1. Rawkus Resurfaces With RED

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rawkus Records, the famed hip-hop label that was once home to Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Company Flow, has resurfaced via a long-term distribution agreement with RED Distribution. Rawkus Records, the famed hip-hop label that was once home to Mos Def ...

  2. Rock, Hip-Hop, Latin To Collide At AmsterJam

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In what is being touted as the biggest "mash-up" concert ever held, a host of rock, hip-hop and Latin acts will descend on New York's Randall's Island in August for the inaugural AmsterJam. In what is being touted as the biggest ...

  3. 2005 BET Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 BET Awards, to be handed out June 28 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre: Best female, hip-hop: Miri Ben-Ari Jackie-O Remy Martin Shawnna Best male, hip-hop 50 Cent Jay-Z Ludacris Snoop Dogg ...

  4. Sixth Coachella Fest Offers Numerous Highlights

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlighted the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which concluded last night (May 1) in Indio, Calif. About 50, Performances from some of the world's ...

  5. The Roots Getting Back In The 'Game'

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eclectic hip-hop outfit the Roots are eyeing a February 2006 release date for their next Geffen studio album, "Game Theory." Eclectic hip-hop outfit the Roots are eyeing a February 2006 release date for their next Geffen studio album, &quo ...

  6. Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails To Headline Coachella

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The fest will also feature reunion Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the si ...

  7. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chemical Brothers 'Button' Pushers Veteran electronica purveyors the Chemical Brothers return this week with a new Astralwerks album, "Push the Button." In addition to a guest turn from rapper Q-Tip on the single "Galvanize, ...

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005).

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005). HAPPY NEW YEAR! For many years I have lived by a rule that has kept me safe within the walls of my home or that of a close friend on New Year's Eve. It's on ...

  9. Foxx, Spacey Earn Musical Globe Nominations

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16. Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awa ...

  10. Keys Calls For African AIDS Action

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) approaching, singer/songwriter Alicia Keys is calling upon her peers in the music industry to raise their voices to help millions suffering from AIDS in Africa. "The disea With World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) approaching, s ...

  11. Chemical Bros. Nail Down 'Button' Track List

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Chemical Brothers have unveiled additional details of their new album, "Push the Button," due Jan. 25 via Astralwerks. The Chemical Brothers have unveiled additional details of their new album, "Push the Button," due Jan. 25 ...

  12. The New Danger

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Five years after the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, "Black on Both Sides," the real "danger" for Mos Def is whether fickle hip-hop fans remember his musical inclinations. Five years after the release of his crit ...

  13. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Eddie Vedder, Tim Booth

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Mos Def, Eddie Vedder, Tim Booth Mos Def will next month return to famed New York jazz nightclub the Blue Note's Another Side Series, at which he performed last year. The rapper-turned-actor will perform two shows a night Nov. 3-5 backe ...

  14. Strait Arrow: '50 Number Ones' On Top Again

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) is the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The set sold 190,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, For a second week in a row, George ...

  15. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Celine, Mos Def debut in top five. Celine, Mos Def debut in top five. News Mos Def ...

  16. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...

  17. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...

  18. TunesonTV

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 11-17, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 11 "National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour," Sundance Channel Featured artists: Babyface, Jackson Browne, Dixie Chick ...

  19. Hot Product

    October 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The first album since 1999 from rapper Mos Def, "The New Danger" (Geffen). A combination book/album of songs inspired by motherhood from Celine Dion, "Miracle" ...

  20. VH1 Honors Hip-Hop

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Fat Joe, MC Hammer and Sugar Hill Gang were among the artists who performed in all-star collaborations last night (Oct. 3) at the inaugural VH1 Hip Hop Honors. Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Fat Joe, MC H ...

  21. The Beautiful Struggle

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After recording well-received projects with Black Star partner Mos Def and Reflection Eternal colleague Hi-Tek, Talib Kweli went on his own in 2002 with "Quality." On this sophomore solo jaunt, the ly After recording well-received projects ...

  22. Stars Sign On For Charles Tribute Special

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder, Usher and Norah Jones are among the artists who will celebrate Ray Charles at an October tribute concert that will be taped for later broadcast on CBS. "Genius: A Night for Ray Charles" Stevie Wonder, Usher and Norah Jones a ...

  23. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 20-26)

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 20-26, 2004). URBAN LEGEND: Keith Urban is a country superstar in the making. With the release of his latest album, "Be Here" (Capitol Records Nashville), look for him a couple of ...

  24. Automator Enjoys 'Omakase,' Remixes Beck

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although his second album with Prince Paul as Handsome Boy Modeling School is due in November, producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura tells Billboard.com he has a host of intriguing projects in various Although his second album with Prince ...

  25. Kweli Reveals His 'Struggle'

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Talib Kweli will unveil his sophomore album, "The Beautiful Struggle," Sept. 28 via Rawkus. First single "I Try" features Mary J. Blige, while other guests dropping in on the album include Res, Rapper Talib Kweli will unve ...

  26. 36TunesOnTV

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 30 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Kris Kristofferson announces 2004 CMA Awards nominees (also scheduled: Maggie Gyllenhaal ...

