1. Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Redman & Method Man Perform At One Music Fest 2014: Live Review

    September 15, 2014 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Saturday, Sept. 13, music fans flocked to Atlanta's Aaron's Amphitheatre for One Music Fest. The day-long festival featured three stages: Zeus (main stage), Hercules (small stage) and the DJ stage, Soulection. After Atlanta's own C ...

  2. M-Phazes Signs Global Deal with Universal Publishing

    November 08, 2013 12:46 AM EST On the heels of scoring a breakthrough credit on Eminem’s latest album, Australian hip hop artist, songwriter and producer M-Phazes has signed an exclusive global deal with Universal Music Publishing Group Australia. M-Phazes is the co-writer an ...

  3. Nas, Missy Elliott, Wiz Khalifa Headline Rock The Bells; Bone Thugs to Reunite

    May 16, 2012 3:10 PM EDT The annual hip-hop summit Rock The Bells revealed its lineup on Wednesday (May 16), and while Nas, Kid Cudi and Wiz Khalifa top the 2012 bill, the big news is the promised special performance by Missy Elliott. Elliott, who revealed her battle with ...

  4. Missy Elliott, Nas, Wiz Khalifa Top Rock The Bells Lineup

    May 16, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The annual hip-hop summit Rock The Bells revealed its lineup on Wednesday (May 16), and while Nas , Kid Cudi and Wiz Khalifa top the 2012 bill, the big news is the promised special performance by Missy Elliott . Elliott, who revealed her battle with ...

  5. Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records Group Chairman/COO, Named 2011's No. 1 Woman In Music (Video Q&A)

    December 02, 2011 1:15 PM EST Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde ( @bwerde ) spoke to Atlantic Records Group Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald, Billboard's 2011 No. 1 Woman In Music about her beginnings in the record industry, her rise through the executive ranks, and how ...

  6. Method Man Stars, Raps in Viral Video For Sour Patch Kids Candy (Watch)

    October 05, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Method Man is no stranger to commercials. He shilled for Right Guard with his cousin Redman and if you dig through the annals of YouTube you'll uncover some sweet St. Ides Malt Liquor commercials from 1994 featuring Meth and the rest of the W ...

  7. Method Man Reps Sour Patch Kids in New Commercial: Watch

    October 04, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Method Man is no stranger to commercials. He shilled for Right Guard with his cousin Redman and if you dig through the annals of YouTube you'll uncover some sweet St. Ides Malt Liquor commercials from 1994 featuring Meth and the rest of the Wu- ...

  8. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: T.I., Charlie Wilson, Trey Songz

    December 18, 2010 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Currently-incarcerated Atlanta rapper T.I. notches the week's top debut on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as "No Mercy" opens at No. 1 with 159,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The opening marks his fou ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Redman Drops New 'Reggie' Album, Explains 'How High 2' Holdup

    December 07, 2010 2:44 PM EST 0 0 0 Although his seventh studio album, "Reggie," hit stores today (Dec. 7), Redman is already looking ahead to a busy 2011. The veteran rapper tells Billboard.com that he is using the often-delayed new album, which features cameos by Method Ma ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Beyonce's Parents Call Off Divorce, Taylor Swift Admits to Giving Bad Advice

    November 16, 2010 6:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce's Parents Not Divorcing; Britney's Parents Reconcile A pair of pop stars have watched their parents undergo recent relationship changes. Matthew and Tin ...

  12. Tupac 'Wanted Me to Smoke Weed' with Him: Mike Tyson

    September 07, 2010 3:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Mike Tyson looks back on his friendship with Tupac Shakur , he thinks about the rapper's big heart, explosive anger - and the one regret he has about their relationship. "He always wanted me to smoke weed with him, and I never did it, ...

  13. Rah Digga Taps Redman for 'No Lil Kid Rap' Remix

    September 01, 2010 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Earlier this summer, Rah Digga gave fans the first taste of her upcoming project, "Classic," with the song "This Ain't No Lil Kid Rap." Now, the former Flipmode Squad princess has tapped Redman for the remix -- marking the f ...

  14. Lil Wayne's 'Rebirth' Rock Album Gets Release Date

    November 09, 2009 2:38 PM EST 0 0 0 After much delay, Lil Wayne 's highly-anticipated rock album, "Rebirth," is now slated for a Dec. 15 release date according to the Universal Music Group website. The set will be packaged as a dual-disc along with the Young Money colle ...

