Hip hop

  1. Regional Mexican

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite challenges, independent and artist-owned labels in the regional Mexican music community are blooming. Also, a look at how the fusion of hip-hop and traditional rhythms is driving a new urban m Despite challenges, independent and artist-own ...

  2. Dogg And Pony Show Fashion Sense

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg has exclusively partnered with Pony International for the release of his own fashion line. West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg has exclusively partnered with Pony International for the release of his own fashion line. Pony In ...

  3. Beats & Rhymes

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT KRS-One will receive this year's R&B Founders Award at the Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&B/Hip-Hop Conference and Awards. Read Rashaun Hall's column. KRS-One will receive this year's R&B Founders Awar ...

  4. Judge Sides With Eminem In Legal Battle Vs. Source

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ruling finds mag in contempt for publishing lyrics. Judge Gerard E. Lynch of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has found Source Enterprises, publisher of The Source magazine, in contempt of court for failing to com ...

  5. Recent Cases & Filings

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent cases including Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Laura Lizer, and the Insane Clown Posse. Case: Todd Park Mohr, Rob Squires and Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) and Park Mohr Publishing Co. vs. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing ...

  6. TVT Inks New U.K. Distribution Deal

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based label links with Vital. TVT Records has signed a U.K. distribution deal with Vital. The New York-based label, which will announce the deal tomorrow (June 8), plans to open offices in London in July, and will announce a head of U.K. ...

  7. TVT Inks New U.K. Distribution Deal

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT TVT Records has signed a U.K. distribution deal with Vital. The New York-based label, which will announce the deal tomorrow (June 8), plans to open offices in London in July, and will announce a head TVT Records has signed a U.K. distribution deal ...

  8. Judgment Against 'P. Diddy' Overturned

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A civil judgment ordering rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs to pay $450,000 to a man who claimed he was beaten by bodyguards has been overturned by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. A civil judgment ordering rapper Sean "P. Diddy" ...

  9. Hot Talent:R&B/Hip-Hop

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran R&B acts are looking for their share of the endorsement dollars being reaped by today's current young crop of hip-hoppers. Also, a look ahead at albums to watch in R&B/hip-hop in 2004. Veteran R&B acts are looking ...

  10. B.I.G.'s 'Ready To Die' Gets Expanded

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bad Boy will on July 13 release an expanded, remastered edition of "Ready To Die," the landmark debut album from late rapper Notorious B.I.G. Bad Boy will on July 13 release an expanded, remastered edition of "Ready To Die," th ...

  11. Missy Cancels Indonesian Date

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop star Missy Elliott has canceled a planned concert in Indonesia after the U.S. Embassy warned Americans about potential terrorist attacks in the country, according to the singer's promoter. Hip-hop star Missy Elliott has canceled a pla ...

  12. Pop Gets Ruff Treatment

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ruff Pop signs singer/songwriter LT. Hip-hop label Ruff Ryder Records has started a pop imprint. Ruff Pop's first signing is LT, a 23-year old singer/songwriter from Arizona. Her first single "This is Not About You" went to radio in ...

  13. OutKast Star To Key Element Music Drama

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT OutKast's Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000, has pacted with Element Films to topline an untitled feature for the company, with Emmy-winning TV helmer Paris Barclay in talks to direct, Element said yeste OutKast's Andre Benjamin, aka Andre ...

  14. Beats & Rhymes

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT TVT strikes a deal with 213, the all-star trio of Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and Warren G. Read Rashaun Hall's column. TVT strikes a deal with 213, the all-star trio of Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and Warren G. Read Rashaun Hall's column. News Snoo ...

  15. TVT Signs Rap Supergroup

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Snoop, Nate, Warren G form 213. Snoop, Nate, Warren G form 213. News Warren G ...

  16. Andre 3000 Eyes Animation Project

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cartoon Network is developing a potential series project with Andre 3000, one-half of the chart-topping hip-hop group OutKast. Cartoon Network is developing a potential series project with Andre 3000, one-half of the chart-topping hip-hop group Ou ...

  17. TVT Signs Rap Supergroup

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT TVT Records has inked a deal with West Coast rap supergroup 213. The trio of Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and Warren G will release its long-awaited debut, "The Hard Way," on July 20. TVT Records has inked a deal with West Coast rap supergroup ...

  18. Mis-Teeq

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The R&B/hip-hop trio makes a run at Stateside success with this slick, reggae-fied single. The R&B/hip-hop trio makes a run at Stateside success with this slick, reggae-fied single. News ...

  19. D12 Ends Usher's Chart Reign

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "D12 World" sells 545,000 copies for No. 1 debut. "D12 World" sells 545,000 copies for No. 1 debut. News ...

  20. D12

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Eminem-led rap sextet sets out on its sophomore album to prove it is greater than the sum of its parts. The Eminem-led rap sextet sets out on its sophomore album to prove it is greater than the sum of its parts. News ...

  21. Zingy, Snoop Link For Mobile-Content Deal

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wireless media company Zingy has inked an exclusive pact with rapper Snoop Dogg to distribute ringtones, ringback tones and voicemail greetings featuring Snoop recordings. Wireless media company Zingy has inked an exclusive pact with rapper Snoop ...

  22. Hot Talent: Texas

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A burgeoning indie-label scene and loads of concert activity peg the Lonestar State as one of the new hotbeds of musical talent, where veteran country stars and young rap and hip-hop artists co-exist. A burgeoning indie-label scene and loads of co ...

