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Alicia Keys, Clive Davis Remember Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

Hours after Whitney Houston's death last night (Feb. 11) at the Beverly Hilton, an emotional Clive Davis -- the troubled singer's longtime mentor, producer and friend -- arrived at that very hotel to

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Whitney Houston Grammy Tribute: Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan to Perform Homage

UPDATE: Chaka Khan has pulled out of her Whitney Houston tribute performance at the Grammy Awards Sunday (Feb. 12). "As I grieve the loss of my friend and 'little sister,' I
don't feel it appropriate to perform at this time. Continue to pray for

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Don Cornelius Dead: ‘Soul Train’ Creator, Host Dies of Apparent Suicide

Don Cornelius, who helped popularize black music and culture through 'Soul Train,' a show he created and hosted for more than two decades, was found dead earlier today (Feb. 1) in Sherman Oaks, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 75. According to sources, t

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Rapper Douglas ‘Dougie’ Byrd Murdered, Warrant Issued

Dayton, Ohio Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of 18-year-old Levi Slaughter, whom investigators claim shot and killed rapper Douglas "Dougie" Byrd in the middle of the street last week.

Dougie, 30, an aspiring rapper, was shot twice in the back of the head by a large-caliber semiautomatic pist

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Chrishun ‘Rapstar’ Moore Dead, Heart Attack at 21

The Memphis hip-hop community is mourning the loss of 21-year-old up-and-coming rapper Chrishun 'Rapstar' Moore, who died on Dec. 30, 2011, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

The Memphis native opened for Chris Brown, Young Jeezy, Bow

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John Atterberry Dead: Music Exec Shooting Victim Dies

John Atterberry, the music executive who was shot in the face on Friday morning (Dec. 9) in Los Angeles, has died.

The 40-year-old industry vet, known for his work with with R&B singer Brandy, Je

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Special One Dead: Conscious Daughters MC Died in Bay Area

Special One, the MC who, as one-half of the Oakland-based duo Conscious Daughters, repped for female rhymers in the mid-'90s, proving that dudes didn't have the monopoly on hard-edged West Coast rap, was found dead on Saturda

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Tommy Hill Dead: Philly Rapper Killed in Apparent Robbery

Philadelphia rapper Tommy Hill, aka Tommy Butta, died Sunday morning (Dec. 4) after being shot two days earlier in an apparent robbery. He was 36.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the veteran M

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Money Clip D Dead: Trae Tha Truth Associate Fatally Shot

Houston's hip-hop community has rallied to hold a candlelight vigil for Trae tha Truth associate Dominic Levar Brown, who was gunned down last week.

Brown, better known as Money Clip D and described a

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Heavy D Funeral: President Obama Sends Heartfelt Note

Heavy D was so beloved that even President Obama has expressed his condolences to the family of the fallen rap legend.

During a funeral service held at the Grace Baptist Church, in Hev's native Mount Vernon, N.Y. earlier toda

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