1. Soulquarius Brings All-Star R&B Acts, Production Flaws to Santa Ana, CA

    February 19, 2017 6:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Performances by R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Brandy, Monica and more weren't enough to overlook bad planning. How do you assemble one of the greatest R&B lineups in contemporary history and still manage to taint it with grave production flaws? Th ...

  2. Movement Detroit 2017 Announces Phase 1 Lineup: Carl Cox, Danny Brown, Soul Clap & More

    December 15, 2016 12:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Detroit is the birth place of techno, and it goes without saying the Motor City knows good music when it hears it. Movement is a festival unlike anything else, dedicated to the realest DJs, the best MCs, and the rough gem of a city that made all thi ...

  3. Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival Day 2 Highlights: Erykah Badu, Earl Sweatshirt, Rae Sremmurd & More

    November 14, 2016 2:51 PM EST 0 0 3 On Sunday (Nov. 13), Tyler, the Creator ’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival concluded its fifth consecutive year, topping off another fun-filled weekend with a broad set of artists and tons of surprises, from the reunited EarlWolf (Tyler, the Creator and Ear ...

  4. Vince Staples, Rap's Acclaimed Iconoclast, On His Ambitious 'Prima Donna' EP & Why 'Trump Is No Better or Worse Than Any of These People'

    August 25, 2016 10:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 If you're in need of movie tips, Vince Staples might not be the guy to ask. Over breakfast on a recent morning at New York’s Soho Grand hotel, the 23-year-old rapper is mounting a vigorous defense of the evangelical action flick Left Behind (wh ...

  5. Earl Sweatshirt Gets Deep on 'Balance' Feat. Knxwledge: Listen

    August 17, 2016 5:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Earl Sweatshirt has a different story to tell on his new offering "Balance" featuring musician Knxwledge. Over a melodic backdrop, the 22-year-old rapper waxes poetic about heart-to-hearts with mom and offers this sobering thought: "A ...

  6. Zeds Dead Announces New Label, Releases 'Back Home' Feat. Freddie Gibbs

    March 01, 2016 7:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Toronto duo Zeds Dead have launched their own label, Deadbeats, and matched the announcement with the release of the imprint’s inaugural record, "Back Home." Zeds Dead Announce New Tour and Album, Premiere 'One Time' ft. Murs: Ex ...

  7. Earl Sweatshirt Criticizes Post Malone's 'White Iverson,' Malone Responds

    January 28, 2016 5:11 AM EST 0 0 0 Earl Sweatshirt is late on Post Malone’s  "White Iverson." And he’s not down with it either.  Sweatshirt shared some not-too-positive thoughts on Malone’s basketball themed hit, which dropped in February 2015 and has a peak of No. 14 on th ...

  8. Earl Sweatshirt Says Drake is 'a Bit of a Vulture'

    October 27, 2015 6:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Earl Sweatshirt knows Drake is flying high right now. He’s even likened him to a bird. Nope, not a mighty eagle, or a clever hawk. He’s described Drizzy as a culture “vulture.”  The former Odd Future member was none too impressed when Drake played h ...

  9. Tyler, the Creator Won't be Touring Australia, Pitches a Collab with Zayn Malik

    August 10, 2015 1:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tyler, the Creator won’t be touring Australia after all. Though the rapper has plans to use that extra time freed up in his diary. He’s keen to collaborate with Zayn Malik . Tyler tweeted the former One Direction singer overnight with an open offer ...

  10. Earl Sweatshirt Punches Stage Crasher at Sydney Concert: Watch

    July 25, 2015 9:47 PM EDT 1.148 k 318 34 Earl Sweatshirt was ambushed by a stage crasher during a recent concert in Sydney, Australia -- and he fought back. Earl Sweatshirt Releases 'Solace' Project, Dedicated to His Mom The rapper, who just kicked off is Ready to Leave ...

  11. Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Vince Staples & Meek Mill: 2015 Is Rap's Best Year in Recent Memory (Opinion)

    July 13, 2015 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 This is the year that the biggest hip-hop records stopped pandering & repeating and returned to disturbing & pioneering. It's no quiet sentiment that 2014 was far from a banner year for hip-hop, where full-length albums are concerned. M ...

  12. Bosco Talks 'Boy' EP, 'Creating Your Creativity' & the Genius of Earl Sweatshirt

    June 16, 2015 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Earlier this month, the singer Bosco released her debut EP,  Boy , on the Fool's Gold label. It's a concise and effective project, filled to the brim with simmering, state-of-the-art R&B. Billboard caught up with the singer to chat abo ...

  13. Governors Ball Preview: Organizers Talk 2015 Lineup, Selfie Sticks, Future Plans & More

    June 02, 2015 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In five short years, Governors Ball has not only overcome the odds of launching a successful music festival in New York City, but it's also emerged as one of the highest-profile festivals in the United States.   But for Gov Ball booker Jordan W ...

