1. 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.…

  2. Rapper Dolla Struggled For Hip-Hop Success

    May 19, 2009 12:21 PM EDT Rapper Dolla, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot and killed while waiting in the valet area of the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles on Monday (May 18). He was 21. According to the Los Angeles Times , the up-and-coming rapper, who signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik label in 2007, had…

  3. Akon Protege Dolla Shot Dead At L.A. Mall

    May 19, 2009 8:03 AM EDT Authorities said a man found with a gun at Los Angeles International Airport was being questioned by police over the upscale mall shooting of a young man identified by his publicist as Atlanta-based rapper Dolla. Dolla, a rapping protege of hip-hop artist Akon, was fatally shot in the head…

  4. Christina K.

    January 07, 2009 1:18 PM EST Christina K. 's story is, first and foremost, one of risk. While still in high school, the producer/songwriter/singer started out making beats in a makeshift production studio (her living room in Maryland, N.Y.) then took a chance and moved to New York. There, she began meeting with…