1. BET Honors MC Lyte With I Am Hip Hop Award

    September 12, 2013 10:22 AM EDT Hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte will receive the I Am Hip Hop Award presented by Sprite at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2013. Hosted by Snoop Dog, the awards telecast will be filmed at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Sept. 28 for its premiere on ...

  2. BET Honors MC Lyte With I Am Hip Hop Award

    September 12, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte will receive the I Am Hip Hop Award presented by Sprite at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2013. Hosted by Snoop Dog, the awards telecast will be filmed at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Sept. 28 for its premiere ...

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  4. Shanghai Touring Market Heating Up for International Stars

    December 12, 2012 10:51 AM EST Jennifer Lopez rocking Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena on Nov. 24. (Photo: AEG China) The city of Shanghai, the largest in China, has seen a surge of top-level international acts touring the city, and the trend looks set to continue. In a firs ...

  5. Public Enemy's Chuck D: Rap Belongs in the Rock Hall

    December 11, 2012 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 "I've thought since day one that we should be recognized as much as anybody in rock," he tells Billboard As far as Chuck D is concerned, Public Enemy 's upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame resonates deeper than ...

  6. Rock Hall 2013: Rush Has Heart, Donna Summer, Public Enemy as Classmates

    December 11, 2012 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Randy Newman, Albert King and Quincy Jones Also Heading to Cleveland; Induction Ceremony Returning to Los Angeles After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Ca ...

  7. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees: Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer

    December 11, 2012 2:25 PM EST After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian trio will be inducted into the hall on April 18 along with Heart, singer-songwriter-pianist Randy Newman, ...

  8. Top 10 Best Hip-Hop Movies Ever

    November 08, 2012 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Throughout the four decade history of hip-hop, there have been many movies that have attempted to capture the essence of the culture. Many have been OK, plenty have been good, but it's the rare film that has been great. "8 Mile," whic ...

  9. Chris Lighty's Funeral Draws Hip-Hop Royalty

    September 05, 2012 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diddy, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons Among Mourners in NYC LL Cool J and Sean "Diddy" Combs were among the stars who packed a standing-room-only funeral chapel Wednesday to pay their respects to music-industry mogul Chris L ...

  10. Chris Lighty Remembered by Russell Simmons, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Others At NYC Funeral Service

    September 05, 2012 3:00 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Hip-hop royalty including LL Cool J and Sean "Diddy" Combs packed a standing-room-only funeral chapel Wednesday to pay their respects to music-industry mogul Chris Lighty. Mourners at the Manhattan funeral home also inclu ...

  11. Stephen Colbert Announces 'StePhest Colbchella '012: RocktAugustFest' With fun., Grandmaster Flash, Santigold

    August 01, 2012 8:37 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Colbert is hosting another music extravaganza, and this time, he's got missiles. The comedian announced Tuesday on "The Colbert Report" that he will host a concert on Aug. 10 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and ...

  12. Gaga & Bruno Among Grammy Concert (Fashion) Winners

    December 01, 2011 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Although it was merely an hour-long concert for the Grammy nominations, there were plenty of fashion winners that arose at the The Grammy Nominations Concert Live . From Lady Gaga's zombified look to Katy Perry's sweet pink lace creation, ...

  13. The 2012 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 01, 2011 6:28 AM EST From Doris Day to 'Exile on Main Street' to Grandmaster Flash, the 2012 inductees to the Grammy Hall of Fame shine bright This year's list of in-ductees to the Grammy Hall of Fame represents another new threshold crossed for hip-hop ...

  14. Grammy Hall of Fame Adds Tina Turner, Paul Simon Hits

    November 21, 2011 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Three of the biggest musical moments of the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A.," Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Tina Turner's single "What's Love Got to Do With It," are among the 25 ...

  15. R. Kelly Autobiography Due in Spring 2012

    November 09, 2011 7:23 PM EST 0 0 0 R. Kelly fans waiting to ride the "Soula Coaster" will have to wait a few more months. The R&B singer's autobiography, "Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me," is due in "spring 2012," a representative for publishing ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. T.I. Turns Novelist With 'Power & Beauty'; Talks Freedom & Family

    October 14, 2011 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday, October 18, Harper Collins will release the first book written by rapper Clifford "Tip" Harris, better known as the rapper T.I. The book, entitled Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets (William Morrow), is a n ...

  18. T.I. On His New Novel, Adding Hip Hop Since 1978 To Mgm't, Grand Hustle Ent.

    October 14, 2011 6:53 AM EDT On Tuesday, October 18, Harper Collins will release the first book written by rapper Clifford "Tip" Harris, better known as the rapper T.I. The book, entitled Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets (William Morrow), is a ...

  19. Sylvia Robinson, Sultry Singer & Hip-Hop Visionary, Dead at 75

    September 29, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sylvia Robinson , a sultry voiced R&B singer who later formed Sugar Hill Records and dreamed up the first commercial hit in the rap genre, died Thursday at a New Jersey hospital. She was 75. An unconfirmed report from The Urban Daily lists conje ...

  20. Slick Rick, Funkmaster Flex at Red Bull Music Academy's 'Five Out Of Five' Series

    September 29, 2011 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Red Bull Music Academy presented the second installment of its Five Out Of Five lecture/concert series with Slick Rick at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx yesterday. Slick Rick, who was born in England but moved to the Bronx when he was 11 and ...

