1. Swizz Beatz Joins Monster as Investor, Board Member

    February 06, 2013 11:17 AM EST Swizz Beatz announced on Wednesday he has joined the creative and marketing team at Monster Cable Inc., lending additional star power to the audio company's already heavy line-up of celebrity backers. As part of the arrangement, Beatz, whos ...

  2. CES 2013 Backbeat: Alicia Keys Headlines Monster Products' Star-Studded Party

    January 11, 2013 3:46 PM EST Alicia Keys had a busy Wednesday evening. After performing at the People's Choice Awards , she hopped a plane and headed to Vegas, where she headlined a star-studded party for Monster Products . Check Out All Our CES Coverage Right Here As it ...

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  4. The Beat 10/17: Xzibit Co-Hosts, Obama Talks 'American Idol' Drama

    October 17, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Wednesday, October 17 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In ...

  5. The Beat 10/17: Xzibit Co-Hosts, Obama Talks 'American Idol' Drama

    The Beat 10/17: Xzibit Co-Hosts, Obama Talks 'American Idol' Drama

    October 17, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/17: Xzibit Co-Hosts, Obama Talks 'American Idol' Drama Xzibit , featuredVideo2 , The Beat , The Beat , Xzibit Videos The Beat Xzibit ...

  6. Xzibit Opens Up About 'Napalm' Album, Passing of His Son & Career Start

    October 10, 2012 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Xzibit has spent six years since "Full Circle" (2006) away from the recording booth, until now. Yesterday (Tues., Oct. 9) the West Coast rapper released his most personal album to date, "Napalm." On the first episode of Billboard ...

  7. Amy Finnerty Named SVP, Talent at Maker Studios

    October 10, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Maker Studios has named Amy Finnerty as its new senior vice president of talent, a position the company created for her upon hiring her earlier this year. Maker, based in Los Angeles, is a media company that specializes in creating original conten ...

  8. Xzibit: Close Up | Billboard.com

    Xzibit: Close Up | Billboard.com

    October 10, 2012 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Xzibit chats with Billboard about his latest projects, October 2012. Xzibit , Interivew , Xzibit Videos Xzibit ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Insomniac Names John Boyle Chief Growth Officer, Interim CFO

    September 13, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac, has named John Boyle the new post of Chief Growth Officer (CGO), effective immediately. In this capacity, Boyle will oversee the new business and organic growth efforts of the company as well as acti ...

  11. Steve Rifkind Signs Deal To Help Promote New American Basketball League

    September 05, 2012 12:37 PM EDT Steve Rifkind, the label head who founded Loud Records before selling it to Sony and creating SRC Records, has signed a partnership deal with the brand new American Basketball League, the U.S.'s first professional league with international FI ...

  12. Steve Rifkind, Chairman/CEO of SRC Records, Leaving Universal

    July 31, 2012 8:56 AM EDT All great things come to a end. Yes it's true I'm leaving SRC Universal as of Sept 1. Want to thank all the artist 4 a great run - Steve Rifkind (@steverifkind) July 30, 2012 Steve Rifkind, Chairman and CEO of SRC Records, is leaving SRC ...

  13. Tim McGraw Teams With JBL For Custom Headphone Line

    May 10, 2012 11:22 AM EDT With Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats By Dre opening up a celebrity-headphone trend that has since attracted the likes of 50 Cent, Ludacris, Xzibit and even Pauly D from Jersey Shore, the door for a country act to enter the crowded marketplac ...

  14. Producer Details 'We Are The World 25' On Eve Of Debut

    February 12, 2010 1:36 PM EST 0 0 0 "We Are the World - 25 for Haiti" will premiere on NBC prior to the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Spearheaded by Quincy Jones, producer, and Lionel Richie, co-writer, of the 1985 philanthropic anthem "We Are The W ...

  15. Cypress Hill Coming Back With New Album, Label

    February 27, 2009 1:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Cypress Hill is finishing its first studio album in five years and planning a fall release on Suburban Noize Records, according to the group's B-Real. "We're mixing right now," B-Real, who just released his first solo album, &quo ...

