1. Pitbull & Ke$ha’s Tour of Australia is Canceled

    October 14, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Pitbull & Ke$ha’s planned tour of Australia has been scrapped a little more than two weeks out from the first show. The five-city trek had been billed as the year’s “hottest double-act,” but it won’t be happening. Promoter Dainty Group today ...

  2. Pitbull & Ke$ha's Tour of Australia Canceled

    October 14, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Pitbull & Ke$ha’s planned tour of Australia has been scrapped a little more than two weeks out from the first show. The five-city trek had been billed as the year’s “hottest double-act,” but it won’t be happening. Promoter Dainty Group today c ...

  3. Mountain Dew Amps Up Country Strategy With CMT, Talks Future Of Hip-Hop Strategy

    June 06, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Mountain Dew has long had a history in the Heartland of America – the regions of the Midwest, Southwest and Southeast where nearly 80% of the brand’s volume comes from. But only recently has the soda giant started to incorporate the music of the ...

  4. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel & More To Perform At 2013 Summer Jam

    May 02, 2013 6:39 PM EDT Hot 97 has announced the line-up for this year's Summer Jam event. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, A$AP Rocky, Wale, Miguel, Joe Budden and French Montana will all be performing. Summer Jam XX will take place ...

  5. Australia's Hip Hop Supafest Calls Off Tour

    April 18, 2013 11:49 PM EDT The landscape for Australia's hip hop concert-goers has gone from an embarrassment of riches, to a downright dearth. The fourth edition of Supafest, which was meant to star T.I., Ne-Yo and 50 Cent, has pulled the pin on its event just days ...

  6. Nas' Australasian Hip Hop Movement Fest Is Canceled

    April 18, 2013 5:49 AM EDT The inaugural Movement Festival, a multi-date Australasian hip hop event spearheaded by veteran rapper Nas, has been canceled just a week out from showtime. Organizers Live Nation and Niche Productions pulled the plug today on the trek, which bi ...

  7. Nas' Australasian Hip Hop Movement Fest is Canceled

    April 18, 2013 5:44 AM EDT The inaugural Movement Festival, a multi-date Australasian hip hop event spearheaded by veteran rapper Nas, has been canceled just a week out from showtime. Organizers Live Nation and Niche Productions pulled the plug today on the trek, which ...

  8. SXSW Backbeat: SPIN and Solange at Stubb's, Earl Sweatshirt at Green Label Sound's Barbecue

    March 16, 2013 1:34 PM EDT After the headlining act at MySpace's Saturday showcase was revealed to be Justin Timberlake , the next surprise guest to be unveiled would join the Afghan Whigs at FADER Fort on Friday night. Like most secrets this one wasn't kept lo ...

  9. Rapper Capital Steez of Pro Era Dead at 19

    December 24, 2012 12:33 PM EST Capital Steez, an up-and-coming rapper in the Brooklyn-based Pro Era collective, died on Monday morning. Steez, real name Jamal Dewar, was 19. The rapper's friend and collaborator Joey Bada$$ announced the news on Twitter , saying, "This ...

  10. Rapper Capital Steez of Pro Era Dead at 19

    December 24, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Capital Steez, an up-and-coming rapper in the Brooklyn-based Pro Era collective, died on Monday morning. Steez, real name Jamal Dewar, was 19. The rapper's friend and collaborator Joey Bada$$ announced the news on Twitter , saying, "This u ...

  11. Joey Bada$$ Hints at Roc Nation Signing on A$AP Rocky's '1 Train'

    December 18, 2012 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 After the posse cut hits the 'net, A$AP Rocky's album 'Long Live A$AP' leaks. One month before its Jan. 15, 2013 release date, A$AP Rocky 's "LongLiveA$AP" has hit the Internet in full. Soon after the album's ...

  12. RZA Talks Kanye West Collabo, Co-Signs Joey Bada$$, Kendrick Lamar

    November 12, 2012 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 When Robert " RZA " Diggs was pillaging old kung-fu flicks as a New York teen, he never imagined he'd one day be directing one. Since producing the landmark "Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers" (Loud) in 1993 and spawning the le ...

  13. BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012: Chris Lighty Tribute, Cyphers & Winners

    October 10, 2012 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than a week after the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta, the annual show honoring the best in rap aired Tuesday night (October 9). The show started off strong with a performance by Wiz Khalifa . After rocking his single, "Work ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Morning Fix: Neon Trees Grow; Mog Sells Off; 'Gangnam Style' Gets Subversive

    August 24, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. NEON TREES GROW ON BILLBOARD HOT 100: Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks" claims the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer tag this week, while Demi Lovato 's &q ...