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on Lawyer's Use of AI
Oct 17, 2023 10:25 AM CDT
Fugees Rapper Blames Conviction on Lawyer's Use of AI
Prakazrel 'Pras' Michel says David Kenner hid personal stake in 'experimental' AI program
- Prakazrel "Pras" Michel wants his April corruption conviction thrown out, partly because his high-profile defense attorney allegedly relied on artificial intelligence to deliver his final arguments. Accused of conspiring with Malaysian businessman Jho Low to funnel money to political campaigns through straw donors and attempting to influence the Trump...
Vegas Rapper Detailed
Murder in Song, Is Charged
Sep 11, 2023 2:06 PM CDT
Vegas Rapper Detailed Murder in Song, Is Charged
Kenjuan McDaniel being held over 2021 slaying
- Police in Las Vegas say a local rapper made their murder investigation easier by essentially confessing to the crime in one of his songs, reports the
. Kenjuan McDaniel, 25, has been charged with murder in the 2021 shooting of 32-year-old Randall Wallace, says the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police...
A 'Magical Art Form' Turns 50
Aug 11, 2023 9:16 AM CDT
A 'Magical Art Form' Turns 50
On Aug. 11, 1973, 18-year-old DJ Kool Herc put hip-hop music on the map
- It was born in the break, all those decades ago—that moment when a song's vocals dropped, instruments quieted down, and the beat took the stage. It was then that hip-hop came into the world, taking the moment and reinventing it. The music was something new, coming out of...
Rapper Who Shot Megan Thee
Stallion Reacts to Sentence
Aug 11, 2023 7:55 AM CDT
Rapper Who Shot Megan Thee Stallion Reacts to Sentence
'I refuse to apologize for something that I did not do,' Tory Lanez defiantly wrote on Instagram
- Daystar Peterson has a lot to say about his 10-year prison sentence handed down Tuesday in the 2020 shooting of fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and none of it seems especially repentant. "I refuse to apologize for something that I did not do," Peterson, aka Tory Lanez, wrote...
Tory Lanez Gets 10 Years in
Megan Thee Stallion Shooting
Aug 8, 2023 6:49 PM CDT
Tory Lanez Gets 10 Years in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting
Shooting left fellow rapper with bullet fragments in her feet
- Canadian rapper Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for three felonies connected to the 2020 shooting of fellow hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. Prosecutors had sought a 13-year sentence while lawyers for the 31-year-old Lanez had sought probation, arguing in a memo last week that "...
Lizzo Does an
Jul 24, 2023 11:00 AM CDT
Lizzo Does an Aussie 'Shoey'
Under duress from the crowd, star takes a modified shot out of her shoe
- Lizzo took her tour Down Under, and Down Under did its best to take her down under—vis a vis a very Aussie, very strange drinking stunt. As Yahoo News reports, the rapper was performing at the Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday night when fans shanghaied her into doing a...
Rapper Big Pokey
Jun 20, 2023 11:57 AM CDT
Rapper Big Pokey Fatally Collapses Onstage
Houston's Milton Powell was 45
- Big Pokey, a rapper credited with advancing the Houston scene, collapsed on stage while performing Saturday at a bar in Beaumont, Texas, and died the next day. The rapper, born Milton Powell, was 45, CNN reports. "It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing...
27 Years After His Death,
a Star Gets His Star
Jun 1, 2023 11:36 AM CDT
27 Years After His Death, a Star Gets His Star
Rapper Tupac Shakur to receive 2,758th star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday
- The 2,758th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will go to Tupac Shakur. The late rapper, who died of injuries suffered in a drive-by shooting in 1996 at the age of 25, will be honored with a posthumous star during a ceremony set for Wednesday,
Rapper MoneySign Suede
Killed in California Prison
Apr 27, 2023 8:52 AM CDT
Rapper MoneySign Suede Killed in California Prison
Lawyer says 22-year-old was stabbed in the neck
- Rapper MoneySign Suede has died after he was stabbed in a shower at a California prison, authorities and his attorney said. The 22-year-old rapper from Huntington Park, whose real name was Jaime Brugada Valdez, was found in the shower area of the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad shortly before 10pm...
in Slaying of
Apr 6, 2023 6:15 PM CDT
3 Receive Life Terms in Slaying of XXXTentacion
Florida rapper was gunned down in 2018
- A Florida judge gave the three men convicted of killing rapper XXXTentacion life sentences on Thursday. Prosecutors had not sought the death penalty, so life in prison was the only option available to Broward County Circuit Judge Michael Usan, the AP reports. The defendants displayed little emotion when the sentences...
