1. Dynamic Duo Team With DJ Premier for 'A Giant Step' Album, Korean Showcase

    July 18, 2014 6:21 PM EDT 3 0 0 How the legendary producer linked up with one of K-pop's top hip-hop acts With more than a decade of crafting hip-hop masterpieces, Korean rap maestros Dynamic Duo have unquestionably left an indelible mark by bringing the genre to South Korea& ...

  2. DJ E-Z Rock, Hip Hop Pioneer Who Recorded 'It Takes Two,' Dies At 46

    April 28, 2014 4:20 AM EDT Rodney “Skip” Bryce, the hip hop artist who as DJ E-Z Rock enjoyed a breakout in the late ‘80s with “It Takes Two”, has died at 46. At time of writing, there was no verifiable information on the cause of his death. DJ E-Z Rock had the biggest hit ...

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  4. The Roots Go Concept On New Album 'Undun'

    November 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ahmir " ?uestlove " Thompson had finally reached his breaking point. It was during an early-2011 recording session for the Roots ' new album, undun, when the drummer of the acclaimed Philadelphia hip-hop band stormed out of the troop& ...

  5. Rapper Heavy D Dead at 44

    November 08, 2011 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Heavy D , a rapper whose imposing size and crossover success helped make him a major rap star, died Tuesday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital. According to confirmed reports , the 44-year-old rapper was found conscious on the walkway near his Beve ...

  6. Remembering Guru, One Year After His Death

    April 19, 2011 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 One year ago today (Apr. 19), Keith Elam, better known as the rapper Guru , lost his battle with cancer at the age of 43. As one half of East Coast duo Gang Starr , Guru spearheaded an influential hip-hop sound that combined effortless rapping with ...

  7. Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop Added to Rock the Bells

    June 09, 2010 1:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 L auryn Hill , A Tribe Called Quest , DJ Premier and Snoop Dogg have been added to the lineup of this year's Rock the Bells festival. A Tribe Called Quest will perform its platinum-selling album "Midnight Marauders" -- which reached a ...

  8. R.I.P. Guru, Erykah Badu Announces Tour Dates

    April 20, 2010 5:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, rapper Guru has died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 43. He and DJ Premier made up the hip-hop duo Gang Starr , which released six albums between 1989 and 2003. Ery ...

  9. Guru of Gang Starr Dies at 43

    April 20, 2010 8:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Guru has died at the age of 43 after a long battle with cancer, according to a statement released by his friend and producer Solar. The New York MC - whose real name was Keith Elam - suffered cardiac arrest on March 2 and had been in a coma. ...

  10. The Daily Noise 3.3.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 3.3.2010 - Billboard.com

    March 03, 2010 5:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne's sentencing delayed again, Sade holds at No. 1 on album charts for third week, Gang Starr's Guru recovering from heart surgery. Lil Wayne , Ke$ha , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Music News , guru , Justin Bieber , johnny ...

  11. DJ Premier Says Guru Is Recovering From Surgery

    March 02, 2010 1:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Following reports that Gang Starr 's Guru had gone into a coma after suffering a heart attack, his former partner, DJ Premier, has tweeted that the rapper underwent a successful surgery and recovering, although he is still under a medically-ind ...

  12. DJ Premier: Guru Recovering From Surgery

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following reports that Gang Starr's Guru had gone into a coma after suffering a heart attack, his former partner, DJ Premier, has tweeted that the rapper underwent a successful surgery and recovering, although he is still under a medically-in ...

  13. The Daily Noise 3.1.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 3.1.2010 - Billboard.com

    March 01, 2010 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Bret Michaels sings sketchy duet with Miley Cyrus, Gang Starr's Guru in coma after heart attack, Shinedown talks about writing music for "Alice in Wonderland." bret michaels , shinedown , Miley Cyrus , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , F ...

  14. Bret Michaels' New Song, Shinedown in Wonderland

    March 01, 2010 4:51 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Poison frontman Bret Michaels does a questionably raunchy duet with 17 year-old Miley Cyrus on his new song "Nothing to Lose". In sad news, Gang Starr 's Guru has ...

  15. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the ...

  16. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the ...

  17. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Switchfoot puts its fans top of mind on its new Columbia album, Omarion grows up on his sophomore solo set and Matisyahu heads to Israel for inspiration in this week's Hot Product. The compilation "The Best of Rocky Balboa" (EMI), fea ...

  18. DJ Premier Gunning For Whitney Comeback Album

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After co-producing one of the top pop albums of the year, Christina Aguilera's "Back to Basics," DJ Premier is back in the studio honing projects by Nas, Amerie and Canibus, and close to securing prod After co-producing one of the top ...

  19. Aguilera Looks 'Back' On Upcoming Album

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera receives musical assistance from an unlikely collaborator on her upcoming album, "Back to Basics," due in June via RCA. Gang Starr principal DJ Premier produced five songs for the p Christina Aguilera receives musical as ...

  20. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Lynn Odrick sues Anthony "Ant" Banks for allegedly punching her, damaging her vision and breaking her nose with a pool cue on November 25. Banks is one of the West Coast's most prolific 2005 - Elvis Presley&# ...

  21. Nas Takes 'Street's Disciple' On The Road

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the weeks leading up to his headlining appearance California's annual Rock the Bells concert, Nas will warm up with a handful of club performances beginning July 14 in Chicago. In the weeks leading up to his headlining appearance California& ...

