1. Top 10 EDM/Rap Collaborations Of All Time

    August 15, 2014 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 EDM and rap have been flirting with each other for decades. Countless EDM remixes of rap songs exist, and producers like Just Blaze and Kanye West have incorporated elements of electronic music into rap. Still, true collaborations between the two ge ...

  2. Rustie Plots 'Attak' on Billboard Twitter Charts

    August 14, 2014 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Danny Brown-featuring single boosts the Glasgow producer. Glasgow native Russell Whyte, aka Rustie , has been frequenting the real-time Billboard Emerging Artists chart as well as the Billboard Twitter Trending 140 after the release of "Attak,& ...

  3. Danny Brown, 'Smokin' & Drinkin'' (Boys Noize Smokin' Mix): Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 11, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Fool's Gold will release a 4-song 'Smokin' & Drinkin' remix EP digitally on July 22. It will be available on 12" picture disc later this year. Detroit hip-hop and Berlin electro may seem like an odd couple, but Danny Br ...

  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Tap The Agency Group's Josh Dick to Join Management Team

    June 24, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Multi-Grammy Award-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and manager Zach Quillen are expanding their team, hiring long-time booking agent Josh Dick of The Agency Group. Dick will join the team responsible for independently releasing the band’s ...

  5. Ab-Soul Talks About the Duality of 'These Days' Album & Danny Brown's Advice

    June 20, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Ab-Soul is focused on his own — in between jugs of cough syrup, mid-conversation naps and fights with his own label. His raps frequently evoke higher consciousness, but Ab-Soul is only half-awake — if that. It's 11:15 a.m. on a Saturday and ...

  6. The Juice Podcast: Ab-Soul Talks 'These Days' Delays & Collabos; Ratking Interview

    May 30, 2014 1:56 PM EDT The fifth episode of The Juice Podcast features Top Dawg Entertainment's Ab-Soul and new rap trio, Ratking. Billboard's Social Charts Manager William Gruger co-hosts. Ab-Soul’s third solo album, “These Days,” has seen its share of delays ...

  7. Made In America: Kanye West, Kings of Leon Headliners In Philadelphia

    May 22, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Budweiser has announced the lineup for its third Made In America Festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend, with headliners Kings of Leon and Kanye West. Performers for the first Los Angeles edition, also set for Labor Day, will be announced ...

  8. DJ Rashad Remembered by Chance the Rapper, Jay Electronica, Disclosure, Others on Twitter

    April 27, 2014 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following news on Saturday that Chicago footwork mastermind DJ Rashad died of a drug overdose at age 35, numerous artists have been paying their respects to the late DJ on Twitter. DJ Rashad Dies of Drug Overdose On April 26, DJ Godfather was schedu ...

  9. Red Bull Sound Select in Austin: Sleigh Bells, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt to Perform

    February 26, 2014 10:00 AM EST Red Bull Sound Select will again feature its own set of music showcases in Texas next month, with its "4 Days in Austin" series coming March 12-15 to the Belmont in Austin. This year's lineup features headlining sets from an array of ...

  10. Bob Dylan’s New 'Like a Rolling Stone’ Video: More DA Pennebaker or Victoria’s Secret Ad? Can It Sell a 47-CD Box Set?

    November 20, 2013 1:45 AM EST Jugglers and clowns or innocent lip-synchers? The first-ever video for  Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” is a user-driven novelty item, a chance to listen to one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest monuments while channel surfing. It’s ultimate message ...

  11. Pusha T Debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    October 17, 2013 10:02 PM EDT Virginia rapper Pusha T scores his first top 10 album as a solo artist as “My Name is My Name” opens at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The set moved 75,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Pusha is half of rap duo the Clips ...

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  13. Mr. MFN eXquire Previews 'Kismet' Mixtape in NYC: First Listen

    June 03, 2013 1:19 PM EDT Tomorrow (June 4), Mr. MFN eXquire will deliver his second project since inking a major label deal with Universal Republic – the highly anticipated "Kismet" mixtape. On Thursday (May 30) the NYC rap wunderkind hosted an intimate playback ...

  14. Independent Study: Fool's Gold Records

    May 21, 2013 9:16 AM EDT Label: Fool's Gold Records Founded: 2007 Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn Number of Employees: 6 Next Release: Danny Brown, Old , August Distributor (Digital): Seed Distributor (Physical): Various Twitter: @FoolsGoldRecs Website: FoolsGold ...

  15. Mr. MFN eXquire Premieres New Single, Compares Censorship To Suicide

    May 16, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The rapper reveals that his "Kismet" mixtape will be released in June. It's been a bizarre year for Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire. Besides inking a major label deal with Universal Republic and shortening his name to Mr. MFN eXquire, while ...

  16. News Genius: Can Rap Genius Successfully Move Toward Its Original Vision?

    May 03, 2013 5:32 PM EDT Rap Genius, the lyric-annotation site, has announced a move toward its founders’ original vision of annotating everything on the Internet with the announcement earlier this week of News Genius, designed to break down breaking news stories. A big ...