Home They Raided
Mar 24, 2023 11:41 AM CDT
Cops Sue Rapper Whose Home They Raided
Afroman put their images on merchandise
- Rap artist Afroman says he was furious after police officers raided his Ohio home last August with guns drawn , finding no evidence of the kidnapping and drug trafficking they'd alleged in a search warrant. No charges were ever filed against Afroman, known for the 2000 hit "Because I...
Rapper Who Ratted Out
Gang Members Is Attacked
Mar 22, 2023 7:36 AM CDT
Rapper Who Ratted Out Gang Members Is Attacked
Tekashi 6ix9ine beaten by several men inside Florida gym, says lawyer, who urges protection
- The rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was rushed to a hospital Tuesday after he was beaten by a group of men inside a South Florida gym. The 26-year-old was inside a sauna at an LA Fitness when several men attacked him without warning, his lawyer Lance Lazzaro tells TMZ , which has footage...
At Rap Concert,
'Tragedy of Epic
Mar 6, 2023 11:09 PM CST
At Rap Concert, 'Tragedy of Epic Proportions'
2 dead, 8 hurt after stampede at GloRilla event in Rochester, New York
- A second person has died after the tragic crowd surge at a Rochester, New York, rap concert Sunday night. She was one of two women previously reported to have been in critical condition following the incident, CNN reports.
Cops Reveal Cause of Death
for Michigan Rappers, Friend
Feb 8, 2023 7:27 AM CST
Cops Reveal Cause of Death for Michigan Rappers, Friend
3 men, whose bodies were found Thursday in Highland Park, were shot to death, police say
- The autopsies are in. Three men who vanished before two of them were set to perform a hip-hop set at a Detroit club last month were shot to death, each with multiple gunshot wounds, reports ClickOnDetroit.com . The frozen bodies of rappers Armani Kelly, 27, and Dante Wicker, 31, along...
At Young Thug Trial,
Jan 20, 2023 9:57 AM CST
At Young Thug Trial, a 'Hand-to-Hand Drug Transaction'
Prosecutors claim rapper was handed a Percocet by co-defendant right in court
- The judge overseeing Young Thug's racketeering and conspiracy trial in Georgia claimed last week that someone hid marijuana in shoes brought to court for one of the 14 co-defendants, per the
. It was apparently the start of a trend. On Tuesday, the mother of defendant and rapper...
Is Apparently OK
Jan 5, 2023 7:50 AM CST
Theophilus London Is Apparently OK
Man who says he's Theophilus London cousin says the LA rapper was found after vanishing for months
- Theophilus London, the Los Angeles rapper whose family reported him missing last month, has apparently been located and is OK, reports the
Los Angeles Times
. "We have found Theo," Mikhail Noel, who identifies himself as London's cousin, wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. "He is safe and...
Azealia Banks Says She's
Never Going Back to Australia
Dec 14, 2022 1:33 PM CST
Azealia Banks Says She's Never Going Back to Australia
'This place makes me utterly miserable,' rapper says
- American rapper Azealia Banks has declared that her tour of Australia is a "farewell tour"—and the farewell is definitely not a fond one. After a concert in Brisbane was called off Tuesday hours before Banks was due to perform, she said this will be her "very...
Arrest Made in Rapper's Death
Dec 2, 2022 4:45 PM CST
Arrest Made in Rapper's Death
Police say rapper was an innocent bystander in dispute outside Houston bowling alley
- Police have arrested a 33-year-old man in the fatal shooting of rapper Takeoff, who was killed last month outside a bowling alley in Houston. Houston police announced Friday that Patrick Xavier Clark has been charged with murder in connection with Takeoff's death. Police Chief Troy Finner said Clark was...
to Get Big Send-Off
Nov 8, 2022 12:50 PM CST
Rapper Takeoff to Get Big Send-Off
Funeral will be held Friday at Atlanta's State Farm Arena
- Takeoff will get quite the sendoff. A funeral for the rapper, who was shot dead at a Houston bowling alley a week ago, will be held Friday at Atlanta's State Farm Arena, home to the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, which can hold some 20,000 people, TMZ reports. Kirshnik...
Takeoff of Rap Trio Migos
Shot Dead at Houston Party
Nov 1, 2022 9:05 AM CDT
Takeoff of Rap Trio Migos Shot Dead at Houston Party
Migos member Takeoff, 28, was reportedly gunned down Tuesday at a Houston bowling alley
- Initial reports of a man fatally gunned down at a Texas party early Tuesday didn't offer many details, including the identity of the deceased, whom they simply described as a Black man in his 20s. Now, TMZ (reader discretion advised: link contains graphic photos) confirms with law enforcement...
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