1. DJ E-Z Rock, The Sugarhill Gang & More to Be Honored at Hip Hop Hall of Fame 2014

    May 06, 2014 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Hip Hop Hall of Fame will honor a handful of legends at its awards show on Monday, May 19. The honorees to be inducted this year include The Sugar Hill Gang, Charles Ahearn and the film, "Wildstyle," Mr. Magic, Busy Bee, Spoonie G & ...

  2. DMX, Naughty By Nature & More Salute Hip-Hop On Masters of Ceremony Reunion Tour

    April 02, 2014 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Add another entry to this summer's national tour schedule: the 2014 Masters of Ceremony Hip-Hop Reunion. Featuring a master class of hip-hop artists—including DMX, Naughty By Nature, Rakim and Biz Markie—the tour kicks off July 11 at Miami' ...

  3. Linkin Park's Latest Music Video Is a Game

    March 25, 2014 12:35 PM EDT It's a music video. It's a game. It's Linkin Park's latest play on technology -- a six-minute video game debuting on Tuesday that's based on the band's latest single, "Guilty All the Same," featuring Rakim. ...

  4. BET Honors MC Lyte With I Am Hip Hop Award

    September 12, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte will receive the I Am Hip Hop Award presented by Sprite at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2013. Hosted by Snoop Dog, the awards telecast will be filmed at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Sept. 28 for its premiere ...

  5. Rock The Bells 2013: Ol' Dirty Bastard's Hologram Performs with Son On Day 2

    September 09, 2013 11:09 AM EDT Method Man threatens to leave due to technical difficulties. Rock the Bells successfully pulled off a second hologram performance on night two of the double-date festival in San Bernardino, CA, but not without technical glitches. Photos: Rock the ...

  6. Winter Storm Nemo Impacts Live-Music Biz In Northeast

    February 09, 2013 9:44 AM EST Nemo, the blizzard that body-slammed the Northeast yesterday into this morning, dumping feet of snow driven by high winds blowing frigid air, forced the cancellation or postponement of several concerts in the region, underscoring yet again why ...

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  9. Latin Music Could Use An A&R Boost

    October 08, 2012 2:07 PM EDT Genre's audience is increasingly young and bicultural but charts don't always reflect that. For the past several years, the discourse in the Latin entertainment, marketing, advertising, public relations and advertising worlds is that i ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Jay-Z Scores U2, Kanye West for 'NBA 2K13' Soundtrack

    July 31, 2012 8:48 PM EDT U2 will rocking arenas in a whole new way this fall. The band's "Elevate" will make an appearance in "NBA 2k13," the latest installment of the popular basketball gaming franchise -- as part of a soundtrack curated by the g ...

  15. Jay-Z Scores U2, Kanye West for 'NBA 2K13' Soundtrack

    July 31, 2012 8:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 U2 will be rocking arenas in a whole new way this fall. The band's "Elevate" will make an appearance in "NBA 2k13," the latest installment of the popular basketball gaming franchise -- as part of a soundtrack curated by the ...

  16. TV on the Radio: Don't Confuse These Songs for TV Themes

    July 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite no affiliation, Ed Sheeran's song 'The A Team' is conjuring thoughts of B.A. Baracus, mohawks and a cool black van. A new hit by an artist born in 1991 is bringing back memories of a TV show that went off the air in 1987. Brit ...

  17. Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup: Run DMC, Girl Talk, Against Me! + More

    July 12, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the full lineup for the 2012 festival, to be held November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. The 7th annual festival will feature big name acts like the reunion of Run D.M.C. , Santigold , an appearance fr ...

  18. BMG Appoints Zach Katz As EVP, Creative, North America

    July 11, 2012 11:23 AM EDT Photo: Natasha Melman. BMG has named Zach Katz as executive vice president, creative, for North America, effective August 1. The position is based in Los Angeles, with Katz reporting to BMG Chrysalis president of creative and marketing for North A ...

  19. Roots Picnic 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    June 04, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Day two of Philadelphia's fifth annual Roots Picnic came with a couple of problems. The weather was uncooperative -- an afternoon downpour delayed the main stage sets and sent the entire crowd inside the already-cramped dance tent. To make matt ...

