1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. More Artists Line Up To Salute The Blues

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City M India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Na ...

  6. Mos Def, Jurassic 5 Lead 'N.V.A.' Compilation

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of Dilated Peoples and D12 are among the hip-hop heavy hitters appearing on Avatar Records' "N.V.A. -- Straight From the Crates, Vol. 1" CD compilation, due Jan. 28. Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of ...

  7. Quality

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With two albums under his belt via collaborations with Mos Def and DJ Hi-Tek, underground darling Talib Kweli makes his solo debut with Quality. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 19 With two albums under his belt via collaborations with Mos Def and DJ Hi-Tek, unde ...

  8. India.Arie Leads Image Awards Music Nominations

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 India.Arie tops the music nominees for the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards. The Motown artist scored five nominations, including outstanding female artist and album ("Voyage to India"). Erykah Badu has India.Arie tops the music nominees for ...

  9. Lyricists Lounge Tour Back On Track

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Postponed in September "due to a pressing recording commitment of one of the artists," the Crown Royal-sponsored Lyricists Lounge tour gets back in business Friday (Dec. 6) in Washington, D.C. Featuri Postponed in September "due to a ...

  10. Massive Attack Opens '100th Window'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Massive Attack has dubbed its fourth album "100th Window" and will release it Feb. 10 in the U.K. via Virgin; a North American release date is penciled in for some time in February. Massive Attack has dubbed its fourth album "100th Wi ...

  11. Common Invites Fans To 'Electric Circus'

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Thought-provoking rapper Common will release his fifth album, "Electric Circus," Dec. 10 via MCA. The set will feature guest performances by the likes of Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Bilal, and Cee-Lo, an Thought-provoking rapper Common will r ...

  12. N*E*R*D Wins Shortlist Prize

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N*E*R*D was awarded the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music last night (Oct. 29) at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theatre. The group, fronted by ubiqu The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N* ...

  13. Billboard Bits: Nirvana, Mos Def, CMA Awards

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stories on Nirvana's greatest hits set, Mos Def's latest on stage role, and the latest additions to the 2002 CMA Awards broadcast lineup. Universal Music Group's self-titled Nirvana greatest hits set, which was moved from its original ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more DJ Shadow, N*E*R*D, and Cee-Lo will perform at the second Shortlist Prize ceremony, set for Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with music scheduled to begin about a ...

  15. Brown Sugar

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For those in the music business, a love For those in the music business, a love of music is often as strong as any other loves in their lives. Actors Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan explore that dichotomy in the new Fox Searchlight film Brown Sugar. Lik ...

  16. Vital Energy

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amid a kaleidoscope of soul, blues, and hip-hop, Question—born Courtney Akins, and a former member of the rap group Panic—is equally at home singing or rapping about spirituality, self-l Amid a kaleidoscope of soul, blues, and hip-hop, Question—born ...

  17. DJ Shadow, Flaming Lips, Bjork Make Shortlist Cut

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Albums by DJ Shadow, Bjork, and the Flaming Lips are among the 10 finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, whittled down from a much longer list made by a pan Albums by DJ Shadow, Bjork, and the Flaming Lips ...

  18. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists f ...

  19. Morissette, Mullen Join Shortlist Panel

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers" panel for the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. Along with the addition of Chicago Tribune music journalist Greg Kot, Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry ...

  20. 'Brown Sugar' Soundtrack Packed Tight

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film "Brown Sugar" is packed with sweet contributions from hip-hop/R&B luminaries, including Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Commo The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtra ...

  21. Topdog/Underdog

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The concept of a soundtrack to a straight stage play may seem odd, but it makes perfect sense for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog. The concept of a soundtrack to a straight stage play may seem odd, but it makes perfect sense for the Pulit ...

  22. Doves, Bowie Among Mercury Prize Nominees

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, announced this morning (July 30) in London. U.K. television host and former Squeeze keyb David Bowie is one of the few veteran artis ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart The full complement of "listmakers" for the 2002 Shortlist prize has been confirmed, with a total of 20 recording artists, record producers, film directors, journalists, and radio personalities ...

  24. Beck, Mos Def Among Second Shortlist Judges

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Shortlist Music Project, which debuted last year, will return for its second annual awards ceremony and concert Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory, Billboard reports in its July 27 issue. Th The Shortlist Music Project, which debuted ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse Rapper Mos Def and actor Franky G. and have been added to the cast of Paramount Pictures' "The Italian Job," a remake of the 1969 Paramount release of the same name that starred Michael ...

  26. 25TunesOnTV

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 17-23, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 17 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Lil Bow Wow (also scheduled: Arn ...

  27. Soundbombing III

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After an extended hiatus, Rawkus returns to the business of releasing inspired hip-hop with the latest installment in its Soundbombing series. After an extended hiatus, Rawkus returns to the business of releasing inspired hip-hop with the latest ins ...

  28. Mos Def Steps 'Outside'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Mos Def will join Isaiah Washington and Wood Harris in the urban ensemble feature "From the Outside Looking In" for writer-director Jerry LaMothe, who will also star in the film. Production is Rapper Mos Def will join Isaiah Washing ...

