1. Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown 's talent is proven. Setting the singer's tumultuous personal history aside, Brown's musical career has been pristine since he first stepped onto the scene at age 16. Brown has made a big impact on the Billboard charts alo ...

  2. Hip-Hop Moves As Strong Force for Michael Brown

    August 30, 2014 2:17 PM EDT Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against ...

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    David Banner

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  4. T.I.: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 "People keep expecting me to fail. I'm going to continue to be huge." Inside the making of T.I.'s "Trouble Man." On Aug. 31, 2011, Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. walked out of Federal Correctional Institution (FCI ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Disney Channel Original Movie 'Let It Shine' Tackles Music Industry, Hip-Hop

    June 14, 2012 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 The Disney Channel is making a leap of faith with its first hip-hop/gospel-themed movie musical, a step toward drawing in new audiences and developing teen musical stars. "Let It Shine," which premieres June 15, is a launch pad for Coco Jone ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Justin Bieber Becomes 'Shawty Mane' on Chris Brown Mixtape: Listen

    August 05, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 After giving fans a taste of his MC skills on the popular "Look at Me Now" collaboration, feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne , Chris Brown released rap mixtape, 'Boy In Detention,' today (Aug. 5). The set features a handful of prod ...

  11. David Banner Talks Advertising, New Production Company and Music

    May 03, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Having worked on the soundtrack for Gatorade's campaign "G Series: Evolve & Before/During/After," taking on the world of advertising (Gillette and Marvel Vs Capcom 3), and most recently producing a song for Mercedes-Benz, there& ...

  12. David Banner on New Single, Company Launch and Not Giving Up

    May 03, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Having worked on the soundtrack for Gatorade's campaign "G Series: Evolve & Before/During/After," taking on the world of advertising (Gillette and Marvel Vs Capcom 3), and most recently producing a song for Mercedes-Benz, there� ...

  13. Snoop Dogg Previews Kanye, Willie Nelson Collabs at 'Doggumentary' Album Listening

    February 20, 2011 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 "I'm just trying to keep this Snoop thing popping," declared Snoop Dogg while previewing his 11th studio album, "Doggumentary" (Priority/Capitol, March 29), at Capitol Records Studios in Hollywood. The rapper played 21 track ...

  14. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Michael' Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. 1 ...

  15. David Banner Gets Down to Business On 'Death of a Pop Star'

    December 04, 2010 8:26 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2010, one rapper-turned-entrepreneur spent his time crafting music for Gatorade and "Megamind" TV ad campaigns, as well as developing a graphic novel, sneaker and new album. It wasn't one of the usual mogul suspects, like Jay-Z or ...

  16. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Ne-Yo

    December 02, 2010 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West takes the No. 1 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" catapults 59-1 with 496,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Street date violations caused the set to debut last week at No. 59. E ...

  17. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. WATCH: David Banner Discusses His Campaign With Gatorade and Offers Advice To New Artists

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artist/producer David Banner sat with Billboard.biz after the "How Are Agencies and Artists Striking New Deals With Brands?" panel at the Music & Advertising conference on Wed. (Sept. 15) to discuss his approach to songwriting for br ...

  20. Dwele Expands Soul Vision On 'W.W.W.'

    June 21, 2010 3:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soul stylist Dwele has no problem with the "baby-making music I've been giving people" since he started releasing albums nationally in 2003. But he had a more ambitious vision for his new "W.ants. W.orld. W.omen. (W.W.W.)," ...

  21. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 2:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's Ham ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Keith Richards, Drake, David Banner, Kurt Cobain and more

    May 14, 2010 9:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has finished writing his memoirs, and the book is due to be released in October. "It's kind of weird writin ...

  23. Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon

    February 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST 0 0 0 C hris Brown , Chrisette Michele , Nas and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are the latest celebrities added to the roster for BET's "SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti" telethon taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Mi ...

  24. David Banner, MC Lyte to Judge KFC Hitmaker Contest

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT David Banner and MC Lyte are lending their hip hop skills to a KFC song contest. The rappers will help to select the winners of KFC's Hitmaker contest which launched this month. It invites aspiring artists to submit songs that offer a positiv ...

  25. Exclusive: Fake Drake Album Sold On iTunes, Lawsuit Planned Against Label

    June 05, 2009 11:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Drake is such a hot artist that one of his albums is selling even though he didn't release it. An unauthorized album, "The Girls Love Drake," which features selections from the Toronto rapper's mixtape "So Far Gone" and ...

  26. Anthony Hamilton's Heights

    December 19, 2008 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Anthony Hamilton is best-known for chronicling heartbreak on songs like "Charlene" and "Can't Let Go." But on "The Point of It All," arriving Dec. 16 from Jive, the artist says it's time to rejoice. Embodying ...

