1. DJ Rashad Remembered by Chance the Rapper, Jay Electronica, Disclosure, Others on Twitter

    April 27, 2014 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following news on Saturday that Chicago footwork mastermind DJ Rashad died of a drug overdose at age 35, numerous artists have been paying their respects to the late DJ on Twitter. DJ Rashad Dies of Drug Overdose On April 26, DJ Godfather was schedu ...

  2. Jay Electronica Tweets His 'Control' Verse Topped Kendrick Lamar's

    April 19, 2014 1:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Talk of Kendrick Lamar's epic verse on the Big Sean track "Control" hasn't ended just yet. This time, Jay Electronica has chimed in on Twitter to share his thoughts on who had the best verse on the popular track.  Lil Wayne Talks ...

  3. Jason Iley Named CEO Of Sony Music U.K.

    April 04, 2014 5:59 AM EDT Jason Iley is the new head of Sony Music U.K. The former Roc Nation president and one-time Mercury Records U.K. chief has been named CEO of Sony Music’s activities in the U.K. and Ireland, filling the void left by the departure of Nick Gatfield . ...

  4. Kendrick Lamar 'Control' Feature Yields Huge Twitter Followers Jump

    August 23, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 15 after creating one of the biggest news stories in hip-hop so far this year. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikiped ...

  5. Big Sean Debuts Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica-Assisted 'Control'; Rappers React On Twitter

    August 13, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Last night (August 12), Big Sean debuted the Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica- assisted, "Control," with Hot 97's Funk Flex. The No I.D.-produced cut didn't make it onto his upcoming "Hall of Fame" album due to sam ...

  6. Mac Miller Previews 'Watching Movies With the Sound Off' in NYC: First Listen

    June 13, 2013 3:40 PM EDT It's fitting that Mac Miller hosted a listening event for his forthcoming album, "Watching Movies with the Sound Off," at New York City's IFC Center yesterday (June 12). The album, which drops on June 18, contrasts from Miller& ...

  7. Exclusive: Roc Nation Names Jason Iley Label President

    June 12, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Roc Nation Records, home to J. Cole, Rita Ora, Jay Electronica and Bridget Kelly, has named Jason Iley as its president. He comes to the newly minted position from his most recent post as president of Mercury Records in the U.K. Iley will be b ...

  8. The Seed: Jhene Aiko, The Bullitts, ScHoolboy Q

    March 24, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Despite the huge releases by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Robin Thicke earlier this week, rising artists made a splash on the 'net with their own. Jhené Aiko celebrated her 25th birthday with the release of the soulful, ...

  9. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Skrillex, D'Angelo Kick Off Made In America Festival

    September 02, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first day of the two-day fest featured performances by Jay-Z and many guests, Skrillex, Maybach Music Group, Passion Pit and more. Jay-Z stood sipping champagne with Kanye West while red, white and blue fireworks lit up the Philadelphia night be ...

  10. Lana Del Rey's Boy Toy in 'Born to Die' -- Meet Bradley Soileau

    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Who's that guy? If you're a regular watcher of pop music videos of late there's a chance you've asked that a few times, whether while oggling Rihanna's "We Found Love" (Dudley O'Shaughnessy) or Lady Gaga' ...

  11. Urban Power List: Jay-Z, Jay Brown, John Meneilly & Tyran 'Ty Ty' Smith

    January 18, 2012 4:28 PM EST Jay-Z, Jay Brown, John Meneilly & Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith The Roc Nation Team Website: RocNation.com Twitter: @RocNation Turning Multiple Streams Into A Flood The Roc Nation team -- CEO Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, president Jay Brown ...

  12. Jay Electronica Battles on 'Call of Duty' Track

    October 11, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay Electronica 's debut full-length may not be hitting stores anytime soon, but the MC rocked the Internet by releasing an electrifying new track, "Call of Duty" featuring Mobb Deep 's Prodigy, on Monday (Oct. 10). The single re ...

  13. Black Keys' Blakroc Project Returns with Wiz Khalifa, Jay Electronica

    September 02, 2011 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys will once again fuse indie rock and hip-hop by breaking out their Blakroc project for album number two. The Akron, Ohio duo unveiled a coming attraction for the album on Tuesday (Aug. 30), which shows footage of rappers Wiz Khalifa , ...

  14. Game Says Delayed 'R.E.D.' Album Will Be 'Best' Album of 2011

    March 29, 2011 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Game 's upcoming "The R.E.D." album has been delayed numerous times and still has no set release date, but the California rapper says he isn't jaded. In fact, he feels he's still "one of the last artists that really car ...

  15. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Bieber Plays Santa, Ultimate Last-Minute Holiday Playlist

    December 24, 2010 1:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Plays Santa for Sick Children Justin Bieber went the extra mile to give back to fans on Thursday, bringing a busload of toys to sick children in extra need ...

  17. Shazam Predicts U.S. Breakthrough Artists of 2011

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Shazam is digging into all the data it collects from the millions who use the service to identify songs they're hearing to predict the breakthrough acts of next year. These are songs heard on the radio, played in clubs, and so on. Many of the ...

  18. Diddy Mad At Jay Electronica For Roc Signing? Jay-E Replies

    November 15, 2010 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 It looks like Diddy is a little pissy at rapper Jay Electronica for signing with Jay-Z 's Roc Nation and not his own Bad Boy imprint. Jay-Z Welcomes Jay Electronica To Roc Nation Diddy took to Twitter shortly after Jay Electronica announced sig ...

  19. Jay-Z Welcomes Jay Electronica To Roc Nation

    November 13, 2010 1:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Another "Jay" has been added to the Roc Nation roster. It was announced yesterday (Nov. 12) that New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica signed with Jay-Z's personal imprint, joining acts J. Cole and Willow Smith at the recently formed lab ...

  20. Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Topped By Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews

    February 09, 2010 1:26 PM EST 0 0 0 The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival h ...

  21. Nas Unveils North American Tour Plans

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due July 15 via Def Jam. In between performance dates on this summer's Rock th ...

  22. Nas Reveals North American Run

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due tomorrow (July 15) via Def Jam. The trek visits primarily clubs and theaters, ...

  23. Nas Moves New Album Back Two Weeks

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nas' new album has shifted on the Def Jam release schedule yet again, this time moving from July 1 to July 15. Last month, the rapper dropped the disc's original title, "N*gger," and reclassified the Nas' new album has shift ...

  24. A Tribe Called Quest, Nas Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Calle After breaking out last year with a handful ...

  25. Badu Announces Control FreaQ Label At SXSW

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Amidst a Q&A session Saturday (March 19) at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Erykah Badu took time to discuss the label she is starting and her commitment to communit Amidst a Q&A session Saturday (March 19) at ...

  26. South By Southwest Diary: March 19

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the fourth and final installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwes ...