1. The LOX on JAY-Z's '4:44' Album: 'It's a Great Body of Work'

    July 18, 2017 6:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 For 20-plus years, The LOX have been major players in the East Coast rap scene.  Comprised of some of hip-hop's most feared lyricists -- Jadakiss , Styles P  and Sheek Louch -- The LOX solidified their legacy with hard-nosed lyricism and clever ...

  2. Trae Tha Truth Recruits All-Star Lineup for 'I'm On 3.0': Premiere

    June 22, 2017 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 2011, Trae Tha Truth  assembled a formidable rap crew with his star-studded single "I'm On" featuring Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Wale, and MDMA. After upping the ante with the remix "I'm On 2.0" in 2012 (whic ...

  3. Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. Join Forces With Styles P & Sheek Louch for 'Take Me There'

    May 11, 2017 3:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Faith Evans gears up for the release of her collaborative effort The King and I with The Notorious B.I.G ., she unveils her new song "Take Me There" featuring Styles P and Sheek Louch .  Fans are in store for a pleasant surprise, as Eva ...

  4. Styles P & Talib Kweli Talk Collaborating on 'The Seven' Album & Raising African-American Kids in Today's America

    May 03, 2017 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday, Styles P and Talib Kweli  graced Billboard' s Facebook Live stage with a performance and interview regarding their new collaborative album The Seven .  After unleashing a fiery performance of "Brown Guys" and "Last On ...

  5. The Lox Bring Back Classic '90s Hip-Hop With Performance at NYC's Irving Plaza

    April 08, 2017 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 9 The Lox wowed hundreds of avid hip-hop fans with a nostalgic performance at New York City’s Irving Plaza Friday night (April 7). On the tail-end of their two-month trek for their Filthy America…It’s Beautiful Tour , the prolific rap group did a mast ...

  6. Stream Joey Bada$$' New Album 'All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$'

    April 07, 2017 9:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 After teasing fans with a myriad of freestyles -- including his fiery take on  Future's "Mask Off"  --  Joey Bada$$ unloads his sophomore album  All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$  on Friday (April 7).  The 22-year-old Brooklyn MC generated buzz f ...

  7. Talib Kweli & Styles P Release New Video 'Last Ones' From Upcoming Joint Album 'The Seven'

    March 10, 2017 4:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Talib Kweli and Styles P are teaming up for their new collaborative album titled The Seven . With the project set to be released April 14, two of New York's most esteemed veterans unleash the music video for their new song "Last Ones." ...

  8. The Lox Address Police Brutality on 'What Happens'

    August 02, 2016 2:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rap trio The Lox ( Jadakiss ,  Styles P , and Sheek Louch ) are back with a new single featuring J-Doe that addresses the ongoing epidemic of police violence and abuse against marginalized groups, especially black people. In a Tidal-exclusive audio, ...

  9. Puff Daddy Releases New Mixtape 'MMM' to Celebrate His Birthday: Listen Now

    November 04, 2015 7:12 AM EST 0 0 0 UPDATE: The mixtape stream has arrived. Listen now. It may be Puff Daddy 's birthday, but the music mogul is giving out the gifts: The rapper is planning to release free music on Wednesday. Sean 'Diddy' Combs' All-Star Prayer Cir ...

  10. Throwback Thursday: The LOX vs. Diddy in 2005 Hot 97 Interview

    November 13, 2014 5:44 PM EST Nine years ago this month (November 2005), the LOX 's Jadakiss and Styles P turned it up on Diddy while being interviewed on NYC’s Hot 97. It feels like ages ago, doesn't it? I bet it doesn't for the LOX though. Diddy has a reputati ...

  11. The Seed: Eminem, The Lox, Cam'ron & More New Music

    August 30, 2013 3:00 PM EDT It's been over 10 years since the LOX last graced Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a unit but this week’s release of "Summers Too Hot" could bring the drought to an end. The street record, primed for Labor Day barbeques, was produced by ...

  12. The Seed: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Troy Ave, Trinidad Jame$

    July 21, 2013 8:00 AM EDT All five original members of legendary Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony reunite on their new single, "Everything 100." The smooth Wundermine-produced cut, featuring recent Taylor Gang signee Ty Dolla $ign, is radio-friendly and l ...

  13. Rapsody's Wale-Assisted, 'Dark Knights': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 15, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Rapsody's 'She Got Game' mixtape will drop on August 20. Close to a year after releasing her debut album, "The Idea of Beautiful," Rapsody readies her fifth mixtape, "She Got Game," due August 20. In anticipatio ...

