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Rap (genre)

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  • 2009 Grammy themes: The Winehouse effect, the perfect album and M.I.A.

    2009 Grammy themes: The Winehouse effect, the perfect album and M.I.A.
  • Danny Hoch and 'Taking Over': He's a stranger in a strange land

    Danny Hoch and 'Taking Over': He's a stranger in a strange land
    As Danny Hoch ambles through Echo Park, a familiar sight catches his eye. Although he's far from his home in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, Hoch instantly recognizes the telltale signs of approaching urban Armageddon: pasty-faced guys in porkpie hats,...
  • Son of rap producer Dr. Dre found dead; Andre Young Jr. was 20

    Son of rap producer Dr. Dre found dead; Andre Young Jr. was 20
    Rap impresario Dr. Dre's 20-year-old son was found dead over the weekend in his Woodland Hills home, coroner's officials said. Andre R. Young Jr. had been out with friends the night before and was discovered in his bed by his mother at 10:24 a.m....
  • Travis Barker in the remix

    Travis Barker in the remix
    With his spiky mohawk, cluttered canvas of tattooed skin and punk rock pedigree stretching back to childhood, Travis Barker isn't exactly pleading to be taken seriously as a hip-hop head. A former drummer for the multi-platinum-selling power pop trio...
  • Judge sentences rap music fan to Bach, Beethoven

    A defendant had a hard time facing the music. Andrew Vactor was facing a $150 fine for playing rap music too loudly on his car stereo in July. But a judge offered to reduce that to $35 if Vactor spent 20 hours listening to classical music by the likes of...
  • Lil' Kim: Notoriously misunderstood

    NEW YORK -- It's just before midnight in a Manhattan dance studio, and Lil' Kim is dancing in formation with five other women, throwing her arms across her chest and moving her torso in time to a startling blend of Cuban rhythms and hip-hop rhymes. She's...
  • Rap music crowd shrugs off latest shooting incident

    MIAMI -- Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, whose name is synonymous with the music genre's violent history, underwent surgery Sunday for a gunshot injury he suffered in a Miami Beach nightclub, police said. Knight, 40, who was expected to recover from...
  • 3 associates of rap mogul arrested

    In an investigation that centers on the crumbling rap music empire of Marion "Suge" Knight, Los Angeles authorities arrested three of his associates Thursday on suspicion of conspiring to murder a gang rival. The three -- a former Los Angeles County...
  • The saga of Snoop Doggy Dogg

    Sitting in a West Los Angeles recording studio, just around the corner from the police station where he was booked as an accomplice to murder, gangsta rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg has two important dates on his mind. On Nov. 23, Interscope Records will...
  • Rap singer arrested in slaying

    A member of the Los Angeles "gangsta rap" trio Da Lench Mob has been arrested on suspicion of murder in a slaying last month at a bowling alley in the Athens area, authorities said Wednesday. Terry Gray, 24, who goes by the stage name T-Bone, is the...
  • Did lyrics inspire killing of police?

    The debate over the social impact of gangsta rap music moves to a Milwaukee courtroom Wednesday, when two Wisconsin minors will be charged with murder in the country's second case of rap allegedly inspiring the killing of a police officer. The case...