1. Raphael Saadiq, 'Black Nativity: The Music Behind the Film': Video Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 11:43 AM EST At the core of the holiday drama, "Black Nativity," is the music. Raphael Saadiq was moved by director Kasi Lemmons' interpretation of Langston Hughes' play, and immediately got on board as executive music director. "' ...

  2. Cara Lewis

    November 28, 2012 3:15 PM EST Agent, Creative Artists Agency A Bold Move Cara Lewis, who joined Creative Artists Agency as a music agent in January after a 23-year career at William Morris Endeavor, is widely regarded as the top agent in urban music. Her roster boasts such art ...

  3. 21 Under 21: Ones To Watch 2012

    September 17, 2012 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 You've already seen Billboard's 2012 list of 21 young stars under 21 who are burning the brightest in the music world, but these 12 brand-new artists could soon find their way onto the list. Return To "21 Under 21" Main Page Ryan ...

  4. Lil Twist Talks 'Don't Get It Twisted' Collabos, Movie Scripts, & Touring

    July 25, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 'I got a few scripts on the table, one being a voice-over script. But, 'Don't Get It Twisted' is my main priority," the YMCMB rapper says. Lil Twist may have yet to deliver his debut studio album, "Don't Get it Twi ...

  5. Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2012 7:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaboration has five nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for Video of the Year ("N***as in Paris&q ...

  6. Chart Juice: Drake Stands 'Proud' Atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    January 27, 2012 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Drake 's Nicki Minaj -assisted "Make Me Proud," one of seven singles from his current No. 1 album on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, "Take Care," creeps up to the coveted No. 1 position on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (2-1). "Make Me ...

  7. Diggy Simmons: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Diggy Simmons Genre: Rap Diggy Simmons, the youngest son of Run-D.M.C.'s Joseph "Run" Simmons, recently released his latest mixtape, the DJ Premier-hosted "Past Presents Future." Now, the fashion-forward rapping teenager is ...

  8. Diggy Simmons Celebrates Christmas With DJ Premier-Hosted Mixtape

    December 23, 2010 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Diggy Simmons is ringing in the holiday season with a new mixtape aptly titled "Past Presents Future," out today (Dec. 23). But the album's title isn't just a play on Christmas; it's also a reflection of the musical era that ...