Hip hop

  1. Usher, OutKast Top Winners At World Music Awards

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop acts took home three awards each. Hip-hop acts took home three awards each. News ...

  2. Usher Leads AMA Nominations

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT West, OutKast also up for multiple awards. West, OutKast also up for multiple awards. News ...

  3. U2, Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Randy Newman and the O'Jays are among the nominees for the 2005 induction class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are joined on the ballot by the Pr U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furio ...

  4. Citizen Cope

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cross-pollinating hip-hop beats with a folky story telling and organic production. Cross-pollinating hip-hop beats with a folky story telling and organic production. News ...

  5. Beats & Rhymes

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest makes a deal with Penalty and Ryko and prepares his solo debut. Read Rashaun Hall's column. Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest makes a deal with Penalty and Ryko and prepares his solo deb ...

  6. Warner Launches Two Baby-Band Labels

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop, rock imprints to 'incubate' new acts. Hip-hop, rock imprints to 'incubate' new acts. News ...

  7. Island Def Jam Eyes Roc-A-Fella Buy

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Damon Dash label has Kanye West, others. Damon Dash label has Kanye West, others. News Kanye West , Damon Dash ...

  8. Island Def Jam Eyes Roc-A-Fella Buy

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Damon Dash is in negotiations to sell his Roc-A-Fella Records imprint to Island Def Jam, sources say. Damon Dash is in negotiations to sell his Roc-A-Fella Records imprint to Island Def Jam, sources say. Details of the deal were not available; a D ...

  9. OutKast, Jay-Z Lead MTV VMA Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop acts grab four awards each. With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!" And Jay-Z's "99 Problems" were the top winners at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented last night (Aug. 29) at the American Airlines ...

  10. R. Kelly Top Winner At BMI Urban Awards

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist takes home two awards. R. Kelly was a double winner at BMI's 2004 Urban Awards, receiving a nod for both urban producer of the year and writer of song of the year for "Ignition," from last year's Jive album & ...

  11. Koch, New No Limit Renew Ties

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums due this year from Silkk, Lil' Romeo, TRU. Albums due this year from Silkk, Lil' Romeo, TRU. News ...

  12. Koch, New No Limit Renew Ties

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has renewed its partnership with Master P and his The New No Limit label, Billboard.biz has learned. Koch will continue to provide promotion, marketing and distribution services for all N Koch Records has renewed its partnership with ...

  13. Koch, New No Limit Renew Ties

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums due this year from Silkk, Lil' Romeo, TRU. Koch Records has renewed its partnership with Master P and his The New No Limit label, Billboard.biz has learned. Koch will continue to provide promotion, marketing and distribution services f ...

  14. Run-DMC, Tupac Among VH1 Hip Hop Honorees

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Tupac Shakur, KRS-One, Sugar Hill Gang, DJ Kool Herc, Rock Steady Crew, DJ Hollywood and the Graffiti Movement will be the honorees at the inaugural VH1 Hip Hop Honors. Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Tupac Shakur, KRS-One, Sugar Hil ...

  15. 'Now 16' Topples Simpson For Chart Lead

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music" series ends the three-week reign of Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" on The Billboard 200. Despite a 16% decline, the Universal/EMI/Sony Musi The 16th install ...

  16. 'Now 16' Topples Simpson For Chart Lead

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music" series ends the three-week reign of Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" on The Billboard 200. Despite a 16% decline, the Universal/EMI/Sony Musi The 16th install ...

  17. Beats & Rhymes

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop duo Foreign Exchange collaborates on an album without the pair ever meeting face to face. Read Rashaun Hall's column. Hip-hop duo Foreign Exchange collaborates on an album without the pair ever meeting face to face. Read Rashaun Hall& ...

  18. Black Eyed Peas Hook Up With 'The Sims'

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A&M/Interscope act Black Eyed Peas have re-recorded exclusive versions of nine tracks from their upcoming album, "Monkey Business," for use in Electronic Arts' (EA) highly anticipated videogame "T A&M/Interscope act ...

