1. Salva Talks Pop Production, the San Francisco Scene & Being 'Butt-Hurt' About Beyonce Haters

    February 13, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Salva has done a complete 180 from when he first started putting out music in 2009. You might know him from his remix of Kanye West 's "Mercy" in 2012, but the DJ and producer born Paul Salva& ...

  2. Snoop Dogg Teases New Pharrell Collab in Weed Infomercial

    September 07, 2014 7:11 PM EDT Snoop Dogg and Pharrell have been cooking up something new in the studio, and the Doggfather took to Youtube to deliver a sneak peak. And, as he did so, he also gave us an almost literal taste of what his buddy  Kurupt  has been cooking up as we ...

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  4. Pac Div's 'Sneakerboxes': Song Premiere

    December 03, 2012 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 '[It's] a message to the nosy people who wonder how much money we make,' Mibbs on 'Sneakerboxes.' Pac Div has proudly represented the West Coast from the birth of its career, and has done so independently. But being a succes ...

  5. E-40 Preps Too Short Collaborative Album, Launches New Online Store

    October 23, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Months after the release of his album trilogy, "The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2, & 3 " (March 24), E-40 is on to his next project. The West Coast rapper is prepping a double-LP collaborative project with Too $hort , titled ...

  6. Kendrick Lamar: The Story Behind 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'

    October 22, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a Tuesday evening in early October and Kendrick Lamar just dozed off in the back of a black mini coach. He's got a black Top Dawg Entertainment hooded sweatshirt pulled low over his eyes as the inexplicable in-car entertainment, a liv ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Coachella 2012: 10 Best Performances of Both Weekends

    April 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 This year, Southern California got two Coachellas for the price of one. The unprecedented model of having identical festivals on consecutive weekends not only meant that more fans got to have fun in the blazing sun, it also gave the artists two chan ...

  9. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 16, 2012 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Tupac Hologram" were the two words on everyone's lips as Weekend 1 of Coachella 2012 came to a close, but the third day of the festival was more than just the projected image of a legendary, long-deceased rapper during Dr. Dre and Sn ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Thom Yorke Pairs With MF Doom, Bob Geldof Rails Against 'Glee'

    March 17, 2011 7:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Thom Yorke 'Probably' Making An Album With Rapper MF Doom Radiohead's Thom Yorke , fresh off his band's new "The King of Limbs" release, may ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins Possibly Retiring, 'Spider-Man' Slapped with New Violations

    March 04, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Phil Collins Retiring from Music? Former Genesis drummer and solo star Phil Collins has indicated that he is calling it quits from music. The 60-year-old has hearing prob ...

  12. Kurupt, "Streetlights"

    April 30, 2010 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Riding high on the critical success of "BlaQKout," his 2009 collaboration with DJ Quik , rapper Kurupt called on his West Coast brethren to help him maintain the momentum with "Streetlights," his first solo album since 2001. Kuru ...

  13. Death Row Back To Life With Publishing Deal, New Releases

    June 19, 2009 9:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music publisher EverGreen, which owns the catalogs of 2 Live Crew, Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and others, has signed a deal with WIDEawake, the Canada-based development company that acquired the assets of Death Row Records earlier this ...

  14. Snoop Dogg Tells His 'Story'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Snoop Dogg filmed a performance last night (March 13) for VH1's "Storytellers," backed by a 14-piece band and two DJs. Backed by a 14-piece band and two DJs, rapper Snoop Dogg filmed a performance for VH1's "Storytell ...

  15. Snoop Dogg / March 13, 2008 / New York (Steiner Studios)

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Backed by a 14-piece band and two DJs, rapper Snoop Dogg filmed a performance for VH1's "Storytellers" last night (March 13). Backed by a 14-piece band and two DJs, rapper Snoop Dogg filmed a performance for VH1's "Storytell ...

  16. N.O.R.E. Readies Two New Albums, Capone Collab

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a reggaeton turn, New York-turned-Miami rapper N.O.R.E. wants "to come back to hip-hop strong" -- to the tune of three new projects. After a reggaeton turn, New York-turned-Miami rapper N.O.R.E. wants "to come back to hip-hop st ...

