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  1. EMI Sues 'Def Jam Rapstar' Video Game Creators Over Kanye, Lil Wayne Song Clearances

    March 29, 2012 2:43 PM EDT We can hardly imagine the difficulties of clearing a hip-hop song for use in a video game. Rap songs are known to include multiple contributors and underlying samples, which means a ton of paperwork. The producers of Def Jam Rapstar, a video game ...

  2. Tyler, The Creator Arrested in Los Angeles on Suspicion of Vandalism

    December 23, 2011 10:30 AM EST Update: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has told Billboard.com that Tyler is no longer in custody. The rapper was released on a $20,000 bond. Controversial rapper Tyler, The Creator was arrested on suspicion of vandalism in his na ...

  3. Interscope Denies Involvement in Drug-Trafficking Operation

    September 16, 2011 4:36 PM EDT Interscope has responded to federal prosecutors' claim that the company's offices were used by a drug-trafficking ring involving Game manager Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond as a transit point for cases filled with cocaine and cash. ...

  4. Interscope Offices Used by Cocaine Ring, Federal Documents Say

    September 15, 2011 8:29 PM EDT Federal prosecutors say that the offices of Interscope Records were used by a drug-trafficking ring as a transit point for cases filled with cocaine and cash, according to a report in the Smoking Gun published Thursday. The allegation was included ...

  5. Game May See 'R.E.D.' at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Next Week

    August 24, 2011 8:25 PM EDT The Game might be seeing red next week at the top of the Billboard 200. Industry prognosticators suggest that the rapper's new "The R.E.D. Album" (Geffen/Interscope) could sell more than 90,000 copies by week's end on Aug. 28. ...

  6. Game Will Not Face Criminal Charges For Tweet Jamming Sheriff's Emergency Phone System

    August 18, 2011 7:30 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Game will not face criminal charges after a tweet from the rapper's account incited a telephone flash mob that jammed the emergency phone system at one of the busiest stations of the Los Angeles County sheriff's de ...

  7. Game May Face Charges After Tweet Incites Flash Mob To Call Sheriff's Office

    August 15, 2011 7:38 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County prosecutors will decide this week whether to press charges against The Game, after a tweet from the rapper's account incited a telephone flash mob that overwhelmed the emergency phone system at a sheriff& ...

  8. James Rosemond, Hip-Hop Mogul Linked to Tupac Shooting, Arrested on Drug Charges

    June 22, 2011 7:33 AM EDT NEW YORK - A fugitive hip-hop mogul recently linked by a convicted killer to a shooting that wounded Tupac Shakur was arrested Tuesday in a drug case after he was discovered hiding out at a popular Manhattan hotel. Drug Enforcement Administration ...

  9. Cool & Dre Launch Epidemic, Joint Venture with Interscope

    April 19, 2011 4:37 PM EDT Miami-based production duo Marcello "Cool" Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Lyon have signed a joint venture deal for their Epidemic Music imprint with Interscope Records. Though Cool & Dre declined to reveal specific details, the ...

  10. Video: Dr. Dre Unveils Boston Red Sox Themed Headphones

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Dre and Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine were unlikely guests at Fenway Park Sunday night as Major League Baseball kicked off its season with a game between the Red Sox and Yankees. Dre and Iovine were on hand - donned in Red Sox jerseys - to unv ...

  11. 6 Questions With Game

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Once upon a time, gangster rapper Game had preconceived notions about eccentric rapper/producer Pharrell Williams—and vice versa. But the two have since put aside their differences; Williams is the executive producer of Game's fourth studio a ...

  12. JB Hi-Fi Reports Big Sales Rise

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian home entertainment, music and electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has beaten the odds to post a 27% rise in full-year sales, and is predicting more of the same next year. The group's inventory of games, computers, DVDs and telecommunicat ...

  13. Amazon Starts Game Trades

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com Inc will allow shoppers to trade in used video games for store credit, a move that may challenge a core driver of profitability for No. 1 U.S. game retailer GameStop Corp. GameStop shares fell 13% on Thursday, after Amazon set the trial ...

  14. Gov. Paterson's Digital Tax Proposal Draws Criticism

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST New York State governor David Paterson's proposal to impose a tax on digital downloads has drawn criticism from some in the music industry. Paterson has proposed a 4% sales tax on downloads of music, ringtones, games, movies and other media f ...

  15. Slipknot Edges The Game Atop Billboard 200

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot's "All Hope Is Gone" barely wins out over the Game's "LAX" in the race for No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Roadrunner set moved 239,516 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, o ...

