1. Fugees Alum Pras Gets Good News, Bad News in New York Post Defamation Lawsuit

    March 07, 2016 6:36 PM EST An appeals court revives Pras' lawsuit, but if he wants to move forward, he'll need to do a better job of pleading "actual malice." Celebrities who sue news organizations over untruthful statements were handed a mixed ruling on Monday from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals…

  2. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  3. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination, The Latest Chapter

    February 17, 2012 4:50 PM EST Just one week ago, Drake 's moves on the Rap Songs chart were enough to declare him a rap radio god. Hold your applause. There's more. This week, he succeeds on the famed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally in identical fashion. The Young Money canticle "The Motto," featuring Lil…

  4. Lauryn Hill Reunites With Pras at 2011 Rock The Bells: Watch

    September 06, 2011 6:15 PM EDT On Saturday (Sept. 3), Erykah Badu , Lauryn Hill , Nas and more hit the stage in New York for the 2011 Rock The Bells festival. Ms. Hill performed vintage tracks from "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" such as "Doo Wop (That Thing)" and "Lost Ones." Pras surprised…

  5. Wyclef Accuses Sean Penn of Cocaine Use; Actor Responds

    September 07, 2010 4:45 PM EDT W yclef Jean's claws came out at a New York concert Friday night (Sept. 4), when he used his music to accuse Sean Penn, a critic of the rapper and singer's recently thwarted bid for Haitian presidency, of using cocaine. During a performance at Hot 97's On Da Reggae Tip concert…

  6. Ask Billboard: 'N Sync and Gulf War Songs

    April 10, 2009 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TAKE TWO, TAKE TWO Hi Gary, I enjoyed last week's Ask Billboard…

  7. Pras Goes Homeless On Film, Says Fugees CD Is 'Dead'

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Pras has always had a way with words, but never did he imagine that a game of Scrabble would spark his next venture. Rapper Pras has always had a way with words, but never did he imagine that a game of Scrabble would spark his next venture. "Skid Row," a Screen Media…

  8. Music On TV: June 11-17

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 11-17, 2007. MONDAY, June 11 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also featured: Jessica McClure). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Rihanna (also featured: Kim Coles; Seth Green). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s):…

  9. Ask Billboard

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about the Fugees, Depeche Mode, New Order and digital charts. FUGEE-LA? Hi Keith! I'm wondering about the status of the supposed Fugees reunion album and also the status of another solo project from Lauryn Hill. It seem like they have both been in…

  10. Fugees' Pras Returns With New Album

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fugees member Pras has inked with Universal for the release of his second solo album, "Win, Lose or Draw." Fugees member Pras has inked with Universal for the release of his second solo album, "Win, Lose or Draw." Due June 14, the 13-track set is led by the single "…

  11. Fly

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Dante Thomas blends pop sensibilities with a soulful edge on his fine debut, Fly. Newcomer Dante Thomas blends pop sensibilities with a soulful edge on his fine debut, Fly. Discovered by the Fugees' Pras, the 23-year-old singer/ songwriter tackles the requisite issues of love…

  12. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Janet, Pras, and more

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Janet, Pras, and more Co-founders Neil Young and Willie Nelson, and a solo Dave Matthews are confirmed to perform alongside John Mellencamp at this year's Farm Aid benefit concert, set for Sept. 29 at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Ind., just north of…

  13. Product G&B Offers Its Own Brew Of Ghetto & Blues

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Product G&B splashed into public consciousness on Santana's 2000 hit single "Maria Maria." Now -- as the first act from Wyclef Jean's J Records imprint, Yclef -- the duo's Sincere (aka David M The Product G&B splashed into public consciousness on Santana&…