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Rap (genre)

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Rap foes put 20 artists on a hit list

    WASHINGTON -- Escalating their attack on "gangsta music," anti-rap crusaders C. DeLores Tucker and William Bennett called on major record labels Thursday to sever their relationship with artists whose songs contain explicit sexual and violent lyrics....
  • Testing the limits

    EDNA, Tex. -- It's hard to imagine a case with two antagonists more estranged than Linda Sue Davidson and Tupac Amaru Shakur. Davidson, a white middle-aged state trooper's wife, has spent the past 20 years raising her two children in this tiny Texas town...
  • Putting the cuffs on 'gangsta' rap songs

    The record industry is quietly putting an end to violent, angry "gangsta" rap songs that portray the killing of police officers. Rappers are still writing and recording songs about shooting cops, but some executives have decided that album cuts with such...
  • Anti-rap crusader under fire

    C. DeLores Tucker captured the outrage of many parents three years ago when she declared war on gangsta rap music. Prominent politicians leaped to her side. She became a celebrity by denouncing companies that "pimped porno rap" to children. The 67-year-...
  • Gangsta rap performer Notorious B.I.G. slain

    Rap music star Notorious B.I.G. was shot to death along Museum Row in Los Angeles' Mid-Wilshire district early Sunday as he left a music industry party, a brazen attack that marked the second drive-by murder of a gangsta rap celebrity in the last six...