1. Run the Jewels' El-P Calls 'Meow' Kickstarter 'An Opportunity to Do Something Good in a Fun Way'

    September 17, 2014 8:31 PM EDT A few days ago, Run the Jewels announced a number of just slightly ludicrous pre-order packages in support of their forthcoming LP, Run the Jewels 2 . To name a few:  "I'm on the F---ing List, Asshole"  ($7,500) allows you entry plu ...

  2. Ferguson Protest Songs Impact Real-Time Charts

    August 28, 2014 7:28 PM EDT The Game's 'Don't Shoot' is the latest Ferguson-related viral track to chart high on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 tally. The protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 have been an important ...

  3. Watch Killer Mike Talk Ferguson on Fox News

    August 28, 2014 6:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since writing a thought-provoking op-ed for Billboard about Ferguson, Mo. , Killer Mike has appeared on CNN and, now, Fox News to talk about the ongoing tensions following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Interviewed by Lisa Ken ...

  4. Uncapped Concert Series Returns Aug. 19 With Run The Jewels and Jeremih

    August 14, 2014 10:01 AM EDT 7 1 0 For the past three years, vitaminwater and The Fader's Uncapped concert series has been creating one-of-a-kind musical moments in intimate settings, from Frank Ocean and Bon Iver playing a New York City synagogue in 2012 to Solange performing a ...

  5. Does Run The Jewels Have a Case Against Apple's New MacBook Ad?

    July 25, 2014 11:24 AM EDT On July 22, Apple released a new "Stickers" ad for the MacBook Air. Soundtracked by Glasgow producer Hudson Mohawke 's latest banger, "Chimes," the clip whips through a series of short clips of some stock and recognizable ...

  6. David Guetta, Alabama Shakes, J. Cole Headlining Inaugural Suburbia Music Festival

    January 16, 2014 2:51 PM EST 0 1 0 Big Gigantic, Violent Femmes and Tegan and Sara are also among the performers at the Texas festival Already one of the big-name performers at this year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami, David Guetta is adding another notch to his 2014 festival s ...

  7. El-P, Killer Mike Confirm 'Run the Jewels' Sequel for 2014

    November 02, 2013 5:44 PM EDT Fresh off their "Run the Jewels" collaboration this past summer, El-P and Killer Mike will release the album's sequel next year, per a tweet from the former. Late Friday night, El-P tweeted nothing but the words "RTJ2 2014,&quo ...

  8. Highlighting the Importance of (and Their Love For) Rappers' Jewish Lawyers

    August 09, 2013 1:17 PM EDT It's no longer just overbearing Jewish mothers that are imploring their loved ones, "Why don't you find yourself a nice Jewish boy?" Now when rappers get into trouble with the authorities, there's only one person they ne ...

  9. Backbeat: Killer Mike & El-P's 'Run the Jewels Toothpaste,' Twinkie The Kid's Sweet Comeback; Secretly Label Group's Group Shot @P4K Fest

    July 26, 2013 4:30 PM EDT The eighth annual Pitchfork Music Festival celebrated what seemed its biggest year yet July 19-21 with attendance in excess of 54,000 across three days at Chicago's Union Park, bigger headliners in Bjork and R. Kelly  and a record roster ...

  10. Pitchfork Fest 2013: Bigger Headliners, More Sponsors, Elaborate Production, Killer Mike and El-P's New Beer

    July 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Now in its eighth year, the Pitchfork Music Festival has growing pains like any other festival. It's likely to sell out a capacity of 54,000 tickets across three days at Chicago's Union Park. It also has a record sponsor count that� ...

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  12. CMJ 2012's Top 5 Bad Band Names: Good Music?

    October 21, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Vagina Panther, Mr. Muthafu*kin eXquire, Hard Nips, the Harmonica Lewinskies & Butter the Children have CMJ's worst names, but were their gigs any good? The annual CMJ Music Marathon, which took over many of New York's smaller venues f ...

  13. Backbeat: Big K.R.I.T., Killer Mike, More Rock MTV/CMJ Showcase

    October 19, 2012 6:15 PM EDT Killer Mike on stage at the studio at Webster Hall. (Photo: Dan Rys) With CMJ in full swing, the studio at Webster Hall played host to a hip hop showcase put on by a suite of MTV 's digital entities -- MTV Hive , mtvU , the recently-launched ...

  14. Morning Fix: Rick Rubin's Universal Republic Deal; Apple Vs Samsung; Carly Rae's Social Media Model

    August 22, 2012 8:29 AM EDT Billboard.Biz Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO M ...

