Untitled Nas album

  1. Exclusive: Salaam Remi Heading To Sony Music As Executive VP of A&R

    November 20, 2012 11:41 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment is expected to name Salaam Remi as executive VP of A&R/production, according to sources familiar with the situation. In his new role, the Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter will work across all Sony labels. Remi' ...

  2. Hans Zimmer's 'Dark Knight Rises' Soundtrack Flying Towards Top 10 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2012 9:26 PM EDT The blockbuster film "The Dark Knight Rises" may not only take over the weekend box office, but also Billboard's music charts. The film's score soundtrack album by Hans Zimmer may debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 next w ...

  3. Nas Opens Up About Amy Winehouse, Divorce, Competing With 'Pop-Fluff Stuff' at SXSW Chat

    March 17, 2012 4:51 PM EDT It's been years since Nas and former manager Steve Stoute formally worked together, but when the two reunited on-stage at a keynote Q&A at South by Southwest Friday it was as if little time had passed. Stoute, a former exec VP at Intersco ...

  4. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Ethiopia Habtemariam

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 15 Ethiopia Habtemariam Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Website: Umusicpub.com , UniversalMotown.com Twitter: @habersmasher A Billboard "30 Under 30" honoree in 2005, Ethi ...

  5. Lil Wayne's Manager: 'Tha Carter IV' Release Date 'Not Changing'

    July 15, 2011 1:37 PM EDT On the day Lil Wayne debuted his mixtape (July 13), "Sorry 4 The Wait," his manager, Cortez "Tez" Bryant spoke with Billboard on what hip-hop aficionados are still waiting for, "Tha Carter IV." Lil Wayne Drops 'S ...

  6. Aymen Anthony Saleh: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Aymen Anthony Saleh Executive VP/GM Atom Factory; CEO, Emagen Entertainment Group While pursuing studies in mathematics and electrical engineering, Aymen Anthony Saleh, 25, discovered his true calling in the music world, and is now working alongsi ...

  7. Artist Vs. Label: From Petty to Nelly, Ten Infamous Music Industry Spats

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST When rapper Nelly took to Twitter on Monday (Nov. 29) to vent about lackluster sales of his latest album, "5.0," he blamed his label, thereby joining a long, distinguished line of embittered artists who've taken their record compani ...

  8. Nas Crowd In Canada Gets Nasty After No-Show

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nas has fired back at promoters of a show near St. John's, Newfoundland, saying he didn't play the gig because he was not paid. A near riot ensured, with several arrests being made. According to reports, Nas was to be paid $47,000 ...

  9. Nas Joins Protesters At Fox News In NYC

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the day Nas' untitled Def Jam album hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 , the rapper joined political groups Color of Change and Move On, along with fans and protesters, outside of the Fox News building in New York to protest the network's ...

  10. Nas Dethrones Lil Wayne Atop Billboard 200

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One rapper replaces another atop The Billboard 200 this week, as Nas' untitled Def Jam album dethrones Lil Wayne's Cash Money/Universal set "Tha Carter III." Nas' album sold 187,000 copies in the United States, according t ...

  11. Nas To Help Deliver Petition To Fox News

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nas will join the members of political organizations Color of Change and Move On tomorrow (July 23) when they deliver a petition to Fox News' New York office. The petition demands that the television company stop attacking black Americans, sp ...

  12. Nas On Track For Fifth No. 1 Album Next Week

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nas' new Def Jam album may not have a title, but it will have a home at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The veteran rapper is on course to notch his fifth topper on the big chart, as he leads Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building chart with 11 ...

  13. R&B Briefs: Alicia Keys, Nas

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Alicia Keys is premiering the new clip for her fourth single, "Superwoman" today on her Web site, Aliciakeys.com today. BET will premiere the clip tomorrow (July 16). - Nas will perform a MySpace secret show at Los Angeles' Roxy o ...

  14. 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, ...

