1. Publishing Briefs: Raekwon to Scion Three, Warner/Chappell Signs The-Dream, SESAC Nabs Zac Brown

    August 26, 2014 10:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 --  Warner/Chappell Music  has signed an agreement to extend its global music publishing agreement with  Terius "The-Dream" Nash , which covers the artist/songwriter's entire catalog, including such songs as Rihanna 's "Umbr ...

  2. Which Fall Releases Have Blockbuster Retail Potential?

    August 25, 2014 12:52 PM EDT With streaming curtailing downloads and the holiday shopping season suffering sales erosion in five of the last seven years, retailers can feel buoyed by how the fourth-quarter release schedule is shaping up. One music retailer says that October ...

  3. The Beef: RZA & Raekwon Bicker Over Wu-Tang Clan's 'A Better Tomorrow' Album

    April 22, 2014 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the past month, RZA and Raekwon have expressed their frustration against one another and on the Wu-Tang Clan's upcoming release, "A Better Tomorrow." The album is the group's first release since their 2007 "8 Diagrams,&qu ...

  4. Wu-Tang Clan Release New Track 'Keep Watch': Listen

    March 19, 2014 6:57 AM EDT The wait for new Wu-Tang Clan music is over. The influential New York-based rap collective has dropped “Keep Watch,” the first track lifted from the long-overdue new album “A Better Tomorrow”. Singer Nathaniel provides vocals in the chorus and lon ...

  5. Mobb Deep Reveals 'The Infamous Mobb Deep' Album Cover: Exclusive

    February 18, 2014 11:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Two months before its release, Mobb Deep reveals the album cover for "The Infamous Mobb Deep." Check it out above, premiered here on The Juice. Mobb Deep is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of their "The Infamous" album (April ...

  6. RZA on Wu-Tang Clan: 'We Can't Wait Seven Years for Another Album'

    November 21, 2013 7:37 PM EST 0 0 0 RZA sees the latest Wu-Tang Clan endeavor as the end of the influential rap group as we know it. The 44-year-old Wu-Tang leader and producer says he's still six weeks or so away from finishing the Clan's overdue new album "A Better To ...

  7. RZA Poised to Retire the Mic as Wu-Tang Celebrates 20 Years

    November 21, 2013 2:08 PM EST RZA sees the latest Wu-Tang Clan endeavor as the end of the influential rap group as we know it. The 44-year-old Wu-Tang leader and producer says he's still six weeks or so away from finishing the Clan's overdue new album "A Better ...

  8. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 20 ...

  9. Rapsody's Wale-Assisted, 'Dark Knights': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 15, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Rapsody's 'She Got Game' mixtape will drop on August 20. Close to a year after releasing her debut album, "The Idea of Beautiful," Rapsody readies her fifth mixtape, "She Got Game," due August 20. In anticipatio ...

  10. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey & More Surprise At Summer Jam XX

    June 03, 2013 7:55 AM EDT Rap's new class dominates: Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz New York City radio station Hot 97 celebrated its 20th annual Summer Jam concert with young rappers who are dominating the charts, a respected veteran hip-hop group and a slew of ...

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  12. Get On Down Records Releases Nas 'Illmatic' 'Gold Edition' Deluxe Box Set

    December 10, 2012 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Get On Down is releasing a limited "Gold Edition" deluxe box set of Nas ' "Illmatic" in time for the holidays. There are two packages that became available to all fans on Get On Down's site today (Dec. 10): a CD & L ...

  13. Cannibal Ox Returns: Inside The 'Cold Vein' Follow-Up

    November 29, 2012 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Acclaimed rap duo reconnects 11 years after their debut album. In 2001, Cannibal Ox -- the Harlem hip-hop duo of Vast Aire and Vordul Mega -- released "The Cold Vein," a sinewy space odyssey of a rap LP that was hailed by underground fans ...

  14. Raekwon, GZA, Yelawolf and More Anchor Atlanta's A3C Festival 2012

    October 16, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before Eminem came calling, Yelawolf was ripping through sets at the annual A3C Hip Hop Fest in Atlanta. "I did A3C twice, I think," the rapper tells The Juice. "First year, there was a small room, just a few people and I was doing re ...

  15. Andreessen Horowitz Sinks $15 million Into Rap Genius Website

    October 03, 2012 5:18 PM EDT The art of dissecting hip-hop lyrics just got a $15 million vote of confidence from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The firm, whose co-founder Marc Andreessen helped build Mosaic as one of the first Web browsers nearly 20 ...

  16. G.O.O.D. Music, 'Cruel Summer': Track-By-Track Review

    September 18, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's not that Kanye West ever stops working, because he doesn't; it's that when he's released new music it's as if he's been gone for a minute. Each release is an event. Even 'Ye's G.O.O.D. Friday songs -- whi ...

  17. Listen: G.O.O.D. Music 'Cruel Summer' Snippets

    September 11, 2012 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 A week before the debut of "Cruel Summer" (Sept. 18), iTunes debuts snippets from the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album. The 12-track album kicks off with R. Kelly on "To the World." Aside from Kellz, "Cruel Summer" feat ...

