1. Samuel DuBose Indictment: Solange Knowles, Questlove & More Musicians React

    July 29, 2015 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 A University of Cincinnati Police officer was indicted Wednesday (July 29) on a murder charge in the death of Samuel DuBose. Officer Ray Tensing fatally shot DuBose on July 19 at a traffic stop over an alleged missing license plate tag. The officer ...

  2. Azealia Banks & Talib Kweli Weigh In on Nicki Minaj VMA Tweets

    July 22, 2015 8:53 PM EDT A couple prominent voices in hip-hop are now weighing in on Nicki Minaj 's outcry against MTV for not including her "Anaconda" video in the network's Video Music Awards -- Talib Kweli and Azalea Banks .  Nicki Minaj Puts MTV ...

  3. Talib Kweli Calls Out Instagram for Deleting His Anti-Racism Post

    July 01, 2015 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Talib Kweli , long known for his activism, has been a vocal member of the #BlackLivesMatter movement -- visiting protests, appearing on cable news shows and articulating his views across social media. Today, he spoke out after Instagram removed an a ...

  4. Talib Kweli Calls Rachel Dolezal 'An Enemy' to the Movement For Racial Equality

    June 16, 2015 2:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Noted MC and activist Talib Kweli  spoke to  Rolling Stone about the topic on everyone's lips: Rachel Dolezal and her years-long insistence (including her interview with the Today show on Tuesday morning) that she, a white woman, identifies as ...

  5. Listen to Anthrax, Snoop Dogg & Talib Kweli on the Second 'Game of Thrones' Mixtape

    March 17, 2015 9:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Game of Thrones  doesn't return to television until April 12, but the series' Catch the Throne mixtape is back now.  Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' Video Gets a 'Game of Thrones' Parody HBO released the sequel to las ...

  6. Exclusive: Scooter Braun Talks Bieber and Rick Rubin, Carly Rae Jepsen's Topping 'Call Me Maybe' & More

    January 30, 2015 3:02 PM EST At last week's (Jan. 20-23) iHeartMedia Music Summit in Burbank, Calif., label heads presented the titular multi-platform giant iHeartMedia (radio ownership/TV events/iHeartRadio app) with their upcoming projects that are predicted to scor ...

  7. Orlando Jones, 'Sleepy Holloween Vol. 1': Exclusive Mixtape Premiere

    October 31, 2014 2:16 PM EDT Orlando Jones never ceases to surprise. In celebration of Halloween, the actor has releasesd his first mixtape, Sleepy Holloween Vol. 1. He collaborates with his DriveBy Entertainment partner, writer/producer Noam Dromi to create a 20-song project ...

  8. Hip-Hop Moves As Strong Force for Michael Brown

    August 30, 2014 2:17 PM EDT Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against ...

  9. Watch Talib Kweli Call Out CNN & All Media for Ferguson Coverage

    August 21, 2014 9:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper takes issue with reporting around Michael Brown's fatal shooting at the hands of a Missouri police officer. Talib Kweli 's CNN interview started off on a nice enough note, with host Don Lemon lauding the rapper for his activism and ...

  10. 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 & ...

  11. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    February 10, 2014 10:50 AM EST In the late 90s and early aughts, before the world ever really knew who he was, Kanye West was merely just a record producer. He cut his teeth ghost-producing tracks for Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, a member of Diddy's Hitmen product ...

  12. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST 4.867 k 5.63 k 423 In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It sti ...

  13. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip Hop Briefs: Kashif Royalty Auction, Talib Kweli Launches Station, Jennifer Holliday Returns

    November 08, 2013 5:13 AM EST --- The Royalty Exchange will be conducting an auction of royalties from the catalog of noted singer/songwriter/producer Kashif . The week-long auction opens tomorrow (Nov. 8) at noon ET and concludes Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The sale will feature ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Talib Kweli, 'Prisoner of Conscious': Video Track-By-Track

    May 07, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Two years after "Gutter Rainbows" (2011) peaked at No. 7 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Talib Kweli delivers his fifth studio album, "Prisoner of Conscious." "Prisoner of Conscious" went through "different change ...

