1. Music's Men of Style: Mark Ronson on Flying Across the Globe for the Perfect Suit

    August 20, 2015 5:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Grammy-winning artist-­producer Mark Ronson , 39, may have first hit the fashion scene in a '90s Tommy Jeans ­campaign, he has stayed sartorially ahead by maintaining a grip on style's most essential tenet: fusing the old with the ne ...

  2. Chemical Brothers Announce New Album, Share First Track 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted': Listen

    April 23, 2015 11:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Chemical Brothers will return this July with Born In The Echoes , their first album in five years.  According to the blurb accompanying the announcement, the 11-track album is a “collection of lean, propulsive machine driven music” featuring col ...

  3. Exclusive: Mobb Deep Talk Career Beginnings & 'The Infamous' on Its 20th Anniversary

    April 20, 2015 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Prodigy & Havoc also say they're hoping to have a new album out this year. Two teenagers are standing outside of Island Def Jam on Broadway soliciting their tapes. It's 1991 and the music from  Mobb Deep 's Prodigy and Havoc -- th ...

  4. Q-Tip Weighs In On Iggy Azalea

    December 20, 2014 8:04 PM EST 2.661 k 87 40 0 On the same day  Lupe Fiasco  was  asked  about  Iggy Azalea  by a fan,  Q-Tip  took to Twitter on Saturday (Dec. 20) to also share his opinion of the female rapper who has faced her share of criticism about cultural misappropriation this ...

  5. D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' Out at Midnight Tonight: Track List Revealed & Title Explained

    December 14, 2014 6:12 PM EST D'Angelo 's long-awaited full-length album, Black Messiah , will be out Sunday night, according to a Tweet by collaborator Q-Tip. It was confirmed by reps at a listening party Sunday that the LP will be released at midnight. @dangleo ...

  6. Mariah Carey, 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse': Track-by-Track Review

    May 23, 2014 10:42 AM EDT In the nearly five years since Mariah Carey's last proper studio album, the singer has given birth to twins, served a stint on "American Idol," and reaffirmed her acting skills with a couple of films thankfully not called "Glit ...

  7. Nas, 'Illmatic' At 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 18, 2014 12:45 PM EDT 2 0 0 There are few artists in hip-hop who have ever truly matched their hype. Twenty years ago today, on April 19, 1994, Nasir "Nas" Jones became one of them. On that day he released his highly-anticipated debut album, "Illmatic." And ...

  8. Bruce Springsteen Nabs 10th Chart-Topper in Britain with 'High Hopes'

    January 20, 2014 5:40 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. yesterday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  ...

  9. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  10. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released i ...

  11. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released ...

  12. Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes Release 'The Abstract & The Dragon' Mixtape: Listen

    December 12, 2013 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip team up for their collaborative mixtape, "The Abstract & The Dragon." The 28-song mixtape is laced with new collaborations, remixes and old school hits of their own ("Scenario," "Vivrant Thing" ...

  13. Kanye West Recruits Q-Tip & Rick Rubin for Upcoming Album

    December 03, 2013 4:44 PM EST Only months after the release of  "Yeezus" (June 18), Kanye West is prepping his seventh studio album. Kanye West Astonishes at First Brooklyn 'Yeezus' Show During an interview with Elliott Wilson for Life + Times, Q-Tip, who is ...

  14. A Tribe Called Quest's 'Yeezus' Shows Will Reportedly Be Their Last

    October 16, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Yesterday (Oct. 15), Kanye West revealed that Pusha T and A Tribe Called Quest will be joining him on the "Yeezus" tour. Pusha will perform with 'Ye in Las Vegas, NV show on Oct. 25. A Tribe Called Quest will perform at Brooklyn ...

  15. John Legend Talks 'Love In The Future' Collaborators & Definitive Technology Partnership

    August 05, 2013 6:15 PM EDT The singer recruits Pharrell, Q-Tip, Hit-Boy & More for upcoming album. With less than a month until the release of John Legend's 'Love in the Future' (Sept. 3), the singer says his soulful album is "wrapped up" and &q ...

  16. Spree Wilson Talks Road to 'Life in Technicolor' Album & 'All I Need' Controversy

    April 15, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Spree Wilson is reintroducing Atlanta's beloved bass sub-genre on his upcoming project, "Life in Technicolor," slated to debut on May 1. "I hope people get another idea of what Atlanta music is about and Atlanta in general,&q ...