  18. A$AP Mob's 'Lord$ Never Worry' Mixtape: Listen

    August 28, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As promised by A$AP Rocky , the A$AP Mob -- which includes A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Yams and A$AP Ferg, among others -- deliver their mixtape, "Lord$ Never Worry," today (August 28). During the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival, A$AP Mob's A$AP ...

  19. RZA's 'The Man With the Iron Fists' Soundtrack Features Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Keys

    August 28, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pusha T, Talib Kweli, Corinne Bailey Rae, and more are also featured on the film's soundtrack. RZA 's directorial debut, "The Man With the Iron Fists," is an action-packed kung-fu film starring Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. The mov ...

  20. Gathering of the Juggalos 2012 Lineup: Cheech & Chong, DMX, George Clinton

    July 17, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Insane Clown Posse admits that they tried for 'big-name acts,' but came up short. Cheech & Chong and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will be senior statesman among a host of rap and rock acts performing at Insane Clown Posse ...

  21. NXNE Co-Founder Andy McLean On 2012's Interdisciplinary Fest: From Raekwon to Irvine Welsh to Rocket Hub

    June 11, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The interdisciplinary-minded NXNE co-founder Andy McLean on the pitch. Since its start 18 years ago in Toronto, North By Northeast (NXNE) has developed into a fully-integrated music, film and interactive conference that works as a platform for the ...

  22. Kanye West Gives Surprise SXSW Performance at 2 Chainz Show

    March 15, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two nights after Jay-Z dazzled South by Southwest with an American Express-sponsored show on Monday night (Mar. 12), his "Watch The Throne" partner, Kanye West , made an unannounced appearance during New York venue S.O.B.'s 30th anniv ...

  23. Updated: Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives, Including Beyonce, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dozens More

    February 12, 2012 2:47 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death rapidly spread around the globe, Twitter, the Internet and our inboxes filled with tributes, and Billboard.biz has spoken with dozens of people at many pre-Grammy events. Any attempt at a definitive list of ...

  24. Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives Pour In

    February 11, 2012 8:58 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death spread on Saturday night, Twitter quickly filled with tributes from artists and executives who knew, worked with and admired her. Diddy, Mariah Carey, LA Reid, Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Russell Simmo ...

  25. Justin Bieber Taps Lil Wayne For New Album

    February 02, 2012 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Get Ready For Weezy F. 'Baby' First it was Ludacris on "Baby." Then Kanye West remixed his "My World 2.0" track "Runaway Love" with Raekwon . Then, just when we thought he wasn't going to ask Busta Rhymes ...

  26. 2 Chainz Rocks NYC, Unofficially Announces Def Jam Signing

    January 31, 2012 6:38 PM EST Taking the stage as rumors swirled about a new label deal, Georgia rapper 2 Chainz made his New York debut on Monday night (Jan. 30) with a raucous showcase at S.O.B.'s. The MC, one-half of rap duo Playaz Circle who was previously known as Ti ...

  27. 2 Chainz Rocks NYC, Unofficially Announces Def Jam Signing

    January 31, 2012 3:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Taking the stage as rumors swirled about a new label deal, Georgia rapper 2 Chainz made his New York debut on Monday night (Jan. 30) with a raucous showcase at S.O.B.'s. The MC, one-half of rap duo Playaz Circle who was previously known as Tity ...

  28. Exclusive: Watch Ice-T Discuss His 'Art of Rap' Documentary

    January 19, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop will invade Sundance this weekend when "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap," a new documentary co-directed by Ice-T , is screened at the annual film festival. Before its premiere, Billboard caught up with Ice-T to discuss his f ...

  29. RZA Talks Headphone Line, Movie-Making, Wu-Tang's Future

    December 09, 2011 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The hip-hop world is currently flooded with high-end headphones, but personal audio's latest player ought to bring the ruckus. Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA debuted his first headphone line this week, Chambers by RZA, a collaboration with Swedish ...

  30. Raekwon Talks New Signee JD Era, Wu-Tang Anniversary Plans

    December 05, 2011 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Raekwon is ready to make Toronto "rumble": the NYC rapper, who celebrates two decades with the Wu-Tang Clan next year and plans to drop another solo album next year, has opened a Canadian office for his record label, Ice H2o, and signed To ...

  31. 2 Chainz Nears Critical Mass with DJ Drama-Hosted Mixtape

    October 29, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 When it comes to his career, 2 Chainz possesses Zen-like patience. After forming Playaz Circle with Dolla Boy in 1997, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi scored success 10 years later when the duo's 2007 Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam debut, & ...

  32. Justin Bieber Working With Kanye West, Drake

    October 26, 2011 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of a new Usher collaboration for his Christmas collection , Justin Bieber has announced two more high profile hip-hop collaborations coming up for the young singer. The Biebs himself told Capital FM that he was working with "a lot ...