  29. MCA Brings 'Topdog' Music To Stores

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 MCA has set a July 30 release date for an album of songs inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play "Topdog/Underdog." The set is led by two new songs from the play's co-stars: Mos Def's "Th MCA has set a July 30 r ...

  30. Hip-Hop Stars To Protest NYC Education Cuts

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of the biggest names in hip-hop are planning a protest on City Hall this week. Rapper Jay-Z and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons are among those who plan to demonstrate tomorrow (June 4) against May Some of the biggest names in hip-hop are plannin ...

  31. Mos Def, Roots, Q-Tip Drop In On 'Soundbombing'

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rawkus has set a June 4 release date the third edition in its "Soundbombing" compilation series. Mixed by Cipha Sounds and Mr. Choc, the disc features unreleased cuts by the likes of Mos Def, the Root Rawkus has set a June 4 release date t ...

  32. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee In what is shaping up to be one of the more intriguing treks of the summer, Jay-Z is set to headline the Sprite-Liquid Mix tour, which will hit 15 North American markets from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8. 311 is ...

  33. ABBA Musical Nabs Tony Noms

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were among the nominees announced today (May 6) for this year's Tony Awards. The duo and Martin Koch were nominated in the best orchestrations category for the ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn ...

  34. New Songs, Surprises Abound At Coachella

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival over the weekend in Indio, Calif., playing before crowds of 30,000 on both days. The even Sixty artists from around the world graced four ...

  35. Kweli Does It Himself On The Road

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Talib Kweli has just embarked on a self-booked U.S. tour in support of his first solo album, "Kwelity." The trek, which also features fellow hip-hoppers Blackalicious and KRS-One on select date Rapper Talib Kweli has just embarked o ...

  36. Hip-Hop Stars Head To Conference, Hall Of Fame

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Today (March 12) marks the start of the second annual Hip-Hop Super Conference & Expo, the largest business-focused hip-hop confab. Held at New York's Puck Building, the four-day convention will o Today (March 12) marks the start of the sec ...

  37. Strokes, Beta Band Flesh Out Coachella Lineup

    February 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Strokes, the Beta Band, the Charlatans U.K., Elbow, Zero 7, and Pete Yorn are among the artists that have been added to the lineup for the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be h The Strokes, the Beta Band, the Charlatans U.K., ...

  38. Gorillaz/Redman Pairing Sharpens 'Blade 2'

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here last month, Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a number of unique pairings between electronic and hip-hop artists. Redman's collaboration with animated ac As tipped here last month , ...

  39. Billboard Bits: 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Shaggy, 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records Reggae-leaning pop star Shaggy will release the soundtrack to the film "Showtime" on his own Big Yard label in mid-March, and appear on three of its songs. The album, due Mar ...

  40. Update: Coachella Takes Shape With Bjork, Oasis

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here Friday, Bjork and Oasis will headline the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Bjork will close the first nigh As tipped here Friday , Bjork and Oasis will hea ...

  41. Mos Def Heads To Broadway

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here in December, rapper Mos Def will take over one of the lead roles in the Broadway play "Topdog/Underdog" beginning in April. The artist (real name: Dante Smith) replaces Don Cheadle in t As tipped here in December, rapper Mos ...

  42. Techno, Hip-Hop Stars Team Up For 'Blade 2'

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Immortal soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a host of intriguing electronic/hip-hop collaborations, including tracks by Mos Def and Massive Attack, Gorillaz and Redman, Moby an The Immortal soundtrack to the upcomin ...

  43. Mos Def Takes Black Jack Johnson On The Road

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January dates for his rock band, Black Jack Johnson. The two-week run is set to kick off Jan. 4 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and play seven shows, closin Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January d ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, Joe Walsh

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stories on Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, and Joe Walsh. The Nkiru Center for Education and Culture, Inc., founded by hip-hop artists Talib Kweli and Mos Def to promote literacy and use the arts, education, history, and science to promote ...

  45. '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 ...

  46. Sigur Ros Snags Inaugural Short List Prize

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Icelandic experimental rock outfit Sigur Ros took home the inaugural Virgin Megastore Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music and its accompanying $10,000 cash prize last night (Nov. 19) at Icelandic experimental rock outfit Sigur Ros took ...

  47. Charlie Hunter Experiments With Vocalists On 'Playground'

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Charlie Hunter is a man of simple aspirations. Given his druthers, his life would include little more than "getting up in the morning, following the ox around the field, and making music." Charlie Hunter is a man of simple aspirations. Giv ...

  48. Billboard Bits: Beatnuts, Celia Cruz, AOL

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Beatnuts, Celia Cruz, AOL, Sesame Street Hip-hop duo the Beatnuts have left Loud Records. According to a label source, the split was amicable. The New York-based group's last Loud album, "Take It or Squeeze It," debuted at No. ...

  49. Beasties Lead Anti-Violence Benefit In NYC

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Beastie Boys played their first show in more than two-and-a-half years last night (Oct. 28) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the The Beastie Boys played their first show in ...

  50. Underground Airplay Version 1.0

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Lyricist Lounge brand has represented the best of underground hip-hop culture for at least 10 years. The Lyricist Lounge brand has represented the best of underground hip-hop culture for at least 10 years. What began as a New York City-based ope ...

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