  17. Q-Tip, Director Todd Haynes To Participate in Tribeca Panel

    April 11, 2013 6:12 AM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival will hold a panel pairing hip hop artist Q-Tip with I'm Not There director Todd Haynes for a discussion of how filmmakers and musicians take cues from each other, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The panel, call ...

  18. Q-Tip, Director Todd Haynes To Participate in Tribeca Panel

    April 11, 2013 5:50 AM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival will hold a panel pairing hip hop artist Q-Tip with "I'm Not There" director Todd Haynes for a discussion of how filmmakers and musicians take cues from each other, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The p ...

  19. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

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  21. Cara Lewis

    November 28, 2012 3:15 PM EST Agent, Creative Artists Agency A Bold Move Cara Lewis, who joined Creative Artists Agency as a music agent in January after a 23-year career at William Morris Endeavor, is widely regarded as the top agent in urban music. Her roster boasts such art ...

  22. Kanye West's Alleged 'Cruel Winter' Short Film Trailer Surfaces: Watch

    November 01, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although details on G.O.O.D. Music's second collaborative album, "Cruel Winter," are scarce, a trailer for its coinciding short film seems to have surfaced the 'net. Yesterday (Oct. 31), director and editor, Austin Christianson, ...

  23. BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012: Chris Lighty Tribute, Cyphers & Winners

    October 10, 2012 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than a week after the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta, the annual show honoring the best in rap aired Tuesday night (October 9). The show started off strong with a performance by Wiz Khalifa . After rocking his single, "Work ...

  24. BET Hip-Hop Awards Marred by Backstage Scuffle

    September 30, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but no arrests were made. Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. in th ...

  25. Scuffle Backstage at BET Hip-Hop Awards

    September 30, 2012 12:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but no arrests were made. Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. in the ...

  26. Chris Lighty's Funeral Draws Hip-Hop Royalty

    September 05, 2012 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diddy, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons Among Mourners in NYC LL Cool J and Sean "Diddy" Combs were among the stars who packed a standing-room-only funeral chapel Wednesday to pay their respects to music-industry mogul Chris L ...

  27. Chris Lighty Remembered by Russell Simmons, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Others At NYC Funeral Service

    September 05, 2012 3:00 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Hip-hop royalty including LL Cool J and Sean "Diddy" Combs packed a standing-room-only funeral chapel Wednesday to pay their respects to music-industry mogul Chris Lighty. Mourners at the Manhattan funeral home also inclu ...

  28. Chris Lighty 1968-2012: From The Bronx to Native Tongues to Top Hip-Hop Exec

    August 30, 2012 8:09 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died this morning of an ...

  29. Chris Lighty: 1968-2012

    August 30, 2012 7:35 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died the morning of Aug ...

  30. Chris Lighty Remembered By Larry Mestel, Diddy, Rev Run, 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, More

    August 30, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Veteran hip-hop manager and founder of Violator Management Chris Lighty passed away earlier today. One of the most influential managers in hip-hop music, Lighty worked with such luminaries as Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Nas, Mobb Deep, Mariah ...

  31. Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Impresario, Found Dead

    August 30, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. Circumstances of his death were un ...

  32. Chris Lighty, Founder of Violator Management and One of Hip-Hop's All Time Great Execs, Has Died

    August 30, 2012 2:34 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. He was 44. A spokeman for the Ne ...

  33. Melissa Victor Gets VP Stripes at Island Def Jam

    August 20, 2012 6:29 PM EDT Melissa Victor, Justin Bieber's longtime press representative, has been promoted to vice president, media and artist relations at Island Def Jam Music Group. Department head and EVP Laura Swanson made the announcement, praising Victor, who al ...

  34. Pat Higdon, Former President of UMPG Nashville, Re-Launches Patrick Joseph Music

    August 08, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Pat Higdon, whose industry credits include a recent stint as president of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville, is teaming with SONGS Music Publishing to re-launch the publishing company that he created in 1989, called Patrick Joseph Music. ...

  35. Anatomy of a Synch: How Caveman's 'My Time' Landed in the 'I Love New York' Campaign (and 6,000 Taxis)

    June 22, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Licensing songs for commercials, or synchs, is a decades-old trend that has grown to become a meaningful part of the industry's revenue (over $342 million globally in 2011, according to the IFPI's 2012 report) and even more meaningful pa ...

