Hip Hop

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Hip-Hop Mogul Russell Simmons Promotes Peace At Dorsey HighHundreds of high school students in Inglewood have joined hip hop pioneer Russell Simmons in pledging to promote peace and reduce violence in their lives and communities.
Rapper, Reality TV Star Shot During His Mother's FuneralThe 48-year-old rapper -- who is also a media executive and record producer -- was hit in the arm.
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.
Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Win Big At American Music AwardsIt 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."
Former Members Of 'The Sugarhill Gang' Release DVDWonder 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.”
Chris Kelly, Half Of 90s Rap Duo Kris Kross, Dies At 34Chris 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.
Hip-Hop Pioneer KDAY May Go Mandarin Amid Sale RumorsA 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.
Mary J. Blige Honored By Vibe At Pre-Grammy PartyBabyface called her an icon; Diddy said she was like a sister; and Anita Baker credited her for helping secure her latest Grammy nomination.
Jukebox Jury: Is There Room For Feelings In Hip-Hop?
Sean 'Diddy' Combs In Beverly Hills Car CrashSean "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.
Grammy Museum Puts Spotlight On Hip Hop Music, CultureA 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.