1. Lil Bibby Talks Upcoming EP & Hints at Drake Collaboration

    January 21, 2014 10:39 AM EST 2 6 0 Lil Bibby can still recall Drake's initial praise: "Streets need that TAPE! I'm waiting on it." Initially, the Twitter direct message inspired the rising Chicago rapper to reassess and record new songs for his debut mixtape " ...

  2. Bubbling Under: Basic Vacation Gets To Work

    November 22, 2013 10:28 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents 'Bubbling Under,' a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Vice, Basic Vacation, the Cadillac Three and Jabo Basic Vacation Basic Vacation may ...

  3. The Seed: Eminem, The Lox, Cam'ron & More New Music

    August 30, 2013 3:00 PM EDT It's been over 10 years since the LOX last graced Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a unit but this week’s release of "Summers Too Hot" could bring the drought to an end. The street record, primed for Labor Day barbeques, was produced by ...

  4. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  5. Jadakiss

    Jadakiss

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  6. AraabMUZIK Talks New Album, Skrillex, Diplo Collaborations

    November 25, 2012 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 AraabMUZIK is dreaming up his next album. The hip-hop producer/MPC mastermind initially came onto the scene producing New York hip-hop crew The Diplomats. Since then, he's gone on to collaborate with big names such as Cam'ron, Busta Rhymes ...

  7. Barack Obama: 10 Best Songs About The President

    November 07, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Hip-Hop has been behind Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign in 2008. From Jay-Z to will.i.am, artists have shown their support for the first African-American President of the United States through inspirational odes and unforgettable ...

  8. G.O.O.D. Music, 'Cruel Summer': Track-By-Track Review

    September 18, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's not that Kanye West ever stops working, because he doesn't; it's that when he's released new music it's as if he's been gone for a minute. Each release is an event. Even 'Ye's G.O.O.D. Friday songs -- whi ...

  9. Listen: G.O.O.D. Music 'Cruel Summer' Snippets

    September 11, 2012 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 A week before the debut of "Cruel Summer" (Sept. 18), iTunes debuts snippets from the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album. The 12-track album kicks off with R. Kelly on "To the World." Aside from Kellz, "Cruel Summer" feat ...

  10. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and ev ...

  11. 2 Chainz Talks 'Based on a T.R.U. Story' Album & Success

    August 06, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Chainz glides effortlessly across a wide Midtown Manhattan sidewalk looking like he just strutted out of central casting for the world's coolest hip-hop star. In fact, he plays the part with vigor: a crisp fedora hat, designer shades, a T-shi ...

  12. 2 Chainz Takes The Throne

    August 02, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Chainz glides effortlessly across a wide Midtown Manhattan sidewalk looking like he just strutted out of central casting for the world's coolest hip-hop star. In fact, he plays the part with vigor: a crisp fedora hat, designer shades, a T-s ...

  13. Alchemist Talks 'Russian Roulette' Album & Soviet Union Propaganda

    July 18, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop may be the only genre in which an artist's record sales and commercial tie-ins seem to matter more than anything else -- sometimes even more than the music itself. But that's not the case with Alchemist , whose new album, "Rus ...

  14. Alchemist, Russian Rapper, Uses Soviet Propaganda On New Album

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Hip-hop may be the only genre in which an artist's record sales and commercial tie-ins seem to matter more than anything else-sometimes even more than the music itself. But that's not the case with Alchemist, whose new album, "Russi ...

  15. Jennifer Lopez 'Hits' Package Coming in July

    June 25, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 J. Lo will pack 13 years of hits onto one album when "Dance Again… The Hits," Lopez's first best-of collection, arrives on July 24 through Epic Records. "Dance Again… The Hits" will include a pair of previously unreleased so ...

  16. Teyana Taylor Signs to G.O.O.D. Music

    May 14, 2012 5:46 PM EDT Teyana Taylor, better known to most music fans as the voice behind some of the hooks on Kanye West's Grammy-winning album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , will again be linking up with Mr. West after signing to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint, ...

  17. Listen: Kanye West & Friends Remix Chief Keef's 'I Don't Like'

    May 01, 2012 7:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 After resurrecting his GOOD Fridays motif with "Mercy" last month, Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. crew are at it again, this time remixing Chicago rapper Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." The track, which features Keef, West, B ...

