Rap mogul Irv Gotti set for laundering trial

 When a brash disc jockey named Irving Lorenzo decided to call himself "Irv Gotti" and start a music label called Murder Inc. in the late 1990s, he said it was all about selling records. Records by stars like Ashanti and Ja Rule sold in the millions, turning Lorenzo into a rap mogul.

The problem, according to federal authorities, was that his gangster persona wasn't mere hype. Add a comment

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Murder Inc. tied to 50 Cent shooting

ImageFederal prosecutors say the man who shot rapper 50 Cent in 2000 was later hired as a bodyguard for the hip-hop recording label, Murder Inc.

Irv and Chris "Gotti" Lorenzo go on trial in New York Tuesday on charges of laundering money for convicted drug kingpin Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff through their label, Murder Inc., now known as The Inc. Add a comment

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50 fails to learn by Madonna's example

ImageSooner or later, famous musicians face the temptation to diversify a little bit and try their hand at acting. Some have found the transition to be smooth and successful (Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube come to mind), while others have become perennial Razzie winners (Madonna, unfortunately, will never learn to stay away from celluloid). Add a comment

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Chamillionaire Auctions Day On eBay

 With his major-label debut The Sound Of Revenge set for release on Universal Records, Chamillionaire is offering a fan a chance to spend his debut album release day with him.

Universal Records, in conjunction with eBay, is offering the auction winner and one (1) guest to accompany Chamillionaire as he promotes his new CD across the city of Houston, Texas. Add a comment

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