1. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Wu-Tang Clan to Shawn Mendes

    November 14, 2014 6:13 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Shawn Mendes "Something Big" Island The Ed Sheeran -esque folk-pop of Shawn Mendes' "Something Big" is an awkward fit for the Vine phenomenon. Unlike the slow contemplation of debut hit "Life Of The Party,"…

  2. RZA Talks New Wu-Tang Album, Exclusive Content Delivery System

    September 30, 2014 3:14 PM EDT When it comes to hip-hop producers, Wu-Tang Clan 's RZA has always been among the most visionary and entrepreneurial of the bunch. Feeling the need to restore value to the artistry of music-makers in today's era of disposable content and detached listeners, he released an album…

  3. Wu-Tang Clan & Lil’ Kim Reign in Brooklyn: Live Review

    September 22, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Nostalgia was the selling point at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sept. 19, when hip-hop magazine The Source held its inaugural SOURCE360 variety concert to commemorate its 25th anniversary. While relative newcomers Curren$y and Dom Kennedy opened the evening, it was the electric sets…

  4. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 2004 compilation album, "Legend of the Wu…

  5. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey & More Surprise At Summer Jam XX

    June 03, 2013 7:55 AM EDT Rap's new class dominates: Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz New York City radio station Hot 97 celebrated its 20th annual Summer Jam concert with young rappers who are dominating the charts, a respected veteran hip-hop group and a slew of surprises. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nicki…

  6. The Seed: A$AP Ferg, Wu-Tang Clan, The Weeknd & More

    May 20, 2013 10:00 AM EDT After weeks of anticipation, A$AP Mob’s second-in-command, A$AP Ferg, lets loose the remix to his breakout song,“Work." The remix features verses from French Montana, Trinidad James, ScHoolboy Q, and of course, A$AP Rocky. The song's accompanying video, premiered on May 14, has…

  7. Method Man Pleads Guilty To Tax-Evasion Charge

    June 28, 2010 5:20 PM EDT Hip-hop star Method Man pleaded guilty to a tax-evasion charge Monday, writing a check on the spot for the final $40,000 restitution payment after owing about $106,000. The former Wu-Tang Clan member was arrested Oct. 9 on charges he failed to pay state and personal income taxes. He pleaded…

  8. Producer Sues 50 Cent, Lil' Kim For Royalties

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A record producer has sued rappers 50 Cent and Lil' Kim and two record companies for $2 million, claiming they failed to pay him royalties on a song that sold 2 million copies. A record producer has sued rappers 50 Cent and Lil' Kim and two record companies for $2 million, claiming…

  9. Mos Def, Wu-Tang Lead 'Rock The Bells' Bill

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Wu-Tang Clan, Redman and De La Soul are among the hip-hop artists performing at the 2006 Rock the Bells festival. The concert will take place Aug. 5 at the NOS Events Center in S Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Wu-Tang Clan, Redman and De La Soul are among the hip-hop artists…

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    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prefuse 73 'Silence' Is Golden Barcelona-based artist Scott Herren steers his Prefuse 73 project in a new direction on "Surrounded by Silence," due this week from Warp Records. The set de-emphasizes Herren's warm, instrumental electronica in favor of collaborations…

  11. RZA Unlocks Wu-Tang's 'Chambers,' Hopes For Tour

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal RZA says he always viewed music biographies as a "post-career type of thing," but the offer to detail the guiding philosophies behind the pioneering Staten Island-based hip-hop Wu-Tang Clan principal RZA says he always viewed music biographies as a "post…

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    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ol' Dirty Bastard Dirty On Purpose The first album to be released since the recent death of Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard arrives this week via JC Records, a new label formed by his manager Jarred Weisfeld and mother Cherry Jones. "Osirus: The Official Mixtape"…

  13. Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs Signs With Anti

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Founding Cypress Hill member and House Of Pain producer DJ Muggs (real name: Lawrence Muggerud) has signed to Epitaph Records' Anti imprint, and will release his third solo album in early 2002. Accord Founding Cypress Hill member and House Of Pain producer DJ Muggs (real name: Lawrence…