1. Orange And Black Back For Impulse Celebration

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For many, orange and black are the hues of jazz. Those were the distinctive colors on the spines of LPs issued by Impulse Records, the label that midwifed some of the most important new jazz of the 19 For many, orange and black are the hues of jazz. Those were the distinctive colors on the…

  2. Billboard Bits: Pharrell, The Cure, Pharaohe Monch

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Pharrell, The Cure, Pharaohe Monch After repeated delays, Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," is back on the Interscope schedule for April, according to a spokesperson. The album was initially expected last December, then bumped to January before disappearing…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. '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…

  6. M.I.A., MC5 To Visit New York's SummerStage

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. The…

  7. Billboard Bits: Keen, SFA, St. Kitts/St. Lucia Fests

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Robert Earl Keen, SFA, St. Kitts/St. Lucia Fests Singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen will release his 11th album, "What I Really Mean," May 10 through Koch Records Nashville. Like 2003's "Farm Fresh Onions," the new set was produced by Keen's touring band…

  8. Hot Product

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Cursed" ’Cursed’ And Blessed Collective Soul, Bowling For Soup, Dashboard Confessional, the Crystal Method and Three Days Grace have contributed tracks to the "Cursed" soundtrack, due this week via Treadstone Records. Also featured on the disc is Smash Mouth vocalist…

  9. Billboard Bits: Out Hud, Mogwai, 'Cursed'

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Out Hud, Mogwai, 'Cursed' New York rock act Out Hud will release its sophomore album , "Let Us Never Speak of It Again," March 22 via Kranky. The 10-track set will be preceded on Feb. 8 by the single "One Life To Leave," which will also include group…

  10. 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…

  11. Light Blue Sun

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lili Haydn is a violin-wielding singer/songwriter who has been trapped in the role of breathless electronica diva. Lili Haydn is a violin-wielding singer/songwriter who has been trapped in the role of breathless electronica diva. While her earlier album, "Lili," revealed a quirky,…

  12. 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…

  13. Shaffer's 'Divine' Reunion With Mentor Muñoz

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Versatile "Late Show With David Letterman" bandleader Paul Shaffer frequently sits in with all types of rock'n'rollers. Last week at New York's Village Underground, however, he manned keyboards behind an all-star jazz…

  14. 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"…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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