‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dies at age 59September 29, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta's Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said.
Syl Johnson, Chicago soul and blues artist, dies at 85February 6, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Syl Johnson, a Chicago soul singer and blues artist whose work was sampled by top hip-hop artists, has died at age 85, his family said Sunday.
"A fiery, fierce, fighter, always standing for the pursuit of justice as it related to his music and sound, he will truly be missed by all who crossed his path.
English cricketer sorry for appearing in blackface at partyNovember 19, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — English cricketer Alex Hales apologized on Friday after the publication of a photo showing him in blackface portraying Tupac Shakur at a party in 2009.
The apology comes amid an ongoing crisis in English cricket sparked by whistleblower Azeem Rafiq's revelations about the racism he suffered while playing at Yorkshire.
Tupac Shakur’s life, legacy to be subject of massive exhibitNovember 2, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tupac Shakur’s handwritten lyrics from classic songs such as “California Love” and “Dear Mama” along with galleries that pay homage to his upbringing and late mother are among the features in a massive touring museum exhibit.
Rap at auction: Biggie’s crown and Tupac Shakur lettersAugust 25, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rivals in life, the rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur are being united for an auction at Sotheby’s, the first-ever dedicated hip-hop auction at a major international auction house...
No joke: Tupac Shakur needs unemployment benefitsApril 28, 2020 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s no joke — Tupac Shakur lives in Kentucky and needs unemployment benefits to pay his bills...
Ousted Iowa director to file whistleblower case, lawyer saysJuly 31, 2019 GMT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The ousted Iowa Department of Human Services director will pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit, alleging he was let go after objecting to a pay arrangement for the governor's deputy chief of staff, his lawyer said Wednesday...
Emails show Iowa official’s Tupac fixation before his ousterJuly 16, 2019 GMT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The director of Iowa's social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it...
Auction of Madonna’s panties, love letter from Tupac haltedJuly 19, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — An impending auction of pop star Madonna's personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of previously worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair, was halted by a judge on Tuesday...
Kendall and Kylie Jenner sued over Tupac Shakur T-shirtsJuly 8, 2017 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A commercial photographer has sued Kendall and Kylie Jenner over the use of two of his images of late rapper Tupac Shakur that were used on T-shirts the sisters briefly sold for $125 apiece...
Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringementJune 24, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper...
Tupac Shakur: The basicsMarch 7, 2017 GMT
Comedian Ricky Harris from “Everybody Hates Chris” diesDecember 27, 2016 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian and actor Ricky Harris, who had a recurring role in Chris Rock's "Everybody Hates Chris" sitcom and voiced several characters that appeared in Hip Hop albums, died Monday...