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Special to The TimesIt was the fall of 1969, and Janis Joplin, the biggest female star in rock, seemed invincible on stage — long, reddish hair swinging wildly as she stretched her vocal cords to alarming limits: "Come on, come on, come on, come on and take it ... take...
Tags: Music Industry, Yoko Ono, Jack White, Rap (genre), Carole King
Times Staff WriterThe Los Angeles Police detective who headed the investigation into the murder of Notorious B.I.G. testified Thursday that Death Row Records honcho Marion "Suge" Knight — and not a rogue cop — was the No. 1 suspect in the rapper's 1997 slaying....
Echo Park resident Joseph Lee doesn't necessarily look like the leader of a musical movement. Blanketed in thug-like tattoos, a menacing goatee and often photographed in bandanna and Tupac Shakur tee, Lee could easily pass for a long-lost member of...
Orlando Sentinel Movie CriticRap earns its first top-drawer bio film with Notorious, a revealing, moving and entertaining peek at the 24 years that Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B.I.G., spent on this Earth. George Tillman Jr.'s film may follow the well-worn path of many a musical...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFor all its booze-soaked bonhomie and head-nodding musical surprises, a "listening party" for "LAX," the new album from the multi-platinum-selling Compton gangsta rapper the Game, on Monday night proved to be the rarest kind of orchestrated media event....
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersRap impresario Dr. Dre's 20-year-old son was found dead over the weekend in his Woodland Hills home, coroner's officials said. Andre R. Young Jr. had been out with friends the night before and was discovered in his bed by his mother at 10:24 a.m....
New in paperback: The pioneers of the police procedural, Iraq by way of Homer and the Crusades through Muslim eyes"Immoveable Feast" by John Baxter (Harper Perennial) Baxter, the film critic and biographer of Spielberg, Bu˝uel and others, fell in love and moved from Los Angeles to Paris some years back, from whence he has dispatched a series of fluent, witty and...
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 WriterLess than two weeks before trial, relatives of the late rap star Notorious B.I.G. have dropped from their wrongful-death lawsuit two men they had accused of conspiring to kill the entertainer. The move appears to mark a retreat from a theory at the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGiven his protean output, enduring chart success and road-tested ability to stay in the headlines, it's easy to forget sometimes that Tupac Shakur is no longer among the living -- September marked the 10th anniversary of the rap superstar's death. Last...
Tags: Los Angeles Times, Death
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJurors hearing the Notorious B.I.G. wrongful death suit were sent home early after lawyers told the court Friday that they had received a dramatic eleventh-hour tip linking two rogue Los Angeles police officers to the rapper's 1997 slaying. A Louisiana...
Times Staff WriterHoping to regroup after a series of pretrial setbacks, lawyers for the family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. said Monday that their wrongful death case against the Los Angeles Police Department goes beyond a few reluctant witnesses and the investigative...
Tags: Prosecution, Laws, Bank Robbery, Law Enforcement, Witnesses
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