  17. NORE Snag Swizz Beatz, Pharrell For Indie Album

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After testing the reggaeton waters with last year's "N.O.R.E. Y La Familia... Ya Tu Sabe," Queens rapper NORE is going back to basics with "Global Warming 11368," which he will release independently i After testing the regga ...

  18. Snoop Dogg Helms 'Big Squeeze' Compilation

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg is at the helm of a new compilation, "The Big Squeeze," due April 24 via Doggy Style Records/Koch. Snoop Dogg is at the helm of a new compilation, "The Big Squeeze," due April 24 via Doggy Style Records/Koch. Snoop is ...

  19. Xzibit Gets Positive, Political On 'Full Circle'

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due Sept. 19, rapper Xzibit's new album, "Full Circle," will now arrive Oct. 17. Originally due Sept. 19, rapper Xzibit's new album, "Full Circle," will now arrive Oct. 17. As previously reported , the set wi ...

  20. Snoop Wading Through 300 Songs For New Album

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg has set Oct. 17 as the release date for his next Doggystyle/Geffen solo album, "Blue Carpet Treatment." Prospective tracks for the new disc were previewed for media in New York yesterday (J Snoop Dogg has set Oct. 17 as the rele ...

  21. 26OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 26-July 2, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 26 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Def Leppard (also scheduled: Carson Kressley). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Death Row, Mariah Carey, Zappa Plays Zappa

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Death Row, Mariah Carey, Zappa Plays Zappa Now that Marion "Suge" Knight Jr. and Death Row Records have filed for bankruptcy, a number of parties flush with cash are snooping around the label's sizeable master and publishing c ...

  23. Teene Marie Polishes 'Sapphire'

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soul singer Teena Marie will on May 9 release her second Cash Money Classics/Universal album, "Sapphire." Soul singer Teena Marie will on May 9 release her second Cash Money Classics/Universal album, "Sapphire." The set features ...

  24. Compilation Nation

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace." Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacri ...

  25. Southern Rap Sounds

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Lil Wayne will this week unveil his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly formed Young Money Entertainment imprint with Cash Money Records. Rapper Lil Wayne will this week unveil his fifth album, " ...

  26. Alkaholiks Calling It Quits After New CD

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rap collective tha Alkaholiks will release their fifth and final album, "Firewater," in February via Waxploitation and Koch Records. Rap collective tha Alkaholiks will release their fifth and final album, "Firewater," in February ...

  27. Lil Wayne Nabs Kurupt, Lil' Mo For New CD

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Lil Wayne will issue his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly formed Young Money Entertainment imprint with Cash Money Records. Rapper Lil Wayne will issue his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," ...

  28. Snoop's Label Inks Deal With Koch

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records have entered into a joint partnership with Koch Records. Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records have entered into a joint partnership with Koch Records. The first release as part of the multi-album deal, "Sn ...

  29. Milian 'Cool' As Film, Soundtrack Star

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Along with playing the lead in the forthcoming feature "Be Cool," Christina Milian contributes two new songs to the film's soundtrack, due March 1 via TVT. Along with playing the lead in the forthcoming feature "Be Cool," Ch ...

  30. Godfather Buried Alive

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shyne is one of hip-hop's most controversial stars. Given his previous affiliations with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and his current imprisonment, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based MC has been through a lot in the p Shyne is one of hip-hop's mo ...

  31. Hot Product

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Westside Connection 'Threat' Matrix Westside Connection, the west-coast rap supergroup featuring Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC, this week releases "Terrorist Threats," its first album in seven years. The Priority album is the follow-u ...

  32. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from rap outfit Boo Yaa TRIBE, "West Kosta Nostra" (Sarinjay), featuring guest spots from Eminem, B Real, Kurupt and Mack 10, among others. -- Wu-Tang Cla ...

  33. Westside Connection Preps New 'Threat'

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Westside Connection, the west-coast rap supergroup featuring Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC, will drop its first album in seven years later this year. The set, "Terrorist Threats," will arrive Dec. 9 via Pr Westside Connection, the west-coast ra ...

  34. Breaking & Entering

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Rhian Benson, Year Of The Rabbit, Young Roscoe and Shadows Fall. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and enteri ...

