1. Dr. Dre Sues Over Unpaid 'Chronic' Royalties

    February 12, 2010 7:22 AM EST Dr. Dre has sued the new iteration of Death Row Records claiming the label failed to pay royalties and released a new version of his iconic album " The Chronic " without his permission. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, filed the suit Feb. 11 in federal court in Los Angeles…

  2. 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…

  3. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 4

    December 23, 2009 10:49 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 20 MJ on Trial: The Sequel (June 14, 2005) Michael Jackson's second child molestation trial riveted the globe with its salacious allegations and embarrassing revelations. Jackson's decisions to wear pajamas to…

  4. Death Row Records Moving Into Movie Production

    August 18, 2009 5:55 PM EDT Newly-resurrected rap label Death Row Records is expanding into film production. Death Row Records CEO Lara Lavi said her new Death Row Films division is set to shoot "Sons 2 The Grave" in Toronto this October, with Tonya Lee Williams, Dorian Harewood, K.C. Collins ("Flashpoint…

  5. Fabolous Gets Personal On 'Loso's Way' Album

    July 09, 2009 2:31 PM EDT Until now, Brooklyn rapper Fabolous kept his private life under wraps. Not only did he stay quiet about getting shot three years ago-a rarity among rappers-he also chose to keep his relationship and the birth of his first child out of the public eye. Recently, though, he's changed his…

  6. Michael Jackson Left 'Endless' Supply Of Unreleased Music

    July 02, 2009 11:39 AM EDT Michael Jackson had a mountain of unreleased recordings in the vault when he died — music that is almost certain to be packaged and repackaged for his fans in the years to come. The material includes unused tracks from studio sessions of some of Jackson's best albums, as well as more…

  7. Death Row Back To Life With Publishing Deal, New Releases

    June 19, 2009 9:08 AM EDT Music publisher EverGreen, which owns the catalogs of 2 Live Crew, Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and others, has signed a deal with WIDEawake, the Canada-based development company that acquired the assets of Death Row Records earlier this year, to be the worldwide administration…

  8. Murder Charge Filed In Dolla's Killing

    May 20, 2009 5:09 PM EDT Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a man suspected of killing Dolla at a Los Angeles mall. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said the man killed Monday afternoon at the Beverly Center was 21-year-old Roderick Anthony Burton II, the birth name of rapper Dolla.…

  9. April 29, 2009

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich dies in a Moscow cancer hospital. He is 80. 2007 – Rage Against The Machine plays its first show in seven years to close the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee, Tommy Lee quits…

  10. 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…

  11. March 14, 2009

    March 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Stone Temple Pilots announce they are reuniting for one final tour. 2005 – Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge, the O’Jays, the Pretenders and U2 are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 1995 – Tupac Shakur’s album, “Me Against the World,” enters the charts at No. 1. The rapper, who…

  12. Shakur Biopic At Center Of Legal Battle

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST A legal turf war has broken out between production company Morgan Creek and the estate of Tupac Shakur. Morgan Creek has sued Amaru Entertainment, the company run by Afeni Shakur, the late rapper's mother and executor, alleging in a Los Angeles Superior Court filing that the company has…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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,…

  17. 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…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Black Eyed Peas take home three awards at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Peas, which accept the awards via satellite f 2006 - The Black Eyed Peas take home three awards at the 2006 American Music Awards,…

  19. Keyshia Cole Shows A New Side Of 'Me'

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005's "The Way It Is" and 2007's "Just Like You," Keyshia Cole moves in a new direction on "A Different Me," due Dec. 16 via Imani/Geffen/Interscope. After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops and becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader 2005 - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical…

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