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  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Will Lil Wayne's Stardom Survive Lockup? Look To 10 Other Jailed Rappers

    RJ Shaughnessy‚ÄčLil Wayne, perhaps the most commercially successful and critically-lauded rapper of the past few years, was recently granted a reprieve from his date with destiny. Due to be sentenced on February 9th after pleading guilty to gun possession, the proceedings have been delayed until Ma ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2002

    California Loved

    Roger Troutman and his family brought funk to West Coast hip hop and influenced everyone from Ice Cube to Tupac Shakur. Then his older brother put four bullets in him.

  • Music

    January 13, 1999

    Beats, Rhymes, and Laughs

    A failed record deal hasn't dampened the Mountain Brothers' sense of humor

  • Music

    September 23, 1998


    Q: What do Tori Amos, Nick Cave, and Lyricist Lounge have in common? A: Nothing.

  • Music

    November 13, 1996
  • News

    April 5, 1995

    What's Killing Hip Hop?

    From the Western Addition to the East Bay, police and wary club owners have all but banished hip hop. Have the cops overreacted? Are the clubs at fault? Or have a few well-armed fans hijacked the positive vibe of the hip-hop nation?

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