  21. Gwen Stefani Closes Out Fashion Week with L.A.M.B. Runway Show

    February 18, 2011 2:13 PM EST 0 0 0 G wen Stefani was one of the last designers to present at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City last night (Feb. 17), and the "Hollaback Girl" made sure to close things out with a bang. Stefani's L.A.M.B. show, for the No Doubt ...

  22. 29 Black Music Milestones: Public Enemy, NWA Bring Social Consciousness to Rap

    February 18, 2011 2:09 PM EST 0 0 0 While Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five was the first to release a well-known political rap single called "The Message" in 1982, New York-based Public Enemy is considered one of the first mainstream political rap group and one of th ...

  23. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ryan Tedder, Cee-Lo Guest On Oakenfold Album

    April 30, 2010 8:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 British dance star Paul Oakenfold has recruited a host of big name artists for his next solo album "Pop Killer," including the Red Hot Chili Peppers , Gnarls Barkley vocalist Cee-Lo and One Republic 's Ryan Tedder . "I've go ...

  24. March 12, 2009

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Matchbook Romance announces it is taking an indefinite hiatus after 10 years. 2007 – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., the Ronettes and Van Halen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Vince Gill ...

  25. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    January 14, 2009 2:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named to ...

  26. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named t ...

  27. Grandmaster Flash Readies First Album In 20 Years

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST After a 20 year hiatus, Grandmaster Flash is prepping a studio album entitled "The Bridge: Concept Of A Culture." The LP will be released March 9 via Strut Records and Flash's own independent label, Adrenaline City Entertainment. Gu ...

  28. VH1 Launches New Hip-Hop Themed Shows

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere two new original hip-hop themed programs. In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere ...

  29. This Day in Music

    January 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - Veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapto ...

  30. Madonna, Beasties, Mellencamp Up For Rock Hall

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and Leonard Cohen lead a wildly disparate class of nominees for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Ven Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and L ...

  31. Strut To Be Revived, Plans Grandmaster Flash Release

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Grandmaster Flash will release his first studio album in a decade next year, on U.K. label Strut. The seminal label, which was liquidated in 2003, is getting revived after an acquisition by !K7 Records Label Group. Flash's own Adrenaline City ...

  32. Backstage At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News and notes from backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held last night (March 12) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel. R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Gra News and notes from backstage at the Rock a ...

  33. R.E.M., Van Halen Lead Rock Hall's '07 Class

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop outfit Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and influential girl group the Ronettes were inducted into th Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Hale ...

  34. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedde ...

  35. Van Halen, Patti Smith Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Punk poet Patti Smith brought her earthy growl to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday (March 12), inducted as a member with the Ronettes, Van Halen, R.E.M. and the institution's first hip-hop act, Grandmaster Flash. Shy, and fighting bac ...

  36. Jay-Z, Vedder, Richards Among Rock Hall Inducters

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Several superstar artists have signed on to induct artists into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a March 12 ceremony in New York. Jay-Z will induct Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, while Pearl Several superstar artists have signed on to indu ...

  37. Jay-Z, Vedder, Richards Among Rock Hall Inducters

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Several superstar artists have signed on to induct artists into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a March 12 ceremony in New York. Jay-Z will induct Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, while Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder will induct R.E.M. and ...

  38. R.E.M., Van Halen Lead 2007 Rock Hall Class

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 12 during a ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Ho R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronette ...

  39. Legends Line Up For Hall Of Fame

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 12 during a ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. To be eligible for induction, this ye ...

  40. This Day in Music

    January 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - Veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapto ...

  41. Underground Garage

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Charms out of Boston grab the coolest song in the world this week. The Charms out of Boston grab the coolest song in the world this week. Voted coolest new band by the Underground Garage listeners a few years ago (their fourth release "Stra ...

  42. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin ...

  43. Underground Garage

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. The Charms out of Boston grab the coolest song in the world this week. Voted ...

  44. T.I. Wins Big At First BET Hip-Hop Awards

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 T.I., who was up for eight awards, won best hip-hop video, CD and MVP of the year at the first-ever BET Hip Hop Awards last night (Nov. 12) in Atlanta. Grandmaster Flash breathed a sigh of relief after being recognized for his turntable expertise, a ...

  45. R.E.M., Van Halen, Stooges On Rock Hall Ballot

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M., Van Halen, the Stooges and Patti Smith are among the nine acts on the ballot for the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, to be held March 12 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Also on R.E.M., Van Halen, the Stooges and Patti Sm ...

  46. '80s Hits, Custom Mixing Spark 'Scarface' Game

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Johnny Cash, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Public Enemy and Run-D.M.C are among the artists contributing hit tracks to Vivendi Games' Sierra Entertainment division's "Scarface: The World Is Yours," due in O Johnny Cash, Debbie Harry, I ...

  47. Oakenfold Plots Short But 'Lively' Tour

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul Oakenfold is embarking on a short North American tour in support of his new studio album, "A Lively Mind," which was released Tuesday. Paul Oakenfold is embarking on a short North American tour in support of his new studio album, &quo ...

  48. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 AFI reasserts its modern rock dominance, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint pay tribute to a post-Katrina New Orleans, Cheap Trick lets it rip and top artists steer the "Cars" soundtrack in this week' The latest album from rapper Ice ...

  49. Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy Spice Up 'Driver'

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Grandmaster Flash and Public Enemy are among the acts contributing new music to the in-game soundtrack for Atari's "Driver: Parallel Lines," which will hit stores March 14 for Playstation 2 and Xbox. Grandmaster Flash and Public Enemy ...

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