  27. Pharrell, Oakenfold, Of Montreal Remix Maroon 5

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams, Of Montreal, Deerhoof, David Banner and Paul Oakenfold are among the disparate names joining forces for the Maroon 5 remix album "Call & Response," due Dec. 9 via A&M/Octone Pharrell Williams, Of Montreal, Deerho ...

  28. David Banner, "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Banner, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" David Banner, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" News David Banner ...

  29. Nas Dethrones Lil Wayne Atop Billboard 200

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Unit One rapper replaces ano ...

  30. David Banner Tapped For Quincy Jones Remix

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After working with the likes of Lil Wayne and T.I., MC/producer David Banner is adding Quincy Jones to his resume. After working with the likes of Lil Wayne and T.I., MC/producer David Banner is adding Quincy Jones to his resume. The rapper, who wil ...

  31. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nas courts controversy with the name (and content) of his new album, John Mellencamp strips things down with producer T Bone Burnett and the Hold Steady pushes itself forward in this week's Hot Produc Rapper David Banner's "The Greate ...

  32. Summer's Hip

    June 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cent lost last year's much-hyped first-week sales battle with Kanye West, but he's back in the ring this week with a new G-Unit album, "Terminate on Sight." 50 Cent lost last year's much-hyped first-week sales battle with ...

  33. Hip-Hop Theater

    May 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Are you more likely to go to the theater knowing these singers and MCs are starring? We asked readers last week: Hip-hop stars like Bow Wow, David Banner, Lil Wayne and Cee-Lo have all caught the acting bug lately. Are you more likely to go to the t ...

  34. Big Pimpin'

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II ...

  35. Banner Plots Three New Albums, Weight-Loss DVD

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the release of his fifth studio album, "The Greatest Story Ever Told," on the horizon, Southern rapper David Banner tells Billboard.com he has two more releases ready to go as well as some fresh With the release of his fifth studio al ...

  36. RZA Returns To Bobby Digital For 'Digi Snax'

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax ...

  37. Bun B Sets Track List For Return To 'Trill'

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The rapper previewed the 16-track set on Tuesday (March 4) at New York's Spotlight Live during an event sponsored by Zune, with whom he's teaming on a number of initiatives. Bun B has finalized the track list for his next solo album, " ...

  38. Star Rappers Help Bun B Reload For 'II Trill'

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 UGK rapper Bun B has set an April 29 release date for his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II Trill" is led by the single "That's Gangsta" feat UGK rapper Bun B has se ...

  39. The Billboard Q&A: David Banner

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music ind ...

  40. The Billboard Q&A: David Banner

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Sept. 26. Reading from a statement, the 33-year-old Mississippi rapper/ ...

  41. The Billboard Q&A: David Banner

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Banner: "During slavery, [they] weren't trying to ban words. They called us n*ggers back then and we just had to take it. Now that we've taken ownership of [the word] they want to ban it." David Banner: "During slavery ...

  42. Banner Sounds Off On Hip-Hop Lyric Controversy

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Reading from On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master ...

  43. Banner Sounds Off On Hip-Hop Lyric Controversy

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Reading from a statement, the 33-year-old Mississippi rapper ...

  44. House Debates Hip-Hop Lyrics At D.C. Hearing

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lawmakers, music industry executives and rappers disagreed today (Sept. 25) in Washington, D.C., over who was to blame for sexist and degrading language in hip-hop music but united in opposing governm Lawmakers, music industry executives and rappers ...

  45. Twista Speaks On Congressional Hearings

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As rappers David Banner and Master P joined more than a dozen representatives on Capitol Hill today for a hearing on the content of hip-hop and rap lyrics , fellow MC Twista weighed-in, stating "hip-hop music is just a scapegoat." " ...

  46. Hip-Hop Hits Capitol Hill

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The banter between hip-hop artist David Banner and Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., heated up this afternoon during a hearing on Capitol Hill about hip-hop and rap lyrics. Markey kept trying to get a commitment from Banner to start conveying a "s ...

  47. Akon, Snoop Help Tell Banner's New 'Story'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Due Oct. 9 via Universal Motown/SRC, the set is led by the single "Speaker" featuring Akon, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. As tipped here in May, rapper David Banner will return this fall with his next album, "Greatest Story Ever Told.&quo ...

  48. Common Rapping For Zune, Starbucks

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Common may be busy prepping for the July 31 release of his upcoming Geffen album, "Finding Forever," and shooting the new film "The Night Watchman," but the rapper still plans to take time out this su Common may be busy prepping ...

  49. Chamillionaire Sees Finish Line For 'Victory'

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." & ...

  50. Oft-Delayed Chamillionaire CD Due In September

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due in March and then pushed to June, Chamillionare's sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory," is now penciled in for a Sept. 18 release via Universal. In the meantime, the Houston rapper's "Mi Originally due in March ...

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