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J. Cole's 'Born Sinner' No.1 On Billboard 200 Chart

J. Cole's sophomore album Born Sinner has shot to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart after its release on 18th June 2013. According to Billboard, a case such as J. Cole's - where...

Icona Pop Wrote To Tupac's Mum For Sample Permission

Swedish girl group Icona Pop reached out to Tupac Shakur's mother for permission to sample the late rapper's music in one of their songs.The I Love It hitmakers were determined to use a portion of...

Tupac Shakur To Be Awarded Post-humous Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The late Tupac Shakur and political commentator Tavis Smiley are among the list of people set to become the next stars honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with the two being...

Tupac Shakur Musical Set For Broadway

A musical inspired by Tupac Shakur is headed for Broadway.'Holler If Ya Hear Me', based on music by the rapper - who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996, aged 25 - is set...

Tupac Shakur's Workheading To Broadway

A new musical featuring Tupac Shakur's hits is heading to Broadway.Holler If Ya Hear Me - about two childhood friends facing life on the streets - is set to include tracks recorded by the tragic...

Kendrick Lamar's Career Came Full Circle With Dr. Dre Collaboration

Rapper Kendrick Lamar's career came full circle when he hit the studio with Dr. DrE - because he once saw the producer shooting a music video with Tupac Shakur and dreamed of following in his...

Tupac Shakur's Godmother Added To U.s. Most Wanted List

Slain rapper Tupac Shakur's godmother has become the first woman added to the Fbi's Most-Wanted Terrorists list.Joanne Chesimard, who is now known as Assata Shakur, was convicted of the murder of a state trooper in...

Tupac Shakur's Former Bodyguard Found Dead

Tupac Shakur's former bodyguard has been found dead at his home in California.Frank Alexander, aka Big Frank, passed away in the city of Murrieta on Sunday (28Apr13). Reports suggest his death was a possible suicide,...

Antoine Fuqua: 'Tupac Biopic Is Still On Track'

Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua has assured fans his highly-anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic is still on track as he is just waiting for the finished script.The Training Day director announced the project in 2010 but was rumoured...

Tupac Shakur's Mother To Release 'Entire Body Of Work'

Tupac Shakur's mother is planning to release his ''entire body of work''.The 'California Love' rapper - who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996, aged 25 - left behind an extensive catalogue of unreleased...

Tupac Shakur's Mother Vows To Release His Entire Body Of Work

Tupac Shakur's mother has vowed to release the late rapper's "entire body of work" so new generations of fans can experience his previously unheard music.The hip-hop star was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las...

Rick Ross Advised To Take "Lots And Lots Of Security" After Shooting

Miami rapper Rick Ross was the target of a drive-by shooting Florida on Monday (January 28, 2013), narrowly escaping the attack but not before crashing his car into a nearby apartment block. Detectives are on...

What, No Holograms? Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Coachella 2013

How do you top having a dead man headline your festival? Well, in all honestly, you’re not going to. Coachella’s talent bookers must have been scratching their heads in bewilderment when it came to topping...

Tupac Leads Prison Radio Poll To Find Inmates' Most Popular Artist

Slain rapper Tupac Shakur has topped a new list of artists admired most by British prisoners.National Prison Radio officials compiled the poll of hitmakers based on requests they receive from inmates at the nation's prisons....

Lapd Issue Apology To Family Of Notorious Big Over Autopsy Statement Release

Last week, after fifteen years in police custody, the autopsy report into the death of the late rapper the Notorious BIG was made public for the first time. Now, the Los Angeles Police Department have...

Notorious B.i.g. Autopsy Report Unveiled To The Public For First Time

Rap icon the Notorious B.I.G. has had new light shone on to his death after a police autopsy report gave new insight into his death by drive-by shooting fifteen years ago, revealing the trajectory of...

Notorious Big Post-mortem Unveils New Details Into Unsolved Shooting

Fifteen years after he was shot down, information on a post-mortem that has been kept private until now has revealed new information on the late rapper the Notorious BIG has been made public for the...

Tupac & James Brown Mash-up For Tarantino's Django Unchained

Late music icons James Brown and Tupac Shakur have teamed up from beyond the grave for a mash-up anthem which will appear on the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's new movie Django Unchained.The moviemaker has worked...

Chris Brown Claims Only Tupac Shakur Can Understand Him. Sigh.

Perhaps we've all missed the point with Chris Brown. Maybe we're giving him too much of a hard time. The man himself sure thinks so, claiming there's only one person who can understand why he...

Michael Jackson Highest Earning Dead Musician

Michael Jackson earned more than any other dead musician in the 2012. The 'Thriller' star, who passed away in 2009, made $145 million to top the chart - calculated for the year running October 2011...

Tony Danza: 'I Was Tupac Shakur's Prison Penpal'

Former TAXI star Tony Danza has revealed he was once Tupac Shakur's unlikely penpal when the slain rapper was incarcerated in the mid 1990s.The actor opens up about the odd friendship in his memoirs I’d...

R. Kelly Wanted To Record Collaborative Album With Tupac

R&B star R. Kelly had made plans with Tupac Shakur to record a collaborative album before the rap icon was gunned down in 1996.The I Believe I Can Fly hitmaker teamed up with Jay Z...

Dr. Dre Wins Top Award For Tupac Hologram

Rap mogul DR. Dre has been honoured in France for bringing Tupac Shakur back from the grave to 'perform' at the Coachella music festival in California earlier this year (12).The California Love hitmaker, who was...

R Kelly Scraps Book Launch Over 'Health Emergency'

R Kelly cancelled an event in New York on Wednesday evening (June 27, 2012) over a "health emergency". The singer was scheduled to attend a book signing, though his representative told Tmz.com that he was...

Katy Perry: 'Strict Upbringing Wrecked Coachella Tupac Experience'

Katy Perry's strict religious upbringing ruined a magic moment at the Coachella festival in California in April (12), because she didn't know Tupac Shakur's hits.The pop star was banned from listening to secular music by...

U.k. Firm Plans To Raise Celebrities From The Dead

A British firm that received a bit of international notoriety when it projected a hologram of Tupac Shakur on stage at the Coachella Music Festival in April says that it intends to resurrect other dead...

Elvis Presley To Get The Hologram Treatment

They're going to need some pretty big mirrors for this one: it's been announced that the former King of rock and roll Elvis Presley is to be brought back to life via the new sensation...

Elvis Presley Hologram On Its Way, Say 'Tupac' Creators

Elvis Presley is set to be digitally recreated for a series of live shows and television appearances. The virtual likeness of the singer will be created by The Digital Domain Media Group - the company...

Usher Invites Fans To Digitally Dance With Him?

Usher is giving fans a unique opportunity at one of his London shows in June. Just weeks after Tupac Shakur made a holographic appearance at the Coachella Music Festival, the R&B star is inviting fans...

Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator: I Killed Tupac

Sacha Baron Cohen 's latest character 'The DICtator' General Aladeen has claimed it was he who killed the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Cohen's already infamous creation sat down for an interview with Mtv's Josh Horowitz...

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