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VH1's "Hip Hop Honors" & Ice-T's "Rap School" Premiere Oct. 17

9/14/2006 3:46pm EDT
Hip Hop Honors Hosted By Ice T
-VH1's "Hip Hop Honors" Airs Oct. 17 at 9pm (EST)

VH1 pays homage to the hip hop pioneers who transformed the genre into a true cultural phenomenon with the third annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors." Hosted by Ice-T, this year's "VH1 Hip Hop Honors," will pay tribute to Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie Boys, Ice Cube, and Eazy E. The VH1-created awards special honors hip hop's pioneers and luminaries who have transformed this musical genre into a cultural phenomenon. The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances...

Catch MTV2's $2 Bill Concert, Featuring My Chemical Romance, Sept. 16

8/28/2006 11:13am EDT
My Chemical Romance
MTV2 will present a special edition of its $2Bill Concert Series featuring My Chemical Romance. The concert will take place Wednesday, September 6th at The Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia with doors opening at 7 PM. MTV2's $2Bill Concert with My Chemical Romance will premiere on MTV2 on Saturday, September 16th at 8:00pm ET/PT.

Rock quintet My Chemical Romance is comprised of singer Gerard Way, guitarist Ray Toro, bassist Mikey Way, guitarist Frank Iero, and drummer Bob Bryar. The band recently completed recording the highly-anticipated follow up to 2004's platinum-selling Three Chee...

New Album From Tego Calderón Coming August 29th

8/9/2006 12:18pm EDT
Tego Calderon
Atlantic Records has set August 29th as the street date for the eagerly anticipated label debut from Latin rap superstar Tego Calderón. Released on Calderón's own Atlantic-distributed Jiggiri Records, the album is already being hailed as a landmark in the Latin hip-hop and reggaetón movement. When Calderón inked a worldwide deal with Atlantic last year, he became the first artist in the Latin hip-hop field to ink a global pact with a major label.

Calderón describes his Atlantic debut as "a musical journey through the Afro-Caribbean culture." It showcases poetry from the heart and is a ...

Nick Cannon's 'Wild 'N Out' Returns For Season 3

8/9/2006 10:04am EDT
Nick Cannon
MTV announced that it has signed an exclusive "first look" production deal with Nick Cannon. Cannon's partnership with MTV will allow him to develop, produce, consult and appear on potential MTV branded programming. In addition, the network announced that the successful sketch comedy/improv series "Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out" returns for a third season on Thursday, August 10th at 10pm ET/PT. The announcement follows the success of the hit improv sketch comedy show, "Nick Cannon Present's Wild N' Out." Since the show's initial debut last year, "Wild N' Out" has garnered some of the hig...

Paris Hilton In-Store Appearances & CD Release Parties

8/8/2006 11:32am EDT
Paris Hilton
Newly crowned pop star Paris Hilton will celebrate the release of her debut album "Paris" with a cross-country mini-tour hitting Miami, New York City, and Los Angeles the week before the album's release on August 22nd, on Warner Bros. Records.

In each city, the mediagenic heiress will greet fans and autograph copies of her CD booklet at in-store signing events, followed by making evening appearances at CD release parties, where Hilton will play cuts off the album. Among those tracks will be the reggae-tinged single "Stars Are Blind" her first single -- a bona fide summer smash that is ...

Get Ready: Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton's Debut Album Hits Stores August 22; See It, Hear It Here

7/21/2006 4:56pm EDT
Paris Hilton
The hottest name in entertainment, Paris Hilton, now adds singer-songwriter to model-actress-author-entrepreneur. On her debut album, Paris captures the sound of summer: a mix of pure pop, hip-hop, and reggae, of bangin’ beats, sexy lyrics, and infectious melodies. From the radio the dance floor Paris Hilton is burning it up!

Hilton collaborated with several top-notch producers to give her club-ready dance pop an urban edge, including hip-hop's reigning hit-maker Scott Storch (50 Cent, Beyoncé), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Rihanna), and Dr. Luke (Pink, Kelly Clarkson).

She also work...

Listen To Method Man's New Single 'Say' Featuring Lauryn Hill

6/2/2006 4:48pm EDT
Method Man
Method Man is back with the hot new single "Say" featuring Lauryn Hill! This is the first single off of Method Man’s forthcoming release 4:21. The new album due in stores this summer also features guest appearances from Fat Joe, Styles P and production by the legendary Dr. Dre.

Listen to "Say" featuring Lauryn Hill:

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Daddy Yankee Shoes & Apparel From Reebok

12/5/2005 3:57pm EST
Daddy Yankee
Reebok and multi-platinum Latin music recording artist Daddy Yankee have formed a multi-year partnership that includes a signature collection of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories called DY. Regarded as one of the most respected and influential reggaeton artists, Yankee is the latest star to join Reebok's music roster that includes Grammy award winners Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Nelly. DY will launch in the spring of 2006 and the collection will be available at athletic specialty retailers. The collection will consist of sport-inspired designs that exude Daddy Yankee's vibrant energy.


Mark McGrath & Jaime Pressly To Host Radio Music Awards

11/29/2005 2:50pm EST
Jaime Pressly
Rocker and TV host Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray, "Extra") and actress Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl) will host the 2005 Radio Music Awards live Dec. 19 from the Aladdin Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Considered the Golden Globes of the music award shows because of its party-style, this year's show will feature performances by Ricky Martin (with Amerie and Fat Joe), Keith Urban (2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year), Sugarland (2005 American Music Awards winner for Favorite New Artist), Michael Buble and Ashlee Simpson. Also scheduled to appear are Bo Bice, Scott Weiland, Frankie J, Ryan Cabrera and m...

True Crime: New York City To Feature Over 80 Authentic New York Music Tracks

11/7/2005 10:10am EST
True Crime: New York City
More than 80 eclectic songs from NYC raised or transplanted bands that span such diverse genres as punk, hip hop, hardcore and rock bring true East Coast flavor to Activision, Inc.’s highly anticipated True Crime: New York City video game. The in-game soundtrack features licensed tracks from some of the biggest names in music from Bob Dylan, The Ramones and Blondie to Run DMC, Public Enemy and DMX, as well as new music from Redman, including “Rush The Security” from his upcoming album Red Gone Wild and two original tracks written for the game. True Crime: New York City, set to hit store s...

Notorious BIG Duets Album Boasts Amazing Guests

10/26/2005 2:59pm EDT
Notorious B.I.G.
Bad Boy Records has announced the superstar line-up for the most eagerly anticipated album in hip-hop history, "The Notorious BIG Duets: The Final Chapter." Over two years in the making, the 22-track collection is slated for release Dec. 20, 2005. The album features rhymes recorded by B.I.G. throughout his career, melded with newly recorded performances by some of contemporary music's greatest vocalists and MCs. Dozens of superstars have come together to perform with and pay homage to the legendary rapper on this unprecedented, history-making release. In addition, "The Final Chapter" incorp...