  27. Taken to the Next Phase (Reconstructions)

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Isley Brothers' rich musical legacy has been covered by contemporary R&B/pop artists and provided the melodic backdrop to many rap/ hip-hop recordings. The Isley Brothers' rich musical legacy has been covered by contemporary R& ...

  28. Reed, Simon, Mos Def Rock For Freedom

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lou Reed, Paul Simon and Mos Def are among the acts confirmed to perform at the Freedom Concert, sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Lou Reed, Paul Simon and Mos Def are among the acts confirmed to perform at the Freedom Concert, ...

  29. LL Cool J, Big Boi Lead Atlanta SoulFest

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 LL Cool J and Big Boi, of Atlanta-based hip-hop act OutKast, will headline the inaugural SoulFest event in the Georgia capitol. LL Cool J and Big Boi, of Atlanta-based hip-hop act OutKast, will headline the inaugural SoulFest event in the Georgia ca ...

  30. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (July 26-Aug. 1, 2004). HEY PORTER, CHECKIT, AIII ? The anomaly that is "Da Ali G Show" -- which rides the fine line between hysterical and thoroughly annoying -- will feature an appeara ...

  31. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to t ...

  32. 'Danger': Mos Def Returns In September

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. The 18- ...

  33. Sources: Geffen, Rawkus Split

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Geffen has ended its contract with Rawkus, sources say. Geffen has ended its contract with Rawkus, sources say. The label, home to such artists as Mos Def and Talib Kweli, was affiliated with MCA Records before the latter was folded into Geffen. A ...

  34. Floacism "Live"

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Floetry's fresh fusion of old-school soul and life-honed spoken word on last year's stellar "Floetic" have garnered a string of success-building singles—"Floetic," "Say Yes," "Getting Late"&#x2 F ...

  35. Mos Def Dons Lab Coat For New Film

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Mos Def has been tapped to star with Alan Rickman in "Something the Lord Made," an original movie for HBO about the true story of heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, a whit Rapper Mos Def has been tapped to star ...

  36. Kanye West Goes Back To 'College'

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After various delays, producer Kanye West's star-packed debut album, "The College Dropout," will be released Jan. 27 via Roc-A-Fella. First single "Through the Wire" topped out at No. 88 on Billboard' After various dela ...

  37. Cypress Hill Sets 6th Smoke Out

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sets by Linkin Park, DMX, Obie Trice, Pennywise and the return of rapper Ice-T's hard rock band Body Count will be among the highlights of Cypress Hill's sixth annual Smoke Out festival. Set for Nov. Sets by Linkin Park, DMX, Obie Trice, P ...

  38. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly online column examining music events and shows on television. The '80s, indie rock and women! Now this is what I call a fine week of music television. Let's start with the '80s... Often thought of as a vapid was ...

  39. Top Rap, Dance Acts Set For Audiotistic Fest

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A number of top hip-hop and DJ/electronica acts will descend on Los Angeles for the Audiotistic festival, to be held Oct. 18 at the L.A. Sports Arena. The event will feature performances by OutKast pr A number of top hip-hop and DJ/electronica acts ...

  40. Breaking & Entering

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & The Last Emperor. REBEL YELL: The fuzz-tone guitars of San Francisco trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club found a receptive audience ...

  41. Interpol, Keys, Cat Power Among Shortlist Finalists

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Albums by Interpol, Bright Eyes, Cat Power and the Black Keys are among the 10 finalists for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize. The prize will be presented Oct. 5 as part of a concert/ceremony at Los Ang Albums by Interpol, Bright Eyes, Cat Power and t ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Voodoo Fest Conjures Major Music Stars

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold will be on hand for New Orleans' fifth-annual Voodoo Music festival. More than 40 acts have been confirme Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker ...

  44. Shortlist Eyeing TV, Tour, CD Tie-Ins

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2003 Shortlist Music Prize will be awarded Oct. 16 at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater, Billboard reports in the Aug. 2 issue. Among this year's 20 listmakers are Dave Matthews, Tori Amos, Tom Waits, The 2003 Shortlist Music Prize will be ...

  45. 'Celebrate Brooklyn' Sets Summer Lineup

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows for the next few months, with artists such as Joan Armatrading, Mos Def, Stephen Malkmus; Rufus Wainwright, K The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer conce ...

  46. Breaking & Entering

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Goldfrapp, New Pornographers, Prefuse 73, and Tomahawk. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. GOLD REC ...

  47. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mavericks

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stories on the Essence Awards, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Mavericks. Beyonce Knowles, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott are among the performers confirmed for the 16th Annual Essence Awards. Set for June 6 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre, th ...

  48. 2003 BET Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Below is a list of the 2003 BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angel ...

  49. Artists Salute The Blues In New York

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's biggest and most-revered artists Friday in New York to celebrate the blues -- its history, greatest artists, and influe Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, ra ...

  50. Biker Boyz

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Artists from the worlds of hip-hop and rock come together to celebrate the fast-paced life of motorcycle gangs on this soundtrack. Artists from the worlds of hip-hop and rock come together to celebrate the fast-paced life of motorcycle gangs on this ...

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