  17. Backbeat: Coachella Saturday: Danny Brown Sits In With El-P, Marc Nicolas Talks Signing Robert DeLong to Glassnote

    April 14, 2013 4:00 PM EDT This story is the second part of Billboard's Saturday backbeat roundup. For part one, click here . Later in the afternoon, we caught up with Danny Brown who had come right from the Outdoor Theater Stage. Brown popped into El-P ’s trailer t ...

  18. The Seed: Young Jeezy, Danny Brown, Yasiin Bey and More

    April 08, 2013 11:54 AM EDT Fresh off his signing to Cash Money Records earlier this month, T.Rone releases the remix to his breakout hit “Hello Love (F.U.),” featuring Juicy J, Jim Jones, Fat Joe & Raheem DeVaughn. The song currently sits at No. 39 in its fifth week on ...

  19. Joey Bada$$ Hints at Roc Nation Signing on A$AP Rocky's '1 Train'

    December 18, 2012 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 After the posse cut hits the 'net, A$AP Rocky's album 'Long Live A$AP' leaks. One month before its Jan. 15, 2013 release date, A$AP Rocky 's "LongLiveA$AP" has hit the Internet in full. Soon after the album's ...

  20. Big Sean's Day in the Life: Kanye West, Common & More

    December 03, 2012 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Big Sean recalled going to see Kanye West 's Glow In The Dark Tour stop in May of 2008 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the big arena in the Detroit suburbs. "I've envisioned playing there ever since then," the 24-year-old Motor Ci ...

  21. AraabMUZIK Talks New Album, Skrillex, Diplo Collaborations

    November 25, 2012 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 AraabMUZIK is dreaming up his next album. The hip-hop producer/MPC mastermind initially came onto the scene producing New York hip-hop crew The Diplomats. Since then, he's gone on to collaborate with big names such as Cam'ron, Busta Rhymes ...

  22. A$AP Rocky Added To Rihanna's Diamonds Tour

    November 07, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 A$AP Rocky will accompany Rihanna on the North American leg of her Diamonds world tour, which kicks off on Mar. 8, 2013. The Harlem rapper previously hopped on Rihanna's "Cockiness" remix, and performed alongside the pop star at the M ...

  23. Main Attrakionz Talks 'Bossalini & Fooliyones' Debut & Career Start

    October 19, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to think of a better poster child for breakthrough music in the digital age than Main Attrakionz. Every step of the way, the Oakland, Calif.-based rap duo's success has been fueled by technology. The group's early, DIY recor ...

  24. Andreessen Horowitz Sinks $15 million Into Rap Genius Website

    October 03, 2012 5:18 PM EDT The art of dissecting hip-hop lyrics just got a $15 million vote of confidence from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The firm, whose co-founder Marc Andreessen helped build Mosaic as one of the first Web browsers nearly 20 ...

  25. Top 10 Dirtiest Rappers

    September 13, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 10 hip-hop stars with the filthiest lyrics, from Lil Wayne to Akinyele to Plies, all for your nasty listening pleasure. If you're a rapper whose first name is not "Will" and whose last name is not "Smith," you probably u ...

  26. Backbeat: Fool's Gold's Day Off Party With A-Trak, Danny Brown Plagued by Gate-Storming, Police Shutdown

    September 04, 2012 3:17 PM EDT A-Trak and Fool's Gold staff handle the crowd/police situation sidestage, not long before the event was shut down. (Photo: Devon Maloney) Every year, Fool's Gold takes over the backyard of City Winery in Soho on Labor Day for its Fool� ...

  27. A$AP Mob's 'Lord$ Never Worry' Mixtape: Listen

    August 28, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As promised by A$AP Rocky , the A$AP Mob -- which includes A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Yams and A$AP Ferg, among others -- deliver their mixtape, "Lord$ Never Worry," today (August 28). During the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival, A$AP Mob's A$AP ...

  28. HARD Summer Kicks Off; Boys Noize Talks Label, A-Trak Praises Fool's Gold, Danny Brown

    August 05, 2012 11:28 AM EDT Arrabmuzik working the MPC on stage at HARD. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) HARD Summer kicked off on Friday as a sea of neon outfits, hipster sunglasses (proudly worn all night long), tutus, furry boots, and half naked ravers crammed onto the grounds of ...

  29. En Breve: Rhapsody Makes Moves, Pitbull Buys Into Subs

    August 02, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Rhapsody Radar Touts Newcomers Spanish DJ Juan Magan and regional Mexican singer El Bebeto are among those who appear on Rhapsody Radar 2012, a list by music journalists of up-and-coming acts advancing in the music business. This year's picks ...

