1. DJ Soul Drops 'Big Pun Tribute' Mixtape

    February 08, 2011 2:41 PM EST To celebrate his 11th death anniversary yesterday (Feb. 7), friend of the Juice DJ Soul finally dropped his " Big Pun Tribute" mixtape, which originally supposed to drop last year. Soul plans to release the tape on iTunes and donate all the proceeds to Pun's family. Here is the…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Black Eyed Peas, Susan Boyle

    November 18, 2010 6:35 PM EST CLASS RANK: The "Glee" cast accomplishes a feat on the Billboard Hot 100 that it couldn't quite manage at Regionals. While McKinley High School's show choir placed third in its most important singing competition to-date in the "Glee" first-season finale in May,…

  3. NORE Snag Swizz Beatz, Pharrell For Indie Album

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After testing the reggaeton waters with last year's "N.O.R.E. Y La Familia... Ya Tu Sabe," Queens rapper NORE is going back to basics with "Global Warming 11368," which he will release independently i After testing the reggaeton waters with last year's "N.O…

  4. Chart Beat

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses American Idols, Rodney Atkins, Justin Timberlake and more! 'DIFFERENT' DRUMS BUCKY ONTO CHART: With record ratings for its sixth season premiere (see story here ), the "American Idol" juggernaut rolls on, ready to produce a whole new field of artists who…

  5. Billboard Bits: 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart Olga Tañón, Gloria Trevi and Wyclef Jean are among the artists adding their voices to "Nuestro Himno" (Our Anthem), a Spanish-language recording of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Produced by Eduardo Reyes, the track is…

  6. Alexis Y Fido

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón duo's debut makes its mark on three Billboard charts. For the past five years, reggaetón duo Alexis Y Fido have focused on building a loyal following in their native Puerto Rico and select U.S. cities. While they have recorded numerous songs for various compilations and mix…

  7. True Story

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Like many a successful MC, Fat Joe wasn't one to leave his crew behind. Like many a successful MC, Fat Joe wasn't one to leave his crew behind. However, unlike most rap outfits, the other four members of Joe's Terror Squad—MCs Remy, Armageddon, Prospect and singer Tony Sunshine…

  8. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  9. Loyalty

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST On the follow-up to last year's platinum break-through, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E)—which included the hit Ashanti collaboration "What's Luv?"—extra-large MC Fat Joe serves up a si On the follow-up to last year's platinum break-through, Jealous Ones Still Envy …

  10. Fat Joe Pledges His 'Loyalty'

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fat Joe will release a new album, "Loyalty," Nov. 12 via Terror Squad/Atlantic. First single "Crush Tonight" features soul vocalist Ginuwine and Terror Squad colleague Tony Sunshine and debuted Rapper Fat Joe will release a new album, "Loyalty," Nov. 12…