Uncle Luke, the man whose booty shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke chimes in on K Dot's lyrical throwdown. The music recording industry needs to thank Compton, California, rapper Kendrick Lamar f ... More >>
Yo, VIP! Let's kick it! Remember when former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight (AKA Big Suge, Big Simon, Marion Knight Jr.) grabbed pioneering Caucasian pop-hopper and South Florida native Vanilla Ice (AKA Robert Van Winkle), then dangled his pasty ass from a 15th-floor balcony till he forked over ... More >>
At six feet, four inches and nearly 300 pounds, Suge Knight was once hip-hop's most respected feared label executive. The Death Row Records capo was often ruthless and his questionable business practices regularly involved physical violence. Rumors that he threatened to throw Vanilla Ice off a hot ... More >>
Ever since the dawn of digitization, the internet-surfing public has had every bit of media at its fingertips. And once Napster took the music world by storm, there has been a constantly raging debate about how to restructure the industry around digital music downloads. Some artists have simply acc ... More >>
Even though it's been 15 years since quintessential West Coast gangsta rapper and Death Row Records artist Tupac Shakur was tragically murdered, 'Pac still manages to release about an album a year. Of course, these compilations are mostly sloppy, unnecessary greatest hits packages. So ... Ar ... More >>
Nate Dogg is a bad motherfucker. And we mean forever, because that's how long his music's gonna live. However, Nate Dogg's human self, Nathaniel Hale, died today after struggling for the last two years with the aftereffects of multiple strokes, which left him halfway paralyzed and unable to breat ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via Jurvetson on FlickrKanye West refuses to take responsibilty for Suge Knight's 2005 Miami shooting.It's been five years since former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight was shot at the Shore Club, a crime that remains unsolved and that put a serious damper on the MTV VMAs' last year in M ... More >>
MTV.co.ukBack in January 2009, bankrupt hip-hop chieftain Marion "Suge" Knight filed a lawsuit against Kanye West, claiming the rapper should be financially responsible for an unsolved 2005 shooting at a South Beach Shore Club party West hosted that left Knight capped in the leg. Among Sug ... More >>
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