1. Exclusive: San E & 13 International Rappers Team Up for '#HipHopIsHipHop' Charity Single

    February 27, 2015 5:50 PM EST 0 0 0 In a day when the question "what is real rap?" stirs heated debates on the regular, an international team of 14 rappers are here to declare that "hip-hop is hip-hop." Billboard  is excited to exclusively reveal that  San E  has e ...

  2. Don Cannon Named Def Jam VP of A&R

    July 08, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Def Jam Recordings has named Don Cannon VP, A&R, according to a statement by Karen Kwak, EVP, head of A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group. Mr. Cannon will oversee current and new artist projects, and will actively seek out, discover and si ...

  3. 2 Chainz Celebrates Grammy Nominations in ATL

    February 07, 2013 11:30 AM EST 'Words can't explain how I feel right now,' the rapper says of Grammy nods. Wih three Grammy nominations under his belt, 2 Chainz has much to celebrate. Last night (Feb. 5), the rapper invited tastemakers from his hometown of Atlanta ...

  4. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  5. The Economy of Mixtapes: How Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T. Figured It Out

    September 16, 2011 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Feb. 13, 2009, the mixtape paradigm shifted. Aligned with Lil Wayne , the then-unsigned Drake , who'd spent the few years before releasing buzzy mixtapes (rapping over hits), unleashed his almost entirely original mixtape "So Far Gone.& ...

  6. Big Sean Announces Debut's 'Finally Famous' Title, March Release Date

    February 07, 2011 4:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West protege Big Sean has announced his official debut, "Finally Famous: The Album," will be released in March on G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam. First single "My Last," featuring Chris Brown and produced by No ID, is set to premie ...

  7. Asher Roth Q&A I Billboard.com

    Asher Roth Q&A I Billboard.com

    April 29, 2009 2:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Asher Roth swung by Billboard just as his debut album "Asleep In The Bread Aisle" was released to talk about politics, college and hip-hop. the greenhouse effect , be by myself , exclusive , Scooter Braun , I Love College , the daily kush ...

  8. MC Asher Roth Readying Major-Label Debut

    February 05, 2009 4:17 PM EST 0 0 0 New Universal rapper Asher Roth is putting the finishing touches on his debut album, tentatively titled "Asleep in the Bread Aisle" and due April 21. Roth told media at a listening event Tuesday Feb. 3) that the project is still a work in ...

  9. Ludacris Hits The 'Theater' For New Album

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ludacris is set to release his sixth album, "Theater of the Mind," in September via Def Jam, the rapper tells Bllboard.com. He has been prepping the set while shooting for the upcoming flick "Max Payn Ludacris is set to release his si ...

  10. Something For 'Free'

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive this week via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore a ...

  11. Freeway Back In Business With New Album

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive Nov. 20 via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore alb ...

  12. Exclusive: DJ Drama On The Future Of Mixtapes

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Baseball cap tilted to the front, DJ Drama slouches in a leather seat at Billboard's New York office. Considering today's conversation, his first regarding his Jan. 16 arrest for racketeering, could g Baseball cap tilted to the front, DJ D ...

  13. DJ Drama Arrested In Mixtape Raid

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon were arrested yesterday in Atlanta as part of a police raid that seized 81,000 mixtape CDs, along with computers, recording equipment and four cars. Both men remain in polic The office of Atlanta-based Aphilliates Music Gr ...

  14. Radio Mixshow Confab Continues

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DJ panel talks branding. The Power Summit, the four-day radio mixshow conference staple that's celebrating its ninth year, kicked off Oct. 4 in the Domincan Republic, and featured panels such as Friday's (Oct. 6) "Beyond Just Being ...