Wu-Tang Clan

  1. Dorothy Carvello Shares: Ahmet Ertegun 'Felt Me Up,' Wu-Tang Scares Germans and More

    June 10, 2014 3:41 PM EDT This article first appeared in the June 14th issue of Billboard Magazine . A&R executive-turned-PR maven Dorothy Carvello is shopping around "Anything for a Hit," a memoir of her often-surreal experiences in the music business during ...

  2. Wu-Tang's One-Of-A-Kind Album Gets $5 Million Offer, Says RZA (Exclusive)

    April 02, 2014 12:18 PM EDT Wu-Tang Clan turned the concept of artist compensation on its ear last week with the announcement that they'll be manufacturing just one unique copy of their forthcoming LP, "The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," and then auct ...

  3. RZA Poised to Retire the Mic as Wu-Tang Celebrates 20 Years

    November 21, 2013 2:08 PM EST RZA sees the latest Wu-Tang Clan endeavor as the end of the influential rap group as we know it. The 44-year-old Wu-Tang leader and producer says he's still six weeks or so away from finishing the Clan's overdue new album "A Better ...

  4. Dont Blame Hip-Hop for Rock the Bells' East Coast Flop, Say Organizers (From the Magazine)

    October 23, 2013 12:19 PM EDT Hip-hop has established itself as a touring genre -- so what caused Rock the Bells to cancel its East Coast dates? While hip-hop touring has historically not equaled the relative success the genre has seen at retail and as a force in popular cul ...

  5. Prime Social Launches Breakaway Fests With Bassnectar, Wu-Tang, Kendrick Lamar, Others (Exclusive)

    June 11, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, Kendrick Lamar, Wu-Tang Clan, Matt & Kim among those playing stadiums in Columbus, Dallas The inaugural Breakaway Music Festival concept, produced by rising young promoters Prime Social, will launch with two ne ...

  6. Rock The Bells 2013: Ol' Dirty Bastard, Eazy-E Holograms Top Lineup

    May 15, 2013 11:56 AM EDT A little over a year after a projection of Tupac Shakur walked onstage (so to speak) next to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and the 2012 Coachella festival, two more hip-hop  holograms will be unveiled at the Rock The Bells 2013 festival. The annual rap ...

  7. Coachella 2013 Lineup: Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    January 25, 2013 12:35 AM EST Blur, the Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was unveiled late on Thursday night (Jan. 24). The annual fest is set to once again take over Indio, Calif. on con ...

  8. Amy Finnerty Named SVP, Talent at Maker Studios

    October 10, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Maker Studios has named Amy Finnerty as its new senior vice president of talent, a position the company created for her upon hiring her earlier this year. Maker, based in Los Angeles, is a media company that specializes in creating original conten ...

  9. Steve Rifkind Signs Deal To Help Promote New American Basketball League

    September 05, 2012 12:37 PM EDT Steve Rifkind, the label head who founded Loud Records before selling it to Sony and creating SRC Records, has signed a partnership deal with the brand new American Basketball League, the U.S.'s first professional league with international FI ...

  10. Marvin Hamlisch's Chart Legacy: From Liza Minnelli to the Wu-Tang Clan to 'Glee' and Beyond

    August 07, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Marvin Hamlisch, who died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 68, leaves behind a chart legacy on The Billboard Hot 100 that stretches over 45 years, from his first pop hit in 1965 to a pair of "A Chorus Line" remakes by the Glee Cast in 201 ...

  11. Steve Rifkind, Chairman/CEO of SRC Records, Leaving Universal

    July 31, 2012 8:56 AM EDT All great things come to a end. Yes it's true I'm leaving SRC Universal as of Sept 1. Want to thank all the artist 4 a great run - Steve Rifkind (@steverifkind) July 30, 2012 Steve Rifkind, Chairman and CEO of SRC Records, is leaving SRC ...

  12. Lil B's Rambling, Wisdom-Filled NYU Lecture (Listen)

    April 12, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Lil B needs a hand sign for his cult following. Wu-Tang Clan fans throw up the "W." Jay-Z fans throw diamonds ("the roc") in the air. That's simply all that was missing at the rapper's NYU lecture, yesterday (April 11 ...

  13. Photos: Rev Run, RZA, DJ Khaled Talk Songwriting @ BMI 'How I Wrote That Song' Panel

    February 15, 2012 4:00 PM EST Rev Run, Joel Madden, Benjamin (Benji) Madden, RZA, Red One, DJ Khaled talk to an audience about their work at BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" panel the Key Club in West Hollywood. (Photo: David Livingston/WireImage) Some of music ...

  14. Urban Power List: Chang Weisberg

    January 08, 2012 6:34 PM EST Chang Weisberg Guerilla Union principal Website: GuerillaUnion.com Twitter: @gu_chang Independent Road Warrior He's the intrepid entrepreneur behind two of hip-hop's venerable festival franchises: Rock the Bells and Paid Dues. Chang Weis ...

