Fat Joe

  1. UMLE Signs Deal with MeccaLani to Sign/Develop Latin Urban Acts (Exclusive)

    April 03, 2014 6:49 PM EDT In an effort to expand its urban music roster, Universal Music Latin Entertainment is partnering with Miami-based management/production company MeccaLani to develop and sign urban acts to its roster. MeccaLani is headed by music attorney Angie Mar ...

  2. Album Reviews: The Script, Tame Impala, Alejandro Sanz and more

    October 23, 2012 7:51 AM EDT Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu Producers: Mike Elizondo, Rob Cavallo, Gary Clark Jr. Warner Bros. Records Release Date: Oct. 22 Fat, powerful blues-rock that recalls five decades of various strains of Southern R&B and rock makes for a curious s ...

  3. BET Hip-Hop Awards Marred by Backstage Scuffle

    September 30, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but no arrests were made. Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. in th ...

  4. Reach Music Works On Exceeding Its Grasp

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Nearly two decades after launching, publisher Reach Music relishes its mid-level status Michael Closter started Reach Music Publishing nearly 20 years ago in his New York apartment when he was just 24 years old, and since then has been growing the ...

  5. Chris Lighty 1968-2012: From The Bronx to Native Tongues to Top Hip-Hop Exec

    August 30, 2012 8:09 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died this morning of an ...

  6. Chris Lighty: 1968-2012

    August 30, 2012 7:35 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died the morning of Aug ...

  7. Chris Lighty, Founder of Violator Management and One of Hip-Hop's All Time Great Execs, Has Died

    August 30, 2012 2:34 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. He was 44. A spokeman for the Ne ...

  8. Mac Miller Sued By Lord Finesse Over Mixtape Sample, With Potentially Wide-Ranging Implications

    July 12, 2012 10:44 AM EDT Mac Miller's meteoric rise to the top of the Billboard charts was largely fueled by mixtapes on internet buzz, but one vet of the rap game is not happy with how it happened. Lord Finesse -- part of the 1990s hip hop crew D.I.T.C. which also f ...

  9. Rick Ross Is Boss At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Rick Ross heads up The Billboard 200 this week with "Trilla," while new arrivals from Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus and Fat Joe join him in the top 20 ... Two more "Now" albums bow -- "Now 27" and "Now That' ...

  10. Fat Joe Goes Gangster On 'Elephant'

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST "'Elephant in the Room' is a gangster rap album - rap being the room and the elephant being me. Fat Joe's been doing it for 15 years and he still doesn't get his just due." That's what the Bronx-bred rapper had t ...

  11. Fat Joe To Unleash 'Elephant' In 2008

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fat Joe is shooting to release his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room" in early 2008. Rounding up his tried and true producers -- Scott Storch, Cool and Dr. Dre, DJ Khaled, Danjahandz and The Runners -- Joe also secured features fro ...

  12. T.I. Leads BET Hip Hop Awards Nods

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. is leading the pack of nominees for the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards. With nine nods under his belt, the ATL rapper is up for possible honors in the best collabo, best live performance, lyricist of the year, MVP, track of the year, CD of th ...

  13. Reach, Fat Joe Sign Pub Deal

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reach Global Music Publishing has inked Fat Joe to a worldwide publishing agreement for the songs on the rapper's current album, "Me, Myself & I." The album, released through Terror Squad/Imperial/Virgin, features the current R& ...

  14. Latin Notas

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin's new single "I Don't Care," featuring Fat Joe and Amerie, is slated to hit radio Aug. 30. Why then, did the track surface briefly on the Pop 100 chart in July? Read Leila Cobo's column. Ricky Martin's ne ...

  15. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong compe ...

  16. Making The Brand

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Terror Squad/Atlantic Records hip-hop star Fat Joe beefs up his image as the center of the N's I Can't Believe I'm Fat Joe's Intern sweepstakes. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Terror Squad/Atlantic Records hip-hop star Fa ...

  17. Terror Squad

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fat Joe's five-strong crew showcases its talents on this sophomore disc. Fat Joe's five-strong crew showcases its talents on this sophomore disc. News Fat Joe ...

  18. Lil' Jon, Pablo, Ying Yang To Play MTV Awards

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Jon, Petey Pablo, Ying Yang Twins and Terror Squad featuring Fat Joe have joined the performance lineup for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. Lil' Jon, Petey Pablo, Ying Yang Twins and Terror Squad featuring Fat Joe have joined the p ...