Tupac Shakur

  1. Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's Patent Lawsuit

    March 25, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Alki David says an Amy Winehouse concert is coming, but first comes a patent lawsuit over a popular Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Two years ago, a hologram of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival sparked the imagination about what mi ...

  2. Morning Fix: SFX's IPO Filing Puts Market Value at $1.1B; How the Michael Jackson-AEG Verdict Could Change the Business; Internet Radio Goes Mainstream

    September 27, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE SFX SETS TERMS FOR IPO, PROPOSED MARKET VALUE PUTS COMPANY AT $1.1 BILLION SFX Entertainment, the electronic dance music promotions company founded in 2011, filed details yesterday with the Securi ...

  3. Tupac Shakur's Mother Suing Over Royalties

    September 26, 2013 2:08 PM EDT  She also demands that unreleased masters be handed over in a lawsuit that follows a company's purchase of the song catalogue of Death Row Records. Afeni Shakur is demanding more than $1.1 million in royalties from the exploitation of her s ...

  4. Inspired By Tupac, Musical Set in Midwest Looks to Bring Gangsta Rap to Broadway

    June 24, 2013 1:15 PM EDT A musical inspired by the music of Tupac Shakur hopes to bring gangsta rap to a Broadway stage. A workshop of "Holler If Ya Hear Me" is currently under way in New York under the direction of Kenny Leon, who helmed the Broadway hits &qu ...

  5. Tupac Shakur's Estate Moves to Jampol Artist Management, New Material Possibly on the Way

    February 18, 2013 2:25 PM EST The estate of Tupac Shakur is being placed in the hands of Jampol Artist Management and the late rapper's mother indicates there is more music to be released. 

Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, head of his estate and founder of the Tupac A ...

  6. Tupac Coachella Hologram 'Very Unique' Legally, Says Music Attorney Donald Passman

    April 17, 2012 7:46 PM EDT The Tupac Shakur "hologram" used onstage at Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival over the weekend isn't a novelty in just the live music business. It's also a rarity in entertainment law. "It's very unique," ...

  7. Tupac's Rebirth As a Hologram Was 'Genius,' Says Nas

    April 17, 2012 4:00 PM EDT The hologram of Tupac Shakur that appeared alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg during their headlining set at Coachella on Sunday night (Apr. 15) has provoked mixed reactions, but Nas -- who discusses his relationship with Tupac on his "Behind T ...

  8. Tupac, Biggie, Mindless Behavior Among Platinum League's New Interactive Hip-Hop Trading Cards

    April 17, 2012 10:04 AM EDT Collector's Items: Platinum League CEO William Green (second from right) with Mindless Behavior (from left) Ray Ray, Prodigy, Princeton and Roc Roya . (photo: Jesse Vendetta) Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and Noto ...

  9. Tupac Shakur Hologram Could Tour Venues Beyond Coachella

    April 16, 2012 9:52 PM EDT A digital recreation of late rapper Tupac Shakur was perhaps the most-discussed artist of last weekend's Coachella Music Festival -- and his stage time may continue past this Sunday's repeat performance. According to a Wall Street Journa ...

  10. How Sabu, a 'Legendary' Anonymous Hacker Member, Turned Into an FBI Informant

    March 07, 2012 6:00 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - The shadowy underworld of Internet hackers was rocked Tuesday by news that one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals has been an FBI informant for months and helped authorities build a case against five p ...

  11. 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 ...

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

    June 17, 2011 8:02 AM EDT NEW YORK - 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 ...

  13. Tupac 1994 Shooting Claim Being Investigated by NYPD

    June 16, 2011 7:45 AM EDT NEW YORK - New York City police have begun an investigation into an online posting supposedly from a convicted felon who claims to have shot and robbed slain rapper Tupac Shakur. Police spokesman Paul Browne said Wednesday if police determine the ...

  14. Hacker Group LulzSec Confesses to PBS Prank; Says Sony Next

    June 01, 2011 8:06 AM EDT A hacker group known as LulzSec has admitted to hacking into PBS' New Hour web site to fire back at the network for a negative Frontline documentary about WikiLeaks. LulzSec -- which has previously hacked the accounts of a few Fox employees - ...

  15. Notorious B.I.G.'s FBI File Released, L.A. Police Investigated

    April 07, 2011 7:20 AM EDT FBI agents on both coasts participated in a nearly two-year investigation aimed at finding out who gunned down the Notorious B.I.G. and whether any Los Angeles police officers were involved, according to recently released records. The inquiry ende ...

  16. How the Tupac Shakur Biopic Came Back to Life

    February 16, 2011 6:00 PM EST For two years, it seemed the biopic of the slain rapper Tupac Shakur had met a similar untimely death. Long in development at production outfit Morgan Creek, the company thought it had struck a deal with Afeni Shakur-Davis, Tupac's mother, wh ...

  17. Tupac's Mother Files Cross-suit Over Film Project

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tupac Shakur's mother is firing back at independent production company 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 Entertainmen ...

  18. Death Row Assets Auctioned For $18 Million

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST The assets of Death Row Records, said to include master recordings of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, were auctioned off today (Jan. 15) for $18 million to WIDEawake Entertainment Group, a development company out of Canada. Because of the le ...

  19. Los Angeles Times Retracts Hoax Rapper Story

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles Times on Monday retracted a story that linked hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs to the 1994 shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur, admitting that the report relied on fake FBI documents. The move came three weeks after the paper ...

  20. Rosemond Responds To L.A. Times/Tupac Story

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Artist manager Jimmy Rosemond has spoken to Billboard in response to a now-discredited Los Angeles Times story that he was involved, with Sean "Diddy" Combs, in a 1994 assault on late rapper Tupac Shakur. Earlier this month, Times report ...

  21. L.A. Times Apologizes For Shakur Story

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles Times apologized for using documents that were apparently fabricated in a story implicating associates of Sean "Diddy" Combs in a 1994 assault on rapper Tupac Shakur. "The bottom line is that the documents we relied ...

  22. 'Suge' Knight Shot In Leg

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hit at VMA party hosted by Kanye West. Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early Sunday morning (Aug. 28) during a party hosted by Grammy-winning hip hop artist Kanye West, police said. Knight, 40, was hospitalized in good ...