  14. Did Tyler, the Creator Just Say Odd Future is Over?

    May 27, 2015 10:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tyler, the Creator was feeling nostalgic on Twitter Wednesday and through a series of tweets suggested his Odd Future collective is no more.  Tyler, the Creator on Kendall Jenner, Tidal & How Some 'White People Are Dicks' A lot has hap ...

  15. A$AP Rocky's New Album Gets Early Release

    May 26, 2015 2:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 A$AP Rocky’s trippy year has just peaked with the surprise release overnight of his new album, At.Long.Last.ASAP. The Harlem rapper’s sophomore set was originally slated to drop on June 2, but he alerted his fans of the quick release with a pair of ...

  16. Late Night Music Roundup: Ryan Adams, Earl Sweatshirt

    May 14, 2015 6:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Letterman is nearing the finishing line of his farewell lap, though some fine musicians have yet to say their goodbyes. Last night, it was Ryan Adams ’ turn to pay homage to the retiring talk show legend. Adams, who first played The Late Show ...

  17. Earl Sweatshirt Releases 'Solace' Project, Dedicated to His Mom

    April 28, 2015 2:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 A month after Earl Sweatshirt dropped his major-label debut album, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside (March 23), the rapper has released a new project, Solace , on Twitter, which is dedicated to his mother. Earl Sweatshirt's Road to Recover ...

  18. Blur to Play Australia's Splendour in the Grass Fest

    April 15, 2015 2:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blur’s comeback to the live circuit will now include a concert in Australia.  The Britpop legends were today (April 15) announced at the top of the bill for the mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival, which will be held July 24-26 at North Byron P ...

  19. Watch Tyler, the Creator's New Video for 'F---ing Young' and 'Deathcamp'

    April 10, 2015 5:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tyler, the Creator has more going on than your typical 24-year-old. He’s just launched his Golf Media app, and he’s announced a new album, Cherry Bomb , which will drop across digital platforms on Monday (April 13).  Tyler, The Creator's ' ...

  20. Tyler, The Creator's 'Cherry Bomb' Ready to Go Off

    April 09, 2015 1:07 AM EDT Tyler, The Creator’s new album Cherry Bomb is primed and ready to blow up next week.   The hip hop artist’s fourth studio set is loaded into iTunes and it’s timed to go live Monday (April 13) via Odd Future LLC. Two tracks from it are already a ...

  21. Exclusive: ASAP Rocky Reveals New Album Features FKA Twigs & Lykke Li

    March 20, 2015 5:41 AM EDT "I'm high as fuck right now, I'm drunk as fuck right now, and I just don't give a fuck right now." A$AP Rocky is onstage at Samsung's tricked-out Milk Music Lounge, filled with Vegas-style flashing lights, free boo ...

  22. Now Earl Sweatshirt is Dropping a Surprise New Album

    March 17, 2015 5:10 AM EDT Another day, another surprise hip-hop album release.  Just hours after Kendrick Lamar's sophomore arrived online ahead of schedule , and a month after Drake surprised everyone with his latest album release, Earl Sweatshirt has pulled his ow ...

  23. New Year's Eve 2014: A Musical Guide

    December 30, 2014 7:31 PM EST 3.233 k 155 76 0 Nevermind that snow may hit Las Vegas on New Year's Eve -- the desert destination may have quietly usurped New York City as the country's most banging music hotspot to ring in 2015. This year, everyone from Jennifer Lopez , Lady ...

  24. Tyler, the Creator's Freestyle About Bacon & Grandmas Peaks At No. 2 on Trending 140 Chart

    October 16, 2014 5:13 PM EDT Tyler, the Creator stopped by LA Leakers' "Lift Off" show on L.A.'s Power 106 on Wednesday, and the rapper/producer treated listeners to a round of "Open Bar," on which he freestyled about four given topics: grandmas, ...

  25. Earl Sweatshirt LIVE at Governors Ball 2014

    Earl Sweatshirt LIVE at Governors Ball 2014

    June 09, 2014 6:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Earl Sweatshirt LIVE at Governors Ball. New York, June 8, 2014 concert , you2ube , governors ball , 2014 , Live , sunday , Billboard , festival , new york city , Earl Sweatshirt Videos Earl Sweatshirt ...

  26. Odd Future to Open For Eminem at London's Wembley Stadium

    May 16, 2014 10:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Watch Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt make the announcement via Instagram Odd Future will open for Eminem at the rapper's upcoming shows at London's legendary Wembley Stadium in July. Eminem broke the news by posting a video of Odd ...

  27. Mac Miller on New Mixtape 'Faces': 'Don’t Tell My Mama I Got a Drug Problem'

    May 11, 2014 5:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mac Miller may not always keep it mom-friendly but there are surely a few out there stoked the Pittsburg rapper opted to drop a new mixtape on their special holiday.  Miller’s 24-track “Faces” includes features from the likes of ScHoolboy Q, Sir Mic ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Rock The Bells 2013: Eazy-E's Hologram Takes Over Day 1

    September 08, 2013 10:58 AM EDT Hip-hop newcomers, veterans, and even the deceased, aligned for this year's Rock the Bells festival returning back to the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA Saturday (Sept. 7). With more than two dozen acts on the bill, day one w ...