  18. Backbeat: Estelle Celebrates New Album With John Legend, Jadakiss at Irving Plaza

    March 01, 2012 2:11 PM EST "Sorry, my album came out today and I'm really fucking happy!" Estelle proclaimed Tuesday night at Irving Plaza , the release date of her long-delayed third album All Of Me . The gig was a scheduled stop on the BET Music Matters Tou ...

  19. Young Jeezy's 'TM103': Track-By-Track Review

    December 20, 2011 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Three years is not a particularly long period of time, but for a marquee hip-hop artist like Young Jeezy , it's an eternity. The last time Young Jeezy put out an album -- in 2008, when he released "The Recession" -- Barack Obama had y ...

  20. Young Jeezy's 'TM103': Track-By-Track Review

    December 20, 2011 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Three years is not a particularly long period of time, but for a marquee hip-hop artist like Young Jeezy , it's an eternity. The last time Young Jeezy put out an album -- in 2008, when he released "The Recession" -- Barack Obama had y ...

  21. Exclusive: Young Jeezy Talks Album Cameos, New Single 'O.J.,' & More

    December 08, 2011 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The third installment in Young Jeezy 's "Thug Motivation" album trilogy, "Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition," is laced with the rapper's signature raw verses and notable guest cameos by T.I. , Ne-Yo , Jay-Z , Andre ...

  22. Jay-Z Says Alleged Lil Wayne Beef Is a 'Sport'

    October 03, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Do you remember the jabs Lil Wayne took towards Jay-Z on "It's Good," off "Tha Carter IV"? Welp, it didn't seem to stress Jay-Z. While at the Shawn Carter Foundation's Making the Ordinary Extroardinary fundraiser o ...

  23. Is Lil Wayne Taking Jabs at Jay-Z on 'It's Good'?

    August 24, 2011 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 One minute we get the soft side of Lil Wayne and on the next the rapper's verses, on the leaked " It's Good ," are being perceived as jabs against Jay-Z . Lil Wayne Releases 'How to Love' Video: Watch " Talking abo ...

  24. Lil Wayne Debuts 'She Will' Feat. Drake: Listen

    August 12, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 After getting a sneak peak at the recording process behind the single, Lil Wayne debuts "She Will," today (Aug. 12), which features Drake . Lil Wayne previewed his verses off the T-Minus-produced track to Drake via video instant message be ...

  25. DJ Khaled Debuts 'It Ain't Over Till It's Over' Ft. MJB, Fabolous & Jadakiss: Watch

    July 20, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pretty girls gather around hip-hop veterans in the video for DJ Khaled 's "It Ain't Over Till It's Over" feat. Mary J. Blige , Fabolous and Jadakiss . DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track On ...

  26. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). D ...

  27. Lil Wayne's Manager: 'Tha Carter IV' Release Date 'Not Changing'

    July 14, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the day Lil Wayne debuted his mixtape (July 13), "Sorry 4 The Wait," his manager, Cortez "Tez" Bryant spoke with Billboard on what hip-hop aficionados are still waiting for, "Tha Carter IV." Lil Wayne Drops 'Sor ...

  28. Lil Wayne 'Totally Done' with 'Tha Carter IV,' out Aug. 29

    July 11, 2011 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne 's long awaited "Tha Carter IV" is almost here, with a new mixtape thrown in for good measure. Tunechi confirms to MTV that the fourth installment in his "Tha Carter" series is officially completed and will drop in ...

  29. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the ...

  30. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious ...

  31. Cool & Dre Launch Epidemic Joint Venture with Interscope

    April 19, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miami-based production duo Marcello "Cool" Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Lyon have signed a joint venture deal for their Epidemic Music imprint with Interscope Records. Though Cool & Dre declined to reveal specific details, the p ...

  32. Justin Bieber Headed Back To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 07, 2010 4:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" may retake the No. 1 crown on next week's Billboard 200 chart. He won't have any competition from new releases, as none of the albums that came to market this week seemingly pose a threat to ...

  33. Jaheim's 'Without You' Single Climbs R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    January 08, 2010 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 One of the more refreshing songs climbing Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart is Jaheim 's "Ain't Leaving Without You." It's the lead single from the singer's Feb. 9 Divine Mill/Atlantic album, "Anothe ...

