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  • When Sugar Hill aided rap's climb

    When Sugar Hill aided rap's climb
    The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" was the first hip-hop single to break into the national Top 40 pop charts, although anyone listening to it now for the first time probably would have a hard time picking up on what made the 1979 recording such a rap...
  • Rage with a brand name: Compton

    YOU could say the often ugly, R-rated brand of hip-hop known as gangsta rap was jump-started by a prank. Dr. Dre, the brilliant record producer, and fellow N.W.A member Eazy-E were motoring through Torrance one afternoon in the late 1980s when Eazy...
  • Claw Money launches her 'Bombshell'

    Claw Money launches her 'Bombshell'
    The graffiti subculture has long been a boys club, but Claw Money has got the guys beat. The street artist is translating her signature tag — a three-taloned claw scrawled from Downtown L.A. to Milan to her native New York City — into a full...
  • THE DR.'S ALWAYS IN

    Last in a series of stories exploring the creative process of the executives and producers who find and nurture talent. "We go until it happens," rap producer Dr. Dre says about all the time he spends in the recording studio searching for hits, once as...
  • A shave, a cut and please roll up your sleeve

    A shave, a cut and please roll up your sleeve
    Movies have been made and treatises have been written on the role of barbershops in African American life. In the pre-Civil Rights era, they were one of the first businesses that black men, especially in the South, could own, and, outside of churches, one...
  • Slain rapper's family keeps pushing suit

    Despite numerous setbacks, the family of slain rapper Biggie Smalls continues to pursue a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles based on a theory that a rogue LAPD detective helped orchestrate the murder. Now, with a trial set for this...
  • His rep got a bad rap

    IN the opening chapter of Jerry Heller's new memoir "Ruthless," the most pilloried music executive in hip-hop history acknowledges his controversial reputation by beating his detractors to the punch. He quotes various disses aimed at him by a who's who of...
  • 4 Arrested Outside Ice Cube Concert on Sunset Strip

    4 Arrested Outside Ice Cube Concert on Sunset Strip
    WEST HOLLYWOOD -- Four people were arrested late Friday for being drunk and disorderly foroutside the House of Blues during a performance by gangsta rap pioneer Ice Cube, police said. The incident happened around 11 p.m. at the House of Blues on the...
  • Michael Jackson's will surfaces

    Michael Jackson's will surfaces
    The posthumous affairs of Michael Jackson boiled down to two things Tuesday: His memorial service will draw a huge crowd and the settling of his estate will be complicated. Beyond that was a storm of rumor, supposition and educated guess interrupted by...
  • Actor Morris Chestnut lists Hidden Hills estate at $4,495,000

    Actor Morris Chestnut lists Hidden Hills estate at $4,495,000
    Actor Morris Chestnut has listed his tennis estate in Hidden Hills at $4,495,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom remodeled Mediterranean sits on 2.4 acres with tennis and sports courts, a swimming pool, a...
  • Hollywood A-Z: Ice Cube

    Hollywood A-Z: Ice Cube
  • 'The Longshots': Cliched script blocks inspiration

    Musicians in need of a metronome could pick up a steady beat from " The Longshots," a thoroughly conventional sports-underdog movie based on the real-life first female quarterback in the Pop Warner junior football league. The film ticks steadily through...