  23. Judge Declares Mistrial in Sigel Case

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A judge declared a mistrial yesterday (April 27) in the case against Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel, who was accused of shooting a man outside a bar last summer. A judge declared a mistrial yesterday (April 27) in the case against Philadelphia r ...

  24. TVT Signs Rapper Jacki-O

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jacki-O has inked a long-term deal with Poe Boy Entertainment/TVT Records. The Miami native, who first made a mark on the charts last year with her single "Nookie," had been signed to Poe Boy/SoBe Ent Jacki-O has inked a long-term deal w ...

  25. WIPO Backs Eminem In Name Dispute

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The arbitration and mediation center from the World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of U.S. artist Marshall B. Mathers III, better known as Eminem, in a trademark dispute. GENEVA--The arbitration and mediation center from the ...

  26. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...

  27. Suge Knight Released From Prison

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has been released from a California prison after serving 10 months for violating his parole on a 1997 assault conviction. Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has been re ...

  28. The Beat

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana writes songs with Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am for his next studio album. Read Melinda Newman's column. Carlos Santana writes songs with Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am for his next studio album. Read Melinda Newman's c ...

  29. Simmons, Rev Run To Host U.K. Urban Seminar

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam, and Reverend Run of Run DMC have been confirmed as speakers for an exclusive session during this year's Urban Music Seminar (UMS) in Lond Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the c ...

  30. Navarre To Distribute Sure Shot

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Navarre Corp. in New Hope, Minn., has signed an agreement for exclusive North American distribution of New York-based rap and hip-hop label Sure Shot Recordings. Navarre Corp. in New Hope, Minn., has signed an agreement for exclusive North America ...

  31. The Beat

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana writes songs with Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am for his next studio album. Read Melinda Newman's column. Carlos Santana writes songs with Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am for his next studio album. Read Melinda Newman's c ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Update: Lil' Kim Indicted For Obstruction, Perjury

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artist charged with lying to grand jury. Hip-hop artist charged with lying to grand jury. News ...

  34. Platinum Stars: Lil' Jon

    April 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The self-proclaimed "King of Crunk" is a perfect example of what can happen if you do one thing and do it well. After scoring independent success, Jon and his East Side Boyz signed with TVT and hit t The self-proclaimed "King of Cru ...

  35. The Beat

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The National Basketball Assn. and ESPN pick Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get It Started" for NBA playoff promo spots. Read Melinda Newman's column. The National Basketball Assn. and ESPN pick Black Eyed Peas' "Let ...

  36. J-Kwon

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop's next rookie sensation, this 17-year-old St. Louis native is causing a stir with his debut album. Hip-hop's next rookie sensation, this 17-year-old St. Louis native is causing a stir with his debut album. News ...

  37. The Beat

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The National Basketball Assn. and ESPN pick Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get It Started" for NBA playoff promo spots. Read Melinda Newman's column. The National Basketball Assn. and ESPN pick Black Eyed Peas' "Let ...

  38. Black Eyed Peas Land NBA Slam-Dunk

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas have linked with the National Basketball Assn. (NBA) and ESPN for a promotion centered around the basketball playoffs. The Black Eyed Peas have linked with the National Basketball Assn. (NBA) and ESPN for a promotion centered a ...

  39. Beats & Rhymes

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cee-Lo reaches for a broader audience with his sophomore Arista set, "Cee-Lo Green . . . Is the Soul Machine." Cee-Lo reaches for a broader audience with his sophomore Arista set, "Cee-Lo Green . . . Is the Soul Machine." News ...

  40. Global Pulse

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST DJ Cam debuts his Inflamable Records label with the release of his own "Liquid Hip Hop" and Tassel & Naturel's "Fillet of Soul." DJ Cam debuts his Inflamable Records label with the release of his own "Liquid H ...

  41. OutKast Snags Two Soul Train Awards

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast was the big winner at Saturday's (March 20) 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belonged to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer wa OutKast was the big winner at Saturday ...

  42. Cee-Lo

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The second solo album from the former Goodie Mob member proves up to its title, injecting a crucial amount of soul into the hip-hop mix. The second solo album from the former Goodie Mob member proves up to its title, injecting a crucial amount of ...

  43. Sources: Interscope Geffen A&M Revamps Promo

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B, hip-hop, crossover releases now under one staff. R&B, hip-hop, crossover releases now under one staff. News ...

  44. OutKast

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The rap duo's latest single is the only song from its double-album smash to feature vocals by both Big Boi and Andre. The rap duo's latest single is the only song from its double-album smash to feature vocals by both Big Boi and Andre. N ...

  45. George Michael Leads IFPI Platinum Honorees

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas, Celine also pick up awards. Black Eyed Peas, Celine also pick up awards. News ...

  46. OutKast, Eminem Lead Feb. RIAA Shipments

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" and OutKast's "Speakerboxx/The Love Below" were each certified in February by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 9 million co Eminem's &q ...

  47. Beats & Rhymes

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." N ...

  48. Movies & Music

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "8 Mile" has ignited a spate of music-star biographies for the silver screen. Eminem's "8 Mile" has ignited a spate of music-star biographies for the silver screen. News Eminem ...

  49. Beats & Rhymes

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." N ...

  50. Beyonce, Vandross Leads Soul Train Noms

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyonce leads the list of nominees for the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, with four. The singer/songwriter recently took home five Grammys. Beyonce leads the list of nominees for the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, with four. The singer ...

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