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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPolice are investigating allegations that rap producer Marion "Suge" Knight was involved in an assault on onetime partner Dr. Dre, law enforcement sources said Tuesday. Knight has denied any involvement in the incident in which a man struck Dre twice...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSeven years after the killing of rap star Notorious B.I.G., the FBI is investigating allegations that a rogue Los Angeles police officer orchestrated the slaying with rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, according to court documents and law enforcement...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTimothy "Timmy Roo" McDonald did not fire his gun that day. Even the sheriff's deputies who arrested him agree to that. The case against McDonald, an employee of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, hinges on whether he was getting ready to pull the trigger...
Tags: Weaponry, Family, Justice System, Labor Legislation, Trials
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersMarion "Suge" Knight's probation officer has urged a judge to keep the Death Row Records executive in jail because of an alleged assault in a Las Vegas hotel on Sept. 7--just hours before and a few blocks away from where rapper Tupac Shakur was shot....
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe mother of rap star Tupac Shakur sued Death Row Records for fraud Friday, accusing the company of bilking her son out of an estimated $1 million from sales of unauthorized merchandise. The lawsuit, filed by Afeni Shakur and New York attorney Richard...
Tags: Trials, Lawyers, Justice System, Tupac Shakur, Death
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersIs MCA Inc. having second thoughts about its $200-million investment in Interscope Records as a result of the drive-by shooting death of gangsta rap star Tupac Shakur? Not one tiny bit. Representatives for MCA declined to comment, but high-level...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterRap 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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn 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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterContending that a Las Vegas police detective lied under oath, lawyers for Marion "Suge" Knight have filed a motion to set aside a probation violation finding against the rap mogul. The motion, filed late Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, is based...
Tags: Crimes, Mike Tyson, Hotels and Accommodations, Lawyers, Judges
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersDeath Row Records owner Marion "Suge" Knight signed the teenage daughter of prosecutor Lawrence M. Longo to a record contract while Longo was monitoring Knight's probation from a 1992 assault. In addition, Knight lived this summer in an oceanfront home...
Tags: Ethics, Criminals, Health, Snoop Dogg, Drugs and Medicines
Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic. Chuck Philips writes about pop music for CalendarJimmy Iovine, whose credits as a record producer and engineer range from John Lennon to U2, still winces at the humiliation of being turned down by everyone he approached in 1989 to invest in the record company he wanted to start. "People took my calls...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterC. 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-...
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