1. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  2. Rapper C-Murder's Conviction, Sentence Upheld

    December 29, 2011 8:00 PM EST A Louisiana appeals court has upheld the murder conviction and life sentence for rapper C-Murder . C-Murder, whose real name is Corey Miller, was convicted of shooting a teenager to death in 2002. A three-judge panel from the state's 5th Circuit Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected…

  3. Monica 'Still Standing' After Trying Times

    February 16, 2010 4:12 PM EST At first "Monica: Still Standing" sounds a little dull -- a reality show that doesn't focus on catfights and drunken outbursts, but instead features R&B singer Monica Arnold performing in church, having a quiet dinner with her fiance and celebrating her album release with…

  4. 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…

  5. Rapper C-Murder Faces Life In Prison After Final Murder Conviction

    August 11, 2009 5:58 PM EDT Rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller -- a former No Limit rapper and the youngest brother of Master P (Percy Miller) and Silkk the Shocker (Vyshonn Miller) -- was found guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday (Aug. 11), a verdict stemming from a fan shooting that dates back to 2002. He…

  6. C-Murder To Remain Jailed On Murder Charge

    March 11, 2009 5:11 PM EDT A Louisiana judge has ordered the rapper once known as C-Murder to remain in jail for allegedly breaking the rules of his house arrest. Authorities testified Wednesday that they lost a signal from rapper Corey Miller's monitor device for about 10 minutes early Monday. Miller is scheduled…

  7. C-Murder To Be Re-Tried For Murder

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The rapper sometimes known as C-Murder will be tried a second time on a second-degree murder charge. The rapper sometimes known as C-Murder will be tried a second time on a second-degree murder charge. A Feb. 11 trial date for Corey Miller was set during a telephone conference with…

  8. N.W.A. Reissue, Eazy-E Compilation Due In December

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An expanded edition of N.W.A.'s classic album "Straight Outta Compton" and a collection of late member Eazy-E's collaborations and solo tracks will hit stores Dec. 4 via Capitol/Priority. An expanded edition of N.W.A.'s classic album "Straight Outta Compton"…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse lands a Smith for the follow-up to its 2004 breakthrough, Joss Stone re-introduces herself with the help of Raphael Saadiq, three country vets pool their talents for a new album and Every Indie hip-hop star El-P's "I'll Sleep When You're Dead" (Definitive…

  10. Corey Miller Ordered Into Home Confinement

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An appearance by Corey Miller at a Hurricane Katrina documentary premiere in New Orleans has led a judge to put the rapper on full home confinement until his second trial on a second-degree murder cha An appearance by Corey Miller at a Hurricane Katrina documentary premiere in New Orleans has…

  11. C-Miller Ordered Back Into House Arrest

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a month of being free to move around Louisiana's Jefferson and Orleans parishes during approved hours, rapper Corey Miller, who once went by the stage name of C-Murder, was ordered back into hou After a month of being free to move around Louisiana's Jefferson and Orleans…

  12. C Miller Released From Home Confinement

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The rapper who once went by the stage name of C-Murder has been released from home confinement in Gretna, La., as he awaits a retrial on a second-degree murder charge. The rapper who once went by the stage name of C-Murder has been released from home confinement in Gretna, La., as he awaits a…

  13. C-Murder Could Be Out Of Jail This Week

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST A $500,000 bond has been set for the rap artist formerly known as C-Murder while he waits for a second trial on a second-degree murder charge stemming from a club shooting four years ago. A $500,000 bond has been set for the rap artist formerly known as C-Murder while he waits for a second…

  14. Murder Conviction Overturned For C-Murder

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The rap artist formerly known as C-Murder is in line for a new trial in connection with a club shooting near New Orleans more than four years ago. The rap artist formerly known as C-Murder is in line for a new trial in connection with a club shooting near New Orleans more than four years ago.…

  15. Rapper Capone Readies Solo Debut

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Due July 12 via Pain, Time & Glory Enterprises…

  16. Master P Pleads Not Guilty To Gun Charges

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Master P and his brother pleaded not guilty yesterday (March 30) to a felony charge of carrying unregistered loaded guns. Rapper Master P and his brother pleaded not guilty yesterday (March 30) to a felony charge of carrying unregistered loaded guns. The 37-year-old artist, whose real…

  17. 50's 'Massacre' Holds Steady At No. 1

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" continues to slaughter The Billboard 200 competition this week with a fourth straight week on top. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope set moved 329,000 copies in the United States 50 Cent's "The Massacre" continues to slaughter The Billboard…

  18. C-Murder Loses Murder Conviction Appeal

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper C-Murder lost his latest attempt to get his second-degree murder conviction thrown out when a state court of appeal refused to reconsider the case. Rapper C-Murder lost his latest attempt to get his second-degree murder conviction thrown out when a state court of appeal refused to…

  19. Master P, Brother Booked On Gun Charges

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Master P and his brother were charged yesterday (March 28) with carrying unregistered loaded guns. Rapper Master P and his brother were charged yesterday (March 28) with carrying unregistered loaded guns. The 37-year-old rapper, whose real name is Percy Robert Miller, was arrested…

  20. C-Murder Barred From Having Pens In Jail

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The lawyer for rapper C-Murder, who angered authorities by recording parts of his upcoming music video and recent CD behind bars, has agreed to take only a pencil into jailhouse meetings. The lawyer for rapper C-Murder, who angered authorities by recording parts of his upcoming music video…

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