  22. Dungen Expands Album, Tours North America

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Swedish multi-instrumentalist Gustav Ejstes' Dungen project will finally release its acclaimed album, "Ta Det Lugnt," in North America this summer via Kemado Records. Swedish multi-instrumentalist Gustav Ejstes' Dungen project wi ...

  23. Common Not A Plain Rapper

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Common is back. That is the consensus that reverberated coast-to-coast in advance of the May 24 release of "Be." And judging by the unanimously positive buzz around the Getting Out Our Dreams/ ...

  24. Hip-Hop Heavyweights To 'Rock The Bells'

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nas, Redman, the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface (performing material from their 1995 album "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx") and Gang Starr MC Guru lead the lineup for the Rock the Bells festival, to b Nas, Redman, the Wu-Tang Clan ...

  25. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge ...

  26. BT's 'Technology' Pushes Modern Rock Buttons

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. BT has always straddled the fence of dance/electronic and pop/rock. As a producer and remixer, he has worked with Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Deep Dish and Seal, among others. Two years ago, much to the c ...

  27. Hot Product

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 BT 'Emotional' Rescue BT has always straddled the fence of dance/electronic and pop/rock. As a producer and remixer, he has worked with Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Deep Dish and Seal, among others. He has also released three genre-blurring a ...

  28. Beyonce, Branch Albums Storm The Chart

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The solo debut from Destiny's Child singer Beyonce Knowles leads three albums into the top-10 of The Billboard 200. Knowles' "Dangerously in Love" (Music World/Columbia) may have fallen well short of The solo debut from Destiny&# ...

  29. The Ownerz

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With The Ownerz, Gang Starr's Guru and DJ Premier continue to build their legacy as one of hip-hop's greatest duos. With The Ownerz, Gang Starr's Guru and DJ Premier continue to build their legacy as one of hip-hop's greatest duo ...

  30. Hot Product

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Hip-hop outfit Black Eyes Peas' "Elephunk" (A&M), featuring guest appearances by Justin Timberlake and Blink-182's Travis Barker. -- Veteran rap duo Gan ...

  31. Gang Starr Readies First Album In Five Years

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Virgin Records has set a June 24 release date for "The Ownerz," a new studio album by veteran rap duo Gang Starr. The disc will be the first new full-length from producer/turntablist DJ Premier and ra Virgin Records has set a June 24 relea ...

  32. Spike Lee Film Music Takes Center Stage

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spike Lee's artistic vision isn't just what he sees, but what he hears: And in a new multimedia show called "The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard," which makes its first U.S. stop in Phi Spike Lee's artistic vi ...

  33. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the ...

  34. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince Paul 'Business' Major Concept albums are often tricky fare, especially in hip-hop. However, veteran producer Prince Paul has been able to create his own niche with his hip-hop-driven concept pieces. He takes on the music industry th ...

  35. Prince Paul Stays In 'Business'

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Concept albums are often tricky fare, especially in hip-hop. However, veteran producer Prince Paul has been able to create his own niche with his hip-hop-driven concept pieces. He takes on the music ind ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day Although details are still being finalized, acclaimed hip-hop producer Prince Paul will release his next solo album, "Politics of the Business," May 6 via Razor & Tie. The album is said to be ...

  37. Common Takes His 'Circus' On Tour

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Common has lined-up a 20-city, 21-date winter tour, launching Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C., and wrapping March 23 in Denver. The rapper will bring along some like-minded artists from the neo-soul and h Common has lined-up a 20-city, 21-date winter to ...

  38. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge ...

  39. Hot Product

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new releases such as the "8 Mile" soundtrack and albums from Shaggy, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Sixpence None The Richer, and more. 'Mile' High Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribut ...

  40. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Aguilera, Clarke

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Eminem, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Clarke The soundtrack to Eminem's film debut, "8 Mile," -- which, as previously reported , is due Oct. 29 from Shady/Interscope Records -- will feature a limited-edition CD sampler featuring ...

  41. Rap Heavyweights Suit Up For '8 Mile'

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, "8 Mile." The album is due Oct. 29 from Shady/Interscope; the Universal Pictures film, dir Eminem has recruited some of the bigge ...

  42. Nas Steps Up To The Mic For North American Tour

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Nas will launch a North American tour on Feb. 23 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The trek, set to close March 30 in Las Vegas, comes in support of Nas' latest Ill Will/Columbia album "Still Rapper Nas will launch a North America ...

  43. P. Diddy, Bowie Team For Soundtrack Cut

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs recently linked up with veteran rocker David Bowie to record a re-make of Bowie's 1985 track "This Is Not America." The song will be featured on the Priority soundt Hip-hop mogul Sean &quo ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Coachella Fest, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Coachella Festival, Billy Idol, and Alice Cooper Artists and fans from across the globe will descend on Indio, Calif., Saturday (April 28) for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Staged by Southern California concert promoter Gol ...

  45. Gang Starr Gets To Work On New Album

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a three-year hiatus from the recording studio, Gang Starr -- the jazz-influenced hip-hop duo of Guru and DJ Premier -- has just begun work on the follow-up to 1998's "Moment of Truth" (Virgin), After a three-year hiatus from the ...

  46. Jane's Addiction, Weezer Head Coachella Lineup

    March 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, Paul Oakenfold, Mos Def, the Roots, and a host of top electronic and DJ acts are confirmed for the second Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fe Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, ...