1. Ross: Clearance Issues Caused Album Delay

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay of his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was originally expected Dec. 18 via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, but is now due Feb. Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Bi ...

  2. Ross: Clearance Issues Caused Album Delay

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.biz about the reason for the delay of his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was originally expected Dec. 18 via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, but is now due Feb. 19. "We had a few clearance iss ...

  3. Flo Rida

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When you listen to the lyrical content of Flo Rida's debut single, "Low" -- which mentions pornographic posters and smacking big booties among other wickedness -- you'd never imagine the muse behind h When you listen to the lyric ...

  4. New Rick Ross Album Bumped To February

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rick Ross has announced Feb. 19 as the new release date for his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was initially slated for Dec. 18 and is the follow-up to his 2006 debut, "Port of Miami," via Slip-N- Rick Ross has announced Feb. ...

  5. Something For 'Free'

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive this week via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore a ...

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, T-Pain, "Across the Universe" and more! FOR A GOOD CAUSE Hello Sir, Garth Brooks is releasing his "The Ultimate Hits" CD on Nov. 6. He announced that there will be a special pink edition ...

  7. Cash Money CEO Williams Back On The Mic

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cash Money CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams will release a new album, "5*Stunna," Dec. 4 via the label. The follow-up to 2005's "Fast Money" is led by the single "Pop Bottles" featuring Lil Wayne. Cash Money ...

  8. Chingy Spreads The 'Love' On New DTP Album

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here in August, former Capitol rapper Chingy returns to the Disturbing Tha Peace fold this winter with "Hate It or Love It." Due Dec. 11, the set features guest appearances from Amerie, Luda As tipped here in August, former Capit ...

  9. Freeway Back In Business With New Album

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive Nov. 20 via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore alb ...

  10. Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain, "Low"

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With massive underground and mixtape success with label owner Rick Ross and Miami's No. 1 DJ Khaled, Flo Rida has generated a buzz destined for national attention. With massive underground and mixtape success with label owner Rick Ross and Miam ...

  11. T-Pain Busy With Production, Label, Touring

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's shaping to be a very busy 2008 for T-Pain. The rapper tells Billboard he will continue supporting his Jive album, "Epiphany," while writing and producing for other artists such as Usher, potentia It's shaping to be a very bu ...

  12. R&B Duo Nina Sky Signs To Polo Grounds/J

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B duo Nina Sky has inked a deal with Polo Grounds/J Records. The group plans to release its sophomore album, "The Musical," early next year. R&B duo Nina Sky has inked a deal with Polo Grounds/J Records. The group plans to releas ...

  13. Fat Joe Makes 'Room" For New Album

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fat Joe is eyeing an early 2008 release for his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room," via Imperial Records. Fat Joe is eyeing an early 2008 release for his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room," via Imperial Records. In ad ...

  14. Fat Joe To Unleash 'Elephant' In 2008

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fat Joe is shooting to release his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room" in early 2008. Rounding up his tried and true producers -- Scott Storch, Cool and Dr. Dre, DJ Khaled, Danjahandz and The Runners -- Joe also secured features fro ...

  15. T.I. Leads BET Hip Hop Awards Nods

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. is leading the pack of nominees for the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards. With nine nods under his belt, the ATL rapper is up for possible honors in the best collabo, best live performance, lyricist of the year, MVP, track of the year, CD of th ...

  16. New Rick Ross Album Coming, But Not On Def Jam

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miami rapper Rick Ross is about to release a new album, "Rise to Power," but it's not via his current label homes, Def Jam and Slip-N-Slide. Instead, the album of refreshed early material is dropping Miami rapper Rick Ross is about to ...

  17. Indie Label Asserts 'Power' On Rick Ross Album

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miami rapper Rick Ross is releasing his sophomore album, “Rise to Power,” but it’s not via his current label homes, Def Jam and Slip-N-Slide. Instead, the album of refreshed early material is dropping on Sept. 18 via Texas independent Suave House ...

  18. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, T-Pain Set For Ozone Awards

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The second annual Ozone Awards airs tonight and features Lil Wayne, Baby, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, T-Pain, DJ Khaled, Plies, Trick Daddy and Soulja boy, among others The event, presented by southern hip-hop rag Ozone Magazine, was recorded August 1 ...