  19. Black Eyed Peas Hook Up With 'The Sims'

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Band re-records tracks for new videogame. A&M/Interscope act Black Eyed Peas have re-recorded exclusive versions of nine tracks from their upcoming album, "Monkey Business," for use in Electronic Arts' (EA) highly anticipated vi ...

  20. Movies & Music

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-Hop's influence was felt at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York. Read Carla Hay's column. Hip-Hop's influence was felt at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York. Read Carla Hay's column. News Carla Hay ...

  21. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Teaming For Tour

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B/hip-hop superstars R. Kelly and Jay-Z will team for a North American tour this fall, kicking off Sept. 30 in Chicago. The full routing has yet to be announced for the Best of Both Worlds trek, R&B/hip-hop superstars R. Kelly and Ja ...

  22. Simpson Spends Third Week At No. 1

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Incarcerated rapper Shyne debuts in top five. Incarcerated rapper Shyne debuts in top five. News Shyne ...

  23. Diamonds & Music

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Experts say people from the hip-hop world are the biggest trendsetters when it comes to wearing diamond jewelry. Also, a look at today's growing trend of women buying diamond right-hand rings for them Experts say people from the hip-hop world ...

  24. Terror Squad's Remy Links With Reach Global

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Remy, a member of rap act Terror Squad, has signed an exclusive worldwide co-publishing agreement with indie publisher Reach Global. Remy, a member of rap act Terror Squad, has signed an exclusive worldwide co-publishing agreement with indie publi ...

  25. ABB Records Tests Atlantic's Waters

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Major to assist with Little Brother album. Billboard.biz has exclusively learned that ABB Records has inked a production agreement with Atlantic Records for the next release from North Carolina-based rap group Little Brother. The group's firs ...

  26. PAL To Distribute Garden Seeker

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Garden Seeker Productions, an imprint operated by Ali Shaheed Muhammad, former member of A Tribe Called Quest and Lucy Pearl, has signed a distribution deal with Penalty Associated Labels, which moves Garden Seeker Productions, an imprint operated ...

  27. Beat Box

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ming + FS turn "Back To One" with their original progressive hip-hop style. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Ming + FS turn "Back To One" with their original progressive hip-hop style. Read Michael Paoletta's column. N ...

  28. Nelly feat. Jaheim

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This tune showcases Nelly's softer side but will be hard-pressed to live up to his success standard. This tune showcases Nelly's softer side but will be hard-pressed to live up to his success standard. News ...

  29. 3 Is Company With BMG U.K. On Mobile Videos

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aguilera, OutKast sign up for cell phone jukebox. Aguilera, OutKast sign up for cell phone jukebox. News ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Roc-A-Fella Signs N.O.R.E.

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roc-A-Fella Records has inked Noreaga, aka N.O.R.E., and will release a new album by the artist in November. Roc-A-Fella Records has inked Noreaga, aka N.O.R.E., and will release a new album by the artist in November. The rapper -- one-half of Que ...

  32. Koch Moves Up '2Pac Live' Release Date

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has moved up the street date of "2Pac Live" in order to fend off lost sales due to bootleg versions of the album, according to Rob Scarcello, senior VP of sales and marketing for Koch Ent Koch Records has moved up the street ...

  33. R&B/Hip-Hop

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT We've come a long way, baby. That slogan from a once-popular advertising campaign aptly describes the steady growth the Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&B/Hip-Hop Conference has achieved. We've come a long way, baby. Tha ...

  34. De La Soul Signs With Sanctuary

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New album due in September. Veteran rap trio De La Soul has signed with Sanctuary Urban Records Group, which will release its next album, "The Grind Date," in conjunction with the group's own AOI Records. The set is due Sept. 28. De ...

