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Rick Ross Samples Biggie on New ‘Mastermind’ Track

On one track, which Ross did not reveal the title of at a recent listening party, he uses the instrumental from Biggie’s “You’re Nobody (Until Somebody Kills You).”

10/31/2013

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Notorious B.I.G. Called Too Fat and Misogynistic for His Own Street in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn community meeting this week found that committee members strongly objecting to a recent petition to rename the corner of St. James Place and Fulton Place to Christopher Wallace Way, in honor of Notorious B.I.G.

10/18/2013

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How Hip-Hop Revolutionized Murder Ballads

This feature is part of Radio.com’s week-long series on murder ballads. Inspired by recent hits, Radio.com is looking at the poem-cum-song’s evolutions in country music, its uses as a tool to raise social consciousness around race […]

06/04/2013

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Tupac Biopic Will Focus on Rapper’s ‘Last Few Days’

The Tupac biopic that was announced in 2010, and has since dropped off the radar, is still in the works. Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), who has signed on for the project, recently breathed new life […]

03/13/2013

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N.O.R.E.’s Notorious B.I.G. Confession: “I Was One Of Those Calls”

Each year, when March 9 rolls around, hip-hop fans mourn the loss of Notorious B.I.G. But his fans aren’t alone. N.O.R.E. (who recently changed his name to P.A.P.I.) revealed the secret Biggie told him before […]

03/10/2013

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What Message Is The Game’s ‘Gang Sign Tutorial’ Sending?

The Game makes no bones about his gang affiliations. The cover of his latest CD, Jesus Piece, features an image of his deceased brother, a Crip gang member who was shot to death in 1995. […]

02/27/2013

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Rewind: The Game Reveals Mystery Messiah, And Other Headlines You Missed

This week in Rewind, The Game revealed the mystery holy man on his ‘Jesus Piece’ cover; the plot to kill Justin Bieber was foiled; the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame found a friend in rap rebels; and the LAPD speaks up after Notorious B.I.G.’s autopsy leak.

12/14/2012

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Notorious B.I.G.’s Family Receives Apology For Surprise Autopsy Report

The release of the Notorious B.I.G.’s autopsy report came as a surprise to the deceased rapper’s family. The police have reached out to the family.

12/09/2012

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Pusha T’s Producer Recalls Making Of Lil Wayne Diss Track

Pusha T’s lyrical assault “Exodus 23:1” has stirred the pot. It’s certainly gotten the attention of Lil Wayne, who returned serve with the sneering “Ghoulish” as well as Toronto rap heartthrob Drake. But according to the track’s producer Rico Beats, he had little idea that the song was going to be directed at the Young Money crew.

05/31/2012

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Former L.A.P.D. Detective Identifies Man He Believes Killed NOTORIOUS B.I.G.!

[photogallerylink id=49964 align=left] Former L.A.P.D. detective Greg Kading was assigned to Biggie’s case between 2006 and 2009, believes Wardell “Poochie” Fouse as the late rapper’s murderer, claiming he was paid $13,000 for the hit. 15 […]

03/09/2012

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