Talib Kweli

  1. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip Hop Briefs: Kashif Royalty Auction, Talib Kweli Launches Station, Jennifer Holliday Returns

    November 08, 2013 5:13 AM EST --- The Royalty Exchange will be conducting an auction of royalties from the catalog of noted singer/songwriter/producer Kashif . The week-long auction opens tomorrow (Nov. 8) at noon ET and concludes Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The sale will feature ...

  2. M-Phazes Signs Global Deal with Universal Publishing

    November 08, 2013 12:46 AM EST On the heels of scoring a breakthrough credit on Eminem’s latest album, Australian hip hop artist, songwriter and producer M-Phazes has signed an exclusive global deal with Universal Music Publishing Group Australia. M-Phazes is the co-writer an ...

  3. Universal Republic Appoints New Urban A&R VPs

    June 25, 2012 5:02 PM EDT Naim Ali McNair Universal Republic has appointed two new VPs to its urban A&R department: Tab Nkhereanye and Naim Ali McNair. Both will report to senior VP of A&R Wendy Goldstein. Formerly VP of creative at Sony/ATV where he signed Frank O ...

  4. Spotify, BandPage Win, Slick Rick Performs at SoundCtrl's FlashFWD Awards

    May 18, 2012 2:00 PM EDT SoundCtrl's FlashFWD Awards were presented at the Gramercy Theater Tuesday as part of Internet Week. (Photo Courtesy: NickyDigital.com) At 7pm on a rainy Tuesday evening right in the middle of Internet Week NY , tech entrepreneurs and music e ...

  5. Tributes For Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch Pour In: Russell Simmons, Rev Run, Bill Adler, More

    May 04, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter and other sites in tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away earlier today. We've collected a few below. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Fa ...

  6. A Guide To SXSW Music: Hot Parties, Big Showcases, Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2012 7:45 AM EDT SXSW Music is just about the most overwhelming festival experience the music industry serves up on a yearly basis, with thousands of bands spread across the city performing both unofficial and official SXSW events, house parties, free bar shows, b ...

  7. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  8. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 2:39 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased tenfold this week, as roughly 100 new acts were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be Keynote Speaker @ SXSW 2012 Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Ag ...

  9. Backbeat: Black Star Play NYC, Talk Recording in Africa, Aretha Franklin-Inspired Mix Tape

    December 09, 2011 7:45 AM EST Black Star, the hip hop moniker of Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), hit the stage at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square Saturday night to perform two shows, their first in New York since releasing new material as Black Star for the ...

  10. Talib Kweli and Res' Idle Warship Project Debuts on Spotify Three Weeks Before Release

    October 11, 2011 5:18 PM EDT Today, Spotify U.S. launched the album stream to Idle Warship's album, "Habits of the Heart," a full three weeks before the debut project from the group -composed of rapper Talb Kweli and singer / songwriter Res - is set to arrive a ...

  11. Record Store Day Preview: Events, Releases

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco's advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing ...

  12. U.K.’s RSK Launches New Label

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rapper Talib Kweli has been confirmed as the debut artist to appear on CPCo. Records, the first imprint to be launched by U.K. distributor RSK Entertainment since it formed six years ago. RSK has inked an exclusive, all-platforms licensing ag ...

  13. Nas Reveals North American Run

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due tomorrow (July 15) via Def Jam. The trek visits primarily clubs and theaters, ...

  14. Hip Hop Briefs: Lupe Fiasco, Mick Boogie, Talib Kweli

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lupe Fiasco recently wrapped up his second official video, "Paris Tokyo," from his sophomore album, "The Cool." The video will sport a 1940's theme and features the rapper on a camel trudging through the desert. & ...

  15. The Roots 'Rise' On Upcoming Album

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' ?uestlove and Black Thought hosted a private listening session on Thursday (March 6th) of their upcoming 10th album, "Rising Down," set for an April 29 release via Def Jam. "Rising" features guest appearances fr ...

  16. Hi-Tek Preps November Release

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hip-Hop producer Hi-Tek is slated to release his new album "Hi-Teknology 3: Underground" via Babygrande this Nov. 20. The album will feature Talib Kweli, Gorilla Zoe, Snoop Dogg, British songstress Estelle and new-comer MC, Riz. Describi ...

  17. Kanye, Talib Kweli Team With Zune

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Talib Kweli have teamed with Zune to release exclusive content on Zune Marketplace and Zune.net. Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nuthin" remix featuring Young Jeezy will be available at the Zune Marketplace on Sept. ...

  18. Paul, Kweli, Ronson, Calle 13 Join Bacardi Tour

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul, Talib Kweli, Calle 13 and Mark Ronson will kick off Bacardi's B-Live concert in New York Sept. 22. The show will be held at Brooklyn's Steiner Studios and Cuban-American painter Lebo will create a visual art show while the art ...

  19. 'High School' Still In Session at No. 1

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The kids of "High School Musical 2" stay put at No. 1 for a second week with a relatively minor drop in sales while rapper Talib Kweli arrives at a career-high No. 2 ... Producer Swizz Beatz enters at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Alb ...

  20. 'High School Musical 2' Hangs On Atop Billboard 200

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even with a 40% decline in sales, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second week. The set moved 367,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sales de ...

  21. B.B. King Blues Club Owner To Open New Venue

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The HighLine Ballroom, a new performance space in New York's meat packing district on 16th Street (between 9th & 10th Aves), will open April 30 with a concert by Lou Reed. The first month at the HighLine Ballroom will feature performances ...

  22. Rhythm & Blues

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST As he begins writing his first Warner Bros. album, revered rapper Talib Kweli is characteristically frank about the reception accorded his 2004 release, "The Beautiful Struggle" (Rawkus/Geffen). Read As he begins writing his first Warner ...

  23. Rawkus Resurfaces With RED

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rawkus Records, the famed hip-hop label that was once home to Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Company Flow, has resurfaced via a long-term distribution agreement with RED Distribution. Rawkus Records, the famed hip-hop label that was once home to Mos Def ...

  24. Destiny's, Keys, West Set For Essence Fest

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Event set for July 1-3 in New Orleans. The 11th Essence Festival, set for July 1-3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, will feature Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Jeffrey Osborne, Regina Belle ...

  25. Sources: Geffen, Rawkus Split

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Geffen has ended its contract with Rawkus, sources say. Geffen has ended its contract with Rawkus, sources say. The label, home to such artists as Mos Def and Talib Kweli, was affiliated with MCA Records before the latter was folded into Geffen. A ...