2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. Two suspects are reportedly buzzed into Mizell's area recording studio where the rap pioneer is in a waiting room.
Britney Spears' upcoming North American tour will kick off March 3 in a city yet to be announced, Billboard Bulletin reports. The trek will encompass 56 dates and will largely visit the West Coast through April. A tour of outdoor amphitheatres will begin in mid-July.
Rap music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs said he will investigate allegations of worker mistreatment at a Honduran factory that supplies garments for his Sean John clothing line. His vow came in response to a report released yesterday (Oct. 28) by the anti-sweatshop National Labor Committee alleging poor working conditions at the Southeast Textiles factory in Choloma, Honduras, where Sean John clothes are made.
Timbaland plans to revisit the USA For Africa charity project "We Are the World" to raise funds for worldwide HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs. The hip-hop artist/producer confirmed the plans Monday night (Oct. 27) at the second annual YouthAIDS Gala in New York.
Embattled Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has once again gotten himself into legal trouble. The artist was arrested early Monday morning (Oct. 27) in Hollywood after a traffic collision and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and misdemeanor hit-and-run.