1. Tim Vocals, 'I'm Sick': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 25, 2014 1:17 PM EST Tim Vocals returns with a new song titled, "I'm Sick." On the latest release off the The Best of Both Offices Compilation, Volume 4 , the R&B singer touches on the lasting consequences of his recent imprisonment for reported par ...

  2. Snoop Dogg & Doug E Fresh Highlight BET Hip-Hop Awards

    September 21, 2014 10:29 AM EDT DJ Mustard won Producer of the Year and Future's song "Move That Dope" took home Best Club Banger award. With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed & ...

  3. 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 & ...

  4. 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' ...

  5. Will.i.am Pre-GRAMMY Charity Event Raises $2.4M

    January 24, 2014 9:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Los Angeles event features performances from Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan, more It was an old-school party at will.i.am's annual pre-GRAMMY charity concert as veteran rap stars like Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh rocked a capacity crowd along with th ...

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  7. Yelawolf & Travis Barker Team Up for Genre-Bending 'Psycho White' EP

    November 09, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Alabama rapper Yelawolf certainly share some passions: hip-hop; tattoos; fast, aggressive music; and fashion -- Yelawolf runs his own line, Country Fresh, through Barker's Famous Stars and Straps brand. Until ...

  8. 2 Chainz Talks 'Based on a T.R.U. Story' Album & Success

    August 06, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Chainz glides effortlessly across a wide Midtown Manhattan sidewalk looking like he just strutted out of central casting for the world's coolest hip-hop star. In fact, he plays the part with vigor: a crisp fedora hat, designer shades, a T-shi ...

  9. 2 Chainz Takes The Throne

    August 02, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Chainz glides effortlessly across a wide Midtown Manhattan sidewalk looking like he just strutted out of central casting for the world's coolest hip-hop star. In fact, he plays the part with vigor: a crisp fedora hat, designer shades, a T-s ...

  10. The Changing Role of A&R and 'The Dark Arts of Record Making' at New Music Seminar

    June 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (L-R): Moderator Ron Fair; Avery Lipman (Universal Republic); Steve Greenberg (S-Curve); Darius Van Arman (Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian); Josh Deutsch (Downtown); Peter Edge (RCA); Craig Kallman (Atlantic); and Monte Lipman (Universal ...

  11. Spotify, BandPage Win, Slick Rick Performs at SoundCtrl's FlashFWD Awards

    May 18, 2012 2:00 PM EDT SoundCtrl's FlashFWD Awards were presented at the Gramercy Theater Tuesday as part of Internet Week. (Photo Courtesy: NickyDigital.com) At 7pm on a rainy Tuesday evening right in the middle of Internet Week NY , tech entrepreneurs and music e ...

  12. Slick Rick, Funkmaster Flex at Red Bull Music Academy's 'Five Out Of Five' Series

    September 29, 2011 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Red Bull Music Academy presented the second installment of its Five Out Of Five lecture/concert series with Slick Rick at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx yesterday. Slick Rick, who was born in England but moved to the Bronx when he was 11 and ...

  13. Backbeat: Slick Rick, Funkmaster Flex @ Red Bull Music Academy's Five Out Of Five

    September 29, 2011 8:30 AM EDT The Red Bull Music Academy presented the second installment of its Five Out Of Five lecture/concert series with Slick Rick at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx yesterday. Slick Rick, who was born in England but moved to the Bronx when he was 11 an ...

  14. Mobb Deep Kick Off 'Five Out of Five' Hip-Hop Concert/Discussion Series

    September 27, 2011 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Red Bull Music Academy kicked off its "Five Out Of Five" concert series -- highlighting what it considers New York City's "five most iconic hip-hop albums" -- with a discussion with Prodigy and Havoc from Mobb Deep about ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Fun Fun Fun Fest Saddles Up for a Sell Out

    November 10, 2010 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Like virtually every American music festival in 2009, last year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX was doused with relentless, mood-stomping rain. A quirky, communal vibe and high-octane headliners including Danzig and the Jesus Lizard made up fo ...

  17. Lauryn Hill Debuts On Charts After Over 10 Years

    August 18, 2010 2:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just weeks after a track titled "Repercussions" leaked on the internet, the elusive Lauryn Hill debuts on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 94 -- her first debut as a lead artist in over 10 years. Lauryn Hill Performs in FESPAD Fe ...

  18. Fun Fun Fun Fest Adds Extra Day, Weird Al, Devo

    August 04, 2010 2:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest has released its full line-up, along with the announcement that a third day has been added, headlined by Weird Al Yankovic . The festival will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 and run through Sunday, Nov. 7 at the cit ...

  19. More Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup Leaks: The Hold Steady, the Dwarves, High On Fire

    July 29, 2010 1:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fun Fun Fun Fest continues to tease its lineup via vintage video clips--today, organizers released an early-'90s-era "American Gladiator" intro that announces the Hold Steady , the Dwarves, and High on Fire as acts who will play the f ...

  20. Lauryn Hill Performs in FESPAD Festival in Rwanda

    July 27, 2010 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For those who have been patiently waiting, it appears the elusive Lauryn Hill is mounting a comeback. The same day a track by the West Orange, New Jersey, native titled "Repercussions" leaked on the internet earlier this week, Lauryn Hill ...

  21. Fun Fun Fun Fest Lines Up Slick Rick, Suicidal Tendencies, Best Coast

    July 16, 2010 1:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Organizers for the fifth annual Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas have revealed, via a "Caddy Shack"-themed video, the first three bands in the lineup. According to a voiced-over Bill Murray, rapper Slick Rick , hardcore band Suicidal Tend ...

