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Documentary Claims Diddy Was Behind Tupac's Murder

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment

The Los Angeles Police Department has solved the murders of rappers Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace and Tupac Shakur, according to a documentary ...

Suge Knight, Katt Williams, Ordered To Trial In Robbery Case

AP | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams should stand trial on charges they robbed a celebrity photographer of her camera ...

Becoming Suge Knight: How A Mayor’s Son Became A Breakout Star Of 'Straight Outta Compton'

Man's Life | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.15.2015 | Black Voices

Veteran entertainment journalist Karu F. Daniels catches up and chronicles the journey of R. Marcos Taylor, the surprising scene-stealer of the box o...

'Welcome To Death Row' Movie Set To Start Production As N.W.A.'s Aftermath Story

VIBE | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.03.2015 | Black Voices

On the heels of Straight Outta Compton’s massive success at the box office, with a whooping $141 million earn for Universal, the West Coast rap...

10 Things I Learned from "Straight Outta Compton"

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw Straight Outta Compton on opening day. Here are 10 things I learned:

Suge Knight's Horrible Eazy-E AIDS Joke Resurfaces

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices

Rap impresario Suge Knight should have left the jokes to Jimmy Kimmel.  in a 2003 interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Knight made a ...

How N.W.A. Biopic Intertwines With Suge Knight's Court Cases

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.14.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marion "Suge" Knight isn't a major character in the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton," but his presence looms large over the ...

Straight Outta Compton

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Straight Outta Compton isn't some chump change indie movie about the rap group NWA. Nor is it a should-have-gone-straight-to-DVD after-thought about hip-hop culture. This is an Oscar-caliber film. This movie is a monster. It's big!

Ice Cube And Dr. Dre Open Up About Suge Knight's Murder Charges

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment

Earlier this year, Universal's N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," became involved in a real-life murder case. Now, the film's producers and ori...

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Murder Case Against Suge Knight

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that Marion "Suge" Knight should stand trial on murder charges even though a key witness — one of the men...

Groundhog Day

Francis Levy | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Modernity is ubiquitous. There's little way of escaping it, unless you're convicted of something and become an uncooperative prisoner. Then you will be put in solitary confinement, still a widely used form of punishment, which has little to commend it beyond the fact that it so steadfastly avoids the notion of progress.

Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Suge Knight, Dr. Dre And Ice Cube

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices

June 4 (Reuters) - A widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Marion "Suge" Knight, accusing the rap mogul of carelessly striking and killin...

Suge Knight Hires Michael Jackson Ex-Attorney In California Murder Trial

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (Reuters) - One-time rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight formally changed his attorney on Friday in the murder case against him, brin...

Suge Knight Refuses To Attend Court Hearing On Robbery Charges

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight refused to leave his jail cell to attend a court hearing on robbery charges on Wednes...

Suge Knight Hopeful Floyd Mayweather Will Help Pay Bail

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES, April 30 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge declined on Thursday to lower the $10 million bail for one-time ...

Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charges

AP | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday set a July trial date for a murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight that was filed after the former rap musi...

Judge Orders Rap Mogul Suge Knight To Stand Trial For Murder

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices

(Updates with Knight sent to hospital) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, April 16 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Thu...

Witness: 'I Will Not Be Used To Send Suge Knight To Prison'

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2015 | Black Voices

By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES, April 13 (Reuters) - A key witness in the hit-and-run murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight told...

Suge Knight Collapses In Court After Judge Sets Bail At $25 Million

Reuters | Michael Fleeman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - A judge set bail on Friday at $25 million for Suge Knight in a murder case, agreeing on the amount requested by prosecutors who had descri...

'Suge' Knight's Lawyer: Video Of Deadly Wreck Helps Defense

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newly released video graphically depicts former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight running over two men with his pickup truck b...

The Ballad of Bobby Shmurda

Francis Levy | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

When rappers become too established and successful they run the risk of losing their outlaw credibility. Queen Latifah is an obvious example of that phenomenon. When they go too far in trying to uphold a legend, they end up dead like Tupac or in jail.

Lawyer: Video Shows Suge Knight Was Ambushed Before Fatal Hit-And-Run

AP | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight said Wednesday that members of his office have reviewed video that appears to show the former r...

911 Call In Suge Knight Hit-And-Run Case Released

AP | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 911 recording was released Thursday in which a shaken witness reported seeing two men run over in Compton after a fight — an ...

Suge Knight Arrest Again Reinforces Thug Image of Black Males

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This is a hard and terrible price that many black males must pay for the thuggish image that rap exploiters such as a Knight have capitalized on. It's even worse when some go the extra step and become killers themselves.

Suge Knight Still In Hospital After Murder Case Hearing

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight remains in a hospital where he was taken for chest pains after he entered a not guilty plea...