  15. The Walkmen, Kimbra Lead CMJ 2012 Lineup

    August 21, 2012 9:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 A New York mainstay will lead the CMJ Music Marathon. The 2012 new music festival will include a set from indie veterans the Walkmen, along with performances from the Presents, the Mountain Goats, Kimbra, GZA and many more. The annual festival annou ...

  16. 'S.S. Coachella' Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:44 PM EDT As sources told Billboard.biz earlier today, Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. "S.S. Coachella" will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, S ...

  17. Coachella Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Inaugural trip to set sail in December Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. S.S. Coachella will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Killer ...

  18. Roots Picnic 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    June 03, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now in its fifth year, the Roots Picnic is fast becoming a staple of Philadelphia's rich musical culture. This year marked the first time the festival was expanded to two days (Sat. Jun. 2-Sun. Jun. 3), with acts like De La Soul , Diplo , and K ...

  19. Travis Porter Talk 'From Day 1' Album, Short Film & Chart Success

    May 26, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 What has three heads, six legs and more club hits than anyone without a proper album down South? That would be Travis Porter , the oddly named rap group of three performers from ­Decatur, Ga. After a slew of popular mixtapes and a ­collaborative tap ...

  20. Chart Juice: Rick Ross, Usher Bound Up R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 25, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Ross ' "Touch 'N You," which features Usher in a role reversal situation from their other current collaboration (Usher's "Lemme See" features Ross), earns Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors on R&B/Hip-Hop Song ...

  21. Three For One: Travis Porter

    May 24, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 What has three heads, six legs and more club hits than anyone without a proper album down South? That would be Travis Porter, the oddly named rap group of three performers from ­Decatur, Ga. After a slew of popular mixtapes and a ­collaborative tape w ...

  22. Killer Mike Teams With Adult Swim For 'R.A.P. Music' Album

    May 15, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 For rapper Killer Mike , independence is key. The Atlanta native born Michael Render launched his career with 2003's "Monster" (Columbia Records), but label issues delayed the highly anticipated follow-up. Three years later, in Novemb ...

  23. Killer Mike On 'R.A.P. Music' Album: 'I'm Talking About Justice For America'

    April 04, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite his rise with Big Boi's Purple Ribbon All-Stars and a memorable guest verse on Bone Crusher's 2003 hit "Never Scared," Killer Mike runs the underground these days with politically and socially conscious dirty South street ...

  24. Andy Hull - Interview - SXSW 2012

    Andy Hull - Interview - SXSW 2012

    March 22, 2012 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Andy Hull - Interview - SXSW 2012 interview , zoroaster , max on the street , Washed Out , Tommy Stinson , SXSW , andy hull , El-P , DInosaur Jr , Killer Mike Videos Andy Hull Dinosaur Jr El-P Interview Killer Mike Tommy Stinson Tommy Stinson Washed ...

  25. Tommy Stinson - Interview - SXSW 2012

    Tommy Stinson - Interview - SXSW 2012

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  26. Max on the Street - Interview - SXSW 2012

    Max on the Street - Interview - SXSW 2012

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  27. Killer Mike - Interview - SXSW 2012

    Killer Mike - Interview - SXSW 2012

    March 22, 2012 12:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Killer Mike - Interview - SXSW 2012 interview , SXSW , El-P , Killer Mike , El-P , Interview , Killer Mike Videos El-P Interview Killer Mike ...

  28. A Guide To SXSW Music: Hot Parties, Big Showcases, Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2012 7:45 AM EDT SXSW Music is just about the most overwhelming festival experience the music industry serves up on a yearly basis, with thousands of bands spread across the city performing both unofficial and official SXSW events, house parties, free bar shows, b ...

  29. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  30. Big K.R.I.T. Recruits Yelawolf, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown & More for New Mixtape: Listen

    August 19, 2011 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 A day after the release of Big K.R.I.T. 's mixtape, " Last King 2: God's Machine " (August 19), 3 Little Digs drop footage of the recording behind one of the mixtape's cuts, "Happy Birthday Hip Hop," featuring Yela ...

  31. Exclusive: Grand Hustle Records Is 'Definitely Not Dismantled,' Says Jason Geter

    April 28, 2011 4:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Contrary to online reports, Grand Hustle Records -- the label formed by T.I. and Jason Geter and distributed by Atlantic Records -- has not been dismantled. Geter, Grand Hustle's co-CEO, spoke exclusively with Billboard.com's The Juice to ...