  19. 'Hustle' And Flow

    August 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bad Boy rapper Yung Joc just wants to have fun. And judging by the success of his first two singles last year, so do his listeners. Bad Boy rapper Yung Joc just wants to have fun. And judging by the success of his first two singles last year, so do ...

  20. Yung Joc's Young Crowd

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bad Boy rapper Yung Joc just wants to have fun. And judging by the success of his first two singles last year, so do his listeners. Bad Boy rapper Yung Joc just wants to have fun. And judging by the success of his first two singles last year, so do ...

  21. Top Five Says Hello to UGK, Plies and Jonas Brothers

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo UGK (Pimp C and Bun B) storm the top of The Billboard 200 as the act scores its first No. 1 album. The "Underground Kingz" sold 160,000 last week -- the best sales week ever for either the group or its individual members ... New ...

  22. Chingy Drops Ludacris Beef, Inks With Island Def Jam

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Chingy has split Capitol and signed a new deal with Island Def Jam. A new album, "Hate It or Love It," is tentatively due before the end of the year. In addition, Chingy has settled his differe Rapper Chingy has split Capitol and si ...

  23. Kingston's 'Beautiful' Summer

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The person who makes you the happiest can hurt you the most—just ask 17-year-old Sean Kingston. "I was going out with this girl for two years—the most beautiful girl in school—but The person who makes you the happiest can hurt you the most—just ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Ozone Awards, Joe Satriani, Joseph Arthur

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre, Rick Ross, Polow Da Don, DJ Felli Fel, Scarface, Too $hort are among the artists and producers confirmed to participate in the second Ozone Awards and TJ's DJ's "T DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Cool & D ...

  25. Famous Friends Help Out On Yung Berg Remix

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Yung Berg is slated to shoot a video next week in New York for the remix of his burgeoning hit "Sexy Lady," directed by Dale Resteghini. The original version of the song is No. 7 this week on Billboar Yung Berg is slated to shoot a video n ...

  26. Wu-Tang Clan 'Unique' As Ever On 'The 8 Diagrams'

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ol' Dirty Bastard is gone, but his spirit looms large over "The 8 Diagrams," the Wu-Tang Clan's first album since 2001. The set is due in October via SRC. "He left a piece of himself in each and every Ol' Dirty Bastard ...

  27. Yung Joc Keeps Up The 'Hustle' On Sophomore CD

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta rapper Yung Joc will follow-up his hit 2006 debut album, "New Joc City," with his sophomore set, "Hustlemonics," on Aug. 28. Atlanta rapper Yung Joc will follow-up his hit 2006 debut album, "New Joc City," with ...

  28. Toby Keith's 'Big Dog' Heads Straight To No. 1

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and his fifth chart-topper on Top Country Albums this week with "Big Dog Daddy." The Show Dog Nashville set moved 204,000 copies in the United St Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on T ...

  29. Oft-Delayed Chamillionaire CD Due In September

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due in March and then pushed to June, Chamillionare's sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory," is now penciled in for a Sept. 18 release via Universal. In the meantime, the Houston rapper's "Mi Originally due in March ...

  30. Boyz N Da Hood Rev Up 'Da Chevy' With Cube, Joc

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Southern rap outfit Boyz N Da Hood will release its second album, "Back Up N Da Chevy," Aug. 7 via Bad Boy/Atlantic. The group, which formerly featured Young Jeezy, is joined by several high-profile g Southern rap outfit Boyz N Da Hood wil ...

  31. Trina Brings The 'B*tch' Back On New Album

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of 2005's "Glamorest Life," which spawned her biggest hit to date, rapper Trina will return Aug. 14 with a new album, "Baddest B*itch II," via Slip-N-Slide/EMI. On the heels of 2005's "Glamorest Life,& ...

  32. Producer Nitti Inks Deal With Warner Bros.

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta-based producer Nitti has inked a production deal with Warner Bros. for his Playmaker Music label. The two-year deal also allows for Nitti, who produced and co-wrote the smash hit "It's Goin' D Atlanta-based producer Nitti has ...