  16. Xzibit Joins Cage, Kilmer In 'Lieutenant' Remake

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Xzibit has joined Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Vondie Curtis Hall, Shawn Hatosy and Denzel Whitaker alongside Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendez in Werner Herzog's cop drama "Bad Lieut Rapper Xzibit has joined Val Kilmer, F ...

  17. Xzibit Going To War For Oliver Stone

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper and "Pimp My Ride" star Xzibit has joined the cast of Oliver Stone's "Pinkville." Rapper and "Pimp My Ride" star Xzibit has joined the cast of Oliver Stone's "Pinkville." Xzibit, whose real na ...

  18. Linkin Park, Local Stars Kickstart Live Earth Japan

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Every July 7, the people of Japan celebrate Tanabata, or the Star Festival, making it an auspicious date for the two local star-studded Live Earth climate change concerts. Every July 7, the people of Japan celebrate Tanabata, or the Star Festival, m ...

  19. Projekt Revolution Bands Promise Pyro, All The Hits

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The headliners of this year's Projekt Revolution tour are anticipating a particularly hard-rocking run when they hit the road July 25 in Auburn, Wash. "We're all rock bands; we want to put on cool lig The headliners of this year' ...

  20. Game On

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Few MCs can survive a character assassination from an entire rap crew, especially if the mob leader is 50 Cent. But the Game, aka Jayceon Taylor, has bloodied his knuckles protecting his brand and his Few MCs can survive a character assassination fr ...

  21. Game Plan: A Star Rapper Steps Back Into The Ring

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hands wrapped in sparring tape, Campton, Calif., native the Game steps into the boxing ring for his Hurricane 2 shoe campaign shoot. But this battle is twofold. He's also poised to fight for his sopho Hands wrapped in sparring tape, Campton, Ca ...

  22. 42OnTV

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 16-23, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 16 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Dierks Bentley. "The Megan Mullally Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Mario Vazquez (also scheduled: Bradley Whitford). "St ...

  23. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Diddy's surrounded by stars on his first artist album in five years, Dierks Bentley blends Waylon Jennings with U2, Vince Gill offers four albums in one and JoJo makes a big splash with her second alb Former "American Idol" champ Rube ...

  24. Xzibit Gets Positive, Political On 'Full Circle'

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due Sept. 19, rapper Xzibit's new album, "Full Circle," will now arrive Oct. 17. Originally due Sept. 19, rapper Xzibit's new album, "Full Circle," will now arrive Oct. 17. As previously reported , the set wi ...

  25. 40OnTV

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Judith Owen (also scheduled: Mary McDonnell). "Live with Regis and Kelly," ABC Featured artist(s): Monica (also scheduled: Emily Procto ...

  26. The Game Ready To 'Ride' On Sophomore Album

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 California rapper the Game will follow up his hit 2005 debut, "The Documentary" with "Doctor's Advocate," due Nov. 14 via Geffen. Album track "It's Okay (One Blood)" featuring Junior Reid is No. 16 th Californ ...

  27. 37OnTV

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 11-17, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 11 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Jessica Simpson, Storm Large (also scheduled: Ron Livingston). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyon ...

  28. Talib Kweli Beats New 'Drum'

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Talib Kweli's next solo album, "Ear Drum," will be the first release under his newly formed Blacksmith Music/Warner Bros. imprint. Rapper Talib Kweli's next solo album, "Ear Drum," will be the first release under ...

  29. Xzibit Sets Up Shop At Koch

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rapper Xzibit has established his own label, Open Bar Entertainment, in partnership with Koch Records. Veteran rapper Xzibit has established his own label, Open Bar Entertainment, in partnership with Koch Records. His new album, "Full C ...

  30. Xzibit Sets Up Shop At Koch

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His new album, 'Full Circle,' is due Sept. 19. Veteran rapper Xzibit has established his own label, Open Bar Entertainment, in partnership with Koch Records. His new album, "Full Circle," is due Sept. 19 and will be preceded by ...