  15. This Week In Music Apps: Mobile Music Making, Bandcamp + Facebook, Channeling Your Inner Broadway Star

    October 27, 2011 3:00 PM EDT This week's edition is mostly about music-making apps, but it's also 1/8th about musicals. Speaking of fractions, we're more than two-thirds of the way through October, which means that (in New England at least) it's finally st ...

  16. Method Man Stars, Raps in Viral Video For Sour Patch Kids Candy (Watch)

    October 05, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Method Man is no stranger to commercials. He shilled for Right Guard with his cousin Redman and if you dig through the annals of YouTube you'll uncover some sweet St. Ides Malt Liquor commercials from 1994 featuring Meth and the rest of the W ...

  17. Backbeat: Slick Rick, Funkmaster Flex @ Red Bull Music Academy's Five Out Of Five

    September 29, 2011 8:30 AM EDT The Red Bull Music Academy presented the second installment of its Five Out Of Five lecture/concert series with Slick Rick at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx yesterday. Slick Rick, who was born in England but moved to the Bronx when he was 11 an ...

  18. Mobb Deep Kick Off Red Bull Music Academy's 'Five Out of Five' Hip-Hop Concert/Discussion Series

    September 26, 2011 5:36 PM EDT Mobb Deep at Red Bull Music Academy's "Five Out of Five" event Sunday night (Photo: Dan Rhys) The Red Bull Music Academy kicked off its "Five Out Of Five" concert series -- highlighting what it considers New York City' ...

  19. Rock the Bells Teams With Live Nation for House of Blues Tour

    July 25, 2011 7:15 AM EDT In summer of 2010, concert ticket sales were so sluggish that several big-name acts, such as Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Lilith Fair, and the American Idol Live summer outing, were forced to cancel dates, downsize, or in the most dramatic of exam ...

  20. Raekwon Signs With EMI To Release 'Cuban Linx 2'

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Raekwon has signed a distribution deal with EMI Label Services for his ICE H2O label. Through the joint-venture, the Wu Tang Clan rapper will release his long awaited "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2" album in the United States and Canada, set ...

  21. Rock The Bells To Make European Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its European debut this fall with performances by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, EPMD, Supernatural and Scratch, among others. The European trek launches Oct. 31 at the T-Mobile Arena in ...

  22. Orchard To Distribute WU Music Group Catalog

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan has announced a deal with digital distributor the Orchard to distribute and market its WU Music Group catalog worldwide. In addition to forthcoming material, the catalog includes 13 previous releases that have been ...

  23. Digital Briefs: YouLicense, XS Games, The Orchard

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - YouLicense.com and RightsFlow have joined forces to give indie record labels the ability to add an automated synch licensing storefront of sorts to their Web sites. YouLicense runs the licensing tool, which RightsFlow essentially is marketing to ...

  24. 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, ...

  25. Kanye, Wayne Star; Rihanna A No-Show At Summer Jam

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man and DJ Khaled made surprise appearances yesterday (June 1) at New York radio station Hot 97's annual Summer ...

  26. Tribe, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul Lead Rock The Bells

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim a ...

  27. Exclusive: Beck, STP, Lucinda Set For Bumbershoot

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, Billboard.biz can reveal. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle's City Center. Also s ...

  28. Pete Rock Readies 'NY Finest'

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper/producer Pete Rock, half of the '90s duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth, has wrapped a new album, "NY's Finest," due Feb. 26 via Nature Sounds. Rock produced every track except for one Green Lantern-helmed cut. The first single ...

  29. DMX Back In Business With New Bodog Deal

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST After being released from his Sony Music deal earlier this year, rapper DMX has signed a deal with the music division of Canadian online gaming company Bodog Entertainment. The rapper plans to release his next two albums, "Walk With Me Now&qu ...

  30. Groban Remains No. 1, Becomes '07's Best-Seller

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban sets a new record on The Billboard 200 with "Noel," becoming the first Christmas album to top the chart for four straight weeks. The 143/Reprise set moved 669,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 15% incr ...

  31. Josh Groban's 'Noel' Is 2007's Top Selling Album ... For Now

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a fourth week as the set motors through 669,000 ... With the album's total sales up to 2.77 million, it has now eclipsed the "High School Musical 2" soundtr ...

  32. Josh Groban Ties Elvis Presley

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Josh Groban's "Noel" album spends its third consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, he matches the previous record-holder for most straight weeks at No. 1 with a Christmas album -- Elvis Presley ... Will Groban be able to ...

  33. Raekwon Airs Wu-Tang Clan Beefs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Trouble is brewing within the Wu-Tang Clan. Raekwon aired the team's turmoil on the Missinfo.TV blog yesterday (Nov. 7), claiming producer RZA is ignoring the other members' opinions in terms of artistic direction. Raekwon said the group ...