  33. Chart Beat

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Akon, Tim McGraw, Elton John and more! AKON BREAKING CHART: Akon is the first artist to hold down the top two spots on The Billboard Hot 100 since... well, Akon. His "Don't Matter" (Konvict/Upfront) remains No. 1 for a ...

  34. Akon's 'Matter' Begins Second Week Atop Hot 100

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Akon's "Don't Matter" begins a second week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, and also rises 10-7 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. In addition, Akon shares the No. 2 slot on the Hot 100 with Gwen S Akon's "Don't ...

  35. DJ Khaled Snags Heavy-Hitters For New Album

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miami's own DJ Khaled is set to drop his sophomore album, "We the Best," June 12 via Terror Squad/KOCH Records, and he's recruited some of hip-hop's finest to assist. Among them are T.I., Akon, Fat Jo Miami's own DJ Kha ...

  36. The Shins, Fabolous On Board For Campus Invasion Festival

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Shins, Dashboard Confessional and Fabolous are amongst the artists on board for mtvU's 2007 Campus Invasion Music Festival, set to be hosted in Austin, Texas, Atlanta and Philadelphia. The network The Shins, Dashboard Confessional and Fabol ...

  37. Lloyd Discusses 'You,' Collaborators, The 'Street'

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the past three years that proceded the release of his 2004 debut album "Southside," R&B crooner Lloyd sat on the sidelines as he watched other young male vocalists like Neyo and Chris Brown pl For the past three years that proceded ...

  38. R. Kelly Previews New Album On The Phone

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R. Kelly is back with a new album titled "Double Up," set to hit stores May 29 via Jive, and he's asking fans to preview it by dialing in to a hotline (312-278-3965) for song snippets. R. Kelly is back with a new album titled "Do ...

  39. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedde ...

  40. Hudson, Beyonce Star At Soul Train Awards

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson added another award to her trophy chest during the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson added another award to her trophy chest during the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards. The presentatio ...

  41. Paul Wall Stays 'True' On Sophomore Album

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Metal-mouthed Houston rapper Paul Wall will release his sophomore album, "Get Money -- Stay True," April 3 via SwishaHouse/Asylum/Atlantic. First single "Break 'Em Off" is at radio now and can be stre Metal-mouthed Houston r ...

  42. Billboard Bits: UGK, 'Arthur And The Invisibles' & More

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally due Dec. 19 via Jive, rap duo UGK's long-awaited new album, "U.G.K. Underground Kingz," has been pushed back to Feb. 27. Originally due Dec. 19 via Jive, rap duo UGK's long-awaited new album, "U.G.K. Underground K ...

  43. It's Good To Be 'King'

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z famously retired from life as an artist in 2003 and then was named president of Def Jam, but being an MC without a platform clearly didn't suit the man born Shawn Carter. Jay-Z famously retired from life as an artist in 2003 and then was ...

  44. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin ...

  45. 45OnTV

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 6-12, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 6 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Delbert McClinton. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Sugarland, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora (also sched ...

  46. UGK Dropping Double Album In December

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Southern rap titans UGK will release their first new album since 2001's "Dirty Money" before the end of the year. "U.G.K. Underground Kingz" is due Dec. 19 via Jive and will feature 20 songs spread ac Southern rap titans UGK ...

  47. T.I., Busta, Chamillionaire Lead BET Hip-Hop Noms

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I., Busta Rhymes and Chamillionaire head the field of nominees for the inaugural BET Hip-Hop Awards, to be hosted by comedian Katt Williams. The show will be taped Nov. 12 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre b T.I., Busta Rhymes and Chamillionaire head ...

  48. New Clipse Album Penciled In For December

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been four years since a debut album full of crack-cocaine tales put the Clipse on the map, and there's no guarantee fans will get their next fix anytime soon. It's been four years since a debut album full of crack-cocaine tales p ...

  49. Jay-Z Prepares To Reclaim His 'Kingdom'

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Details are beginning to surface about Jay-Z's long-rumored comeback album, which will be his first since announcing his retirement three years ago and becoming president of Def Jam. Details are beginning to surface about Jay-Z's long-rumo ...

  50. Timberlake Still 'Sexy' At No. 1 On Hot 100

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After capturing the top spot last week, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" holds its No. 1 title on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the chart's greatest airplay gainer. The cut also remains atop both the Pop After capturing the top spot ...

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