1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. '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…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2007 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,…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2007 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2007 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…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2007 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…

  11. Shakur Estate Moves To Block Sale Of Songs

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tupac Shakur's mother is seeking to prevent his former label, Death Row Records Inc., from selling the late rapper's unreleased recordings as part of a bankruptcy settlement. Tupac Shakur's mother is seeking to prevent his former label, Death Row Records Inc., from selling the…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2007 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…

  13. 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…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform in a benefit concert for the USS Cole Fund. Country's super couple add the date at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., to help the families of the 17 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, dies at…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>An early collection of Shania Twain's work - recorded when she was still billing herself Eilleen Shania Twain - is released by Jomato Records. The set, "Beginnings (1989-90)," predates t 2002 - Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour…

  16. Tupac Lives Again With Snoop, Luda, T.I.

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More prolific in death than he was during his lifetime, rapper Tupac Shakur will be heard anew on yet another posthumous album, "Pac's Life." Due Nov. 21 via Amaru/Interscope, the album sports contrib More prolific in death than he was during his lifetime, rapper Tupac Shakur…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2003 - The Recording Industry Association of America announces the filing of more…

  19. 'Phoenix' Sun

    August 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist Lyfe Jennings returns this week with his sophomore album, "The Phoenix." The Columbia set includes a new version of slain rapper Tupac Shakur's anthem "Keep Ya Head Up" and is led by th R&B artist Lyfe Jennings returns this week with his sophomore…

  20. New Probe Launches Into B.I.G. Death

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Six veteran homicide detectives are leading a new police task force investigating the unsolved 1997 killing of Notorious B.I.G. The new probe comes in the face of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Six veteran homicide detectives are leading a new police task force investigating the…

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