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  15. Barack Obama: 10 Best Songs About The President

    November 07, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Hip-Hop has been behind Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign in 2008. From Jay-Z to will.i.am, artists have shown their support for the first African-American President of the United States through inspirational odes and unforgettable ...

  16. Curren$y Releases 'Priest Andretti' Mixtape: Listen

    October 31, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Its not a costume but u shld deff put it on,' the rapper tweeted. Curren$y releases his mixtape "#PriestAndretti" in time for Halloween (Wednesday, Oct. 31). When it drops let it play... U gotta see it with ur ears... This shit ...

  17. Azealia Banks Unleashes 19-Track 'Fantasea' Mixtape

    July 12, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Upstart NYC rapper Azealia Banks has followed her four-song "1991" EP with a massive, 19-track mixtape, "Fantasea," which was released online on Thursday (July 12). Originally titled "Fantastic" and given a July 4 relea ...

  18. Listen: Azealia Banks and Styles P Team Up on 'Nathan'

    June 30, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Harlem hip-hop phenom Azealia Banks has linked up with a veteran New York rapper, LOX member Styles P, for a new track, "Nathan," released on Saturday (June 30). Produced by Drums of Death, "Nathan" displays the different microph ...

  19. Jennifer Lopez 'Hits' Package Coming in July

    June 25, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 J. Lo will pack 13 years of hits onto one album when "Dance Again… The Hits," Lopez's first best-of collection, arrives on July 24 through Epic Records. "Dance Again… The Hits" will include a pair of previously unreleased so ...

  20. Lyfe Jennings' Brother Tries To Launch Music Career

    January 10, 2011 4:01 PM EST 0 0 0 While R&B vocalist/songwriter Lyfe Jennings serves a 3 ½ year sentence following a dispute with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children in 2008, his brother, aspiring singer Jay Rush, hopes to use Jenning's influence to launch his own ...

  21. Ghostface Brings Out Raekwon, Brand Nubian at CMJ Show

    October 23, 2010 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 G hostface Killah was listed as the headliner at B.B. King's on Friday night in New York, but the Wu-Tang Clan MC played the master of ceremonies of an old-school rap celebration. Before Ghostface took the stage a little before 2:30 AM and brou ...

  22. Pete Rock 'Surprised' to Hear Kanye & Jay-Z Will Use His Beat

    October 01, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just a couple of days after Kanye West revealed on Twitter that Pete Rock would be one of the producers on the new joint album between himself and Jay-Z , "Watch The Throne," Pete Rock says he was just as surprised to hear the news. " ...

  23. Katy Perry Holds Off Eminem on Hot 100

    July 15, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "California Gurls" by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week. However, "Love The Way You Lie" (2-2), by Eminem featuring Rihanna , is the chart's Airplay Gainer for a second ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Ghostface Raids The Vault For 'GhostDeini'

    November 13, 2008 2:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16 via Def Jam. The set will be available as a single CD or bundled with a DVD chronicling the artist's Hip ...

  26. Ghostface Raids The Vault For 'GhostDeini'

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16 via Def Jam. Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection &q ...

  27. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: MC Styles P, T.I., Ryan Leslie

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - MC Styles P is set to release a new mixtape entitled "Phantom Gangster Chronicles, Volume 1" via Koch Records on Nov. 11. The project will be a CD/DVD combination including nine previously unreleased cuts and six new videos from Styles ...

  28. Kanye, Wayne Star; Rihanna A No-Show At Summer Jam

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man and DJ Khaled made surprise appearances yesterday (June 1) at New Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain sta ...

  29. T.I., Ciara To 'Turn Up The Vote' At Summit

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I., Ciara, Flo Rida and Jim Jones are among the artists heading to the "Hip-Hop Team Vote: Turn Up The Vote" summit in Philadelphia on Sunday (April 20) to emphasize the importance of the youth vote T.I., Ciara, Flo Rida and Jim Jones ar ...

  30. The Roots 'Rise' On Upcoming Album

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' ?uestlove and Black Thought hosted a private listening session on Thursday (March 6th) of their upcoming 10th album, "Rising Down," set for an April 29 release via Def Jam. "Rising" features guest appearances fr ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Sigel Bounces Back With 'The Solution'

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has R. Kelly in his corner on "All of the Above," the first single from his new album, "The Solution." Due Dec. 11 via State Property/Roc-A-Fella, the set also sports Philadelphia rapper Beanie Si ...

