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Suge Knight Caught Running Over Men by Security Video; Warning Graphic

Marion “Suge” Knight, the troubled hip-hop impresario, is shown in a newly released security video running over two men in his truck, which led to murder charges. The video provides a clear view of what went down, although it’s being interpreted differently. Knight’s defense attorney claims the video exonerates Knight, who was in fear for his life at the time of the incident and was attempting to flee the scene. Prosecutors believe the video shows Knight willfully ran over the men in a wanton act of murder....

Straight Outta Compton: Film Tied to Alleged Murder Debuts New Trailer

“Straight Outta Compton,” the film that documents the rise of “gangsta” rap, makes its debut in a new redband trailer, only days after a clash on the movie’s set that left one man dead, another injured and rap mogul “Suge” Knight facing murder charges. The biopic, directed by F. Gary Gray, depicts the rise and fall N.W.A, whose members included Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella. The films stars Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Aldis Hodge (MC Ren) and Neil Brown, Jr. (DJ Yella)....

Rock Hall of Fame Bypasses Hip Hop Artists for Second Year in a Row

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be without hip hop artists for the second year in a row, even though the mid-1980s into the 1990s spawned some of the greatest rap and hip hop artists in the genre’s history. Indeed, many music critics call that time period the Golden Age of hip hop. So far, four hip-hop groups have been inducted beginning with Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five in 2007. They were followed by Run–D.M.C. in 2009, white rap group The Beastie Boys in 2012 and Public Enemy in 2013....
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Striking Tupac Hologram Debuts at Coachella (watch)

Hip Hop took over the Coachella Music Festival and may have even opened the door to the future with a startlingly realistic performance by a hologram of Tupac Shakur. The rapper was gunned down in an unsolved murder in 1996. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg hit the main stage with the Tupac hologram. 50 Cent, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa and Kendrick Lamar also performed...