1. Lil Wayne's Rumored 'Tha Carter V' Track List Features Kanye West, Drake

    February 21, 2014 8:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Even though Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" won't be out for another few months, the rapper's newest album may already have a track list. According to Rap-Up , the album's tracklisting surfaced after engineer Mike B. reporte ...

  2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Earn Fourth Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    November 21, 2013 6:54 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' stellar year on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs continues as "White Walls," featuring Schoolboy Q and Hollis, jumps 11-8 in its 11th week. The move spurs the Seattle duo's fourth top 10 on the list follow ...

  3. Rap-A-Lot Records Signs with RED Distribution

    August 26, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Houston-based label Rap-A-Lot Records has signed a multi-year agreement with RED Distribution, a Sony Music Entertainment-owned sales and marketing division that handles releases for over sixty independent record labels, for digital and physica ...

  4. Big K.R.I.T. Releases 'King Remembered In Time' Mixtape: Listen

    April 10, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Close to a year after releasing his major label debut, "Live from the Underground," Big K.R.I.T. returns with his sixth mixtape, "King Remembered In Time." With the exception of the 9th Wonder-produced song, "Life Is a G ...

  5. Dizzee Rascal Releases 'Mixtape Vol. 2' Online

    December 26, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Video for "Bassline Junkie" due out on New Year's Day. Dizzee Rascal has offered his fans a late Christmas gift with "The Mixtape Vol. 2," a free collection of new tunes posted online at midnight in the U.K. on Tuesday (Dec. ...

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  7. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 3: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 23, 2012 12:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the third and final presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off on foreign policy -- prompting zingers and thoughtful disagreements alike. As America prepares to head the polls, the music world weighed in as well. Some cracked jok ...

  8. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Todd Moscowitz, More Rock 'In Touch' VMA After Party

    September 07, 2012 11:22 AM EDT MTV VJ and KISS FM DJ Karli Henriquez (left) and singer Kat Deluna (right) hang out with Schoolboy Records chief Scooter Braun at the In Touch VMA After Party. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Of the myriad VMA parties to choose from, for many, the In Touch ...

  9. First Listen: Big Boi Previews 'Vicious Lies' Album in NYC

    July 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 New album out November 13, with guest spots from A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Kid Cudi and more. In anticipation of the fall release of his next solo project, Outkast member and Atlanta hip-hop ambassador Big Boi hosted a private listening session of his ...

  10. Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup: Run DMC, Girl Talk, Against Me! + More

    July 12, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the full lineup for the 2012 festival, to be held November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. The 7th annual festival will feature big name acts like the reunion of Run D.M.C. , Santigold , an appearance fr ...

  11. Tina Fey Raps on Childish Gambino Mixtape: Listen

    July 05, 2012 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Childish Gambino 's latest mixtape has a star-studded hip-hop guest list -- and one surprising MC from the world of the rapper's day job. "30 Rock" multi-hyphenate Tina Fey joins Gambino, AKA NBC colleague Donald Glover, to drop ...

  12. Maybach Music Group Holds 'Self Made Vol. 2' Album Listening at NY Strip Club

    June 14, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "All we know how to do is be self-made," Rick Ross declared last night (Wednesday, June 13), at an exclusive listening session designed to unveil tracks from the sequel to Maybach Music Group's first collaborative album, "MMG Pre ...

  13. Summer Music Preview: Hip-Hop, And It Don't Stop

    May 24, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 Waka Flocka Flame Album title: Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family Label: Brick Squad Monopoly/ Warner Bros. Management: Debra Antney, Mizay Entertainment Release date: June 12 Driven by the street anthem "Hard in Da Paint," Atlanta-by ...

  14. Big K.R.I.T.'s Major Label Moment Almost Never Happened

    May 23, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ever since Big K.R.I.T. staked his claim on Southern rap with the 2010 mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here , hip-hop fans have anxiously awaited the Mississippi native's proper debut. Though the wait for Live From the Underground , due June 5, has been a ...

  15. The Case For K.R.I.T.: Mississippi Rapper Finally Drops Debut

    May 17, 2012 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 Ever since Big K.R.I.T. staked his claim on Southern rap with the 2010 mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here , hip-hop fans have anxiously awaited the Mississippi native's proper debut. Though the wait for Live From the Underground , due June 5, has been alm ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Waka Flocka Flame: A Day in the Life

    March 22, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On any other day, Waka Flocka Flame would wake up at 12 p.m., hit up a few of his favorite food spots in ATL then head over to Rich Beatz's recording studio to continue working on his sophomore studio album, "Triple F Life: Friends, Fans a ...