  30. A$AP Rocky's A$AP Mob Unleashes New Single, 'Bath Salt': Listen

    July 27, 2012 1:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky's debut full-length drops in September, his A$AP Mob posse is allegedly releasing an album of its own. In anticipation of the still-untitled release, the Mob released a new single, "Bath Salt," featurin ...

  31. A$AP Rocky Announces 'LONGLIVEA$AP Tour'

    July 25, 2012 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 A$AP Mob, ScHoolboy Q and Danny Brown will join A$AP Rocky on tour. A$AP Rocky will hit the road this fall as the headliner of the 'LONGLIVEA$AP Tour.' Accompanying the Harlem native is ScHoolboy Q , Danny Brown and the A$AP Mob. As he pre ...

  32. Backbeat: A$AP Rocky (& Mob), 'Breaking Bad' Fan Oneohtrix Point Never, Indie Rock Elite Hit Pitchfork Fest

    July 19, 2012 12:40 PM EDT The Indie Nation Sea: The scene at Chicago's Union Park for the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. (Photo: Rebecca Smeyne) Held in Chicago's Union Park for the seventh straight year, the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival featured an eclectic mix ...

  33. Alchemist Talks 'Russian Roulette' Album & Soviet Union Propaganda

    July 18, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop may be the only genre in which an artist's record sales and commercial tie-ins seem to matter more than anything else -- sometimes even more than the music itself. But that's not the case with Alchemist , whose new album, "Rus ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Alchemist, Russian Rapper, Uses Soviet Propaganda On New Album

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Hip-hop may be the only genre in which an artist's record sales and commercial tie-ins seem to matter more than anything else-sometimes even more than the music itself. But that's not the case with Alchemist, whose new album, "Russi ...

  36. Kid Ink, DJ Ill Will Talk 'Up & Away' Album & Chart Success

    June 22, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Kid Ink first met his manager, DJ Ill Will, CEO of Tha Alumni Music Group, in June 2010, the Los Angeles producer/artist was simply "dabbling" in rapping. At the time, neither one had any idea that Ink's first album would make a ...

  37. Rapper Kid Ink Makes Debut Splash

    June 21, 2012 6:50 PM EDT When Kid Ink first met his manager, DJ Ill Will, CEO of Tha Alumni Music Group, in June 2010, the Los Angeles producer/artist was simply "dabbling" in rapping. At the time, neither one had any idea that Ink's first album would make ...

  38. Bonnaroo 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    June 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Along with open fields, tasty food, stand-up shows, shirtless guys (and girls), not-too-hidden narcotics, film screenings, porta potties, overpriced merchandise and so much more, the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival offered four days of enthr ...

  39. Danny Brown LIVE @ Bonnaroo 2012

    Danny Brown LIVE @ Bonnaroo 2012

    June 08, 2012 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Danny Brown LIVE @ Bonnaroo 2012 bonnaroo , danny brown , thursday , performance , Danny Brown , Bonnaroo , Performance , Thursday Videos Danny Brown Bonnaroo Performance Thursday ...

  40. Bonnaroo Thursday: 8 Things Seen and Heard

    June 08, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thousands of music fans poured into the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Thursday (June 7), some shirtless, some sunburned, some clutching frisbees, and all ready for four days of fun in Manchester, Tennessee. With a full slate of bands and ...

  41. Mystery Jets, Childish Gambino, Soul Rebels, Los Campesinos! and Nero Tour Information

    June 07, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Jet sets: Despite the recent departure of bassist Kai Fish, English psychedelic rockers Mystery Jets are ­flying high in support of fourth album "Radlands" (Rough Trade). Following several dates in Europe, the band will touch down states ...

  42. Roots Picnic 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    June 03, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now in its fifth year, the Roots Picnic is fast becoming a staple of Philadelphia's rich musical culture. This year marked the first time the festival was expanded to two days (Sat. Jun. 2-Sun. Jun. 3), with acts like De La Soul , Diplo , and K ...

  43. Fool's Gold's Nick Catchdubs on The Goldmine, Indie Label's New Premium Digital Service (Q&A)

    May 23, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Fool's Gold, the Brooklyn based indie electronic and hip-hop label, announced last week the launch of The Goldmine, a premium digital subscription service powered by Drip.fm. For a monthly subscription fee of $10, Fool's Gold fans will g ...

  44. Four-Play: 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled, Ab-Soul, Yuna & Andy Suzuki & The Method

    May 22, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Chainz has "swag for sale," DJ Khaled goes underground, Ab-Soul takes on world politics, Yuna "sparkles," and Andy Suzuki and The Method plead for TLC. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring 2 Chainz, DJ Kha ...

  45. Fool's Gold Launches 'The Goldmine,' Premium Digital Subscription Service

    May 17, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Brooklyn-based independent label Fool's Gold announced today it is launching a premium digital subscription service called The Goldmine. The new service will provide access to new Fool's Gold music as high quality 320 mp3 / WAV downloads ...

  46. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performing at Coachella (Getty) If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the curre ...

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