1. Notorious B.I.G. Murder Files Released by FBI

    April 07, 2011 8:45 AM EDT FBI agents on both coasts participated in a nearly two-year investigation aimed at finding out who gunned down the Notorious B.I.G. and whether any Los Angeles police officers were involved, according to recently released records. The inquiry ended in early 2005, after federal prosecutors…

  2. Miguel, Melanie Fiona, B.o.B Highlight BET's SXSW Showcase

    March 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It wasn't hard to find a party on Thursday at South By Southwest; it was, after all, St. Patrick's Day. But you'd be hard-pressed to find one more off the hook, for better and for worse, than BET's Music Matters showcase at Kiss & Fly. A perpetually packed house turned…

  3. Investigation Into The Death Of Notorious B.I.G. Continues

    January 07, 2011 11:08 AM EST Although no one's been convicted for the death of Christopher " Notorious B.I.G. " Wallace since his 1997 slaying, it appears a task force made up of local and federal law enforcement agencies is still actively searching for the killer. Video: Notorious B.I.G. murder still…

  4. Billboard Bits: Pink Talks Baby Names, Bon Jovi Going on Hiatus

    November 30, 2010 5:43 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink Reveals Top Choice for Baby Name When Pink announced on " Ellen " Nov. 17 that she was expecting a child, it didn't take long for the name game to begin. Although Pink told Ellen that her doctor…

  5. Kanye West, Suge Knight Go To Court Over Miami Shooting

    April 07, 2010 2:21 PM EDT A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between oft-troubled impresario Marion "Suge" Knight and controversial star Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party. Knight, founder of Death Row Records and promoter of some of rap's biggest acts, was…

  6. Lil Wayne Plays Farewell Show in New Orleans

    December 29, 2009 9:46 AM EST Lil Wayne emerged as a top-selling musician known for his clever wordplay and risque lyrics, but like rappers before him, he's staring down a year behind bars at the peak of his career. The artist returned to his hometown of New Orleans for a performance Monday on what he's calling…

  7. Tupac's Mother Sues Over Biopic

    March 16, 2009 10:12 AM EDT Tupac Shakur's mother is firing back at Morgan Creek over the right to make a biopic about the late rapper. In a $10 million cross-complaint set to be filed Monday morning, Afeni Shakur's Amaru Entertainment claims that Morgan Creek, topper James Robinson and others tried to strong…

  8. Death Row Assets Auctioned For $18 Million

    January 16, 2009 10:38 AM EST The assets of Death Row Records, said to include master recordings of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, were auctioned yesterday (Jan. 15) for $18 million to Canadian development company WIDEawake Entertainment Group. Because of the less-than-expected acquisition price, the only creditor…

  9. Death Row Goes Back On The Auction Block

    January 08, 2009 4:21 PM EST The assets of Death Row Records, once the thriving home to artists such as Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, are going back on the auction block Jan. 15 as part of a Chapter 11 proceeding. Death Row initially filed for Chapter 11 protection in April 2006 and that July, the California Judge…

  10. Keyshia Cole: Screen Siren

    December 08, 2008 6:05 PM EST Keyshia Cole knows what she wants -- and what the dynamic diva wants right now is a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with nothing on it but mayo and mustard. But the waitstaff at the restaurant adjacent to the Affinia Dumont Hotel in Manhattan can't quite seem to get that right. The…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2006 - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee,…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the Jamaican movie, "The Harder They Come," dies in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 70. The film's soundtrack, featuring the likes 2006 - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World Music Awards, held in Monaco. Russian teen duo t.A.T.u. picks up three awards, while Norah Jones and Eminem wi 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held in Atlanta. Carey wins top R&B/hip-hop artist in both the overall and female categories, as well as hot R&a 2006 - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry w 2005 - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after…

  16. Rosemond Responds To L.A. Times/Tupac Story

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Artist manager Jimmy Rosemond has spoken to Billboard in response to a now-discredited Los Angeles Times story that he was involved, with Sean "Diddy" Combs, in a 1994 assault on late rapper Tupac Sha Artist manager Jimmy Rosemond has spoken to Billboard in response to a now…

  17. L.A. Times Apologizes For Shakur Story

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles Times apologized for using documents that were apparently fabricated in a story implicating associates of Sean "Diddy" Combs in a 1994 assault on rapper Tupac Shakur. The Los Angeles Times apologized for using documents that were apparently fabricated in a story…

  18. L.A. Times Investigating Shakur Documents

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The editor of the Los Angeles Times says an internal investigation will be done concerning the authenticity of documents cited by the newspaper that implicate associates of Sean "Diddy" Combs in a 199 The editor of the Los Angeles Times says an internal investigation will be done…

  19. Notorious B.I.G. Film Finds Its Star

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Biggie is coming to the big screen. Fox Searchlight has hired Jamal Woolard, a Brooklyn-based rapper, to play late rap icon Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G., in its upcoming biopic "Notoriou Biggie is coming to the big screen. Fox Searchlight has hired Jamal Woolard, a Brooklyn…

  20. 'Suge' Knight Named In Gang Injunction

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST City officials asked a judge to ban members of the Mob Piru street gang from being able to congregate in a neighborhood of Compton -- and asked that the order include Marion "Suge" Knight. City officials asked a judge to ban members of the Mob Piru street gang from being able to…

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