  15. Sublime Reunion Show Sparks Controversy

    October 23, 2009 5:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last month, the surviving members of Long Beach, Calif. ska-punk band Sublime made a surprise announcement : the group would reform with a new lead singer and would make at least one live appearance, its first official concert since the death of its ...

  16. Eminem, DMX, The Roots Pay Tribute To Def Jam At 2009 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    September 24, 2009 6:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since its inception five years ago, VH1's Hip-Hop Honors has paid tribute to the preeminent figures in hip-hop history. For the sixth annual show, taped at Brooklyn's Academy of Music in New York last night (Sept. 23) and set to air on the ...

  17. Eminem, Fabolous, Jeezy To Celebrate Def Jam At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

    September 03, 2009 9:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem was never a part of Def Jam Records, but the rapper is going to join the likes of Young Jeezy , Rick Ross , Fabolous , Ludacris , Method Man and many others to celebrate the pioneering hip hop label during this year's 6th annual VH1 Hip ...

  18. Sublime To Reunite For Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest

    August 31, 2009 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sublime , the chart-topping Long Beach-based punk reggae group that split-up more than 13 years ago when its lead singer OD'd, will play its first official gig with a new vocalist as part of the Smokeout festival, to be held Oct. 23-24 at the S ...

  19. Eminem's 'Relapse' Tops Billboard 200

    May 27, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 No surprise: Eminem's "Relapse" brings the rapper back to familiar ground -- the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. With 608,000 sold in its first week, it not only nets the biggest sales week of the year for any album, but the best sin ...

  20. Eminem's 'Relapse' Blasts In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's fifth straight No. 1 debut, "Relapse," roars at the top of the Billboard 200 with 608,000—the biggest sales week of the year for any album and the best since AC/DC's "Black Ice" began with 784,000 copies last ...

  21. 50 Cent, Ludacris, Method Man and Redman: Billboard Bits

    March 24, 2009 5:51 PM EDT Cent: No 'Expendable' Film, Las Vegas Video Shoot, Fall Out Boy Tour Last week, it was announced Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson had been tapped to replace Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker in Sylvester Stallone's "The Ex ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Def Jam Vinyl

    February 23, 2009 1:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce Launches $250,000 Dance Contest After singing and dancing with host Hugh Jackman at the Oscars yesterday (Feb. 22), Beyonce is asking her fans to show off their moves. The singer has announced a "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" d ...

  23. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, dies at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz voc ...

  24. Favorite Rock The Bells Performance

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock The Bells stopped in New York this weekend, and Billboard was there to catch all the scheduled and surprise performances. What was your favorite? Rock The Bells stopped in New York this weekend, and Billboard was there to catch all the schedule ...

  25. Jay-Z Leads Parade Of Guests At Rock The Bells

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterday (Aug. 3) during the Rock the Bells festival at Jones Beach on Long Island, N.Y., joining Nas for two songs during the latter's set. Also making surprise Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterd ...

  26. D’Angelo To Release Hits Pack

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While the wait for a new studio album continues, D’Angelo fans can satisfy their cravings with the June 24 Virgin/EMI compilation, “The Best So Far …”. The CD/DVD package includes his major hits, rare tracks and seven previously-unreleased music v ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Pete Rock Nabs Redman, Raekwon For New CD

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper/producer Pete Rock, half of the '90s duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth, has wrapped a new album, "NY's Finest," due Feb. 26 via Nature Sounds. Rapper/producer Pete Rock, half of the '90s duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth, has wra ...

  29. Pete Rock Readies 'NY Finest'

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper/producer Pete Rock, half of the '90s duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth, has wrapped a new album, "NY's Finest," due Feb. 26 via Nature Sounds. Rock produced every track except for one Green Lantern-helmed cut. The first single ...

  30. Def Jam Rounds Up Rarities From Top Acts

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fans of the Def Jam roster will receive an unexpected stocking stuffer next month, when the label unveils "Def Jam Sessions, Vol. 1." Fans of the Def Jam roster will receive an unexpected stocking stuffer next month, when the label unveils ...

  31. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, dies at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz voc ...