  16. Talib Kweli, 'Prisoner of Conscious': Exclusive Album Stream

    May 06, 2013 12:43 PM EDT 1.285 k 172 13 0 Close to a year after the release of his "Attack The Block" mixtape, Talib Kweli delivers his personal fifth studio album, "Prisoner of Conscious" (May 7). Kweli, who is known to tackle social and political issues, dig ...

  17. Pretty Lights Reveals New Album Details

    April 13, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Pretty Lights, born Derek Smith, is scheduled to perform Sunday at Coachella (April 14), where he plans to treat his audience to a variety of new tracks off a forthcoming album. We caught up with Pretty Lights backstage at Coachella who reveal ...

  18. Prince Gets Royal Treatment at Carnegie Hall: D'Angelo, Elvis Costello, Bettye Lavette Light Up All-Star Tribute Concert

    March 08, 2013 11:05 AM EST Tribute concerts are a tricky proposition under the best of circumstances. Not only do you need to match the right performer with the right song, you've got to learn an entire repertoire – which, if the tributee deserves an entire concert, ...

  19. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Iman Shumpert, J.J. Redick, Corey Brewer

    December 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 From A$AP to Milo Greene, check out what three basketball stars and their team mates are listening to lately. Christmas is always one of the most special days on the NBA calendar: with five marquee match-ups taking place on Tuesday (Dec. 25), basket ...

  20. Talib Kweli

    Talib Kweli

    13 Albums, 9 Songs

  21. 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 ...

  22. BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012: Chris Lighty Tribute, Cyphers & Winners

    October 10, 2012 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than a week after the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta, the annual show honoring the best in rap aired Tuesday night (October 9). The show started off strong with a performance by Wiz Khalifa . After rocking his single, "Work ...

  23. RZA's 'The Man With the Iron Fists' Soundtrack Features Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Keys

    August 28, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pusha T, Talib Kweli, Corinne Bailey Rae, and more are also featured on the film's soundtrack. RZA 's directorial debut, "The Man With the Iron Fists," is an action-packed kung-fu film starring Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. The mov ...

  24. Universal Republic Appoints New Urban A&R VPs

    June 25, 2012 5:02 PM EDT Naim Ali McNair Universal Republic has appointed two new VPs to its urban A&R department: Tab Nkhereanye and Naim Ali McNair. Both will report to senior VP of A&R Wendy Goldstein. Formerly VP of creative at Sony/ATV where he signed Frank O ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Tributes For Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch Pour In: Russell Simmons, Rev Run, Bill Adler, More

    May 04, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter and other sites in tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away earlier today. We've collected a few below. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Fa ...

  27. A Guide To SXSW Music: Hot Parties, Big Showcases, Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2012 7:45 AM EDT SXSW Music is just about the most overwhelming festival experience the music industry serves up on a yearly basis, with thousands of bands spread across the city performing both unofficial and official SXSW events, house parties, free bar shows, b ...

  28. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  29. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 2:39 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased tenfold this week, as roughly 100 new acts were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be Keynote Speaker @ SXSW 2012 Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Ag ...

  30. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Agains ...

  31. Backbeat: Black Star Play NYC, Talk Recording in Africa, Aretha Franklin-Inspired Mix Tape

    December 09, 2011 7:45 AM EST Black Star, the hip hop moniker of Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), hit the stage at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square Saturday night to perform two shows, their first in New York since releasing new material as Black Star for the ...

  32. Occupy Wall Street: When Music Stars Invade

    October 24, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye showed up and said not a single word (after all, his sheer presence speaks for itself). Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Tom Morello sang protest anthems with the people. Just this weekend, Katy Perry and husband Russell Brand swung by on their b ...

  33. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. ...

  34. Talib Kweli & Res' Idle Warship Debuts Album on Spotify

    October 11, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Today, Spotify U.S. launched the album stream to Idle Warship's album, "Habits of the Heart," a full three weeks before the debut project from the group -composed of rapper Talib Kweli and singer-songwriter Res - is set to arrive at r ...

  35. Talib Kweli and Res' Idle Warship Project Debuts on Spotify Three Weeks Before Release

    October 11, 2011 5:18 PM EDT Today, Spotify U.S. launched the album stream to Idle Warship's album, "Habits of the Heart," a full three weeks before the debut project from the group -composed of rapper Talb Kweli and singer / songwriter Res - is set to arrive a ...

