1. Radiohead, Biz Markie, Mumford & Sons Get Mariachi Makeovers in 'The Book of Life'

    July 14, 2014 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Radiohead's "Creep," Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" and Mumford & Sons' "I Will Wait" are given mariachi and norteño makeovers in Fox's animated film "The Book of Life." The film also fea ...

  2. DJ E-Z Rock, Hip Hop Pioneer Who Recorded 'It Takes Two,' Dies At 46

    April 28, 2014 4:20 AM EDT Rodney “Skip” Bryce, the hip hop artist who as DJ E-Z Rock enjoyed a breakout in the late ‘80s with “It Takes Two”, has died at 46. At time of writing, there was no verifiable information on the cause of his death. DJ E-Z Rock had the biggest hit ...

  3. DMX, Naughty By Nature & More Salute Hip-Hop On Masters of Ceremony Reunion Tour

    April 02, 2014 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Add another entry to this summer's national tour schedule: the 2014 Masters of Ceremony Hip-Hop Reunion. Featuring a master class of hip-hop artists—including DMX, Naughty By Nature, Rakim and Biz Markie—the tour kicks off July 11 at Miami' ...

  4. The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae To Perform At Roots Picnic 2014: Exclusive

    March 03, 2014 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monáe are among the performers who will be gracing the stage at this year's 7th annual Roots Picnic. In its seventh year, the festival will take place at Festival Piers at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Saturda ...

  5. David Byrne, Marc Ribot, Chris Ruen Lead Rally For Radio to Pay Performance Royalties

    February 26, 2014 6:23 PM EST The Content Creators Coalition sponsored an event in New York City calling on terrestrial radio to pay artists performance rights royalties.   “Out of respect for the artist, we ask that you not make video recordings of the performances you are a ...

  6. 10 Emo Hip-Hop Moments That'll Bring You to Tears

    September 20, 2013 4:15 PM EDT From Wayne and Birdman's bromance to Mister Cee's on-air sob-fest, relive rap's most tender moments It's hard to imagine something in hip-hop as emotional as the soundscapes of Drake, let alone what they compel us to reveal ...

  7. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  8. Biz Markie's Next Album a Mix of Covers, 'Real Rap Records'

    January 07, 2013 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 'Half' done with first new album since 2003 ... rapper and "Yo Gabba Gabba" star also working on a new children's TV show Biz Markie 's busy 2013 will hopefully include a new album -- the "Just a Friend" rappe ...

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  10. 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 ...

  11. Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Bust Out 'History of Rap' Sequel: Watch

    July 20, 2011 9:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon debuted a sequel of sorts to their "History of Rap" on Tuesday night. The duo's original "History of Rap" -- a timeline of hip-hop -- went viral after its September debut on NBC's &quo ...

  12. Fun Fun Fun Fest Saddles Up for a Sell Out

    November 10, 2010 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Like virtually every American music festival in 2009, last year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX was doused with relentless, mood-stomping rain. A quirky, communal vibe and high-octane headliners including Danzig and the Jesus Lizard made up fo ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Analyzing 'American Idol'

    October 01, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  14. Lady Gaga Fires Up Lollapalooza, Stage-Dives

    August 07, 2010 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga's first Lollapalooza performance was on a small side stage in 2007, where she received more than a few bewildered stares and was unapologetically called a "trainwreck." So when she headlined the first night of this year ...

  15. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan&# ...

  16. Best Of 2009: Part 1

    December 15, 2009 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: ...

  17. Chart Beat: Paula Abdul, 'Epiphany', Frank Sinatra and more!

    May 14, 2009 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 HEY PAULA (AND DAUGHTRY AND MICHAEL): Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul moved into the Billboard Hot 100 penthouse with her second No. 1, "Forever Your Girl." (Her first, "Straight Up," held on for a final frame at No. 90). ...

  18. Tip Of The Hat

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores this week via Universal Motown. Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores this week via Uni ...

  19. VH1 Launches New Hip-Hop Themed Shows

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere two new original hip-hop themed programs. In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere ...

  20. Favorite Rock The Bells Performance

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock The Bells stopped in New York this weekend, and Billboard was there to catch all the scheduled and surprise performances. What was your favorite? Rock The Bells stopped in New York this weekend, and Billboard was there to catch all the schedule ...

  21. Jay-Z Leads Parade Of Guests At Rock The Bells

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterday (Aug. 3) during the Rock the Bells festival at Jones Beach on Long Island, N.Y., joining Nas for two songs during the latter's set. Also making surprise Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterd ...

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

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores Oct. 14 via Universal Motown. Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores Oct. 14 via Univers ...

  23. Roots Ready To Rock The Classics On VH1 Tour

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Being up for a new challenge is how Roots drummer ?uestlove explains the act's involvement with the first VH1 Hip-Hop Honors tour, which kicks off Sept. 13 in San Francisco. Being up for a new challenge is how Roots drummer ?uestlove explains t ...

  24. Sun, Jams Shine Brightly As Bonnaroo Gets Going

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The sun shined brightly and the first wave of artists brought the jams to match as the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival got moving today (June 15) on a sprawling farm in Manchester, Tenn. A handful of act The sun shined brightly and the first wave of ar ...

  25. Oft-Delayed Redman Album Finally Due Next Month

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Redman's oft-delayed new album, "Red Gone Wild," will finally be released March 27 via Def Jam. Redman's oft-delayed new album, "Red Gone Wild," will finally be released March 27 via Def Jam. First single "Put It D ...

