1. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. "GHETTO BILL," MASTER P 2. "The Warrior's Code," Dropkick Murphys 3. "Vans Warped Tour 2005 Compilation," Various Artists 4. "The Silence In Black And White," Hawthorne Heig ...

  2. B&E: Natalie

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Natalie. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering the Billboard charts. Twenty five-year-old Natalie got her first big ...

  3. Rappers Wax Financial At Detroit Summit

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was all business -- literally -- at Saturday's (May 14) Detroit Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment, the first stop on the Hip-Hop Action Summit Network's (HSAN) seven-city Get Your Money Right It was all business -- literally -- at ...

  4. Master P Pleads Not Guilty To Gun Charges

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Master P and his brother pleaded not guilty yesterday (March 30) to a felony charge of carrying unregistered loaded guns. Rapper Master P and his brother pleaded not guilty yesterday (March 30) to a felony charge of carrying unregistered load ...

  5. Master P, Brother Booked On Gun Charges

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Master P and his brother were charged yesterday (March 28) with carrying unregistered loaded guns. Rapper Master P and his brother were charged yesterday (March 28) with carrying unregistered loaded guns. The 37-year-old rapper, whose real na ...

  6. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original ...

  7. 'O' Puts Omarion On Top

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo career makes a grand entrance this week, as the debut album "O" bows on top of The Billboard 200. The T.U.G./Epic/Sony Music set sold 182,000 copies in the United St Former B2K frontman Omarion' ...

  8. C-Murder Shoots Video Behind Bars

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper C-Murder, who is in a New Orleans jail awaiting a murder trial, has angered the sheriff by recording parts of his forthcoming music video behind bars. Rapper C-Murder, who is in a New Orleans jail awaiting a murder trial, has angered the sher ...

  9. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death, a mural is painted in the Bronx section of New York by graffiti artists Tats Crew. The mural replaces one painted the year 2001 - To commemorate the first ...

  10. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first 1999 - Bill Givens, founde ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Romeo, Josh Gracin, Wynonna

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Romeo, Josh Gracin, Wynonna As previously tipped here , teenage rapper/actor Romeo will release his third album, "Romeoland," Sept. 21 via No Limit/Koch Records. The album is led by first single "My Cinderella" featuring ...

  12. Court To Hip-Hop Nation: No Free Samples

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A federal appeals court ruled yesterday (Sept. 7) that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in their work -- even minor, unrecognizable snippets of music. A federal appeals court ruled yesterday (Sept. 7) that rap artists should ...

  13. Nuggets Cut Master P From Summer Squad

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Percy Miller, aka rapper Master P, has been cut from the Denver Nuggets' summer league team. The CEO of No Limit Records was among players trimmed from the squad before the basketball team's practice Percy Miller, aka rapper Master P, has ...

  14. Koch Claims Top Three On Indie Albums Chart

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hung, Master P and Sugarcult fuel distributor's feat. KOCH Entertainment Distribution has captured the top three positions on the Billboard Independent Album Chart for the first time in the company's history. Sister company Koch Records ...

  15. Koch Claims Top Two On Indie Albums Chart

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT William Hung, Master P lead the countdown. Koch Records has the top two spots on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart this week, for the first time in the label's history. The debut album from "American Idol" reject William ...

  16. Arrest In Soulja Slim Murder Case

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New Orleans police said they have arrested a man in the November fatal shooting of rapper Soulja Slim. The 26 year-old artist, whose real name was James Tapp, was killed Nov. 26 on the front lawn of a New Orleans police said they have arrested a man ...

  17. Lil' Romeo, Master P Films Find A Home

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Walt Disney Co.-based production company Beacon Pictures is banking on the appeal of father-son rappers Master P and Lil' Romeo to pack a punch at the box office, having picked up a pair of projects i Walt Disney Co.-based production company Be ...

  18. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 8-14, 2003).

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 8-14, 2003). Put down the remote! This is the week of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. You can forget all other programming, really. Nowhere else are you going to ...

  19. Tunes On TV

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Alicia Keys (also scheduled: Gwyneth Paltrow). "The Sharon Osbourne Show, ...

  20. Rapper Soulja Slim Murdered

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Soulja Slim (real name: James Tapp) was shot and killed last week on the front lawn of the two-story duplex he'd bought for his mother in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. The Nov. 26 murder Rapper Soulja Slim (real name: James Ta ...

  21. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 17-23, 2003. The Britney Spears train continues to roll this week with a slew of appearances on Monday, the day before the U.S. release of her latest Jive album "In th ...

  22. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria ...

  23. Rapper C-Murder Convicted Of Murder

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper C-Murder will spend life in prison after a conviction of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy. Rapper C-Murder will spend life in prison after a conviction of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a ...

  24. Prosecutor Says C-Murder Shot La. Teen

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A teen killed in a nightclub shooting was a devoted fan of the rapper charged in his slaying, according to the prosecutor in the murder trial of C-Murder (real name: Corey Miller). A teen killed in a nightclub shooting was a devoted fan of the rappe ...

  25. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 8-14, 2003. It's back to school and back to work -- the summer is over. Well, it's not technically over until the 23rd of the month, but unofficially, life gets ...

