1. Truth Hurts

    Truth Hurts

    5 Albums, 5 Songs

    • Truthfully Speaking
    • Truthfully Speaking
    • Truthfully Speaking [Clean]
    • Ready Now
    • Truthfully Speaking
  2. Rakim Ready To Release 'The Seventh Seal'

    July 14, 2009 2:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The Seventh Seal," the long-anticipated album by rap legend Rakim , is slated for release in the fall, Billboard has learned exclusively. The project's first single, "Holy Are You," will drop July 28. The album is being rel ...

  3. Rakim Ready To Release 'The Seventh Seal'

    July 13, 2009 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The Seventh Seal," the long-anticipated album by rap legend Rakim, is slated for release in the fall, Billboard has learned exclusively. The project's first single, "Holy Are You," will drop July 28. The album is being rele ...

  4. Hip-Hop Stars Help J Dilla 'Shine'

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 J Dilla's (also known as Jay Dee) longtime friend and collaborator Karriem Riggins served as the album's executive producer. The late hip-hop producer J Dilla's second solo project "The Shining," which was nearly completed w ...

  5. Billboard Bits: Truth Hurts/Joi, Hendrix, 'Queer Eye'

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Truth Hurts/Joi, Hendrix, 'Queer Eye' R&B acts Truth Hurts and Joi are the first acts that have been signed to Raphael Saadiq's Pookie Entertainment label. Each artist is working on its label debut, expected sometime next ...

  6. Rakim Parts Ways With Dre's Label

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Rakim has left Dr. Dre's Aftermath label, for which he was recording a long-awaited new album, tentatively titled "Oh My God." The artist is currently searching for a new label on which to rele Rapper Rakim has left Dr. Dre ...

  7. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and produc ...

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwa ...

  9. Composer Wins Injunction Over Truth Hurts Hit

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A famed Indian composer has won a court order barring sales of a hip-hop hit he claims borrowed heavily and without credit from one of his songs in an act of "cultural imperialism." A famed Indian composer has won a court order barring sal ...

  10. Jay-Z Takes New Songs To Schools

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For his initial outing in support of new album "The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is going back to school. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist i For his initial outing in support of n ...

  11. Hot Product

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Jay-Z, TLC, Pearl Jam, Fat Joe, Phil Collins, and more. The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-A-Fella/Def ...

  12. Indian Composer Sues Over Truth Hurts Sample

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A famed Indian composer has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the recent hit single "Addictive" by Truth Hurts featuring Rakim borrowed heavily and without permission from a 20-year-old Hindi A famed Indian composer has filed a law ...

  13. Jay-Z Crafts Similar 'Blueprint'

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam set, "The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse" (due Nov. 12), the Brooklyn, N.Y., MC h Jay-Z apparently believ ...

  14. DJ Quik Compiles His 'Best'

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arista/BMG Heritage is planning a Nov. 19 release for "The Best of DJ Quik," a 19-track overview of the Compton, Calif.-bred gangsta rap progenitor's decade-long career. The compilation will include t Arista/BMG Heritage is planning a ...

  15. Jay-Z Gives The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fresh off headlining this summer's Sprite Liquid Mix tour, rapper Jay-Z will return Nov. 12 with his seventh studio set, "The Blueprint II: The Gift and the Curse." The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist tel Fresh off headlining this summer& ...

  16. Blazin' Squad, Cassidy Overtake U.K. Charts

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blazin' Squad, an aggregation of 10 16-year-old friends, crashed in at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Aug. 25) with "Crossroads" (East West), a version of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's 1996 hit " Blazin' Squad, an ...

  17. 2002 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominees

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the eighth annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 24 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium: Best R&B/soul single, solo: "Rock the Boat, ...

  18. Truthfully Speaking

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 By now, most everyone is very aware of this set's lead track, the very hypnotic, DJ Quik-produced "Addictive" (featuring Rakim). By now, most everyone is very aware of this set's lead track, the very hypnotic, DJ Quik-produced &q ...

  19. 'Nellyville' Boots Eminem Out Of No. 1

    July 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nelly's "Nellyville" (Universal) storms The Billboard 200 to knock out Eminem's "The Eminem Show" and become the country's new No. 1 album. Eminem's Web/Aftermath/Interscope set had an impressive five Nelly� ...

  20. BET Bestows Honors On Outkast, Usher, Arie

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite music group honor at last night's (June 25) second annual BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Usher left with the best male R&B artist award, whi Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite musi ...

  21. Eminem's 'Show' Still On Top Of The Chart

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Four new albums bust into the top-10 of The Billboard 200, yet none come close to matching the impressive 809,000 copies "The Eminem Show" sold in its second full week at retail, according to Nielsen Four new albums bust into the top-10 of ...

  22. Ashanti Album, Single Dominate Charts

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The debut effort from Ashanti storms a pair of Billboard charts this week after her self-titled debut racked up sales of a whopping 502,500 copies, according to SoundScan. Based on those numbers, the The debut effort from Ashanti storms a pair of Bi ...

  23. Kelly, Keys Anchor 'Ali' Soundtrack

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Two new cuts from R&B artists R. Kelly and a third from Alicia Keys will anchor the Interscope soundtrack to "Ali," Columbia Pictures' upcoming bio-pic of boxer Muhammad Ali, starring Will Smith. Two new cuts from R&B artists ...

  24. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg 'Wash' Up

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New tracks featuring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will anchor the forthcoming soundtrack to "The Wash," due Nov. 6 from Aftermath/Doggystyle/Interscope. The Lions Gate comedy teams the rap veterans as roomm New tracks featuring Dr. Dre and Snoop ...