. tour in support of his first solo album, "Kwelity." The trek, which also features fellow hip-hoppers Blackalicious and KRS-One on select date Rapper Talib Kweli has just embarked on a self-booked U.S. tour in support of his…

  17. Built From Scratch

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneers in the turntablism movement, the X-ecutioners bring their style to the mainstream with Built From Scratch. Pioneers in the turntablism movement, the X-ecutioners bring their style to the mainstream with Built From Scratch. The New York-based DJ quartet takes the axiom "the hand…

  18. Nate Dogg Makes His Own 'Music'

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Perennial hip-hop guest star Nate Dogg has signed with Elektra and set a Dec. 4 release date for his third album, "Music and Me. The first single will be "I Got Love." Perennial hip-hop guest star Nate Dogg has signed with Elektra and set a Dec. 4 release date for his third…

  19. P. Diddy, Bowie Team For Soundtrack Cut

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs recently linked up with veteran rocker David Bowie to record a re-make of Bowie's 1985 track "This Is Not America." The song will be featured on the Priority soundt Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs recently linked up…

  20. Spitkicker Tour Merges With Mekka

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Mekka tour has joined forces with the hip-hop-leaning Spitkicker tour, adding De La Soul, Common, Biz Markie, Talib Kweli, and others to its already extensive roster of electronic artist The inaugural Mekka tour has joined forces with the hip-hop-leaning Spitkicker tour, adding…

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