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In a landmark decision on Wednesday, July 16, U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney declared the death penalty in California unconstitutional. The ruling affects hundreds of inmates currently on death row who have endured long delays. The long delays are the root of the ruling, which called the California death penalty “dysfunctional” and “arbitrary.” Judge…

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It was just a few days ago that a video surfaced online of Suge Knight saying some less than flattering things about Rick Ross including that he wanted to ”beat the dog s**t” out of him and “play with his [breasts],” but things look to have changed. Over the weekend, Ross posted a picture on his…

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Dr. Dre was one of the people most responsible for launching the famed Death Row Records in the early 1990s, and he was also a major factor in the label’s chart-topping success throughout the decade. But now, the superproducer is suing his former label for more than $3 million in unpaid royalties.

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Suge Knight is ready to talk. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Death Row Records founder spoke about his current relationship with one of the stars that launched his former label into orbit. Snoop “Doggy” Dogg released his debut album 20 years ago, and Suge says that no one knew that they had a future superstar on their hands.

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A$AP Rocky and veteran hip-hop star Snoop Lion took part in Noisey’s “Back & Forth” series, and in the first installment, the two stars discussed the pressures of fame and dealing with success. Snoop reflected on his early days as a hip-hop star in the early 1990s; and he revealed to Rocky just how treacherous newfound fame can be.

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In 1986, Paula Cooper was 16 years old when she was sentenced to death for stabbing Ruth Pelke, a 78-year-old Bible school teacher, to death. When she committed the murder, stabbing Pelke with a butcher knife 33 times, she was only 15. Cooper and her three accomplices stole Pelke’s car and $10. Cooper confessed to the murder…

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Dr. Dre, the genius and architect behind a music revolution in the early 1990s, helped usher in a form of gangsta rap called West Coast G-funk. He also has made a cadre of virtual unknowns into A-list music superstars, including Michele Le, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent and Game. But at the peak of his…

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In her revealing memoir, Time Served: My Days and Nights at Death Row Records, veteran photographer Simone Green details the brutal management style of the aforementioned label’s co-founder and former CEO Suge Knight; her relationship with Tupac Shakur; and the violent incident with Knight that left her with permanent physical damage. Yo-Yo and hip-hop insiders…

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