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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOn the eve of testifying about the murder of Notorious B.I.G., a prime witness for the rapper's family has revealed that he suffers from severe memory lapses resulting from medication prescribed for a stress condition. Kevin Hackie, an ex-FBI informant...
Tags: Television, Pharmaceuticals, Trials, Drug Trafficking, Boxing
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersIn a stinging rebuke, a federal judge Friday ordered the city of Los Angeles to pay $1.1 million in attorney fees and costs to the family of slain rap artist Notorious B.I.G. as sanctions for intentionally withholding evidence. U.S. District Judge...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA prison inmate who had implicated a former Los Angeles Police Department officer in the shooting death of rap star Biggie Smalls has renounced his story, tying a new knot in the tangle of intrigue that surrounds the still-unsolved killing. Waymond...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA former Los Angeles police officer says that lawyers who are suing the city over the killing of rap star Notorious B.I.G., and who have accused him of arranging the murder, offered him financial inducements to help them win their case. David A. Mack,...
Tags: Bank of America Corp., Trials, Alabama, Gang Activity, Theft
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNine months after rap star Notorious B.I.G. was shot to death in the mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles, the investigation into his slaying appears to have ground to a halt. Los Angeles homicide detectives say they have been hampered in their efforts...
Tags: Sunset Boulevard, New Jersey, Gang Activity, Criminals, Murder
Special to The TimesA decade ago, a resolute R&B singer from New Jersey released her debut album on a fledgling music label run by a producer whom she heard would be big. That same year, she met -- and, nine days later, married -- a portly rapper from Brooklyn whom she...
Isaac Guzman is a staff writer for the New York Daily NewsNEW YORK -- It's just before midnight in a Manhattan dance studio, and Lil' Kim is dancing in formation with five other women, throwing her arms across her chest and moving her torso in time to a startling blend of Cuban rhythms and hip-hop rhymes. She's...
7TH ANNUAL PODUNK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL July 25 - 27 - Lineup includes: Thurs, Thunder Mountain Bluegrass, Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters; Fri, open bluegrass scramble (bring instrument), Blistered Fingers, Thunder Mountain Bluegrass, the Larkins, Austin...
Sun Pop Music CriticIsaac Hayes is looking for some juice. Calling from his cell phone, the singer-songwriter walks around a health food store in Memphis, his hometown. His days as a consistent hit maker may be long gone, but the pop-soul legend, who headlines Artscape...
If you liked last year's concert lineup in Connecticut, chances are you'll like this year's, too. There are a lot of similarities. Unfortunately, some of the biggest and/or most interesting shows of the summer - Moby, David Bowie and Busta Rhymes, the...
Tags: Casino and Gambling Industry, Television, Cher, Nas, Rob Zombie
Times Staff Writer"The Fighting Temptations" is a rousing, warmhearted comedy, as infectious as the gospel music it celebrates. Cuba Gooding Jr. and pop superstar Beyoncé Knowles lead a large, entertaining cast in a film abundant with feel-good pleasures. Gooding's Darrin...
Tags: Cuba, Alabama, Steve Harvey, Bob Dylan, Dining and Drinking
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersRap music star Notorious B.I.G. was shot to death along Museum Row in Los Angeles' Mid-Wilshire district early Sunday as he left a music industry party, a brazen attack that marked the second drive-by murder of a gangsta rap celebrity in the last six...
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