  22. Lauryn Hill to Rock the Bells, Chris Brown's UK Tour Canceled

    June 09, 2010 7:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the elusive Lauryn Hill is mounting a comeback, as she has been confirmed as the headliner for the Rock the Bells tour. Other performers on the tour include Snoop Dogg , A Tribe ...

  23. Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop Added to Rock the Bells

    June 09, 2010 1:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 L auryn Hill , A Tribe Called Quest , DJ Premier and Snoop Dogg have been added to the lineup of this year's Rock the Bells festival. A Tribe Called Quest will perform its platinum-selling album "Midnight Marauders" -- which reached a ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Howard Stern, Whodini, Metric, Patti Smith and More

    February 09, 2010 6:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Contrary to popular reports, Howard Stern is not under consideration to replace Simon Cowell as "American Idol" judge. According to the Daily Be ...

  26. May 23, 2009

    May 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Veteran rapper Ricky “Slick Rick” Walters receives a full pardon from New York’s Gov. David Paterson for the attempted murders of two men in 1991, ending a long legal saga. 2006 – Jordin Sparks wins Season Six of “American Idol.” 2000 – Billy ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. VH1 Launches New Hip-Hop Themed Shows

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere two new original hip-hop themed programs. In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Rapper Slick Rick Pardoned In Attempted Murder Case

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters received a full and unconditional pardon from New York Governor David Paterson for the attempted murders of two men in 1991. The move may aid Walters in his storied deportation battle. Walters, w ...

  32. Tunes On TV

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 24- 30. MONDAY, Sept. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Jamie Foxx, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured Artist(s): Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, ...

  33. Chamillionaire Sees Finish Line For 'Victory'

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." & ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Chamillionaire Snags Busta, Kelis For New CD

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Chamillionaire has revealed additional details about his sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory," which, as previously reported, is due March 27 via Universal. First single "Not a Criminal" feature Rapper Chamillionaire has re ...

  36. Rapper Slick Rick Facing Deportation Again

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 British-born rapper Slick Rick is fighting the U.S. government's efforts to have him deported again, according to his legal representatives. British-born rapper Slick Rick is fighting the U.S. government's efforts to have him deported agai ...

  37. Lineup Set For First Green Apple Festival

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Dresden Dolls, Ghostface Killah, Slick Rick, Umphrey's McGee, Toots & the Maytals, Mike Doughty, Guster and Soulive are among the artists confirmed to perform at the Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Dresden Doll ...

  38. Hot Product

    July 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Missy Elliott Missy's 'Book' Missy Elliott returns this week with a new album, "The Cookbook," via her the Gold Mind imprint/Atlantic. First single "Lose Control" featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop is already a top ...

  39. Aretha, Alicia, More Set For Essence Fest

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child and Kanye West are part of the all-star lineup confirmed to play the 2005 Essence Music Festival. Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child and Kanye West are part of the all-star lineup co ...

  40. 'Grand Theft' Spawns Sprawling Soundtracks

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game, Interscope will release two soundtracks: a two-disc version and an eight-disc box set. As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games&# ...

  41. Film Spotlights Jay-Z's New York Bash

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z is headed to the big screen in the Paramount Classics documentary film "Fade to Black," which opens Nov. 5 in U.S. theaters. Jay-Z is headed to the big screen in the Paramount Classics documentary film "Fade to Black," whic ...

  42. LL Cool J, Big Boi Lead Atlanta SoulFest

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 LL Cool J and Big Boi, of Atlanta-based hip-hop act OutKast, will headline the inaugural SoulFest event in the Georgia capitol. LL Cool J and Big Boi, of Atlanta-based hip-hop act OutKast, will headline the inaugural SoulFest event in the Georgia ca ...

  43. Slick Rick Likely To Be Freed

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Slick Rick is expected to be released from Immigration and Naturalization Service detention following a federal judge's ruling. Judge Kimba Wood on Friday reversed a 1997 Bureau of Immigration Rapper Slick Rick is expected to be released ...

  44. Man Charged With Impersonating Slick Rick

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A 28-year-old North Carolina man is accused of diverting mail intended for rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters and trying to cash his royalty checks. A 28-year-old North Carolina man is accused of diverting mail intended for rapper Ricky &qu ...

  45. Slick Rick Supporters Appeal To Washington

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is joining supporters of rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters, who has been detained since July by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and is fa The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSA ...

  46. Front End Lifter

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not quite rock'n'roll and not quite hip-hop, DJ Logic and former Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid put their own spin on both genres—and more—as the Yohimbe Brothers. Not quite rock'n'roll and not quite hip-hop, DJ Logic and fo ...

  47. 'Brown Sugar' Soundtrack Packed Tight

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film "Brown Sugar" is packed with sweet contributions from hip-hop/R&B luminaries, including Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Commo The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtra ...

  48. Charango

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Charango, the fourth album borne out of the collective Morcheeba consciousness (brothers/musicians Paul and Ross Godfrey and singer supreme Skye), overflows with a confidence not always present on pas Charango, the fourth album borne out of the coll ...

  49. Slick Rick Detained On Immigration Flap

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 English-born, New York-bred rapper Slick Rick (real name: Ricky Walters) is being held in Bradenton, Fla., by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) after being arrested on board a crui English-born, New York-bred rapper Slick Rick (r ...

  50. Morcheeba Looks To Brazil For 'Charango'

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. dance/electronic trio Morcheeba will release its fourth studio album, "Charango," July 1 internationally via EastWest and July 16 in North America on Reprise/Sire. The 12-track set finds the band U.K. dance/electronic trio Morcheeba w ...

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