  30. Chart Moves: The Beatles Beat Backstreet Boys; Tedeschi Trucks Band's Best Week

    August 30, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Luke Bryan spent a second week at No. 1 with "Crash My Party," while John Mayer debuted at No. 2 with "Paradise Valley." Mayer was one of five new entries in the top 10 this week, ...

  31. TGT's 'Three Kings' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    August 29, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Robin Thicke sets a new personal longest run atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Blurred Lines" ruling for 12 consecutive weeks. TGT – the R&B supergroup composed of Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank – debuts at the summit of Top ...

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  33. Luke Bryan Nets Second Week Atop Billboard 200, John Mayer Debuts at No. 2

    August 28, 2013 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as it sells 159,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 70%). Out of 29 chart-toppers, it's only the sixth album this yea ...

  34. Earl Sweatshirt, Jimmy Buffett and TGT Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    August 23, 2013 8:04 PM EDT After a week where only two albums debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, next week should provide a healthy influx of new releases to the region. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Aug. 28. John Ma ...

  35. Earl Sweatshirt, 'Doris': Track-By-Track Review

    August 20, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Odd Future's empire thrives off lifestyle. (The crew carries their apparel  while on tour while hard copies of their music stand as a checkout line item in their stores.) Not beholden to radio (with notable yet light chart success), Odd Futur ...

  36. Frank Ocean Hints At Chris Brown Fight on Earl Sweatshirt's 'Sunday': Listen

    August 15, 2013 7:10 PM EDT A week before its official release, Earl Sweatshirt shares a stream of his sophomore album, " Doris " (Aug. 20). One of the album cuts that's causing chatter is the Frank Ocean-assisted, "Sunday." After Earl talks relation ...

  37. Earl Sweatshirt Performs 'Doris' Songs At NYC Show

    July 16, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Earl Sweatshirt's "secret" show yesterday (July 15) was at Ludlow Garage -- an auto repair shop. Cameras on tripods, microphones and DJ equipment replaced automobile tools; FADER affiliates replaced oil-covered mechanics; and Odd Fu ...

  38. Earl Sweatshirt Announces 'Doris' Release Date & Track List

    July 15, 2013 7:00 PM EDT On Friday (July 12), Earl Sweatshirt announced that his sophomore album, "Doris," will be released on August 20. After suffering from a spell of pnemonia for weeks, which resulted in the rapper having to cancel several tour dates, pushin ...

  39. Earl Sweatshirt Cancels European Dates Due to Pneumonia

    June 27, 2013 2:09 AM EDT Earl Sweatshirt hasn’t shaken his bout of Pneumonia. The rapper has canceled his European July tour dates, having not recovered from the illness which has already caused him to miss Bonnaroo. The rapper updated his followers on his slow recovery w ...

  40. Mac Miller Previews 'Watching Movies With the Sound Off' in NYC: First Listen

    June 13, 2013 3:40 PM EDT It's fitting that Mac Miller hosted a listening event for his forthcoming album, "Watching Movies with the Sound Off," at New York City's IFC Center yesterday (June 12). The album, which drops on June 18, contrasts from Miller& ...

  41. Tyler, the Creator Reported to Aussie Cops After On-Stage Tirade

    June 10, 2013 8:20 AM EDT Tyler, the Creator is never far from controversy -- even when he’s touring the other side of the world. The rapper created such a stir on his most recent trek Down Under, he caught the attention of the police and the Australian government was urg ...

  42. Earl Sweatshirt To Release 'Doris' In July

    June 07, 2013 4:57 PM EDT Earl Sweatshirt reveals that his sophomore full-length, "Doris," will be released at the end of July. "I'm wrapping everything up so it’s coming out in July," Earl told MTV Australia . "I can't wait for this shit ...

  43. RZA, Solange, Earl Sweatshirt, ScHoolboy Q & More to Perform At Bonnaroo's Superjam

    June 06, 2013 5:06 PM EDT The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced the lineup for its Superjam performance, which will be packed with a cast of hip-hop heavy hitters. Superjam will take place on Friday night (June 14) at 12 A.M. Fans can expect performances by RZ ...

  44. Rock The Bells 2013: Ol' Dirty Bastard, Eazy-E Holograms Top Lineup

    May 15, 2013 11:56 AM EDT A little over a year after a projection of Tupac Shakur walked onstage (so to speak) next to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and the 2012 Coachella festival, two more hip-hop  holograms will be unveiled at the Rock The Bells 2013 festival. The annual rap ...

  45. Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2013 10:48 AM EDT When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious "Goblin" (2011), before realizing 2009's "B ...

  46. Downtown Music Taking 2013 Music Fest National With Earl Sweatshirt, Black Hippy, Purity Ring

    March 28, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Downtown Events, the live arm of the Downtown Music family of companies -- which include Downtown Records, RCRDLBL.com, Downtown Music Services and Downtown Music Publishing (which recently acquired the catalogs of Yoko Ono and John Lennon) -- t ...

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