  32. Bun B Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    October 06, 2010 3:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  33. Hip-Hop Briefs: Killer Mike, Paul Wall, Consequence

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Rapper Killer Mike has officially signed to T.I.’s independent label, Grand Hustle records. "His album, 'I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II' is doing sales independently so we want to give that a chance to keep selling," says ...

  34. Trina Debuts High With Single Ladies' Anthem

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Trina is notorious for her provocative, sex-filled lyrics, but it seems her mainstream fan base likes her best when she's engaging in less dirty talk and more personal chit chat. Trina is notorious for her provocative, sex-filled lyrics, but it ...

  35. Artists Band Together For 'Jena 6' Benefit

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nick Cannon, Lloyd, Baby Boy, Sean P, Twista, Tank, Jagged Edge, Killer Mike, Bobby Brown, DTP's Small World and Hurricane Chris will perform at the "Jena 6 Empowerment Concert," to be held Sept. 29 i Nick Cannon, Lloyd, Baby Boy, Sea ...

  36. Artists Band Together For 'Jena 6' Benefit

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nick Cannon, Lloyd, Baby Boy, Sean P, Twista, Tank, Jagged Edge, Killer Mike, Bobby Brown, DTP's Small World and Hurricane Chris will perform at the "Jena 6 Empowerment Concert," to be held Sept. 29 in Birmingham, Ala. The event aim ...

  37. Prince, Andre 3000 Bolster West's 'Never Forget'

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dr. Cornel West's upcoming album, "Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations," touches down at a time when renewed debate over hip-hop lyrics and video imaging is still swirling post-Don Imus. Prince, Ta Dr. Cornel West's upcoming a ...

  38. Mastodon, The Hold Steady Feel The 'Hunger Force'

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Hold Steady, Andrew W.K. and Mastodon are among the acts that have been tapped for the soundtrack to the upcoming Adult Swim film, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters." Slated fo The Hold Steady, Andrew W.K. and Masto ...

  39. OutKast Finally Settles On 'Idlewild' Track List

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With just a few weeks left to spare, OutKast has finalized the track list for the long-awaited soundtrack to its film, "Idlewild." The album arrives Aug. 22 via LaFace/Zomba, while the film hits theat With just a few weeks left to spare, O ...

  40. 'King' T.I. Holds Court

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite a Grammy nomination, a hand in an Oscar win, a new album and film debut, this Atlanta rapper says he's only beginning to build his kingdom. Rapper T.I. is too busy getting his career hustle on to ponder where he expects to be in five ye ...

  41. Hip-Hop Heavyweights

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Houston rapper Chamillionaire's "The Sound of Revenge." Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Ho ...

  42. Chamillionaire Plots His 'Revenge'

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just as one-time colleague Paul Wall debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his latest album, "The Peoples Champ," Houston-based rapper Chamillionaire is plotting his own explosion into the mainstr Just as one-time colleague Paul Wall d ...

  43. Big Boi Unfurls Purple Ribbon At Virgin

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 OutKast principal Big Boi is ramping up for the launch of his Purple Ribbon imprint via Virgin. The first release will be a compilation from the Purple Ribbon All-Stars on Oct. 4, led by the single "K OutKast principal Big Boi is ramping up for ...

  44. Top Acts Recharge Sly & The Family Stone Classics

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, Moby, the Roots and the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am have recorded new music that has been combined with master tapes from Sly & the Family Stone to create the mate Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, ...

  45. 50 Cent, Nelly Win Big At The Source

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper 50 Cent won two major awards, including album of the year, while Nelly and Lil' Kim also took home trophies at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards last night (Oct. 13) in Miami. 50 Cent's "Get Rich Rapper 50 Cent won two major awar ...

  46. Crunk King Lil Jon Readies CD/DVD

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. The DVD is a video diary of the Dirty South rap act&# ...

  47. Drankin' Patnaz

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. The Atlanta-based duo's current ...

  48. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Ba ...

  49. Hot Rappers Roll On Mixtape Tour

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the Dirty South Mixtape Tour, set to launch tomorrow (July 31) in Jackson, Miss. Also featuring the Ying Yang Twins, Killer M David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & ...

  50. Mississippi: The Album

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent is definitely rap/hip-hop's man of the hour. 50 Cent is definitely rap/hip-hop's man of the hour. But a Southern revolution is taking shape, thanks to such soldiers as Killer Mike and Bone Crusher. Joining those ranks is David Bann ...

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