1. Nas Unveils North American Tour Plans

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due July 15 via Def Jam. In between performance dates on this summer's Rock th ...

  2. Mos Def Hits The Studio With Mr. DJ

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def is hard at work on his upcoming album "The Estatic," but not with Kanye West, as previously reported . The MC is now working closely with Outkast producer Mr. DJ on the project, which is slated for release later this year on Down ...

  3. Poll Recap

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Last week, we asked our readers: Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Here are the responses from the 1,662 respondents: Rothbury Festival n ...

  4. Peter Hadar

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Everything comes full circle. Just ask R&B/soul singer Peter Hadar. Everything comes full circle. Just ask R&B/soul singer Peter Hadar. Though born into a performance-minded family (his father was a singer and an actor) and blessed with musi ...

  5. Summer Fun

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celine Dion. Radiohead. Rock the Bells with Tribe Called Quest, Nas, and Mos Def. Kanye West with Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D. Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the sum Celine Dion. Radiohead. Rock the Bells with Trib ...

  6. A Tribe Called Quest, Nas Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Calle After breaking out last year with a handful ...

  7. Tribe, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul Lead Rock The Bells

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim a ...

  8. The Roots Bump 'Birthday' From New Album

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, has fallen off of "Rising Down," due April 29 via Def Jam. The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features ...

  9. Mos Def To Play Chuck Berry In Chess Film

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/actor Mos Def will play legendary rock'n'roller Chuck Berry in "Cadillac Records," which is filming in New Jersey. Beyonce is starring as Etta James in the film, which chronicles the rise of le Rapper/actor Mos Def will pl ...

  10. India.Arie Launches SoulBird Label

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In partnership with Universal Republic Records, India.Arie is launching a new label, SoulBird Music. In partnership with Universal Republic Records, India.Arie is launching a new label, SoulBird Music. Georgia native Anthony David, a longtime musica ...

  11. The Roots 'Rise' On Upcoming Album

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' ?uestlove and Black Thought hosted a private listening session on Thursday (March 6th) of their upcoming 10th album, "Rising Down," set for an April 29 release via Def Jam. "Rising" features guest appearances fr ...

  12. Mos Def Working With Kanye On Downtown Debut

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Freshly signed to Downtown Recordings, rapper Mos Def is in the studio working on a new album. Freshly signed to Downtown Recordings, rapper Mos Def is in the studio working on a new album. According to Downtown head Josh Deutsch, Kanye West will pr ...

  13. Black August / August 26 2007 / New York, New York. (Nokia Theater)

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Black August concert, which honors freedom fighters and political prisoners, took over New York’s Nokia Theater on Sunday, August 26th, with a huge hip-hop bill that included Dead Prez, T The annual Black August concert, which honors free ...

  14. 9th Wonder's 'Dream' Comes True With New Album

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus Records. Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2, ...

  15. Common Rapping For Zune, Starbucks

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Common may be busy prepping for the July 31 release of his upcoming Geffen album, "Finding Forever," and shooting the new film "The Night Watchman," but the rapper still plans to take time out this su Common may be busy prepping ...

  16. Radio 4 Tunes In For D'Ambrosio Documentary

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New York rock act Radio 4 is penning the score for the Antonino D'Ambrosio documentary "Let Fury Have the Hour," which examines the political impact of artists like the Clash and Manu Chao over the pa New York rock act Radio 4 is penn ...

  17. B.B. King Blues Club Owner To Open New Venue

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The HighLine Ballroom, a new performance space in New York's meat packing district on 16th Street (between 9th & 10th Aves), will open April 30 with a concert by Lou Reed. The first month at the HighLine Ballroom will feature performances ...

  18. Nas, Roots, Mos Def Bolster Rock The Bells Lineup

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nas has jumped on the board the traveling Rock the Bells festival this summer, where he will share the stage with the Wu-Tang Clan, Rage Against The Machine and others. Nas has jumped on the board the traveling Rock the Bells festival this summer, w ...

  19. 07OnTV

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Feb. 12-18, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 13 "Wheel of Fortune: Country Music Stars Week," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Montgomery Gentry, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Azar. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CB ...

  20. 02OnTV

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 8-14, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 8 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Jennifer Hudson (also scheduled: David Arquette). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s ...

  21. Omarion Turns '21' At No. 1

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his sophomore solo effort, "21" ... The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack bounces 31-3 following the wide release of the film on Christmas Day ... Rock and rap albums jump up the chart whi ...

  22. Hidden Beach Rounds Up Jill Scott's 'Collaborations'

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scott's best known duets have been compiled for the album "Collaborations," due Jan. 30 via Hidden Beach. The set features tracks with Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Will S Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scot ...

  23. Marley Under 'Control' With Mos Def, Ben Harper

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Mind Control," the long-awaited solo debut from reggae royalty Stephen Marley, will be released on Feb. 6 via Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths/Universal Republic. The set will feature cameos from friends and "Mind Control," the long-awai ...

  24. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John celebrates 40 years of collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin, DJ Shadow goes hip-hop in a major way, Clay Aiken revives some enduring power ballads and Lupe Fiasco explodes out of Chica Black Eyed Peas principal Fergie's "Th ...

  25. Automator's 'Omakase' Still Not Ready To Eat

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It seems "Omakase" wound up a casualty of MCA's 2003 merger with Geffen, which cost a number of artists their record deals and ultimately led the Roots to bolt for Def Jam. In the fall of 2004, in-demand producer Dan "the Automat ...

  26. Automator Puts Bounce Into Star-Studded '2K7' CD

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is behind the boards with a host of hip-hop stars on the soundtrack for the upcoming 2K Sports video game "NBA 2K7," due next month via Decon Records. Producer Dan "The Automator" N ...

