More On: death penalty. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. , was initially given a death date of March 9, 2006. DEATH ROW RECORDS SOUTH Death Row Records was a record label that was founded in 1991 by Dr Dre and Suge Knight, and was once home to some of West coast hip hop's most well-known Rappers, including 2pac, Dr.Dre, Snoop Dog, and Tha Dogg Pound.Death Row Records went bankrupt after a big lawsuit against Suge Knight. Death Row's founder, Suge Knight, claimed he was owed a staggering $144 MILLION. "Earlier this year, the radio "shock jock" Don Imus sparked a media storm by referring to black members of the Rutgers ladies basketball team as "nappy headed hos", a derogatory term for unkempt prostitutes.
AP. Not one rap album made the American top 10 sellers of the year - a list headed by the saccharine tunes of the soundtrack to Disney's made-for-television High School Musical.
"The rap artist Nas bemoans the decline on his new album Hip Hop Is Dead, complaining that everyone sounds the same and that they have forgotten their roots.This year rap and hip-hop sales are down 33 per cent, double the decline of the CD album market overall, which is under pressure from music download sites such as iTunes, where fans can buy individual songs. or redistributed. Melly, who previously collaborated with Kanye West on the song "Mixed Personalities," has been in jail since he appeared in court in February, when a judge ordered he be held without bond.CALIFORNIA RAPPER SHOT DEAD BY COPS AT TACO BELL WAS SLEEPING, FAMILY SAYSPolice: Florida rapper YNW Melly shot and killed two rising artists in October and attempted to cover up the slayings by making them appear to be the result of a drive-by shooting.Prosecutors believe they can present evidence that the “Murder on My Mind” emcee shot and killed Thomas Jr. and Williams for financial gain, the gossip site reported, and that the murder was calculated and premeditated.Before he was placed in handcuffs, Melly posted on his Instagram he was turning himself in to police and thanked his fans for their support.FLORIDA RAPPER YNW MELLY SHOOTS, KILLS HIS 2 RISING RAP SRAT 'BEST FRIENDS,' COPS SAYMelly also posted his own tribute in October, tweeting: “They Took My Brothers From Me Over Jealousy I know y’all watching over me…and after, they wanna see me break down and stop or in jail or a box...”'O.C.' Hip-hop is dead. "For many, though, this capitulation to mainstream taste is another sign that rap is dying. State officials also believe Melly is a known criminal gang member, TMZ said. !’This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Liverpool transfer dealings not over yet as Jurgen Klopp eyes Wolves striker Diogo Jota All rights reserved. He faces charges of murder and accessory after the fact to the first-degree felony that left the two victims with gunshot wounds to the head, torso and back.“To all my fans and supporters no I did not get locked up in Washington , but I am turning myself in today I want you guys to know I love you and appreciate every single one of y’all,” the rapper wrote in his Wednesday post. If I ask you to paint a picture of the American flag and not use the colour red, you're going to have a difficult time. There's only so much bling the public can take. Chris Bosh: The Spurs aren't dirty but the AT&T Center is a 'bug Snoop Dogg, once famed for his ghetto lyrics, is now helping to advertise Pony trainers while 50 Cent is pushing grape-flavoured vitamin water, a far cry from the kind of hard liquor usually associated with the hip-hopsters.No one embodies the decline of rap like Marion "Suge" Knight, the man who created Death Row Records and became known as the John Gotti of hip-hop. "In 2006, rap sold 59.1 million albums, down 21 per cent from 2005. Meeting of military minds is the first shot in AI arms race "Since rap's apotheosis five years ago, when Eminem's album The Eminem Show topped the American charts with 7.6 million sales, no rapper has come close to emulating his success.Confronted with haemorrhaging sales, the most assertive popular music movement since the Sex Pistols has lost its swagger and is suffering a crisis of confidence.Kevin Powell, a historian of the genre, said: "Hip-hop culture has been assassinated by the hip-hop industry's desire to make money by any means necessary. Long live hip-hop.