  35. Eminem Raps With Boo Yaa Tribe

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem and Cypress Hill's B-Real have recorded the song "911" with veteran rap outfit Boo Yaa Tribe which will appear on the latter's upcoming album, "West Kosta Nostra." "Hip-hop is in a state of 911 Eminem and Cy ...

  36. Young Roscoe Philaphornia

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having a famous sibling can sometimes doom an up-and-coming artist. Not so for Roscoe. Having a famous sibling can sometimes doom an up-and-coming artist. Not so for Roscoe. His debut album, Young Roscoe Philaphornia, will surely make his older brot ...

  37. Tha Row Soundtrack All In The 'Family'

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Suge Knight's Tha Row record label has set a March 25 release date for the soundtrack to the film "Dysfunktional Family," a biopic about comedian Eddie Griffin. The soundtrack will feature tracks by t Suge Knight's Tha Row record ...

  38. After Delays, D.O.C. Ready To Drop 'Deuce'

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The Deuce" will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 on Silverback Records/RUMM/RED. The album, rumored for release as early as a year ago, w Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O ...

  39. Billboard Bits: VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, Sum 41, Kurupt

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, Sum 41, Kurupt Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Norah Jones, and John Mayer have joined the list of performers for the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, set for Dec. 15 at Los Angeles' Grand Olympic Auditorium. The show w ...

  40. The Morning After

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Four years after the release of her mega hit single "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," Deborah Cox has followed Clive Davis from Arista to J and hooked up with a host of producers—including Jermai Four years after the release of her mega ...

  41. Billboard Bits: 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Gabriel & More

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Rocktoberfest, Peter Gabriel Outkast's Dre and fellow rapper Kurupt have joined the cast of "Two Cops," Billboard.com has learned. The movie, starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett, is about t ...

  42. Snoop Dogg Shows Who's 'Boss'

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg takes aim at Death Row founder Suge Knight on his forthcoming Priority/Capitol album "Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss," due Nov. 26. "Suge Knight's a b*tch and that's on my life," the rapper sa Snoop Dogg takes a ...

  43. Still More Bounce

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For many West Coast rappers, Roger Troutman and his inspired funk stylings were an essential part of their musical upbringing. For many West Coast rappers, Roger Troutman and his inspired funk stylings were an essential part of their musical upbring ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Kurupt, Mathus/Guy, No Good

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Kurupt, James Mathus/Buddy Guy, No Good Rapper Kurupt will release the home video "G-TV" on Feb. 19 via Southwest Distributors. The film, available on two VHS tapes or a double-disc DVD, chronicles life on the road with the rapper, ...

  45. R&B/Hip-Hop Stars To Honor Roger Troutman

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have contributed tracks to an upcoming tribute to the late R&B/funk artist Roger Troutman of Zapp. Wolfpac Records' "Still Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBa ...

  46. Cypress Hill Continues Rock Embrace

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the release today (Dec. 4) of Cypress Hill's new Columbia album, "Stoned Raiders," the Latino hip-hop act is continuing its exploration of the rap-meets-rock world, which it first attempted on th With the release today (Dec. 4) o ...

  47. 'Music' Makes Nate Dogg's Statement

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 West Coast hook master Nate Dogg has never strayed too far from the spotlight since "Regulate" -- the singer's 1994 hit with Warren G -- introduced a hip-hop nation already smitten with the laid-back West Coast hook master Nate Dogg h ...

  48. D.O.C. Drafts Xzibit, Ice Cube For 'Deuce'

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Seminal West Coast rapper The D.O.C. will return with his first album in five years, "Deuce," in early 2002 on the artist's independent label, Silverback Records. The record will feature guest spots f Seminal West Coast rapper The D.O ...

  49. Tha Liks Bring 'X.O.' To DVD

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While party-centered hip-hop group Tha Liks was on tour with Snoop Dogg, the trio was mindful of its fans during all of its off-stage antics. In fact, the group spent much of the summer and fall tour While party-centered hip-hop group Tha Liks was o ...

  50. Cypress Hill's 'Stoned' Bumped To December

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The release of Cypress Hill's upcoming Columbia album, "Stoned Raiders," has been bumped to Dec. 4. Originally due out Nov. 13, the album features hip-hop and hard rock tracks, and features guest appe The release of Cypress Hill' ...

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