  34. Raekwon Airs Wu-Tang Clan Beefs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Trouble is brewing within the Wu-Tang Clan. Raekwon aired the team's turmoil on the Missinfo.TV blog yesterday (Nov. 7), claiming producer RZA is ignoring the other members' opinions in terms of artistic direction. Raekwon said the group ...

  35. Linkin Park, Common, Crystal Method Ready For 'Block Party'

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park, Common, the Crystal Method, Cut Chemist, Z-Trip and Supernatural will perform at three Los Angeles clubs tonight (Oct. 26) as part of the Sunset Strip Block Party, an event that aims to educate members of the press and entertainment c ...

  36. Aiden Wins Virgin Mobile's 'Book The Band' Contest

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Aiden has been selected by MTV2 "Book the Band" viewers to perform at Baltimore's Virgin Festival, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course. The Seattle-based band will open day two of the festival. Aiden received nearly 420 ...

  37. GoTV, Guerilla Union Team For Mobile Hip-Hop

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile TV network GoTV and live event producer Guerilla Union have partnered to bring behind-the-scenes artist performances and festival footage of all Guerilla Union programming -- including Rock the Bells and Paid Dues tours -- to GoTV's Hi ...

  38. Virgin Mobile, MTV2 Let Fans Choose Fest Opener

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has partnered with MTV2 and Kyocera Wireless for “Book the Band by Virgin Mobile,” an upcoming short-form program that allows viewers to choose an opening band for the Aug. 4-5 Virgin Festival in Baltimore. “Book the Band by Virg ...

  39. Sage Francis Readies Tour

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Underground spoken-word rapper Sage Francis, a self-declared "road warrior," will embark on a seven-week U.S. club/theater trek later this month in support of his latest album, "Human the Death Dance," which hits stores today v ...

  40. The Shins, Wu-Tang, Crowded House Set For Bumbershoot

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Shins, the Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! At The Disco, the reformed Crowded House and Lupe Fiasco lead the initial lineup for the 2007 installment of Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Sept. 1-3 throughout the ...

  41. Buzz Bound

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Among the legions of acts booked for this year's South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival March 14-18 in Austin, here are 10 that people will talk about, as profiled by Ayala Ben-Yehuda, Jonathan Cohen, Todd Martens and Mich ...

  42. NYC to Host Hip-Hop Honors Week

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Six-day celebration will run Oct. 12-17. A six-day celebration of hip-hop culture will be held in October along with VH1's third annual "Hip-Hop Honors" show, network and city officials announced Thursday (March 30). Mayor Michael B ...

  43. Studios, Vid Marketers Tout Titles With Musical Hook

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trend in Hollywood: melding musicians with movies. The Weinstein Co. and Genius Products are showing their hipness by playing up the music angle of the upcoming DVD release of "Derailed." The title hits stores Tuesday with an extended ve ...

  44. Universal Motown Names Senior Int'l VP

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kirk Harding moves to role from SRC Records. Universal Motown Records Group has promoted Kirk Harding to senior VP of international. He reports to Andrew Kronfeld, GM of Universal Motown and is based in New York. Harding was most recently executiv ...

  45. The Indies

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records founder Chuck Wilson received a pitch on an album that combines the production talents of Wu-Tang Clan membe Compilations rarely get labels or retailers ex ...

  46. Indie News From NARM

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In indie news from NARM, revered label Jade Tree Records is switching its distribution to Chicago's Touch & Go from the Toldeo, Ohio-based Lumberjack Mordam Music Group and Fontana chief Steve Pri Revered indie rock label Jade Tree Re ...

  47. Fontana Inks Budding Hip-Hop Imprint

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Angeles Records run by DJ Muggs, Self-Scientific. Former Cypress Hill producer DJ Muggs has formed Angeles Records with Los Angeles-based hip-hop duo Self-Scientific. The imprint has reached a distribution agreement with the Universal Music Group& ...

  48. Roc-A-Fella Co-Founders Form New Co

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash has formed a new music company, the Damon Dash Music Group, with Kareem "Biggs" Burke. The two co-founded Roc-A-Fella with Jay-Z. Former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash has formed a new music ...

  49. Autopsy: ODB Died Of Overdose

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The death of rapper ODB was deemed an accident by the medical examiner, who said Wednesday that he died from the combined effects of cocaine and a prescription painkiller. The death of rapper ODB was deemed an accident by the medical examiner, who ...

  50. Ol' Dirty Bastard Collapses, Dies In Studio

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who lived a life as wild as his lyrics, collapsed and died inside a recording studio today (Nov. 13). He was 35. Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who lived a life as wild as his lyrics, collapsed and died inside a reco ...

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