  36. Teyana Taylor Joins Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music

    May 14, 2012 8:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Teyana Taylor has signed to G.O.O.D. Music, according to MTV News . The "Google Me" singer is the latest to join Kanye West 's label group, with Q-Tip signing on in April and West hinting at 2 Chainz' inclusion last week. The 21- ...

  37. Teyana Taylor Signs to G.O.O.D. Music

    May 14, 2012 5:46 PM EDT Teyana Taylor, better known to most music fans as the voice behind some of the hooks on Kanye West's Grammy-winning album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , will again be linking up with Mr. West after signing to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint, ...

  38. Kanye West Hints at 2 Chainz G.O.O.D. Signing

    May 11, 2012 7:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 The G.O.O.D. news just keeps coming. According to Kanye West 's Twitter page , the hip-hop star's label group may have a new member: "2 Chainz is charging 100k for a verse now cause he's G.O.O.D!!!!!!" 2 Chainz himself retwe ...

  39. Spotify's Artist In Residence DA Wallach on Apps, Artist Services, and What His Job Title Means

    May 10, 2012 1:40 PM EDT DA Wallach, half of the pop-rock duo Chester French and Spotify's official artist in residence. As one of its many efforts to make itself a different kind of music-subscription service, Spotify brought in an official "artist in residence ...

  40. More Tributes To Beastie Boy Adam Yauch: Eminem, Chuck D, Jay-Z, Madonna, Others

    May 06, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Beastie Boys (from left): Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock "Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it's obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others. They are trailblazers and ...

  41. Q-Tip Signs To Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Label

    April 11, 2012 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Q-Tip , the New York hip-hop legend and former leader of A Tribe Called Quest , has signed to Kanye West 's G.O.O.D. Music imprint on Def Jam Recordings. His fourth solo effort, tentatively titled "The Last Zulu," will be released thr ...

  42. Q-Tip Signs To Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Label

    April 11, 2012 10:29 AM EDT Influential A Tribe Called Quest rapper Q-Tip celebrated his 42nd birthday yesterday, and kept the party going through today with the announcement that he had signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint, according to XXL . G.O.O.D. Music, w ...

  43. Drake 'Proud'-ly Rewrites Record for Most Rap Songs No. 1s

    February 03, 2012 4:52 PM EST With his 11th No. 1 on Billboard's Rap Songs chart, Drake rewrites the mark for most leaders in the list's 23-year history. I.e., when it comes to topping the tally the most, Drake, in less than three years, has become the best the chart ...

  44. Dance Music's Most Influential Executives

    February 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST It's no secret that dance music is bigger than its ever been - as the seven Grammy nominations for this week's Billboard cover stars , Skrillex, A-Trak and Diplo demonstrate. Here's a look at nine of the biggest executives in the ga ...

  45. Drake 'Proud'-ly Rewrites Record for Most Rap Songs No. 1s

    February 03, 2012 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 With his 11th No. 1 on Billboard's Rap Songs chart, Drake rewrites the mark for most leaders in the list's 23-year history. I.e., when it comes to topping the tally the most, Drake, in less than three years, has become the best the chart e ...

  46. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q Talk Upcoming Albums, Working with Pharrell & More

    February 02, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q took last year by storm. Both West Coast rappers debuted highly-praised independent albums last year: Lamar's "Section.80" and ScHoolboy Q's "Setbacks." Kendrick Lamar Talks 'Section. ...

  47. D'Angelo Returns, Performs New Single 'Sugar Daddy': Watch

    January 27, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Eleven years after he left us mesmerized with "(Untitled) How Does It Feels," D'Angelo returns with a new single and physique. The neo-soul singer kicked off his intimate European tour yesterday (Jan. 26) in Stockholm, Sweden. Fans we ...

  48. Norah Jones Teams Up with Danger Mouse for 'Broken Hearts' Album

    January 24, 2012 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Norah Jones has teamed up with super-producer Danger Mouse for the official follow-up to 2009's "The Fall." "Little Broken Hearts," the singer-songwriter's fifth full-length, will be released this spring on Blue Note/EM ...

  49. D'Angelo Covers Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun:' Listen

    January 03, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Update: According to ?uestlove , D'Angelo's cover of "Black Hole Sun" was recorded close to eight years ago and it will not be on his upcoming album. Oh! And, Questlove didn't leak it. "@Spencer_Murphy my statement on B ...

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