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Lil Wayne opens up about health scare

The rapper says he is "100%" now, but he also reveals some "bad news." Lil Wayne gets help from 2 Chainz, Drake, Big Sean and Nicki Minaj on his new album.


Manhunt underway for suspects in fatal Las Vegas strip shooting

A multi-state manhunt was under way on Friday for the men who shot dead an aspiring rapper as he drove on the Las Vegas Strip in a Maserati, touching off a fiery crash that killed a cab driver and his passenger.


Notorious BIG autopsy report released after 15 years - check out 9 facts

The autopsy report issued about the 1997 mysterious killing of Notorious B.I.G., whose real name is Christopher Wallace, has been released and reveals that the famed East Coast rapper was shot four times and that one of them was fatal.


Rapper LL Cool J nabs intruder at Los Angeles home

LL Cool J

LL Cool J plays a special agent on TV's "NCIS: Los Angeles" and now he's caught an actual bad guy. Los Angeles police say the rapper grabbed and held a burglary suspect at his Studio City home Wednesday morning.


Will profane rap song help candidate?

Jay-Z and Kanye West

Jay-Z and Kanye West's recent hit "Niggas in Paris" is about them. They rap about being so phenomenally rich, about how they "ball so hard," buy Rolexes and cars, pop gold bottles with models in Paris nightclubs, that the rest of us slobs couldn't fathom their lives.


Haunting hologram brings Tupac back to life

Tupac Shakur

Rapper Tupac Shakur, who was shot to death 16 years ago at the age of 25, was resurrected on stage Sunday for an eerie posthumous performance with former creative collaborator and hip-hop icon, Snoop Dogg.


Rap video gone wrong: Man fatally shot, run over

A man was shot and killed then accidentally run over Thursday night during the filming of an amateur rap video, according to Philadelphia police.


Long Flight Killed Rapper Heavy D

A pulmonary embolism brought on by a long flight killed rapper Heavy D, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office released Tuesday. Heavy D (real name: Dwight Arrington Myers) collapsed and died suddenly outside his Beverly Hills home on Nov.


Rapper Slim Dunkin Shot Dead at Music Studio

U.S. rapper Slim Dunkin was Friday shot and killed at an Atlanta music studio, WSB-TV reported, citing both police and the performer's attorney. Atlanta Police Department spokesman Maj. Keith Meadows said Dunkin, whose real name was Mario Hamilton, was shot and killed outside a music studio in the 1000 block of Memorial Drive on Friday night. He was at the studio to shoot a music video.


TSA agent lets rapper keep pot found in bag

Freddie Gibbs TSA Pot Note

A Transportation Security Administration inspector found marijuana in the checked luggage of rapper Freddie Gibbs this week, but rather than confiscate it the screener left a mildly chiding note, the musician told the world via Twitter. "C'mon Son," the screener wrote on the TSA "Notice of Baggage Inspection" on Wednesday, when the rapper flew to Denver to perform.


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