  18. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  19. Updated: Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives, Including Beyonce, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dozens More

    February 12, 2012 2:47 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death rapidly spread around the globe, Twitter, the Internet and our inboxes filled with tributes, and Billboard.biz has spoken with dozens of people at many pre-Grammy events. Any attempt at a definitive list of ...

  20. Whitney Houston Honored on Twitter by Artists, Executives

    February 11, 2012 9:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As news of Whitney Houston's death spread on Saturday night, Twitter quickly filled with tributes from artists and executives who knew, worked with and admired her. Diddy, Mariah Carey, LA Reid, Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Rob Stone were ...

  21. Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives Pour In

    February 11, 2012 8:58 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death spread on Saturday night, Twitter quickly filled with tributes from artists and executives who knew, worked with and admired her. Diddy, Mariah Carey, LA Reid, Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Russell Simmo ...

  22. Backbeat: ASAP Rocky Hits Irving Plaza Like a Fist, Leaves Crowd Buzzing

    February 06, 2012 10:30 AM EST RCA Records' ASAP Rocky was just a few songs into his headlining set at New York's The Fillmore at Irving Plaza on Wednesday night when he asked the sold-out crowd if it wanted an encore. "Y'all were trill for "Pretty Flac ...

  23. NFL Playoffs: 8 Musicians Make The Picks, Round 2

    January 13, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The 2011 NFL postseason continues into the divisional round on Saturday (Jan. 14), and like the rest of us, many music artists will be tuning in and rooting for their favorite teams. To celebrate the NFL playoffs and get some predictions on second-r ...

  24. Bun B, Manager Get Into Minor Accident; Rep Says Both Are 'Okay'

    January 05, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Bun B and his manager, Anzel Jennings (also known as Red) got into a minor car accident this morning (Jan. 5) on the corner of Broadway and 9th Street, in lower Manhattan. Fortunately, Bun B, born Bernard Freeman, and Jennings, who suffered a minor ...

  25. #RIPHeavyD: Hip-Hop Community Mourns on Twitter

    November 08, 2011 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 As details surrounding Heavy D's passing continue to trickle in, hip-hop stars have turned to Twitter to react the rap legend's untimely death today (Nov. 8). From Usher to Rev Run, new school to old school, Heavy D's pioneering sound ...

  26. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 08, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold, Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were officially announced on Thursd ...

  27. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV': Track-By-Track Review

    August 29, 2011 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Tha Carter IV" arrives today (Aug. 29) with gargantuan expectations that Lil Wayne cannot match. How could he? The last installment in the New Orleans rapper's "Carter" series, "Tha Carter III," was a perfect stor ...

  28. Big K.R.I.T. Recruits Yelawolf, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown & More for New Mixtape: Listen

    August 19, 2011 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 A day after the release of Big K.R.I.T. 's mixtape, " Last King 2: God's Machine " (August 19), 3 Little Digs drop footage of the recording behind one of the mixtape's cuts, "Happy Birthday Hip Hop," featuring Yela ...

  29. Lil Wayne Debuts 'She Will' Feat. Drake: Listen

    August 12, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 After getting a sneak peak at the recording process behind the single, Lil Wayne debuts "She Will," today (Aug. 12), which features Drake . Lil Wayne previewed his verses off the T-Minus-produced track to Drake via video instant message be ...

  30. Young Jeezy Sets 'TM103' Tour Dates, Announces New Single

    July 27, 2011 2:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 After triumphantly celebrating the sixth anniversary of his debut album "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101" this week, Young Jeezy has officially announced the Sept. 20 release of his fourth full-length, "TM103," as well as ...

  31. Young Jeezy Brings Out Jay-Z, Kanye, Bun B in NYC: Video

    July 26, 2011 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Young Jeezy brought out a hip-hop all-star team, including Jay-Z and Kanye West , to celebrate the sixth anniversary of debut album "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101" on Monday night (July 25) at New York's Highline Ballroom. In ...

  32. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). D ...

  33. Lil Wayne 'Totally Done' with 'Tha Carter IV,' out Aug. 29

    July 11, 2011 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne 's long awaited "Tha Carter IV" is almost here, with a new mixtape thrown in for good measure. Tunechi confirms to MTV that the fourth installment in his "Tha Carter" series is officially completed and will drop in ...

  34. The Cool Kids Talk New Album, Working with Pharrell

    July 07, 2011 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Cool Kids debut album, "When Fish Ride Bicycles," has been in the works for the past three years. Countless delays and label troubles have forced the duo, consisting of Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks, to continually postpone the record, ...

