1. Roots' Questlove to Appear on 'Law & Order: SVU'

    February 21, 2014 8:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Questlove has one less thing on his bucket list. Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" bandleader and The Roots' drummer will guest star in an upcoming episode of NBC's "Law & Order: SVU." But he won't be playing ...

  2. Reach Music Works On Exceeding Its Grasp

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Nearly two decades after launching, publisher Reach Music relishes its mid-level status Michael Closter started Reach Music Publishing nearly 20 years ago in his New York apartment when he was just 24 years old, and since then has been growing the ...

  3. Chris Lighty Remembered By Larry Mestel, Diddy, Rev Run, 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, More

    August 30, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Veteran hip-hop manager and founder of Violator Management Chris Lighty passed away earlier today. One of the most influential managers in hip-hop music, Lighty worked with such luminaries as Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Nas, Mobb Deep, Mariah ...

  4. Chris Lighty, Founder of Violator Management and One of Hip-Hop's All Time Great Execs, Has Died

    August 30, 2012 2:34 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. He was 44. A spokeman for the Ne ...

  5. Ice-T on "The Art of Rap" I Billboard.com

    Ice-T on "The Art of Rap" I Billboard.com

    January 19, 2012 11:51 AM EST 0 0 0 Ice-T on "The Art of Rap" I Billboard.com interview , the art of rap , ICE T , Ice T , Interview Videos Ice T Interview ...

  6. Web Trends: Watch Kanye's 'Monster' Video & Tyler The Creator's 'She' Video

    June 06, 2011 5:03 PM EDT Google Trends: 18. Ice T Ice T and Coco renew their wedding vows yesterday night. 19. Bonnaroo The complete Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is revealed. The four day festival begins on Thursday, June 9th. < Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Is YouTub ...

  7. Naughty By Nature Plans Comeback With 'Anthem' Album

    March 29, 2011 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty years after breaking into the mainstream with their self-titled debut album, hip-hop group Naughty by Nature will celebrate their two decade milestone by releasing their forthcoming album, "Anthem Inc," this May. "With 'An ...

  8. At All Points West, Tool, My Bloody Valentine Bring Sun, Dark Tunes

    August 02, 2009 11:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 All Points West organizers offered a reward to everyone that braved the festival's soggy, mud-soaked opening day . A free pass. At 6 P.M. Friday, AEG/ Goldenvoice announced that, due to the stormy weather that plagued the grounds all afternoon, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Jane's Addiction Raids Vaults For Boxed Set, DVD

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although it appears most of Jane's Addiction's studio outtakes/rarities have been accounted for and issued, classic live recordings are another story. Although it appears most of Jane's Addiction's studio outtakes/rarities have b ...

  11. Big Names Come Out For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New York as part of VH1's fourth Hip-Honors. Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerste ...

  12. Indie Retailer Looney Tunes Destroyed In Fire

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Looney Tunes, a 35 year old independent record store on Long Island, was destroyed in a fire last night. In addition to selling albums and a variety of music-related merchandise, the store also hosted a number of high profile in-store appearances, ...

  13. New, Classic Tracks Power 'Def Jam Fight'

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe Budden and Xzibit on the in-game soundtrack to "Def Jam Fight for NY." Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and ...

  14. Rollins Supports Jailed Trio With 'Rise Above'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit album for the West Memphis Three, a trio Tennessee youths incarcerated for a 1993 triple murder. They continue to proclaim their innocence and have built Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit a ...