The Notorious B.I.G.

  1. Backbeat: Jay-Z Wows A Sold Out Barclays Center On Opening Night

    September 29, 2012 10:17 AM EDT The Barclays Center looms over Brooklyn. (Photo: Steven J. Horowitz) Jay-Z doesn't just put on shows -- he stages events. After invading Philadelphia last month for his first annual "Made in America" festival, Hov returned to his na ...

  2. James Rosemond Admits to Tupac Shakur 1994 Shooting Involvement: Report

    June 26, 2012 7:45 AM EDT The mystery of the shooting that launched a coast-to-coast hip-hop feud may finally be over. James Rosemond, also known as "Jimmy Henchman," has reportedly admitted his involvement in a 1994 assault on Tupac Shakur that left the rapper s ...

  3. Notorious B.I.G. Murder: Man Connected To Crime Comes Forward, Report

    July 06, 2011 8:35 AM EDT Just weeks after a New York based inmate allegedly confessed to robbing and shooting 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 involvemen ...

  4. Sean 'Diddy' Combs to Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 25, 2011 9:28 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs will receive ASCAP's Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 24th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only ceremony will take place Friday, June 24, at the Beverly Hilton ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Faith Evans Pleads No Contest To Reckless Driving

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Authorities say Faith Evans has pleaded no contest to reckless driving after being arrested in August for investigation of drunken driving. Los Angeles city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan says the Grammy-winning singer entered the plea Monday a ...

  7. Faith Evans Arrested On Drunken Driving Charge

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Faith Evans has been arrested after being stopped at a drunken driving checkpoint in the Los Angeles area. Officer Cleon Joseph of the LAPD says the 37-year-old Evans was arrested Saturday (Aug. 21) night near Marina del Rey on suspicion of misdem ...

  8. Swift Makes It Lucky Seven Atop Billboard 200

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a seventh week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since Usher's "Confessions" spent nine at the top in 2004. "Fearless" so ...

  9. Lil Kim Not Happy With Biggie Biopic

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lil Kim was a big part of the Notorious B.I.G.'s life, but she's not happy about the way she's portrayed in the new biopic about the late rapper. The Notorious B.I.G. was Lil Kim's mentor and was also romantically linked to the ...

  10. Target To Sell Special Edition of 'Notorious' Soundtrack

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Target will sell a special edition of the soundtrack of the upcoming Christopher Wallace biopic, "Notorious." The double disc set "Notorious: Music From And Inspired by the Original Motion Picture" (Bad Boy Records) will includ ...

  11. New Jay-Z Song Leaks, Old Videos Go Mobile

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z fans have both new and old music to enjoy this week. "Brooklyn (Go Hard)," the rapper's collaboration with Santogold from the "Notorious" soundtrack, leaked online yesterday (Dec. 1), while nine vintage Jay-Z videos ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Pitts Named Zomba's Prez Of Urban

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mark Pitts has been named president of urban music for Zomba Label Group (ZLG). Pitts reports to Barry Weiss, president and CEO of ZLG, and is based in New York. Most previously, Pitts served as senior VP of ZLG, joining the label in 2004 from Ari ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Judge Halts Notorious B.I.G. Album Sales

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST A judge halted sales of Notorious B.I.G.'s breakthrough 1994 album "Ready to Die" after a jury decided the title song used part of an Ohio Players tune without permission. A judge halted sales of Notorious B.I.G.'s breakthrough ...

  17. Blige's 'Breakthrough' Bows At No. 1

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Moves 727,000 copies in the U.S. Despite slow overall sales throughout the holiday season, the week leading up to Christmas saw a retail burst led by a trio of R&B/hip-hop artists that shifted more than 1.75 million copies to lead The Billboar ...

  18. '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 ...

  19. Judgment Against 'P. Diddy' Overturned

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A civil judgment ordering rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs to pay $450,000 to a man who claimed he was beaten by bodyguards has been overturned by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. A civil judgment ordering rapper Sean "P. Diddy" ...

  20. B.I.G.'s 'Ready To Die' Gets Expanded

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bad Boy will on July 13 release an expanded, remastered edition of "Ready To Die," the landmark debut album from late rapper Notorious B.I.G. Bad Boy will on July 13 release an expanded, remastered edition of "Ready To Die," th ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Beats & Rhymes

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 10th anniversary of Nas' "Illmatic" brings back memories of such influential '94 rap acts as Fugees, OutKast and the Notorious B.I.G. Read Rashaun Hall's column. The 10th anniversary of Nas' "Illmatic" b ...