Police: Prison Beef Led to Movie Shooting

ImageThe fatal shooting at a theater where the 50 Cent movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" was playing stemmed from an old prison beef, police said Tuesday after they made an arrest in the case.

Larue Graves of Aliquippa was arrested at motel Tuesday and charged in the Nov. 9 shooting of Shelton Flowers. The two men, both 30, were in prison together, police said. Add a comment

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Murder Inc Trial Brief/Day 3

 Day three of Murder Inc. money laundering trial got off to a confusing start today as prosecutors and defense attorneys argued over the relevance of text messaged conversations between Irv Lorenzo "Gotti" and Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff. Add a comment

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DMX Gets 70 Days in Jail

 Rap and hip hop artist DMX was sentenced to 70 days in the court hearing in Queens, New York last Friday. He will be spending his 70 day sentence on Rikers Island.

Criminal Court Judge Dorothy Chin-Brandt sentenced DMX to his 70 day sentence for violating probation and showing up late yesterday to his court hearing.
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D-Block Vs. The Diddy

  Last week, D-Block members, Styles P and Jadakiss of The L.O.X., discussed their frustrations with the music industry with Angie Martinez on New York's Hot 97. Eventually an on-air battle ensued with Sean "Diddy" Combs over the artists publishing rights. Add a comment

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Snoop rallies for condemned gang founder

ImageSAN QUENTIN: Rapper Snoop Dogg has called for authorities to spare Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the co-founder of the Crips gang, as hundreds gathered outside the prison to protest against his planned execution next month.

"Stanley "Tookie" Williams is not a regular guy, he's an inspiration," he said. "All I want to say to the governor is it's about keeping this man alive because his voice needs to be heard."
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STRAY NEWS: The Aphilliates, Swizz Beatz, Kanye West

ImageDJ Drama of the The Aphilliates has released “Gangsta Grillz: Respect The Game,” a DVD version of the popular mixtape series. The DVD features an abundance of interviews including Bun B, Jae Millz, Killer Mike, Lil Jon, Lil Scrappy, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Nelly, Paul Wall, Pitbull, P$C, Stat Quo, T.I., producers and other tastemakers.
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Ludacris Responds To Statement Made On Stage

 Popular rap and hip hop artist Ludacris has responded to the outcry that resulted after the Atlanta, Georgia rapper donned a Confederate Flag during his performance Nov. 12 at the 3rd annual Vibe Awards. 
 
For the show's finale, Ludacris performed the new song "Georgia" with Bobby Valentino and Field Mobb.
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