  33. Black Keys' Blakroc Project Returns with Wiz Khalifa, Jay Electronica

    September 02, 2011 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys will once again fuse indie rock and hip-hop by breaking out their Blakroc project for album number two. The Akron, Ohio duo unveiled a coming attraction for the album on Tuesday (Aug. 30), which shows footage of rappers Wiz Khalifa , ...

  34. First Look at VH1's Rock Docs 'Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation': Watch

    August 24, 2011 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 VH1 hits hard, once again, with their Rock Docs series. On the 25th anniversary of the crack epidemic of 1986, VH1 Rock Docs ' Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation ' explores the affect and popularization of crack in ...

  35. Justin Bieber Says Kanye West Is 'Not Really An A--hole'

    July 12, 2011 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Justin Bieber was running the town with Chris Brown , the Biebs was sitting pretty in the studio with Kanye West and Raekwon recording the remix to "Runaway Love" around this time last year . Ye' has been supportive of Biebs, c ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga's Massive Google Deal, Justin Bieber Wants Jay-Z on His Record

    May 25, 2011 6:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Google: Is Gaga About To Sign A $10 Million Google Laptop Endorsement Deal? Maybe it's just the easy way that the phrase "Gaga and Google" slips off t ...

  37. Watch: Lil Kim Hits the Stage with Mobb Deep

    May 13, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last night (May 12), in New York City, Havoc and Prodigy , of Mobb Deep , reunited for their first concert together since Prodigy's release from prison, having served three years. Rapper Prodigy Released From Jail Hip-hop legends, Ghostface and ...

  38. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco Defies Radio

    March 17, 2011 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's all about Lupe Fiasco this week as his often-delayed "Lasers" opens atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Billboard 200 with 204,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, his first No. 1 on either chart, was origi ...

  39. Raekwon: 'Charlie Sheen Is a Rich D*ck'

    March 08, 2011 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 With Charlie Sheen's tabloid spree still dominating headlines and Twitter feeds everywhere, even Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has an opinion on the now-former "Two and a Half Men" star. "Charlie Sheen is a rich dick, man," Ra ...

  40. The Squeeze: Q&A with Raekwon

    March 03, 2011 1:41 PM EST 0 0 0 On a drizzly Wednesday (March 2) night in Los Angeles, the Wu-Tang Clan' s resident chef, Raekwon , arrives at Blu Monkey Lounge -- a small bar tucked just off Hollywood Boulevard -- to attend a weekly industry party called Bubble Gum. As he ho ...

  41. The Roots Draft Nas, Wiz Khalifa for Fourth Philly Picnic

    February 28, 2011 10:11 PM EST 0 0 0 The Roots have drafted Nas , Wiz Khalifa and recent best new artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding for their fourth annual Roots Picnic concert, at hometown venue Festival Pier in Philadelphia, Pa. Also on the bill for the June 4 event are recentl ...

  42. Travis Barker: Inside His Hip-Hop Passion Project

    February 15, 2011 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 T ravis Barker outshines Lil Wayne , Rick Ross , Game and Swizz Beatz on his debut single, and he does it without saying a word. On the track "Can a Drummer Get Some," which hit iTunes on Feb. 1, the Blink-182 percussionist delivers a swin ...

  43. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." ...

  44. DJ Soul Drops 'Big Pun Tribute' Mixtape

    February 08, 2011 2:41 PM EST 0 0 0 To celebrate his 11th death anniversary yesterday (Feb. 7), friend of the Juice DJ Soul finally dropped his " Big Pun Tribute" mixtape, which originally supposed to drop last year. Soul plans to release the tape on iTunes and donate all th ...

  45. Justin Bieber to Release 'Remixes' Album on Valentine's Day

    January 31, 2011 2:59 PM EST 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber has announced the release of "Never Say Never - The Remixes," a seven-track album featuring collaborations with Rascal Flatts , Chris Brown and Usher . The album will hit stores on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14), three days ...

  46. Ghostface Killah's 'Apollo Kids' Track-By-Track

    December 15, 2010 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After releasing offbeat R&B exploration "Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City" last year, Wu-Tang Clan MC Ghostface Killah returns to creating pummeling street rap with "Apollo Kids," his ninth studio album set for a D ...

  47. Kanye West's 'G.O.O.D. Music Fridays' Inspires Other Artists

    November 30, 2010 12:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Before he had even come up with a street date for his next album, Kanye West tweeted in August that he was going to give away a brand-new song, free of charge, every week until Christmas. West worked hard to keep his pledge, and his "G.O.O.D. M ...

  48. Twista Appreciates Waka Flocka Flame, Gives Back to His Hometown

    November 16, 2010 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Last week, Twista released his eighth studio album "The Perfect Storm," with first single "Make a Movie" clocking in at No. 15 on this week's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. With over 15 years of recording experience under his ...

  49. Kanye West 'Fantasy' Tracklist Leaked on iTunes

    October 27, 2010 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 The tracklist for Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" has been released to iTunes , where the album is now available for pre-order ahead of its Nov. 22 release. The list of songs includes West's first two singles, &q ...

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