1. Big Pun's Mother May be a Bank Robber

    October 02, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Late rapper Christopher " Big Pun " Rios' mother may be a repeat bank robber. A 63-year-old woman named Gail Simpson who was arrested in Miami in September after robbing a Wells Fargo is believed to be Gail Tirado, according to  onl ...

  2. Jessie Ware Plays U.S. Debut In New York, Talks Meeting Katy Perry

    December 12, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Jessie Ware , a 28-year-old U.K. soul singer, may be popping up all over critics' year-end lists for 2012, but her debut U.S. gig at New York's The Box Monday night (Dec. 10) gave a glimpse into why the rest of America will be raving about ...

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  4. Fat Joe Talks 100-Pound Weight Loss: 'All My Big People Were Dying'

    November 15, 2011 8:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Fat Joe has slimmed down. The rapper, who says he once tipped the scales at 460 pounds, told CNN that he's lost 100 pounds and counting. "I think I weighed about 450, 460 at my heaviest," he said, explaining that his hip-hop success e ...

  5. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe as a digital EP becomes available via the iTunes Music Store. Proceeds from sales of the single benefit Mercy C 2006 - A cover of Joseph Arthur&# ...

  6. Remy Ma Gets Real, Preps Two New Albums

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bronx singer Remy Ma is putting the finishing touches on a reality show about her life and is in talks with a major cable network to premiere it before the end of the year. Bronx singer Remy Ma is putting the finishing touches on a reality show abou ...

  7. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe as a digital EP becomes available via the iTunes Music Store. Proceeds from sales of the single benefit Mercy C 2006 - A cover of Joseph Arthur&# ...

  8. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>The Japanese indie scene mourns former Super Junky Monkey lead vocalist Mutsumi Fukuhara (born Takahashi), after the singer apparently falls from the balcony of her apartment in Osaka. F 2005 - Merle Kilgore, a legendary fi ...

  9. Larger Than Life

    December 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Even though eight years have passed since the 1997 murder of the Notorious B.I.G. (aka Christopher Wallace), the hip-hop community's love for the rapper has never wavered. Even though eight years have passed since the 1997 murder of the Notorio ...

  10. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death, a mural is painted in the Bronx section of New York by graffiti artists Tats Crew. The mural replaces one painted the year 2001 - To commemorate the first ...

  11. J. Lo Gets 'Reel' On DVD/EP

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez is getting back to the business of making music. On Nov. 18, Epic will release "The Reel Me," an EP featuring the new song "Baby I Love U" and an accompanying DVD with 17 of the artist' Jennifer Lopez is getti ...

  12. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death, a mural is painted in the Bronx section of New York by graffiti artists Tats Crew. The mural replaces one painted the year 2001 - To commemorate the first ...

  13. Rapper Fat Joe Booked For Assault

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Fat Joe (real name: Joseph Cartagena) was booked yesterday afternoon (July 10) for assault after turning himself in to New York police. According to police, the rapper and members of his entour Rapper Fat Joe (real name: Joseph Cartagena) was ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Beatnuts, Celia Cruz, AOL

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Beatnuts, Celia Cruz, AOL, Sesame Street Hip-hop duo the Beatnuts have left Loud Records. According to a label source, the split was amicable. The New York-based group's last Loud album, "Take It or Squeeze It," debuted at No. ...

  15. The Beatnuts Keep Squeezin' It

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to the career-building concept of paying dues, the Beatnuts are well-versed. With eight years in the business and five albums ("Intoxicated Demons," "Street Level," "Stone Crazy," When it comes to the care ...

  16. The Beatnuts Keep Squeezin' It

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to the career-building concept of paying dues, the Beatnuts are well-versed. With eight years in the business and five albums ("Intoxicated Demons," "Street Level," "Stone Crazy," remix When it comes to th ...