1. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's a look at significant documentaries in the…

  2. Meet Billboard.com's New Juice Editor, Erika Ramirez

    May 10, 2011 3:20 PM EDT Allow me to re- introduce myself. I, Erika Ramirez (@ 3rika ), was born in San Jose, Calif., to two amazing Mexican parents. I have my older brother, Alex, to thank for introducing me to one of my loves; hip-hop. Playing Tribe Called Quest, Slick Rick, Rakim, Big L and others late into the…

  3. A Tribe Called Quest Documentary to Hit Theaters Starting July 8

    April 26, 2011 10:49 PM EDT Michael Rapaport will be hitting the road this summer with his documentary on hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest , "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest." The roll out across the country starts July 8 in New York City and Los Angeles. "I'll be…

  4. Best Coast, Vaccines Confirmed for Escape to New York Fest

    April 23, 2011 9:33 AM EDT As the 2011 North American music festival season kicks into high gear during the next several months, U.K. fest organizer Fred Fellowes will test the New York market with a three-day lifestyle event in August modeled after his Secret Garden Party in England. The inaugural Escape to New York…

  5. Adele, Eminem, John Lennon on 'Songs for Japan' Charity CD

    March 25, 2011 6:30 PM EDT The four major record labels have joined together to produce an all-star digital album to raise money for disaster-stricken Japan. "Songs for Japan" will feature Lady Gaga 's No. 1 hit "Born This Way," John Lennon 's classic "Imagine" and dozens more…

  6. Jane's Addiction, Elvis Costello, Furthur to Headline Gathering of the Vibes 2011

    March 14, 2011 10:00 AM EDT J ane's Addiction , Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead spin-offs Furthur and Rhythm Devils headline the initial announcement of artists for the 16th annual Gathering of the Vibes Festival, which will take place July 21-24 in Bridgeport, Conn. Given that the festival was created to…

  7. Justin Bieber Wins MVP at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    February 19, 2011 2:21 PM EST J ustin Bieber finally won a trophy in L.A. The teen singing sensation, who was shut out at the Grammys, was chosen most valuable player despite playing for the losing team in the NBA All-Star celebrity game on Friday night. Bieber had eight points, four assists and two rebounds for the West…

  8. A Tribe Called Quest Doc Director: 'I Really Didn't Want to F**k This Up'

    January 24, 2011 4:55 PM EST Nearly two decades after making his film debut at Sundance in the indie drama Zebrahead -- and returning subsequently in countless indie films -- actor Michael Rapaport is back in Park City with his first effort as a documentary film director. In "Beats, Rhymes & Life" (which…

  9. Diggy Simmons Celebrates Christmas With DJ Premier-Hosted Mixtape

    December 23, 2010 12:25 PM EST Diggy Simmons is ringing in the holiday season with a new mixtape aptly titled "Past Presents Future," out today (Dec. 23). But the album's title isn't just a play on Christmas; it's also a reflection of the musical era that the newcomer is covering on the LP. "…

  10. Q-Tip Explains Gripe With A Tribe Called Quest Documentary

    December 07, 2010 12:23 PM EST Last week Q-Tip tweeted his dislike for the forthcoming A Tribe Called Quest documentary. This week, the rapper took to Shade 45 to explain what his gripe with the clip is. Q-Tip Tweets Against A Tribe Called Quest Documentary "I can't really go too much into it, but what I will say…

  11. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 12/4/10

    December 04, 2010 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @msleamichele: Just left Billboards Women in Music Awards.…

  12. Q-Tip Tweets Against A Tribe Called Quest Documentary

    December 02, 2010 5:13 PM EST Earlier this week, a trailer of the A Tribe Called Quest documentary, "Beats Rhymes & Fights," hit the net. Now, Q-Tip has taken to Twitter to express his disapproval of the film. A Tribe Called Quest Documentary Trailer Hits The Net "I am not in support of the a tribe…

  13. A Tribe Called Quest Documentary Trailer Hits The Net

    December 01, 2010 4:21 PM EST The trailer to the much-talked about A Tribe Called Quest documentary, "Beats Rhymes & Fights," hit the net this morning (Dec. 1) and it seems the legendary hip-hop group is not only showcasing the love they have for one another and their music, but also the beefs. Video: ATCQ…

  14. Sugarland: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of "The first time I heard it, I loved the song, but wished it didn't have the funky rap section to it," KMPS-FM Seattle PD Becky Brenner says. (Brenner isn't playing the unauthorized edit.) "It's like, 'OK, I get it, but…

  15. Q-Tip Working With Kanye West, Jay-Z

    September 23, 2010 12:11 PM EDT Although he is currently wrapping his as-yet-untitled fourth studio album, New York rapper Q-Tip has revealed he's making the time to work with Kanye West on his highly-anticipated upcoming album and Jay-Z 's forthcoming set, among others. "I'm getting ready to work on…

  16. Ask Billboard: Eminem's Multi-Chart Domination

    August 27, 2010 5:30 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. LOTS OF '…

  17. Lauryn Hill Debuts On Charts After Over 10 Years

    August 18, 2010 2:38 PM EDT Just weeks after a track titled "Repercussions" leaked on the internet, the elusive Lauryn Hill debuts on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 94 -- her first debut as a lead artist in over 10 years. Lauryn Hill Performs in FESPAD Festival in Rwanda The last time the West…

  18. Arcade Fire Outshines Soundgarden To Cap Lollapalooza

    August 09, 2010 6:44 AM EDT The closing night of Lollapalooza on Sunday (Aug. 8) was a contest between old school and new school: On the south stage of Chicago's massive Grant Park, Soundgarden played one of its first shows in more than a decade, and on the north stage Arcade Fire proved that the acclaim for its…

  19. Disturbed Takes Nothing for Granted On 'Asylum' Album

    July 30, 2010 4:20 PM EDT Dave Draiman should be relaxed. After all, he's calling from sunny San Francisco, where he's enjoying a beautiful summer day with his girlfriend before he embarks on a yearlong tour with his band, MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE If the hipsters in Silverlake and Brooklyn don't dig the…

  20. Lauryn Hill Performs in FESPAD Festival in Rwanda

    July 27, 2010 2:00 PM EDT For those who have been patiently waiting, it appears the elusive Lauryn Hill is mounting a comeback. The same day a track by the West Orange, New Jersey, native titled "Repercussions" leaked on the internet earlier this week, Lauryn Hill performed at the FESPAD Festival in Kigali,…

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