  20. Exclusive: Sneak Peek of Tupac's Outburst in 'Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps' Documentary

    May 31, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's one thing in particular I always respected about Tupac Shakur : his honesty. Whether spitting rhymes of harsh reality or penning poetry , 'Pac was not one to hold his tongue. But although it was a charasteristic of his that was ref ...

  21. Tributes For Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch Pour In: Russell Simmons, Rev Run, Bill Adler, More

    May 04, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter and other sites in tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away earlier today. We've collected a few below. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Fa ...

  22. Roots Picnic 2012 Lineup: Kid Cudi, Wale, James Murphy Performing

    March 16, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kid Cudi , Wale , De La Soul and James Murphy are among the top-line acts at the 2012 Roots Picnic, the annual Philadelphia festival hosted by city music legends the Roots . Now in its fifth year, the event has expanded from one day to two, invading ...

  23. Rock Hall Nominees Include Guns N' Roses, Cure, Joan Jett & Faces

    September 27, 2011 6:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guns N' Roses , Heart , Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and The Cure are among the first-timers on short list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2011, joining returning hopefuls the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Pe ...

  24. Billboard Bits: First Tom Cruise 'Rock of Ages' Pic, Cee Lo Denies Homophobia Charge

    June 17, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Tom Cruise Rocks in First 'Ages' Look A photo of Tom Cruise playing the character Stacee Jaxx in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Rock of ...

  25. Meet Billboard.com's New Juice Editor, Erika Ramirez

    May 10, 2011 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Allow me to re- introduce myself. I, Erika Ramirez (@ 3rika ), was born in San Jose, Calif., to two amazing Mexican parents. I have my older brother, Alex, to thank for introducing me to one of my loves; hip-hop. Playing Tribe Called Quest, Slick Ri ...

  26. 29 Black Music Milestones: BET, 'Yo! MTV Raps' Launch

    February 16, 2011 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 On Jan. 25, 1980, Black Entertainment Television (BET) began broadcasting after lobbyist Robert L. Johnson decided to launch his own cable television network. First consisting of a line-up of music videos and reruns of popular Black sitcoms, BET beg ...

  27. Diggy Simmons Celebrates Christmas With DJ Premier-Hosted Mixtape

    December 23, 2010 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Diggy Simmons is ringing in the holiday season with a new mixtape aptly titled "Past Presents Future," out today (Dec. 23). But the album's title isn't just a play on Christmas; it's also a reflection of the musical era that ...

  28. Wu-Tang Clan To Revisit '36 Chambers' At Rock The Bells

    May 25, 2010 12:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary rap collective the Wu-Tang Clan will return as headliners of the touring Rock the Bells hip hop festival and perform its debut album, "Enter the 36 Chambers," in its entirety. The 4-date tour kicks off on Aug. 21 in Los Angeles a ...

  29. Underground: Rapper Blitz Uses Old Tricks For New Pursuits

    March 30, 2010 5:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/composer Blitz The Ambassador may be fairly new to the game, but he's got the smarts of a veteran when it comes to branding. The 27-year-old Brooklyn MC says plenty of times he's walked by people wearing his promotional T-shirt on t ...

  30. Rakim's Faves of the Decade - Billboard.com

    Rakim's Faves of the Decade - Billboard.com

    December 10, 2009 7:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Rakim tells Billboard.com what his favorite albums and songs of the 2000s are. favorites of decade , Rap , favorites of the 2000s , 2000s , Rakim , interview , Live , exclusive , Hip-Hop , vuclip Videos Rakim Exclusive Interview Live ...

  31. Chart Beat Thursday: John Mayer, Folk Albums, David Guetta

    November 26, 2009 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 MAYER RULES: John Mayer returns to the summit of the Billboard 200 after six years, as "Battle Studies" launches at No. 1. His "Heavier Things" opened atop the chart dated Sept. 27, 2003. The new set also starts atop Digital Albu ...

  32. Video: Rakim Puts 'Love Back in N.Y.' On New Album

    November 24, 2009 5:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Rakim has long been touted as one of the most influential MCs of all time. But even with all the accolades, the New York rapper hasn't forgotten his humble beginnings. On his third solo album-and first effort in nearly a decade-"The Sevent ...

