1. Main Attrakionz Talks 'Bossalini & Fooliyones' Debut & Career Start

    October 19, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to think of a better poster child for breakthrough music in the digital age than Main Attrakionz. Every step of the way, the Oakland, Calif.-based rap duo's success has been fueled by technology. The group's early, DIY recor ...

  2. Polo Grounds Music's Bryan Leach Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge, Faces Two Years In Prison

    September 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Bryan Leach, who made his name as VP of A&R at TVT Records over the past decade by signing first Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz, the Ying Yang Twins and Pitbull and, later, signing A$AP Rocky to his own Polo Grounds Music label, has pled guilt ...

  3. A$AP Rocky Arrested in Photo Spat: Report

    July 20, 2012 9:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested late Thursday after reportedly getting into a fight with two individuals who were attempting to take his photo, according to TMZ . Police sources say A$AP was arguing with someone in lower Manhattan when two peo ...

  4. A$AP Rocky Talks 'LongLiveA$AP' Album, Discovers The Dirty Projectors

    July 14, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 A$AP Mob posse album also arriving in two weeks "Who's that?" A$AP Rocky asks when the Dirty Projectors begin their set and start emitting their pitch-perfect vocal harmonies at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. When informed of the ...

  5. Summer Music Preview: Bring That Beat Back

    May 23, 2012 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 Monsta Album title: untitled EP Label: Owsla Management: Luke Mitzman Release date: TBD Monsta has the melodic synth thrum of Flux Pavilion, the tech-soul vocal drops of Moby and the reverberant snares of trip-hop act U.N.K.L.E. - but its sound is ins ...

  6. Bubbling Under: 'Next' Up for Emeli Sande: U.S. Success

    May 18, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Emeli Sande, Gavin Creel, A$AP Rocky and Rhett Walker Band. Having topped the UK Alb ...

  7. A$AP Rocky Calls Lana Del Rey 'My Dream Girl,' Talks Debut Album

    April 09, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Harlem hip-hop hero A$AP Rocky is hard at work on his debut studio album for Polo Grounds/RCA/A$AP Worldwide, the rapper tells Billboard.com that "Ridin'," a collaboration with Lana Del Rey that leaked last week and was quickly ...