1. Raekwon Remembers Mobb Deep's Prodigy: We Were 'Real Deal Friends'

    June 20, 2017 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Raekwon and Prodigy 's friendship runs deep. After working together on  Mobb Deep 's 1995 classic  The Infamous  ("Eye for a Eye [Your Beef Is Mines]" and "Right Back at You") as well as solo offerings and posse cuts (t ...

  2. AZ Recruits Raekwon & Prodigy For 'Save Them' Video: Premiere

    June 12, 2017 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a lengthy hiatus, AZ returns with his new video "Save Them" featuring Raekwon and Mobb Deep's  Prodigy.  With Minister Louis Farrahkan's voice leading the charge for the socially conscious video, New York's hip hop vet ...

  3. Raekwon Taps Ghostface Killah for 'This Is What It Comes Too' Remix: Premiere

    March 21, 2017 10:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 New album 'The Wild' is due out March 24. In hip-hop history, there are few one-two punches better than the combination of Raekwon and Ghostface Killah , arguably the two most vivid storytellers in the Wu-Tang Clan and two of the most reve ...

  4. Raekwon Taps Lil Wayne for Grimy Track 'My Corner': Listen

    March 09, 2017 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 In light of his forthcoming album  The Wild , Raekwon releases his Lil Wayne -assisted track "My Corner." On the G Sparkz-produced record, Wayne and Raekwon trade hard-hitting punchlines. "One for the money, nothin' after that sh ...

  5. Rappers and Celebrities Are Weighing In on the Beef Between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma

    March 03, 2017 1:07 PM EST 0 0 0 In less than a week, Remy Ma has torched the Internet with two scathing diss records aimed at Nicki Minaj . On Thursday night (March 2), she punctuated last Saturday's (Feb. 25) assault on Minaj " ShETHER " with a second diss track, & ...

  6. Raekwon Talks New Album 'The Wild,' Remy Ma's Nicki Minaj Diss & His Favorite Rising New York Rappers

    March 02, 2017 10:47 AM EST 0 0 0 For over 20 years, Raekwon has played an integral role in sculpting the hip-hop genre. Despite being in an era today where glossy hooks overshadow dense lyrics, the resident Chef of the Wu-Tang Clan 's masterful wordplay continues to gleam. Wit ...

  7. Raekwon Debuts 'This Is What It Comes Too' Off Solo Effort 'The Wild': Premiere

    February 01, 2017 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 In preparation for his forthcoming studio effort The Wild, Raekwon releases the first track "This Is What It Comes Too" exclusively on  Billboard. The Chef whips up an aggressive track, delivering fiery bars about the street life over a sm ...

  8. Singer Lauriana Mae Delivers 'Can't Go Back' Album Feat. Dreezy, Raekwon & More: Premiere

    January 20, 2017 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 "There's no place like home," the familiar voice of  The Wizard of Oz  darling Dorothy says at the top of soul singer Lauriana Mae's new Oz -inspired  Can't Go Back  album, a fairytale-esque project produced by Jack Splash t ...

  9. A Brief History of Hillary and Trump in Rap Music

    September 16, 2016 10:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, look back on 25 years of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton references in rap music.  1991, The Coup “The Coup” ( The Coup EP, Polemic) “We gives a f— if you’ve got money and the millions / Cause motherf—er we’ ...

  10. Major Lazer's Walshy Fire Curates Soundtrack for Upcoming Ski Film 'Be Inspired': Listen

    September 08, 2016 2:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Are you ready to Be Inspired ? Major Lazer ’s Walshy Fire has curated the original soundtrack for the upcoming ski movie set for a fall release. Walshy Fire seamlessly crafted the 7-track soundtrack to blend hip-hop sounds with reggae on every track ...

  11. 'This Is How Things Get Messed Up': Raekwon's Music Business Advice

    April 07, 2016 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "You never know if they’re really down for the get-down." Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon put on his mentor hat in a recent interview, saying that it’s important for young artists to keep their business interests and friends separate. Surround ...

  12. Wu-Tang Clan Was Investigated by FBI in Two 1999 Murders

    November 03, 2015 9:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Members of the Wu-Tang Clan were investigated for allegedly ordering two men's murders in 1999, according to recently released documents.  The allegations come from a federal trial of two Staten Island drug kingpins, brothers Anthony and Harvey ...

  13. Raekwon Reflects on How 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx' Came Together on 20-Year Anniversary: Exclusive

    August 01, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Raekwon also recalls RZA approaching him about being a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. On an otherwise uneventful Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio, the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx anniversary tour rolled through the Buckeye State and undertook its third sto ...

  14. Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Vince Staples & Meek Mill: 2015 Is Rap's Best Year in Recent Memory (Opinion)

    July 13, 2015 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 This is the year that the biggest hip-hop records stopped pandering & repeating and returned to disturbing & pioneering. It's no quiet sentiment that 2014 was far from a banner year for hip-hop, where full-length albums are concerned. M ...

  15. Raekwon Talks 'F.I.L.A.,' 'A Better Tomorrow' & More: 'Wu-Tang Will Make a Dope Album Again'

    May 05, 2015 2:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty years ago, Raekwon dropped his debut LP, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (August 1995), and in one fell swoop provided the hustler's blueprint for attaining the finer things in life. On his sixth LP, Fly International Luxurious Art , which hit s ...

  16. Green Day's Mike Dirnt, Cody Simpson, Scott Weiland Rock Rachael Ray's SXSW Feedback Party

    March 21, 2015 6:56 PM EDT 9.448 k 536 35 The lure of free food won out over the inconvenience of rain and mud as TV's Rachael Ray hosted her eighth annual Feedback food and music party at South By Southwest on Saturday (March 21) at Stubb's Barbeque. Despite intermittent ...

  17. Raekwon & Ghostface Killah Announce 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx' Documentary, 'Purple Tape Files'

    January 26, 2015 8:08 PM EST Raekwon and Ghostface Killah visited Sundance over the weekend to preview their new documentary, Purple Tape Files , chronicling the creation and influence of Raekwon's solo debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...  Watch Wu-Tang Clan' Pr ...

  18. Wu-Tang Clan to Release 'A Better Tomorrow,' 20th Anniversary Record, with Warner Bros. Records

    October 03, 2014 1:48 PM EDT Wu-Tang Clan won't die this year. Warner Bros. Records will be the home of the Wu-Tang Clans 's forthcoming record A Better Tomorrow , Billboard has confirmed with the label. The record will be released on later this year -- still well w ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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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  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

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