  26. Jury Selection Opens In C-Murder Trial

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jury selection begins today (Sept. 8) in C-Murder's second-degree murder trial in Gretna, La. Jury selection begins today (Sept. 8) in C-Murder's second-degree murder trial in Gretna, La. The charges against the rapper, whose real name is ...

  27. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Rapper Cam'ron (Cameron Giles) is arrested on the outskirts of New York's Times Square. Police pull the rapper's Land Rover over on 42nd St. and 11th Avenue after the vehicle makes an il 2002 - Rapper Cam ...

  28. Master P, Romeo Sitcom Bows Next Month

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Romeo!," the sitcom starring rap mogul Master P and his 13-year-old rapper/son Lil' Romeo, will premiere Sept. 13 on Nickelodeon. "Romeo!," the sitcom starring rap mogul Master P and his 13-year-old rapper/son Lil' Rom ...

  29. Master P, Lil' Romeo Team For Sitcom

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/producer Master P figures the best way to keep an eye on his 13-year-old son, rapper/actor Lil' Romeo, is to be his co-star. They're part of a musical family in "Romeo!," a comedy series debuti Rapper/producer Master P fig ...

  30. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original ...

  31. 50 Cent Rings Up No. 1 Single

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent may have lost the top slot on The Billboard 200 to R. Kelly, but his single "In Da Club" claims the No. 1 post this week on Billboard's Hot 100. The cut knocks Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" fe 50 Cent may have l ...

  32. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death, a mural is painted in the Bronx section of New York by graffiti artists Tats Crew. The mural replaces one painted the year 2001 - To commemorate the first ...

  33. Art Imitates Life In Master P/Romeo Comedy

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Father-and-son rappers Master P and Lil' Romeo will star together in the urban family comedy "Uncle P," with video director Bernard Gourly making his feature film debut. Production is scheduled to beg Father-and-son rappers Master P a ...

  34. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first 1999 - Bill Givens, founde ...

  35. Master P Ordered To Pay Grandma Damages

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been ordered to pay $105,000 in punitive damages to a grandmother whose voice was secretly recorded and used to introduce a cut on artist Magic's album "Sky's th Master P (real name: Percy Miller ...

  36. Hot Product

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Lil' Romeo, Dashboard Confessional, Tyrese, and more. Name 'Game' Lil' Romeo is only 13-years-old, but he's already a music veteran after conquering the Billboard charts last year with his debut si ...

  37. 50TunesOnTV

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 9 " The 2002 Billboard Music Awards ," Fox Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Cher, Faith Hill, Joe, Annie Lennox, L ...

  38. Cedric 'The Entertainer' To Host Billboard Awards

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Comedian Cedric "The Entertainer" will host the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, airing Dec. 9 on Fox live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Cedric, who stars in the Fox show "Cedric The Enter Comedian Cedric "The Enterta ...

  39. Timberlake, Hill Sign On For Billboard Music Awards

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake and Faith Hill have been added to the performance lineup for the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, joining previously announced performers Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd. Justin Timberlake and Faith Hill have been added ...

  40. Cher To Be Honored At Billboard Awards

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-winning diva Cher will receive the Artist Achievement award during the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, set to air Dec. 9 on Fox live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The award, which Grammy-winning diva Cher will receive the Artist ...

  41. Avril, Creed, Nelly To Play 2002 Billboard Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, set to air live Dec. 9 on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vega Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd ...

  42. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria ...

  43. Judge Sides With No Limit Films In Copyright Suit

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A U.S. District Court Judge in Nashville has ruled in favor of Master P's No Limit Films, one of more than 800 original defendants, including music publishers, copyright administrators, record labels, A U.S. District Court Judge in Nashville ha ...

  44. Lil' Romeo Seeks 'Lil' Juliet' On The Big Screen

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wherefore art thou, Lil' Romeo? Where else but in the eponymously titled "Lil' Romeo and Lil' Juliet," an MGM film starring rapper Lil' Romeo that Artists Production Group's Mark Canton will produce w Wherefore art ...

  45. Scarface Offers Up His 'Greatest'

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently successful artists, has recorded one new track for a greatest-hits set that streets Oct. 22 on Rap-A-Lot/Virgin Records. The new "L Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Graeme ""Shirley"" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49. 2001 - Graeme ""Shirley"" Strachan, singer of '70s Australia ...

  48. Lord Willin'

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the history of hip-hop, and with the exception of Tru (Master P, C-Murder, and Silkk the Shocker), there have been very few brotherly acts that have attained success. In the history of hip-hop, and with the exception of Tru (Master P, C-Murder, a ...

  49. Chris Thomas Mixes Old With New On 'Dirty'

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Thomas King -- who played Tommy Johnson in the film "O Brother Where Art Thou" and was featured prominently on the soundtrack and subsequent Down From the Mountain tours... Chris Thomas King -- who played Tommy Johnson in the film &q ...

  50. Beyonce, Master P Top 'Teenfest' Bill

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 San Diego's Coors Amphitheater will be given over to youth Aug. 31 as Blockbuster Teenfest '02 brings to the venue a job fair, celebrity Olympics, and a concert featuring Destiny's Child singer Beyonc San Diego's Coors Amphitheat ...

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