1. Ice Cube Raps On Making Movies, the Grammys and N.W.A.'s Hall of Fame Snub

    March 14, 2014 12:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the 20-plus years since Ice Cube decided to focus on movies, he's taken on key roles in filmmaking - acting, writing, even directing. But it's his work as a producer, with his own production company Cube Vision, that's given him th ...

  2. Russell Simmons & John Singleton Partner On HBO Series ‘Club Life: Miami’

    December 05, 2013 3:26 AM EST John Singleton is heading to HBO. The Oscar-nominated Boyz n the Hood writer-director-producer is developing drama "Club Life: Miami" with hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons at HBO. "Club Life: Miami" is set against the South Beac ...

  3. Resolution’s Phil Casey on Chris Brown’s Upcoming World Tour, John Singleton Doc, Community Service, and More (Q&A)

    September 12, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Chris Brown is well on his way to becoming the new hardest-working man in show business. In the coming year, the Grammy-winning multiplatinum singer/songwriter will have his hands full with releasing a new studio album, embarking on a world ar ...

  4. Top 10 Best Hip-Hop Movies Ever

    November 08, 2012 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Throughout the four decade history of hip-hop, there have been many movies that have attempted to capture the essence of the culture. Many have been OK, plenty have been good, but it's the rare film that has been great. "8 Mile," whic ...

  5. 'Moneyball' and 'Abduction' Composers and Directors, Music Supervisors Compare Notes, Gripes @ Billboard Film & TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2011 1:57 PM EDT Music For Films: "The Connection Between Composers and Directors" panel (from left): Mychael Danna, Composer, "Moneyball;" Bennett Miller, Director, "Moneyball;" Ed Shearmur, Composer, "Abduction;" John Sing ...

  6. Exclusive: Train Creates New 'Biggest Loser' Theme Song

    September 23, 2011 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The unmistakable pop-rock sounds of Train will open NBC's weight-loss competition show, "The Biggest Loser," weekly, beginning Sept. 27. A 22-second portion of a new song, "Brand New Book," will play during the opening credi ...

  7. Janet Jackson Signs Film Production Deal with Lionsgate

    March 16, 2011 8:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson is becoming a movie producer. The performer-actress has signed a production deal with Lionsgate to select, develop and produce a feature film for the independent studio. Jackson has a thriving music career-she's currently on world ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Crowd 'Hustle And Flow'

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Juvenile, T.I. & P$C, Trillville and Mike Jones have recorded new songs for the "Hustle and Flow" soundtrack. The album is due July 12 via Atlantic, a day before the U.S. theatrical debut of the f Juvenile, T.I. & P$C, Trillville a ...

  10. Andre 3000 Pacts With Nickelodeon

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says kids' movies need to be edgier -- and he plans to make it happen through a new deal with Nickelodeon and MTV. Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says kids' movies need to be edgier -- and he plans to make it happen th ...

  11. Andre 3000, Tyrese Feeling Brotherly

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 OutKast's Andre 3000 and fellow artist Tyrese have signed on to star in Mark Wahlberg's next film, which was formerly known as "Four Brothers" but is currently untitled. OutKast's Andre 3000 and fellow artist Tyrese have sig ...

  12. Ice Cube To Heat Up 'XXX' Sequel

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Vin Diesel stepping aside, Ice Cube has landed the starring role in the "XXX" sequel. Director Rob Cohen has also opted out of the sequel to the 2002 action film about an extreme athlete-turned-s With Vin Diesel stepping aside, Ice Cu ...

  13. Ja Rule To Make 'Fast' Return

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Ja Rule (real name: Jeffrey Atkins) is in negotiations to reprise his role in the sequel to Universal Pictures' "The Fast and the Furious" for director John Singleton and Original Films. Produc Rapper Ja Rule (real name: Jeffre ...

  14. Tyrese Hospitalized After Motorcycle Crash

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer and actor Tyrese (full name: Tyrese Gibson) has been hospitalized for injuries from a motorcycle accident last week, his spokesperson said. The 23-year-old performer sustained cuts and injured Singer and actor Tyrese (full name: Tyrese Gibson ...

  15. 2000 Watts

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Since his 1998 debut, Tyrese has morphed from hit crooner ("Sweet Lady") into model, actor, and MTV VJ. But he says that music remains his first love. Since his 1998 debut, Tyrese has morphed from hit crooner ("Sweet Lady") into ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Snoop Dogg, Tommy Lee, Pavarotti

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, John Singleton, Tommy Lee, Motley Crue, Methods Of Mayhem, Luciano Pavarotti, Three Tenors Rapper Snoop Dogg and R&B singer/model Tyrese will appear on the forthcoming soundtrack to John Singleton's new Columbia ...

  17. Tyrese Shines On His '2000 Watts'

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his second album. <br CLEAR="NONE"/> If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed bet ...

  18. Tyrese Shines On His '2000 Watts'

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his second album. If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and ...