1. 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 ...

  2. Talib Kweli Protege K'Valentine Reps Her 'Family' in New Video: Premiere

    April 07, 2017 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 K'Valentine dedicates her hustle to her day-ones in her new "Family" video, premiering on Billboard . The Chicago rapper, signed to Talib Kweli 's Javotti Media, strolls through Chi-town and throws a house party with her fam in t ...

  3. Moogfest Announces Full 2017 Schedule

    April 05, 2017 1:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Moogfest unveiled their full schedule today (April 5) including master classes on spatial sound, instrument design, the future of creativity and much more. Moogfest celebrates Bob Moog, the legendary engineer responsible for pioneering the analog sy ...

  4. 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." ...

  5. Diddy, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes & More Remember The Notorious B.I.G. On His 20th Death Anniversary

    March 09, 2017 10:12 AM EST 0 0 0 With Thursday (March 9) marking the 20th death anniversary of hip-hop great  The Notorious B.I.G ., many notable artists paid homage to the late Brooklyn MC, who passed away at 24 years old.  From seasoned veterans such as  Diddy , Rick Ross , and B ...

  6. R.I.P. B.I.G.: Lyrical Tributes to Biggie Smalls

    March 08, 2017 5:07 PM EST 0 0 2 Twenty years ago today on March 9, 1997, the world lost one of the greatest rappers of all time in The Notorious B.I.G. Though he died at the almost impossibly young age of 24, the MC who came live from Bedford-Stuyvesant left a lasting mark on the ...

  7. Talib Kweli Tells Kanye West to 'Come Back Home' After Pro-Trump Rant

    November 21, 2016 5:49 PM EST 0 0 0 During his Saint Pablo Tour stop in San Jose, California, Kanye West went on one of his infamous rants, which included the pro-Trump one-liner that shocked many of his concert attendees, resulting in boos and a slew of angry tweets from fans. Follow ...

  8. Karma Fields Gives First Interview, Previews Live 3D Experience: Exclusive

    September 27, 2016 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 1 In March of 2015, the label Monstercat's regular podcast appeared to fall victim to a hack, as regular programming was interrupted by a teaser for a video from an artist named Karma Fields. "Build the Cities" featured vocalists from i ...

  9. Talib Kweli Joins Tom Morello-Organized Tour Protesting Trans-Pacific Partnership

    July 05, 2016 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper and activist  Talib Kweli will join the Seattle stop of Rock Against the TPP, an upcoming protest tour looking to halt the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal that organizers -- including Tom Morello -- call the "biggest corporate ...

  10. Talib Kweli, Soul Rebels Announce Joint West Coast Tour: Exclusive

    June 20, 2016 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 New Orleans-bred brass band the Soul Rebels have been blending jazz, funk and soul for more than two decades now, and for the better part of the past year, they've been incorporating more and more hip-hop into that brew. Following up on a succe ...

  11. Talib Kweli Roots for 1988 Hip-Hop with This Epic Throwback Playlist

    June 16, 2016 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Talib Kweli 's musical IQ is unmatched. Known for his skills on the mic, the Brooklyn rapper -- whose 2002 debut Quality  could be appropriately described by its title -- also knows good hip-hop when he hears it.  “The best year in hip-hop can ...

  12. Talib Kweli Reflects on Phife Dawg's Legacy: 'He Embodies the Very Best of Us' (Essay)

    March 23, 2016 3:48 PM EDT 1.374 k 0 8 The Native Tongues crew is the reason why I rap today. Hip-hop was woven into the fabric of New York City when I was growing up and I was drawn to the magnetic beauty of graffiti and breakdancing, but the Native Tongues connected with me in a ...

  13. Talib Kweli Fires Back at Gene Simmons' 'Looking Forward to Death of Rap' Comment

    March 18, 2016 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a recent interview with  Rolling Stone , Gene Simmons , frontman of influential hard rock group Kiss , had a few choice words for rap.  "I am looking forward to the death of rap," he said. "I'm looking forward to music coming ...

  14. Billboard Cover: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Are Determined to Speak Out on Race and Stop Being 'Silent Out of Fear'

    March 03, 2016 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Macklemore, the 32-year-old born Ben Haggerty, is like a black comedian’s caricature of a white rapper: He looks like a real-life Bart Simpson. He graduated from Evergreen State College. And -- here’s the punchline -- he’s insecure about his white p ...

  15. Talib Kweli Calls Out Iggy Azalea for Response to Macklemore's 'White Privilege II'

    January 22, 2016 3:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Talib Kweli  was charged up on his timeline Friday (Jan. 22) following the release of  Macklemore 's new single "White Privilege II" -- especially after Iggy Azalea 's response to the perceived diss track.  "You've expl ...

  16. MC Lyte Says Fetty Wap Is a Hip-Hop Feminist; J. Cole, Not As Much

    November 24, 2015 8:34 AM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop's (and music's) history of misogyny is something that fans have had to grapple with for decades -- but there are always a few artists who go against the status quo when it comes to the way they speak (or sing, or rap) about women. ...

  17. DJ Premier Talks 'Compton,' Working With Dr. Dre for the First Time & Why 'Detox' Is Dead

    August 07, 2015 8:26 PM EDT It's hard to name two hip-hop producers more iconic than DJ Premier and Dr. Dre . They've both had a hand in the genre's growing canon, yet despite traveling in the same circles for more than 25 years, the pair had never worked t ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 & ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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, ...

  36. 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 ...

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  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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. ...

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