In March 2007, Maurice Patterson, an incarcerated drug dealer currently on trial for first-degree murder charges, wrote a cryptic letter to some associates on the outside. Just days after the delivery, a man named Eric Sawyer was found shot to death at the hands of those very associates
In 2009, notorious Los Angeles-based label, Death Row Records, was acquired by Toronto's WIDEawake Entertainment Group for $18 million after facing bankruptcy. Now, the reincarnated label -- WIDEawake Death Row Records -- is in the process of releasing the classic music stored in its vaults
From California to ... well, mostly just California ... the West Coast has given birth to some of hip-hop's most vital scenes and important voices. Touré, host of Fuse's 'Hip-Hop Shop,' takes a trip this week to the land of gin and juice in search of the very best of the West. Here are his picks for the top five West Coast MCs.
Music plays an integral role in our lives, but, at times we take for granted the moments that uniquely changed the game. From the first time Michael Jackson moonwalked for the American public to the day five guys from Compton, Calif. got together to form the world's most dangerous group, here are our top 20 b
On the new track 'That's What N----- Do,' Lil Wayne finally opens up about his impending prison sentence. Last October, Wayne pleaded guilty to a weapons charge stemming from an arrest in New York City after a search by police turned up a loaded, unregistered handgun in the rapper's possession. In exchange for his guilty plea Dwayne "Lil Wayn
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight can't seem to stay out of trouble with the police. The 44-year-old was pulled over by the cops for running a stop sign in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Monday (Jan. 5). Law enforcement sources reveal
It's been nearly 15 years since the murder of 2Pac and subsequent murder Notorious B.I.G., but the subject is still a hot topic for anyone who cares about hip-hop. Whether it's urban legends that the rappers might still be alive or the vast conspiracy theories c
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