  33. Rakim Q&A

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    November 24, 2009 4:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Rakim Q&A Rakim , interview , exclusive , Exclusive , Interview , Rakim Videos Exclusive Interview Rakim ...

  34. Rakim Ready To Release 'The Seventh Seal'

    July 14, 2009 2:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The Seventh Seal," the long-anticipated album by rap legend Rakim , is slated for release in the fall, Billboard has learned exclusively. The project's first single, "Holy Are You," will drop July 28. The album is being rel ...

  35. Rakim Ready To Release 'The Seventh Seal'

    July 13, 2009 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The Seventh Seal," the long-anticipated album by rap legend Rakim, is slated for release in the fall, Billboard has learned exclusively. The project's first single, "Holy Are You," will drop July 28. The album is being rele ...

  36. Rakim Readies 'The Seventh Seal' For Fall Release

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Seventh Seal," the long-anticipated album by rap legend Rakim, is slated for release in the fall, Billboard has learned exclusively. The project's first single, "Holy Are You," will drop July 28. The album is being re ...

  37. Nas, Damian Marley, The Roots Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 07, 2009 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas, Damian Marley, the Roots, Big Boi and Common, among others, will lead this summer's Rock the Bells traveling hip-hop festival, which is set to visit 10 North American cities on consecutive weekends from June 27-Aug. 9. Also on the bill in ...

  38. Rock The Bells Tour Making European Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its European debut this fall with performances by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, EPMD, Supernatural and Scratch, among others. Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its Europ ...

  39. Kid Rock Living Large Without iTunes

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kid Rock's latest album "Rock'n'Roll Jesus" and its single "All Summer Long" have been two of the biggest hits of the summer. But it's happened without either being available for download via Apple's Kid ...

  40. Nas Unveils North American Tour Plans

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due July 15 via Def Jam. In between performance dates on this summer's Rock th ...

  41. Big Pimpin'

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II ...

  42. A Tribe Called Quest, Nas Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Calle After breaking out last year with a handful ...

  43. Billboard Bits: Paid Dues, Hatebreed, Def Jam/Sony-Ericsson

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues has added national performance dates to this year's series. The independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues has added national performance dates to this year's series. Promoted by Murs 3:16, Guerilla U ...

  44. Rakim Wrapping New CD, Touring With Ghostface

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap legend Rakim will team with Ghostface Killah and Brother Ali for the first Hip-Hop Live! tour, which will find the artists backed by the Rhythm Roots Allstars. Rap legend Rakim will team with Ghostface Killah and Brother Ali for the first Hip-Ho ...

  45. Rakim Wrapping New CD, Touring With Ghostface

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rap legend Rakim will team with Ghostface Killah and Brother Ali for the first Hip-Hop Live! tour, which will find the artists backed by the Rhythm Roots Allstars. The 19-city trek begins Oct. 29 in Los Angeles and runs through Nov. 21 in Philadel ...

  46. Wu-Tang Inspired By Beatles, Clinton, ODB On New Album

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Harrison's son Dhani and funk legend George Clinton are among the guests on the Wu-Tang Clan's first album in six years, "The 8 Diagrams," due Nov. 13 via Wu Music Group/Loud/SRC/Universal. Bil George Harrison's son D ...

  47. Z-Trip In The Mix For 'All-Pro Football'

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A DJ Z-Trip-produced soundtrack with all original tracks, remixes and mash-ups highlights the new Take-Two/2K Sports "All-Pro Football 2K8" video game due in July for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A DJ Z-Trip-produced soundtrack with all ori ...

  48. 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Here are the winners for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards, handed out April 26 at the BankUnited Center in Miami Here are the winners for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards, handed out April 26 at the BankUnited Center in Miami. Hot Latin So ...

  49. Billboard Bits: Premios Lo Nuestra, Five For Fighting, Powersolo

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Norteno band Intocable and Mexican hitmakers Mana were the big winners at the 19th Premios Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina, taking home three prizes each. The awards aired lived last night (Feb. 22) on Norteno band Intocable and Mexican hitmakers Mana ...

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