  35. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the ...

  36. Erykah Badu, Rick Ross Perform at Tupac Birthday Show in Atlanta

    June 17, 2011 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even though rapper Rick Ross lacked a father figure growing up, he found guidance through many of Tupac Shakur 's songs that taught him how to approach life as a young man. So when Ross was asked to perform at Shakur's 40th birthday concer ...

  37. Big K.R.I.T. Calls New Mixtape a 'Milestone in My Career'

    June 10, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Big K.R.I.T. , the June 7 release of his "R4: The Prequel" through Island Def Jam was a proud moment. It's the first bar code offering from the Meridian, Miss., rapper/producer, and though the five-song set, available exclusively ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste, Blondie to Release New Album

    May 19, 2011 6:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste Of Upcoming Album First came "Calgary," the first single off Bon Iver's upcoming album, and now Justin Vernon fans can get a t ...

  39. DJ Quik: Kids Should 'Join the Army,' Not Gangs

    March 21, 2011 1:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 While enjoying a slice of sweet potato pie at a Los Angeles restaurant on a March afternoon, rapper/producer DJ Quik reflects on one of the most impressionable moments of his life: when fellow West Coast rapper Eazy-E died of AIDS in 1995. "Tha ...

  40. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins Possibly Retiring, 'Spider-Man' Slapped with New Violations

    March 04, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Phil Collins Retiring from Music? Former Genesis drummer and solo star Phil Collins has indicated that he is calling it quits from music. The 60-year-old has hearing prob ...

  41. Travis Barker: Inside His Hip-Hop Passion Project

    February 15, 2011 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 T ravis Barker outshines Lil Wayne , Rick Ross , Game and Swizz Beatz on his debut single, and he does it without saying a word. On the track "Can a Drummer Get Some," which hit iTunes on Feb. 1, the Blink-182 percussionist delivers a swin ...

  42. Redman Drops New 'Reggie' Album, Explains 'How High 2' Holdup

    December 07, 2010 2:44 PM EST 0 0 0 Although his seventh studio album, "Reggie," hit stores today (Dec. 7), Redman is already looking ahead to a busy 2011. The veteran rapper tells Billboard.com that he is using the often-delayed new album, which features cameos by Method Ma ...

  43. Yelawolf Talks Rap Heroes, Goes From '0-60' On New Album

    November 22, 2010 12:07 PM EST 0 0 0 As one of a select few rappers next in line for mainstream stardom, Yelawolf probably could have handpicked a famous songstress to sing the hook on his major-label debut single. Instead, the Gadsen, Ala.-born MC stuck to what got him to this point: ...

  44. Bun B and Drake, "Put It Down"

    Bun B and Drake, "Put It Down"

    November 01, 2010 2:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Videos Bun B ...

  45. Bun B and Drake 'Put It Down' Video Shoot

    November 01, 2010 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bun B and Drake shot the video to "Put It Down" off of Bun's latest "Trill OG" album in Houston, Texas, last weekend and The Juice has a behind-the-scenes clip shot by Bun himself. The beauty of modern technology. Thanks, Bu ...

  46. Bun B Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    October 06, 2010 3:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  47. Bun B - "Draped Up" LIVE

    Bun B - "Draped Up" LIVE

    October 06, 2010 3:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bun B performs "Draped Up" in this extended session of Billboard's Tastemakers series LIVE at Mophonics Studios NY. tastemakers , performance , Live , Bun B , Bun B , Live , Performance , Tastemakers Videos Bun B Live Performance Tast ...

  48. Bun B - "Let 'Em Know" LIVE

    Bun B - "Let 'Em Know" LIVE

    October 06, 2010 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bun B performs "Let 'Em Know" in this extended session of Billboard's Tastemakers series LIVE at Mophonics Studios NY. tastemakers , performance , Live , Bun B , Bun B , Live , Performance , Tastemakers Videos Bun B Live Performa ...

  49. Tastemakers: Bun B

    Tastemakers: Bun B

    October 06, 2010 3:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bun B gives Billboard a private performance of his hit "Trillionaire" LIVE at Mophonics Studios NYC. featuredVideo4 , tastemakers , interview , performance , Live , Bun B , mophonics nyc , Bun B , Interview , Live Videos Bun B Interview Li ...

  50. Album Premiere: Pimp C, 'The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones'

    September 29, 2010 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just weeks after UGK partner Bun B released his highly-touted "Trill OG" album, Rap-A-Lot/Fontana has released the late Pimp C 's first posthumous effort, "The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones." The Juice has got the exclusive prem ...

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