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  • LAPD renews search for rapper's killer

    Nine years after the slaying of rap star Biggie Smalls, LAPD Chief William J. Bratton has launched a task force of senior homicide detectives to hunt down the killer, a rare show of force for a cold-case murder with no new evidence. The beefed-up Los...
  • Notorious B.I.G.'s family files lawsuit alleging conspiracy

    The family of slain rap star Notorious B.I.G. has filed a lawsuit alleging that Los Angeles police officers closely connected to the Rampart corruption scandal were involved in his 1997 killing. The suit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on...
  • Dreams of playing a really B.I.G. role

    NEW YORK CITY -- When it comes to playing Biggie on the big screen, size matters. Take it from De'Andre Neal, a 6-foot-3, 315-pound bouncer with fingers as thick as Twix bars. The Brooklyn native was one of more than 100 hopefuls who turned out for an...
  • In Macon, music softens a racial divide

    In Macon, music softens a racial divide
    The three deejays spun R&B and hip-hop, with a focus on oldies, party anthems and black artists gone mainstream -- Michael Jackson, OutKast, Gnarls Barkley. These were carefully chosen common denominators, songs that black and white club-goers might...
  • 'Soloist' presents newspaperman as -- gasp! -- film hero

    'Soloist' presents newspaperman as -- gasp! -- film hero
    WHEN my wife asked me why I'd been out past midnight the other night on skid row, I told her, "I needed to raise my spirits." The news has been bleak in the newspaper business lately, and my newspaper was no exception. In the last week we ran a lengthy...
  • Famed 'Death Row Records' Auctions Off Hip-Hop History

    FULLERTON -- Famous Los Angeles-based hop-hop record label 'Death Row' auctioned off all of its tangible personal property in Los Angeles Sunday, in accordance a U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruling. Numerous piece of hip-hop history -- including the actual...
  • The Game rolls out 'LAX' at Santa Monica listening party

    The Game rolls out 'LAX' at Santa Monica listening party
    For all its booze-soaked bonhomie and head-nodding musical surprises, a "listening party" for "LAX," the new album from the multi-platinum-selling Compton gangsta rapper the Game, on Monday night proved to be the rarest kind of orchestrated media event....
  • Movie review: Notorious -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Rap earns its first top-drawer bio film with Notorious, a revealing, moving and entertaining peek at the 24 years that Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B.I.G., spent on this Earth. George Tillman Jr.'s film may follow the well-worn path of many a musical...
  • Hollywood A-Z: Tupac Shakur

    Hollywood A-Z: Tupac Shakur
  • Coming Monday: Deconstructing the rap war

    Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer Chuck Philips deconstructs the 1994 ambush of Tupac Shakur at the Quad Recording Studio in New York - the first shot of a lethal, bi-coastal feud that culminated in the killings of Shakur and rap's other leading star,...
  • Newsday: Sean 'Diddy' Combs denies link to Tupac Shakur shooting

  • Obama gets his own cognac

     
    by Frank James Hennessy Cognac as a brand was revived by African-American rap stars who sang its praises in songs like Tupac Shakur's "Hennessey." A sample: "They wanna know who's my role model, It's in the brown bottle. You......