1. Janelle Monae, Jim James & More Stars Reveal Their Most Recent Reads

    May 22, 2015 3:30 PM EDT Death Cab for Cutie ’s Ben Gibbard Right now I am reading Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle . It’s an autobiography about a guy who nobody really knows. He’s not famous, at least he wasn’t famous when he wrote this book, and he’s just writing about his life with this unbelievable transparency…

  2. Check Out Dr. Dre's New Protégé

    January 28, 2015 4:39 AM EST Dr. Dre has another asset to show off. The multi-millionaire entrepreneur, co-founder of N.W.A. and production mastermind/hip hop svengali who helped launch the careers of Eminem , Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar , is now working closely with Justin Mohrle , a 23-year-old white rapper and…

  3. Xzibit Charged In Wedding DUI Case (Report)

    January 10, 2015 4:56 PM EST Following his DUI arrest last November, Xzibit has been charged with 2 counts of DUI and now the rapper will now have to face a judge and share his plea, according to a new report. Xzibit was arrested following his wedding reception in Laguna Beach, California in 2014. On the weekend of his…

  4. The Beat 10/17: Xzibit Co-Hosts, Obama Talks 'American Idol' Drama

    October 17, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Welcome to the Wednesday, October 17 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, rapper Xzibit stops by…

  5. Xzibit Opens Up About 'Napalm' Album, Passing of His Son & Career Start

    October 10, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Xzibit has spent six years since "Full Circle" (2006) away from the recording booth, until now. Yesterday (Tues., Oct. 9) the West Coast rapper released his most personal album to date, "Napalm." On the first episode of Billboard's original series, Close Up, in which…

  6. BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012: Chris Lighty Tribute, Cyphers & Winners

    October 10, 2012 8:50 AM EDT More than a week after the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta, the annual show honoring the best in rap aired Tuesday night (October 9). The show started off strong with a performance by Wiz Khalifa . After rocking his single, "Work Hard, Play Hard," Wiz was joined by…

  7. Producer Details 'We Are The World 25' On Eve Of Debut

    February 12, 2010 1:36 PM EST "We Are the World - 25 for Haiti" will premiere on NBC prior to the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Spearheaded by Quincy Jones, producer, and Lionel Richie, co-writer, of the 1985 philanthropic anthem "We Are The World," "WOTW-25" was recorded…

  8. Cypress Hill Coming Back With New Album, Label

    February 27, 2009 1:19 PM EST Cypress Hill is finishing its first studio album in five years and planning a fall release on Suburban Noize Records, according to the group's B-Real. "We're mixing right now," B-Real, who just released his first solo album, "Smoke N Mirrors," tells Billboard.com…

  9. Xzibit Joins Cage, Kilmer In 'Lieutenant' Remake

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Xzibit has joined Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Vondie Curtis Hall, Shawn Hatosy and Denzel Whitaker alongside Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendez in Werner Herzog's cop drama "Bad Lieut Rapper Xzibit has joined Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Vondie…

  10. Xzibit Going To War For Oliver Stone

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper and "Pimp My Ride" star Xzibit has joined the cast of Oliver Stone's "Pinkville." Rapper and "Pimp My Ride" star Xzibit has joined the cast of Oliver Stone's "Pinkville." Xzibit, whose real name is Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, joins Bruce…

  11. Linkin Park, Local Stars Kickstart Live Earth Japan

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Every July 7, the people of Japan celebrate Tanabata, or the Star Festival, making it an auspicious date for the two local star-studded Live Earth climate change concerts. Every July 7, the people of Japan celebrate Tanabata, or the Star Festival, making it an auspicious date for the two…

  12. Projekt Revolution Bands Promise Pyro, All The Hits

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The headliners of this year's Projekt Revolution tour are anticipating a particularly hard-rocking run when they hit the road July 25 in Auburn, Wash. "We're all rock bands; we want to put on cool lig The headliners of this year's Projekt Revolution tour are anticipating a…

  13. Game On

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Few MCs can survive a character assassination from an entire rap crew, especially if the mob leader is 50 Cent. But the Game, aka Jayceon Taylor, has bloodied his knuckles protecting his brand and his Few MCs can survive a character assassination from an entire rap crew, especially if the mob…

  14. Game Plan: A Star Rapper Steps Back Into The Ring

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hands wrapped in sparring tape, Campton, Calif., native the Game steps into the boxing ring for his Hurricane 2 shoe campaign shoot. But this battle is twofold. He's also poised to fight for his sopho Hands wrapped in sparring tape, Campton, Calif., native the Game steps into the boxing…

  15. 42OnTV

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 16-23, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 16 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Dierks Bentley. "The Megan Mullally Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Mario Vazquez (also scheduled: Bradley Whitford). "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," NBC…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Diddy's surrounded by stars on his first artist album in five years, Dierks Bentley blends Waylon Jennings with U2, Vince Gill offers four albums in one and JoJo makes a big splash with her second alb Former "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard's third album, "The…

  17. Xzibit Gets Positive, Political On 'Full Circle'

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally due Sept. 19, rapper Xzibit's new album, "Full Circle," will now arrive Oct. 17. Originally due Sept. 19, rapper Xzibit's new album, "Full Circle," will now arrive Oct. 17. As previously reported , the set will be issued by his new label, Open Bar…

  18. 40OnTV

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Judith Owen (also scheduled: Mary McDonnell). "Live with Regis and Kelly," ABC Featured artist(s): Monica (also scheduled: Emily Proctor, Prince Lorenzo). "House of Carters,…

  19. The Game Ready To 'Ride' On Sophomore Album

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT California rapper the Game will follow up his hit 2005 debut, "The Documentary" with "Doctor's Advocate," due Nov. 14 via Geffen. Album track "It's Okay (One Blood)" featuring Junior Reid is No. 16 th California rapper the Game will follow up his hit…

  20. 37OnTV

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 11-17, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 11 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Jessica Simpson, Storm Large (also scheduled: Ron Livingston). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé. "Canadian Country Music Awards,…

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