  34. Video: Rakim Puts 'Love Back in N.Y.' On New Album

    November 24, 2009 5:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Rakim has long been touted as one of the most influential MCs of all time. But even with all the accolades, the New York rapper hasn't forgotten his humble beginnings. On his third solo album-and first effort in nearly a decade-"The Sevent ...

  35. Busta Rhymes Hopes 'Chemo' Is Cure For Ailing Music Biz

    November 20, 2009 5:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Less than a year after releasing his eighth studio album, "Back on My B.S.," New York rapper Busta Rhymes plans to shift the state of the music industry, which he says is "dying like cancer is killing it," with his brand new effo ...

  36. Raekwon Returns To Form With 'Cuban Linx...Pt. II'

    September 18, 2009 3:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" might be the week's No. 1 album, but the other major Sept. 8 hip-hop release, Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II," can still claim a victory. For three days during the week of it ...

  37. Bob Dylan Bows Atop Billboard 200

    May 06, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan, whose Billboard 200 chart career began in 1963, lands his fifth No. 1 album this week as "Together Through Life" (Columbia) opens atop the list with 125,000. It gives the icon back-to-back No. 1s with studio albums, as 2006' ...

  38. Rick Ross Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200 For Third Time

    April 29, 2009 11:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Ross easily debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Deeper Than Rap" (Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam), shifting 158,000 in its first week. It's the third topper for the artist. His last set, 2008's "Trilla," bowed at No. ...

  39. 'Hannah Montana' Takes Top Spot On Billboard 200

    April 22, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In its fourth week on the Billboard 200, the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack (Walt Disney) reaches No. 1 for the first time, vaulting to the top of the chart with 133,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a decline of 32% ...

  40. Raekwon Signs With EMI For 'Cuban Linx 2'

    April 16, 2009 7:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Raekwon has signed a distribution deal with EMI Label Services for his ICE H2O label. The Wu Tang Clan rapper will release his long-awaited "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2" album through the joint venture in the United States and Canada this su ...

  41. Chart Beat:  Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Jason Mraz

    April 16, 2009 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  42. Rascal Flatts Scores Fourth Billboard 200 No. 1

    April 15, 2009 11:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts logs its fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the most of any group this decade, as the trio's sixth set of new songs, "Unstoppable," (Lyric Street) bows with 351,000 copies. That's the band's third fattest openi ...

  43. Jadakiss: SXSW 2009

    Jadakiss: SXSW 2009

    March 23, 2009 11:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jadakiss: SXSW 2009 Rap , interview , Austin , Live , Hip-Hop , Jadakiss , Exlusive , SXSW 2009 , Austin , Interview Videos Austin Interview Jadakiss Live ...

  44. Chart Beat: U2, Rick Ross, Miley Cyrus

    March 12, 2009 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 AND THE BEAT GOES ON: After the renowned Fred Bronson's 16-year run at the helm, and fellow music expert Paul Grein's 12-year stewardship before Fred, Chart Beat will continue to be a landmark feature on billboard.com. Please look for upda ...

  45. Miley Cyrus' 'Climb' Debuts High On Hot 100

    March 12, 2009 10:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Flo Rida's "Right Round" (featuring Ke$ha) retains the top slot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week in a row, Miley Cyrus is the big chart news this week, as her single "The Climb" crashes in at No. 6 in its deb ...

  46. At 'Last': Jadakiss Preps Roc-A-Fella Debut

    January 28, 2009 3:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Jadakiss is back with a new batch of tough-talking rhymes on his Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The Last Kiss," due March 10. The rapper recently previewed 14 songs intended for the set for Billboard.com but says he will continue to record un ...

  47. Swift Makes It Lucky Seven Atop Billboard 200

    January 21, 2009 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a seventh week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since Usher's "Confessions" spent nine at the top in 2004. "Fearless" sold ...

  48. Jadakiss Previews Hard-Hitting 'Last Kiss'

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jadakiss previewed his first album via Roc-a-fella/Def Jam, "The Last Kiss," for Billboard in a private listening Tuesday (January 13). Though the Yonkers, N.Y. MC is still recording and plans to continue until the last minute, "The ...

  49. Ghostface Raids The Vault For 'GhostDeini'

    November 13, 2008 2:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16 via Def Jam. The set will be available as a single CD or bundled with a DVD chronicling the artist's Hip ...

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