  26. Jazzy Jeff Nabs Meth, De La, Rhymefest For Solo Set

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 DJ Jazzy Jeff is putting the finishing touches on "The Return of the Magnificent," the follow-up to his 2002 solo debut "The Magnificent" (Rapster). Due early next year, the entirely self-produced dis DJ Jazzy Jeff is putting the ...

  27. D12's Bizarre Readies Hip-Hop 'Circus'

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 D12 rapper Bizarre has landed a host of high-profile guests for his solo debut, "Hannicap Circus." Due June 28 via Sanctuary, the 17-track set is led by the single "Rockstar" produced by D12 leader Em D12 rapper Bizarre has lande ...

  28. Hip-Hop Acts Lead 'Race To The Polls'

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that will perform at Race to the Polls, an Oct. 14 voter awareness concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that will perform at Race to th ...

  29. Cee-Lo, Tweet Drink Up Seagrams Tour

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. The run will kick off Sept. 17 in San Jose, Calif., and close Oct. ...

  30. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A self-titled Geffen album from pop/punk trio Blink-182, led by "Feeling This," which is No. 3 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. A new album from country sta ...

  31. Politics of the Business

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bootleggers beware! The version of Politics that has been circulating illegally on the street is not the same as the official version. Bootleggers beware! The version of Politics that has been circulating illegally on the street is not the same as t ...

  32. R&B Heavyweights Join Essence Fest Lineup

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music Festival bill. Set for July 3-5 in New Orleans, the event has also added Yolanda Adams, Musiq, and Kindred Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are amon ...

  33. DVD Collects Hip-Hop Video Classics

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Landmark music videos from Run-D.M.C., Whodini, the Pharcyde, and UTFO make up the "Lyricist Lounge: Hip-Hop Video Classics" DVD. Due July 8 through Image Entertainment, the disc will feature 13 of th Landmark music videos from Run-D.M.C., ...

  34. Prince Paul Stays In 'Business'

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Concept albums are often tricky fare, especially in hip-hop. However, veteran producer Prince Paul has been able to create his own niche with his hip-hop-driven concept pieces. He takes on the music ind ...

  35. R&B Luminaries Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robinson, Jaheim, and Anita Baker lead the lineup for the fifth edition of the Essence Music Festival, set for July 3-5 at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robins ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day Although details are still being finalized, acclaimed hip-hop producer Prince Paul will release his next solo album, "Politics of the Business," May 6 via Razor & Tie. The album is said to be ...

  37. NBA Drafts Music Stars For Jam Session

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The days leading up to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 52nd annual All-Star game Feb. 9 in Atlanta will be packed with entertainment under the umbrella of the NBA All-Star Jam Session. Jus The days leading up to the National Basketb ...

  38. Ja Rule, Eve Hit The Road

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Ja Rule will be hitting the road later this month for a host of dates in the eastern half of the U.S. The run will kick off Jan. 29 and is currently scheduled to last through a Feb. 20 show in Rapper Ja Rule will be hitting the road later thi ...

  39. 38TunesOnTV

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 16 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Our Lady Peace (also scheduled: Bernie Mac, Jill ...

  40. Mario

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the recent revival in teen R&B, it might be easy for an act to get lost in the shuffle. With the recent revival in teen R&B, it might be easy for an act to get lost in the shuffle. J newcomer Mario has nothing to worry about, thanks to ...

  41. New Keith Album 'Unleashed' At No. 1

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Toby Keith's fans were "Unleashed" at retail last week, snatching up 338,000 copies of his new DreamWorks album, according to Nielsen SoundScan, more than enough to debut at the top The Billboard 200 Toby Keith's fans were " ...

  42. Mario Aims Wide With J Records Debut

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Just because he's young, don't dismiss Mario as another teen artist. According to J Records chief Clive Davis, Mario is special in that he also possesses adult appeal. "Yes, he's 15, ...

  43. Goodie Mob's Khujo Loses Leg In Accident

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Goodie Mob rapper Khujo was in a serious car accident in Atlanta early yesterday morning (June 25) and has lost his right leg below the kneecap, according to an Arista Records spokesperson. The spokes Goodie Mob rapper Khujo was in a serious car acc ...

  44. Hip-Hop Stars 'Unite' For Benefit

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will host the United We Stand benefit concert Saturday (Feb. 2) at New Orleans' Zephyr Field. Rappers Bubba Sparxxx, Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous, Jadakiss, and Black Robb are schedu Sean "P. Diddy" Combs w ...

  45. De La Soul Goes 'Bionix'

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 If De La Soul has learned anything in its 12 years in the music business, it's that nothing is certain. So when the Long Island, N.Y.-based trio (Dave, Posdnous, and Maseo) set out last year to craft If De La Soul has learned anything in its 12 ...

  46. New De La Soul Set Due In December

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran hip-hop trio De La Soul will release its new Tommy Boy album, "Bionix," on Dec. 4. The set is the second in a planned trilogy under the "Art Official Intelligence" moniker, and follows the 200 Veteran hip-hop trio De La S ...

  47. The Blueprint

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z is arguably on top of the rap game. With his past five albums all achieving platinum-plus status, the Brooklyn, N.Y. Jay-Z is arguably on top of the rap game. With his past five albums all achieving platinum-plus status, the Brooklyn, N.Y., na ...

  48. Spitkicker Tour Merges With Mekka

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The inaugural Mekka tour has joined forces with the hip-hop-leaning Spitkicker tour, adding De La Soul, Common, Biz Markie, Talib Kweli, and others to its already extensive roster of electronic artist The inaugural Mekka tour has joined forces with ...

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