1. Ghostface Opens 'Wallet' In October

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wu-Tang Clan principal Ghostface Killah will on Nov. 13 release his third Starks Enterprises/Epic solo album, "Bulletproof Wallet." The 12-track set is the follow-up to last year's "Supreme Clientele, Wu-Tang Clan principal Ghost ...

  2. Jane's Addiction Tour Taking Shape

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jane's Addiction's oft-delayed fall Jubilee tour is finally taking shape, with two New York-area shows due to go on sale this weekend. According to a source, the tour will kick off Oct. 2 in Worcester Jane's Addiction's oft-delay ...

  3. U.S. Launching New Album Prize

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The U.S. is launching an award for the best albums of the year, the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, modeled after the U.K.'s Technics Mercury Music Prize, Billboard reports in its A The U.S. is launching an award for the best ...

  4. First Born Second

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On his debut set, First Born Second, newcomer Bilal—who has already collaborated with the heady likes of Common and Guru—offers what may very well be the year's most adventurous R&B On his debut set, First Born Second, newcomer Bilal—who ha ...

  5. Rock Steady Crew Celebrates With Kweli, Mos Def

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-four years since the inception of the prominent breakdancing collective the Rock Steady Crew, its members are still holding strong and giving back to the hip-hop community that raised them. The Twenty-four years since the inception of the pro ...

  6. Living Colour Revived For U.S. Tour

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reunited and begun lining up dates for a handful of U.S. tour dates, kicking off Aug. 1 in Old Bridge, N.J., according to the Black Rock Coalition, a non-p Seminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reu ...

  7. Shaq Bounces Beats

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having gone on to win his second straight championship and to further secure his place in basketball history, O'Neal is again diversifying his resume with several new entertainment projects during thi Shaquille O'Neal is no doubt flashing ...

  8. 500 Performers Lined Up For Bumbershoot

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A head-spinning array of performers, including the Black Crowes, Mos Def, Ween, Loretta Lynn, and Taj Mahal, are confirmed to appear Seattle's 31st annual Bumbershoot festival, taking place Aug. 31-Se A head-spinning array of performers, includ ...

  9. Hi-Teknology

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Known for their politically inspired lyrics and wide-awake sounds, the duo of Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek has played a major role in the recent resurgence of progressive hip-hop. Known for their politically inspired lyrics and wide-awake sounds, the du ...

  10. Destiny's Child-Led TRL Tour Kicks Off July 18

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 MTV's first TRL tour will kick off July 18 in Albany, N.Y., and run through a two-night finale Sept. 21 and 21 in Honolulu. As previously reported, the tour will feature headliner Destiny's Child, who MTV's first TRL tour will kick of ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Coachella Fest, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Coachella Festival, Billy Idol, and Alice Cooper Artists and fans from across the globe will descend on Indio, Calif., Saturday (April 28) for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Staged by Southern California concert promoter Gol ...

  12. Mos Def's Rock Band Finishing Up Debut Album

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack Johnson, the new rock band fronted by rapper Mos Def, is finishing up work on its Rawkus debut album, tentatively titled "Black Bastard." The group, which also includes Bad Brains guitarist Dr. K Jack Johnson, the new rock band fronte ...

  13. Mos Def Leads 'Hip-Hop For Consciousness' Benefit

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mos Def, Dilated Peoples, and Jurassic 5 are among the performers confirmed for the Hip-Hop For Consciousness benefit concert, set for May 12 at the Watts Labor Community Action Center (WLCAC) in Los Mos Def, Dilated Peoples, and Jurassic 5 are amon ...

  14. Jane's Addiction, Weezer Head Coachella Lineup

    March 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, Paul Oakenfold, Mos Def, the Roots, and a host of top electronic and DJ acts are confirmed for the second Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fe Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, ...

  15. The Beatnuts Keep Squeezin' It

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to the career-building concept of paying dues, the Beatnuts are well-versed. With eight years in the business and five albums ("Intoxicated Demons," "Street Level," "Stone Crazy," When it comes to the care ...

  16. The Beatnuts Keep Squeezin' It

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to the career-building concept of paying dues, the Beatnuts are well-versed. With eight years in the business and five albums ("Intoxicated Demons," "Street Level," "Stone Crazy," remix When it comes to th ...

  17. Pop Stars Catch Acting Bug

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The current batch of chart topping pop artists is producing a new crop of actors. 'N Sync's Lance Bass and Joey Fatone, Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles, and Dave Matthews are the latest hit music st The current batch of chart t ...

  18. Destiny's Child Keep 'Women' On Top

    January 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Destiny's Child's "Independent Women Part 1" defies stormy weather with a smooth sail into its 11th straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. It was expected that the perpetual No. 2 entry, Sha Destiny's Child's ...

  19. Destiny's Child Remains 'Independent' At No. 1

    January 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fresh off winning best soul/R&B group at this week's American Music Awards, Destiny's Child continues its reign over The Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week in a row with "Independent Women Part 1." Fresh off winning best soul/ ...

  20. Ben Harper Gears Up For U.S. Tour, Live Album

    January 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals will hit the road in the U.S. in advance of the group's double-disc live album, tentatively set for a March 13 release on Virgin. The new dates, which encompass Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals wil ...

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