Native Tongues Posse

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Arrested Development, Naughty By Nature, Paul Wall Rock Grammy 'Word Revolution' Event: Photo Gallery

    February 11, 2011 2:28 PM EST The consensus was unanimous following Thursday's Grammy Week event, "Word Revolution: A Celebration of the Evolution of Hip-Hop": it was the highlight thus far of a very busy week. Presented by the Grammy Foundation in association w ...

  5. Common Launching Diesel Cologne, Microsoft Clothing Line

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Common has teamed up with Diesel for Only the Brave, a new men's fragrance, and with Microsoft for a line of PC-inspired clothing called Softwear. The rapper will be featured in the print and television ad campaign, shot by photographe ...

  6. Q-Tip Returns To Roots On 'The Renaissance'

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores Oct. 14 via Universal Motown. The nine-track set blends live instrumentation, scratching and samples for a sound reminiscent of the rapper's w ...

  7. Billboard To Honor Chaka Kahn, Tribe

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards Held Aug. 3-5 in Atlanta. Veteran performer Chaka Khan and pioneering rap act A Tribe Called Quest will be honored Aug. 5 at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks R&B Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. Recognizing their respective achieve ...

  8. Queen Latifah To Host Grammys

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Musician/actress Queen Latifah will host the 2005 Grammy Awards, which will be televised live on CBS Feb. 13 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Musician/actress Queen Latifah will host the 2005 Grammy Awards, which will be televised live on C ...

  9. 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 ...