  31. Xzibit Sets Up Shop At Koch

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His new album, 'Full Circle,' is due Sept. 19. Veteran rapper Xzibit has established his own label, Open Bar Entertainment, in partnership with Koch Records. His new album, "Full Circle," is due Sept. 19 and will be preceded by ...

  32. 27OnTV

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for July 3-10, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 3 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey. "The Late Show With David Letterman," Featured artist(s): Rob Zombie (also scheduled: Jennifer Aniston). "The Tonigh ...

  33. 25OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 19-25, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 19 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Dwight Yoakam. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Nicole Richie). & ...

  34. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: ...

  35. Q&A: Scott Storch

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An in-demand songwriter/producer, Scott Storch is busier than ever, working with Nas, the Game, Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton, among others, and planning to launch his own label. Leaving school in ninth grade, Scott Storch implemented his own cou ...

  36. Rapper Proof Laid To Rest In Detroit

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Detroit rap star Proof was laid to rest today (April 19) with tears, wails of grief, a few laughs and, appropriate to any hip-hop gathering, some profanity. Among those in attendance were Eminem, 50 C Detroit rap star Proof was laid to rest today (A ...

  37. EA Bringing Def Jam To PSP

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Def Jam artists like Ludacris, Method Man and Redman who were previously involved in the top-selling Electronic Arts Def Jam console videogames will have a third shot at exposure via the March release Def Jam artists like Ludacris, Method Man and Re ...

  38. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on ...

  39. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). & ...

  40. Alkaholiks Calling It Quits After New CD

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rap collective tha Alkaholiks will release their fifth and final album, "Firewater," in February via Waxploitation and Koch Records. Rap collective tha Alkaholiks will release their fifth and final album, "Firewater," in February ...

  41. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (al ...

  42. Rappers Overtake Korn In 'Twisted' Video

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Korn frontman Jonathan Davis got frustrated that MTV never seemed to play rock videos anymore, he had an idea: why not get a bunch of the band's friends who are hip-hop stars to play Korn in a vi When Korn frontman Jonathan Davis got frust ...

  43. Dr. Dre Hoping To 'Shock' On Next Album

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been six years since hip-hop legend Dr. Dre's last studio album, and its planned follow-up, reportedly titled "Detox," seems no closer to completion. But one of his key collaborators tells Billbo It's been six years sin ...

  44. Xzibit Headed To The 'Gridiron'

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Xzibit is in final negotiations to join Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the Columbia Pictures drama "Gridiron Gang." The rapper-turned-actor will play Malcolm, the assistant coach of the team in the film Xzibit is in final negotiati ...

  45. Xzibit Copyright Suit Dismissed

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST An aspiring Philadelphia songwriter faces a stiff penalty for filing a lawsuit in which he claimed that he created the beat for a track on Xzibit's platinum-selling album "Restless" (Loud/Columbia). PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An aspiring ...

  46. Songwriter Faces Penalty In Xzibit Case

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An aspiring Philadelphia songwriter faces a stiff penalty for filing a lawsuit in which he claimed that he created the beat for a track on Xzibit's platinum-selling album "Restless." An aspiring Philadelphia songwriter faces a stiff p ...

  47. Xzibit Copyright Suit Dismissed

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Plaintiff ordered to pay legal fees. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An aspiring Philadelphia songwriter faces a stiff penalty for filing a lawsuit in which he claimed that he created the beat for a track on Xzibit's platinum-selling album "Restless ...

  48. Korn, Xzibit Fight The 'Power' On 'XXX'

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Korn and Xzibit's newly recorded cover of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" is among the exclusive tracks that will be found on the soundtrack for "XXX: State of the Union." Korn and Xzibit's newly recorded cover of ...

  49. Elvis, Chemical Bros. Top U.K. Charts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 30) when RCA's latest reissue of his original British chart-toppers, "It's Now or Never," debuted at No. 1. Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. s ...

  50. Beats & Rhymes

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xzibit continues to ride the wave of success with an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG Songs. Read this week's column written by Gail Mitchell in Los Angeles. Xzibit continues to ride the wave of success with an exclusive worldwide ...

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