Alternative hip hop

  1. Road Work

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Converge, Aesop Rock, & the Weeknd Come together: Salem, Mass.–based hardcore/metal outfit Converge will trek across the United States in October alongside a rotating cast of heavy hitters like Torch ...

  2. Are Die Antwoord Leaving Interscope? Label Weighs In ...

    November 07, 2011 5:50 PM EST South African freak-rappers Die Antwoord made waves online today, as multiple sources announced that Ninja and Yo-Landi have split from Interscope to release their forthcoming record, "TEN$ION," independently. The duo, who sold 26,000 co ...

  3. Jay-Z, Tinchy Stryder Launch Takeover Roc Nation

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. chart-topping rapper Tinchy Stryder has signed a joint venture with Jay-Z and Roc Nation. Takeover Roc Nation is co-owned by Jay-Z and Roc Nation and Tinchy Stryder and his management company, Takeover Entertainment. In a statement, the JV is ...

  4. Die Antwoord Announces Interscope Album Details

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Die Antwoord, South Africa's breakout digital rap-rave act, has confirmed a label deal with Interscope on its website. Although official reps for the band remain silent on the deal, a "guess what!?"" button on www.dieantwoord.c ...

  5. U.S. Debut For South Africa's Die Antwoord

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT South Africa's Die Antwoord, which broke out with global Internet hits, makes its live U.S. debut at this weekend's Coachella festival. The Cape Town-based outfit comprising Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek plays the Sahara stage on ...

  6. Solid Ratings For 'Top Of The Pops'

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The return of U.K. music TV chart show "Top of the Pops" for Christmas Day and New Year's Eve won decent ratings for the BBC. The weekly chart countdown was pulled from the schedules in July 2006 after a 42-year run. Various revamps ...

  7. Orange U.K.'s 'Monkey' Promoted At Malls

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telco Orange U.K. will promote its new music streaming service, Monkey, with hologram screenings of performances at shopping malls across the U.K. The service operates in partnership with Universal Music. Commencing Sept. 19 and 20, the gigs will ...

  8. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Grammy Week, Guru, Chanj

    January 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Several urban music-themed events will be held during Grammy Week (Feb. 2-8.): The inaugural MyHangSuite Brunch (Feb. 7, noon-3 p.m.) will feature performances by 2008 Grammy nominees Heavy D, Janelle Monae and Wayna featuring Kokayi at the O Hot ...

  9. Met Investigates Urban Music Awards Incident

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST London's Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is investigating a serious incident at the sixth annual Urban Music Awards. The awards had to be halted when police were called to the Indigo venue at the O2 in Greenwich at 10.10pm on Nov. 15 aft ...

  10. The Beat

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has the near total dominance of rap and hip-hop artists on the pop charts over the last few years left a void of new U.S. mainstream pop acts? Read Melinda Newman's column. Has the near total dominance of rap and hip-hop artists on the pop ch ...

  11. The Beat

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has the near total dominance of rap and hip-hop artists on the pop charts over the last few years left a void of new U.S. mainstream pop acts? Read Melinda Newman's column. Has the near total dominance of rap and hip-hop artists on the pop ch ...

  12. Hip-Hop Hall Museum In The Works

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Plans are under way for a Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum, which will open in November and be located in New York. Organizers of the museum -- including Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Awards founder/executive produ Plans are under way for a Hip-Hop Hall of Fame ...