  27. Mos Def Conjures 'Magic' On New Album

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Mos Def makes an uncharacteristically quick return next month with a new studio album, "Tru3 Magic." Due Sept. 19 via Geffen, the set boasts production from Pharrell Williams, Kayne West and Ri Rapper Mos Def makes an uncharacterist ...

  28. Billboard Bits: Rhymefest, BT, Wynonna Judd

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Rhymefest will join the reunited A Tribe Called Quest on the second annual 2K Sports Bounce tour. Rapper Rhymefest will join the reunited A Tribe Called Quest on the second annual 2K Sports Bounce tour. As previously reported , the trek begin ...

  29. Scritti Politti Goes Live For New Album

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the past 26 years, Green Gartside suffered from stage fright so severe, it kept him from attempting a single performance. For the past 26 years, Green Gartside suffered from stage fright so severe, it kept him from attempting a single performanc ...

  30. Jurassic 5 Nabs DMB, Mos Def For New Album

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 will release its first album in four years, "Feedback," July 25 via Interscope. The set is led by the single "Work It Out," which features the Dave Matthews Band, while "Wher Hip-hop outfit Jurassic ...

  31. Mos Def, Wu-Tang Lead 'Rock The Bells' Bill

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Wu-Tang Clan, Redman and De La Soul are among the hip-hop artists performing at the 2006 Rock the Bells festival. The concert will take place Aug. 5 at the NOS Events Center in S Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Wu-Tang Clan, Redman and D ...

  32. Nas Declares 'Hip Hop Is Dead'

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver his first album for the label, "Hip-Hop Is Dead," in late September. The rapper made the announcement last night (May 18) while performing on the first leg of la Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver ...

  33. 'High School' Returns To The Top Of The Class

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After nine straight weeks of sales increases, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" returns to the top of the The Billboard 200. The Walt Disney Records set sold 142,000 copies in the United States, After nine straight weeks of sales inc ...

  34. Billboard Bits: Coachella, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Zakk Wylde

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Coachella, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Zakk Wylde The "Coachella" documentary , chronicling the first six editions of the storied California festival, will be released on DVD April 18 via Anti-. In addition to performances by Radiohead, ...

  35. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The third solo album from Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen, a covers album from country icon Wilie Nelson, a long-awaited comprehensive Pretenders boxed set and a reconfigured version of post-punk le The long-overdue North American debut of U.K. ro ...

  36. Mos Def Eyeing Black Panthers Drama

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Mos Def ("16 Blocks") and Sophie Okonedo ("Hotel Rwanda") are in final talks to co-star in the indie drama "Stringbean and Marcus," playing two former Black Panthers members who have fallen out Rapper Mos Def (&q ...

  37. Roots Rocking Chappelle's 'Block,' Grammy Jam

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson served as the musical director for the impromptu 2004 "Block Party" concert organized by comedian Dave Chappelle in Brooklyn, N.Y., so it's only fitting that h Roots drummer Ahmir &qu ...

  38. Massive Attack Plots Best-Of, New Album, Tour

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While it progresses on its fifth studio album, influential British rock act Massive Attack has set an April 4 release for the retrospective "Collected." While it progresses on its fifth studio album, influential British rock act Massive At ...

  39. Hi-Tek Busy With Solo CD, Dre, Snoop

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Noted producer Hi-Tek calls himself a free agent right now, but is keeping busy with a number of projects. Noted producer Hi-Tek calls himself a free agent right now, but is keeping busy with a number of projects. The Cincinnati-reared Tek has two s ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Roots Ink With Def Jam Left, Prep Compilations

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop outfit the Roots have split with Geffen and signed to Def Jam Left. The group's new album, "Game Theory," is expected for release sometime next year. As first tipped here this summer, hip-hop outfit the Roots have split with G ...

  42. Kweli Teams With Koch For New Album

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Talib Kweli has inked a one-album deal with Koch, which will on Nov. 22 release his next project, "Right About Now." Rapper Talib Kweli has inked a one-album deal with Koch, which will on Nov. 22 release his next project, "Righ ...

  43. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (al ...

  44. 6 Questions With Alicia Keys

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In less than five years, Alicia Keys has accomplished more than seasoned performers twice her age, from releasing two multiplatinum albums and winning nine Grammy Awards to consistently selling out co In less than five years, Alicia Keys has accompl ...

  45. Keys 'Unplugs' For 3rd Straight No. 1 Disc

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys extends her chart-topping legacy this week, notching her third consecutive No. 1 bow on The Billboard 200. With first-week U.S. sales of 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Un Alicia Keys extends her chart-topping legac ...

  46. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (als ...

  47. Mos Def, Talib Kweli Teaming For Tour

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Longtime hip-hop colleagues Mos Def and Talib Kweli will team for a fall tour under the heading Breed Love Odyssey, marking their first appearances together since a one-off reunion of their group Blac Longtime hip-hop colleagues Mos Def and Talib Kw ...

  48. Plugging In

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys' "Unplugged" CD/DVD, due this week via J, has no shortage of special guests, including Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley and Maroon 5's Adam Levine. Alicia Keys' "Unplugged" CD/DVD, due this week via J, ha ...

  49. Keys Nearly Had Bruce, Keef For 'Unplugged'

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys' "Unplugged" CD/DVD (due Oct. 11 via J) has no shortage of special guests, including Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley and Maroon 5's Adam Levine. But the project nearly got a major lift from Alicia Keys' " Unp ...

  50. Jay-Z Pursuing The Roots, Mulling Album

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Def Jam president/CEO Jay-Z is not resting on his laurels. The artist tells Billboard he is mulling the creation of the label Def Jam Left, which he describes as "an artist-driven label with very low Def Jam president/CEO Jay-Z is not resting o ...

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