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On this day fifteen years ago, Tupac Shakur was gunned down on the Las Vegas strip while riding in a car driven by Marion "Suge" Knight. The seeming culmination of a media hyped East Coast vs West Coast rivalry, the murder of 2Pac has been shrouded in mystery and conspiracy. No doubt one of t ... More >>
Guru (left) and heartless greed monger Solar (right). Photo by Barbara Mürdter
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The devil made him do it.
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Suge Knight files lawsuit against Kanye West
Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has filed a $135,000 lawsuit against Kanye West for a gunshot wound and a robbery of his diamond-stud earring that occurred at West’s pre-MTV Music Awards party back in August 2005. According to TMZ, Knight bel ... More >>
If his music is half as good as his acting, expect his album to be punishingly bad
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