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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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Rapper Killa Keise Becomes Vallejo’s 13th Homicide of 2011

While Vallejo, Calif. has produced Bay Area rap legends like Mac Dre and E-40, this year, the city has gained notoriety for more macabre reasons.

Rapper Markeise "Killa Keise" Henry, of nearby Benicia, became the city's 13th homicide of

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Police Claim Game Is Not a Suspect in RoseMo Murder

A Gucci Mane-affiliated rapper who recently bragged about knocking out Compton MC Game was shot and killed last week, but police have made it clear that Game is not a suspect

The rhymer, Jomo "RoseMo" Zambia, was gunned down while driving in Inglewood on Wednesday (Nov. 2), losing control of his car and crashing into an unmarke

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Cop’s Book Claims Diddy Paid $1 Million For Tupac’s Murder

15 years after the murder of West Coast rap legend Tupac Shakur, former LAPD Homicide Detective Greg Kading has offered the LA Weekly an advance glimpse at the pages of his self-published book 'Murde

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