1. Mark Collie Shoots for 'Honest and Real' on Prison Album

    May 10, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Sometimes, artists will refer to an album project as being a "long time in the making." For Mark Collie's latest album, "Alive at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary," that expression proves true. "Alive" dates back more than ten years, to October 17, 2001.…

  2. Lil' Boosie's Rap Lyrics Can Be Used in Murder Trial

    April 25, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Six days before Lil' Boosie goes to trial for first-degree muder, a Louisana judge ruled on Tuesday (April 24) that a select few of the rapper's lyrics can be used against him. Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, is accused of hiring Michael Louding, aka Marlo Mike, to kill Terry Boyd in…

  3. Fred Milano of Dion & the Belmonts Dies

    January 03, 2012 4:30 PM EST Sang on 'A Teenager in Love' & 'Where or When' for the Doo-Wop Group Fred Milano, who made rock and roll history on doo-wop hits with Dion and the Belmonts in the 1950s and continued to perform while starting a late-in-life career with the New York City Department of…

  4. Why Is T.I. Back in Prison? Report Cites VH1 Talks on Bus

    September 08, 2011 1:30 PM EDT According to an incident report attained by TMZ , T.I. was not authorized to be traveling from an Arkansas prison to his halfway house with anyone but his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle. Also very important, the rapper was not supposed to conduct business while en route, but he allegedly…

  5. DMX's Prison Time Extended 30 Days After Drug Bust

    July 12, 2011 5:20 PM EDT DMX was originally scheduled to leave Arizona's Yuma prison tomorrow (July 13), but he earned a longer sentence due to drug possession behind bars. DMX Leaving Jail Next Month, Working on New Album The Ruff Ryders MC was arrested in November 2010 and sentenced to a year in prison for…

  6. Man Connected to The Notorious B.I.G.'s Murder Comes Forward: Report

    July 05, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Just weeks after a New York based inmate allegedly confessed to robbing Tupac Shakur in 1994, a man named Clayton Hill has reportedly come forward to confess who allegedly murdered The Notorious B.I.G. and speaks on his own involvement. Tupac Quad Studios Robber Comes Forward: Report On June…

  7. Tupac Shooting Confession: Lawyer Disputes Convict's Allegations

    June 17, 2011 9:01 AM EDT A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur outside a recording studio in the mid-1990s, his lawyer said Thursday. The accusations against James Rosemond, owner of Czar Entertainment, were levied online and attributed…

  8. Eddie Vedder 'Ukulele Songs': Track-by-Track Review

    May 31, 2011 3:57 PM EDT Insomnia. Moons. Oceans. Like each of Pearl Jam's nine albums, you'll easily find surfer-songwriter Eddie Vedder's favorite metaphors firmly embedded in his second solo album, "Ukulele Songs." But instead of the driving rockers and six-string ballads familiar to PJ…

  9. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga's Massive Google Deal, Justin Bieber Wants Jay-Z on His Record

    May 25, 2011 6:23 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Google: Is Gaga About To Sign A $10 Million Google Laptop Endorsement Deal? Maybe it's just the easy way that the phrase "Gaga and Google" slips off the tongue, but there's no shortage of…

  10. The Juice Hits 'Breakout Kings,' 'Love & Hip-Hop' Premieres

    March 03, 2011 11:49 AM EST For the first time in a while, The Juice hit the streets of New York last night (March 2) for a couple of industry events, including A&E's "Breakout Kings" and VH1's "Love & Hip-Hop" premieres, and let's just say there were some noteworthy things…

  11. T.I. In Trouble For Getting Pleasured By Wife Tiny During Jail Visit

    January 06, 2011 10:38 AM EST Rapper T.I. is in trouble again, but this time for getting pleasured during a jail visit from wife Tiny. During a visit to Arkansas State Prison last weekend, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle couldn't resist the sight of her imprisoned husband and in the middle of the visiting room, during…

  12. T.I. 'Sick And Tired' Of Jail, Says In Letter From Prison

    November 19, 2010 10:52 AM EST T.I. has penned another letter from jail and in it the rapper says he's "sick and motherf*cking tired of going to jail" and that his return to the pen this time is a " real *ss whoopin'." Read below for the full letter. This experience is truly a pain I have…

  13. Lil Wayne To Head Back To Rikers For Paternity Test?

    November 10, 2010 10:42 AM EST Just days after being released from New York's Rikers Island, Lil Wayne is allegedly set to go back after a Missouri grandmother of an eight-year-old filed paternity papers against him. Lil Wayne Q&A: His Letter From Jail A judge ordered Wayne to submit to a paternity test at Rikers…

  14. Four Things You Didn't Know About Lil Wayne's Time in Prison

    November 08, 2010 3:15 PM EST The Juice got the inside scoop on Lil Wayne 's time at Rikers Island this weekend after bumping into a correction's officer who watched over the rapper's cell during his last month of incarceration. While Weezy did his best to keep the world updated about his prison experience…

  15. George Michael Released From Prison, Promises To 'Start Again'

    October 11, 2010 12:40 PM EDT British pop singer George Michael was released from prison on Monday after serving four weeks for driving under the influence of cannabis. The 47-year-old was sentenced to eight weeks in jail last month after he smashed his car into the facade of a London shop in July. "I'm coming…

  16. Lil Wayne Put in Solitary Confinement in Jail

    October 05, 2010 7:08 AM EDT Lil Wayne is facing the music after being accused of breaking jail rules by having gear for listening to tunes: He can expect to go solo for the rest of his time behind bars in a gun case. The Grammy Award-winning rapper was moved Monday (Oct. 4) into what city jail officials call "…

  17. Yoko Ono Opposes Parole for John Lennon's Killer

    July 27, 2010 12:41 PM EDT Yoko Ono will again oppose the release of the man who nearly 30 years ago killed her husband, former Beatle John Lennon, and who comes up for parole next month, her lawyer said. Ono has consistently opposed parole for Mark David Chapman and has again sent a letter to the parole board, her…

  18. Lil Boosie Charged With Murder, May Face Death Penalty

    June 21, 2010 6:26 PM EDT Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie (real name Torrance Hatch) is no stranger to trouble with the law. Already incarcerated for probation violation on drug and gun charges, the Trill Entertainment rapper and two associates (one of them only 17 years old) were indicted on first-degree murder charges…

  19. Lil Wayne Caught Breaking Jail Music Rules

    May 13, 2010 1:31 PM EDT An official says Lil Wayne 's efforts to keep up the beat behind bars have gotten him in trouble in a New York City jail. A city Correction Department spokesman says the rap star faces potential discipline after jail officers found a charger and headphones for a digital music player in…

  20. Lil Wayne Talks Sports In Latest Prison Blog

    April 14, 2010 4:33 PM EDT Besides getting paid to keep an eye on fellow inmates who are on suicide watch, Lil Wayne 's keeping busy during his time behind bars by writing posts for his blog site, WeezyThanxYou.com . The second installment, a sports blog entry, was posted today (April 14). Titled, "TSC: McNab…

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