September 19, 2000 |
Just months after Pseudo.com garnered major media attention by securing a coveted skybox to cover the Republican National Convention, the site said it's ceasing operations and laying off all 175 employees, effective immediately. The 6-year-old company had been looking for a buyer or other investors for several weeks but ended that quest Monday.
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October 4, 2000
A publishing venture aimed at fans of hip-hop music made its debut Tuesday and quickly became the object of criticism from some community activists. The Los Angeles-based Syndicate Media Group launched sales of a pulp-fiction book series that will include CDs of previously unreleased hip-hop music. The books will be available at Tower Records and some other retail outlets, said Marc Gerald, president of the publishing company.
August 20, 1999 |
The celebration of the fresh, rebellious culture and sound of urban, (mostly) African American youth known as "hip-hop" will be honored for the first time on network television with tonight's premiere of "The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards" on UPN. Even though hip-hop has emerged in the U.S.
November 18, 2013 |
DJ Mustard has kept dance floors -- and strip clubs -- bouncing with tracks by Tyga, 2 Chainz, YG and Young Jeezy. Now, the L.A. based producer behind some of the biggest “ratchet” hits to dominate radio has signed a deal with Roc Nation. Earlier this year, the beatmaker, born Dijon McFarlan, landed a management deal with the entertainment company founded by Jay Z. Roc Nation will also handle the rising producer as a solo artist, the company announced Monday through Jay's Life and Times website . Hip-hop fans are well-versed with McFarlan, considering his calling card, “Mustard on the beat,” comes up quite often on his string of smashes that include Tyga's “Rack City,” 2 Chainz's “I'm Different” and Jeezy's “R.I.P.” PHOTOS: Unexpected musical collaborations In a video announcing the new deal, McFarlan said his goal as a solo act was to establish himself as hip-hop's answer to popular, touring EDM DJs and to expand outside the “ratchet” hip-hop music he's known for. “What I wanted to do was just put out an album and go tour off of my own album, and have people come see me like they go see David Guetta.
August 27, 2004 |
Music mogul Russell Simmons and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network have been touring the U.S. registering voters, and they recently had their best rally, reportedly signing up more than 111,000 hip-hop fans in Missouri. That sounds impressive. But activation without proper education won't bring the long-term effects needed for the hip-hop generation to become a political force. Young black voters don't watch the news or read newspapers; they spend more time watching BET than CNN.
March 3, 2004 |
Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" is at the top of Billboard's album chart, where it lodged last month after selling more than a million copies in its first week of release, one of the best one-week sales records of all time. For the last few years, the music business has been dogged by sluggish CD sales and preoccupied with the threat of Internet file-sharing.