  15. Nas Breaks Tradition, Inks Deal With Fila

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nas has broken his tradition of sidestepping brand partnerships and inked a one-year partnership with athletic apparel company Fila, Billboard.biz can reveal. Fila will offer reciprocal financial support for Nas' print and TV ad campai ...

  16. Nas Pushes Back Release Date

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nas has announced July 15 is his untitled LP’s new release date via Def Jam. The disc was previously slated for July 1. Last month, the rapper dropped the disc’s original title, “N*gger,” and reclassified the album as an untitled project. This pro ...

  17. Hip-Hop Briefs: T.I., Nas, Black Music Month

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -T.I. recently wrapped the video for his first single "No Matter What," from his upcoming album, "Paper Trail," slated for Aug. 21 via Atlantic. The clip was shot by video director Self and Atlantic's marketing SVP James L ...

  18. Nas Reveals 'N*gger' Video, Album Cover

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nas has revealed the video for "Be a N*gger Too," the lead single from his upcoming untitled album, due July 1 via Def Jam. The clip was unveiled for media last night (May 29) at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York. The treatment ...

  19. Screening Announced For Nas' 'N*****' Video

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite shifting his controversially titled album from “N*****” to an untitled project, a flier touting a screening for Nas' new video, “Be A N***** Too,” hit the web last night. Nas released the single “Be A N***** Too” online two weeks ago. ...

  20. Nas Drops 'N Word' From New Album Title

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nas' controversially named new album, "N*gger," has been changed to an untitled project and will be released July 1 via Def Jam. "It's important to me that this album gets to the fans," the rapper says. "It' ...

  21. Universal Publishing Signs DJ Dirty Harry

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has signed producer/songwriter DJ Dirty Harry to a worldwide songwriter/co-publishing agreement. Harry co-produced and co-wrote Alicia Keys' "No One" that's racing up the Billboard charts. Harry ...

  22. Nas Selects N-Word For New Album Title

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nas has a new album on the way before the end of the year, and its name is sure to be a conversation starter. During an Oct. 12 concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom, the rapper told the crowd the album would be called "N*gga." De ...

  23. Producer/Songwriter Remi Remixes Beatles Song

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Producer/Songwriter Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, The Fugees, Sade, Chrisette Michele, Sting) has created a soulful version of the Beatles "Come Together" track to be performed tonight during VH1's Fashion Rocks concert by Grammy-Awar ...

  24. Nas Preps Shoe Line

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nas has joined forces with 310 Global Brands--the marketing and merchandising arm of 310 Motoring--to create a footwear line, DISCIPLE Footwear Collection by 310. DISCIPLE, named after the artist's signature ID and album ("Street& ...

  25. Review: Nas' 'Hip Hop Is Dead'

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nas: "Hip Hop Is Dead" Producers: various Def Jam Release Date: Dec. 19 Nas and Jay-Z ending their feud and teaming up is one of the most unlikely entertainment-related partnerships ever; prior to 2005, theirs was the Wikipedia entry on ...

  26. Backstage At The 2006 Billboard Music Awards

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Five-time winner T.I. has already recorded upwards of 35 songs for the follow-up to this year's "King," which took home rap album of the year at the BBMAs. Dubbed "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," the set is due this summer via Grand Hus ...

  27. Nas Signs With CAA

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nas has signed with Creative Artists Agency for representation in all areas. The artist recently entered into a joint venture deal with Def Jam Records, helmed by Jay Z, through Nas’ own record labe Nas has signed with Creative Artists Agency for ...

  28. Nas Launching Own Imprint With Def Jam

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Jones Experience' is key component of deal. When Nas' first album under his new Def Jam Recordings pact is released later this year, it will be on his own imprint, the Jones Experience. The joint venture is a key component of the n ...

  29. Report: Nas Joins Def Jam

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Feud with Def Jam head Jay-Z ended in Oct. Rapper Nas has signed with Def Jam, according to a New York Times report, creating a unique joint venture with his current label, Columbia. When contacted by Billboard.biz, representatives from both compa ...