  32. Let's Get 'Real'

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. The veteran New York rapper and Def Squad member -- who releases his fifth solo album, "Rapp-Murr-Phobia (Fear of Real Hip Hop), this week - ...

  33. Murray Makes Up For Lost Time With Solo CD, Def Squad

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. The veteran New York rapper and Def Squad member -- who releases his fifth solo album, "Rapp-Murr-Phobia (Fear of Real Hip Hop), on July 31 ...

  34. McGraw Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts Onto Billboard 200

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tim McGraw's "Let It Go" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in a week with seven releases that debut in the top 10. The Curb effort sold 325,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound Tim McGraw's "Let It Go ...

  35. Tim McGraw Leads Busy Week On Billboard 200

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw notches his fourth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Let It Go" bows with 325,000 ... He's just one of seven debuts in the top 10 of the chart, which also greets new entries from Mims, Young Buck, Good Charlotte, Elton ...

  36. 14onTV

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 2 - April 8, 2007. MONDAY, April 2 Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé, Kevin Spacey. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Man Group, Joey Fatone. "B ...

  37. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Good Charlotte goes back to the drawing board on album number four, Tim McGraw has wife Faith Hill in his corner on his latest effort and Jennifer Lopez returns to singing in Spanish in this week's Ho A new album from R&B/pop vocalist Macy ...

  38. Oft-Delayed Redman Album Finally Due Next Month

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Redman's oft-delayed new album, "Red Gone Wild," will finally be released March 27 via Def Jam. Redman's oft-delayed new album, "Red Gone Wild," will finally be released March 27 via Def Jam. First single "Put It D ...

  39. Ghostface Unveils 'More Fish' At NYC Event

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ghostface Killah previewed tracks from his forthcoming Def Jam album "More Fish" yesterday (Nov. 20) for media in New York. Ghostface Killah previewed tracks from his forthcoming Def Jam album "More Fish" yesterday (Nov. 20) for ...

  40. 'More Fish' On Ghostface's December Menu

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ghostface Killah will on Dec. 12 serve up his sixth album, "More Fish," less than a year on the heels of "Fishscale." In addition to production by MF Doom, Pete Rock, Madlib and Hi-Tek, among others, Ghostface Killah will on Dec. ...

  41. Redman, Raekwon Lead Rock The Bells Tour

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The hip-hop-centric Rock the Bells festival will branch off into a club tour this fall, beginning Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C. The hip-hop-centric Rock the Bells festival will branch off into a club tour this fall, beginning Nov. 21 in Washington, D. ...

  42. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist kn ...

  43. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Busta Rhymes strikes back on Dr. Dre's label, Sonic Youth slims down to a quartet, the Replacements quit arguing and record some new songs and "Dead Man Walking" is reborn in this week's Hot Product. The Billy Joel concert souven ...

  44. Top Rappers Crowd 'Waist Deep' Soundtrack

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The soundtrack to the action thriller "Waist Deep," starring R&B singer Tyrese Gibson and rapper the Game, will be issued June 13 via Def Jam. The soundtrack to the action thriller "Waist Deep," starring R&B singer Tyrese ...

  45. Mos Def, Wu-Tang Lead 'Rock The Bells' Bill

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Wu-Tang Clan, Redman and De La Soul are among the hip-hop artists performing at the 2006 Rock the Bells festival. The concert will take place Aug. 5 at the NOS Events Center in S Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Wu-Tang Clan, Redman and D ...

  46. Billboard Bits: 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River,

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River, Paul Wall, DMX, Juvenile and Bun B are among the hip-hop artists featured on "S.M.A.C.K. The Album: Volume 1," due May 23 via Koch. The two-disc CD/DVD set also spotlights up-and-coming r ...

  47. EA Bringing Def Jam To PSP

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Def Jam artists like Ludacris, Method Man and Redman who were previously involved in the top-selling Electronic Arts Def Jam console videogames will have a third shot at exposure via the March release Def Jam artists like Ludacris, Method Man and Re ...

  48. Compilation Nation

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace." Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacri ...

  49. Ludacris Regroups With Label Compilation

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ludacris will on Dec. 13 release the second Disturbing Tha Peace Records album, "Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace," featuring guest appearances from Jamie Foxx, Redman, Trick Daddy and Stat Qu Ludacris will on Dec. 13 release the s ...

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