  16. 50 Cent, UMG Sued By 14 Year-Old

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip hop mogul 50 Cent, Universal Music Group and several of its record labels were sued on Wednesday for promoting a "gangsta lifestyle" by a 14-year-old boy who says friends of the rapper assaulted him. The lawsuit filed by James Rosemo ...

  17. The Game Released From Jail

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After serving eight days of jail time, rapper The Game walked out of Los Angeles' Twin Tower Correctional Facility a free man on March 9. And after conflicting reports as to whether he was indeed free, the Game has officially released a state ...

  18. The Game Remains In Jail

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite rumors to the contrary, MC the Game is still incarcerated in a Southern California jail. Yesterday, after serving eight days of jail time, reports surfaced that the rapper walked out of Los Angeles' Twin Tower Correctional Facility a ...

  19. 'Guitar Hero' Gives Strokes, Slipknot Digital Boost

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Guitar Hero III is more than just a licensing juggernaut for the music industry. It also promotes sales, according to Soundscan figures reported by blog Ars Technica . Certain tracks included in the game have seen a healthy sales spike since its r ...

  20. JB Hi-Fi Upbeat On Future After Retailer's Banner Year

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australasian home entertainment giant JB Hi-Fi is continuing to back bricks-over-clicks in the wake of another record-breaking financial year. The listed company, which operates the JB Hi-Fi, Clive Anthony and Hill & Stewart brands in Australi ...

  21. The Game Sues Koch Entertainment

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jayceon "The Game" Taylor has filed a lawsuit against Koch Entertainment and related companies. He claims 81 copyright infringements for releasing five CDs and a DVD without securing licenses for his Jayceon "The Game" Taylor h ...

  22. Making The Brand

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Game has partnered with Los Angeles-based car customization company 310 Motoring to launch his own shoe line, Hurricane by 310. Read Michael Paoletta's column. The Game has partnered with Los Angeles-based car customization company 310 Mo ...

  23. GameStop, Electronics Boutique Merger Gets Green Light

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT GameStop Corp. and Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp., two of the largest video game sellers in the United States, said June 9 that their merger has the green light to proceed. SAN FRANCISCO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- GameStop Corp. and Electron ...

  24. The Game Sued For $280 Million

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The rules have changed for this Game. The Compton-based rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, has been hit with a $280 million civil lawsuit, in addition to assault charges, stemming from an inci The rules have changed for this Game. The Comp ...

  25. GameStop To Buy Electronics Boutique For $1.44 Bil

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Videogame retailer GameStop Corp. said on April 18 it would buy competitor Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. for $1.44 billion in cash and stock, creating a company that would rival Wal-Mart in game (Reuters) -- Videogame retailer GameStop Corp. ...

  26. 50 Cent Holds Strong

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" holds onto the top slot of The Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, despite a 53% drop in U.S. sales to 364,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 50 Cent's Shady/Aftermath/Interscope album &q ...

  27. Bullets Fly During 50 Cent Radio Interview

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper said he was dropping the Game. A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was hospitalized Monday night (Feb. 28) after being shot at the station's West Village facility during a live interview with 50 Cent at the New York facility of R&B/hip-h ...

  28. Winning Game Tops Chart

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Documentary' tops 580K. Playing with his first major-label release, the Game wins the top slot of The Billboard 200 by a landslide this week, as “The Documentary” (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope) debuts with U.S. sales of 587,000 units, ac ...

  29. Video-Game Market Tops $8B In 2004

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rentals, sales combine for record mark. Total sales and rentals from video, portable and computer games and rentals topped $8 billion for the first time in 2004, including a record 248 million unit sales alone. Software was the driving force for t ...

  30. 2Pac Still Playing 'The Game'

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as "Loyal to the Game" (Amaru/Interscope) debuts with U.S. sales of 330,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 2Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as ...

  31. 2Pac Still Playing 'The Game'

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as "Loyal to the Game" (Amaru/Interscope) debuts with U.S. sales of 330,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 2Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as ...

  32. Retailer Pays For Early 'King' Sales

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Home Video, the DVD distributor of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," has suspended all home video shipments to international retailer Electronics Boutique for allegedly selling t LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)—War ...

  33. Blockbuster Acquires Video-Game Retailer

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Video-store chain Blockbuster is expanding its presence in the video-game market with the acquisition of American Satellite and Video Inc. Video-store chain Blockbuster is expanding its presence in the video-game market with the acquisition of Ame ...