  36. Kanye West Joins Occupy Wall Street Protest

    October 10, 2011 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West is the latest musician to join the protest at Occupy Wall Street. 'Ye was spotted at the protest in Zucotti Park. Russell Simmons, a familar face at Occupy Wall Street, guided Kanye through the protest. "I just walked @kanyewest ...

  37. DJ Shadow Talks 'The Less You Know, The Better': Video Track-By-Track

    September 27, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 DJ Shadow made a name for himself by digging through record crates to create eclectic mixes for the last two decades. His fourth studio album, "The Less You Know, The Better," combines the different energies, as well as samples, we've ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Paul Stanley Welcomes Fourth Child, Rebecca Black Drops Out Of School

    August 10, 2011 6:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kiss' Paul Stanley Welcomes Baby No. 4 Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and wife, Erin, welcomed their fourth child, daughter Emily Grace Stanley yesterday (Aug. ...

  39. Jack White Joins Stephen Colbert in NYC For Impromptu Gig

    June 24, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Thank you for coming out on a day like this for rock like this," said Stephen Colbert to a crowd of a few hundred who gathered at the High Line Park on cool, gray afternoon in New York City. They were there for the most anticipated one-of ...

  40. Brian Wilson, The Roots, Chaka Khan Get Jazzy For Inaugural Blue Note Fest

    June 08, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With an already fantastic start featuring performances from Bobby McFerrin , George Porter Jr . and more, the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival will continue with its wide-ranging lineup at NYC clubs through June 30. In addition to collaborating ...

  41. Nick Cannon to Host CBS's New Radio Countdown Show

    April 05, 2011 8:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 N ick Cannon , currently morning personality at WXRK (92.3 NOW) New York, has added new duties as host of a nationally syndicated weekly countdown show. Premiering the weekend of April 23, "Cannon's Countdown" will be broadcast on CBS ...

  42. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Jamie Foxx & Drake Break Songz's Streak

    February 03, 2011 6:44 PM EST 0 0 0 There's a new King on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week as Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," featuring Drake , jumps 5-1, snapping Trey Songz 's "Can't Be Friends'" No. 1 run at 13 weeks. Ironically, Foxx ...

  43. M.I.A. Producer Blaqstarr Goes 'Divine' on New EP

    January 25, 2011 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 After garnering notoriety through production work for M.I.A. , Baltimore DJ, producer and hip-hop artist Blaqstarr will be branching out on his own this week, for the first time since 2008. Today (Jan. 25) marks the release of his six-song set, &quo ...

  44. Watch Lupe Fiasco's Pepsi Ad for the Packers-Bears Game

    January 21, 2011 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 After five long months of agony, ecstasy and couch potato-dom, the matchup for Super Bowl XLV is finally revealed, as the Green Bay Packers play the Chicago Bears for the NFC Championship and the New York Jets square off against the Pittsburgh Steel ...

  45. Watch B.o.B.'s Pepsi Ad for Falcons vs. Packers Game

    January 14, 2011 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Blame it on the rare southern snowstorm last weekend that brought Atlanta to a standstill: Without the wintery squall, the track featuring B.o.B. rapping about his beloved Atlanta Falcons playing the Green Bay Packers in this weekend's National ...

  46. Quincy Jones Looks Back with All-Star Tribute Album

    November 15, 2010 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Reflecting on his game-changing career, industry legend Quincy Jones says there's one memento he especially treasures. It's a picture Duke Ellington signed in 1973 after Jones had wrapped his first TV production: a CBS special in tribute t ...

  47. 'Featuring' Norah Jones Track-By-Track

    November 10, 2010 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Over the years, jazzy pop chanteuse and pianist Norah Jones has teamed up with many of her favorite artists, and now she's collected 18 tracks for an entire album of collaborations on her tunes, their tunes, covers and even seasonal favorites l ...

  48. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several ...

  49. Norah Jones To Release Collaborations Albums

    August 19, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Norah Jones will release "…Featuring," an album featuring her musical collaborations of the past decade. The 18-songs set will be released on Nov. 2 on EMI's Blue Note Records. Ray Charle s, Willie Nelson , Dolly Parton , Outkast and ...

Pages