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Couple Charged With E-Money Bags’ Murder

A Queens, New York couple was charged with the 2001 murder of upcoming rapper Eric “E-Money Bags” Smith, who authorities say was murdered out of revenge for alleged drug kingpin Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff. Dennis “Divine” Crosby, 38, and Nicole Brown, 42, videotaped Smith’s movements from a nearby apartment for several days and allegedly planned the… Read more »

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Young Buck To Surrender

Los Angeles detectives are reportedly negotiating the surrender of G-Unit rapper Young Buck, wanted for allegedly stabbing a man at the Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, police said Thursday (Nov. 18). According to Lt. Frank Fabrega, detectives contacted Buck’s attorney in New York, Scott Leemon, who issued a press release stating that Buck, born David… Read more »

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Doug E. Fresh And Others Talk Hip-Hop Roots

Doug E. Fresh and a host of other pioneers, educators and journalists will explore the development of Hip-Hop at a symposium tonight (November 18th) titled hiphoproots: origins and impact. The rapper will be joined by other respected pioneers, journalists and educators to discuss Hip-Hop from its origins in the South Bronx, to it’s explosion across… Read more »

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Ja Rule’s Manager Arrested For Laundering Money

Rapper Ja Rule’s manager Ron “Gutta” Robinson of Murder Inc. was arrested and indicted on money laundering charges Wednesday (Nov. 17) as federal prosecutors continue an investigation into the record label’s possible involvement with drug dealers. Federal investigators allege that Robinson, 29, conspired with unknown suspects to filter over $1 million for five years. The… Read more »

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Young Buck Sought In Vibe Awards Stabbing

The Santa Monica Police Department seek to arrest G-Unit rapper Young Buck for the alleged stabbing of a Los Angeles man at the Vibe Awards, which were taped on Monday evening. After viewing the show footage, taped by several cameras, police charged that the 23-year-old rapper (real name Darnell Brown) stabbed 26-year-old Jimmy James Johnson… Read more »

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Krumbsnatcha Filing Civil Lawsuit Against Police

Rapper Krumbsnatcha of the Gang Starr Foundation was wounded in a hit and run following a dispute at a club outside his native Boston and is now filing a civil lawsuit against police present at the scene. According to Krumb, born Sharief Haqquani, the episode occurred in front of state troopers and the Leominster Police… Read more »

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VIBE Awards Marred By Violence

The 2nd Annual VIBE music awards were marred by violence according to sources at Santa Monica Municipal Airport in Los Angeles, a fracas that resulted in a temporary stoppage of the event. While the details are vague, Dr. Dre was slated to receive the Vibe Legend Award for his achievements and contributions to Hip-Hop over… Read more »

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Pras Snags Rights To Iceberg Slim’s ‘Pimp’

In addition to plotting a reunion with The Fugees, rapper Pras has snagged the rights to produce the story of legendary author Robert “Iceberg Slim” Beck. The film will be an adaptation of Iceberg Slim’s book “Pimp: The Story of My Life,” which was originally released in 1969. The movie was originally set to star… Read more »

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