  35. Platinum Stars: Black Eyed Peas

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT We've all heard the complaint that the music business today sacrifices long-term artist development in favor of quick hits and short-term corporate profits. The success of the Black Eyed Peas flies in We've all heard the complaint that t ...

  36. On The Road

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music fans come together to see Kanye West and Van Hunt perform in Atlanta and Nashville. Read Ray Waddell's column. Music fans come together to see Kanye West and Van Hunt perform in Atlanta and Nashville. Read Ray Waddell's column. New ...

  37. The Roots

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On its sixth album, the groundbreaking quartet returns to hip-hop basics. On its sixth album, the groundbreaking quartet returns to hip-hop basics. News ...

  38. Atlantic Nabs Juvenile

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records has signed hip-hop artist Juvenile to a long-term, exclusive, worldwide deal. An album is due in early 2005. Atlantic Records has signed hip-hop artist Juvenile to a long-term, exclusive, worldwide deal. An album is due in early 2 ...

  39. Death Row's Knight Settles Legal Fee Dispute

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Death Row Records, known these days as Tha Row Records, and owner Marion "Suge" Knight have settled a lawsuit filed last year by an L.A. law firm that claimed the rap label owed it more than $550,000 LOS ANGELES -- Death Row Records, kno ...

  40. Eminem Steps Up To The Mic With Sirius

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eminem, his Shady Records imprint and Interscope have teamed with Sirius Satellite Radio to create a hip-hop music channel. Eminem, DJ Green Lantern and other Shady acts will host shows on the as-yet- Eminem, his Shady Records imprint and Intersco ...

  41. Eminem Steps Up To The Mic With Sirius

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eminem, his Shady Records imprint and Interscope have teamed with Sirius Satellite Radio to create a hip-hop music channel. Eminem, DJ Green Lantern and other Shady acts will host shows on the as-yet- Eminem, his Shady Records imprint and Intersco ...

  42. Jadakiss

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping sophomore album shows the Lox member's growth as an MC. Chart-topping sophomore album shows the Lox member's growth as an MC. News ...

  43. Lloyd Banks

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Debut set from G-Unit principal proves he's more than just a 50 Cent protege. Debut set from G-Unit principal proves he's more than just a 50 Cent protege. News ...

  44. Slum Village

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The lineup has changed, but the act holds tightly to its goal of delivering quality hip-hop. The lineup has changed, but the act holds tightly to its goal of delivering quality hip-hop. News ...

  45. Jadakiss Tops Billboard 200 With 'Death'

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ruff Ryders' Jadakiss grabs the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week with his sophomore solo effort, "Kiss of Death" (Ruff Ryder/Interscope). Ruff Ryders' Jadakiss grabs the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week with his s ...

  46. Jadakiss Tops Billboard 200 With 'Death'

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ruff Ryders' Jadakiss grabs the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week with his sophomore solo effort, "Kiss of Death" (Ruff Ryder/Interscope). Ruff Ryders' Jadakiss grabs the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week with his s ...

  47. 50 Cent Takes 3 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, Rick James among the key winners. 50 Cent took home three awards, including songwriter of the year, at ASCAP's 17th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The rapper's party anthem "In Da Club" also claimed top R&B/h ...

  48. Puerto Rico's Guatauba Links With EMI

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Guatauba Productions, a Puerto Rico-based production company specializing in urban Latin music, has signed a multi-year licensing deal with EMI Music U.S. Latin. Guatauba Productions, a Puerto Rico-based production company specializing in urban La ...

  49. Momentum Worldwide Bows Music Unit

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT N.Y. firm focuses on sponsorship, talent, production. Sponsorship/marketing firm Momentum Worldwide has formed a new event production and music sponsorship division, Momentum Music and Entertainment (MME). Based in New York, MME will specialize in ...

  50. On The Road

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cent connects hip-hop and stock car racing with an appearance at England's recent Days of Thunder. Read Ray Waddell's column. 50 Cent connects hip-hop and stock car racing with an appearance at England's recent Days of Thunder. R ...

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