  33. Styles P Preps 'Supa' Solo CD, Lox Reunion Disc

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new solo album and a fresh LOX effort means we'll be hearing a lot from New York rapper Styles P in the near future. A new solo album and a fresh LOX effort means we'll be hearing a lot from New York rapper Styles P in the near future. T ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Nas Notches First No. 1 Album Since 1999

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas nabs not only his fourth No. 1 album, but first since 1999, as "Hip Hop Is Dead" starts atop The Billboard 200. The set registers his best sales week since 2002 ... Justin Timberlake can thank "Saturday Night Live" for help ...

  36. Posthumous Levert Album Due In February

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The album Gerald Levert completed just before his sudden death from a heart attack on Nov. 10, "In My Songs," will be released Feb. 13 via Atlantic. The album Gerald Levert completed just before his sudden death from a heart attack on Nov. ...

  37. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nas puts his Jay-Z feud aside and takes his high-minded approach to hip-hop over to Def Jam, Bow Wow grows up with help from mentior Jermaine Dupri and DJ Clue surrounds himself with a high-profile ca An English-language album from six-piece Latin p ...

  38. Chart Beat

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred tackles news on Akon, Yusuf Islam, Beyonce and more! DOUBLE TEAMED: Akon has secured his first No. 1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100, but it's not "Smack That," the single that remains No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week. Instead, ...

  39. Akon Corrals Eminem, Snoop For New Album

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B vocalistproducer Akon will on Dec. 12 release his sophomore effort, "Konvicted," via SRC/Universal. The disc boasts collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Styles P and Eminem. R&B vocalistproducer Akon will on Dec. 12 release his soph ...

  40. Billboard Bits: Method Man, Joe Lally, Dr. Dog

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Method Man, Joe Lally, Dr. Dog Rapper Method Man's new album , "4:21 ... The Day After," has been bumped from its planned release this month to Aug. 29. First single "Say" featuring Lauryn Hill is languishing at No. ...

  41. Rakim Resurfaces, Common Drops 'People' At NYC Benefit

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rakim is preparing to release his third solo album, "The Seventh Seal," this summer, the rapper revealed last night (June 8) at fashion designer Mark Ecko's Save the Rhinos concert in New York's Centr Rakim is preparing to releas ...

  42. Method Man Lights Up With Hill, Fat Joe

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wu-Tang Clan principal Method Man returns this summer with his fifth studio album, "4:21." The Def Jam set will arrive July 18 and is led by the acoustic guitar and string-tinged single "Say." Wu-Tang Clan principal Method Man re ...

  43. Hi-Tek Busy With Solo CD, Dre, Snoop

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Noted producer Hi-Tek calls himself a free agent right now, but is keeping busy with a number of projects. Noted producer Hi-Tek calls himself a free agent right now, but is keeping busy with a number of projects. The Cincinnati-reared Tek has two s ...

  44. Dead Prez's M1 Readies Solo Debut

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 M1 of revered rap duo dead prez is prepping the release of his solo debut, "Confidential." M1 of revered rap duo dead prez is prepping the release of his solo debut, "Confidential." Due March 8 through Koch and Sotti Records, the ...

  45. Jaheim Crafting 'Classic' Third Album

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B artist Jaheim has set a Dec. 13 release date for this third album, "Ghetto Classics." R&B artist Jaheim has set a Dec. 13 release date for this third album, "Ghetto Classics." The Divine Mill/Warner Bros. set is led b ...

  46. Mariah Expands 'Mimi' With New Songs, Videos

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey will on Nov. 15 re-release her Island Def Jam album "The Emancipation of Mimi" as a "Platinum Edition" with four new tracks. The set will also be available in a limited edition CD/DVD pac Mariah Carey will on Nov. 15 ...

  47. Miri Ben-Ari

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-Hop violinist captivates audiences Israeli-born Miri Ben-Ari came to the United States in the late 1990s with no money, no friends and unable to speak English. But the classically trained violinist was determined to make her mark on the music in ...

  48. Koch To Market D-Block Releases

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers upcoming albums from hip-hop hitmakers. Koch Records has entered a marketing deal with D-Block Records. D-Block, home to Sheek Louch, Jadakiss, Styles P and J-Hood, will release several full-length albums and mix-tapes under the Koch f ...

  49. 'Boo!': Usher, Keys Scare Up No. 1 Single

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the help of Alicia Keys, Usher grabs his fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this year. Their duet, "My Boo," moves up one and into the top slot, ending Ciara's seven-week reign with "Goodies" fe With the help of A ...

  50. 'NOW' Series Spawns 17th CD, 2nd DVD

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 17th edition of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series will emerge Nov. 2 via Capitol, in plenty of time for the holiday shopping season. The set collects 20 hit singles from the likes of Nell The 17th edition of the "NOW ...

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