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The Inside Story Behind the Making of Hip-Hop Film 'Dope'

In 'Dope,' actor Shameik Moore and his nerdy friends adorn ­themselves in Cross Colours hats and Run-D.M.C. tees, dig through crates for classic rap vinyl and write ­college admission essays on the importance of Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day." But while shooting the buzzed-about movie (in theaters June 19), the 20-year-old actor was bedeviled by an archaic piece of audio equipment: a vintage Sony WM-F10 Walkman.
Mini Thin

West Virginia Official Angry Over Rap Video Filmed in Courtroom

Guns, fatigues and a violent crime: A rapper used a West Virginia courtroom to film his vigilante-themed music video, and that has disturbed one local official. Hancock County Commissioner Jeff Davis is not happy that the courtroom was used by a Weirton rapper known as Mini Thin.
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston are photographed with their daughter Bobbi Kristina in 1993.

Whitney Houston's Fortune In Limbo Amid Bobbi Kristina Tragedy

Since Jan. 31, the day that Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face-down in the bathtub of her Roswell, Ga., townhouse, the world has focused on what led up to the tragedy, which eerily paralleled her mother Whitney Houston's drowning in 2012. Less attention has been focused on what becomes of the singer's estate.
Darlene Love

Darlene Love Signs With Steven Van Zandt

'20 Feet From Stardom' star and legendary vocalist Darlene Love signs with Stevie Van Zandt's Wicked Cool to release first new album in years in partnership with Columba Record.
CeeLo Green and Andre 3000

CeeLo Green's Next Album 'Heart Blanche' Due This Year: Exclusive

In the wake of a no-contest plea to a 2012 case alleging he had secretly slipped Ecstasy into a woman's drink, CeeLo Green unleashed a series of wildly inappropriate comments about rape that set off a firestorm of criticism and essentially put his career at a standstill. He sort-of apologized, then "truly and deeply" apologized, and then basically laid low. But throughout the hiatus, Green has been at work on a new album called Heart Blanche that is nearly complete and slated for release in the fourth quarter of this year.

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