1. Exiting BPI Chairman Tony Wadsworth Looks Back, Forward in Final Keynote

    September 02, 2014 12:42 PM EDT Yesterday, British trade body BPI held its annual general meeting, attended by Damon Albarn, representatives from the government and the BBC, and many, many members of the U.K. music industry. The day was a special occasion for BPI and BRIT Awards chairman Tony Wadsworth , who delivered the…

  2. Jazz Musician Cecil Taylor's $500,000 Prize Money Stolen

    August 12, 2014 4:00 PM EDT NY man arrested for allegedly having the prize money put in his account instead of Taylor's. Authorities have arrested a suburban New York man on charges he stole nearly $500,000 in prize money belonging to famed jazz musician Cecil Taylor. Brooklyn prosecutors say Noel Muir was facing a…

  3. Jail for Man Who Stole Millions, Lied About Booking Rihanna and Justin Bieber

    July 30, 2014 9:43 AM EDT A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna , Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. More Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Just Teased A Ton of New Music …

  4. Jay Z Involved In Extortion Plot Over Master Recordings: Report

    April 21, 2014 5:23 PM EDT Police have reportedly confiscated a collection of Jay Z's old master recordings that had been stolen. Jay Z and Beyonce Summer Tour: The Latest in 2014's Stadium Boom Producer Chancey Mahan, who worked with Jay Z from 2008-09, was allegedly found in possession of Roc-A-Fella…

  5. Reports of Rapper Tim Dog’s Death May Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    May 24, 2013 12:09 AM EDT Lack of a death certificate or of a burial site and sparse obituary information led to talk in hip-hop circles that rapper Tim Dog, who owes thousands of dollars to women he was convicted of swindling, faked his own death in February. The 46-year-old, whose real name is Timothy Blair, is…

  6. 'F*** Compton' Rapper Tim Dog Dead at 46

    February 14, 2013 8:47 PM EST The MC was known for his West Coast diss track and collaborations with Kool Keith and Ultramagnetic MCs Bronx rapper Tim Dog has been reported dead at the age of 46 years old. According to The Source , the veteran MC passed away from a seizure following his long battle with diabetes.…

  7. A$AP Rocky Pleads Guilty to Attempted Grand Larceny: Report

    December 13, 2012 1:55 PM EST A$AP Rocky has pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny for an altercation dating back to July. A$AP was arrested after him and two other photographers got caught up in a brawl in which A$AP allegedly attacked two men taking photos of him, according to TMZ . He "attempted to grab the…

  8. Mentally Ill Man Breaks into Diddy's East Hampton Home

    April 13, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Diddy has been having an unexpected house guest. In the early hours of April 1, Jamaica, Queens native Quamine Taylor, 30, reportedly made his way into Sean "Diddy" Combs' East Hampton residence through an unlocked basement door. Combs had been away at the time, allowing Taylor…

  9. Ja Rule Gets Advice On Stocks & Education While In Prison

    February 02, 2012 12:00 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Ja Rule has been getting advice behind bars from two once high-powered men: ex-New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi and ex-Tyco International CEO Dennis Kozlowski. The rapper, born Jeffrey Atkins, is serving two years for gun possession at Mid-State Correctional Facility in…

  10. Charles Hamilton Arrested For Smacking Cop, G-Dep Confesses To Murder

    December 20, 2010 1:15 PM EST Charles Hamilton got locked up again last week, and this time it wasn't in a psych ward. Apparently, the unstable rapper caused a disturbance in a bar in Ohio and when confronted by a police officer, he smacked the cop up. According to the New York Post, he is still in custody with bail…

  11. Police: Foxy Brown Robbed Of Bag, Cash

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Foxy Brown had another brush with violence over the weekend, but this time, she was the victim. Four people teamed up to rob the racy rapper of a Louis Vuitton bag, $500 in cash and credit card Rapper Foxy Brown, who's on probation for assault and facing a battery charge in a…

  12. Suspect Named In Jam Master Jay Murder

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Federal prosecutors have alleged that a low-level career bandit may hold the key to one of the more high-profile mysteries of the hip-hop world: Who killed rap pioneer Jam Master Jay of Run-D.M.C.? Federal prosecutors have alleged that a low-level career bandit may hold the key to one of the…

  13. Ono Driver Indicted, Jailed Without Bail

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST The chauffeur accused of trying to extort $2 million from Yoko Ono was indicted today (Dec. 19) on a charge of first-degree attempted grand larceny and jailed without bail because the judge said he is The chauffeur accused of trying to extort $2 million from Yoko Ono was indicted today (Dec.…

  14. Black Rob Sentenced To Jail For Robbery

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Black Rob has been sentenced to seven years in prison for grand larceny in connection with a November 2004 hotel robbery. Rapper Black Rob has been sentenced to seven years in prison for grand larceny in connection with a November 2004 hotel robbery. The artist, whose real name is…

  15. Two Arrested in Anthony-Lopez Video Case

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two men have been arrested for trying to sell Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez's stolen wedding video back to the couple for $1 million, authorities said. The men tried to ransom the video after first Two men have been arrested for trying to sell Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez's…

  16. Lennon Court Case Proceeds

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A jury hearing Yoko Ono's case against a former assistant over her late husband's personal property watched home videos yesterday (Sept. 24) showing John Lennon frolicking with his family in his final A jury hearing Yoko Ono's case against a former assistant over her late…

  17. Ono, Lennon Assistant Square Off In Court

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono's lawsuit against her late husband John Lennon's personal assistant enters New York federal court today (Sept. 23). Ono sued Frederic Seaman in 1999, claiming he exploited the ex-Beatle's dea Yoko Ono's lawsuit against her late husband John Lennon's personal…