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Courts are Allowing Rap Lyrics as Evidence in Criminal Trials

Notice to the rappers of the world: be careful of what you write about, as it could very well land you behind bars instead of penning them, even if the lyrics have no direct correlation to the alleged crime.

01/17/2014

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Chris Brown Goes Off On ‘Racist’ L.A. County District Attorney

Last night (Aug. 22) Brown took to Twitter to rant against the “racist a**” District Attorney who gave him an additional 1,000 hours of community service.

08/23/2013

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REWIND: Hip-Hop’s Trayvon Martin Tribute Songs

In this week’s episode of REWIND, we react to the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman verdict through tributes by Young Jeezy and Wyclef Jean.

07/19/2013

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Lil Twist Arrested, Released For DUI With Justin Bieber’s Car

Justin Bieber could be smarter about a lot of things — namely, this time, lending his cars to friends.

07/11/2013

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will.i.am Legally Battling Pharrell Over Use Of ‘i am’

It appears will.i.am’s quabble is with the eventual and probable use by Pharrell of the phrase “I Am” on branded clothing.

06/26/2013

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Tyler, The Creator Cops To Driving Justin Bieber’s Speeding Car

Odd Future leader and Bieber pal Tyler, the Creator admitted to driving the pop star’s car when it was spotted and subsequently tailed by former NFL star Johnson last Monday.

06/03/2013

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Rock The Bells Says Show Will Go On, Hopefully With The Blessing Of ODB’s Widow

Just days after Rock The Bells announced this year’s show would feature virtual performances from ODB and Eazy-E, Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s widow demanded she be consulted before the project could continue.

05/20/2013

Gucci Mane's mugshot, taken after his arrest for assault March 27, 2013 in Atlanta. (Photo by Fulton County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Gucci Mane Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Soldier With Champagne Bottle

Gucci Mane is denying accusations that he hit a soldier over the head with a champagne bottle at a nightclub earlier this year.

05/14/2013

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UPDATE: AraabMuzik Sends Message From Hospital Bed

The acclaimed producer and MPC virtuoso is in the hospital and expected to make a full recovery from the gunshot and robbery attempt.

05/04/2013

Diplo's "Express Yourself" video. (Courtesy of Mad Decent Records)

High School Students Suspended For Twerking, Diplo Weighs In

What started as a fun albeit suggestive dance video has resulted in more than two dozen San Diego high school students being suspended and banned from attending this year’s prom or commencement ceremonies (reports have […]

05/03/2013

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