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Hip Hop

Rapper and TV reality star Benzino was shot at his mother's funeral Saturday. (credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images Entertainment)

Rapper, Reality TV Star Shot During His Mother’s Funeral

The 48-year-old rapper — who is also a media executive and record producer — was hit in the arm.

03/29/2014

Hip hop pioneer DJ Grandmaster Flash will be among several inductees to Hollywood's RockWalk museum. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Guitar Center Inducts DJ Legends Into Hollywood ‘RockWalk’

One of Hollywood’s most famous rock-and-roll landmarks is going hip hop — at least for one day.

03/06/2014

Lady Gaga (front) and R. Kelly (rear) bring the house down at the American Music Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment)

Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Win Big At American Music Awards

It was a very good night for the country princess and the current prince of pop/rock — Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake continued their winning ways at Sunday’s “American Music Awards.”

11/24/2013

Seen On TV Guest 6.30.2013

Former Members Of ‘The Sugarhill Gang’ Release DVD

Wonder Mike and Master Gee formerly of “The Sugarhill Gang” appeared on KCAL9 News on Sunday morning to discuss their new DVD titled, “I Want My Name Back.”

06/30/2013

Rapper Chris Kelly of the 90s hip-hop duo, "Kris Kross" died on May 1, 2013 from a reported drug overdose. He was 34. (credit: CBS)

Chris Kelly, Half Of 90s Rap Duo Kris Kross, Dies At 34

Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic “Jump,” has died, according to authorities. He was 34.

05/01/2013

A station vehicle for 93. 5 KDAY at the Auto Club Speedway in March. (courtesy Facebook)

Hip-Hop Pioneer KDAY May Go Mandarin Amid Sale Rumors

A Southland radio station best known for playing West Coast hip-hop and R&B music in its heyday during the mid-1990s will likely be sold, according to reports Thursday.

04/11/2013

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Best Places To Discover New Music In OC

There is no doubt that a remarkable collection of musicians and bands with O.C. roots have sprung to stardom. Here are five attractive Orange County venues worth visiting if you’re into discovering sounds from musicians who never knew you’d love. These are the best places to discover new tunes in Orange County.

CBS Los Angeles–02/15/2013

Actress Mary J. Blige attends the premiere of 'Betty & Coretta' to celebrate with Lifetime and cast at Tribeca Cinemas on January 28, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Lifetime)

Mary J. Blige Honored By Vibe At Pre-Grammy Party

Babyface called her an icon; Diddy said she was like a sister; and Anita Baker credited her for helping secure her latest Grammy nomination.

02/09/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Is There Room For Feelings In Hip-Hop?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Emotions in hip-hop aren’t exactly new. Tupac’s “Dear Mama” was one of […]

01/29/2013

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs In Beverly Hills Car Crash

Sean “Diddy” Combs was a passenger in an SUV that was hit by another car in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel on Wednesday, but the hip-hop and fashion mogul was not taken to a hospital.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/24/2012

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Grammy Museum Puts Spotlight On Hip Hop Music, Culture

A new exhibit opened at the Grammy Museum as part of Grammy Week festivities, putting the spotlight on the culture and lifestyle inspired by hip hop music.

02/09/2011