Tupac Shakur

  1. Michigan Rapper MC Breed Dies

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michigan rapper MC Breed, who burst onto the national scene with the 1991 hit "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'," has died at age 37. A Washtenaw County medical examiner's spokesman says Eric Breed was pronounced dead ...

  2. Global Music Group Acquires Death Row Assets

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Global Music Group, a Tennessee-based independent label, has acquired Death Row Records and could release a new Tupac Shakur album this year. Susan Berg, the label's owner, purchased the historic hip-hop label for $25 million yesterday (June ...

  3. Hutton's Program Pictures, Morgan Creek Ink First-Look Deal

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rap and R&B producer LT Hutton's film and TV production company, Program Pictures, has signed a first-look deal with Morgan Creek Productions. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, in general a first-look deal means that Morgan ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Death Row Founder Knight Develops Reality Show

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Death Row Records founder Suge Knight has filmed a reality show called "Unfinished Business." The series is an "Apprentice"-esque show where Knight is building a new record label called Black Ball records and participants compe ...

  8. Dr. Dre Seeking Death Row Documents

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dr. Dre wants to investigate Death Row Records Inc. to determine how much the record company owes him for unpaid royalties from sales of his records. Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, has already tried to sue the record label for royalties ...

  9. EverGreen Copyrights To Bid On Death Row

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST EverGreen Copyrights co-CEO David Schulhof has confirmed to Billboard.biz that his company is bidding on the assets of Death Row Records, which are currently in bankruptcy. Warner Music Group placed a bid for $25 million for the assets with the ba ...

  10. Dr. Dre Sues Death Row Over Album Rights

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper and music producer Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit in bankruptcy court against defunct label Death Row Records over who owns the rights to the 1992 album "The Chronic." Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, alleges in the suit that he ...

  11. EverGreen Inks Deal With Shakur, Biopic In the Works

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EverGreen Copyrights has acquired the writer's share of Tupac Shakur's publishing catalog from his mother Afeni Shakur, providing the publisher with a revenue stream from more than 350 commercially released songs, countless poems and sev ...

  12. Koch Licenses Death Row Catalog For Mobile

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Works include Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre. Tupac is finally coming to a mobile phone near you. Koch Records has licensed the entire Death Row Records catalog to Hudson Entertainment, which includes music recorded by the likes of Tupac Shakur, Snoop ...

  13. Biggie's Family Awarded $1.1 Million

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Levied by judge who accused police of concealing evidence. The Los Angeles City Council March 29 approved a $1.1 million payment to the family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G because of errors in a civil wrongful death trial over accusations that ...

  14. Chamillionaire New Face Of Tupac's Clothing Line

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ad campaign to run in nat'l magazines. Houston rapper Chamillionaire is the new face of Makaveli-Branded's spring 2006 three-month Tribute ad campaign, which will run in such national magazines as XXL and Slam. The artist joins an impres ...

  15. '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 ...

  16. Eagle Rock, Death Row Enter Two Separate Pacts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live Tupac Shakur release scheduled for September. Live Tupac Shakur release scheduled for September. News ...

  17. Eagle Rock, Death Row Enter Two Separate Pacts

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Rock Entertainment will be representing Death Row Records' audio catalog releases outside of North America and Canada beginning April 1, 2006. Exact releases under the pact have not yet been dis Eagle Rock Entertainment will be represen ...

  18. Suge Knight Ordered To Pay $107M

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A judge has ordered Marion "Suge" Knight to pay $107 million to a woman who claims she helped the rap mogul start Death Row Records, ruling that Knight and his lawyers failed to answer questions and p LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has orde ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 2Pac

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST This is yet another link in the seemingly never-ending chain of posthumous 2Pac releases. This is yet another link in the seemingly never-ending chain of posthumous 2Pac releases. News ...

  22. Run-DMC, Tupac Among VH1 Hip Hop Honorees

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Tupac Shakur, KRS-One, Sugar Hill Gang, DJ Kool Herc, Rock Steady Crew, DJ Hollywood and the Graffiti Movement will be the honorees at the inaugural VH1 Hip Hop Honors. Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Tupac Shakur, KRS-One, Sugar Hil ...

  23. Koch Moves Up '2Pac Live' Release Date

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has moved up the street date of "2Pac Live" in order to fend off lost sales due to bootleg versions of the album, according to Rob Scarcello, senior VP of sales and marketing for Koch Ent Koch Records has moved up the street ...

  24. UMVD Picks Up Xenon

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT UMVD Visual Entertainment, the DVD division of Universal Music & Video Distribution, has inked a deal to distribute titles from Spanish-language/urban company Xenon Pictures. UMVD Visual Entertainment, the DVD division of Universal Music & ...

  25. Death Row's Knight Settles Legal Fee Dispute

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Death Row Records, known these days as Tha Row Records, and owner Marion "Suge" Knight have settled a lawsuit filed last year by an L.A. law firm that claimed the rap label owed it more than $550,000 LOS ANGELES -- Death Row Records, kno ...

  26. Beats & Rhymes

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In her book "Inside A Thug's Heart," Angela Ardis reveals a softer side to Tupac Shakur. Read Rashaun Hall's column. In her book "Inside A Thug's Heart," Angela Ardis reveals a softer side to Tupac Shakur. Read R ...

  27. Beats & Rhymes

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In her book "Inside A Thug's Heart," Angela Ardis reveals a softer side to Tupac Shakur. Read Rashaun Hall's column. In her book "Inside A Thug's Heart," Angela Ardis reveals a softer side to Tupac Shakur. Read R ...

  28. Suge Knight Released From Prison

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has been released from a California prison after serving 10 months for violating his parole on a 1997 assault conviction. Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has been re ...

  29. CinemaNow Launches Film-Download Initiative

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online video-on-demand (VOD) service CinemaNow has launched a permanent download feature. The company is charging $14.99 for "download to own" movies such as "Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel." Online video-on-demand (VOD) service Cine ...

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