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Rap (genre)

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Top Rap (genre) Articles

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  • Crowds mourn rapper in N.Y.

    NEW YORK -- Resplendent in a double-breasted white suit and white hat, the body of rap music star Notorious B.I.G. was driven through the streets of his old Brooklyn neighborhood Tuesday as police struggled to hold back frenzied fans trying to follow...
  • 'Biggie's death will be another wake-up call'

    Rap music star Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) was shot to death leaving a music industry party in Los Angeles last weekend. The drive-by murder was the second brazen attack on a gangsta rap celebrity in the past six months. Brent Anthony Collins...
  • Surveillance videotapes checked in death of rapper

    Los Angeles detectives Tuesday were reviewing videotapes from security cameras near the site of Sunday's drive-by shooting of rapper Notorious B.I.G. to determine whether they captured the shooting or other clues that might help in solving the slaying,...
  • Police seek links to grudges in rapper's death

    Detectives said Monday that they were pressing hard to establish whether the drive-by killing of rapper Notorious B.I.G. was part of a deadly grudge between rival groups in rap music. "We're not overlooking the fact that this was possibly a hit, a...
  • Witnesses aid probe of rapper's slaying

    Despite concerns that witnesses would be too fearful to come forward, police investigators said Monday that a number of people have provided valuable information about the gunman who killed rap star Notorious B.I.G. Detectives declined to elaborate on...
  • 'Suge' Knight's rap: Death Row owner offers his views from prison

    Two years ago, Death Row Records owner Marion "Suge" Knight and Seagram Co. Chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. sat together listening to rap music in the back of a parked limo in Santa Monica. Bronfman smiled politely and told Knight how much he looked forward...
  • Amaru label to release Shakur CDs

    Afeni Shakur, the mother of slain rap star Tupac Shakur, has opened her own record label and plans to put out hundreds of unreleased songs by her late son. Her company, Amaru Records, is scheduled on Nov. 25 to release "R U Still Down? (Remember Me),"...
  • At Time Warner, profits from the rap music it rejected

    Rap critics rejoiced six months ago when Time Warner Inc. dumped Interscope Records, proclaiming it a victory in their crusade to ban violent and sexually degrading music in the U.S. But gangsta rap is still a thriving business, and anyone who doubts...
  • U.S. probes Death Row record label's money trail

    Why did Steve Cantrock, a partner in a prestigious Los Angeles accounting firm, sign a document admitting that he stole $4.5 million from Death Row Records owner Marion "Suge" Knight? Knight has a simple, if implausible, explanation for the unusual,...
  • Rapper Dr. Dre to part ways with Death Row, start new record label

    In a move that will reorder the architecture of the rap music business, rap star Dr. Dre, the top producer in the booming hip-hop music market, is splitting with Death Row Records, the controversial record label he co-founded four years ago with partner...
  • MCA to buy half-stake in Interscope

    Defying opponents of "gangsta rap," MCA Inc. has completed a $200-million partnership deal with Interscope Records, the controversial Westwood label that Time Warner Inc. abandoned four months ago after a heated national debate over Interscope's lyrics....